BACKGROUND: I was born in Japan and lived in Seoul, Korea until the age of ten and then here in Southern California since 1984. I discovered Sonki Fitness through a client of mine (Maria) when I was an Insurance Agent. When I saw Maria come into my office and noticed how lean and fit she looked, I asked her what her secret was. She told me she was doing Sonki Fitness Boot Camp three times a week. Although I had been physically active since I was 20-years old, I had somehow fallen into a sedentary lifestyle of working a 50-hour/week desk job for the previous five years and needed something to jump start my routine again. So after listening to Maria’s story, I decided to give Sonki Fitness a try.
Since starting Sonki’s program in May of 2005, I feel leaner and healthier than I ever have and am committed to staying fit for life.
How long have you been working out? I have been working out since I was 20-years old, mostly at the gym weight training, running, and spinning, but had gone downhill for five years prior to starting Sonki Fitness. Since starting Sonki Fitness Boot Camp, I’ve been working out
consistently for close to two years.
What is your current exercise routine? I take Sonki Fitness Boot Camp 3 to 5 times a week, and run 2 to 4 miles twice a week or switch off by biking 16 miles once or twice a week.
What is your motivation to stay in shape? My motivation to stay in shape is mainly to be healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally. When you are physically fit, you just feel better.
What is your greatest challenge to staying in shape? My greatest challenge to staying shape is my portion control. I love to eat large quantities of both healthy and unhealthy foods. It seems as though I can just look at a plate of bread and gain weight on my thighs. 🙂 I do see better results when I watch my portions.
What is your key to success? I can honestly say that most of my success is from taking Sonki Fitness Boot Camp. It was difficult to improve my fitness level when I tried to get in shape on my own at the gym. What makes Sonki’s program so effective is that Sonki continues to change the workout routines to challenge my body, and he creates a positive environment where everyone feeds off of and inspires each other to push harder each time.
How long have you been doing Sonki Fitness Boot Camp? It’s been almost two years.
What do you like about Sonki Fitness Boot Camp and how has it affected your life? Well, I am addicted to Sonki Fitness Boot Camp (not a bad addiction to have). It makes me come back for more since I get such a great feeling and results after my workouts. I definitely feel the difference when I miss his class. Sonki’s program has taken me to a level of fitness I never knew was possible and continues to encourage me to reach higher. Moreover, I’ve noticed that I feel mentally stronger and have developed a “can do” attitude about everything in life.
What advice would you give to others about fitness? Have a positive attitude and image of yourself reaching whatever goals you might have and just do it! Just show up for the class even if you don’t feel like it. You will be even encouraged by watching others push themselves and challenging you to be a better you.