Name: Paloma Rao ( @paloma_rao
1. What are your fitness goals?
It’s a little bit of everything I suppose. Look good, feel good and stay healthy. I also found that my stamina had really gone down and that sadly I don’t have the energy I did 5-10 years ago. So being able to ‘keep up’ and stay energised through a tough work day or days, was definitely a big factor.
2. How does your training help achieve your fitness goals?
I started working out with @thequad_in
who are all about setting small term goals, and achieving them. You’ll be surprised how fast you progress this way. And how well the human body responds, when you’re doing the right thing. Plus they changed how I look at ‘working out’ in that it can be done anywhere, anytime and without a whole lot of equipment.
3. How does your nutrition and diet help achieve your fitness goals?
When it comes to eating I feel it’s more about making many tiny smart choices versus going on a crazy difficult-to- follow big diet. Especially when I’m travelling. While I do love snacking, I’m not a fan of junk food. So I eat and lot of fruit and nuts and enjoy the ‘many smaller meals throughout the day’ format.
4. How do you fit training into your lifestyle?
I’ll be honest when my schedule gets hectic I do often choose rest over training. If I haven’t slept well, I can’t function. That said, (and you guys will love this) squats are the easiest thing to do because you can do them anywhere. So if I can’t go for a workout class/session, my favourite substitute are squats and other simple body weight exercises.
5. How important and why is it important for you to stay fit?
I’d be lying if I said vanity had nothing to do with it. We all want to look good as we get older, but that’s not the only reason. Besides that and having more stamina, working out also improves your general state of being. And in Chennai the fitness conscious have grown into this awesome community of people that help encourage each other. And that’s never a bad thing! I’ve even started to cook thanks to the encouragement of said community - to try and make a few simple healthy things at home.