Meet Ankit Baiyanpuria, A Wrestler-Turned-Influencer Who Went Viral For His 75-Day Challenge

by Tooba Shaikh
Meet Ankit Baiyanpuria, A Wrestler-Turned-Influencer Who Went Viral For His 75-Day Challenge

Many of us want to get fit but few find the time or the zeal to follow through. Not Ankit Baiyanpuria. This influencer from Sonipat, Haryana, has recently received a lot of traction owing to his inspirational videos of him following the 75-Day Hard Challenge. But before he became the famous fitness influencer that he is now, he used to lead a humble life. Raised by labourer parents, Ankit Baiyanpuria’s past is a life that many Indians can relate to.

Ankit Baiyanpuria: Wrestler-Turned-Influencer

Ankita Baiyanpuria has donned many caps throughout his lifetime. Before he was a fitness influencer, he used to wrestle. He even has had jobs like that of a Zomato delivery boy. However, after sustaining one too many injuries that put a stop to his wrestling career, he turned to social media.

He posted a reel of himself doing the 75-Day Hard Challenge which was originated by Andy Frisella. He wanted to conquer the challenge and wanted others to witness his progress. Soon, he started gaining significant attention and ended up gaining 2.5 million followers within 28 days.

Admittedly, this was not the first time was dabbling with social media. Before this, he used to post funny videos on YouTube and had around 5,000 subscribers. Now he only posts fitness videos. The 75-day challenge that he’s taken up warrants a close monitoring of progress by daily photographs which act as logs.

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75-Day Hard Challenge And Even Beyond

He has now completed the challenge but yet, he continues it just to see how long he can keep it up. What is worth noting is that he not only focuses on physical fitness but is also a huge advocate of mental health.

According to an interview of his which was recently published in The Tribune, he has suffered from three injuries which are a slipped disc, a dislocated shoulder and a tear in the rotator cuff. Though he is currently not wrestling owing to his three injuries, he says he misses the ring and cannot wait to go back to it.

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So you follow his fitness videos? Who is your favourite fitness influencer? Let us know in the comments below! Don’t forget to follow him for some gym inspiration!

Cover Image Credits: @ankit_baiyanpuria/Instagram