What do you get when you combine fitness, advocacy, and entrepreneurship? You get #EverydayAthlete Charlz Trevor Ng. Founder of Hybrid Group Asia and fierce rights advocate, Charlz is one of the masterminds behind Spartan Race Hong Kong and IRIS: Your Escape – Hong Kong’s largest fitness and wellness event. Add to that Director of Festival Village at the 2022 Gay Games Hong Kong, and it’s a wonder how he manages to find time to keep fit, nevermind finding time to chat with LANE EIGHT.
Tell us about yourself
I’ve been in the wellness industry for more than half a decade, and I’m the co-founder and managing director of Hybrid Group. We have done some really exciting things like bringing the Spartan Race to Hong Kong and developing IRIS: Your Escape into Hong Kong’s largest fitness and wellness festival.
I’m also a partner in House of Fitness, and most recently was named the director of Festival Village at the 2022 Gay Games Hong Kong!
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What does “Your Best You” mean to you?
Being able to inspire people for what you do and the ability to support others in the community.
When do you feel most authentically yourself?
When I am speaking to people about my journey and past failures. I often think you are most yourself when you are vulnerable, because you are diving deep into your true emotions. The more I opened up, the more I started to attract other like-minded people, people that shared the same values, the same mind-sets and the same dreams in life.
Favorite way to express your individuality?
Saying F**k You with my middle finger when someone tells you that you are not good enough, and judge you unfairly for who you are.
What Does Pride mean to you?
Pride is 24/7, 365 for me. It’s not seasonal or a ‘that-time-of-the-year’ event. Pride to me is about being able to accept yourself first and foremost, and pledge to march for tolerance, acceptance, and understanding amongst people around you.
If you had one superpower, what would it be?
Who inspires you to become Your Best You?
Oh there’s a lot! The whole team behind the Gay Games is an inspiration. The passion and dedication from across the board is truly inspirational.
How would you define yourself in three words?
Shameless; outgoing….Single ;).
HIIT or Hike?
If you could share one message with the LANE EIGHT community, what would it be?
Be who you are. Be imperfect. Be a human. Be True to yourself. Stick to your own goals and don’t do something to please someone else. Don’t compare your success to others. The moment you live your life based on others is the moment you lose your own.