mark the occasion of ‘International Women’s Day’
to have been exposed to an active lifestyle – horse riding, swimming, camping
were common summer activities that we as children got to indulge in.
|Taru Chaddha, Founder, Red Mat Pilates
corporate sector, I was at a crossroad trying to find a career path that was
meaningful and fulfilling. I was for the longest time a “serial entrepreneur”
as I moved from consulting to banking to being a Television producer, eventually
I chanced upon Pilates.
to keep fit personally and improve my husband’s back pain turned from a 2-3
times a week practice into passion for Pilates.
back since. I started RedMat Pilates and have been actively teaching in Gurgaon
since 2012. Currently we run two studios focussing on women only.
combine my interest in fitness and anatomy which led me specialise in rehab and
injury prevention and am the first Indian practioner to be certified in Neuro -Kinetic
break from managing two almost teen kids, am a voracious reader, reading upto
2-3 books a week and enjoy travelling across the world. I have dabbled in
adventure sports having bungy jumped from the highest tower in the world and
now want to try out skydiving!
interact with women from different work spheres and I am inspired by quite a
few of them. There are so many of them working in NGO’s, in space of urban
development, being successful CEO’s and managing their own firms. They continue
to motivate and inspire me with their vision, dedication and optimism towards
having a goal-oriented well balanced life.
professional life, if any?
Apart from being cognizant of injuries we also have to be conscious of any
emotional /mental stress factors that a lot of our women clients come in with.
Our focus is not just to help our clients become fit physically but for them to
have an overall sense of well being.
fitness trainer is demanding on the body, one does keep long hours of work – starting
from 7 a.m and going for 5-6 hours non stop requires a fair amount of physical
and mental endurance.
backend work that goes into running two studios, so balancing work-home hours
also is a huge challenge.
down the line?
are successful in their chosen study fields, and I hope to continue bringing awareness
and encouraging women to change the focus from weight loss to being strong and
‘International Women’s Day’?
juggling multiple roles, which are not only mentally taxing but physically as
well. As role models for the family we
need to set an example for our children. I firmly believe that our kids learn
more from our actions than our words, so it is important that our daughters and
sons see their mothers prioritising their own emotional and physical health.
Pilates Mr. Joseph Pilates said – “Physical
health is the first requisite to happiness! ”.