Nita launched her career as an aerobics instructor, certified by Reebok. She eventually started practicing Sivananda and Iyengar styles of yoga. She moved on to equip herself with a certification as Gym Trainer with the Sports Performance Assessment Rehabilitation Research Centre, SPARRC, Chennai. Eventually, Nita started practicing Pilates and was awarded certification from STOTT Pilates, the USA in 2008. She continued with an advanced level certification in Pilates from STOTT Institute, the USA in 2010. Over her annual trips to the USA Nita explored fitness disciplines that also included Kettle Bell training Cross-Fit Training and TRX Body Conditioning, that were conducted by certified instructors in San Francisco. She loves exercising to music and is a certified trainer in Zumba Fitness (Levels I & II), Booty Barre, and Masala Bhangra. She also acquired the distinction of holding a Green Belt in Neuromuscular Integrative Action (NIA).
Anything to do with mind over matter; exercising with music.
Ginger Chai, Kefir with black strap molasses syrup.
Books on Self-Awareness and Studies on the Human Brain & Consciousness.
"I began exercising in my teens from the sheer need to shed puppy fat. My first attempts were hopeless diets & short, breathless runs from one lamp post to another, egged on by my inspiring father. Consistency paid off. I began enjoying the high of being in a well-tuned body until one day I effortlessly breezed through a 4.5-mile run! That was 30 years ago. Over the years I have come to love and appreciate how my body continually evolves as I explore new forms of movement; it is no longer a chore or drill - for me, exercising is a way of life."
Santosh's tryst with fitness started in senior High school field events like shot-put and javelin throw. He practiced various martial arts like Shorinji Kempo, Tai Chi, Kalari and Qi Gong. Discovering the discipline of Hatha yoga in 1993, he soon certified as a Hatha Yoga teacher in year 2000 from the Sivananda Ashram. He went on to study Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga forms of Hatha Yoga and developed his style of Yoga, - the Core Yoga. He also received certification as Gym Trainer from the Sports Performance Assessment Rehabilitation Research Centre (SPARRC), Chennai. Santosh added another dimension to his teaching-practice with an Advance level certification in Pilates from STOTT Institute, the USA in 2008. On his yearly trips to the USA, he attended classes on various fitness disciplines, learned Kettle Bell training conducted by RKC level certified instructors, and Cross-Fit training and TRX body conditioning at the headquarters in San Francisco. He also attended a Foundation level training in Christopher Harrison's Anti-Gravity Yoga. Santosh continues to keep a breast of the latest programs on fitness and related modalities.
Cars and bikes; All styles of Martial Arts especially Aikido and Baqua; Farming and landscape designing.
Books on Astronomy, Particle Physics and World History.
A cup or two of strong coffee brewed to perfection.
Long bike rides or car drives; Traveling.
“A toned athletic physique is the essential goal of my physical exercise pogram. I always seek to achieve my goal and it is this exploration that keeps me fit in body and mind. My spirituality stems from this exploration of Body – Mind balance. It is through movement that I seek stillness."