Deanne Panday: A celeb fitness trainer and has been known to train B-town A-listerss like Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta, Kunal Kapoor, Abhay Deol and many more celebrities. Deanne Panday shot to fame after she wrote and published two books, "shut up and train" and 'I am not stressed'. One of her favourite Bollywood Actresses is Bipasha Bahu with whom she launched a fitness DVD called 'Unleashed'. Bipasha Basu, in an interview about her fitness said, "When you are continuously training, you need to keep changing your routine, since your body adapts to it soon. Pilates has come to India. There are such good instructors now. There are many more [fitness routines] to choose from today. I try to do a mix of everything."
Deepika Mehta: In 1997 Deepika Mehta had a tragic rock climbing accident, that had doctors tell her that she will never walk again. But not one to give up, Deepika Mehta sought alternative approaches to heal and found Yoga. She then started practising Pranayam and meditation and eventually dove deep into the chasm of education and practice; seeking alternative healing techniques. She initially went to Sivananda Yoga Kendra in Kerala, where she did her Teacher Training. Deepika Mehta also has her own TV show called Yoga City. Deepika Mehta has also trained some of India’s most famous celebrities such as Aishwarya Rai – Dhoom 2, Priyanka Chopra – Don, Bipasha Basu – Doom 2, Deepika Padukone, Preity Zinta, Vidya Balan, Avanti and Yash Birta, Lisa Haydon, Jacqueline Fernandez, Alia Bhatt, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Anupama Chopra, Neha Dhupia and Nimrat Kaur
Sonali Swami: She started her journey into the world of fitness after marriage when she gained 12 kilograms. She then joined an aerobics class but did not enjoy it much. Being someone who loves to dance Sonali Swami took classes in Latin dance and fell in love with the art form. She then became a dance trainer and started to teach kids, which is when she decided to take up fitness as a passion. She then went to a gym where she earned several certification such as certified Zumba Instructor, Bokwa Instructor, Aerobics Instructor, TRX Suspension Instructor, and Les Mills Body Pump Instructor. Sonali Swany eventually won the Body Power Expo Fit Factor and went on to become a trainer
Nidhi Mohan Kamal: Is an online trainer and takes great pride in being fit, strong and sexy. She describes herself as a nurtitionist who lifts, and is a certified trainer. Nidhi Mohan is also the director of NidSun Wellness, a chain of weight loss clinics with its branches in Delhi, Chandigarh, and Haryana; on her site she describes her as a Food Scientist, with a Food and Chemical engineering degree and a specialization in Nutrition and sports specific nutrition. A part of the fitness industry for over 12 years Nidhi has been handling her clients' fat loss and body shaping needs since 2007. In an interview with Sunday mid-day about her putting up a picture of herself in a bikini, she said she didn't even know it would catch the fancy of her followers. "I had been working out, and I thought my body looked good, and so I took a picture. Then many people wrote in saying that they could see my stretch marks. Better still, they were glad that I didn't retouch the picture. I hadn't even noticed the marks because they have become such an integral part of my body," says the 34-year-old
Sucheta Pal: An electronics engineer who was suffering from depression due to work-related stress, Sucheta Pal took to Zumba. Today, Sucheta Pal is a popular face across Asia for spreading the Zumba form of fitness across the country. She started learning Zumba after she moved with her husband to the US and finally found her calling
Yasmin Karachiwala: In the past two decades, Yasmin Karachiwala has helped sculpt the bodies of celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. The fitness expert says being skinny may have been a trend once upon a time in showbiz, but people are now focussed on becoming fit and strong. Karachiwala is certified to teach on the mat, reformer, cadillac, wunda chair, and step barrell equipment. She is also an ACE certified group and personal trainer, and a Balance Body certified trainer for the Core-Align, BB Barre and Motr routines. On the Bollywood front, she helped Katrina get the perfect look in "Dhoom 3" and she also worked on Deepika's toned look in "Cocktail". Yasmin Karachiwala has harnessed her knowledge and experience to author a book titled "Sculpt and Shape: The Pilate Way", which gives an insight into the fitness form and how it facilitates a better approach to life
