Dare to Dream
Man of the Month Arish Ghaswala.
August is here and so is Arish!
A few words of inspiration from our Man of the Month…
MOI: Can you tell us a little about your early years?
AG: I was born and brought up in a middle class family in Bombay. I always noticed myself to be the odd one out in terms of my perspective and interest be it school or college. I always had different interests even as a kid which did at times get me laughed upon but there was one thing I never let go. I dared to dream! I don’t know why or how but I just did!
MOI: What do you believe for sure?
AG: My work ethic was always 100% from day one at the gym. There was no stage of doing anything half assed. Whether it came to my diet, training or anything else. I believe, if you do something, you do it all the way! or don’t do it at all!
MOI: What inspired you to get into fitness?
AG: My first steps into fitness were during my last year of high school. I was dealing with a few things back then and the gym gave me the exact release I needed. Before I knew it , my body began showing me what it was capable of! That’s when, two years into it, I realised I had to take things to the next level and get certified myself and I did so right after my graduation! I always say knowledge is power!
MOI: Can you tell us about some of your achievements so far in your fitness career?
AG: I began taking my training very seriously. I kinda knew this was my calling and I had to give it my all! Three years into a 100% training and nutrition program, I made my debut on the Muscle Mania India stage in Mumbai, in the Physique division. Later I went on to play Navodit Mumbai Shree and Body Power Fit Factor India 2017 in which I managed to place in the Top 15 Men’s Physique Athletes all over India! I myself was shocked for a moment.
Soon after I began getting offers online for Brand Representations, Ambassadorships, Shoots, Training, Diets etc.
MOI: What are you up to these days?
AG: I currently work as a Freelance Fitness Professional, Competitive Athlete and also do some commercial modelling. I am also currently in Brand Ambassadorship with Gen X Sports Nutrition.
MOI: What advice can you give to someone starting their fitness journey?
AG: The only message I can give out today is believe In Your dreams! They really aren’t all that difficult if you believe in them and give it one hundred percent. Set out small goals and smash them. Way too many people do not even start out fearing failure! They are happy with mediocrity and that is the problem! I agree not everyday is gonna be perfect. There are ups and downs. But we have to suck it up and deal with it.
Connect with Arish on Instagram @arishghaswala.
Photography: Andrew Adams @andrewadams.men
Hair, Make-up and Styling: Ashish Moi
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