I was born in Petchburi, Thailand. I left my hometown at age 16 to attend a four year university (Silpakorn university), where I studied theater. During that time, I also learned yoga and jazz dance as part of the theater major. I didn’t realize before then how important flexibility was for my performances and my health. In 1994, I graduated with a B.A.; major in
theater and minor in Thai language. I started to work on stage and backstage with a theater company that had big jazz and modern dance shows. As an employee, I was required take a yoga class provided by the company. A year and a half went by and I wasn’t making enough money to support myself to live in Bangkok, so I took a job with a foreign company doing Public Relations and Marketing. After 2 years. I worked my way into a higher position in thecompany as an assistant to the president. I stayed with that company until summer 2001 when I decided to come to the U.S. to study graphic design and improve my English language skills.
100 days (after)
After living in the U.S. for a year, I found myself gaining a lot of weight. I was on the American diet;not my Thai diet anymore. I stated to exercise by walking, and then running, biking and playing tennis. I also watched my food intake. My weight went down somewhat with my hard work but not enough. In 2004. I had a major foot injury and I was not able to walk for 3 months and, naturally, my weight increased since I couldn’t do any of my beloved cardio. I also ate large amounts of food out of frustration back then. After my foot healed, I started to exercise again. But this time I limited my activities; I didn’t run, jump or do anything with high impact. One guy I dated at that time introduced me to the weight training world. I had no idea about weight training at all, but I got hooked on pumping iron and on him (he is now my husband).
I combined cardio, weight training and a healthy diet, and in only 15 weeks my weight went down 20 pounds leaving me with tight and toned muscles. People noticed my metamorphosis, and one woman in particular asked me to train her. Starting at that point, I began thinking about becoming a personal trainer. Many people still do not know that weight training is critical to losing weight.
Today I still keep in good shape, even better than before. Even though I have had no more Metatarsal fractures since 2004, I still can't run or do high impact activities. Further, I still need to wear custom orthopedic inserts with good support gym shoes all the time because I have flat feet and bunions. Moreover, in the winter of 2009 I started to have “hyperhidrosis” on my feet and hands, so I can no longer wear regular gym shoes with custom orthopedic inserts. Without wearing custom orthopedic inserts, my knee pain worsened. On top of that, my right knee was injured from a motorbike accident in 2010 (I was the passenger), and my left knee was injured when I hit a bench while I training a client. Even those these ailments and injures limited my cardio activities, I still did not gain weight like I did 10 years ago because I continued weight training and maintained balanced nutrition.
I proudly said “I'm almost 40 years old but I'm in the best shape of my life”.
“ Personal Training is not just a job for me.
It's my passion to help others to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life”
I am extremely passionate about training clients properly. As in building a house, you must
first construct a solid foundation. My training philosophy stresses an integrated approach
to overall fitness, health, and well-being, incorporating strength and endurance training,
flexibility, balance and coordination, and cardiovascular fitness as well as proper nutrition to
improve all aspects of life.
“I measure my success on my clients' satisfaction. There is no greater reward than knowing that
you've improved someone's health and seen people's dream come true!”