It’s been four months since I packed my bags and made the move from Hong Kong to Los Angeles with U.P.
What a whirlwind it’s been! Moving to a new city, living in the US for the first time ever and managing our first gym in North America has been nothing short of exciting (and busy)!
As you might have read in my blog, I decided to do my first photoshoot with the U.P. LA team and put myself through what we do with our clients. I went from 14.7% to 8.9% body fat in just six weeks and loved every bit of the process.
Dani showcasing the incredible results of her six-week transformation
In the past few months, the gym has been exploding – we’ve had an influx of clients as the U.P. name has made its way around the City of Angels, and we’ve continued to grow our stellar team of trainers.
We have a steady stream of phenomenal client results coming through under the watchful eye of Eddie Baruta (U.P.’s Global Head of Personal Training).
In addition to this, and in true LA fashion, we have our own host of Hollywood stars sign up for their own U.P. transformations!
Scream Queens star Glen Powell pushing himself to the limit in training on the prowler at U.P. LA
So what’s life in Los Angeles like?
- It’s HUGE! It’s a constant adventure and there’s so much to do and explore.
- Vitamin D? Nailed it. The sun is literally always shining (although I have to admit I miss the drama of Hong Kong typhoon season – is that strange?)
- FOOD. Oh my goodness the food. I don’t mean the IHOPs, the burger joints, or the ribs (don’t get me wrong, those are great too), but I mean the abundance of healthy, quality fresh produce available at the plethora of grocery stores on offer here.
Dani and the U.P LA team visit the famous Venice Beach for a workout
Although I am half American, I have never lived in the U.S of A, or ever spent a great deal of time on this side of the world. Do I miss home? Absolutely! But I’m loving every minute of this California dream.