Presenters

Fitness Experts From Around the World

Abhinav Tomar

Master Trainer and a PTA Global Mentor

Abhinav is a Trigger Point Master Trainer and a PTA Global Mentor. Works with team Professional Fitness to impact trainers/coaches/instructors in the industry, teaching to educate and empower others.

He has gathered experiences and knowledge from Dubai, Czech Republic, Spain, Sweden and Thailand during his journey so far and plans to continue in the spirit of a true student of fitness.

Ajay Singh

Fitness Instructor, Performance Enhancement Specialist

Ajay Singh, aka Coach AJ is a well known name in the Skillful Fitness training for 12 Years. With Masters in Physical Education Degree & PhD in Physiology & Nutrition under his belt, Singh’s efficient Performance and Endurance Training Techniques are well known in the fitness industry which has produced peak results in his Clients & National/ International Level Athletes for different sports. An Expert in Functional training, he has been successful in introducing & conducting the best boot camps in the Country. Being an official Wellness and fitness Trainer for Indian Polo Team, Ajay Singh has witnessed and prepared the Indian players for their outstanding performance in Polo World Cup for 4 times in a row from 2007-2017 He has been known for his excellent results in Personal training among Celebrities as well.

Amrita Yadav

International Fitness Marketing Agent

Amrita Yadav, has been a group fitness instructor for the past 8 years and has been an INTERNATIONAL FITNESS MARKETING AGENT for programs like ZUMBA, PILOXING and POUNDFIT. Having run a successful fitness company, Vibez - which is biggest group fitness classes provider in Pune, she as an organizer and Instructor spreads fitness awareness through International Trainings and Master classes across India.

She has till date organized trainings for more than 2000 instructors in various programs.
She herself is licensed to teach ZUMBA, PILOXING, STEP AEROBICS and POUNDFIT.
She felt closer to Pound "as it tackles the Indian Woman Problem of paunch. Every workout asks the women to change, to become sexier, to feel sexier. Pound on the other hand encourages and makes you feel stronger inside out" says Amrita.

Anand Maina

ViPR LMT Master Trainer

Anand is an experienced veteran having worked as trainer and manager at leading brands. His passion for fitness is rooted in his early days as a National champion in boxing in 2004. As a course instructor he brings immense practical insight into various modalities available in training today.

Anita Talluri

Pilates Coach

Anita is one of the premier pilates coach in India, with over 20 years of multifaceted experience in the field ! A pioneer in Pilates form of workout, she has lead many prominent fitness movements in North India to bring the tremendous benefits of fitness workouts , especially Pilates, to people. She has been certified by many of the leading international institutes for fitness including PIA, ISSA, EBFA, REHAB Fx , and mentored by the world’s prominent fitness educators. Her outreach for fitness, especially for youth , has been covered by NCERT and National Television Channel through numerous live shows as well as daily episodes.

Antara Guha Choudhary (Master Trainer)

Certified Fitness Instructor

Antara Guha Choudhary is a full time AFAA certified group fitness instructor with bustling energy and positive outlook towards life. Being a professional and a Mother she has been pursuing her passion for dance from past 17 years. She is the first Piloxing® Master Trainer for India, also teaches Zumba® and various other fitness forms.

Arun Chahal

Certified Personal Trainer

With immense inclination towards the Fitness Education industry, Arun Chahal stands out with his calibre to not just fervently learn but implant his knowledge to the farthest possible reach. He has been passionate about his field through the period of High School and hence, grabbed the opportunity to set the first milestone of his career by graduating as a Physical Therapist.

Arun's other fitness certifications include, Certified Personal Trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine, a certified ViPR Personal Trainer (Modules I through III), and a practitioner of Kinesiology Taping, Master trainer for TP therapy, Master coach for Twist Sports Conditioning and TRX-Course Instructor.

