Read Rajesh’s Transformation Journey
What is your name, age and profession?
Hi, I’m Rajesh, 41 and in the Fintech Industry.
How long have you been training with Firdauz, and how much body weight and body fat have you dropped in the
past months training with TSquared Lab?
I was honoured to train with Firdauz for the past three years.
Done a couple of transformations but, for this specific one, I have dropped 16 kilos in the last 4 months and
12% body fat.
“ So, I think pretty much this is the most intense, that I have
pursued without necessarily lagging on any specific aspect”
What are your main challenges and struggles with health and fitness before joining TSquared Lab?
I have done a few transformations throughout my life, and 20's were a lot about aesthetics, and 30’s was
more about strength. As I entered my 40’s, I perceived this transformation and wanted to bring the best
version of myself. I think it’s my best avatar where I focus not just on one aspect but on strength,
stamina, being fit, flexible, mobile and also being able to pursue my passion like mountaineering. So, I
think pretty much this is the most intense that I have pursued without necessarily lagging on any specific
aspect. Also, how you can imbibe this fitness as part of your life that’s something been very hard once the
transformation is complete. But I think that’s why I feel this transformation journey is unique in many
What are your proudest achievements and why have you associated with TSquared Lab?
I have seen a lot of fitness centres before and TSquared is great because of its form, which is not just the
facility that is world class but the trainers and especially Firdauz is more than just a trainer, there are a
lot of knowledgeable people but to be somebody so focused in someone’s personal goals to have that sort of
mentorship and the whole management who make it like a really great place to come in, defocus from all the
stress in your life and this is unique because I have been the fastest ever, strongest ever and as I said my
flexibility has improved drastically. I focus a lot on my lower body especially considering I like climbing
mountains so we have worked a lot on our weakness and we did a lot of high intensity training and flexibility
movements and stretching we incorporated those in all our workouts. So, the last 4-5 months have been the most
gruelling but the most satisfying and couldn’t have done it without TSquared and specially Firdauz’
Which body part are you most proud of?
My back has always been my strongest, even in the past, but I think the ones on which I focused the most are
my quads and hamstrings. I have never deadlifted or squatted as much as I have done now, and I can easily do
200 floors and other things that I haven’t done before. So, my lower body has improved in strength, size, and
overall fitness level drastically. So, I am most proud of that.
“I focus a lot on my lower body especially considering I like
climbing mountains, so we have worked a lot on our weakness, and we did a lot of high intensity training and
flexibility movements and stretching”
In these five months of training, how soon did you see the results happening?
We went through not the traditional training, we did have a bulking phase, and we focused on strength. As I
said, we were pretty clear about the goals; it’s not just about the aesthetic side of transformation but
having a complete fit profile. So, that’s why it took a bit longer, 4-5 months, and the first 2 months we
were not necessarily focusing on getting shredded immediately, but on building a solid base with strength
and mobility to be injury-free, to get all the compound movements very strong, so the visible aspects came
only in the later half towards the second half of it, but the first 2 months were a lot on the strength game
and to build stamina as well.
How is this training and transformation going to help you in your mountaineering journey?
Today I am heading to the Himalayas, and after a few hours, it’s the perfect way to end the transformation.
What I have learnt in my profession as well, something called transfer learning where the principles, the
baseline methodology is that you learn in one domain how you can seamlessly transfer into the other aspect of
life and for me that’s why this fitness, this program that I pursued with TSquared and environment they
provided is very important for me because I always felt there is a strong correlation when my physical aspect
of the life and the fitness is at its peak I can bring in the best when it comes to my family, my profession
or most importantly to pursue my passion and specifically with mountaineering lot of it comes when you gotta
be meticulous in your planning and manage your resources, you got to be looking into other aspects not just
physical aspect you got to be able to do more cardio, be able to perform at higher altitudes, be very strong
in your core and lower body but also be able to read and absorb how your body is reacting to different
challenges and adapt and as I said we focused a lot on the lower body and I did a lot of cardio which my
trainer Firdauz prepared for me outside on incline, uphill, prowlers, lunges, walking, and many more and
focused on the core. And as I said mentally, this training prepares me in terms of the focus and the planning
aspect. I think I can bring all that when climbing the mountain, and everything is about partnership. Here it
is with my trainer and mentor, Firdauz, and in the mountains with the Sherpas, where you listen to them and
they are the experts, and you have to be disciplined to follow that. So, I think I can learn a lot from here
and transfer it to other aspects of my life.
“We went through not the traditional training, we did have a bulking
phase, we focused on strength as I said we were pretty clear about the goals.”
Would you recommend TSquared Lab to your friends and family?
I’m being honest; I have seen a lot of fitness and transformation programs, but this is absolutely unique.
The first thing that will strike you is the whole culture. In this place, you are not under pressure; you
forget about it. The people here push you, but not necessarily because they want results or sales. It's
genuinely good to see a positive impact in you, and not everyone’s goals have to be the same, and not
should be ready. I have introduced so many friends to so many friends who workout, and each of them has
own unique challenges and goals. So, this place is fantastic because the facility is all inspiring, but
are a lot of fitness
centres that could potentially provide that, but you have a world class fitness centre
combined with trainers who act as your mentor, your best friends, and in that culture, the management who
really takes care of you and they make the
program. The place is not too crowded. They really go very far to
accommodate your challenges and your priorities, so I think I have never seen anything like this, and I
wouldn't hesitate to introduce it because, as I said, I saw a positive impact, not just in my physical life
but in all aspects of my life. I am sure anybody who joins this program is going to experience the same.
How was training with each other, and do you have any kind words to pass on to each other?
Like in any collaboration it’s all about partnership here and it starts with absolute trust and Firdauz has done
it himself I means he is a National Body Champion, he is fantastic and everybody knows that but when you are a
coach, you know I absolutely trust him, he is open, he takes in my inputs, he is naturally that sort of person
where you could confide your challenges and workout a solution I mean I could have never done this without that
sort of collaboration, it’s just not in the gym, it’s literally 24 hours constantly when I am on travels when I
am not here when I am going off track, how to bring it back so it’s a total partnership and I’m absolutely
honoured to be coached by Firdauz and I truly enjoyed and relished this opportunity.