Today we’d like to introduce you to Tony Corong.
Hi Tony, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I was an incredibly active kid in elementary school where I played many sports like basketball, flag football, and volleyball. Then in the beginning of high school, I was introduced into Breaking which is a style of street dance art form that incorporates unique and intricate movement with Hip Hop/Rap music. This sparked an interest into Hip Hop-based choreography and before you know it, I had joined a competitive dance team. This was the beginning of what I still consider to be the best years of my life yet.
Over the course of my high school to collegiate years, I competed on multiple dance teams including “The Organization”, “Underground”, “Team Millennia”, “The GOOD Project”, and “Hall of Fame”. Being on these teams had taught me countless lessons and it wasn’t all about dance. In fact, I had to understand how to balance everything; with school, work, fitness, and family affairs. Essentially, the unique experiences and amazing people that I have met throughout those years was something inimitable.
Dance inspired me to learn more in-depth about its biomechanics and how it plays a key role towards a dancer’s performance. I proceeded into the field of Kinesiology and fulfilled a B.S. in Kinesiology from CSULB in 2019. However after a few months from graduating, COVID hit and this was the end of the road, or so I thought.
It was during COVID when I first started personal training under Crunch Fitness, Garden Grove in 2020. It was all new to me working under the fitness industry but I have always enjoyed fitness. I’ve continuously incorporated fitness growing up on top of dance, school, and work because I knew it made me feel good and healthy. I knew I had this passion from the start and I wanted to share my knowledge of health & fitness with others. Crunch had given me all the right tools and resources to transition myself in my own path in personal training.
Which brings us to where I’m at today. I, Tony Corong, run my own personal training business called Strong by Corong in Santa Ana, Orange County. I train both in-person and online in my own garage to which I was given the opportunity to change 50+ individuals’ lifestyles over the past 2+ years of training. Importantly, my ultimate goal with Strong by Corong is to transform people’s habits into healthier ones. I specialize in weight loss, strength & conditioning, and sports performance. Lastly, I’m also currently back in school to get my doctorate in Physical Therapy to continue my career in Kinesiology.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
I started my business in February 2022 which had gone smooth the first few months but while going to school and landing a new job all at the same time, it has become a challenge. It has brought to my attention now that running my own business with other relevant priorities is a handful to work with but I do believe that things happen for a reason and my end goal is what keeps me on my toes.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Strong By Corong?
As mentioned earlier, I currently run my own personal training business, Strong By Corong, since February 2022 residing in the city of Santa Ana, Orange County. My business takes place in-person within my garage with tons of equipment and ample space to train my clientele and essentially offers online coaching to clients who train with me virtually. As a trainer and having a background from dance, my clientele includes the general population who want to focus on weight loss and body recomposition as well as dancers & athletes who want to improve their craft and performance.
I’m definitely most proud to express my brand as to let others know what their fullest potential may be. Some of us may struggle to know, including myself, what it takes to be “strong”. The key thing here is identity and identifying myself as strong within my roles as a trainer and future doctor in physical therapy builds me the confidence to do what I’m made to do.
Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
If you’re contemplating about hitting the gym and want to change your body composition, have this willingness to change lifestyle habits, looking into improving sport & athletic performance but don’t know where to start, do not hesitate to reach out.
- Website: strngbycorong.com
- Instagram: strongbycorong
Melanie Sabino Earl Buenaobra