Fast forward to 2012, and the “Thai Hulk” is still a constant presence at TMT with his inviting smile and friendly attitude towards clients, fighters, athletes, and everyone in between.
“I love this job because fitness is my life,” says the 36 year-old, who celebrates his fifth year anniversary at the camp this month, “I stay in touch with many of the people who I trained over the years. We are all still friends.”
As a personal trainer, Peter works around the clock helping his clients reach their fitness goals using traditional weight lifting routines. As a professional bodybuilder, Peter also competes in different parts of Thailand against top competition from around the world.
Peter trains himself, develops all of his own routines, and proudly talks about his resistance towards harmful substances – something he passes on to his clients. The next step for Peter, is to oversee the development of the weight lifting program at TMT Chiang Mai, which should open later this year.
“I’m very excited about it. I’m sure it will be very popular over there,” Peter says.
The “Thai Hulk” started training at 15-years-old with some friends picking up bags of concrete and using household items. Over time, he developed his routine and started competing professionally in his early 20’s. Peter was the very first non-Muay Thai trainer at TMT and one of the most recognizable characters at the camp.
“I have good feedback from clients. It’s not like work for me,” says Peter. We train and then hang out with people as well. Outside of my work everyone is a friend too.”