Personal Trainers > Niswarya Nathan
Niswarya took up the sport of volleyball at the age of seven and she continued to play throughout her academic career. She first started lifting weights so she could get stronger and be better at volleyball. However, she fell in love with bodybuilding a lot more than volleyball and decided to get fully into it. In 2019, Niswarya started going to the gym as a coping mechanism. She had no idea what she was doing when she initially started but she learned as she went along by reading up on exercises, training methods, proper form, and more. Niswarya looks up to Chris Bumstead (Mr. Olympia for four years running, classic physique) and she models his training and diet. She has come a long way in the last four years, from being able to perform 40kg of conventional deadlifts to now being able to do 130kg for reps. Although she has no prior experience in competitive environments, she hopes to enter the FIF tournament in February 2024.
Niswarya has a different outlook on physical fitness than she did four years ago. Her interest in fitness has evolved from a means of maintaining her physical health to a form of lifestyle. Fitness is her priority in life and is one approach that makes her attain the best version of herself. Niswarya thinks it's important for everyone to prioritise self-care by spending time exercising.
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (Hons), National University of Singapore
I want my students to treat their fitness as a journey and remember that we all start somewhere. People tend to quit when they don’t see quick results and I want to remind them that it is the moment when they feel like stopping, that they should keep going. Motivation does not keep you going in the long run, it is discipline that does.