Payal Gidwani: Is a yoga certified instructor and founder of Cosmic Fusion, a wellness studio in Mumbai. Some of the most famous clientelle she has trained are Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonakshi Sinha. Known for taking a holistic approach towards her practice, payal Gidwani Tiwari shot to fame after she wrote the book 'Body Goddess: The Complete Guide on Yoga for Women' and 'From XL to XS: A Fitness Guru's Guide to Changing Your Body'
Harj Hadani: A BCABBA Bikini Champ, bikini athlete and a mother of two, Harj Hadani is one of the most popular fitness trainers on Instagram. She is also a nutritionist and is a motivation for all those who want to lose weight the healthy way. She also has a site SkinnyRoti to help people stay on their path to fitness
Cindy Jourdain: A celebrity trainer, former prima ballerina is also the founder of Cindy's Bootcamp, together with Alexia Michels and Gigi Bedi, the owner of The Space. The Space studio is one of Juhu's most private and exclusive place to work out where Cindy has tailored a boot-camp method to keep Bollywood, the fashion industry and fitness lovers in shape. Cindy's clientelle include Jacqueline Fernandez, Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and other celebs. All image/Instagram
Kalyani Capadia: Is the CEO of the popular K11 Fitness Academy and is a very successful personal trainer. Kalyani is a former national kabaddi player and gives her husband credit for keeping her motivated
Radhika Karle: With over 15 years of experience in Pilates, yoga, personal training, and nutrition, Radhika Karle is the founder of the Mumbai-based fitness studio, Balanced Body. One of the most sought-after fitness trainers in the country, Radhika Karle's has trained Sonam Kapoor, Diya Mirza, Nargis Fakhri, Kirthiga Reddy, Tanya Ghavri, Rhea Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez
Yashmeen Manak: Is an IFBB Ms. Asia Body Building Champion (Bronze Medal) and a certified Personal Trainer from American College of Sports Medicine. Today she runs a successful gym called 'Sculpt Gym'
Shwetambari Shetty: A former banker, Shwetambari Shetty, today is India's most loved fitness stars. It was when she was working with a fitness club to handle their operations did she find her calling. She was required to take a Zumba certification. Today, Shwetambari is one among the country’s five fittest women and is one of the only two Zumba master trainers in India today
Marika Johansson: Is an IFBB pro, PTA Director/Examiner, personal professional private trainer, massage therapist, and a proud mother of one son. Originally from Sweden, Marrika moved to Los Angeles, USA. Today she works as a personal trainer and is also a consultant for a major sports and fitness company in Sweden. She also trains Hritik Roshan and his family. She also has a healthy food delivery service (that she started with Nigel Jairaj) which was initially started for her clients Sushant Singh Rajput, Sidharth Malholtra, Ranbir Kapoor, The Roshans, Athyia Shetty, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif and Shahid Kapoor
Pooja Makhija: Is a clebrity nurtitionist and is known for buting a number of common myths surrounding food, nurition and weightloss. Her bestselling book 'Eat delete' was a huge sucess, with a number of people changing the way they think about food and being fat. Some of her most famous clients are Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan, Sushmita Sen and Gul Panag
Rujuta Diwekar: Another celebrity nutritionist, Rujututa Diwekar is known as the lady who helps bust myths surrounding foods and fad diets. As per her site rujutadiwekar.com, Rujuta has won the 'Nutrition Award' from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology. India's leading sports science and nutrition expert, Rujuta is amongst the world's most followed Nutritionists. She is also the author of 5 best-selling books. Her clients include Kareena Kapoor, Anil Ambani, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Saif Ali Khan, Anupam Kher, Karisma Kapoor, Richa Chadda and Shahid Kapoor
They are fit, fabulous and an inspiration for all of us. Age is just a number and these ladies epitomise the saying. Take a look at these ladies, leaders in their industry, who will give you fitness goals!
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