Ronak Vora is a Men’s Personality Specialist whose aim is to make the lives of men better. He started his journey as an IT worker but later made the transition into teaching men to build a strong mind, body, and soul. Fitness was his passion as he had been practicing weight-lifting for close to 10 years, and this ultimately drove him to choose this field as his profession.
Ronak Vora wanted to be the torch-bearer for the men who undergo silent troubles, so he came up with India’s first Men’s Fitness Community and also took up the role of a mentor to help other men. With a good number of men in his community, the is happy about the success of the same.
Ronak Vora has also voiced his opinions on platforms like TEDx and TSM. In his conversation with Icy Tales, he spoke about his profession, his opinion on feminism, and his views on the struggles of men in society.
Q) What is it like to be a men’s lifestyle specialist and why did you choose to be one?
Ronak Vora: To be a men’s coach in today’s time is to have a lot of women calling you sexist. There are so many people who would ask me why I am so gender-specific. But they don’t understand that women have been provided with a lot of female communities, female friends, and well-wishers but it is not the same for men. It is said that men can take care of themselves and I think that it is true because just like women, men also need other men to give them direction and create a sense of brotherhood.
It is very essential because a man is always fighting the battle alone. Be it a man or a woman, a person can only thrive when he is around the right kind of people, society, and community, which is my goal. The main reason I did this is that I did not get all of those factors while I was growing up. I had no mentor to teach me all these values and principles that a man should imbibe.
It’s not always about making money, I always say this. If he’s only running the house and making money, he is leading an incomplete life, which is not the holistic or true definition of a man. I also feel that our schools and colleges have failed to provide this knowledge to us because it was not a part of education. So because of all this, I decided to learn all these things myself by investing my time, effort, money, and energy into learning from mentors.
I always believe that a coach or a mentor should practice what he preaches, and this is what inspired me to begin my journey as a men’s coach. I get a lot of criticism from people but I always stick to the point that my mission and purpose are much stronger than the queue of people who are putting me down. I don’t allow anyone to hinder my growth.
I speak to a lot of men every day and I see that a lot of them are lacking clarity in the direction that they want to go. This is making them feel very powerless because, at the end of the day, it goes back to how we get treated, right? There is not much empowering content on social media and even if there is empowering content, it is not fully inclined toward men.
A lot of people don’t know but men also go through a lot of drama and issues from their side. I always say that a man cannot be fully awakened if he is suppressing himself and it is very true. If a man is suppressing his emotions, he is not really becoming his ultimate version, so for me and for all my clients, that’s the ultimate goal. I want to make all men completely aware of their minds, body, and emotions. Through this process, a man can be the best leader, the best father, the best husband, and the best son and excel in everything.
Q) What is your opinion on feminism?
Ronak Vora – If you look at nature and go back to a thousand years ago, a man’s role was to protect and provide and a woman’s role was to nurture, give love and create people. If we see today’s world and the kind of voices that come on the internet, there are so many diverse opinions. Because of social media, we can’t stop someone when they share their opinions because it is an open platform.
My view on feminism has not always been supportive because I feel that it is not very righteous. I feel like it kind of takes away the fact that a woman doesn’t need a man to live in society. It is very questionable because you don’t need a man you wouldn’t have been born today. It is very simple because if there was no man, who would fix your washroom if there is a leakage? Who would fix your car?
They just go nuts sometimes because there are so many people who claim that they are feminists but they have just lost direction in this world. And because of this, they are not able to find the real truth in this world. The main point is that if feminism is perceived in the right way and if a woman stays in a very feminine presence like she is loved, joyful, blessed, and divine, it is a good thing.
If this divine factor comes from both genders, it can be together just like how we see in Shiv Shakti. Those were the kind of things we have been taught and honestly, it is all in our DNA. Any day if you go back up in the hierarchy, there has always been a mother and a father, so everything is connected.
I think feminism is just another trend that I wouldn’t support and I am sure none of my clients also support it because we all strictly believe in the truth. We stand by the pillars of society because if the pillars are not strong, society will crumble down altogether. Things like feminism would just be the weeds in a beautiful plant.
Q) What inspired you to come up with a men’s fitness community?
Ronak Vora – Once I entered into this field of helping and empowering men, I always had the desire to make a change in their life. I always felt that men needed a community where they feel a sense of belongingness because if you see people who climb mountains, they don’t usually go alone. They all go together as one tribe. The same goes for a marathon also where people don’t run alone, it is always a group.
In short, we as humans have always meant to be in communities. If we go back to our ancestors, even they lived in communities. Be a group of five or ten, it didn’t make it difference; all that mattered was that they lived in communities. A community of strong males, young cute kids, and beautiful women, that is how nature was, right? But again, if you mess with nature, it has its own ways.
That’s why people like me exist to support all men and bring back the authentic. Masculinity is going to come because the universe always has to have a balance; it is just like the Ying-Yang concept. The mission that we have is to transform 10 lakh Indian men by empowering their bodies, mind, and soul to help them become the strongest version of themselves.
This way, they can lead their families, society, and the community. Our vision is to feed the community of supportive male role models. Because when you have 10 or 20 men across the world, they can inspire other men; it is just like the ripple effect.
Ronak Vora aims to inspire more men across the world to get better at their lives. He wishes to grow his community to a large scale to make this world a better place for all the men around him.
Check out the whole conversation with Ronak Vora on our YouTube Channel.