Not everyone can turn their hobby into a profession, however for Chelston Pinto; nothing seemed to beat the thrill of sports. Rapid Sport Fitness, created purely to encourage, teach and promote sports or fitness as a lifestyle, is an initiative to help individuals gain confidence alongside enriching their fitness experience.
During the early stages of his career, Chelston, like all entrepreneurs, faced his fair deal of hardships, moving from sports to business to corporate. He says, “I have experienced a few victories and highs, a lot of failures and lows, been cheated and counted out and all these experiences inspire me to wake up and make everyday count!” On being asked how he managed to keep up the energy and motivation throughout, he explains how it is was sports that taught him to stay determined and persevere through the struggles to achieve the impossible.
I have experienced a few victories and highs, a lot of failures and lows, been cheated and counted out and all these experiences inspire me to wake up and make everyday count!”
A balanced lifestyle
With the fitness industry booming in India, particularly in Bangalore, there is a lot of competition. Rapid Sport Fitness conducts sessions that are a mix of sport specific movements mixed with strength training, speed and agility. The aim is to constantly create new ideas to make the fitness experience, indoor and outdoor, more fun and accessible to all age groups along with spreading the importance of sports. To Pinto, a balanced lifestyle is of utmost importance with food, family, fitness and water – all falling in as number one priorities. He also mentions how sports and fitness can shape a person’s future so he ensures to put in extra effort while coaching young kids and athletes.
An external motivation
With such high aspirations that do not commonly figure into the usual spectrum of professions, an individual usually has an external motivation. For Chelston, it was watching his father work hard with honesty to climb up the ladder without any shortcuts or complaints. His family too has been supportive at every step, lending him a hand in his hour of need while he is successfully inspiring them to create a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Leading by example
According to the members of Rapid Sport Fitness, the brand owes its success to its founder as he leads by example making the brand his perfect reflection. His experience and knowledge helps them get into the best shape possible with him being there as a coach as well as a friend.
Ensure that you have a goal in mind, focus on the same and put in the hard work while training so that you can perform at your best in competitions! If at some point you do not make it, do not worry because there is always another opportunity waiting for you on the other side.”
A goal to look forward to
For individuals aiming to pursue fitness and sports professionally, Chelston shares some engaging advice, “Ensure that you have a goal in mind, focus on the same and put in the hard work while training so that you can perform at your best in competitions! Remember that good performances are completely in your hands. If at some point you do not make it, do not worry because there is always another opportunity waiting for you on the other side.” From a self-made man like Chelston, this advice must be pretty accurate and sheds some definite light on the saying, where there is a will, there is a way!