Sopearin Yos: Today’s Notable Young Professional

Personal trainer Sopearin Yos loves running his own business but aims to find the elusive long-term, work-life balance.


Describe what you do in less than 140 characters. Go.

I’m an independent personal trainer who delivers results. I put forward creative workouts that are always changing, so you see the change in your body. No two workouts are alike.

What was the inspiration for your career route?

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved playing sports. Then in high school, I took an anatomy and exercise science class and fell in love. My interest in the human body and athletics drove me to pursue a degree in Kinesiology.

What is the most memorable milestone in your career so far?

When Will Smith walked through the gym where I worked. I was shocked, ran into the back and screamed like a school girl.

Where do you see yourself in five years, 10 years, 20 years?

Owning my own gym, training any type of sports team, or training a famous celebrity and building a fitness empire.

Do you have any advice for other young professionals?

Always have a great work ethic and take one step at a time. Be confident in what you do and set goals every month.

What is one major challenge that you’ve had to overcome in your career? How did you overcome it?

Having patience for things. I just kept hustling, worked as much as I could and never missed an opportunity to network with likewise individuals.

What does the word notable mean to you?

Being recognized.



Where is your favourite place to wine/ dine in your city and why?

Soho House—always a good, chill vibe and low key.

What’s the most visited website on your Internet browser? The most played song on your phone?, probably something Drake.

Who’s one person you think everyone should be following on social media?

@bjgaddour. That guy’s a badass and has killer workouts. And obviously, me! I’m @sopearin.

What’s your favourite country to visit and why? And what’s the next one you plan on travelling to?

My favourite is Vietnam. I love the  of culture, landscape and simple life.

Next up will be somewhere in South America, but most likely Costa Rica or Brazil.

What gives you the greatest FOMO?

Missing out on any type of trip! Or missing big social events.

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Small pepperoni pizza from Domino’s. The pick-up special!

What’s something you wish you didn’t spend so much money on? What’s something you wish you spent more on?

I wish I didn’t spend so much on food and drink…but hey, everyone loves to eat and drink. If I had more time/money, I would travel more and pay into lifelong experiences.

And finally, what does success look like to you? Work, play or otherwise…

Finding that fine balance between work and play. Working my ass off for a couple months and then relaxing and vacationing for a few days (preferably on a beach).