EP #108: Abirami Shanmugaratnam – Elite Athlete, Coach, Chiropractor & Entrepreneur

Abirami Shanmugaratnam (@abiskyhigh) is an elite athlete, personal trainer and entrepreneur (@skyhighperformance_), and a recent Chiropractic grad.

She joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss having teachers in the family, the myth of work-life balance, being enrolled in tons of extracurricular activities from a young age, how she named her company, creating an opportunity for herself to work with MLSE, meeting Muggsy Bogues (@therealmuggsy) and Gradey Dick (@gradey), gaining respect in her profession, and so much more.

Follow Abi:
– Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/abiskyhigh/)

TAKE THE QUIZ – “What Type of Creator Are You?”**



00:19 – Ara introduces this week’s guest, Abirami Shanmugaratnam
01:16 – How Abirami’s childhood sparked her interest in health and fitness
05:30 – Do her siblings share the same love of health and fitness?
06:11 – Building the habit of constantly having something to do
07:11 – Where the name of her company, SKYHIGH PERFORMANCE, came from
08:42 – Does she find it difficult to relate to others?
11:56 – How she began working with MLSE
13:50 – Meeting players from TFC and the Toronto Raptors
14:30 – How Abirami manages her time
16:00 – Making sure she continues to play sports even today
18:00 – Are misconceptions around strength training lessening?
20:54 – Is she ever treated differently for being a female personal trainer?
22:55 – How she secures clients; social media, seminars, etc.
25:31 – Her experience of learning virtually during the pandemic
26:57 – A learning lesson in the past few years;
28:06 – Does she feel connected to the Tamil community in Toronto?
29:42 – Advice she would give her 16-year-old self
30:13 – The personal legacy she wants to be remembered for
31:00 – Creator Confessions
35:48 – The Wrap Up

Intro Music

Produced And Mixed By:
– The Tamil Creator
– Yanchan

Written By:
– Aravinthan Ehamparam
– Yanchan Rajmohan