Meet Aliya Farooq first Certified Lady Trainer of Valley
Mir Sabeen Gulrez
Srinagar Jan 20: Braving all the odds to chase his dreams to become a gym trainer Mother of two Aliya Farooq of Khanyar is the first lady Gym trainer who not only fought with her postpartum depression but surely has set an example by motivating ladies to lose weight and fight with their depression.Speaking to News Kashmir Aliya said,” In Kashmir maximum aren’t going to gym just because they to face male gym trainer and parents won’t allow”.She said in my case when I became the mother of two I faced several issues regarding my health similar to weight problems or trite, ”My husband suggested I join a gym, but I was not sure whether a male trainer can understand the female body or not. I went to Delhi and was inspired by fit married women, and I decided to join the gym there. I lost almost 28Kgs in just four months”. This was the beginning of the era in which I choose to write for myself, now onwards I was a fully motivated lady who wanted to be an inspiration to others. Whatever I have faced I never wanted any other lady should face that.My Father In Law I don’t have words to express such a noble person is the one who stood by my side when I was all alone fighting with the stereotypes and taboos of being something different. He told me that I am just like your father whatever people say don’t bother don’t give them any answer your success will reveal everything to them. Aliya’s husband who himself is the owner of a gym with a name “Fitness Solution” always supported Aliya .Owing to a brand with the name “Fitness Solution only for ladies”, was like a dream come true as it was like when you get the results from people which you always wanted from them. Their transformations nowadays are like unbelievable results, Aliya stated.She states “I went to Hyderabad for full-fledged training and took charge of my husband’s gym as an instructor in 2012. Since then, I have trained thousands of women from different parts of the Kashmir Valley. Not only this even have I done a fitness trainer course from J&K Body Building Association affiliated with the Bodybuilding Federation of India. High blood pressure, cholesterol and infertility are common issues among females and hence they need to exercise regularly,” she said.In the beginning, it was ok but when people started noticing me and my work. There was a mixed response from people initially even in the beginning they even criticized me but when I show them results they got goosebumps.Aliya said in the last 10 years, she has trained over 20,000 women who were suffering from depression, obesity and other major health issues like PCOD’S especially. Even those students whom I trained myself are running their gyms and are working there as gym trainees.Some of the students who talked with us wanted their names should be kept anonymous told News Kashmir that one of the students lost almost 25kgs within three months. Another girl who was suffering from PCOD’s with her best efforts managed to lose almost 30kgs of weight and when she went to Dr again the consulted Dr was surprised as she has fought with the odds. These are very rare cases in our gymnasium and we always provide our best to them. In the present era, fitness is always considered as an important aspect of well being and regular exercise can keep us away from various diseases, like depression, PCOD’s, dreadful diseases like cancer,” she said, who is not a competition these days you or yourself. Undoubtedly we are living in a male-dominated society where everyone wanted a slim, beautiful wife but no one knows from which trauma she has to suffer after giving birth. Try to understand from which phase she is going through.Heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and infertility issues in women are common because they don’t work or exercise,” she said. “There is no need to come to gym centre’s but exercise is a must. Just eating and sleeping is very dangerous for our health, it can give you only fatigue and several health issues.” PCOD’s which is common in today’s generation; I wonder how mothers ignore these issues. It’s not only consulting Dr’s it’s also how much you work out after eating lots of junk from the market.Dr Ammar Khan a Gynaecologist by Profession while speaking up with News Kashmir told that, PCOD’S is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, this is usually growing up in our valley particularly in Kashmir this is because of Obesity, so, initially the treatment protocol is like you have to go for simple lifestyle management, what we call it initially is you have to lose weight, to decrease the obesity, to measure the BMI is Basal Metabolic Body Index, because this PCOD’s have targeted Valley very aggressively, you cannot leave the PCO’s like this, these patients have to pay in the long run like they can have to get easily prone to deadly disease like cancer, uterine cancer breast cancer, they can have diabetes that’s why we are going in a trend in increasing PCO’s. The Best thing in initially we have for the three months if the patient is Obese we try to convince them rather counselling is the best part, A doctor has to counsel or rather have to ask her to follow a dietician and also she needs to be physically fit, so she reduces the weight after that if scenario changes without any medication. Then it’s ok if not then she can have many other issues like the irregularity of periods, or either she may have other issues. But the main issue lies with her obesity which is the initial stage of every disease, Khan said. Dr Seerat Nabi (PT): a well-known physiotherapist from the valley told News Kashmir that exercises have a vital role in making people physically fit. It includes advising and assisting people to keep themselves active and healthy. A physiotherapist has gained paramount importance in helping individuals to get healed and relieved from major and minor pains, injuries, deformities, neurological disorders, orthopaedic conditions and many more. Apart from the therapeutic exercises, regular low-impact aerobics like walking and swimming are also recommended. These exercises help in releasing endorphins, the natural painkillers of your body along with keeping your body active and fit. The exercises are recommended by the physiotherapists within a prescribed period. As it helps to give you relief from pain, with further workout, daily fitness and getting a healthy physique becomes possible that too in a natural way.