Elissa grew up in Texas and lived in New York City before moving to Hong Kong. After years in the dog-eat-dog world of finance, she started searching for a more balanced and sustainable lifestyle. Working as a Kenzai trainer, she loves being a part of people’s transformations and is inspired each time she logs on.
As a mother of two, Elissa understands the pressures of eating right and exercising when there’s little time for yourself. Having dealt with knee and shoulder issues she’s also familiar with the challenges of getting healthy after an injury. With her firm but empathetic style she gets trainees to their goals.
Outside of training, Elissa is one of Hong Kong’s top dragon boat racers, leading her team to consecutive gold medals in the Stanley International competitions. When she’s not paddling with her team, she enjoys travel and adventure with her family or curling up with a good book at home.
Location: Hong Kong
Training philosophy: “Getting in shape is about simple choices. Diet comes first. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Add in exercise to build muscle, not as a way to lose weight. Keep getting these simple things right and you’ll see results!”
ALL ABOUT ELISSA IMRAN - KENZAI TRAINER
- Bachelor of Science in Economics, The Wharton School
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
- Started training with Kenzai 2012
- Jointed training team 2015
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