Roshan-Ara: Level 4 qualified personal trainer

Starting my personal journey to improve my own health and fitness inspired me to become a fitness instructor and personal trainer. Life experience and my qualifications have given me insight into supporting people who feel that they have “hurdles” that stand in the way of living healthier lifestyles, whether its illness, lack of motivation or just having ‘no’ time; I’ve been there! My journey has allowed me to spend a lot of time getting to know people of various shapes and sizes, the fit and unfit; from diverse backgrounds with different life priorities and hectic lifestyles. My experiences have led, and still lead, me to gaining the know-how to squeeze in a little time and make it count in order to enable you to become a healthier and better version of yourself, no matter what your excuses are! QUALIFICATIONS
  • Level 2 Fitness Instruction
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells
  • Level 2 Award in Working with Communities to Promote and Support Active Healthy Lifestyles
  • First Aid
  • Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instruction and Personal Training
  • TRX / Suspended Movement Training
  • Boxing for fitness: Ricky Hatton Boxing Academy training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for the management of low back pain
  • Level 4 Certificate in Exercise and Nutritional Interventions for Obesity and Diabetes
  • Dynamic Movement Skills Coach
  • Certified Running Technique Specialist

My Journey

We all have our story to tell and sometimes even justify (to ourselves and others) why and how we get to that point where we feel sluggish, unhealthy, unfit and in my case, so overweight. It seemed to creep up on me while I was focussed on living my life. I was working hard, travelling, spending time with family and friends and taking care of others.  We all do it and I still sometimes do it as that is what my life is about.

I wanted to be healthy – but looked and tried all the ‘quick win’ options I could find.  In my case (this may not happen to everyone), I would diet, lose some weight, stop the diet and then put the weight back on.  When I put the weight back on I was heavier than before.  After a few bouts of this (clearly, I took long to twig that this ‘quick win’ approach was not for me), I reached that point where I wanted a sustainable solution.

It all began after my first week at a residential bootcamp. This is where I started my learning how to eat, exercise and maintain the changes I was making.    We have to make some changes, but we can still enjoy the indulgences we love.  I kept my goals small, realistic and worked at my own pace.  Since 2013, I have lost and kept off over 90 lbs.  There have been times when I have
put on a few pounds (it is normal and realistic for my lifestyle…. I enjoy cooking, baking and yes – eating it too).   But I now know how to manage it in a way that works for me.

Now, thanks to very good family genes, there are parts of me that remain hard to change (I have learnt to love these bits). However, I have changed shape…. lost weight… found new muscles…. found new energy…. am more motivated…. am happier…. am healthier….. and was inspired to get qualified and take it up as a profession.  I just love it ! 🙂

This is just an extract of my journey …. this was after I tried all the diets, yo-yo’ed (like a perfect heartbeat, but upside down) and finally found the best version of me!