Originally from San Francisco, California, Lielen started her career in ad sales. It wasn't pretty. Lielen was a stress bucket. Having gone through her own physical transformation, Lielen decided to follow her love of fitness and strength training and began teaching TRX classes. It was much prettier. Lielen was happy. This lead to Corporate Wellness Training for Google HQ which eventually lead to teaming up with Golden Gloves Champ Simon Redmond as a Founding Trainer for Hit Fit SF.
Although she's a Filipino Islander who doesn't know how to swim, Lielen has a varied athletic background. Olympic lifting, rock climbing, bodybuilding…you name it, she's done it. Just don't put her in the water.
If you want to bribe Lielen, we suggest matcha lattes, cookie dough ice cream, or peanut butter and jelly donuts.