Eugene Thong holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Rutgers University. While at Rutgers, Eugene was a student Teaching Assistant for Functional Human Anatomy Lab, helping to instruct undergraduate students to identify structures of the body using cadavers. During his senior year at Rutgers, he was a student intern in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where, under the supervision of a clinical exercise physiologist, Eugene designed and implemented exercise programs for post-cardiac event patients.
In July of 2000, gainfully employed as an exercise physiologist at a NYC health club, Eugene began performing one-on-one personal training sessions. He has not looked back since. He obtained certification as a P.R.E.S . (Post-rehabilitation exercise specialist) in 2001, and attained his C.S.C.S. (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2004.
Eugene can currently be found either supervising client workouts, grappling on the mats of Renzo Gracie’s Brazilian Jiujitsu Academy, lifting heavy things, or throwing himself down a mountain on a snowboard.
When he’s not leafing through books, studies, or journals, that is.