Born and raised in Taiwan, Sway grew up training as a team handball player and a competitive swimmer. She relocated to San Francisco at age 17 and since has lived in Orange County, NYC and Hawaii.
After having her son, Sway decided there was nothing more crucial than teaching him the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. She enrolled in Baby Boot Camp as well as training with a personal coach that led to a major personal transformation, both physically and mentally. For the first time Sway felt capable of the tasks on hand: a love of fitness was born.
Once back on the mainland, Sway pursued a degree in fashion design, but her love for fitness and self-improvement grew stronger. She realized simply putting clothes on people wasn't enough, she wanted to make them look good from the inside and soon began studying for her NASM personal trainer certification.
"Healthy living is not just a job but rather life's passion and purpose."
With her love of food and her understanding of nutrition, she felt the NASM program came up short on addressing the importance of healthy eating, this led to her studies with Precision Nutrition, a world renowned sports and exercise nutrition school that focuses on behavior change.
Five years ago she started practicing yoga to increase her mobility and allow it to supplement her active lifestyle. Through this practice, Sway not only achieved her goal of increasing her range of motion, but more importantly, she became a better mother and started to understand her purpose and belonging in this world. This is the reason why she became a yoga teacher - to share yoga as an effective way to cope with modern-day stress and guidance in personal growth.
Sway believes the best way to help her clients is through on-going education; understanding individual needs to provide progressive exercise and recovery programs, as well as strong emphasis on a healthy balanced diet. She believes in disease preventions through nutrition, movements and inner growth practices because they provide long lasting life changing results.
For Sway, healthy living is not just a job but rather life's passion and purpose.
When Sway is not training or cooking you can find her gardening, reading, and backpacking. She loves to sleep and hopes one day to find her long lost unicorn friend.
Certifications and Achievements
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
200 hour RYT & 300 hour in progress
Precision Nutrition 1
Herbalist in training
Training For Warriors
StrongFirst - in progress
2014 Men's Health Urbanathlon 2nd place, Age Group - San Francisco
2015 Warrior 13th place, Championship qualified - Southern California
Unofficially voted best Camp Chef by SJSU students and faculties!