Shakiba, a competitive amateur boxer and runner, has been a raw vegan for the last two years. Shakiba has trained and competed in amateur boxing for the last two years and placed herself top two in the country for her weight and experience category in 2015. She is also a competitive runner and keeps active by training in calisthenics.
Alongside her sports and activities, Shakiba has completed a Masters of Science in Sport and Exercise Psychology from the University of Portsmouth and will be starting her PhD later this year.
Shakiba currently helps manage Muscle Up Gym in Southampton, and has worked as a research assistant and part time lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Portsmouth. Shakiba will be presenting at the Vegan Festival about the influence of the media on vegan athletes and fitness enthusiasts and the perception of meat in the fitness industry.