Elissa Imran

Elissa Imran

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Introduction - for my Kenzai Body 2 Teams!

  • Jan 9th, 2019 at 3:02PM

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Allow myself to introduce myself.

1. Where are you located?
I’m in Hong Kong – moved here from New York City just over 8 years ago.

2. What do you do?
In addition to working for Kenzai part time, I am a stay at home mom to a 10 year old daughter and an 8 year old son. I love that they go to school all day. And I also love that I get to spend my afternoons, evenings and weekends with them.
I am an avid dragon boat paddler. I picked up the sport when I moved to Hong Kong, and I'm just starting my 9th season with the AWA Globe Paddlers. It’s fun being on a team of amazing women!
I love to travel. One of the perks of living in Asia is seeing so many places I never even imagined getting to. We are raising our kids to be adventurous travelers. We spent 2 ½ weeks in Thailand and Laos at winter break. It was an awesome trip filled with elephants, zip-lines, staying in a tree-house, playing in waterfalls and much more!

3. Why are you here?
I heard about Kenzai from a neighbor back in 2012 and did my first program in September of that year. And I started working for Kenzai in 2015. I keep coming back for more because I love the lessons, workouts, diet plans and most of all the community. I have completed multiple programs and aim to hit a couple more this year - probably starting with Kettle Bells 2 in February.

4. What podcast or playlist would you recommend?
I recently got into podcasts instead of music during exercise, although I sometimes switch over from Stitcher to Spotify playlists. Recent favorites include Dirty John, Bag Man, Serial (season 3), and Caliphate.

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13 comments

Sara PittmanSara PittmanKenzai Member
Assistant Trainer9 months ago

That holiday looked incredible ! Your podcast choices are so cool - mine are The Archers ( eng corny farming soap), the Food programme and Woman’s Hour ! 🤣🤣


    Alan F.Alan F.Kenzai Body 3 | Day 41 (Member)
    9 months ago

    The idea of switching to podcasts and those specific podcasts are intriguing...


      Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Iron | Day 41 (Member)
      9 months ago

      Very Healthy looking family...powered by Kenzai! I do enjoy following your Dragon-boat adventures. When does the racing season begin? Or, has it started already...


        Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Member
        Trainer9 months ago

        @Sara - we seem to have very different podcast interests! :) You might also like "bodies" - pretty interesting and well done.
        @Alan - I find podcasts less distracting than trying to turn on a TV or something, but more engaging than music. And when I need to focus on a new exercise, I can always pause the podcast to avoid the distraction. Or if I lose focus on the podcast for a bit along the way, so be it.
        @Scott - We just finished up our recruiting season and had our first practice with our official 2019 roster yesterday. Races won't actually start until mid-April. It takes time to teach new people the technique, build the right muscles, and get our timing in sync!


          Elodie C.Elodie C.Kenzai Marathon | Day 62 (Member)
          9 months ago

          Your trip sounds amazing!


            Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Sculpt | Day 6 (Member)
            9 months ago

            Go Wondertwin Go


              Jonathan S.Jonathan S.Kenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 27 (Member)
              9 months ago

              A life full of travel and adenture is the only way to go. Thank you for the intro, good to meet you.


                Martin D.Martin D.Reboot | Day 13 (Member)
                9 months ago

                Awesome Holiday! Love the sense of adventure. Thanks for taking the time to be the trainer for our KB2 group. Excited to see where the journey takes us... HK Is also such a small world so great to connect with you here.


                  Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Chisel | Day 34 (Member)
                  9 months ago

                  Elissa, you are the poster woman for Kenzai Fit! Such a great influence for your kids - balanced healthy living, fitness and exploring the world.


                    Jim MattJim MattKenzai Run | Day 13 (Member)
                    Assistant Trainer9 months ago

                    I envy your location, as it allows travel to many interesting, exotic and fun parts of the world. I know a lot of the HK group goes down to Thailand or the Philippines for the holidays. I had no idea you were an avid dragon boater...LOL. ;) And you will LOVE Bellz 2, personally my favorite program.


                      Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Reboot | Day 13 (Member)
                      9 months ago

                      Elissa, it sounds like you have the perfect balance in your life. Loads of time with your children but ample time for you personally. A good message for them to learn as well. As for your trip photo....I want to stay in a treehouse too!
                      I also stopped to imagine your move to Hong Kong 8 years ago. It must have been a move with a two year old and newborn or a move with a two year old while heavily pregnant. What a challenge, no wonder you are up for the challenge of Kenzai.


                        Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Member
                        Trainer9 months ago

                        @Kathleen - nice sleuthing skills. Indeed, I moved here with a 2 year old and a 4 month old. It was quite a rough transition! But at this point, I can count my blessings that my husband's career success has allowed me to have this balance and that most of my mothering life has been done with the huge benefit of domestic help!


                          Ren KurodaRen KurodaKenzai Member
                          Business Development9 months ago

                          I miss the Dragon Boat! Still sore on my ribs from that experience lol.


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