Maryam Akram is 23 years old of Indian origin. She is a fully-qualified personal trainer and Hatton boxing instructor based in Reading, UK. She offers individualised coaching, in person and online, that supports women to lose weight and develop a healthy, positive relationship with food. She founded her business ‘Lift Everest’ in 2018 to inspire women to lift weights as a means to lose weight and get stronger. She studied Arabic at SOAS, university of London and at An-Najah University in Nablus, Palestine. She enjoys spending her free time with her 18-month-old son, working out in the gym or writing something new!