By Ekta Chanana Last Updated:
There comes a time in each one of our lives when we realise that we are doing nothing to stay fit! Then we try to enroll ourselves in gyms, practice yoga and what not to stay in shape. However, it all goes in vain because we find excuses to stay in our comfort zone. We are scared of trying new things and as we are locked inside our homes, it has given us another excuse to skip our fitness rituals and continue our unhealthy habits. But fitness enthusiast and the nation's crush, Milind Soman definitely knows how to make the best use of his quarantine. (Recommend Read: Janhvi Kapoor's Reply To Salman Khan's Question 'Marriages Are Made In Heaven?' Is Winning Hearts)
Before, we take you further into the story, let us take a look at Milind Soman's journey and how he has been hailed as the fitness guru in India. At the age of fifty-four, Milind has been inspiring the youth of India and girls still swoon over him. He was born to a Marathi family in Glasgow, Scotland. Not many people know that he has done electrical engineering. The fitness icon has made a name for himself because of his love for the idea of inspiring people to stay healthy and happy.
On April 21, 2020, Milind took to his Instagram handle and shared with his followers how he is spending his quarantine learning new things. He posted a video with his mother, Usha Soman, who is eighty-years-old. The two can be seen skipping and we loved their enthusiasm. Alongside the post, Milind wrote how it is not a new thing for his mother but definitely for him, his caption can be read as "Skipping with @somanusha! Not a new activity for her but new for me when you are at home 24×7, each one, teach one another! You are old only when you think you are.. #LockdownMantra." Take a look at it below:
A few days ago, we had spotted Milind's mother doing a leg-hop with her bahu, Ankita Konwar. In the video, we could see the saas-bahu duo enjoying the one-leg hop. Alongside it, Ankita had written a sweet caption that could be read as "In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured - #gordonbhinckley If I live to be 80 someday, my only wish is to approach it as fit as you are. May you inspire many more." (Also Read: Karan Johar's Kids, Yash And Roohi Johar Are Diet-Policing Him, Barred Him From Eating A Burger)
In an interview with The Indian Express, Milind had shared that it is because of his mother he gets the idea of staying fit. He had said, "I give credit to my mom for inspiring and encouraging me to take sports seriously. She was a professor of bio-chemistry and at the age of 60 when she retired she started trekking.Today, she is 76 and participates in a 100-kilometre trek. She does that every year and has inspired my sisters to join her. They all are above 50." He had further added, "The kind of encouragement I had as a child to continue sports was brilliant. Like any other family, my people asked me to stress more on studies rather than swimming. But, my mother said ‘He enjoys it and should balance both studies and sports’. Those 13 years of my life played such an important role in shaping my life and mind." (Don't Miss: South Star, Ram Charan Takes The 'Real Man' Challenge, Mops The Floor And Nominates Ranveer Singh)
Well, Milind's mother is definitely an inspiration for all of us!