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Gaurav Sharma, 26, is a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness in Floyd Knobs. He’s been fitness training for 10 years, but he's only been in America for about four years. “In India, I was 16 years old when I started working as a yoga instructor,” he says. “I became a personal trainer and self-defense instructor when I was 18.” Guarav also trained and competed in judo.
What workout advice would you give to women?
“Women are as strong as men. Whatever a man can do, a woman can do the same thing. Honestly, I do the same workout [with a woman] as I do with a man because it’s all about technique and form. Learn how to work out with good technique and how to make a mind and muscle connection. Good technique will develop into rapid results in shorter periods of time. It’s important to understand how to work the target muscles in any exercise in order get the most out of each rep or movement.”
What do you guarantee that a woman will get from your type of workout?
“It depends on the individual’s fitness goal because fitness is not one-size-fits-all. No matter the goal, I can help you reach it if you are 100 percent dedicated to the goal.”
Are there any spices you recommend?
“Turmeric, garlic, and ginger — they are all-over body healers. They reduce inflammation from our joints and muscles. Also, green chile is a lot better than red chile. It’s good for our eyes, too. And if you use nutmeg every day, you can get rid of allergies. It’s really good for our respiratory system.”
Rosemary Salmon (4 servings)
4 6-oz. pieces of salmon
2 tbsp of melted real butter
1 tbsp of lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place salmon in aluminum foil. Melt butter in a saucepan and pour onto each piece. Pour on lemon juice, sprinkle on lemon pepper and rosemary to taste. Cook for 20-25 min until it flakes easily with a fork. Serve with brown rice, five different colors of steamed mixed vegetables, and/or salad.
Find him: email@example.com, Gaurav Sharma on Facebook.
– Amanda Beam