My name is Tania Naik and I am a 26 year old, Gujarati girl living and working in NorCal as a full-time Recruiter at a tech startup in the Silicon Valley. When I'm not working my day job, I'm focusing on my side hustle - fitness.
I have a huge passion for fitness and weight lifting! I started my fitness journey for self confidence and ways to live a healthy lifestyle. As I progressed, I fell in love with weight lifting and all the ways it enhanced my life, physically and mentally. Although I had a very active lifestyle growing up through playing soccer and participating in dance teams, I never made my health or fitness a priority. I had never lifted weights and never thought I’d consider myself an athlete.
During my last few years of college I struggled with my self image. I was unhappy with my body and my overall lifestyle, and that’s when I decided to make a change. I learned as much as I could about weight lifting, HIIT, and nutrition to make these changes. I surrounded myself with positive people, friends, and trainers who had similar goals as I did regarding living healthy lives. This is what pushed me the most and what introduced me to heavy weight lifting that ultimately changed my life.
I desire to be a strong woman in all aspects of my life and to be a role model for those who need an extra push to live healthy and happy.
My mission is to create a community full of positive vibes and all smiles. Together we can create this community of encouragement and empower each other throughout our fitness journeys!
Social media is a powerful tool I see as a way to reach others and inspire them by simply sharing who I am and my progress throughout my fitness journey. I have been humbled by people’s reaction to my content and want to help as many individuals as I can.
Fitness should be fun and enjoyable and so I want to help you find this enjoyment and help you become the best version of yourself you can be by providing you with the tools, information, and inspiration you’ll need to start your own journey! I want to motivate others to be healthy, fit, and confident by being an example of someone who makes her health a priority while still living a fun balanced life!
South Asian Community
Breaking Stigmas as a South Asian Female in Fitness
There exists this negative mindset and stigma around women and fitness within the South Asian community. There are too many misconceptions and negative mindsets around weight lifting leading women to believe reasons why they should not lift weights.
It is my goal to change these negative beliefs and mindsets and encourage South Asian women to lift weights and adopt a healthy lifestyle that differs from the traditional beliefs that in reality are holding us back from living happy and healthy lives.
Not knowing proper form or what I was doing I lifted minimum weights on a random schedule. I focused my workouts around cardio and HIIT.
I created a structured weight lifting routine and corrected my form. I implemented compound movements into my routine and also lifted heavy!
28% Body Fat
I didn't focus on my diet. I ate relatively healthy but also frequently ate whatever else I wanted. I would have 4 to 5 alcoholic drinks on weekends.
21% Body Fat
I completely changed my diet and focused on healthy and nutritious foods. I cut out sugar, alcohol, and diary and gave myself one or two cheat meals a week.