|Full Name: Yashmeen Chauhan Manak|
|Profession: An entrepreneur, fitness instructor, bodybuilder and biker|
|Date of Birth/ age: 21st March 1979 (40 yrs)|
|Birth place: Delhi, India|
|Hometown: Gurgaon, Haryana|
|Marital status: Married|
|Parents: Father: NA|
|Hobbies: Gymming, dancing, biking|
|An ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) certified fitness expert.|
|Reebok certified aerobics instructor and dance choreographer.|
|Certified kettlebell teacher|
|Career, Awards & Recognition|
|1st runner up at The Body Power India Expo ‘Fit Factor’ – 2015|
|Gladrags Mrs. India 2005 ‘Best Body Award’ Winner|
|1st runner-up at The Body Power India Expo ‘Fit Factor’ – 2015|
|Winner of IFBB Miss India in 2016|
|Winner of IFBB Miss Asia Bronze in 2016|
|IBBFF Ms. India Double Gold Winner in 2016|
|Strength Athlete, training skills honed by Mr. Kaizzad Capadia himself, K11 Academy, Mumbai|
|Preparation Coach, Competitive Body Building and Power Lifting|
|India’s 1st Neullife Cellucor sponsored athlete.|
|Owns a gym‘Sculpt’ in Gurgaon, Haryana.|
|More About Yashmeen Manak|
Yashmeen faced a lot of hardships in her family right since she was 2 years old. Growing up has been her biggest challenge. She lived with her grandfather, a retired colonel. When out of school she had to live with her stepmother and father which did not work out.
So Yashmeen came back to stay with her grandfather, but soon she realized that it is important to be financially independent and hence started working part-time. She did her college through correspondence while working part-time as a kindergarten teacher. Her first salary was Rs 1,500/- per month.
Yashmeen was obese as a teen but was determined to lose weight and developed a passion for fitness. Hence, she would teach in the morning and started gymming in the evening. Later, she got an offer from an eminent gym in Gurgaon to teach aerobics. She would teach in the morning whereas, in the evening she would take group aerobic classes. Eventually, she quitted teaching and joined as a full-time aerobics-instructor.
A fitness freak, Manak has been lifting weights for the last 17 years and developed an interest in bodybuilding. The hard work she has put in has won her two gold medals, one in the Women’s Physique category and another in Women Fitness, in Bulandshahar, UP, at IBBFF, the official federation representing the International Federation of Body Building (IFBB).
For great achievements, one has to be extraordinary! YashmeenManak not only owns a great body but also she has distinctively made her mark in the field of fitness as well as bodybuilding and has gone on achieving invariably.
Back in time, when bodybuilding is considered as a predominantly male-centric sport, it is inspiring that Yashmeen daringly put herself against the status quo. With intense hard work and passion to own a fit body, Yashmeen has proved that even female bodybuilders can be graceful, successful, and sought after.
Being a female, it was a big challenge to pursue bodybuilding as a career. There were speculations and doubts as it’s a male-dominated field, but her family and friends supported her. Many discouraged Yashmeen, but she never paid any attention to them.”
Manak says that Normal is boring. She believes in breaking the stereotypes. She rides a Bullet and loves powerlifting. She is already more muscular than many guys. Yashmeen has also won Gladrags Mrs. India 2005 and has broken several records, earlier set by men, in weightlifting 160kg. YashmeenManak runs a gym ‘Sculpt’ in Gurgaon and coaches more than 300 boys and girls every month.