Born and raised on the island of O’ahu, HI, the outdoors was my playground. I enjoyed a multitude of activities such as surfing, hiking and camping and played various sports including football, soccer and archery. I learned at a young age that in order to perform at my best I would need to make health a necessity and fitness a way of life.
Shortly after graduating high school I left my island home for sunny San Diego, CA where I attended San Diego State University (SDSU). While at SDSU, I religiously frequented my local 24 Hour Fitness. My dedication to fitness didn’t go unnoticed and the Fitness Manager personally offered me a Personal Trainer position on his team and I graciously accepted. I eventually became a certified personal trainer and worked with clients at 24 Hour Fitness for several years and even trained clients at their homes, offices and communities, much like we do at GYMGUYZ.
I initially got into fitness for selfish reasons; however, as I gained more knowledge of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle I realized that I could also serve others including my family and friends. One of the primary motivators to my dedication to health and fitness also stems from the fact that my father has Type 2 Diabetes, my maternal grandmother passed away from Alzheimer’s and recently my maternal aunt was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Based on my research, there is a strong correlation between health and fitness (including nutrition) and the aforementioned diseases. I’m determined to educate and spread awareness of these debilitating yet preventable diseases.
I’m currently working towards earning my NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification.
What is your purpose? In addition to serving clients is there a greater purpose you look to achieve by operating a fitness franchise?
GYMGUYZ Coastal San Diego’s mission is to educate, inspire and instill the myriad benefits of a living and active and healthy lifestyle. We are committed to providing our customers with an outstanding experience that incorporates convenient, customized and creative solutions. We aspire to live by example and show our customers that they too can achieve their health and fitness goals and live a long and energetic life.
Tell us about your spouse/partner such as name, years together
As of August 2018, my amazing better half and co-owner of GYMGUYZ Coastal San Diego Lorraine Dy and I have been together for a little over 2 years. She said YEEEEESSS!!! while plunging to the earth at over 120 mph on New Years Day 2018. We’re currently planning our destination wedding on my home island of O’ahu, HI, which we anticipate will be in late 2019.
We presently have two beautiful, rambunctious and loving boys, JJ (Age 7 in human years) and Koa (Age 5 in human years).