I was born in the Philippines, in a much simpler era when smartphones were still unheard of, but since October 2007 I have chosen the beautiful Sultanate of Oman as my home.
I am a professional writer, web developer, performing artist, fitness & sports trainer, and group exercise leader. I am an experienced instructor in speech, acting, personality development, voice, dance and martial arts. I have taught people of all ages, from all walks of life.
I have been a hustle queen since I was five years old. I started as a radio talent, freelance author, web developer and dance instructor while still at school. I eventually added performing arts, fitness and martial arts instruction to my skill set. After graduation, I worked for different private and government establishments in the Philippines.
I am a certified Group Exercise Leader and have taught Aerobics, Aqua Fitness, Cardio Kickboxing, Kung-Fu, Mixed Martial Arts, Zumba, Bokwa, TRX Suspension, Piloxing, Pound and Strong Nation. I am certified as an Advanced Level Instructor for Les Mills in the programs of RPM (indoor cycling), BodyBalance/BodyFlow (yoga, pilates, tai chi fusion), BodyPump (total body workout with light weights), BodyCombat (martial arts-inspired cardio) and Tone (cardio, weights and core).
I was formally schooled in Ballet, Gymnastics, Latin Ballroom, Hawaiian-Polynesian and Classical Interpretative dance. In martial arts, I have degrees in Wushu Sanshou, Tai Chi and Hung-Gar. I have also trained extensively in Karate, Muay Thai, Wing Chun and Arnis.
My husband, Peter, and I moved to the Sultanate of Oman in October 2007. We have both lived and worked in the Middle East since. We both currently have careers in the Education sector.
We first got pregnant in 2014 with twins, but we lost both babies in the first trimester due to a miscarriage.
Our first child, a bouncing baby girl, was conceived in July 2015 and born in Oman on April 2016 at 39 weeks and 2 days’ gestational age. Arya came into the world weighing 3.3 kilograms, with a length of 50 awesome centimeters.
At present, we reside in Muscat, the Sultanate’s capital. It is a blessing that our jobs are based in the city and require minimal travel, so we get to spend a lot of time with our daughter despite having full-time jobs.
I am currently the Head Trainer of the BSM Gladiators Martial Arts and Fitness Community Club in Muscat. I serve as the Tribe Coach for Oman of Les Mills International. I am a CrossFit trainer and athlete.
If I am not with my family, working, or looking after my household, I love to write my fiction novel series, blog, create websites on my various interests, teach fitness classes, cook, and enjoy afternoon tea.