One for the Record Books
Growing up in California, Linh Nguyen has always participated in sports and stayed active. She attended the University of California, Irvine, and earned her degree in Biological Science.
Now in Colorado, she feels at home in the outdoors and continues to stay active by rock climbing, powerlifting, and participating in paintball events.
“I don’t even know how to work my TV,” she said.
Her outgoing personality pushes fitness center members to the max, encouraging them along their own fitness journeys, while sharing her personal development insight.
“They know what they are doing. They just need to understand the mindfulness part.” She added that it’s more than teaching someone how to lift a weight, “the hardest part is the mental hurdle that comes with it. It’s a mindset.”
Last October, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Linh overcame a challenge of her own, breaking the Guinness World Record for heaviest sumo dead lift (female). To beat the record, Linh had to complete 49 sumo deadlifts of 180 pounds in one minute—that’s over 8,800 pounds, surpassing the old record by more than 1,900 pounds! She completed the challenge at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and landed in the record books.
Nguyen noted that she “grew up reading those ‘Guinness’ books,” and now she’s in them.
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