Coaching the likes of Priyanka Chopra, Suniel Shetty, Sonali Bendre different Bollywood celebrities, Nasser is now all set to begin a brand new health revolution within the UAE
He trains Bollywood celebrities to attain a stage of health the widespread man (and girl) can solely dream of. The images of completely carved silhouettes we see on the covers of style magazines, promoting posters and now, flooded on social media — albeit pretty to take a look at — seem to be a distant actuality for many of us. However this man is aware of the roadmap to vacation spot unknown, one the place not many attain however everybody, in some unspecified time in the future, aspire to be. Baqar Nasser, the person behind the wonderful physique transformations we frequently see celebrities bear, is an 11-time nationwide biking champion-turned-holistic well being and health coach.
Having labored with the who’s who of Bollywood, together with Priyanka Chopra, Suniel Shetty, Sonali Bendre and plenty of others, Nasser specialises in coaching individuals with pre-existing situations, corresponding to PCOS, digestive points, arthritis or joint issues, surgeries-gone-wrong, and cardiovascular points. Not too long ago awarded the UAE’s Golden Visa, the health professional is now all set to embark on a health transformation journey within the Center East.
What began as a ardour for competing within the Nationwide Cycle Championship rapidly was an all-around obsession for health and greater than that, a need to resolve issues, for the well being coach. “It at all times begins with problem-solving. I don’t see physique transformations as a factor of luxurious, it depends upon necessity. Why do you actually need to rework your physique? I imagine in diving into the foundation trigger,” says Nasser. “Even when the case of Sanjay Dutt got here to me, it was to repair his again. After his jail time, he had sciatic nerves with capturing ache,” he explains.
Irrespective of how a lot of a “massive” identify the particular person is perhaps, in Nasser’s class all his college students are handled in the identical method, to allow them to take pleasure in most advantages supplied from his programs. Utilizing a mix of well being, train and proper medical intervention, the place crucial, Nasser believes in being a hands-on coach and coach, monitoring each little element from their water consumption to which drugs the consumer is consuming. “I communicate with well being specialists and head of operations in hospitals, not common GPs. These individuals are onerous to get entry to often. However we want that sort of mental capability to deal with particular circumstances. So, I am going into the depth of chatting with specialised medical doctors. I even associate with the purchasers for his or her physician’s appointment,” says Nasser. “I put myself within the place of my consumer and actually attempt to perceive what they want at that second. The identical issues is not going to work every time.”
Nasser, who believes one’s mindset performs a pivotal function in self-transformation, turns into greater than only a well being coach when coping with purchasers. Nasser mentions, “I can’t simply go away them in a state the place I say, right here’s the plan, give me your cash and handle by yourself. I attempt to uncover what the set off to their emotion is, which isn’t permitting them to self-discipline themselves.” For him, everyone seems to be a champion. “I say this to each human being, there’s a champion residing inside you that it’s good to deliver out. Even for those who don’t imagine in your self, I imagine that you could take that step,” says the well being coach, including that the majority of his purchasers over time have been constructed via phrase of mouth and excessive success charges in fixing individuals’s well being points.
Younger teenagers in danger
Amongst the various well being challenges that Nasser comes face-to-face with on daily basis, a typical one which appears to concern him upon his transfer to the UAE is teenage weight problems. “Not simply the UAE, however within the Gulf as properly, weight problems appears to be a key concern,” says Nasser, who lately labored in direction of the transformation of a pre-teen who weighed 96 kilos on the age of 12 and is now at 55 kilos. “She instructed me that her buddies couldn’t recognise her when she went again to high school after the pandemic,” mentions the coach.
Nasser believes it’s crucial for individuals to begin early, in the case of circumstances of weight problems and even hormonal well being and PCOS issues in women, to keep away from medicinal and surgical interventions sooner or later. “Youthful women, from the age of 13 itself, are falling prey to poor hormonal and ovarian well being,” says Nasser.
We now reside in an age the place Photoshopping pictures has grow to be extremely accessible, with a number of apps permitting you to shrink your abdomen, make your jaw sharper, shrink your mid torso, regulate your legs — all with a click on of a button. The world of social media, in accordance with the well being coach, has been a catalyst in spearheading unfavourable physique picture points. “A variety of youngsters I see are scuffling with their physique picture. Everybody’s evaluating themselves to somebody or the opposite on social media. That is broadly spoken about however not many individuals actually perceive how detrimental it’s to a teenager,” mentions the coach. “The dad and mom are so busy of their life, they don’t seem to be in a position to assist them. They’re prepared to rent a psychiatrist and resort to capsules, which can include their very own uncomfortable side effects,” says Nasser, including that it’s crucial for individuals to get their fundamentals proper in the case of well being and diet.
No sugar, no sin
Sugar cravings is one thing the well being coach pays loads of consideration to in such circumstances. “Lately there’s a complete pattern round PMS (premenstrual syndrome) the place even younger women are complaining about temper swings and cramps that result in unhealthy consuming habits. They’ll say issues like, ‘Don’t disturb me’ or ‘Depart me alone’ and in such instances, buddies soar in and ship two cupcakes to cheer these women up. What one wants to grasp is that feeding your physique synthetic sugars as a result of PMS is like supplying poison to your physique,” says Nasser, including that synthetic sugars act in the same method to synthetic fertilisers in vegetation. “There’s pure soil and there’s water, which the plant requires. However while you add fertilisers to make the plant develop a lot sooner, you intrude with the plant’s pure progress mechanisms. Equally, sugars act like an agricultural complement for the ovaries, resulting in further progress within the type of cysts, which thrive on synthetic sugars.”
So, does the well being coach have zero-tolerance coverage for sugar? “You may have pure sugars within the type of dates, raisins and fruits. Pure sugars are soluble in nature and might soften via strolling additionally.” The coach additionally comes up with wholesome recipes for desserts whereas encouraging his purchasers to go off sugar, as a part of his meal plans. “You may make oat cookies and add chocolate within the type of uncooked cacao. You may add components like peanut butter, banana to make muffins and muffins. These items are very straightforward to make at dwelling,” provides Nasser.
And having moved to the UAE now, Nasser is trying ahead to be an lively voice within the well being and wellbeing sector within the area. When requested what his future plans are, the health coach jokes, “I’d give you a hoop mild and digicam setup now, making 15-20-second movies on health,” which can, the truth is, be a good suggestion for the superstar coach. In any case, to cater to the youthful technology, we should adapt to the youthful mediums.