“One of Top 4 recommended trips in 2015” — CBS WATCH (Feb 2015)

“10 Fitness Retreats You Should Try” — Livingly (2015)

“Destination Fitness:  Sonki Fitness” — Skinny Mom (Jul 2014)

“The Best Fitness Vacations for Women” — (Apr 2013)

“Best Group Retreat 2013” — Greatist (Dec 2012)

“A Morning Workout with Sonki Fitness in Santa Monica” — TourDeFIT (Jun 2012)

“8 Top Spring Break Destinations for Fitness” — Rodale Wellness (Mar 2012)

“Top LA Personal Trainer:  Sonki Hong” — Examiner (Feb 2012)

“The 60-Second Secret to Your Best Body” — Seventeen (Mar 2011)

“From West Point to World Fitness Champion” — Korean American Christian Media (Oct 2010)

“20 Guy Trips That Will Change Your Life” — Men’s Health (Aug 2010)

“Ke$ha Works It Out with Sonki Hong” — Just Jared (Jun 2010)

“Battle of the Boot Camps” — Social Workout (Feb 2009)

“Top 8 Places to Take a Vacation and Lose Weight” — (Apr 2008)

“Enlisting in BOOT CAMP” — Los Angeles Sports & Fitness (Oct 2007)

“Train Man” — KoreAm Journal (Jul 2006)

“Interview with Former Army Capt Sonki Hong” — Today’s Officer (Mar 2006)

“Staying on Track with Exercise and Nutrition Through the Holidays” — Los Angeles M.D. News (Dec 2005)

“Not Another Boot Camp” — Los Angeles Sports & Fitness (Jun 2005)

“A Revolution in the Boot Camp Philosophy” — Sunfare Newsletter (Feb 2005)

“Sonki Fitness Founder to Perform Extreme Fitness for Charity” — Press Release (Jul 14, 2004)

“Finding Your Fit” — Santa Monica Magazine (Jul 2004)

“Fitness guru leads off ‘Memory Walk” — Santa Monica Daily Press (Oct 2, 2003)

“Sonki Fitness runs 132 miles for charity” — Santa Monica Daily Press (Jul 30, 2003)

“If Sonki Hong, arguably the most physically fit man in the world, can do what he does on only three hours training a week, one has to wonder what he might do if he trained three to four hours a day like most successful athletes.” — The Honolulu Advertiser (Oct 22, 2000)

“Sonki Hong…performed a total of 130 strength repetitions, including 36 bar dips [with added weight], and ran his three miles in 17:27 for a world record STREND factor of 7.449.” — The New York Times (Jun 1, 1999)

“It seems the only competitions Capt. Sonki Hong doesn’t win are the ones he doesn’t enter.” — Soldiers magazine (Feb 1999)

“If [Michael] Jordan were to be matched up with Sonki Hong in a multi-discipline physical fitness contest the smart money would be on Hong.” –The Honolulu Advertiser (Jun 14, 1998)

“Read [Sonki Hong’s fitness scores], and either weep or use them as motivation to get in shape.” — Men’s Fitness (Apr 1998)

“Among all the athletes and fitness buffs…[Hong] may very well be the most all-around physically fit person in the world considering the fact that he is the reigning world champion in the STREND Fitness Challenge.” — The Honolulu Advertiser (Jun 15, 1997)