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INTERVIEW: Nigerian born Personal Trainer, Model and Lifestyle Coach, Moses talks Pro Card Status, Mozfitness, Clothing Line, Healthy Living and more…

PHOTO CREDITS: Mozfitness, Sottu, John Falsetto & MenArt

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INTERVIEW: Nigerian born Personal Trainer, Model and Lifestyle Coach, Moses talks Pro Card Status, Mozfitness, Clothing Line, Healthy Living and more…

Moses Odunmbaku aka Mozfitness, born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, 27 years ago and currently living in London, UK where he moved to in 2011.

Moses is a personal trainer/ fitness competitor and has been training since he was 18 but was fully committed to it 3 years ago which gained him his PRO-Status last year October

His future goals are to be one of the best inspiring person in the fitness industry, help so much people to achieve their fitness goals, show the world how much self-confidence “in and out” can influence their life and also keep on winning more trophies 😊.

Check out my exclusive interview with him below:

Hey Moses! Would you like to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Moses Odunmbaku, I’m 26 years, from Nigeria, currently live in London, UK. A personal trainer, fitness model and fitness competitor.

Talk me through an average day in the life of you?
An average day in my life is all about food, training, work and family.

What institution(s) did you attend and what did you study?
London Churchill, studied business but didn’t finish the course for personal reason then I discover my passion and knowledge for fitness and decided to sign up for my level 3 personal training course at TRAINFITNESS.

When did you move to the UK and what made you decide to do so?
I moved to the UK in 2011 to study really.

Tell us more about your fitness side and what made you decide to set up your own fitness company – “Mozfitness”?
Setting up my own fitness brand/company has been my goal from day one, since I was 18 years, apart from fitness being my passion/hubby, I just want to be able to share my knowledge about health and fitness to people. Self-confidence has been one thing that help me through life. I’ve been through alot of ups and downs in life and self-confidence or believe is what keeps me going or pushing. You have to love yourself to push through the obstacles in life, if you look at yourself in the mirror and you don’t like what you see or if you are or feel unhealthy, you will have self-confidence issues. I’ve seen alot of lives being destroyed because of lack of confidence, alot of family been broken for same reasons, I just wanna be able to help, I wanna be able to change this, I wanna be able to help fixed this. This is why I decided to set up my own fitness brand/company.

How’s the fitness industry in the UK like, compared to those in other countries you have been?
The UK fitness industry is amazing if am being honest, I have only been to two countries “Nigeria and UK” for me, they are both great.

Do you feel we are doing enough to take care of our body and eat healthy?
I will say its 60/40 or even less, people feel like taking care of their body and health is an option which is not. They wait till something comes up and they being told to do some exercises or eat healthy by doctor before they start taking care of their body and health. Out of 100 people, only 10% or 20% can say they take taking care of their health and body as their priority is really bad. So I will say No.

I noticed that you have been doing lots of underwear shoots, why did you decide to expand into it?
Its just to show off my hard work and progress and also I think people like to see things happen before they believe it or find it interesting. Everyone wanna look good in the swimming wears or should I say topless when they see you put your hard work in and look amazing in your underwear that will motivate them to do something about their body.

You have taken part in a lot of fitness shows and just recently changed your PRO status, tell us more about that?
Fitness shows is just like a fun and something that gives me extra discipline to take my physic to the next level and also I love the atmosphere when you on stage. Did my fitness show in May 2016 “WBFF show, Muscle Model category” that didn’t go well but made me realized how much I love being on stage, so I work my ass out, made some improvements and did my second show in October 2016 “Miami Pro show” which I did Fitness Model category and placed 2nd that earned me my PRO CARD and Muscle Model category placed 4th which I wasn’t expecting. Also recently did “WBFF show” Muscle Model category this year in May, my best look so far but it didn’t go as I expected but that means more work needs to be done and more shows to come.

