It’s a pitty that a Gym that as been there for more than 10 years and surved local people like mechanics,street vendors and other jua kali artisans will no longer be there.
Its is a sad news that a place where I call my fitness paradise might no longer be available,despite in the open,shaterd fence,weights made of concret and water pipes used as bars this gym as served a lot of people in Health and produced great physiques. It’s going to be difficult for many to adoped since the gym was a good traing spot;Friendly,Cheap and all equipment was improvised.
Reason why the gym wount be there is becauae a private developer is building a car show room,we are not the only ones affected,a nearby church as also lost its parking lot,rumors say that its the land owner who is building the million dolar car empire but as they say if it’s yours do what you want with it but don’t breck the laws
The gym is separeted from the other land by an electrical wire line which means it belong to the government as road reserve,which means no one can use the space as it is now.Despite that he is going to use it by building a wall round it but this is Kenya money talks.
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Jeep: What are your real names?
Shaffi: My real names are Gabriel Mukundi.
Jeep: Most people might be wondering,Why the name Irion Shaffi?
Shaffi: Iron; because of the love I have for the metals, and Shaffi; was my name when I was a Muslim and I’ve retained it coz of it’s popularity. But my mum converted to Christian when we were children and so we followed suit me and my little brother.
Jeep: How do you balance your; family,work and fitness
Shaffi: My work is fitness itself, and so it works mutually with my family.
Jeep: How long have you been in this sport?
Shaffi: I’ve loved sports from a tender age, from being a boxer to rugby and Kabaddi, but bodybuilding… I started last year (May 2015) in preparation for my debut in Mr /Mrs Nairobi.
Jeep: What approached you to fitness?
Shaffi: Hahaha being raised in the ghetto, to survive you must be strong and I found it as a healthy way of staying out of trouble.
Jeep: what attracted you to the bodybuilding part?
Shaffi: As I’ve been growing in fitness, I’ve noticed that I’m genetically wired for muscles and since I decided to trust my instincts, I’ve never looked back with regrets.
Jeep: How was the reaction of your family and
friends when you said,”I am becoming a bodybuilder”?
Shaffi: They’ve been very supportive from day one. I remember I went for Mr Nairobi with all my family including my mum and brother (they were very thrilled coz they had not been to one before ) and and lots of friends.
Jeep: What categories have you competed in and how did
Shaffi: -Mr Nairobi (heavyweight ) 5th position.
-Modern fitness (light heavy ) 5th position.
-Mr. Kakamega (light heavy ) 4thposition.
-Mr. Kenya 2017 (light heavy)
Jeep: how many days a week, how many
sessions a day and hours do you train?
Shaffi: 5 days a week, 2-3hrs per day.
Jeep: Which is your most starbon muscle and which one is your strong
Shaffi: I’m lucky to have a balanced physique, I only struggled with the baby-fat that covered my midsection…
Jeep: free weights or machines which is the best?
Shaffi: I love free weights, but also can’t overlook the modern form of machines that can work a muscle better than free weights…
Jeep: Isolated muscle workout or Compound muscle
workout which do you prefer for bringing out the
Shafii: I do both in one session,it works for me.
Jeep: As they say,muscle are made in the gym
and grow in the Kitchen, what’s your diet like?
Shaffi: I eat 3 meals of solid food and 3 meals of supplements. Total 6 meals a day. Not forgetting my BCAA intra workout
Jeep: When do you have your cheatmeals?
Shaffi: I cheat only when I’m bulking early during my off season. Once a week (Sundays)
Jeep: Whats favourite supplements?
Shaffi: USN supplements all day…
Jeep: Who is Your favourite current Mr. Olimpya
Shaffi: I don’t like to look at it that way… everyone that ever steps on Olympia stage inspires me.
Jeep:Well everyone always have their Fair share of
criticism from people, have you had yours?
Shaffi: Mmmm.. I don’t recall any serious one… coz personally I love to inspire people and majority love me back for that. how was it? N/A
Jeep: What music highps! you in the gym?
Shaffi: Roots or hip-hop.
Jeep: MMMMMM….Roots Reggae thats my guy…
Jeep:Whats your craziest funns experience?
Shaffi: hahaha….. it was in Mr/Mrs kakamega during my free pose moment and my music had some problems before it could play. So as I was standing there waiting, a fun shouted “endelea bila wimbo”in total luhya ascent, and I replied “imba niendelee.. “and the crowd busted in laughter.
Jeep: What advice can you give to young
athletes trying to get into fitness?
Shaffi: ” It’s gonna take time to reach your goal and it’s gonna hurt! but the key is patience, stay away from steroids and supplement wisely. Just keep working and success will come… ”