In the 5th month, I took a short sabbatical from work as the doctor advised it as an immediate requirement for the overall benefit of 2 lives, me and my child. Taking a much-needed break, thanks to that sound advice; focusing on myself showed promising results. I found my health improving incrementally and sincerely appreciated its invaluable significance. I was eager to study and understand concepts of healthy lifestyle and wellness as a whole and that too at an experiential level, and that’s exactly what I did.
Aparna: Factually my focus on being a fitness trainer began when my daughter was not even a year old, so being a mother or my age was never a limitation. Something inside me changed when I held my daughter for the very first time. Interestingly I experienced the nurturing and caring mother awe-inspiring the ambitious, career-oriented woman in me.
My sales career would have never given me with the necessary time to focus on my newborn and the opportunity window to connect and bond with her wasn’t going to come back. I am exceptionally glad about the decision to choose my love for my daughter over the love for my sales career.
During the time I was enjoying being a mother, I came across the Reebok certification program and Les Mills Body Balance. I decided to take up these certifications due to my strong resilient interest in health and wellness. At the time I wasn’t aware that this one decision could change my life entirely. I was thoroughly in love with the idea of teaching fitness routines and motivate people to build and live healthier lifestyles.
Teaching has always been my passion, and as a child, I used to teach my friends and during vacations, I have taught in a few neighbourhood schools. Additionally, in my corporate career, I always aspired to grow as a corporate trainer. So here, I experience a great synergy in my passion to teach and another significant aspect which matters the most, i.e. health and wellness.