"To Have A Purpose For Doing The Things You Love" - Sayidah Aisyah
By Charity Chan
Aisyah Rower: "Only Believe"
With the 2015 SEA Games fast approaching, National Rower and 2013 SEA Games Gold Medalist Sayidah Aisyah is one busy lady. Thankfully, she took take some time out of her busy schedule to share with us some of her exercise tips as she gears towards the Games as well as her recent collaboration with Under Armour, an American sports clothing and accessories company.
“I Will What I Want”, an Under Armour Women’s campaign was created to raise awareness fitness for women. During the entire month of October in 2014,Aisyah posted photos and videos on Instagram of her exercising together with some motivational quotes that she uses to motivate herself. Being a sports celebrity, not only did her posts gained popularity but her followers feed grew rapidly as many interested users asked her for fitness advice, like “how to achieve 10 chin-ups?” “It made me feel motivated”, said Aisyah.
“A lot of women are scared to lift heavy. Do something that makes you strong, I feel that it is a waste when we grow old without knowing how strong we are capable of,”
How many ladies enjoy sweating it out and getting ripped at the same time? That’s Aisyah, who has always been sporty since her younger days. Being blessed with long limbs, that explains why she was in netball during secondary school and now rowing. Rowing requires more strength and power, which explains her lifting photos on Instagram.
“To have a purpose for doing the things that you love.”
“A lot of women are scared to lift heavy. Do something that makes you strong, I feel that it is a waste when we grow old without knowing how strong we are capable of,” said Aisyah. Apart from lifting, she busies herself with various workout regimes on both training and off training days. Keeping fit isn’t just about making your outside look good. It also gives you to needed confidence to try out more things when traveling and also take part in high intensity activities that your body can handle.
Aisyah's driving force? “To have a purpose for doing the things that you love. I don’t believe in dragging out of bed and doing something you dislike. I have lots of quotes on my wall to keep myself in check!”