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Follow These Mumbai-Based Fitness Instagrammers For Daily Motivation

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Updated: 19 November 2016
Finding it a little difficult to get yourself to the gym day after day? Thankfully, these inspiring fitness enthusiasts from Mumbai will get you motivated in no time with their super-energetic Instagram feeds. From marathon runners and Zumba instructors to sports nutritionists – this list has got all your fitness needs covered.

Natasha Noel

If this yogini can’t inspire you to get out and get moving, then what can? From an abusive childhood during which she saw her birth mother burn herself to death, and later faced with sexual abuse from a male domestic help, Natasha has picked herself up to be one of the country’s most inspiring fitness enthusiasts. Follow her on Instagram to watch her break into yoga poses in the most unexpected places – grocery stores, restaurants, highways and while waiting to be served coconut water. More importantly, follow her for a regular guaranteed dose of inspiring words and motivating yoga instructions.

Day 3 of ✨ #OMingForTheSky ✨ is low lunge with a back or anjaneyasana Today's theme is CONFIDENCE. 🎈 The childhood memory that I can always remember clearly is my birth mother buring. The coherence of a memory contributes to its longevity in memory. The extent to which an experience is understood in a meaningful way affects the likelihood that it will be incorporated into the permanent repertoire of the events of our life. How that individual understands the meaning of those experiences contributes to their sense of self. Because of the 'other' events that also took place in my life I was an extremely negative being, very scared and sickly child. I had no confidence, zero self worth and the insecurities just kept building over the years. I've come a long way but being negative just comes so naturally to me. I constantly feel people are judging me. I constantly feel insecure that I'm not good enough and that I will never be good enough. It's a conscious decision everyday to accept my monsters. To be friends with them. Learning to be confident. I wanted all the pain, the the doubts all the self loathing to stop. I was never comfortable in my body. Never comfortable in this life. I wanted things to change. I wanted to get better. It took me a long while (sometimes still struggling) to unwire all that I conditioned my self to believe of the constants 'i can't' or 'never' to 'I can' and 'how will I know if I don't try?' Your mind is very powerful make it see the good. Make it believe the good. Make it know the good. Be YOU. Be confident in being you. You don't need to be like the next person, there's no point. The memories-as-processed are integrated into the evolving, dynamic personhood of the individual who retains and interprets life’s happenings. We didn’t get to choose the childhood we were given, but we can choose what to do with the impressions of our childhood memories. Be confidently you. The world needs a little bit of your crazy sparkle. 💙 Follow and tag the ✨Divine Hosts✨ @stardivakhushi @natashanoel001 @elizabeth_camp @carreyia 🎆 Generous Sponsors🎆 @malabella_jewels @yogacamp @arthleticwear @pdadancewear (My top)

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Deepika Mehta

This professional fitness expert is among the country’s most well known Ashtanga yoga practitioners. Her Bollywood clients have included the likes of Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone, Preity Zinta and Vidya Balan. However, Mehta’s story is just as inspiring as her work. She found the discipline of yoga after a near-death rock climbing accident in 1997 after which she was told by doctors that she’d never walk again. Her Instagram account is an inspiring collection of striking, quality photographs of her performing various Ashtanga yoga poses, accompanied by inspiring words on body positivity, health and fitness.

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare

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Milind Soman

If you’re a runner, then a little dose of Milind Soman is the exact inspiration you are looking for. This supermodel, actor and film producer is also an ambassador for Pinkathon, India’s biggest women’s run. His Instagram features him running barefoot across states, leading marathons in cities all over the country and consistently promoting a fitter, better India.

Delhi Pinkathon on the 4th of September! BE THERE! 🙂

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Namrata Purohit

Having co-founded one of the city’s finest Pilates studios, The Pilates & Altitude Training Studio at 16, when she also became the world’s youngest trained Stott Pilates instructor, Purohit is already one of the city’s most inspiring fitness figures. Her Instagram is flooded with inspirational videos and photographs featuring her and her super-fit clients.

Padmavati Iyengar

If Zumba is your jam, then Padmavati Iyengar is the fitness queen you need to follow on Instagram. From energetic Zumba routines to the latest and catchiest tracks, as well as motivating messages on fitness, body positivity and more, her Instagram will make you want to get moving straight away.

Urmi Kothari

This energy coach and certified Nike trainer left her successful marketing career to be the fitness inspiration she is today. Her fitness center, Kinetic Living, promotes holistic fitness combining cross and functional training, TRX, Calisthenics, Pilates, Kettlebells, Barefoot Training, Foam Rolling and more. Her Instagram is full of healthy meal ideas, clean eating tips, workout routines and more.

Kinita Kadakia Patel

Sports nutritionist and self-admitted fitness freak, Patel’s Instagram is filled with great tips that will help you craft and stick to a workout regimen as well as eat clean and healthy. From smoothie recipes and meal ideas to interesting facts about a fit lifestyle, she has something for everyone.