Pek Ya is a former national triathlete who has been coaching competition teams since 1999. She established Unpossible Fitness with a mission to show others the positive impact that sports and exercise can have on their lives.
Pek Ya believes that the best results are obtained by identifying her clients’ individual training needs, rather than simply increasing the hours of training. She has experience working with all age groups; and her clients include competitive athletes, special needs children, rehab patients and people who are simply looking to improve their fitness and be healthier.
She continues to participate actively in national and international events, whenever her schedule permits. Below are some of the races that she has taken part in –
Temasek Polytechnic 1999-2009
Pek Ya coached the Temasek Polyechnic Aquathlon Team from its inception to 2009, during which time the team consistently placed in the top 3 in the Inter-varsity Polytechnic Games and National Aquathlon Championships (A Division, Schools category).
Edgefield Primary 2003-2004
Edgefield was the first primary school to include Triathlon as a co-curricular activity. Pek Ya was invited to form and train the first school team, and she took them to a podium finish in the OSIM Singapore International Triathlon.
Nanyang Technical university (NTU) 2009-2013
Pek Ya has been coaching the NTU Aquathlon Team since 2009. The team finished overall champions at the Singapore University Games Aquathlon in 2010 and 2011. In 2013, they were the overall winners of the Aquathlon event at the SMU Waikiki Festival.
Raffles Institution (RI) 2014-2016
Pek Ya has coached several teams in RI – namely Judo, Netball, Sailing, Touch Rugby and Ultimate Frisbee, where she provided strength and conditioning trainings prior to their A division tournaments.
Nanyang Girls’ High School (NYGH) 2015-2016
Pek Ya provided prehabilitation sessions for many sporting teams in NYGH. She focused on injury prevention strength trainings for the Basketball, Judo, Sailing, Shooting, Tennis and Wushu teams in the lead up to their competitions.