Dennis Wong, YOR Health founder, opens up about the company’s newest athletic advisory board member, Australian fitness model Hattie Boydle.
Q: Who is Hattie Boydle?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: She is an international sports model whose achievements include winning 1st place in the 2013 ANB Fitness Model Competition.
Q: What is her philosophy regarding exercise?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Hattie’s favorite saying is “Everyone has time if they make time!”
Q: Has she always modeled?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: No, actually, and her story is inspirational. At 15, Hattie was diagnosed with severe anorexia. At just 62 pounds, she had to find the courage to fight for her life. She says it was the wake-up call that finally made her learn to love her body and treat it with the respect it deserved.
Q: How does she set her fitness goals?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Hattie has quit looking at the scale. She has learned to set her goals based on her weight-room achievements.
Q: Does she advise young women to do the same?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Absolutely, but she stresses vehemently that goals should be set for oneself and not for others.
Q: And she is healthy today with no relapses?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Hattie has never claimed her journey was easy and she relapsed many times before learning to love herself. She now says that she trains because she loves her body whereas before she did empty exercises because she hated it.
Q: What are some of her other notable achievements?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Hattie won the 2011 INBA Sports Model Championship Crown and was named a WBFF Pro Fitness Diva in 2014. She is a sought-after fitness model and has graced the cover of Men’s Muscle & Health magazine
Q: Why does YOR Health have an athletic advisory board?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Our products are used by athletes around the world. Having an advisory board allows us access to immediate feedback regarding the effectiveness of our products.
Q: What other athletes are on the board?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Boxer Daniel Jacobs, fitness model Ben Handsaker, Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown, heavyweight boxing champion Jerome Le Banner, professional bodybuilder Kim Hairston, Athens Olympian Sid Taberlay, and 1995 Mr. America Terry Hairston.