Brajendra Singh volunteers at the Sy Graff Fitness Center three days a week, on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. A certified fitness trainer, he is the team leader for Fitness Center volunteers, helping train them on how to operate the equipment and supervise the members using it.
Brajendra came to the Senior Center via India, Utah, and Louisiana. Born and raised in Northern India, he studied Mechanical Engineering there, earning a bachelor’s degree. He came to the United States in 1970 to attend Utah State University, receiving his Masters in Mechanical Engineering there, and staying to work for chemical and aerospace company Thiokol based in Utah. In 1973, he was transferred to Thiokol’s Louisiana division, and added an MBA from Louisiana State University to his resume.
When he retired in 1998, Brajendra moved to Altadena. He joined the Pasadena Senior Center, and was soon volunteering at the Fitness Center. Never a person to do things by halves, Brajendra took it upon himself to become certified as a fitness trainer so he could be a better volunteer. For nearly two decades now, he has shared his knowledge, time, and warm smile with the members who use the Fitness Center, earning the respect of members and staff alike. In addition to volunteering, Brajendra enjoys travel and visits family and friends in India and across the United States.