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Pavan Dhindsa  

I AM ALFA because I will always finish what I start. I believe in hard work and perseverance to achieve my goals.

Photography: ALI SOHRAB

Venue: Olympians Gym

I was born in a small village in the state of Punjab, India. I married at the age of 17, and came to Canada at 19. I faced many challenges as a new immigrant, including becoming proficient in the English language. Nonetheless, I finished my high school diploma, and was looking forward to attend university for my post-secondary education. However, multiple family responsibilities cut those dreams short. Instead, I worked multiple jobs and countless hours to provide for my family. Looking back, I can say I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Because, today I have been married for 26 years and am the proud mother of three beautiful children; Shanya (21), Sahil (19), and Eeshvir (8).

Without my struggles in life I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Fortunately, I have been a successful business owner for the last 12 years, running my laser aesthetics company. The real estate industry is where I plan to make my next mark.

I AM ALFA because I will always finish what I start. I believe in hard work and perseverance to achieve my goals. I live life with commitment and dedication, and I am always optimistic and I love wholeheartedly.

What are the most rewarding things that fitness has brought you? Fitness has brought me health, energy and lifelong friends. Fitness has also helped me maintain my confidence throughout the years as it consistently makes me feel good and empowered as a woman.


When was the most ALFA moment in your life and why? It was when women my age and younger have told me that I have inspired and empowered them with their own fitness journeys. Becoming a fitness role model, especially in this point of my life, was my Alfa moment.

How has COVID-19 impacted your daily life? Along with everyone, my daily life has been altered due to this impacts o