Shivoham, owner and head coach of the first CrossFit Box in India, has trained Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranveer Singh.
2. What do you think is wrong with fitness industry in India?
Today, people lack patience. On their first day of training, most people want to try creatine, protein and other supplements. There is no shortcut to patiently training for a long time for results.
3. What are some fitness myths that people widely believed in India?
Back in 2009, when I started a CrossFit bootcamp, I thought it would pass of as a fad but it stayed. Everyone is different and no two people can achieve results through the same training. For any program, you need at least 12 weeks to see the results on your body. Be it yoga, CrossFit or weight training. People don’t want to wait anymore and thus fall for fads, thinking they are the magic remedy.
4. You have trained quite a few celebrities. Any thoughts on your experiences?
Training celebrities has been a good experience as they are totally dedicated to their regimen. They do their research and preselect their trainer. Once they meet the trainer, they surrender themselves completely and allow them to create the right program. They don’t argue, are on time and are serious about their workout as it is their profession.
5. Some tips on being functionally fit?
In essence, functional fitness means performing a movement which you mimic from day to day life. It means moving a heavy object over a large distance in the fastest amount of time. For example, if your car breaks down and you can push it to the nearest gas station, you are functionally fit. Bicep curls and bench press are great for someone who wants to look good, as weight training gives an aesthetic advantage.