BRIEF BIO 

As a Strength & Conditioning (S&C) coach, I coached elite athletes from Singapore when I worked in the Singapore Sports Council (2001 - 2004). After that, I was a freelance S&C coach, netball coach, writer, speaker, and adjunct lecturer, while pursuing my master degree. I started SWEAT! in 2011, and I have more than 20 years of coaching experience in netball. 

I love playing sports. As an athlete, I played A LOT of netball, and represented Singapore for several years. In my university days, I represented my school in JV basketball, softball, track & field, x-country, and tennis. The US Open courts in Flushing Meadows, New York, were our home tennis court. Playing there was pretty neat. Later in life, I got a red belt in traditional taekwondo, practice lots of yoga, play basketball and tennis regularly, and less regularly, netball. 

 

My coaching philosophy is always to be patient, and lay a good foundation for my athletes and clients. I also believe that there is an athlete in everyone or a better athlete in any athlete. 

EDUCATION

  • Master of Science (Exercise and Sports Studies)

    • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    • Thesis on Motivation​

  • Bachelor of Science (Physical Education)

    • Hunter College, City University of New York (top 150 school in USA)

    • Honors thesis on confidence and anxiety and performance

    • Graduated with Magna Cum Laude 

  • Hwa Chong Junior College

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION - Highlights 

  Strength & Conditioning and Fitness 

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
    National Strength & Conditioning Association (USA) (NSCA)

  • Functional Movement System (FMS) Level 1

  • Stick Mobility Level 1

  • SPIDERfit Kids, Youth Athletic Performance Specialist

  • SPIDERfit Kids ,Youth Athletic Performance Specialist & Level 1 in Powerful Play for Improving Youth Fitness and Behavior.  

  • Crosscore 180 instructor

  • Certificate in Fitness Instruction, New York University

  Netball 

  • Certified Netball Coach Integrated Level 1
    National Coaching Accreditation Program
     (Singapore)

  General 

  • Standard First Aid, CPR + AED

  • Currently pursuing Certificate in Health Coaching (ACE)​​

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE - Highlights 

 Strength & Conditioning and Fitness

  • S&C coach at Singapore Sports Council 2001-2004 (now known as the Singapore Sports Institute) 

    • S&C coach to:

      • Lee Yuwen, Gold medalist at 2002 Asian Games for Ten Pin Bowling 

      • Chen Peiqi, Silver medalist at 2003 SEA Games, Featherweight, Taekwondo 

  • S&C internships

    • Columbia University NCAA Div IA Program (2000)​

    • Australian Institute of Sports (2002)

    • NSCA headquarters, Colorado Springs USA (2005)

  • Started SWEAT! in 2011 

    • Among the pioneer boutique gyms with S&C influence  

 

School netball coaching  

  • 1993-1995, 1996-1997 and 2004-2013: coached and led school teams (primary, secondary & JC levels) 

    • Accomplishments:

      • often finished in the top 4 in zonal competitions, also competed in national quarter finals, semi-finals and finals 

 

Club netball coaching and national programs 

 

  • Led youth programs at the Sneakers Netball Club 2005-2008

  • Led Stingray to an NSL Championship title in 2009

  • Invited to be national assistant coach under then national coach, Lisa Beehag, in 2009 (former assistant national coach for team Australia)  

  • Ad hoc coaching at Sneakers Netball Club since 2001 (both S&C & netball) 

 

NETBALL PLAYING EXPERIENCE - HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Champion of 1st Asian Youth Netball Championship (1994)  

  • 3rd in Asian Netball Championship (1997)

  • Won 3 NSL Championship titles, 6-time grand finalist for 9 seasons

  • More than 20 years of playing experience for Sneakers Netball Club (1993 onwards)

  • Numerous Div 1 championship titles in National League with Sneakers 

  • Captained Asian All-Star Team in an off season netball international invitational event led by Coach Hyacinth from Sri Lanka (2001)   

  • Winner for Singapore-Malaysia Test Series in U21 and Opens Team (1994-1997)

  • 4 national champion titles in school years or top 4 national finisher (1988-1992)

 

SPEAKING EXPERIENCE - Highlights 

 

  • S&C, training & flexibility topics

  • Runners’ Conventions (2016, 2018, 2019)

  • Skinx Running Workshop organized by Runners Magazine (2016)

  • Fitness Master Class & Challenge 2016  

  • Numerous workshops at the Singapore Sports Council as a S&C coach

 

WRITING EXPERIENCE - HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Freelance writing since 2004 

  • Wrote an S&C column for Netball Singapore Newsletter (2001 – 2006)

  • Samples

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