Ben Gittus

Director of Standards with the European Observatory of Sport and Employment (Chief Consultant – REPS India)

Ben has worked for over 15 years in the sport and fitness industries with a focus on raising standards and achieving a qualified and competent workforce. Ben currently holds the position of Director of Standards with the European Observatory of Sport and Employment (EOSE), working across Europe to develop education to meet the changing needs of the sports industry. Ben is very active in the area of international standards in the fitness industry, he worked for many years developing fitness industry standards in the UK and now holds the part-time position of Technical Director of the Register of Exercise Professionals in the United Arab Emirates (REPs UAE). Ben helped to author the Global Standards for the fitness industry published by the International Confederation for Registers of Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) and regularly supports the work of that organization through the mapping of fitness standards and qualifications between different countries. Ben believes a highly skilled workforce can increase the recognition of the fitness industry and ensure it continues to have a positive impact on millions of people across the globe. Ben played a big role in setting up REPS UK and REPS UAE. Ben is playing a big role setting up standards of REPS India.

Dan Duran

Executive Vice-President, PTA Global , USA

Dan Duran spent twenty-two years working for the State of California, over half in law enforcement. He quickly promoted, becoming a Captain, responsible for the all recruiting, hiring, field training, K-9, equipment, and continuing education for almost 400 officers statewide.

As the fitness director at Midtown Athletic Club in Georgia, he led his team to a 40% increase in department revenue in just three months. His strategies have always relied heavily on the implementation of the PTA Global Systems, Sciences, and Tools and his twenty plus years of training, supervisory and management experience.

Dave Liow

M PhEd, CHEK 3, MESSA

Dave is an exercise physiologist specialising in holistic health and exercise. He is the co-owner of the Kaizen Institute of Health based right by the beach in the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
Dave has a long history in elite high-performance sport conditioning and has worked with a wide range of world class athletes from cricket through to Olympic weight lifting. He currently lectures internationally to health professionals on integrating a holistic approach, and cutting edge techniques into health and fitness.

David Sandler

MS, ABD, CISSN, FISSN, FNSCA

David is the Chief Operating Officer at ProSupps USA, LLC. and has been a leader in the fitness and nutrition industry for over 25 years as a product scientist, strength and conditioning coach, and sports and fitness consultant. He has published numerous books and videos, and more than 600 articles in nutrition, supplementation, power, strength and fitness. Sandler has been the lead exercise and sports physiologist for more than 50 episodes of television for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Fox Sports and Spike TV. He is currently involved in R&D and Business Development creating supplements, analyzing data, and helping people transform their lives.

Dr. Chirag Sethi (P.T)

Managing Director, Classic Fitness Group

Dr. Chirag is the founder of India' leading fitness academy, Classic Fitness Academy. A master’s degree holder in sports physiotherapy. He holds certifications from American College of Sports and Medicine (ACSM), National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and American Council on Exercise (ACE).
Chirag holds expertise in Sports Supplementation, Lifestyle & Weight Management, nutrition -exercise counselling and Health Coaching.

Jayam Vora

Co-Founder and COO of Fitternity

A fitness enthusiast and a go-getter by nature, entrepreneur Jayam Vora is the Co-Founder and COO of Fitternity, India’s first and largest discovery and booking platform for fitness services. Starting his career with a technology start-up in the healthcare space , Jayam has spent the last 5 years understanding and working towards solving challenges faced by the Indian user in their pursuit towards a healthier lifestyle. He aims to use technology and innovation to help leapfrog India’s fragmented & under-explored fitness industry to a matured integrated fitness ecosystem.

Dr. Vani Trivedi

CHIROPRACTOR and Fitness Expert

Dr Vani is a CHIROPRACTOR, Masters in Physiotherapy (Orthopaedics and Sports, GOLD MEDALIST. She is a PTA Global Mentor and Certified Personal Trainer. She was also awarded MASTER TRAINER certification by TRIGGER POINT during the Prague Foam Rolling summit in 2017.
She brings to this forum, eminent professional experience as the Physiotherapist and Fitness Expert of INDIAN PRO-WRESTLING TEAM, (2018).

