Who the fuck am I?
I'm Cindy Lee, I'm a strength trainer based out in Oakland. I make people hella strong! By now, I have over 10 years of experience coaching 1,000's of clients and over 25,000 hours of work I've put in. I work with an extremely wide range of clients from celebrities to people who just got out of physical therapy to people who are sedentary to athletes and even my mom! Regardless of who I train, I have steadfast principles that are applied to everybody.
I was born and raised in a small city called Abilene, TX. I would say that it’s innate for me to be active and moving 24/7, along with being outside every single chance I get. If I’m not finding a way to be physically active, you can find me in the kitchen constantly refining my cooking techniques.
I'm definitely one of those people who need constant stimulation mentally and physically to reduce boredom and encourage growth as a person. I'm addicted to improvement in all areas of my life. Every year is better than the previous year, being a better version of myself. I grew up playing various team sports at school such as soccer, basketball, softball, golf and volleyball. Outside from school, I participated in martial arts for many years, initially starting with Tae Kwon Do and then transitioning into mixed martial arts practicing in Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing.
Years ago, I decided to challenge my fitness levels by giving Crossfit a whirl. I've learned a lot from this in many ways, including a self discovery with my obsession for competitive Olympic style weightlifting (snatch + clean and jerk) and RAW power lifting (squat, bench, and dead lift). Anything in regards to strength, whether a loaded movement or unloaded through body weight work is definitely an obsession and an ongoing challenge. The pursuit to be better is an endless journey. There is always another goal and another level of strength. Strength is my addiction.
I have certifications in the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), USAW, FRC (Functional Range Conditioning) , NSPA (National Sports Performance Association).
Back Squat: 374 lbs (RAW, no wraps)
Pause Squat: 305 lbs
Front Squat: 300 lbs
Bench: 180 lbs
Strict Press: 110 lbs
Dead lift: 395 lbs
Pull up Max: 17 reps