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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.