The fitness scene can come across as intimidating especially when you’re treading on unfamiliar territory. Besides dealing with gym anxiety, some of us also start to feel a little more indifferent, scared or reluctant to exercise as we age. Younger individuals are more focused on weight training to improve their strength and physique, but as we grow older, most of us tend to shift our focus to other priorities, leaving us to neglect our physical health.
However, individuals like Wendy Cho are going against the grain by pushing the boundaries in the fitness industry, and proving that age is merely just a number. At 54, the master personal trainer is paving the way for a new generation of female personal trainers, and she’s setting an example for women to pursue strength training, regardless of their age or experience.
In her 20s, Wendy started out as a show presenter at the Singapore Zoo. But as she moved on, in search of something new, she kickstarted her fitness journey when her friend suggested that she enter the personal training industry.
“My first year as a trainer was rough, as being a personal trainer was never on my bucket list. But after the first year, I found my feet and have not looked back since. I stayed in the field because things are always exciting and positively challenging, and before I knew it, 24 years had passed!” Wendy Cho, Master Fitness Trainer, True Fitness