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Brother x Haus Athletics: The Business of Athleticism

Printers are the tireless workhorses of any company. But the humble monolith that stands quietly at the corner of the office will never share the limelight with the rest. It’s only when the printer breaks down do people realise its importance in the day-to-day operations of a business.

Reagan Kang

2017 A-Lister Reagan Kang owns a small boutique gym Haus Athletics, centrally located in OUE Downtown. With his broad shoulders and a chest that will put Adonis to shame, Reagan is the perfect poster boy for fitness. But, a sculpted body is not the only requisite to running a gym. Numbers; administrative work; forms; permits – there are an absurd amount of issues to solve every day.

To help him out, we hooked Reagan up with a Brother printer (the MFC-L8900CDW), one that we felt would be his trusty business companion. Here are Reagan’s thoughts on the Brother printer, after having used it for a few weeks.

Reagan Kang with the Brother printer

Tell me more about yourself.
I’m Reagan Kang, born and raised in Penang, Malaysia. I travel around the world, presenting in conventions and training instructors for the past eight years. I recently co-founded Haus Athletics, which is an athletic-based boutique fitness studio here in Singapore.

What is the inspiration behind Haus Athletics?
That everyone can train like an athlete no matter what fitness level you’re at. We use sports conditioning drills and scientifically proven methods of high intensity training so that the mass can train like an athlete and reap all the physical and mental benefits of training as an athlete and in a team.

Could you share with me more about the business side of Haus Athletics?
We are in the business of motivation. Haus Athletics is not just interested in the physical side of things. We are also keen to understand the habits and behaviour changes towards exercises and longevity. We create workouts based off motivators such as music, combination of exercises, mentally stimulating sequences to shock the body and the keep the mind interested.

Having said that, no gym can run effectively if the back office isn’t up to scratch. To be honest, the administrative work and other matters like registrations, etc. can be quite tiring so I’m quite glad that Brother provided me with the MFC-L8900CDW printer. It’s like my right-hand man and helps me to concentrate on the fitness side of the business while the Brother printer takes care of everything else.

There is a surprising amount of printing that I need to do on a daily basis. I need to print materials for administrative work like signing up members, educational materials for our trainers, and day-to-day operational work. So the Brother printer comes in handy because it comes in such a compact size but delivers far beyond its size.

Reagan Kang with the Brother printer

What did you like most about the new Brother printer you’re using?
I was surprised how easy it was to set up and how flawless it is in printing materials straight up from my devices on WiFi. I don’t have to fiddle with settings or connect one cable to another and jump through different hoops just to print, scan or copy anything. Just connect to a plug and the Brother printer is ready to go. It’s surprisingly feasible and incredibly efficient. And I know I’m repeating this again but considering the size, it definitely punches far beyond its weight class, to use a combat sport analogy.

Another factor that I quite liked was that it’s actually quite light and can be easily moved around whenever I need to make space in the gym. We’re always growing from day to day so this is something that I really appreciate.

Before using the Brother printer, what were your thoughts about the brand?
I thought it was a brand that only the big offices would use. After having used it for a few weeks now, I definitely see how it can suit anyone who runs his own small business. I would definitely recommend the brand to anyone who runs a business like mine.

To find out more about Brother, visit brother.com.sg.