Head of coaching & education
John Suriya

Bringing over 8 years of experience to the health and fitness industry. John is one of Singapore’s most qualified coaches.

His robust educational background serves as the foundation for his philosophy, prioritising stress management, gradual habit changes, structured strength training, and sustainable nutrition.

John's role extends beyond a trainer as Thrive’s only Pre-& Postnatal qualified coach and Manual Therapist, specialising in Injury Rehabilitation he employs diverse treatment modalities for safe, pain-free movement.

With a keen eye for detail, John ensures each client's journey extends beyond the workout, evolving into a sustained commitment to their overall well-being.

Outside of the gym, John's commitment to continual growth is reflected in his ongoing education, you will struggle to find a more qualified coach than John.

Qualifications & Certifications

Pain, Injury Management & Manual Therapy

REHAB Essentials (Rehab Trainer) - 2018
Master REHAB Trainer (Rehab Trainer) -2018
Corrective Exercise Specialization (The BioMechanics Method) -2021
Basic Sports Massage (International Sports Academy) - 2021
Advanced Sports Massage (FysioTouch) - 2021
Certified IASTM Practitioner (OMT Training) - 2023
Certified Diploma in Osteopathic Articulation (OMT Training) -2023
Level 1 – Myofascial Needling & Cupping (Manual Medicine Australasia) -2023
Level 2 – Advanced Needling & Electrotherapy (Manual Medicine Australasia) -2023

Exercise, Strength & Conditioning

ACE Certified Personal Trainer (American Council on Exercise) - 2017
BioForce Conditioning Certification (8WeeksOut) - 2021
Anatomy, Execution & Biomechanics for Trainers (N1 Education) - 2022
Nutrition & Program Design for Trainability (N1 Education) - 2022
Level 1 Resistance Training Specialist (RTS Global) - 2022
Kettlebells Level 1 & 2 (FIT Singapore) - 2018
Science to Gym Floor Level 1 & 2 (JPS) - 2023

Prenatal & Postnatal Coaching

Certified Pre- & Postnatal Coach (Girls Gone Strong)- 2022
Prenatal and Postpartum Specialist (EL Coaching) - 2019
Women’s Fitness Specialist (FIT Singapore) - 2019


Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified (Precision Nutrition) - 2021
Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FIT Singapore) - 2018