Con­quer­ing Mount Kin­a­balu – with Help from Ex­perts

EV­ERY PER­SON HAS A STORY TO TELL. WHAT YOU HAVE AC­COM­PLISHED NOT ONLY WILL IN­SPIRE PEO­PLE BUT HEAR­ING TRUE STO­RIES AND REAL EX­PE­RI­ENCES WILL BE GREAT MO­TI­VA­TION TO OTH­ERS.

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Fit­ness First mem­ber Youli Hooi shares with us her ex­pe­ri­ence with the cen­tre's per­sonal train­ers. I re­called sit­ting at the foothill of the ma­jes­tic Mount Kin­a­balu in Sabah, I knew I had to over­come my own fear – the fear of not be­ing able to reach the sum­mit. It was then I started shar­ing my goal with my per­sonal trainer, Jeck (Mas­ter Trainer – Fit­ness First at

Plat­inum 1 Mont’ Kiara). Ini­tially I was re­luc­tant to climb sim­ply be­cause I have two weak knees from be­ing “born with im­per­fect knees”, said the sports physi­cian. My knees are said to be dou­ble my age, hence there are lim­i­ta­tions to what I can or can­not do. Jeck was very pa­tient with me and charted a train­ing pro­gramme to help me achieve my goals. Train­ing was pro­gres­sive; we pri­ori­tise on im­prov­ing strength and en­durance due to the long hours of hik­ing. He also in­cluded stamina train­ing us­ing equip­ment such as skierg and rower. Train­ing was never easy, it took dis­ci­pline and ef­fort to make it work. It also de­pends on your train­ing day – if you sleep right, eat well and con­sume the right amount of nutri­tion. Be­sides gym train­ing, I com­ple­mented it with out­door hikes at our city's hills, in­clud­ing Gas­ing Hill and Ke­tum­bar Hill. The per­sonal train­ing has helped me in two ar­eas – my fit­ness and con­fi­dence level. Reach­ing the top of Mount Kin­a­balu was a bit­ter­sweet ex­pe­ri­ence I would never for­get. Noth­ing beats be­ing above the clouds at sun­rise. It was dif­fi­cult but my per­sonal train­ing jour­ney with Jeck has helped pre­pared me. Share your goals with your per­sonal trainer. They will help and guide you to achieve them. Have dis­ci­pline, stick to your train­ing sched­ules if you want to see re­sults. Last but not least, pay at­ten­tion to your food in­take.

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