I am a certified personal trainer and triathlon coach and an ex-national athlete who has represented Malaysia in the sport of triathlon at Sea Games and Asian Games.
2. Tell us anything about your work, the fun & boring parts, anything that you’d like to tell share with us
My work involves guiding people in their journey towards becoming a fitter athlete, showing them that their fitness goals are achievable through a progressive and systematic approach. A favourite part of my job is seeing my athletes improve their fitness and seeing them be more confident in their own abilities, and just proving to themselves that they are capable of more than they once thought they could achieve. Boring part? Clients missing training haha
3. Have you ever experienced any struggles or problems at work that is related to gender stereotypes?
Typically, there are less women coaches/trainers in my industry. It’s not really a struggle for me but I’d like to see more women pick up this profession and create a more balanced gender representation in the fitness industry
4. Nowadays, what do you think about the mindset that people have should be changed in terms of gender equality?
In sports, there is a tendency for people to think that sports are more for men/guys, and women shld stay indoors and be ‘safe’. I’m thinking, why should that be? Women are as able as men, they need to get out there and use their physical and mental abilities to the best that they can and find their true potential without limits imposed by what others think. Be your own person, be brave and explore beyond the boundaries others impose on you.
5. Our goal is to reach more people to get the ideas of how gender stereotyping could affect people negatively. How do you think that this campaign would help to the society?
I think we should constantly highlight these issues to society and this campaign is a good way to do this. The more we talk about it the more we bring awareness to the issue and we empower others to take the next step of breaking the barriers of stereotyping. This campaign also helps showcase other women who already ‘Walk the talk’! It gives other women inspiration by showing them what is possible when there is no gender stereotype.
We believe that WE ALL ARE responsible for breaking bias in our homes, schools, communities, and workplaces. Imagine a world where all genders are equal.
Together, we can change the world by contributing even just a little of our efforts. On this International Women’s Day, let's #BreakTheBas and promote equality. Let’s call out gender bias, discrimination, and stereotyping wherever we see it.
Let’s join us in this meaningful movement!