Bangalore's Yasser Raja is so much fond and inspired of fitness that he switched his IT career to fitness. "I have quit my regular IT job and turned into a full time fitness trainer. All I enjoy right now is Training - Training my body for the big day at musclemania this year, rest of the time I keep training my clients". Says the 26 year old Bangalore based trainer.
Dr. Suresh Kumar getting thicker by the day as he preps for MM Chennai. "I'll be honest, my legs were weak but training them thrice a week till I puke has added over an inch on each of them in the last 4 weeks. And they don't kid when they say lower body Training produces the highest amount of growth hormone naturally. My upper body pump is even better than ever before and it happens on legs day! Loving front squats. Just a tip: do them like a clean and squat. Rather than cross handed. Will blast your arms shoulders abs and forearms." The 5'10" 87kgs rising Natural star will compete in both men's physique and bodybuilding heavyweight divisions.
Priya Binion just sent in her profile. She says "I am a fitness athlete/model. A 1st generation Indian American, I'm a 34 year old mother of 2 (ages 11 & 7), and have been happily married for 13 years. I've been active my entire life. Growing up as a competitive gymnast, my love affair with weight training began at the age of 17. Understanding my family's poor medical history and seeing my mother battle diabetes my entire life (she has since passed), I made a lifelong vow to stay active and eat healthy. Upon graduating from high school, I became a certified personal trainer, and trained clients off and on for 12 years, through college and post baby #2. Over the last 17 years, I've had the opportunity to work with some great trainers, nutritionists, and coaches as well. I became a fitness athlete for a number of reasons, but my ultimate goal is to become a 'health & fitness' ambassador for the people of India. I want to teach and inspire Indian especially. I would also like to spread awareness about the sport of fitness/bodybuilding throughout India too. I believe I'm an example of what it means to break social and cultural barriers to follow a dream. I understand competing and modeling in the industry will give me the exposure necessary to make my aspirations come true. I am also actively seeking sponsorship and collaboration opportunities!" At 5'4" and 51kgs, she'll be competing in Model India in Mumbai this September.
Vivek Rock Trained for 8 years but never competed before Musclemania India last December. He says "I only decided a day before the competition because there never was a natural platform, and placed 3rd. But now I'm training to win. I've put on a good 8kgs since then and will come in with a much better lower body in 3 months." Francesca went on to be crowned the number one natural women's physique athlete in the country. She'll soon be a doctor. "Studying to become a doctor and managing bodybuilding is hard, but hey, if I can do it so can you!" she exclaims. She serves as an inspiration to the country's women. Due to a month long injury, she was off training and was not compete in Miami Universe last weekend and is aiming at FITNESS America in Las Vegas this November.