My name is Kevin Zahri or affectionately known as Cikgu Fitness Malaysia.

I am an award winning US certified personal trainer and nutritionist with over 15 years experience. I am the founder of Malaysia’s largest weight loss movement called Jom Kurus. Over the years, I have published books, ebooks, written for various fitness and lifestyle magazines, hosted and appeared on various TV shows, programs and magazines. I am also an avid corporate wellness speaker, web entrepreneur and hey, I am also a member of MENSA, the high IQ society.

My Family

I am all about family. It’s the essence that drives my carrier, motivation and ambition. I was born 1978 in Hamburg, Germany. My mum is German and yeah my dad from Johor. I spent all of my childhood in Germany before moving to Malaysia in 1991 and left for the US around 1997. Now, I have been calling Malaysia my home since 2002 and am happily married with two awesome kids who rock my life and soul 24/7.

My Education

Most of you reading this page probably are here for health, fitness and weight loss tips but my earlier education took a different turn. After completing my primary education in Germany, I completed secondary at MRSM Pengkalan Chepa, Kelantan. Its there where I got my scholarship from Proton and furthered my studies in Mechanical Engineering (with a minor in Economics) at Northeastern University, Boston USA. It was during my time in college, that I took it upon myself to get certified as a personal trainer and nutritionist. It was never meant to be a career but as they say, the rest is history.

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Jom Kurus

I founded Malaysia’s biggest weight loss movement called Jom Kurus in 2013 and it has been part of my life and my family ever since. Over the years, over 40,000 people have joined, over 300,000kgs lost and endless success stories which have inspired a nation. The foundation of its success is simple: empowerment, education, fun factor and community. Its success has allowed me to evolve the movement into sports and a CSR initiative called Jom Kurus Sekolah which is targeted at reducing obesity and inactivity among Malaysian schools.

Jom Kurus

Jom Kurus Sekolah - It's Not About Kurus

In order to combat the rise of obesity and inactivity among children and the school community in Malaysia, together with the Ministry of Education, we have launched a 5 year FREE community reach about program called Jom Kurus Sekolah – It’s Not About Kurus. In only three days since its launch in June 2019, over 5,000 schools and 2,000 volunteers have signed up. The road ahead is challenging but the possibilities are endless.

Jom Kurus Sekolah