For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Gabar Singh. I’m a British born Indian living in the east end of London. I have been an amateur boxer on and off from the young age of 11 years old, from school boy to novis championships. I was very lucky and managed to box in Cyprus, Scotland and Ireland.
I’ve had a good upbringing from my parents but definitely not born with the silver spoon, I had to work hard to get to where I am today. I’ve always been enthusiastic and driven but also very easily distracted. I completed college at 17, gaining my level 2 in intermediate I.T and landed myself a 9-5 job as a computer helpdesk assistant. After just 11 months I had to quit my job as the last 4 months I started compulsive gambling and losing all my wages which was not fun. I decided to take a 6 month break as the gambling really got to me.
Spontaneously I decided I wanted to become a lifeguard, so I completed my NVQ level 2 and became a lifeguard for two years. I then decided to work in the property industry as there was no money in lifeguarding. 7 years of my life went by in the property sector, working my way up to a lettings manager. During this time I also started my own business, operating and leasing out boxing machines to venues such as pubs, clubs and cinemas. I did this for the last 5 years of my time working in the property industry but due to my high disposable income having my own business alongside a full time job, I started gambling again bad. I took another short break from life just finding myself again whilst attending GA meetings (gambling anonymous) which greatly helped me with my gambling addiction. While doing this I got well into my fitness again and decided to become a personal trainer. So in 2013 I obtained my Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification and it was the best thing I’ve ever done. My job is very rewarding as I get to use my knowledge and experience not only to transform people through fitness, but also to inspire them too.
After coming through my gambling illness and steering away from this bad habit. I have pledged to carry out regular charity work to give back, as without the help through my own struggles, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Don’t be fooled, I still have my struggles and fair share of problems but my life experiences have taught me, life is built up of just 10% problems and 90% how you deal with it. If there are a few things I could advise you from what I have learnt, they would be, Health is wealth, knowledge is power and family is everything.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story and I hope my website serves you in the best of your needs.