A nutrition and fitness consultant who has undergone a transformation herself, Iram Zaidi is helping many make better lifestyle choices. Working for SQUATS, an online portal for training people and as a solutions manager for EduSports, Iram has helped many individuals with their fitness goals, and helped them achieve the best version of themselves.
Whenever any client comes to me, first thing I think of is keeping myself in their shoes, listening to their problem, and understanding and then finding a solution to it.”
Managing her work and simultaneously training people has not been an easy task for her. The fitness instructor says, “Riding on two boats is never easy, as I believe to deliver my best in whatever I do. Therefore, there are days when it becomes difficult to handle my office work as well as my clients at the same time.”
With Iram’s fit physique is only obvious why her clients take every word of her training as a mantra and see her as an inspiration for a healthy transformation. The fitness guru though her found her own triggering moment when she was in 12th standard. She says that being overweight and lacking proper guidance to reduce weight in a healthy way pushed her towards fitness. But what makes her an even more of an inspiration is her self-taught tricks of the trade in body mechanics. Iram’s new passion for fitness also motivated her to find solutions for other people struggling with the same problem. Talking about her journey as a fitness instructor, she says, “Whenever any client comes to me, first thing I think of is keeping myself in their shoes, listening to their problem, and understanding and then finding a solution to it.”
The biggest problem with people is that they are still living under some myths like eating rice would increase weight; breakfast should be the heaviest meal of the day; girls if they lift weights they tend to become more masculine.”
Taking it as a challenge to see herself at her best, Iram implements the same onto her clients. She feels people have a lot of myths when it comes to weight loss and considers it to be one of the biggest challenges in the fitness industry. Difficult situations bring stress to the forefront of her mind, and working at the gym has been her biggest stress buster. She says, “The biggest problem with people is that they are still living under some myths like eating rice would increase weight; breakfast should be the heaviest meal of the day; girls if they lift weights they tend to become more masculine, etc. They don’t go for the facts and theories, and are adamant to believe on what has been passed on to them by their generations.”
As a nutrition consultant Iram feels that her job is not just to sell nutrition plans but to empower people and motivate them to adhere to their own plans they make in the future. Fitness needs to be adapted in a way such that it becomes a part of one’s lifestyle. She stresses that fitness is nourishing something one loves and a person has to constantly work to maintain it.
Iram is of the opinion that patience is the key for getting results and dismisses the idea of having easy plans with quick results. In an era where the majority of the population of the nation puts so much effort in style and fitness, she advises as many as she can to make realistic goals to stay fit. She says, “If they want to stay fit they should inculcate exercise at least 4-5 times a week. To give a reality check, an hour of exercise, is just 4% of our days’ time. If not following a proper diet they should at least avoid junk food. People should understand there’s no magic pill, hence patience is the key.”
She plans to be involved full time working for fitness training and reaching out to million people around the world. Her personal story is an inspiration for all those who aspire to see themselves at their best no matter what odds come in the way.