Interview – Naireen Ahmed

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Naireen is a public relations professional based out of Mumbai. She’s 28 and has been working for about 7 years now. She is a big foodie and and a movie buff. She enjoys writing and was associated with for sometime. Recently she has started taking Salsa classes. We talked to this lovely woman in details, about her lifestyle and inclination towards fitness.

What’s your current height and weight?

5’5″ (165 cm) 56 kgs (123 lbs)

Have you ever been overweight?

Yes. I was 65 kgs few years back.

Tell us how you got back to such wonderful shape.

Lifestyle change. I got serious about regular exercise, and adopted healthy eating habits.

When did you start working out first?

In 2012 I started gym, and in 2013 I took up yoga.

Do you also like cycling, boxing, dancing, badminton, etc. ??

I have started Salsa as a hobby, about a month back. That’s primarily got nothing to do with weight loss. I enjoy dancing.

Where does your motivation come from?

I just enjoy being healthy. I motivate myself. I also got few close friends who are into fitness, that’s an added bonus.

What does fitness mean to you?

Being healthy and happy.

What is your diet like?

I don’t count calories and other stuff. Am a big foodie, and live on non-veg. I just don’t go overboard with food, and follow certain time routine. Like no carbs after 8 at night, eating at regular intervals, avoid deep fried stuff and all. That’s all I do.

If you had to pick only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?

Jogging, floor exercises and yoga. Am not too much into weights.

What’s your most favorite workout music?

Music plays a big role when am working out.  Any music that gets me hyped is good. I absolutely love hip-hop and rap, though.

Which gym do you go to?

I got one in my office.

How much time do you spend in there?

50 – 60 mins on an average.

Who’s your trainer?

We don’t have PTs but on-floor trainers are there for guidance. I hate taking directions so as it is wont follow them word to word. I workout as per my mood.

Have you been hit on in the gym?

No. Most people around are pretty serious about their workout routine.

Is there anyone in the fitness/films/sports you look up to?

No, not really.

How important, do you think, is fitness, for women these days?

With so many lifestyle diseases/disorders coming into the picture, i think its very important for every individual to be extremely serious about their fitness. Am not into hardcore gym stuff but i follow the basics to a healthy lifestyle. It doesn’t take much. It is just a matter of discipline. If you are healthy, you are happy and who doesn’t want happiness?

Do you think your job or marital status, will change your affinity towards fitness, in future?

Absolutely not.

Your favorite quote (on life/fitness)?

It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle, when the sun comes up, you had better be running.


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