My name is Kiana Nirvana Loomis, and I'd like to take a moment to tell you a little bit about my background with health and fitness. Everyone starts somewhere, and I, just like anyone else, have had my ups and downs in my journey toward fit and healthy.
I developed a strong interest in health and fitness at a young age. Like most people, it started with a simple mission to get healthier and more confident. I can always recall a feeling of insecurity regarding my body image and my weight as I was growing up. I can remember always feeling self-conscious, and just sort of sloppy. As most adolescents and young adults, my diet wasn't great, and my exercise routine was relatively nonexistent. I wasn't ever really happy or proud of my body, and that didn't feel good.
Once I finally decided to make a change, I jumped onto the common fitness train to lose weight and ultimately achieve a "better" body (whatever that meant). I rather cluelessly dove into the world of yoga and fitness in search of weight loss and a more "bikini ready" body. It wasn't long before I gave into the pressure of the fitness and weight loss industry and began to develop the starting of an eating disorder. I went from being average to slightly overweight to being rail thin with no muscle tone and hardly enough bodyweight to sustain myself in a matter of a few short months. I was following what I thought to be a healthy diet, extremely limiting my portion sizes, making sure my entire diet was composed of "healthy" foods, and as my energy decreased, my gym routine began to become less and less frequent. I began with a goal to simply become healthier and more confident, but because I lacked proper guidance and knowledge, I achieved the exact opposite. Once I reached above 80 pounds at 5' 4", that was really a wake up call for me that something needed to change. So began round two of my fitness journey.
I joined a gym, and started doing some basic workouts I found online. I was determined to get it right this time around, so I began reading every article, scouring every magazine, and watching every video I could get my hands on in an attempt to learn how to properly train and fuel my body for my goals. It took a lot of hard work, and much trial and error, but I finally started feeling and seeing the results I had been wanting all along. After a while, I was gaining a bit of muscle and my energy levels were climbing back up. Over time, through many gym sessions, a lot of studying, and some guidance from trusted trainers, I slowly gained the knowledge to start building my own routines, and pairing them with the right nutrition to amplify my results. What had started as a simple choice to change my body soon turned into a complete lifestyle transformation. I was happier, healthier, and more comfortable with who I was, inside and out. Once I started seeing and feeling positive change, I never wanted to stop. My body was changing for the better, but more importantly, so was my mind. Before long, friends and family and even complete strangers started asking me for my diet and training advice and secrets. I was happy to apply my knowledge to all different kinds of people and lifestyles to help others see and feel the same results that I was experiencing.
With each training question or inquiry I received, my desire for more knowledge only grew. From there, I decided to officially begin as a qualified professional in the fitness industry. I started out gaining my 200 hr CYT (Certified Yoga Teacher) and went on to obtain many other certifications and qualifications as a Certified Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Exercise Rehab Specialist and Bodybuilding Specialist. I have gone on to successfully compete as a bikini competitor in 7 different shows, 4 different federations. I have received multiple first place titles and never placed lower than 5th. In my most recent show, I obtained my WBFF Pro card as a Pro Bikini Diva.
Since the start of my journey and providing general fitness advice to other trainees, I have gone on to train, study, experiment, and provide evidence based results to as many other individuals as possible. From the moment I stepped in the gym, I have never stopped researching, learning, and striving for better results, and because of this, I have been able to provide sustainable, effective, no nonsense methods and results for my clients.
Becoming fit and healthy is a process, and it's one that I had to endure just like everyone else. There is no magic pill or potion, or one-size-fits-all formula to reaching your goals. I may have taken the long road and discovered the hard way that it takes some hard work, dedication, and proper guidance to reach your goals and figure out what works best for you, but if I can do it, I strongly believe that anyone can. I've learned so much on the path to making myself stronger and healthier, and I want nothing more than to share all that I know to help you do the same. Don't settle for average. Strive to be the best version of yourself that you can be. You might just surprise yourself with how great you really are.