Henrik Olofsson

International Speaker, Fitness Educator and Consultant

Henrik Olofsson is an international speaker, fitness educator and consultant from Sweden, currently residing in Thailand. He is the owner of HAUS No3®, a Personal Training studio in Bangkok and educator for FMS™ (Functional Movement Systems™) in Asia. Henrik is an Under Armour™brand ambassador and former CrossFit™ athlete and was titled ‘Fittest Man in Thailand’ three consecutive years (2014-16). He specialises in professional development education, coaching skills and training systems for gyms and trainers around Asia.

Jaromir Cremers

Zumba® Education Specialist

Jaromir Cremers, Born in The Netherlands (Europe). Represented his country at World Championships in Ballroom, Salsa, Hip Hop and Showdance competitions. He started his Zumba Fitness career in 2009 as a Zumba Education Specialist. And loves to inspire people with his ‘out of the box’ thinking and musicality.

Jonathan Ross

Master trainer for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and Creator of Funtensity

His “800 Pounds of Parents” directly inspired Jonathan’s prolific fitness career. He is a multiple Personal Trainer of the Year Award-Winner (ACE, IDEA, and PFP Magazine), creator of Funtensity, brain fitness expert, blogger and master trainer for the American Council on Exercise (ACE). His book, Abs Revealed, delivers a modern, intelligent approach to abdominal training. A former astronomer, Jonathan used to study stellar bodies – now he builds them! AionFitness.com and Funtensity.com.

Kaizzad Capadia

Co-Founder & Director, K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences

Known as the Iron Man of India and the Nation’s Strength Coach, Mr. Capadia is the Co-Founder & Director of K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences - a school that prides in building careers for all aspiring to be Personal Trainers / Sports Nutritionists/ Fitness professionals.
He has been a part of the fitness industry for over 25 years and has been encouraging others to join him on his journey to build genuine professionalism in the field of fitness in India. Through his Academy, Mr. Capadia has created a record by training over 50,000 students over the last two decades.
Having established himself as arguably the country’s first ever Professional Personal Trainer, Mr.Capadia is the one credited with making weight training/strength training popular amongst women. He believes in Women Empowerment through the acquisition of physical strength. His most recent award among many others is -‘The Economic Times Champions of Fitness 2017-18’ as a leading Educationist in the field of Fitness Sciences.

Mahek Shah (Master Trainer)

Teaching Piloxing SSP

First Piloxing Master Trainer of India. An ex animator, full time AFAA and ACSM certified (group) personal trainer and an Operations Manager at Zorba-A Renaissance Studio. Represented India in Singapore for Piloxing Asia Ringside event with the creator of Piloxing herself, Viveca Jenson. Currently, Mahek teaches various Fitness forms and is expanding his knowledge into the Fitness Industry. His ultimate goal is to make India a Fitness freak country but with right knowledge and awareness.

Michelle Opperman

San Francisco Group Fitness Regional Director and Instructor at Crunch

Michelle is an accomplished professional dancer most commonly known for the variety of classes she teaches. She currently works as the San Francisco Group Fitness Regional Director and Instructor at Crunch. She has presented at MANIA®, the Jesolo Italy Fitness Festival, IDEA World Fitness Convention, SELF workout in the park, and can be seen on her own Crunch DVDs along with her streaming workouts on Crunchlive.com. Michelle feels honored to be a Master Trainer for major fitness brands such as POUND, Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED, and Crunch. She lives to inspire people and hopes to do this for all who cross her path.

Parikshit Chavan (Piloxing Elite Star)

Teaching Piloxing SSP and Knockout

Parikshit Chavan is the first and only PILOXING KNOCKOUT ELITE and PILOXING SSP ELITE STAR Instructor in INDIA. An International Fitness Certificate Holder and a K11 Personal Trainer. Parikshit’s passion for PILOXING earned him into ELITE category of most energetic instructors of India with most right technique.

Prateek Kundial

Master Trainer

He has trained & licensed approx. 800 Strong by Zumba® instructors. For 11 years, he trained under the tutelage of the guru of contemporary dance in India, Mr. Shaimak Davar. He has also worked for the biggest bollywood musical show called "ZANGOORA" and have done 888 shows. Prateek is licensed and Certified for: Nesta certified personal trainer, Lesmills Bodypump Trainer, TRX Trainer, STRONG BY ZUMBA®, Zumba® Basic 2, Aqua zumba®, Zumba® Sentao, Zumba® Toning, Zumba® kids and Zumba®, Kids junior. Prateek continues to excel, train, inspire in the world of Zumba Fitness. His hard hitting and energetic style is always a crowd favourite.

