Tell us about that moment when you realised you wanted to prioritise fitness in your life.
I decided to prioritise fitness about five-and-a-half years ago. When I first stepped into a gym, I was going through a really bad breakup. It was actually my first break-up. He was my first boyfriend, my first relationship. First experiences are always a big learning experience. I lost myself. I started prioritising him over me. I wasn’t just finding time for myself. When that whole chapter ended in my life, I decided I wanted to do something for myself, and it had to be very transformational. Fitness has been that for me. It has not been just physical, but mental too. It has given me security and a sense of confidence that I never had while growing up.
Apart from your love for fitness and health, what is that one thing Tiger and you bond over?
One thing that my brother and I bond on apart from fitness and health, is food. Although even food comes under fitness and health, I am talking about food that is not necessarily fitness related or healthy. The cheat days that we have together are definitely our most favourite days of the week. We plan about it the night before and order our favourite desserts from everywhere. We just indulge and give ourselves that mental break that we worked so hard for.
It is not just Tiger and you. Your father is into yoga, and your mother gyms with you both. What is the secret behind your fitness as a family?
The four of us have been just the four of us for a very long time. We are a very close-knit family. Our passion just tends to rub off on each other. We find that motivation from one another. We all have always been inclined towards an active lifestyle. Living in our house is enough motivation to keep pushing yourself. I am looking at my brother who is a freaking superhuman. My mother and father are ageing backwards. We all just try to keep up with one another. It is definitely a healthy environment to be a part of.
Fitness has become the need of the hour but our schedules remain hectic as ever. As a fitness enthusiast, can you suggest some basic exercises that people in regular life can perform to keep up with their health?
Fitness has definitely become the need of the hour. I keep saying it is one of the booming industries today. People might not find time to prioritise their daily routine, they might be busy with their jobs, family life, and taking care of their kids, but just little tweaks in your daily life would do the trick. For example, walking around to stimulate the blood flow while you are in the office, being mindful of your posture, giving your eyes a break from screen time, looking outside the window – all these little tweaks are all it takes. Your body is the only place you have to live so prioritise it and take care of it. Your family will thank you for it because the more you take care of it, the more you will be able to take care of them.