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#TheObsessions — These are Personal Trainer Poobalan Govindaraju’s Favourite Things

#TheObsessions — These are Personal Trainer Poobalan Govindaraju’s Favourite Things

What makes some of these local or global creatives tick? In this weekly column, Poobalan Govindaraju, a personal trainer, shares his many inspirations and obsessions.

1. The Sun:
A constant source of inspiration to me as the sun is the source of life and boundless energy. Whenever I see the sun or feel its rays, I feel blessed and inspired to do more.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo:
I have always been in awe of his hard work and dedication to becoming and staying the best in his choice of sports.

3. Hip Hop:
A genre that essentially was created by those who wished to speak their mind. I’ve been inspired by countless songs that talk about hardship, diversity and loving oneself.

4. Fitness:
Ever since I started lifting, this lifestyle has deeply imprinted many valuable traits in me. It has inspired me to grow not only physically but also mentally.

5. Fashion:
I draw inspiration from people like Virgil Abloh because of his ability to manifest something only he has a vision for, no matter how far off from the current climate it might be.

6. Travis Scott:
Calling myself a fan of his music would be an understatement. Adding to that, I’m continuously inspired by his self belief and creative processes.

7. Joey Delaney:
Joey is a fitness vlogger I came across on YouTube in 2015. I quickly came to realize the vast difference that critical thinking and perspectives can have on your life after watching him speak on matters asides fitness.