BASE Lowdown: Personal Trainer, Coach Sugar
Get the Lowdown on personal trainer, Coach Sugar.
Sugar is a Thai ACE certified fitness coach with strong passion in creating a balanced healthy lifestyle.
Learn more about Sugar’s training style on her BASE Team profile page.
What’s non-negotiable for you when it comes to fitness and health?
Get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, eat what’s good for the body and train regularly.
What’s a typical breakfast for you?
Plain greek yogurt with muesli and dried fruits or a piece of toast with two eggs and some fresh fruits.
How do you manage your training and diet when you’re on holiday?
I normally let loose when it comes to holiday eating but I also choose to become more active such as going hiking everyday or get some 15-20 minutes high intensity bodyweight workout in each day or spend a lot of time walking.
What’s your best strategy to stay motivated?
Think of why you are on this path, what brought you here in the first place and how much joy is waiting for you once you accomplish it.
The best thing we can do for ourselves is…
Appreciate what you have, always work towards a better you each day and take care of your mind and your body.
What’s your go-to snack?
Dried bananas and roasted almonds.
What do you do to relax?
I’d have a long shower then get on a comfy couch and put on a good movie or a series and watch until I fall asleep.
What’s your post-workout routine?
I would spend time stretching and get a 20-30 grams of protein intake – it can either be a shake or 3 boiled eggs!
Sum up your dietary approach in a sentence?
Eat a wide variety of foods that are good for your body.
Being a good personal trainer means…
To me, being a great personal trainer means understanding what each of the clients want and helping them achieve that goal by being motivative, caring and understanding.
What’s the biggest diet mistake or misconception?
The belief that skipping breakfast is good for losing weight and thinking that eating in the evening makes you fat. What matters is a daily total caloric expenditure and caloric consumption.
What are your top tips for how to keep your energy levels up?
Getting enough sleep is the most important key. I also believe that you should strive to create, and be a part of, a motivational and inspiring environment everyday.
Finally – make sure you are always fueled up with good food!
I believe everyone should…
Live each day to the fullest with no regrets.
“A good personal trainer means to understand what each of the clients wants and help them achieve that goal by being motivative, caring and understanding.”
Best Bangkok Healthy Eatery? Broccoli Revolution all the way.
Favorite Cheat Meal? Yakiniku Buffet
Favorite Exercise? Deadlift
Most-hated exercise? Bulgarian split squat
Weird fact about you? My (given since birth) nickname in Thai means sugar, my sisters are syrup and flavored syrup.
One thing you can’t live without? Food!