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Height: 1.69 m
Weight: 59 kg
Occupation; 1-on-1 personal training
Food: Apart from the periods in which I lose weight or for a competition that adheres to a strict weight class, or that requires me to have a more balanced body composition to move fast and lift heavy, I do not have a strict diet limiting foods. of any kind. I eat something, and everything in moderation! Today I aim for a well-balanced diet with at least 80 percent of my meals consisting of whole foods that are minimally processed, high in micronutrients. I also enjoy a drink once or twice a week.
to exercise I lift weights at least three times a week to hit 10,000 steps daily and I aim to get in a run at least 1 to 2 times a week.
Q: When you were younger, were you active in sports?
A: I was generally relatively active, participating in competitive sports during my secondary and tertiary days. The only time I was completely sedentary would be during these years at university where academia took priority and a big chunk of my time.
Although it was a good job, I ended up graduating at the top of my class. I quickly got back into fitness once I returned to Singapore.
What do you think about getting older?
I joined CrossFit and really got into the game when I returned to Singapore and landed my first corporate job.
The camaraderie and competitive atmosphere eventually drew me to compete in my first CrossFit Open back in 2021.
How did you become a personal trainer (PT)?
I worked in two corporate roles before becoming a personal trainer. I chose this career because of my passion to connect and help women, and the general population, gain as much knowledge as they can about safe, enjoyable and sustainable ways to incorporate fitness and nutrition into their ever so busy lives.
What do you like about being a trainer?
Cheesy as it is, the clients and journey with them are the ones who are most satisfied with my services today. Seeing them grow in confidence, seeing them mature in their practice, taking care of their lives and the effects of that spilling outward into the rest of their lives at the same time.
When I come back and you know how their lives and mindsets have changed for the better because of what you did together – these are the intangibles, but the most rewarding aspect of the work that always holds me.
Conversely, what are some challenges?
I will say the beginning of Easter. It’s the same type of relationship – you get the chemistry, but the chemistry isn’t enough to make it work. Each part is to undertake the necessary work and to form the best ways to reconcile, in order to reach the final goal of common equilibrium.
Each person is very different in training and also has very different duties, responsibilities, and lifestyles. Finding something that works for their goals and lifestyle, and managing expectations would be the most difficult part.
When do we least trust you?
When I first entered the PT industry fully. Comparison is the thief of joy, but it’s still not something that most people can easily avoid – in all aspects, not just physical comparison. I just agree with the fact that everyone has their own goals and objectives.
Each person chooses to make their decisions and sacrifices as they are, so focus on you and your life and make decisions that are balanced and honest, what you say you want to be and achieve. The only person who can answer you honestly at the end of each day is himself.
Are you satisfied with your body now?
No, but I’m working towards a little lean to potentially return to competition in 2024.
Have you ever had any comments about your body?
Being quite open about my workouts on social media, yes, especially from the male minority who pass comments like they don’t like the look of muscular girls. To this I say to each his own good.
Every season of my life has brought different opportunities and goals that have been tied to allow me to achieve a sustainable and healthy state of mind. I have a corporate and PT job, family, personal relationships and friendships to maintain; I have different stages in life where my goals and idea of happiness, as well as the ability to act, the energy and the desire to act for growth changes.
It took me a long time to reach a state that I am strong in, in which I completely own every shape of my body in it, knowing full well that the choices I make and the goals I have at that time. in fact strictly, to be fully relaxed, or to allow myself to enjoy in- ter state of affairs).
As cheesy as it sounds, the biggest lesson I’ve learned so far is how all the good things my body does and continues to do for me, if I take care of my mental and physical health, for the masculine side.