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Trends 2020: Keep an eye out for these celebrity fitness trainers

Look out for these path-breaking fitness trendsetters who are making heads turn by what they practice and preach.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 9, 2020 1:44:52 pm
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Fitness is knowledge that is best shared. While fitness icons put a tremendous amount of dedication to achieve their goals, their efforts are incomplete without acknowledging the behind-the-scenes work done by their trainers. Looking at some social media handles of celebrities and their trainers, here is a round-up of fitness trainers to look forward to in the year 2020. While some of them have been in the industry/field for a long time, their growing presence and fan base are proof that fitness as a lifestyle is inspiring many others to take the plunge.

Cutting across various fields, trainers are making a name for themselves. With celebrities like Salman Khan, Hardik Pandya, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone to Alia Bhatt and Malaika Arora, trainers are showing us how to make being fit and healthy, more fun.

Yasmin Karachiwala

Pilates trainer Yasmin Karachiwala has been a favourite with many celebrities. The fitness instructor, who has more than 25 years of experience, is known to be a pioneer of Pilates training in India. The master trainer, who is currently prepping for Pilates Festival India in 2020, started with Kareena Kapoor and is currently seen working out with the top brass of the Bollywood, sports and fashion industry.

 

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A post shared by Yasmin Karachiwala (@yasminkarachiwala) on Dec 7, 2019 at 11:13pm PST

 

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A post shared by Yasmin Karachiwala (@yasminkarachiwala) on Nov 16, 2019 at 11:28pm PST

 

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A post shared by Yasmin Karachiwala (@yasminkarachiwala) on Sep 9, 2019 at 4:57am PDT

Rakesh Yadav

Rakesh Yadav, who has trained the likes of Salman Khan, Disha Patani and Alia Bhatt is an international-level gold medallist in karate and is also skilled in martial arts and gymnastics. Take a look!

 

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A post shared by Rakesh Yadav (@rakeshyadav13) on Dec 15, 2019 at 11:36pm PST

 

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A post shared by Rakesh Yadav (@rakeshyadav13) on Aug 22, 2017 at 7:05am PDT

 

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A post shared by Rakesh Yadav (@rakeshyadav13) on Mar 22, 2017 at 12:31am PDT

Vinod Channa

He’s trained celebrities like John Abraham, Shetty sisters Shilpa and Shamita, Anant Ambani among others. Vinod Channa’s workouts are aimed at gaining muscle strength. With a perfect rags to riches story, having grown up in a modest Mumbai family, Channa has come a long way as a bodybuilder and muscle trainer.

 

 

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A post shared by Vinod Channa (@thevinodchanna) on Dec 3, 2019 at 3:33am PST

 

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A post shared by Vinod Channa (@thevinodchanna) on Sep 8, 2019 at 10:06pm PDT

Namrata Purohit

A certified Pilates instructor and one of the youngest trained Stott Pilates instructors in the world, 26-year-old Namrata Purohit’s list of A-listers is pretty exhaustive and includes names like Sara Ali Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha among others. Stott Pilates is a contemporary approach to the original Pilates method, pioneered by Joseph Pilates, which includes modern principles of exercise science, fascial fitness and spinal rehabilitation. Purohit is a hot favourite of many. Here’s proof.

 

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A post shared by Namrata Purohit (@namratapurohit) on Nov 10, 2019 at 11:10pm PST

 

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A post shared by Namrata Purohit (@namratapurohit) on Jun 19, 2019 at 11:36pm PDT

Praveen Tokas

With five certifications including in restorative yoga, swimming and medical exercise, strength conditioning expert Praveen Tokas is a much sought after fitness trainer with celebs like Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai, Rannvijay among others.

 

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A post shared by Praveen Tokas (@tokastraining) on May 22, 2016 at 3:04am PDT

 

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A post shared by Praveen Tokas (@tokastraining) on Nov 25, 2016 at 9:03am PST

Samir Jaura

Celebrity trainer Samir Jaura, who is also a certified sports nutritionist, is credited for transforming the likes of Farhan Akhtar (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag), Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Mary Kom) and Shahid Kapoor (Kabir Singh) for their character roles. It is said that his accurate diet plans are one of the reasons that make a difference in training.

 

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A post shared by Sam (@samir_jaura) on May 23, 2017 at 9:26pm PDT

 

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A post shared by Sam (@samir_jaura) on Dec 3, 2016 at 6:53am PST

Kuldeep Shashi

Wearing many hats, Kuldeep Shashi is an action trainer, Parkour and martial arts expert who also does gymnastics. He is mostly seen training with who’s who of Bollywood including Jacqueline Fernandes and Varun Dhawan.

 

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A post shared by Varun Dhawan (@varundvn) on Feb 7, 2019 at 8:19pm PST

 

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A post shared by Kuldeep Shashi (@kuldeepshashi) on Aug 6, 2019 at 4:26am PDT

Radhika Karle

Pilates trainer and nutritionist Radhika Karle has more than 17 years of experience. She is known to bring nuggets of nutrition science into her training. She is often seen working out with Sonam Kapoor.

 

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A post shared by Radhika Karle (@radhikasbalancedbody) on Oct 26, 2019 at 11:42pm PDT

 

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A post shared by Radhika Karle (@radhikasbalancedbody) on Oct 3, 2019 at 4:05am PDT

Prashant Sawant

Remember how Shah Rukh Khan created a buzz with his eight-pack abs for Farah Khan’s film Happy New Year? The trainer behind it was Prashant Sawant. As a body sculptor, he has steadily grown as a favourite with actors who look to get into shape for a character. He has trained Aditya Roy Kapoor, Adnan Sami, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan among others. Sawant recommends shaping up but with the right kind of food.

 

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A post shared by Prashant Sawant (@prashantsixpack) on Oct 14, 2018 at 5:08am PDT

 

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Thank you for coming & making the entire bodysculptor team very special.. lots love..#bodysculptorkhar #leankitchenbymaya #trainermatters

A post shared by Prashant Sawant (@prashantsixpack) on Feb 28, 2017 at 5:11am PST

 

Anshuka Parwani

Practising different forms of yoga including aerial yoga and restorative yoga techniques, Anshuka Parwani is known for making yoga more fun. She is seen training Rakul Preet Singh, Malaika Arora and the likes of them.

 

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A post shared by Anshuka Parwani (@anshukayoga) on Nov 1, 2019 at 5:13am PDT

 

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A post shared by Anshuka Parwani (@anshukayoga) on Dec 28, 2019 at 9:56pm PST

 

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