Chinese bodybuilders global headquarters: Alhambra?
Alhambra officially became home to the World Chinese Bodybuilding and Fitness Association nearly a year ago. Founder Jicheng Qian, a former coach of China's national team and Alhambra resident, shares with the Los Angeles Times from his office apartment his vision for creating a global movevement.
"I want Chinese [bodybuilders] to realize their dreams," he said, sitting in his sparsely furnished office, decorated with a poster of himself and a world map that covers an entire wall. "I understand their passions, their goals. Why not help others get to where I've gotten — and beyond?"
The organization's website outlines a vision for promoting fitness, mental strenth, and a new vision of Chinese health.
We are the first ever global Chinese bodybuilding organization.
Through cultural communication, we have popularized Chinese bodybuilding and fitness.
We are aiming to show the world a new image of the Chinese people.
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