Arby Chiu

Hello there! I’m Arby Chiu – a friendly face and your guiding hand here at our personal training studio. My path to becoming a personal trainer, yoga instructor, and surf coach has been quite the adventure, and it’s one I embarked on because I genuinely want to make a difference in your life, just as I did in mine.

Why I am a personal trainer: Once upon a time, I navigated the endless hours of the corporate world, sitting at a desk from 8 am to 10 pm, feeling the toll it took on my body and spirit. But everything changed when I discovered the transformative power of incorporating regular exercise into my life. That’s when I decided to leave the corporate scene behind. I wanted to use my personal turnaround to inspire and help others like you to find your own balance and wellness, even amidst a hectic life.

What makes me happy in my work: There’s this moment when a client achieves something they previously thought was impossible – whether it’s mastering a yoga pose, riding their first wave, or hitting a personal milestone in fitness – that look of joy and pride on their face is unbeatable. That’s what keeps me going. That, and seeing the beautiful way your life starts to change when wellness becomes a part of your routine.

How my clients describe me: Most of them say I feel more like a friend than a coach. I take that as a huge compliment! It means I’m doing something right by ensuring that when we’re together, you get more than just a workout. You’re getting a support system, someone who really gets what it’s like to juggle life, work, and trying to stay healthy.

When I’m not coaching clients: You guessed it – I’m probably outdoors, soaking up the sun, running by the promenade, or chasing the next wave. Anything that keeps me close to the water and in touch with nature is where you’ll find me spending my time recharging, so I can bring that energy back into our sessions together.

Changing careers was the best decision I ever made because it led me to you. As we work together, remember that I’ve been where you are and know the challenges. But I also know the rewards. I can’t wait to share those moments of triumph and discovery with you. Whether it’s getting stronger, feeling more energized, or simply discovering the joy in movement, I’m here to help you achieve it.

Looking forward to making some great strides together – inside the gym and out.

Portrait of Arby Chiu, personal trainer at Movement Fitness

Arby Chiu