Sports bra, booty shorts and hair flips. That alone should tell you how Amanda Kohatsu owns who she is. From domestic violence, to exercise addiction, to a life changing back injury, Amanda has evolved into a woman who doesn’t sit back and watch life crumble before her. She is a successful personal trainer who pushes the envelope and challenges stereotypes by deadlifting over 420lbs in hoop earrings, red lipstick and traps like meat hooks.
Amanda shares heart wrenching stories of struggling with her self-image and how that behavior brought her to a crossroads. Listen how she found confidence in powerlifting while training for performance, rather than to be skinny. Learn her secrets on being a social media influencer and why her posts speak to the everyday person.
In this episode, Amanda and I relate the benefits of working in the cosmetic industry and being a personal trainer. We also give tips on how to sell yourself as a female personal trainer. You’ll learn our thoughts on social media and the business of fitness as well as what it takes to actually market yourself as a trainer. Listen as we discuss:
- Her evolution from youth to adulthood
- Tipping point where she escaped domestic violence
- How fitness became her new obsession
- Hurting her back and how that was the toughest lesson she learned
- Crossfit’s influence on barbell to the masses
- Reebok ad feature
- My husband dropping by to say hi
- Relating makeup experience to being a trainer
- Content for your potential client rather than your peers
- Inspiration for “Strength Comes In All Sizes”
Featured Guest/People Mentioned:
- Amanda Kohatsu (@haparican)
- Tolulope Popoola (@teepopoola)
- Feed Me Fight Me (@feedmefightme)
- “Strength Comes In All Sizes” Shirt (https://feedmefightme.com/product/strength-comes-in-all-sizes-by-haparican-unisex/)
- Meg Squats (@megsquats)
- MAC Cosmetics (@maccosmetics)
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