Linda Vu was born in 1973 in what was once called Saigon, Vietnam. Linda and her family were forced to flee their home when the Communist took over during the infamous “Fall of Saigon”.
Although the Vu family escaped Communist rule, they were broken up for several years. Linda and her siblings lived in a refugee camp in Singapore and it wasn’t until 1980 when they were able to reunite in Orange County, California. Although it took some time, in 1996 Linda was thrilled and proud to finally become a U.S. citizen.
Ms. Vu started her career in the aerospace field at the age of 23 and continued on for seven years. Shortly thereafter, she began and now works as an Artist, Photographer, Web/Graphic Designer, Fitness Trainer and Fitness Model.
Linda had always used her artwork as an escape. Today, she makes a living traveling the globe using her artwork to capture some of the world's most exotic and tropical destinations which she feels compelled to paint. Her artworks are from the many interesting and beautiful sceneries that she has encountered. Ms. Vu prefers working with acrylic on canvas using bold and vibrant colors. Linda's love of art natually lead her interest into photography and graphic design.
When Linda isn't "painting the world", she works along side with her husband as producer of DON BARNHART ENTERTAINMENT (DBE) which specializes in independent film, television production and comedy booking/consulting agency. You can check out their first indie feature film CHINA DOLLS which she produced and starred in.
And if that isn’t enough to keep Linda busy, she's also a Certified Fitness Trainer, Fitness Consultant and Fitness Model. Her body of work includes the motivational fitness CD ENERGY HOUR and the POWER ABS workout DVD. The POWER ABS is a “No Excuse” program designed to maximize your ab work out whether you’re on the road, at the gym or in the privacy of your own home. Linda is also working on my upcoming fitness book GET THE BODY YOU WANT.
Linda receving her plaque in appreciation for her Women's Self Defense seminars overseas for the troops.
Linda is a Self Defense Instructor and currently producing a series of self-empowerment seminars dedicated to helping you become the best in everything you do. She just released her WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE DVD based on her popular seminars. Working with experts in the fitness, self defense and motivational industries, Linda’s team will come to your gym, school or venue to set up an interactive workshop educating your audience with modern day techniques that will inspire, motivate and empower you.
Ms. Vu was recently featured in the Hawaiian Style swimsuit calendar and Ssuzi Swimwear. She also modeled for Dilliard's sportswear featuring Nike, Puma and Under Armor. Ms. Vu enjoys her frequent trips overseas sharing her thoughts with the troops about health, fitness and motivation. Linda is very passionate about being healthy, fit and committed to helping people reach their personal fitness goals.
Linda makes her home in Las Vegas, NV with her husband, two cats and a dog. In her free time she enjoys working out, swimming, self defense training and spending time at the beach. She enjoys learning, being active and always ready for a new adventure.