10 Hong Kong Personal Trainers To Add Fuel To Your Feed
It’s officially more than half way through January, and some of us are already feeling the determination we had to achieve our 2018 fitness goals fizzle out. Sometimes, all we need is that extra push, and that's where a personal trainer comes in.
Below is a list of top personal trainers in Hong Kong that we recommend following on Instagram for an endless flow of "fitspiration":
Utah Lee is a personal trainer, dance choreographer, business consultant, model and Nike Master Trainer. An experienced fitness professional, she's taught an array of fitness programmes such as Zumba, kickboxing and Nike Training Club.
Passionate about spreading the message that fitness can be fun, anyone who's attended one of her classes can tell you that Utah's energy and enthusiasm are totally infectious.
Follow Utah @utahlee
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With more than 10 years of personal training experience, Benjamin Liu is a former natural bodybuilding champion in Australia, winning multiple national competitions. He also recently placed in the top five at the Amateur Asia Olympia.
Benjamin specialises in body composition transformations, fat loss and muscle building. He is one of the co-founders of ONE Personal Training, where the incredible transformation results of his clients truly speak for themselves.
Follow Benjamin @bennyliu_fitness
Being a martial artist, yogi and a personal trainer at URSUS Fitness, Christiana is a Jill of all trades. She has over 15 years of training in martial arts, winning the UK National Kyokushin Karate and European Kickboxing Championships.
Mums and mums-to-be might want to seek some advice from Christiana, as she particularly enjoys the complexities of working with pre- and post-natal clients—she herself is a mum to a gorgeous baby girl.
Follow Christiana @christiana_lewis_
Shingo is the gymnastics specialist at Coastal Fitness. Born and raised in Japan, he was a successful gymnast at an early age, which led him to pursue a career as a stuntman in some prominent movies and television shows.
Prior to joining Coastal Fitness in Hong Kong, he played for an American football team where he deepened his understanding of strength training before becoming a full-time fitness coach.
Follow Shingo @shingomoromasa
British fitness professional James O’Hanlon recently moved to Hong Kong to work as a personal trainer at Ultimate Performance. He is also a YouTube fitness star with more than 46,000 subscribers on his channel, where he uploads informative tutorials and vlogs about his fitness journey.
Follow James @james__ohanlon
The Australia-raised Poliquin certified personal trainer is also the founder of Warrior Academy, which specialises in Muay Thai training, and the director of fitness at Goji Studios. She is also a writer, TEDx speaker and presenter on entrepreneurship, health and wellness.
Tricia is well-known for her consultative, personalised approach, as she believes that the ability to put herself in others’ shoes and providing ongoing education are the key traits that make a great coach.
Follow Tricia @triciayap
The head trainer at boutique fitness centre TopFit, Louis has over 10 years experience as a personal trainer, specialising in weight loss, bodybuilding and strength training. He holds a BSC in Sports and Exercise Science (Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Nutrition) and is certified with USSA, NASM, ISSA, ACE and CPR.
He believes that working with a PT should be viewed as an investment and the goal is to get it right the first time, with as few setbacks along the way as possible.
Follow Louis @louisdoctrove
Born and raised in Panama, Aileen is a personal trainer at BounceLimit Hong Kong. She started playing football when she was five and for the last 20 years has played in tournaments around the world in Vienna, Budapest, Milan, Singapore, Bali and Phuket.
She is passionate about teaching and helping others reach their fitness goals by working hard while having fun.
Follow Aileen @aileenjwong
Inspired and motivated by his own personal transformation, Timothy Skinner now shares the pride and joy he found in fitness with his clients as a certified personal trainer.
He specialises in calisthenics, a form of strength training based on mastering your own bodyweight with minimal equipment.
Follow Timothy @timothyskinnerfitness
With over a decade of coaching experience under his belt, Ocean is a rugby player and an Adidas Fitness Trainer. He currently works as a senior coach at Goji Studios, where he specialises in bodybuilding, strength training, strongman training as well as children and kids' fitness.
Follow Ocean @oceankit