Ramanjit Garewal

Master of Yoga

Ramanjit Garewal is a master of yoga based in Mumbai. He has been teaching the traditional art of Hatha yoga for over 25 years. He has learnt The Art Of Yoga from various masters and is Art of Living teacher since the year 2000. He has set up and was the Head of Department of Yoga and Meditation at St lauren, Shirdi. He is specialized in providing lessons especially to people with medical problems such as backache, obesity, diabetes, knee problems etc. A longing to know the Self and to realise the Divine by attaining liberation [kaivalya] has drawn him to yoga.

Rashmi Ghambir

Certified Fitness Instructor

The 23 year, brings in a pool of knowledge about the fitness industry. Trained in Zumba fitness since 2013, A Pilates instructor licensed by FSSA; also a trained Piloxing instructor by Jordan Ballard; CPR & AED certified instructor and one of the only two Bodyart instructors and an official presenter in the country trained in 2017;AUSTRALIA by the creator himself. Has also been the presenter at Fitexpo 2016 & 2017 (Kolkata).

Sarfraz Khan

Certified Personal Trainer

Sarfraz is a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist from National Academy of Sports Medicine. Additionally as a TRX Course instructor, he teaches TRX GTC (Group Training Course) with Professional Fitness. He has over 10 years’ experience working with top brands like Gold’s Gym, Fitness First and Celebrity Fitness.

Sergei Rudnev

Master Coach

Sergei Rudnev is an Honored Master of Sport. This is the highest rank that a Kettlebell lifter can have and there are a handful that can say that they have such prestige. He is also the president of one of the most prominent Kettlebell factions in the world in International Kettlebell Sport & Fitness Academy (IKSFA). What makes Sergey Rudnev extra special is his ability to coach. He has not only won multiple Kettlebell Competitions but has successfully transferred his genius knowledge in kettlebell lifting to his students. List of Coach Rudnev’s students that has achieved significant mastery: 1 Honored Master of Sport, 8 Master of Sport International Class, 44 Master of Sport, and over 200 Candidate Master of Sport. It is safe to say that Sergey Rudnev delivers RESULTS. Kettlebellista is very proud to interview Coach Rudnev to share his insights about Kettlebell Sport and Kettlebell Conditioning.

Shakti Ghambir

Certified Fitness Instructor

A Broadway Dance Center Graduate from New York; One of the first very few Zumba Fitness Instructors In Kolkata;West Bengal since 2011; Also, a trained Piloxing Instructor by Jordan Ballard in 2015 CPR & AED certified instructor; Licensed as a Group functional trainer by FSSA. He is one of the only two BodyArt Instructors & an official presenter in the country trained in 2017; AUSTRALIA by the creator Robert Steinbacher himself. Has been a presenter at Fitex Expo 2016.

Shiba Mehra

ACE Certified Reebok Master Trainer

Shiba Mehra is an ACE Certified Reebok Master Trainer. She is a Black Belt in kickboxing and Shotokan Karate. She is also part of the ACE faculty in India. She has received training for long distance running under Ian Ladbrooke and has been training participants for the Full and Half Marathon from 2008 till date. She currently heads the Reebok Running Squad in Delhi. She is an instructor for Spinning from Maddog Athletics; Pilates from the Pilates Institute of America and is a Barefoot Training Specialist from EBFA. She has had extensive training on a variety of equipment such as the Bosu, Kettlebells, TRX suspension trainer, Bodyblade, Vipr and Gliding Discs.

