Ms Cao introduced the US fitness brand Powerhouse Gym to China in 1999. More than 20 years later, the brand is a market leader in China under her guidance. Along the way, she gained a reputation as one of the most influential leaders in China’s fitness industry. In 2019, with guidance from the State Administration of Sports, she launched OMAX, a comprehensive physical fitness programme for youth. It currently has three facilities in Beijing.
Throughout her career, Ms Cao has made several appearances on major media outlets. She is also the recipient of many awards and honours, including Top 10 Healthy China in 2017; Top 10 Most Influential Fitness Figures in 2014; and Top 10 Health Club in 2011.