Every now and then, a client will ask why I’ve named my fitness business Shaila Fitness.
After all, my name isn’t Shaila (it’s my daughters’) and to a complete stranger, Shaila Fitness certainly doesn’t sound tough, grueling, physically challenging, or even catchy.
But here’s what you might not know. The Hindi name Shaila has many meanings. Shaila loosely translates into “Stone/Mountain” and is also another name for the Goddess Parvati, also known as the Goddess of Power, Strength, and Confidence.
As a mother and a female in the fitness industry, I couldn’t think of a better name that embodies my approach to health and wellness. I absolutely want my clients feeling stronger and empowered, so they come back for more. I owe it to my beautiful daughter to be the best I can be; strong and confident so that she, too, can realize her full potential.
The Shaila Fitness Website is Dedicated to my Daughter Shaila, Whose Name Means the Goddess of Power, Strength and Confidence
As I sit here today, reflecting on my daugher’s 7th birthday, I’m also reminded that good health is a gift. Being strong has enabled me to carry the load as a single mother (literally, and figuratively) when faced with challenges. I run, keep up, play, and enjoy every minute of being a mother. (Except when I’m sleep deprived, then I really just want sleep.)
Being fit has enabled me to share my love of exercise and movement with my daughter and clients. Strength training is empowering in ways that translate outside the gym as well. Exercise isn’t punishment; it’s a gift. Staying fit, being strong, are all important parts of caring for and respecting yourself.
Things I want for my daughter, and for you.