A fitness model from Ukraine has shared just what motivated her to start lifting weights.
22-year-old Bakhar Nabieva lives in Dnipropetrovsk and has seen her social media channels flooded by an army of followers, earning herself the title of ‘Miss Iron Bum’, after she started sharing photos and videos of her workouts.
Bakhar decided to hit the gym after apparently being bullied at school.
According to the Daily Mail she said:
I was a very skinny child, had thin legs, and all my classmates made fun of me.
So I decided to change the situation, I was tired of people looking at me. I started going to the gym, and had no idea how to build an exercise routine correctly so I just started working on the physical part, and one day I woke up and looked in the mirror and I saw some muscles.
Once I saw the result of developing muscles nothing could stop me.
And nothing seems to be stopping the growth of her online presence either.
Fair play to her – Bakhar has turned an emotionally difficult stage of her life into something positive for her.
It’s not hard to understand why so many people refer to the gym as iron therapy…
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.