I AM ALFA because when I put my mind towards something, It’s 100% or I won’t do it at all. My parents immigrated to Canada from India before I was born.
Photography by: ALI SOHRAB
Make up: @bookkellycampbell
Hair: Alison @mystylistalison
Shoot Location: GYMBOX
I was born and raised in British Columbia Canada. I am the youngest of three children, one brother and one sister. My parents immigrated to Canada from India before I was born. I attended University and graduated in Criminal Justice. I have held several jobs in the Criminal Justice field which include, border and immigration in Sydney Australia, Commercial Crime with the RCMP in Surrey BC, and Social Services. I love to travel and meet new people. I have always had an interest in fitness and health. Today, I am 31 years old and plan on continuing my career in the fitness industry as a fitness model. I love to motivate, educate, and inspire others.
Are you a Trainer? If yes, what does it mean to you to train your clients?
I also train clients. To me, training is so much more than just the physical aspect of working out.
I want my clients to be mentally aware of their self-confidence, strength, and abilities. I believe mental strength is needed before you can start with physical strength.
For me, the starting line is the same for all of us. We have a goal and we need to work for it. I always tell my clients that no one is going to show up to do the reps, sets, meal prep, cardio etc. for them. It seems a lot more complicated than it really is. Living this life style requires discipline, consistency, and HARD WORK. GO GET IT.
What is you ALFA SUPER POWER?
My ALFA superpower is my STRENGTH. I don’t just mean my physical ability to perform in the gym. But my overall strength as a female.
I AM ALFA because when I put my mind towards something, I make sure I give it my everything. It’s 100% or I won’t do it at all.
In life, we will always hit roadblocks, but I believe it’s what we chose to do with those roadblocks that really separates us from the rest. My strength is needed for my consistency, my discipline, my hard work, and to inspire others to reach their full potential.
What are the most rewarding things that Fitness has brought you?
Fitness has brought me self-care, self-discipline, and self-confidence. I have learned how to care for myself on the inside as well as the outside. I have learned how to say no when I need to focus on me.
If I am not healthy enough to deal with my own issues, I won’t be able to be there for others when they need me. I have learned to cherish the quality time with the people I care about in my life. My self-confidence has grown tremendously. After competing for a show and being SO disciplined, exhausted, constantly trying to beat myself daily, I feel there is nothing I can’t do if I put my mind to it. I acknowledge and accept every stage my body goes through during prep for a bodybuilding show or off season. The only person who knows every single step it took to get to where I am today is me. Fitness has changed my life, I will never look back.
When was the most alfa moment in your life, and why?
I don’t think I can pick just one ALFA moment in my life. I think it took numerous moments to make me the ALFA female I am today. I will say the feelings I experienced stepping onto stage for my first show were incredible. I made it, I got there, I had achieved my goals. My dreams finally came to life. In that moment, I realized every single step of my fitness journey was 100% worth it.
What’s next for you?
I plan on continuing my modeling career, bodybuilding, inspiring and motivating others. One of the main reasons I do what I do is to share my story, my journey, my roadblocks and my accomplishments. I want others to conquer their goals and dreams and have the courage to follow through no matter what.
Please share up to 5 things people don’t know about you.
I have a phobia of anything in a cluster. For example: If you were to show me the inside of a bell pepper I would run for my life.
I am 5’4 ¼, and I weigh anywhere from 115-128 lbs, depending on whether I’m off season or prepping for a show.
I have a huge heart when it comes to helping others (I am that girl you will see helping an older person cross the street or walk their groceries to their car)
I am 100% Indo Canadian
I always stop to talk to homeless people and ask them their name and story.
Please name up to 5 Alfa people you know.
My grandmother – she is 103 and has been the strongest woman I know in my life.
Brad Hollingsworth - (my coach) – He has been through the darkest of times but manages to brighten up everyone’s world around him.
Annette Mumford – My posing coach – Annette rose from a very low point in her life to one of the strongest athletes I know. She manages to run her own business, coach, train, and compete and makes it seem like it’s a breeze.
Robyn Gill – Robyn has lost friends, loved ones, and seen the darkest of times. Instead of choosing to give up, she decided to take all her energy and put it towards something that serves herself and others around her. She constantly strives to be her best and push others to do so as well.
Kal Dosanjh – Founder of The Kids Play Youth Foundation and is a Vancouver Police Detective – Kal has provided services to more than 60,000 kids in after school programs in Surrey, Abbotsford, and Langley, helping to direct them away from gangs, drugs, violence and negative situations.
What would be the ultimate tips you could share with everyone about life and health.
If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will.
Nothing is handed to you. Hard work will ALWAYS pay off.
Have fun – don’t get so caught up in the big picture that you forget to appreciate all the little things in life.
Don’t let other people’s negativity affect the way you choose to live your life. Their negativity is often a reflection of own self-doubt and insecurity. You can do whatever you put your mind to.
What would be the ultimate tips on how to stay on track with our fitness goals?
I would say, always have meals prepped and ready to go to avoid giving into cravings, binge eating, stopping for fast food. This will help you maintain a healthy, well balanced nutrition plan. “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail”
Set Milestones – instead of just focusing on the big picture, set smaller milestones along the way to help keep you motivated. Make these milestones ambitious not unrealistic.
Find a workout partner that will keep you motivated. Sometimes getting to the gym or getting physical activity can be challenging. Find someone who will get you there and push you to achieve your goals. This can also make your workouts fun!
REST – Often times we start our fitness journey and we are so determined that we forget how important rest is to the body. Make sure you are taking at least one rest day a week in terms of physical activity. Your body needs to recover and heal.
Surround yourself with people who have the same goals and aspirations.
Your favorite quote:
“A candle loses nothing, by lighting another candle”
Where people can find you?