I don’t consider myself a religious person, however I do feel that the gym has been my church (or mosque) for many, many years. The gym has kept me balanced, it’s kept me in line. The gym taught me discipline and what it means to be committed. I started trained when I was just 18 years old. Up until then I was never athletic and played no sports. Thankfully someone I looked up to took the time to motivate me to start working out. I guess he saw that I needed to work on my self-esteem and confidence or maybe he saw my potential. Regardless, I will always be grateful for his motivation and guidance. The gym taught me that if I put the work in every day, even when no one is watching and no one cares how many reps I do except me, that one day I will look in the mirror and see the transformation.
I have applied these valuable lessons of commitment and dedication to all aspects of my life. I would not have been able to build the life I have if it wasn’t for what I learnt at the gym.
Although I never played sports in my younger years, as I got older and stronger I picked up solo sports and activities like cycling, running and snowboarding. I’m always eager to learn new training techniques and workouts. I have the utmost respect for athletes and think it’s truly fascinating what the human body can achieve with the right training and enough dedication.
Sharing the lessons I’ve learnt with those looking to live a healthier life or step up their training is something I have always enjoyed. In my Blog section I will be posting content on various training methods and workouts. I look forward to learning and sharing this!