She is a Rehab Specialist Trainer well versed in Kinesiology, Myofascial and trigger point release techniques and also of Taping. She practices alternative therapies such as naturopathy and Accupressure. She is also a Vibration trainer Specialist. She is a member of the Medical Fitness Society and is able to train the youth as well as older adults. She propagates her clients "train from the ground up". Shiba has done shows for NDTV and has appeared on CNBC. She is heard on popular radio channels such as 98.3 Radio Mirchi and Fever 104 fm.

Shikhar Bassi

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of sportsanté

Shikhar is an exercise physiologist and the founder and Chief Executive Officer of sportsanté. He has an extensive experience of over 14 years of working with athletes in areas of their sports performance development, and nutrition. His association with sports bodies such as, Delhi Hurricanes Rugby Club, Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools, and Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), involved working on areas of strength and conditioning, prevention of injuries, sports performance nutrition and supplementation. Shikhar is a Sport and Health Science graduate and holds a Master’s Degree in Sports and Health Sciences from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. During his tenure at the University Shikhar worked as a researcher on a novel research project investigating ‘The Effects of Exercise Intensity on Insulin Sensitivity and Glucose Tolerance in Prepubertal Children’. He was an active member of the Exeter University Sports Volunteer Scheme and was also the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Exeter City Football Club, Exeter, United Kingdom. As an expert in pediatrics exercise physiology he runs a program called ‘Fit For Life’ at The British School, New Delhi.

Sucheta Pal

International Zumba Education Specialist

International Zumba Education Specialist, Master Trainer of Zumba India, Awarded with the Pioneer Award by the CEO of Zumba Fitness, Alberto Perlman Sucheta Pal is an international Zumba Education Specialist and a renowned Master Trainer of Zumba in the world. Awarded by Pioneer Award by CEO of Zumba Fitness Alberto Perlman, Ms. Pal is also a license specialist in celebrity fitness program and has trained more than 2500 instrutors. She has been featured in Vogue, Grazia and The Week-Smart Life and also as a Dance Avatar on the XBOX 360 Zumba Rush Game. She is conducting trainings and workshops regularly in several countries and associated with the British Deputy High Commission, Google, P&G, Wipro and many more. Her latest Zumba show on ZoomTV has created a buzz.

Tahsin Zahid

COO for Sports Sector Skill Council

Tahsin has been working in skill development sector for last 13 years at various senior level positions. The total professional experience is more than 23 years, the rest 10 years he has spent in the retail and manufacturing sector.
He has worked as the founder CEO for Gras Education Ltd and has been advisor to various organsiation like CAP FOUNDATION, LOHIA CORP LTD, CAFÉ COFFEE DAY, SARAL ROZGAR, MP BIRLA COMMUNITY COLLEGES, Currently he is the COO for SPORTS Sector skill council
Apart from his routine work and professional career, he has been actively involved with various other forums, such as being the founder Chairman for Skills committe at PHD Chambers of commerce and Industry, member Education Committee at PHDCCI, member of the Board of Apprentice ship and training under Ministry of HRD, member board for Chattisgarh skills development mission and getting closely associated with CBSE board on vocational education.

Vipin Marwah

Master Trainer for ViPR

Vipin is from sales and psychology background. He started his wellness career in 2001 as a health psychologist for a leading hospital. His valuable experience in a milieu of fitness, sales and management has led him to being a successful fitness leader promoting cutting edge education and technology with great passion.

He continues to be a student of fitness and uses his strength as a psychologist implementing Behavior Change in Exercise (BCE) by PTA Global. He is also a Master Trainer for ViPR Loaded Movement Training. As a corporate wellness speaker he teaches and preaches the “Culture of Movement”.

Zumba® Education Specialists + Zumba® Jammers

The team comprises of:

Sucheta Pal, Prateek Kundial, Shweta Kulkarni, Jaininder Katoch, Joseph Dias, Shweta Pretap, Piu Majumder, Pavan Magnoli, Debanjan Bose, Dheeraj Sud, Sahana Jagannatha, Shivprakash Kewat, Ajay Roy, Naveen Rajput, Steve Frank, Manisha Nowlakha, Gautam Sharma, Abdul Kareem, Jagannath V, Bharath Sindhe, Aakansha Dave, Aanchal Hans, Jegatha Muralidharan