What will you say sets you aside from other fitness trainers?
I’m not the kind of trainer/person that compare himself to others, every trainers (the good ones) are in this industry for one reason to help people achieve their fitness goal or make the world a healthy place.

You are a young entrepreneurial minded guy. How do you balance your personal and professional life?
BALANCE! That’s a big important word, very very needed. Its hard to balance personal and professional life but I just make the difference clear, when is time for work is time for work, when is family time its family time. after all the hard work is done, work is over. I always make sure I create time for family and also its good to have understanding family and friends that support you whether you are there or not.

How often do you go to the gym and how many hours do you spend while you there?
I go to the gym 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday, and rest on Sundays. On my workout I spend around 1 hour 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

What’s your 5 Dos and Don’t when it comes to fitness?
Do:
1. Have a goal/target
2. Plan ahead
3. Make your workout a priority
4. Always try to be your personal best
5. Eat well

Don’t:
1. Don’t compare yourself with others.
2. Don’t forget the reason why you are doing it
3. Don’t let anything stand in your way
4. Don’t let one bad day or meal ruin your plan
5. Don’t ever stop working hard

What would you say is the main misconception the public have about fitness trainers/instructors?
That we don’t want to live life or enjoy good food. We have our ups and downs but when its time for us to get the work done and be disciplined, we do what needs to be done.

What aspect surprised you the most once you started in the fitness industry?
How much potential I have.

I heard you also a dancer, is that true?
I like to think I am a good dancer and enjoy dancing when I go out.

Which brands, models, photographers, clients, trainers and designers have you worked with?
I have worked with quite a few photographers who are trying to make their name in the industry such as Sottu and John Falsetto. I was prepped by Jordan Peters (also known as training by JB) for my last competition.

What has been one of the most memorable jobs to work on?
My transformation clients that started as beginners at the gym with no knowledge of fitness and good diet.

Who do you want to work with that you haven’t yet?
Dexter Jackson

Tell us two things people don’t know about you?
1. I love food
2. I can’t swim but that doesn’t stop me trying

What do you consider your biggest professional success so far?
Being a pro-fitness model.

What has been your biggest challenge?
Balancing this lifestyle with my social and personal life.

You are active on social media. Do you think its important to be online and if so why?
Yes it’s important to be online in order to be able to engage with the public and share my story to the world.

You are originally from Nigeria, but now mostly live in the UK. Do you feel that has made you the man that you are today?
No, I have always had a passion for fitness, but I have been through a lot in the UK and this made me the dedicated person I am and has given me the drive to achieve my goals.

What are your must visit travel destinations?
Las Vegas is my top desired destination to visit, followed by Miami.

Name 5 things we should take seriously about our style choices?
1. Personality should be reflected through your clothes
2. Pick clothes which suits you
3. Dress for the body you have
4. Pick practical clothing that suits what you are doing, your clothes should not get in the way or hinder your gym routine
5. Make it simple if you can.

How would you describe your style?
Simple smart.

What style genre appeals to you the most?
Fitness clothing

Name your 5 must have accessories/essentials?
1. Headphones
2. Log book/Fitness diary
3. Good playlist.
4. Water bottle
5. Sweat towel

What are your favorite fashion trends?
Any

What is your favorite dish?
Any good food.

What songs are currently on your playlist?
RnB songs.

Apart from fitness, modelling, what other projects are you currently working on?
My ‘Believe’ clothing line.

Seeing you’re doing your dreams, what advice can you give others to pursue their dreams?
No matter how many times you fail, never stop trying and make sure you surround yourself with people who will support you no matter what.

Any specific plans for the future?
Be one of the best in the fitness industry.

Any final words?
Believe!

Where can we follow you online and on social media?
Instagram: @moz_fitness
Facebook: moz_fitness1

Any fitness related questions, people can email me at: moz_fitness@yahoo.com

 

Asuquo Eton founded talkmediaafrica.com, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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