Syimah Ma is a Singaporean bodybuilder (born 1997) and fitness content creator. She also goes by “macz3us” or Syimah Mac on her social platforms, with her moniker inspired by her love of McDonalds. As of December 2022, she has over 926K followers on TikTok and 73K followers on Instagram.
|Education||Diploma in Early Childhood Studies|
|Alma mater||Pei Hwa Secondary School, Temasek Polytechnic|
Syimah told MustShareNews that she started her fitness journey around 2015 to 2016 when she was taking her Early Childhood Studies diploma at Temasek Polytechnic. She is currently a pre school teacher.
Prior to this, she worked part-time at Mcdonald's when she was 14 to 16 years old. She is also fluent in Mandarin, having studied it in pre-school and during her polytechnic years.
She is currently in a relationship with fellow bodybuilder and personal trainer, Firas Hassan.
Syimah was inspired to start working on her fitness and physique after being teased for being the “least attractive” girl during her secondary school days. In a twist of events, her bully eventually turned into one of her best friends who motivated her fitness journey, according to MustShareNews.
Syimah first posted to her Instagram account back in August 2014, but she only started posting fitness-related content in October 2015. She also did an interview with StarNgage in 2016, citing fellow content creators like Naomi Neo and Nicole Choo as her inspirations.
Viral TikTok videos
Her first TikTok video was posted in April 2020, and over the next 2 years, she has been consistently posting fitness-related videos. Syimah’s first viral video was posted in January 2021 where she cosplayed the character Maki Oze from the Japanese Manga Fire Force, gaining over 2.6 million views and nearly 300K likes. Her next viral video came a few months later in March 2021, where a clip of her at the gym had over 1.4 million views and over 174K likes. In the following months, plenty of Syimah’s videos would reach over 1M views, with one amassing over 11M views.
However, it was in December 2022 that Syimah broke into the mainstream media for a posing video that garnered over one million views. News sites like MustShareNews, The New Paper, and AsiaOne are some of the few publications that covered her fitness progression and virality on the swiping social platform.
- StarNgage. "Instagram Influencer Spotlight On: Syimah Ma @Syimahmac." StarNgage. December 2016. Accessed on 6 December 2022.
- macz3us. "Syimah Mac." TikTok. n.d. Accessed 6 December 2022.
- "@syimahmac." Instagram. Accessed 6 December 2022.
- Dhar, Sudeshna and Zainalabiden, Fayyadhah. "S’pore Woman Goes Viral On TikTok With Bodybuilding Gains, Fitness Journey Took Over 7 Years." MustShareNews. December 2, 2022. Accessed 6 December 2022.
- @syimahmac. "Ask." Instagram. June 2021. Accessed 6 December 2022.
- "@firascobra." Instagram. Accessed 6 December 2022.
- @syimahmac. "w Mr Abdat." Instagram. August 17, 2014. Accessed 6 December 2022.
- @syimahmac. "No more Monday Blues after seeing an empty gym." Instagram. October 5, 2015. Accessed 6 December 2022.
- @macz3us. "Too Hot Anime Guys IMO." TikTok. April 4, 2020. Accessed 6 December 2022.
- @macz3us. "Reply to @shoranxv yup here you go." TikTok. January 16, 2021. Accessed 6 December 2022.
- @macz3us. "Okay i'm done with these HAHAHAHAHHA." TikTok. March 8, 2021. Accessed 6 December 2022.
- @macz3us. "I need sleep." TikTok. December 29, 2021. Accessed 6 December 2022.
- @macz3us. "So sorry i haven’t been posting for awhile." TikTok. November 28, 2022. Accessed 6 December 2022.
- "Fitness influencer shows off physique, flexes in TikTok video, gets 1.3 million hits." The New Paper. December 1, 2022. Accessed 6 December, 2022
- Rashid, Amierul. "25-year-old woman flexes ripped bod, leaves netizens 'gasping for air'." AsiaOne. November 30, 2022. Accessed 6 December 2022.
- @syimahmac. "My OOTD during this @zalora 11.11." Instagram. November 11, 2022. Accessed 7 December, 2022.
- @syimahmac. "Love at first taste @sustyfoods." Instagram. December 5, 2022. Accessed 7 December 2022.
- @syimahmac. "Crop tank by @vaultage.co." Instagram. January 9, 2022. Accessed 7 December 2022.