Personal Trainer

Tone up your triceps

This week we will continue to work on the triceps and also the biceps to help you build a pair of ripping arms that you can show off. For triceps, we will have the kick-back, and we will do bottle curl and hammer curl for biceps.

Triceps kick-back

Friday, 11 May, 2012, 12:00am

Time to get personal

In a city where the working day can be long and stressful, the health and fitness sector provides the opportunity for people to unwind, maintain fitness or lose weight.

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Bankers go for the burn

Geoff Hindmarsh leads bankers doing intense early morning circuit training in Central. They are drawn to the intensity of the workouts and their emphasis on quantifiable results. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Boot-camp-styled gyms, which appeal to the competitive nature of finance people, are increasingly popular, writes Payal Uttam.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Underdog becomes king of the scramblers

Cheung Chau may be famed for its legends of buried pirate treasure and sumptuous seafood, but it is an annual scramble for plastic buns that attracts most attention.

The midnight race attracted just over 200 applicants this year, who battled it out in a series of heats earlier this month before the final 12 competitors were selected.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Get fit on the go

Davide Butson-Fiori wants there to be no escape from his fitness regime. The founder of boot camp/outdoor group circuit-training programme Circuit25 (C25) has created a tutorial kit for frequent travellers and those who cannot find the time to attend regular C25 sessions.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

His and hers

Tips for Him Do's and don'ts

Do think of jewellery shopping as Christmas fun, just like the pantomime, but don't take the children if you want to have any;

Do get yourself in the right mood, but don't think that going to the pub is the right way;

11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Running a yoga business requires flexibility

Terry Woo's profession is easy to guess. The well-built vice-president of yoga club mYoga and California Fitness in Hong Kong walks with an athlete's easy gait and radiates energy.

Despite his hectic business schedule, the 'fitness fanatic' finds time for six to seven hours of cardio and weight training at the gym and up to two sessions of yoga practice every week.

1 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Gym sues ex-trainer for contract breach

8 May 2009 - 12:00am

Keen to keep on moving

Personal trainers need to love sport and be good communicators

Requirements: To be a fitness trainer, a passion for sport is a must. You also need to be able to communicate effectively. A trainer should try to make the training a personal experience, so it is very important to talk to clients and learn exactly what they want.

8 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Does your trainer make the grade?

It's a good idea to find out if a personal trainer is certified through a reputable fitness organisation. There are differences in the levels of training worldwide, and Hong Kong is no exception. Some courses are university graduate or masters level in human movement and sports physiology. Others can be completed in just one weekend. Most trainers will have a CV.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Personally speaking

Marita Kwan was determined to get into shape for her wedding. 'I hate exercising and I thought a personal trainer would be great motivation - I could be a no-show at the gym but I couldn't stand up a person who had arranged their schedule to meet me,' says the 27-year-old events planner.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Fit for life

Name: Epsilon Wong Kwan-ping Age: 28 Occupation: Personal trainer

Young Post: How did you become a personal trainer?

Wong: I have always liked sport and outdoor activities. When I was 13, I was recruited for the Hong Kong female soccer team.

11 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Beware these pet peeves

Freelance personal trainer Ross Eathorne (he was World Mr Fitness in 2000) has a few pet hates in the gym - one of the main ones being people leaving dumbbells or weights lying around.

16 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Shape shifters

GET OFF THE sofa, put on your running shoes and head for the gym. If only it were that simple: the reality is that apathy, lethargy and time constraints probably stand between you and a toned body.

9 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Join the fitness team of a premier club

The American Club is looking to hire an entire team of fitness experts, including a fitness centre supervisor, senior fitness instructor and fitness instructors.

Established in 1925, it is one of Hong Kong's premier private clubs and the only member-owned club in the city. The club owns town and country clubhouses in Central and Tai Tam.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am