Elevated and Outdoors

- Weekly Workouts and Routines

- Recovery Workshops/Seminars 

-  Health and Wellness Retreats


It was 2014 and another Iowa City winter. I was at a sort of plateau in my life with work, a stagnant social network, and just a general feeling of "this is it...this is what you're going to do forever, time to settle down". Then an opportunity came in San Diego, and as an aspiring Scientist with the booming biotech industry there, it was a no brainer.  I needed to get away from everything I knew and immerse myself with everything new. After 25+ years in the Midwest, California welcomed me to many firsts. Most notably, my first yoga class ever, which introduced me to a greater sense of community than I'd ever experienced before. That little spark of community was the beginning of this path to achieve a dichotomy in life I believe we should all have. And it starts with the first conscious breath you take every morning.   

While my work still persists in the sciences, my passion for social connection along with a healthy community have grown considerably. I am an official IRONMAN Tri-Athlete having raced with TeamChallenge on behalf of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (CCF). I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (200-E-RYT) versed in Power Yoga, a great practice for those pursuing an active lifestyle. I am a Certified XPT Coach with a focus on Breath and Heat/Cold Immersion therapies, and also a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT) with a cardiorespiratory focus. I host 2 annual retreats in Southern California.

As a lover of fitness, the outdoors, and community involvement, my practice is designed to get people outside, active, and involved in making this world a better place. Starting with Breath, Movement, and Recovery.

I am working on a few new projects, along with other community leaders, that will be launching this year in 2019. Stay tuned and for more up-to-date information follow me on Facebook at YogaByChu and Instagram at @YogaByChu, @Barcode_Collective, and @AllDayChu

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UPDATE 01/07/2019:

BARC.O.D.E. Fitness 

16305  Pacific Coast Highway

Small Group Training, Yoga, Bootcamp, and More!

M/W/F 6:30AM

Tu/Th 6:30 AM

Sat 8:00AM*

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#BeHere #BeHumble #DoTheWork #LiftYourVibes

#Breathe #Move #Recover

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Tools To Success

Food is Medicine


Keep it simple. Fuel your body with the right food. As the sang goes, “With the wrong food, medicine is of no use. With the right food, medicine is of no need.“ The human body has the ability to self heal. Let’s enhance that skillset, hop in the kitchen, and aquire assistance from the right things. #dinnerbychu  

Variation Is Key


While Isolation with progression remains the standard regiment for strength and size. Power through fitness relies on added variation through a multitude of activities. Cardiorespiratory fitness is a top priority for improving quality of life. Enhanced breathwork functionality sets the tone for efficiency. A healthy heart leads to a healthy life.  #fitnessbychu  

Balance Is Necessary


As an IRONMAN Athlete, I've learned nothing compares to being able to self balance at any given moment. Through the greatest struggles in life, when all seems lost, mind and body must collaborate to succeed and push you through. To push you beyond that point of fear and onto bliss. Breathe, realign, and get back to work. To network is not only to meet as many people as you can, but to actually engage, authentically, with each and every one of them. #yogabychu

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I love my community! If I don't see you out-and-about around the Orange County area, please feel free to stop by and say hello, stay for a chat, and maybe even get in a workout!

Yoga By Chu. Elevated and Outdoors.

16305 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, California 92649, United States

(708) 528-2982


Monday - Friday: 7am-11am, 7pm-11pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: By appointment

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