INFS Alumni Interview Series

INFS Alumni Series – Making Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Around 5 years ago, when INFS alumnus – Swarnali Saha started her fitness journey, she came across several myths that sounded so believable, anybody could get fooled by them. She realized that she had already fallen for a few such myths. Carrying a thirst for the right knowledge about fitness and nutrition, Swarnali decided to bust these misbeliefs for society, and that set her on the path of becoming a fitness coach.

Read on to know Swarnali’s story who is not only a fitness trainer but also a gold medallist in the bodybuilding bikini category. 

Deciding to Become a Fitness Coach

Swarnali was inspired to become a fitness coach after falling for the fitness myths that are quite prevalent amongst the public today. She felt a strong urge of becoming part of the fitness industry and help the community overcome such shortcomings. She realized that knowledge is everything and only by spreading the right information, one can eradicate all the misbeliefs regarding fitness and nutrition. To accomplish this goal, Swarnali took the first step towards becoming a fitness trainer by enrolling in the INFS course. 

Understanding Your Clients   

While Swarnali joined INFS to gain the right knowledge about fitness, health, and nutrition, it soon dawned on her that there is a lot more to it. She understood that human behavior and psychology have a deeper connection with one’s fitness journey. At INFS, she learned that designing diet and training plans may be easy but, what makes one a better fitness coach is understanding the client’s psychology first and then helping them in a way that touches their mind and soul. Today, Swarnali goes the extra mile to understand her clients at a deeper level.  

Pursuing a Self-motivating Profession

Swarnali firmly believes that actions speak louder than words. She says that you can give hours of motivational speech to your clients and loved ones but all those words may not actually reach them. Instead, what you can do is practice what your preach and let your actions do all the talking. Since her profession requires Swarnali to lead her clients by example, it also keeps her motivated and helps maintain her fitness and health. 

Life as a fitness coach for Swarnali is also not all about iron and grind. She dedicates a lot of her time to research, studying, understanding clients. Carrying an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, she aims to become an established fitness professional in the next five years. She wants to accomplish her goal of empowering others through the right information about fitness and nutrition. 

Advising the Aspirers

To all those wanting to step into the fitness industry as a professional, here is what Swarnali has to say.

“First make sure that you love what you do, and know that knowledge is everything. Make sure that you stay aware of the fact that fitness is ever-changing. You need to have a thirst for knowledge and research. Doing a certification is not the end, it’s just the beginning. It establishes the foundation of your career. However, how much more you want to build it more depends on your hunger for the right knowledge.”

Author:  Ketki H is a wandering soul who loves travelling solo, and firmly believes in enjoying the journey rather than hurrying to the destination. Although a graduate in Mechanical Engineering, she took to writing for reaching the masses.

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