Still lacking in gym motivation? Our Under Armour girl squad is here to help you out!
Last but not least, we took five with Sana Shirvani (@sweatwithsana) – personal trainer and total gym goals! 😍 If you’re looking for some inspo, Sana is one to watch.
Wanna know more? Here’s all the info from 5 mins with UA-babe Sana…
I’m a personal trainer based at BXR in Marylebone. I studied Business Management at university and was your average Mayfair party girl, so it was a complete life-changing direction to go into fitness – but it’s truly what I’m passionate about!
Over the past few years, I’ve swapped a glamorous wardrobe of dresses and heels for activewear and an ever-growing trainer collection! I love it, and wouldn’t have it any other way.
My passion for fitness really began at university when I started exercising to cope with anxiety. I didn’t know much about fitness in the beginning. I would commit to the treadmill, not really knowing what else to do in the gym, but then I found a love for weight training. It gave me a sense of empowerment, and made me feel strong and healthy. In my journey since then, I’ve also become particularly passionate about helping others mentally, through exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
My mental state. I know how working out makes me feel – the release of endorphins gives me motivation, the feeling of hitting my own ‘personal best’ in the gym and working towards a goal, which isn’t aesthetically based, motivates me.
Move better, be stronger, help others reach their goals and be part of their journey. Raise mental health awareness.
I have a huge sweet tooth! Also, I’ve recently gone dairy free, so I like to get almond or dairy free yogurt, and mix in my favourite vegan protein powder, cacao nibs and berries. A dollop of almond butter is also essential!
Trying to be present with people I love. I love a night in with my girls.
I honestly treat January like any other month of the year. This way there aren’t that many blues.
I wouldn’t really consider myself a blogger. I do like to think I have an influence on people to live a healthier lifestyle, even if it’s just to motivate one person with their fitness. One thing I will say is to always stay true to yourself. In this crazy world of Instagram, it’s so easy to get caught up with what everyone else is doing and follow the crowd. I truly believe I am where I am today because I never cared about followers or likes. I post what I believe in. Be authentic on your social channels – it will show to both your audience and brands.
There you have it! Make sure you’re following Sana’s insta for even more gym motivation.