My mantra is simple – focus on training the brain and focus on training the body. Both feed each other and the positive impact compounds. My training strategy is also very simple – I’m an avid reader and a fitness enthusiast. On average, I read a book every two weeks and listen to podcasts. I exercise (mostly weightlifting / strength training, with some cardio mixed in) at least 5-6 days a week. Reading and exercising have helped me tremendously in gaining a positive mindset, confidence and knowledge, and have also challenged me to constantly improve myself. Hence the name “braingym” to combine the best of my two pillars.

My next challenge is to write more. So, I’ve decided to share some of my knowledge through this blog with you.

A bit about myself — My name is Aastha Jain and I am originally from Kolkata, India. I graduated from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania in May 2017 and am currently working as an Investment Analyst at Apollo Global Management in New York. Apart from reading and exercising, I love trying new experiences and playing Basketball.

I am going to blog pieces that help you strengthen your brain. Each blog will also have recommended books, videos, podcasts and links to other blogs. My curiosity and reading habit makes me come across a lot of content but I’ll only offer you the most valuable pieces of information. Hope you enjoy and learn from my posts!