It was not so long ago that women were expected to be delicate flowers, who were prone to fainting spells and spent their days indoors doing domestic tasks for the benefit of their families. Today, thanks to brave women across history, women are able to pursue their ambitions and take on roles they are passionate about. One such arena where women were first deemed as outsiders was fitness. Wen Li Lee and Janine Cherrie are personal trainers who have not only successfully proven that working out should be for everyone but also have realised their potential to help other women attain the bodies they aspire to have. With The Sweat Co, they have created an environment where they give and have the support of other women. Ahead, tips from the two to inspire you to take on your own fitness journey.
Tell us about yourselves.
"We are a female fitness duo who started off as friends who worked out together sporadically and realised eventually that we have the same goals and aspirations (both in life and fitness wise). We then made a decision to train together frequently and took a leap into the fitness realm professionally and now are now boxing instructors at the TRIBE Boxing Studio (@tribebx.co). Most recently we have also launched our own fitness platform called TheSweatCo. (@thesweat.co)."
You're both incredibly fit. How did you find time to commit to a fitness regimen before this became full-time?
"When we first started working out together and training as instructors, we were both in extremely demanding full-time jobs. It was so difficult. Finding the mental strength to show up at the gym/studio was tough but we had each other to make sure we both showed up and worked hard. We literally are each others support system up till today (and we both still juggle our own full-time and freelance jobs)."