A lot of us have a love/hate relationship with fitness – we all want to stay in shape, but going to the gym can be a drag. Having a sexy trainer can be that extra push you need to get there, so we’re bringing you a list of Guangzhou’s hottest fitness coaches.
Sometimes it's tough to find the motivation needed to get or keep in shape, especially when Guangzhou is so freaking hot. Who wants to walk out of their apartment, sweating within the first five minutes, just to go sweat some more? If anything, sometimes the gym is just nice for a midday shower. But this list of exceptional hotties may change your mind. Just looking at their ripped arms and six-pack abs may be just what you need to give you that extra boost to get to the weight bench.
Coaches keep you motivated- but they're nice to look at too!
Valeria Murillo Luna, or Lera for short, left her home in Colombia seven years ago to pursue her medical degree in Guangzhou. After discovering a love of fitness, she opened her own crossfit center, TerraCotta Crossfit, where she specializes in gymnastics. As a qualified doctor, Lera feels her understanding of human anatomy and physiology means she can be a more complete fitness instructor.
Get in shape with crossfit and gymnastics
Hi Lera. How do you feel about being one of Guangzhou’s hottest personal trainers?
It feels really good, but what I feel even more proud of is to see the results that my clients achieve once they become a reflection of who I am.
What is your motto or ethos?
‘Make your vision so clear that your fears become irrelevant’
What first inspired you to get into fitness?
The piece of mind and clear vision a good workout would give me. When I started fitness, it became my therapy when I was going through a hard time in my life; fitness helped me to overcome a lot of my issues, and I realized how passionate I was about it.
What is most challenging about your job? Does being a female personal trainer bring any challenges of its own?
Being a female personal trainer can be challenging sometimes with male clients. Sometimes they don’t believe a female can make them stronger and fitter, but I prove them wrong. As a CrossFit trainer, it’s not about whether you are male or female, as for us we are all equal in the CrossFit box.
What are the main perks of being a personal trainer?
The main perk is the feeling of seeing people change and develop. They keep me motivated every day, and one of the best things is that it keeps me fit, too!
Pat, a local lad, got into fitness when he joined The Apollo Program. At the time, he was out of shape and feeling depressed, and the program completely turned his life around. Pat decided to ditch his business suit and become a personal trainer to start transforming and improving the lives of others.
Pat likes to mix in some humor with his workouts
What is your motto in life?
‘All the pain that I receive keeps me strong, it keeps me moving on’
How do you feel about being named one of the hottest personal trainers in Guangzhou?
I always make jokes about how hot I am with my team, but I didn’t know I could be this hot! Being confirmed with City Weekend is such an honor! I’d like to send my appreciation to my team and my clients, because if I am one of the hottest Personal Trainers in Guangzhou, they are the ones who make me that way.
What are the biggest challenges you face in your job?
Intercultural problems, as The Apollo Project is an innovation compared to the locals tradition. We work hard to present our concept in a way that people can accept. It’s an advantage being a local; I was just a normal business man and very unfit before I became a personal trainer, so I can empathize with beginners to the program.
What about the perks?
Being a personal trainer makes me look good, and being part of The Apollo Program makes me feel great. My family is living a healthy lifestyle and I have a big, positive and happy friendship group. My life is happier than it’s ever been!
Cintia adds a little latin flair to her workout
What inspired you to get into fitness?
I have been doing sport all my life, and I’ve always pushed myself forward because it’s what inspires me.
How do feel to be named one of Guangzhou’s hottest personal trainers?
I feel proud, and happy to show people what I’m doing.
What are the biggest challenges that come with being a personal trainer, and what are the rewards?
The most challenging is that I’m responsible for changing people’s lives for the better, their minds and bodies. But for me, it feels great to keep in good shape.
Kara Wutzke runs a fitness challenge and bootcamp called K2Fit, where she also is a personal trainer and nutritionist. A Canadian, she came to China twelve years ago to experience something different after traveling around Australia, and has been here ever since. Kara is a bodybuilder, and specializes in bootcamps and Muay Thai fitness. She's taking on new clients all the time and can be reached on her WeChat: KaraK2Fit
We all wish we were this ripped- Kara will help you
How does it feel to be named one of Guangzhou’s Hottest Personal Trainers?
Pretty damn good! It’s a huge honor to get this recognition. I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love day in day out – I get to be in a gym and train myself constantly, which is so much fun!
Be Healthy, Be Strong, Be Fit! I also have a tattoo on my foot in Thai, which reads ‘have determination and strive to succeed…you can do anything you put your mind to.’
Since I was a kid, my body has craved movement and physical challenges – I played every sport and was constantly active. When I had the opportunity to work in a gym and start really understanding how the body really works, I jumped at the chance. My love for the gym and my desire to understand more about what the human body can accomplish started there. I became interested in bodybuilding; walking onto the stage to compete and walking off as a champion always encouraged me to keep going, and now I know firsthand how to sculpt the body into a piece of art.
I absolutely love what I do. Helping people achieve their goals, and knowing they live healthier and happier, is extremely rewarding. Creating community by organizing the 10wk challenge is also such a cool feeling; there are 160 people striving day to day and talking about health and wellbeing, and sharing tips from me as their trainer, and even more importantly from each other. The more people I get on board, the healthier GZ peoples lifestyles will be.