Ketaki Khare is a Level 2 Crossfit trainer and currently lives in New Zealand. All Images/ Instagram @K2Kat
A national Level Judo medalist in the past, Ketaki loves playing Rugby and represent the Rugby 7s Team India since its inception in 2009 until 2012
She trains at ‘Excellence Through Movement (ETM) CrossFit’, and says that Crossfit has altered her life in more ways than one
In an interview Ketaki said, "I was raised in a military background; my grandfather, father and uncle were all in the army. I am positive that if I didn’t have my rugby dream, I would have served in the Indian army."
In the interview she added that it was her mother who wncouraged her to pursue sports, unlike most Indians. She added, "It was not until I had tried gymnastics, karate, bharatanatyam, athletics, competitive swimming, that I finally set my heart on judo."
But things were about to change for the talented sports woman. She says that after she won a medal at the national games, she had a fall out with her coach which majorly imapcted her life
She decided to give up Judo and with that all other sports. Ketaki says, it took a drastic change in ther life to bring her back to the world of fitness
In an interview Ketaki Khare said, "I was on the brink of losing myself on a path of darkness when the timely intervention of my rugby coaches jolted me back. They insisted that I start training for the first ever women’s rugby game that was about to be held."
Just as she was on the path of recovery and stepping back into the world of sports, Ketaki said that another shocker was when her father passed away in 2012.
Ketaki Khare had to grapple with a sudden standstill in the family's income and had to choose between getting a job or following her dreams of Rugby in Sri Lanka.
Ketaki Khare's mother was the one who supported her and even through the toughest time sent her off to pursue her dreams of playing rugby
Currently Ketaki Khare plays Rugby, works part time, coaches Crossfit Classes and Rugby classes. Her days are long and she says she never has any rest days
When asked about who inspires her to stay so fit and keep pushing though all the harship, she says her mother, Grandfather, rugby, football coaches, and CrossFit coaches are the ones who help her suceed
When asked about her future plans with regards to Crossfit, Ketaki says she want to be one of the first Indian CrossFitters to qualify for the CrossFit regionals, while her ultimate goal is to compete at the CrossFit Games
Ketaki Khare says she wants to continue developing as a coach and wants to make a difference in people's lives through Crossfit. Here are a few candid moments from Ketaki Khare's Instagram account
Ketaki Khare: #Dancetherapy #lovetodance
Ketaki Khare: When you hang upside down off your calves' grip!!
Ketaki Khare: Bring on the weekend!
Ketaki Khare: Awesome connecting with my roots again...wearing this pretty pretty dress, Thanks to my Ma who forced me to pack it in my bag... Missing family and all the food now!!
Ketaki Khare: MINT bike ride
Ketaki Khare: I love Pink!!!!!
Ketaki Khare: Dance like nobody's watching, Live like nobody's watching
Ketaki Khare: Funday Sunday - it's always a surprise to find that I have built muscle #Indian genetics makes it a little harder.. Love this aesthetic effect of training for performance- In pursuit of becoming a better version of myself every day :) and some #cheeky tattoo pics - did I mention I love food?
Ketaki Khare: #trapzilla
Ketaki Khare: Beach Sunday: catch the sun
Ketaki Khare: Have been under the weather lately. Good to finally be able to breathe again. Grateful for the sun
Ketaki Khare: First warm night :) :) :) yayyy
Ketaki Khare: That's how we do! Bringing in the last of my 20s with a BANGGGG! Even the universe wants me to party this year .. Turned #29 at a #dancehall
Ketaki Khare: Chinese BBQ!!!!! Omnomnomnom!!
Ketaki Khare: About that jerk today..... 70kgs! Beast A Pink!
Ketaki Khare: Just in time for this rad sunset!!!!
Ketaki Khare: The happiness of a fur friend!
Ketaki Khare: The happiness of #curry #delicious
Ketaki Khare: #BeachBum
Meet Ketaki Khare, the Crossfit coach, Rugby player and sports woman who will give you fitness goals. Not only does she coach Crossfit, she also aims at being the first Indian in the Crossfit Games. Here are some of her candid pictures