Dan’s passion for fitness and his desire to help others achieve their fitness goals led him to embrace a career as a certified personal trainer. He has always dismissed fads and gimmicks in favor of sound, proven solutions. Dan wants to put his expertise and experience to work for you. He received Bachelor of Science from San Jose State University and is certified by the most prestigious fitness organization in the industry, American Council on Exercise. His areas of expertise include core training, stress management, toning, weight loss, strength training and general fitness. Driven and innovative, Dan always dedicates his career to develop sound training techniques to successfully produce permanent lifestyle modifications and mainly to improve overall health and quality of life.
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Where are you calling home now?
A little more about yourself?
Wife, Thuy and Son, Hugo are the love of my life.
What is your favorite color?
Gotta say “Green”. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. It’s a sign of hope for me.
In 3 words how would you describe yourself?
Live. Smile. Inspired.
We only have one life. Either we live it with a smile or not. It will still go by. So live it with a smile and live to inspire others.
What’s my favorite movie?
What’s my favorite book?
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
What do you do as a hobby?
- Spending time with family: When I think of the quote “live everyday like your last”, I want to live my last with my family, talking, laughing and hugging them.
- Ping pong: This is something my Dad taught me when I saw him after 12 years. So it’s stuck with me as one of my favorite diversions.
- Singing: High School choir days that always make me reminisced everytime I sing.
- Hiking or Jogging: I always come up with new ideas or thoughts that help others or myself when I mindlessly walk or run.
Why you do what you do?
I live to inspire. I want to use Plan For Fitness to inspire people to lead a healthier lifestyle so they can live longer and spend time with their families.
Who is someone you admire?
Steve Jobs. I guess because his autobiography is the only one that I actually listened to. He lived to inspire. His works and legacy continue to do so.
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere with my family, cold beers and an ocean view. =)
What is your favorite food or drink?
Drink: cool beers, double shots of expresso over ice with a dash of half/half or condense milk, plenty of cold water.
Food: medium rare juicy steak, pork belly and boiled-deep fried eggs stew (Vietnamese style) made by my mom.
What is one thing on your “Bucket List?”
Take a 6-month vacation and travel the world.
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Make find a sad person and make him/her smile.
If you had 2 million dollars, what would you do with it?
Pay off mortgages for my family, put the remainings into a index funds/bond investment, take a 6 month off to travel the world with family, choose projects/gigs that I enjoy doing i.e. inspire and help others to live healthier.