WHO IS NASIR?
I am a Fitness trainer and Spiritual adviser from Bronx, New York. I have been a fitness trainer since I was 18 years old and a Spiritual adviser for most of my life. Something about spirituality spoke to me as a child and I went that route rather than learning about God and the spiritual world via organized religion. Helping people to achieve their goals has been a passion of mines ever since I was a child and I can see myself doing it until my last dying days. Over my years of coaching I have coached clients in ages ranged from teens to senior citizen and ailments ranging from helping teens overcome childhood adversity to helping divorcees in getting their confidence back. According to my clients I bring an enthusiastic, empowering and personal approach to my coaching sessions that are innovative and customized to their current level.
What made me combine the dichotomy of Fitness training with Spiritual Counseling? It was my upbringing. You know the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child?” Well that was true for me. Growing up, I moved from home to home while battling childhood obesity until my mid teenage years. My nutrition was poor. I liked staying home and watching television, preferably sports, but mixing that with a love for sweets and fatty foods plus poor workout habits was not a great recipe for a healthy childhood. One of the great things about my childhood was my loving and supportive family, friends and mentors who continuously motivated, encouraged and invested in me when I needed it the most. While I was home, I would study about God, Spirituality, Angels, Divine order, religions, the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit, etc. So, although my body was not moving, I tried to keep my mind active via studying. I found spirituality much more interesting than my school work. When I went to high school, I made it a personal goal to lose weight and become fit so I enrolled in every sport that I thought would help me to do so. However, because I was doing too much too fast, I injured myself in football, tore my meniscus, and required surgery. During my months of recovery, I gained an additional 30 pounds which put me back to where I started. I was dejected and lost a little faith, but kept my head up and decided that—instead of trying to lose weight fast—I would do it slowly and lose it over time. During this process, I grew a love for fitness which ultimately peaked my interest in nutrition because I wanted my results to show. As time went on, I went deeper into fitness which turned into a passion, a passion that I ultimately wanted to share and help people who were willing to accept my support. When I went to college, I started training friends to help them lose weight and become fit. As time went on, I began helping others. Fast forward a couple years—to my Senior year of college—when I decided to turn my desire for fitness training into a business, and I started one.
NASM - National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Personal Trainer
NASM - National Academy of Sports Medicine, Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM - National Academy of Sports Medicine, Fitness Nutrition Specialist
NASM - National Academy of Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement Specialist
ARC – American Red Cross, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Provider