It’s August, and we’re 4 months away from a new set of resolutions, a new set of fitness goals, and an annual review of what we achieved in the previous year. We all have our bunch of excuses- I didn’t get time, I was travelling, I had new sales records to achieve, I started my own company, etc. With just four months to go, we believe it isn’t too late to get back on to the fitness bandwagon.
You’d be happy to know that we’ve got your back this time around. While you think up those New Year goals (or try to achieve the old ones) we’ll throw in some motivation to keep you going. Here are 6 men who’re flexing their way to fitness on Instagram, and one look at their accounts will have you back at the gym in no time!
Coach Devrath Vijay is a certified strength and conditioning specialist based out of Bangalore. After having worked in gyms all across the country, Devrath realised what this country needed was a basic education in fitness. Devrath, along with Huzefa Talib and Kristian Ebenezer, got together and opened “The Outfit” a training space in Bangalore in 2014.
Today, Devrath runs his own training module in which he combines CrossFit training and strength conditioning and has won the Silver medal at the EKFA All India Kettlebell Championships. Follow Devrath – An entrepreneur, a dancer, a model and a martial artist, to be inspired by those handstands, jumps, kicks and just about everything he has to say.
Kristian turned on his beast mode and gave the world the Phantom Workout, a high-intensity workout that has taken the fitness industry by storm. Kristian Ebenezer, one of the founders of The Outfit gym in Bangalore, is a strength coach and trains people in powerlifting and Olympic weights. He had always been a natural athlete and wanted to introduce fitness in an affordable way to the masses in India. Hit follow on his Instagram account to see those beast mode updates and transformation stories that will leave you motivated. While you’re at it, watch out for some fun facts and myth busters that will change your idea about fitness!
Certified by NSCA, Huzefa is one of the co-founders of The Outfit gym in Bangalore and has created a niche for himself in the fitness industry at the young age of 29. One look at his Instagram profile will show you his dedication towards fitness and travel, and his mantra of “one size does not fit all” will strike a chord with all those aspiring to be fit. His training covers posture, techniques, progression, nutrition, sleep, rehabilitation, and supplements.
His love for travel meets his love for fitness as he travels to exotic locations to indulge in water sports and adventure activities, all of which he documents on his profile. Follow him to be inspired to eat healthy, travel, and rock those washboard abs.
Prashant Sawant had nothing other than passion when he started his fitness journey. His humble beginnings did not stop him from continuing, even when it meant leaving a steady job. He opened his own gym, Body Sculptor, that has grown from a small garage-sized space to one of the biggest gyms frequented by the likes of Shahrukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and John Abraham. Did you know? Prashant is the reason behind Shah Rukh Khan’s six pack abs at the age of 40, those humongous biceps on Varun Dhawan, and that buff physique of John Abraham. Hit follow for truckloads of #fitspo!
Mustafa Ahmed believes that fitness is a religion, and after scrolling through his Instagram profile, you’ll realise that he takes his religion very seriously. His Instagram profile is all about power, one beast mode update at a time. He has mastered the art of Aztec push-ups, Superman push-ups and, even the deadly Olympic Lifts. He is a hit with the celebrities, and you’ll find him training with the likes of Malaika Arora Khan and Ranveer Singh. Mustafa is the reason behind Hrithik Roshan’s physique in Mohenjo Daro. His Instagram account will have you think out loud “Is there anything that this man cannot do?”
Rakesh is the man behind Aamir Khan’s drastic transformation for Dangal. That’s right, you’re looking at celebrity trainer Rakesh Udiyar who trains the best of the best. Salman Khan is another client, among names like Arbaaz Khan, Dia Mirza, Kunal Kapoor and many more. He is, in fact, one of the most sought-after fitness trainers in the industry! From selling bobby pins and candies in local trains of Mumbai to training the superstars of Bollywood- this humble man has come a long way. Hit follow to be inspired!
Feeling pumped already? Flex your way to fitness with these beasts who’re making the country move to their counts. We promise you, you’ll love the burn.