One who is temperate in eating, recreation, working, sleeping and wakefulness attains yoga, which destroys all suffering.Bhagavad Gita (6:17)
Hi this is Mohinish Nirwal. And I’m the person behind JuhuGym (JG).
I have a unique relationship with fitness. Somewhere in 2015, I weighed almost 85 kilos (on the left). For a short frame of 5.3″ I had too much.
At one point, I used to get anxious about getting heart attacks. And not being there for my young wife and son.
I wasn’t always like that.
As a young gun, I had a great physique. With a little bit of workout, I used to get into a great shape. I was in a great shape.
But somehow, I got busy in the office to provide for my family. I was mentally busy and stressed all day long – even after office I was trying to achieve so many things in my life. And my health just nosedived.
I thought I’ve gone too far.
I didn’t know anything. Whatever I found online was not beginner-friendly. So I started with walking. Just walking. Then I added some more exercises and clean eating.
By 2019 I was in a much better shape. But I was not taking care of my mental health.
All the online videos missed it so I missed it too.
During the 2020 lockdowns, my mental health declined and I witnessed my health go down too. And I was again getting anxious about heart attacks. And not being there for my lovely wife and beautiful son.
I thought I’d never be able to get back to the previous health standards. But again I was wrong.
Although by this time I was an ISSA-certified health coach. ISSA is trusted by the US Military and is the only agency accredited by the US government. In fact, I’m both a nutritionist specialist (93% grade) and a Personal trainer (96% grade).
But this time I made one change.
I brought another health coach into the picture. I hired him for my family. And working with him I realized what I had been missing all my life.
Fitness isn’t just about lack of fat. It’s also about how you show up in life.
It’s not about losing fat… It’s also about:
- Gaining lean body mass.
- Strengthening your muscles and bones.
- Taking care of your mental health – installing a positive mental attitude.
- Contributing good to the world with your talents or what you do.