Favourite Food: I just can’t live without Sushi and Chocolate Ice cream
How Long have you been into fitness: I have always been athletic. When I was in elementary and middle school, I represented my school as a sprinter and a swimmer in many competitions. As I became older, I was more involved in combat sports such as free style wrestling and boxing. That’s when I started lifting weights, and my own fitness journey in the gym. Looking back, I have already been lifting and training for almost 12 years!
How has fitness impacted your life? Fitness has shown me how to take charge of my own life, and be responsible of my every decision. Unlike other aspects in life, if I want to achieve a certain goal in fitness, I have to put in the work myself, and nobody can do it for me. Everything I do, and every decision I make directly impacts the outcome. When I translate this attitude onto other areas in life, I became more responsible and independent as I take charge without relying on others. This makes me feel more in control of my life and my own happiness.
What is currently music is currently playing on your headphones in the gym? I am a big fan of progressive house music pre workout for that adrenalin rush, and I am good with anything fast paced during workout.
What is your future fitness goal? I have competed in a few bodybuilding shows in 2017, and now I am qualified to compete in a national show next. I still haven’t decided which show I will compete in but I am determined to show up on stage in 2018 with my best package ever.
Tell an interesting thing or two about you. Because of my family’s work, I have lived in many different places throughout my life. I was first born in Ottawa, then I spent my childhood in Hong Kong, later moved to Beijing for my high school, and now here I am in Vancouver. Even though I don’t really have an identity on where I belong, I was able to pick up three languages (English, Mandarin, Cantonese) and a unique understanding of different cultures from my experiences. I call myself a hybrid.
If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? I have always been a fan of eagles. Eagles have excellent eye sights, their vision allow them to capture their prey. They are also very aggressive and I like that attitude. I always want myself to be more like eagles because I admire their characteristics.