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Kaya Zeen Personal Trainer

by Alexandra Parren

Sundried personal trainer fitness

Kaya has always had a passion for sports and finds it comes very naturally to her. She talks to Sundried about life as a personal trainer.

Please tell us about sporting events you have taken part in or have coming up. 

I will be playing in a 5-a-side football tournament this weekend at Coventry Goals soccer centre. I have represented both Aston Villa Ladies FC & Coventry City Ladies FC, where i was the top goal scorer. I have represented my county both for Women's football and netball

Tell us about your journey to fitness? Where did it all start?

I have always been sporty; my grandfather played football for Sheffield United and ran local football clubs for my uncles, where I was regularly seen with a football, but back in those days it was frowned upon for girls to play with boys. I played for my primary school football team and I was the only girl to play with boys, I then had to stop football for a while as there weren't any female teams and I wasn't allowed to play with the boys team so I concentrated on netball, where I represented both my school and county.

Then at the age of 14 I went to community sports day and was scouted by Coventry City ladies FC and I made the first team within weeks.

What are your training goals now?

To maintain my physique and push my fitness boundaries with short bursts of high intensity workouts.

Tell us one unusual fact we wouldn’t know about you:

I love ancient history such as lost civilisations and mythology. I also love astronomy and quantum physics.

What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?

To have more focus. Because sport comes naturally to me I've never really had to try, well that is until l started my own business

Do you follow a specific nutrition plan? If so, what/when do you eat?

I tend to follow the 5:2 diet and I am huge believer in fasting, which has clinically been proven to physically reactivate your pancreas. I tend to do an 18 hour fast due to client demand. I only eat naturally occurring sugars and I don't eat processed foods.

What do you do to keep your clients motivated? Do you have any top tips to keep motivated?

I am highly motivational and impossible isn't apart of my vocabulary.

Talk us through your training regime.

I train for 30 minutes 5 times a week, we use kettlebells and body weight as our main training model. I also ride a bike which helps to lower my carbon print on the earth.

How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?

I read a lot and research a lot. I am constantly learning, we are never too old to learn, only our ego stops us from learning. It's imperative that we all constantly keep learning new methods as to keep our clients constantly engaged in health, fitness and well-being

What are your top 3 trainer tips?

  1. Eat well and you will be well
  2. Move with a purpose on a daily basis
  3. Form is more important than reps

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Toasted pittas with chicken or fish with a lot of spinach, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.

Why work with Sundried?

I am a very ethical person.

Favourite fitness quote:

Every saint has a past and every sinner a future.

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