THE ABCD METHOD
My name is Manish Kumar. I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and ACE Certified Nutrition Coach with twenty years of health & fitness experience and a number of scars to show and stories to tell from my journey.
Although I am an engineer by training and received my Ph.D. in the field of Aerospace Engineering, I have used my analytical skills and research background to pursue my real passion in the field of health & fitness.
My journey began early. At a young age, I contracted tuberculosis in my home country of India. The illness attacked my lungs and was eating me from the inside, leading to a number of residual health effects, not to mention the side effects from the medication itself. My body was constantly trying to fight-off the disease leading to severe weakness and long lasting internal trauma to my organs. So, at a time when most other healthy young adults my age would be growing and developing, playing sports, and getting stronger, I was stuck fighting for my life. Ever since that battle, I have had a deep reverence for health and the pursuit of health & fitness became my true passion.
The journey continued as I pursued my Ph.D. in the field of Aerospace Engineering in USA and through my entry into a competitive professional field in a multinational corporation. The exposure to constant stress from adjusting to life in a foreign country, competing in a fierce cut-throat corporate environment brought about even more of a desire to unlock the secrets of staying fit in a world that constantly throws various stressors at you.
I wrote The ABCD Method for myself and for you, to help you stay strong, and to build and sustain a healthy lifestyle.