“Fitato Captains’ is a term you might have encountered if you are associated with the Fitato family. You might have even met one of them in our exclusive events. Do you wonder who they are?
Think of a fitato captain as a fitness partner or a fitness buddy. They are your friends in your quest to a healthier, fitter and stronger YOU. Do you feel tired and feel like skipping your workout today? Give them a call and they’ll get you right back in the zone. Not sure what to eat after a heavy CrossFit session? Not to worry, our captains are just a phone call away!
So, let’s tell you everything there is to know about the head of all the Fitato Captains, Sehej Maini, an International Classic Powerlifting Champion
Introducing Head Of Fitato Captains: Sehej Maini
Buzzing with youthful energy, she loves nothing more than helping people reach their health and fitness goals. She is an international powerlifter.
Sehej started her fitness journey with CrossFit, which is a form of exercise which includes constantly varied functional movements performed at high-intensity. After 10 gruelling months, she found herself getting stronger and moved to Powerlifting because that’s where her heart always was.
She took a chance and started competing professionally. And she did phenomenally well. She won two gold medals at the district level and another one up at the state level & bronze at the nationals which made her qualify for the Powerlifting World Championship in June 2019 where she represented India & won a bronze medal in the bench press lift category.
Let’s Hear From Sehej Herself
1. How do you keep yourself motivated? What keeps you going and gives you strength?
Since childhood, I’ve been a competitive person. As I grew up, I became my biggest competition, and that’s what keeps me going each day. I just want to be better than what I was yesterday, not just as a fitness professional but also as a person.
2. So what do you do when you’re not at the gym?
I have always loved baking and I enjoy spending whatever spare time I get baking goodies for me and my friends. In fact, I used to work as a Pastry Chef in the Westin Hotel for a couple of months. Nowadays, however, being at the gym and working at Fitato pretty much takes up all my time. When I’m not at the gym, I ’m usually always engaged in some other sort of physical activity like swimming, trekking, running, etc. So you can see I’m pretty one-track that way.
3. Do you follow a strict diet? What is your diet like?
As a professional powerlifter, I do need to stick to a disciplined life, which includes a disciplined diet. It gets strict only when the competitions are closer, but otherwise, it’s mainly about eating lots of protein to maintain my muscles & not affect my performance. At the end of the day, whether I’m following a diet plan or not, I’m in general quite conscious about what I eat. My body doesn’t feel right when I eat junk food. It affects my performance too. But that being said, I enjoy all the food I eat. It is a personal choice that I’ve made to eat clean and it’s been working great for me!
4. What is the one thing that you enjoy the most in life?
It would definitely be lifting weights. The gym is my happy place and the best stress buster for me. It can change my bad mood instantly!
5. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Five years from now, I see myself continuing to do what I’m currently doing, at a larger scale – PAN India. Making people fall in love with fitness just as much as I do, in whatever way I can create that impact.
6. So how did you get to learn about fitato?
So, there was a lot of buzz on social media about this, “one app which is your one-stop fitness pass.” I was intrigued and then I saw that with one pass only, I could go to whichever gym I wanted and try out all the activities I wanted to do, but couldn’t do before because I couldn’t afford to buy individual gym memberships at all the gyms I wanted to go to.
7. What do you think about the concept?
From the bottom of my heart, I’ve always wanted the fitness industry in our country to keep growing & watch people enjoy being healthy & fit. This app really helps people with not giving up on their fitness goals since it’s the best way to kill monotony.
Whenever you get bored, you can just try something new, which makes it very exciting.
8. Do you have any message you want to share with the rest of our users?
Use your membership to the fullest! Don’t restrict yourself by going to a single gym, explore all the options around you! I’m sure you’ll have a world of fun! Don’t be scared of trying something new and different. Be excited about it!! You’ll learn what your body is capable of and you’ll end up surprising yourself every time you try something new.