Get to know your trainer – Eugene Kwok

Nov 16th, 2017

Get to know your trainer – Eugene Kwok

What is your motto?
It takes 21 days to make or break a habit.

 

What is your sport and fitness background?
I used to play a variety of sports growing up. I used to swim when I lived in Hong Kong, then after moving to the UK, I started playing rugby, hockey, and cricket. I represented Hong Kong while playing rugby in my twenties and used to play for the USRC Tigers Rugby Team locally. I’m now retired from the sport and focus a lot on calisthenics, weight training, gymnastics, and kettlebell. I like to mix things up a bit.

 

What are your current favourite workout music tracks?
Currently, I listen to Imagine Dragons a lot. They are awesome.

 

How often do you work out? What is your typical training routine?
I usually train three times a week. I enjoy a CrossFit style workout from time to time, but I usually focus on training the upper body and lower body on separate days. Then I do gymnastic and kettlebell workouts as conditioning. I’ve recently started to running again, just to keep things varied. My typical training routine usually starts with 500 to 1000 metres of rowing, then some power stuff such as a 5×5 deadlift, squat, or bench press, followed by volume stuff, core, and cardio.

 

What do you like to do when you have time off?
During my time off, I like to spend time practicing wakeboarding and wakesurfing, which are my new favourite pastimes, apart from snowboarding during the winter holidays. I like to hike as well, especially during the beautiful autumn season, and play with my dogs whenever I have time.

 

What is your typical eating routine, from breakfast to dinner?
To be honest, I don’t have a particular eating routine, but my breakfast is pretty much the same every morning. I usually start with two pieces of toast, one with marmite, the other with Nutella. I also have three boiled eggs on top of that and a kiwi or an orange. For drinks, I usually have a cup of black coffee and a small glass of grapefruit juice.

For lunch, I usually have some chicken pasta or rice plus a portion of vegetables.

For my snack, I have Beijing-style dumplings at Wangfu, my favourite dumpling joint in Central. Or occasionally, I have a bagel or some sushi from Jason’s Supermarket.

For dinner, I usually eat at home and eat steak, fish, or chicken with beans and vegetable and two or three tablespoons of rice.

 

What is your favourite cheat meal?
I don’t really have a favourite cheat meal, but if you really want me to choose one, it will have to be KFC or any sort of Italian cuisine.

 

What is your top tip for clients pursuing their goals?
I think the most important thing is to be consistent, whether your goal is to lose weight or get stronger. Keep things consistent, and stick to the plan.

 

What would you never be caught dead doing in the gym?
Jamie’s leg day or Ricky’s cardio days. I dislike both, a lot.

 

If you could only do one exercise in the gym for a month, what would it be?
Handstand.

 

You are granted a magical chance to become really talented at one thing. What would it be?
I would like to be an expert in wakeboarding. I think it’s awesome.

 

What would someone have to do to get on your ‘favourite clients’ list?
I think if a client tries hard and doesn’t give up easily, they would automatically be on my ‘favourite clients’ list.

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