Saman Munir - I Am Always Focused And Ready To Achieve Goals That I Set For Myself (Fitness Trainer)

 

Saman Munir


Ambassador and mother of 3, Saman makes it a priority to lead a healthy lifestyle while breaking barriers for women’s equality and women in sport. Saman has been an Under Armour ambassador since 2017 and was an integral part in the development and testing of the newly launched UA Sport Hijab


1. Tell us about your background and journey


I was a quality control specialist at an automotive and aerospace company until I quit in 2008 after the birth of my first child. Now I am a mother of three, I  started my second career a year-and-a-half ago, when my husband convinced me to start capturing and posting my workouts.

 

I am no stranger to life in front of the camera, having spent years posting make-up tutorials and videos on hijab fashion. But my transition to the athletic space has allowed me to change the perception of the hijab in sports and fitness from the inside. 


Now I am a sponsored athlete with Under Armour, I worked with the apparel brand to design the company’s first athletic hijab, the UA Sport Hijab. I am one of the first hijabis to be sponsored by a major sports apparel brand.



2. What are the challenges that you face in your profession and how do you overcome it?

People will always judge you that doesn’t mean you have to pay any attention to them.  I am always focused and ready to achieve goals that I set for myself.


3. What advice would you give to young girls out there , who wish to pursue a career in fitness ?

  • Learn to appreciate and accept your unique body. 
  • Set goals
  • Consider hiring a personal trainer for yourself
  • Get certification
  • Networking

4. Who is your role model ?


My dear mother because she raised me and my two siblings as a single parent. She taught me to always treat others as I would want to be treated.  To stand up for those who need it, and to stay strong in the face of adversity. 


I carry these lessons around with me everywhere I go and remember them when I am faced with a new challenge or opportunity.  She made me the strong, independent, and ambitious woman I am today.



5. What is your mantra for success ?


Life is too short. Forgive others not because they deserve it because you want to live in peace.  Help others as much as you can. Don’t look down upon others and stay humble.



Saman Munir



Saman Munir


Instagram: @sfm_fitness

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Website - Saman Munir

 

Interviewed by: Adit Koul

 

 

 

 









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