Srinagar: Twenty-eight-year-old Ovais Ahmad Dar did not always spot a ripped body. Like many of his counterparts, he was scrawny enough not to get noticed for anything except his performance in his academics.
Apart from his studies what fascinated him was sports and exploring nature.
When Ovais attained the age of 19, he on a suggestion by his friends started exercising and got admission from a local gym in his locality Natipora.
At that time, he took bodybuilding as a hobby and was focused more on his studies. He had never imagined that his hobby would turn out to be his profession and make him one of the most sought trainers in Kashmir.
“Biceps , abs, biceps were some of the muscles which I was targeting earlier. After a few months of trial and error, I found a reliable routine and started to see consistent increases. When I began seeing changes in my body, I loved it and started taking this sport seriously,” he said.
Simultaneously, Ovais discovered a sport he believed he would be good at seeing many of his age excelling in this field.
“I get motivated by the various athletes as also I am resilient in nature so I came into this game by the heart and soul. Since being a beginner I adore myself because everyday was new learning and I keep myself growing above all hurdles,” he said.
In his nine-year-long journey in the fitness industry, Ovais has achieved many titles in his name. “Last year for the first time I participated in a local body-building competition, where my dedication and hard work were much appreciated. So far I participated in five top-level bodybuilding competitions and my plans are to participate in more such competitions in coming years to inspire my students to live a fit and healthy life,” he said.
Ovais is currently training hundreds of youth offline and online to motivate them to stay fit and healthy.
“I am currently a trainee at Shape-Up fitness gym. I also train people online by giving them a healthy diet chart and exercises they can practice at home, ” he said.
Ovais is currently an ambassador for India’s leading nutrition company “Health Farm”.
“For the last one year, I am promoting this brand since it is very much affordable and result oriented. Nutrition apart from regular workouts is the main thing to achieve goals,” he said.
Ovais said his goal is to motivate youth through his regular training session and social media handles.
“My motive is to dedicate all my knowledge to youngsters which I have gained in all these tough years so that they may be inspired , “he said.