Head of Strength & Conditioning, Body Transformation, MMA

Tricia is an internationally accredited coach and recognized as one of the most accomplished health and fitness experts in Hong Kong. She has extensive experience in helping her clients get stronger, optimizing their health and empowering their lives. Additionally, she is a writer, speaker and presenter on entrepreneurship, health and wellness – with experience at The Women’s Foundation, TedxWomen Wanchi open mic, General Assembly, schools and much more, including a lead MMA coaching role in Hong Kong’s ViuTV most watched program – G1 Fight Club.

Trish is well known for adopting a consultative individual approach when working with her clients to ensure progress because she believes that every individual is unique. As a former management consultant and professional athlete, she has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by her clients living and working in HK – whether they are working professionals, stay at home mums, weekend warriors or athletes. Her philosophy towards health and fitness is to encourage a holistic and balanced mindset towards lifestyle, nutrition and training because long-term transformation is built upon the keys of consistency and sustainability.

Her motto: State of mind is everything. You control your mind, and you will control your body. So if you focus on performance as opposed to aesthetics, subsequently your decisions around diet, training and lifestyle will shift to optimize health – then you will find that as a by product, your aesthetics will also have changed. Be strong and dangerous. Be badass everyday.

Instagram: @triciayap


  • Poliquin Performance Specialist PICP Level 1 & 2
  • Your Personal Strength Institute B-Licence Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Crossfit Weightlifting Trainer
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • IKFF Certified Level 1 & 2 Kettlebell Instructor under Steve Cotter
  • Certified Suples Fit Bulgarian Bag Instructor under Ivan Ivanoff
  • AED/CPR Certified
  • Irish Strength Institute Functional Medicine Course, Eoin Lacey (HK, March 2014)
  • Advanced Nutritional Program Design, Clean Health Education, Daine MacDonald (HK, June 2015)
  • Lab Analysis, Clean Health Education, Daine MacDonald (HK, June 2015)
  • Semi Private Internship Your Personal Strength Institute, Wolfgang Unsold (Germany, May 2016)


  • “A fitness guru helping women break boundaries” – CNN International Passion For Portfolio
  • “Fitspiration: Tricia Yap” – Lifestyle Asia
  • “Top 10 healthy Instagram accounts to follow in Hong Kong” – Lifestyle Asia
  • “Top 10 Hong Kong fitness junkies to follow on Instagram” –
  • “MMA Champion Tricia Yap on Health Misconceptions” – The Loop HK
  • “HK Profile: Tricia Yap MMA Fighter” – Time Out Hong Kong
  • “Tricia Yap: The New Power Player” – East Magazine
  • “Fit & Fab” – South China Morning Post
  • “That Girl” – Sassy Hong Kong