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Actor Nargis Fakhri — Stunt specialist

Actor Nargis Fakhri recently gave another dimension of her personality in her Hollywood debut venture Spy where she demonstrated that she is an expert in performing heavy duty action sequences.

Nargis’s highly demanding work out schedule which includes a multiple forms of innovative exercises was instrumental in making her do these stunts. “Earlier I had no expertise in doing action sequences. However while practising for Spy before shoots, I realised that I had no problem in performing action. My fitness level was the key in doing these action scenes,” says the 34-year-old actor, while describing her cameo in the Hollywood movie.

On managing a fitness routine while being busy with shoots, Nargis does physical activities that make her sweat and boost her stamina. These are high impact aerobic exercises together with light-weights and fitness bands that she carries wherever she travel. She makes it a point not to miss her morning hours of fitness routine that includes primarily aerobic exercises which she does together with her Zumba dance workout.

“I hate heading to gym to do push-ups and squat exercises. As the favourite part of my body is butt, I do a heap of butt exercises to stay in my curve,” exults Nargis.

The half-Pakistani, half-Czech former America’s Next Top Model, contestant says. “We have to know our body in order to adjust it with our fitness routine as fitness is a life-long commitment to oneself.”

Nargis’s fitness mantra is doing significant amount of cardiopulmonary exercise so that she keeps moving without getting tired. This makes her drink plenty of water and eat nutritious yet light stuff. “I wish to do all those things that keep me going like aerobics, jogging, cycling or swimming. Dancing is what keeps me free from stress and give a lot of positive energy”.

She strived to inculcate Yoga and meditation in her fitness routine. However she never persisted with a specific yoga asana.

Elaborating on her diet, Nargis reveals that barring eggs, she is completely off non vegetarian food. “I am not a hardcore vegetarian, however, I am off from non-vegetarian for a while now. I have switched to broccoli, asparagus, zucchini and I ensure I have a meal every two hours. To keep my diet high on protein, I eat eggs in numerous forms and pulses as I have to do heavy workout.” Nargis avoids sugar, aerated drinks and processed foods.

As an actor, Nargis continuously steals the show through her radiant skin. “For a healthy skin, I always have enough quantity of water and anti-oxidants that I take through fruits, vitamin supplements and salads,” says the actor who recently launched Reebok FitHub Store at M Block Market in Greater Kailash-I.


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