Actress Bipasha Basu, a fitness enthusiast, is doing her bit to motivate people around her to look after their health and be fit.
The actress, in fact, has almost turned into a personal trainer for her family and close friends.
A source close to her said: “Bipasha’s hairstylist was so impressed by her love and dedication towards fitness that she took up exercise and lost a lot of weight. Now, Bipasha is encouraging her family and friends to get fit.
"She calls her mother every morning to remind her to go for a jog. She even coaxes her sister to visit the gym. She also motivates her friends to take up a disciplined fitness routine."
Bipasha, who will soon be seen in "Humshakals", feels that there are more than just physical benefits to working out.
“I coax my mother and sister, so that they can have a positive mental outlook besides staying fit. Working out results in relaxation," said the dusky Bengali beauty, who has even released fitness DVDs.
“My philosophy in life is, ‘love yourself’. Exercise is like an investment; it not only helps you look good and stay healthy, but also improves your efficiency," she added.