BASE Lowdown: Personal Training Coach Kie
Getting the Lowdown on BASE personal trainer and group class coach, Kie.
As well as training, Kie is also in charge of BASE’s marketing!
Kie is a finance graduate who has a strong passion for health and fitness and has personally been through many trial and error on fitness and nutrition regimes before becoming a health and fitness coach.
After her school year, Kie decided to take her certified personal trainer course. Her training and nutritional approach focus primarily on long-term lifestyle changes.
Learn more about Kie’s training style on BASE Team profile page.
What’s non-negotiable for you when it comes to fitness and health?
Maintaining a balanced and enjoyable workout & nutrition plan. Taking care of health and fitness.
What’s a typical breakfast for you?
I’m a breakfast person but I don’t have anything I eat as a breakfast routine. I always make sure it is filling, composed of protein/carbs/fats and delicious 🙂
How do you manage your training and diet when you’re on holiday?
I don’t really train or care about nutrition much on holiday. Normally I just stay active, walk a lot, and enjoy food 😀
What’s your best strategy to stay motivated?
I get distracted easily with things with a long deadline, so for me it is to set short-term goals that build up to the long-term ones. Creating the sense of urgency and pressure works better for me both in working (haha but that’s true) and fitness sense.
The best thing we can do for ourselves is…
To do things that fulfill your passion and is also useful for others. This will make you happy inside out and outside in.
What’s your go-to snack?
I give all snacks equal love, but I’ll have to pick Starbucks banana muffin here.
What do you do to relax?
Youtube marathon with big popcorn.
What’s your post-workout routine?
To be honest, I go back on phone and just scroll pointlessly for another 15 minutes before I go back to reality.
Sum up your dietary approach in a sentence?
Flexible, intuitive and delicious! I eat only when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. I don’t generally label healthy or unhealthy food – just be mindful on the calories dense ones. I have pretty much everything but in moderation.
Being a good personal trainer means…
To be client-oriented. Every client is different and it’s our responsibility to find what works best for their goals without compromising their lifestyle. Also to not only coach them for each session, but to educate them to develop a healthier lifestyle i.e. to eat mindfully and to train properly.
What’s the biggest diet mistake or misconception?
Eating carbs and fats will make you gain weight.
What are your top tips for how to keep your energy levels up?
To get adequate sleep and to keep stress level at minimum.
I believe everyone should…
Spend more time doing things for themselves, not only fitness and health but everything else. I believe our lifetime is short, our time is too expensive to spend on things that will not matter later. Stay more with people, places and things that make you happy.
“To do things that fulfill your passion and is also useful for others. This will make you happy inside out and outside in.”
Best Bangkok Healthy Eatery? Not just another cup
Favorite Cheat Meal? Shabu buffet place with (a lot of) desserts.
Favorite Exercise? Cardio of all kind.
Most-hated exercise? Chest exercises! Bench press, chest press, chest fly … nope.
Weird fact about you? I sleep talk a lot. Sometimes in multiple languages, laugh, or smile.
One thing you can’t live without? Food, obviously.