Hailing from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Hanis spent her childhood in England before returning home and spent her university years in New Zealand for a Bachelor of Education. Having a passion for teaching and coaching, Hanis spent her post-graduate years teaching in High-School – English Literature and Physical Education – before jumping into entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry and Group Fitness. Discovering her first Pound Session in 2018, POUND was Love at FIRST SIGHT – she signed up to be a PRO and pledged to MAKE NOISE louder than ever here in Malaysia. She drives energy and happiness through empowering others and encouraging new talents. She has a very positive outlook in life, extremely motivated and LOVE to see other people finding their own MAGIC through Pound! Hanis is incredibly PASSIONATE when it comes to POUND in turn to INSPIRE you too!
What are your 3 earliest memories in life?
- On a swing at the back yard during snow.
- Summer at the beach.
- School during PE!
If you could live in any TV home, what would it be?
Harry Potter – Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry of course!!!! I would be in Gryffindor oh wait maybe Slytherin? Ha ha!
If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be?
Princess Diana. The biggest heart in the world. She inspired me so much in philanthropy.
What’s a great book you’ve read recently?
Rising Strong by Brene Brown. I re-read it again and again – it has become my life manual for this phase of my life.
What’s the first thing you do when you get home from a trip?
I like to keep my house and room tidy before a trip so that when I get home I can throw myself on my clean bedsheets and smell those linens!!! So good!!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Stay true to yourself. Sounds so easy but when you hear it coming from someone else, it just hits HOME.
Whom do you secretly admire?
My husband? (Don’t tell him that!) He is one of the most courageous, motivated, and optimistic people I have ever met, and I am living with him right now! He is my source of inspiration, motivation, and a coach who always has my back! (though he drives me crazy sometimes!)
What do you want people to say about you once you’re gone?
Hanis will always be remembered as one who is self-less and has the passion to lift people up to their potential!
What’s one thing you’re certain of?
That life will definitely be a roller-coaster and we should learn how to DANCE IN THE RAIN!
Who’s your favorite rockstar (actual or figurative) and why?
My Rockstar would be my Dad. He has managed to raise me and my siblings to where we are right now with what little that he and mom had! And for that I am grateful and blessed. He will always be my Rockstar. Forever.
What’s one thing you’d tell your 13-year-old self?
To always stand up for yourself, love yourself more, and NEVER sacrifice yourself in order to PLEASE others!
What superpower would you most like to have?
To time-travel DEFINITELY! I always believe I am an old soul and would love to teleport to the era with big gowns, dragons and castles!