Local business owner, bodybuilder wins competition

Photo by Jennifer Fashi. THE MASSES: Friends, family, and members of Six Pax Gym gathered outside in the lobby of the Veterans Building on Feb. 14 after Siavash Fashi winning the 2015 NPC Gold Coast Overall Men’s Body Building competition. Fashi is the

Siavash Fashi was the overall winner of the 2015 NPC Gold Coast Muscle Classic hosted at Veterans Building on Feb. 14.

“It felt awesome. I felt right at home,” Fashi said. “I had so many people cheering for me and screaming for me! It was a surreal experience that will stay with me forever.”

With just $3,000 Fahsi, who came to the United States in 2007 from Iran with a resolve of making it big in the body building profession, opened his old-school gym in an old gas station at a busy corner of Washington and Culver Boulevards in Culver City. He called it 6 Pax Gym.

“It certainly means a lot to me; I am able to motivate even more people to push themselves to the limit and beyond,” Fashi said. “No fear is the motto we live by. I work from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. training clients and motivating them to live a healthier lifestyle and at the same time I make it a point to work on myself towards accomplishing my goals.”

Hard work and a strict diet were the foundation to Fashi’s win at the locally-hosted competition.

“This time around I changed my attitude towards the competition, I made sure that I was totally spent and gave all I had at the gym and outside the gym,” Fashi said. “I feel that every competition is a celebration of my hard work; I was happy to be there and show every one all the diligence I put in.”