Does helping people in fundamental ways that transform their lives appeal to you?
Do you truly care about inspiring people to be the change they wish to see?
Are you someone who wonders if fitness is your true calling?
Are you someone who has always been interested in sports or an active lifestyle and want to share your knowledge and experience with the community a large?
If you have affirmative answers for the questions above, then a career at The Quad is surely something you want to consider.
What does a career at The Quad really mean?
While qualifications and experience in fitness is absolutely great, it takes a special breed of person to work and be successful at The Quad. The fitness industry in India has a dearth of legitimate expertise, talent and true passion towards helping people transform their lives. There are many pseudo experts and mediocre trainers who end up doing more harm not just in terms of injuries, but also in terms of how fitness is perceived and approached.
While a lot of that has been changing over the past 5 years, there is still more work to be done and we, at The Quad, are at the forefront of bringing about this change in the industry by redefining careers in fitness. Our mission at The Quad is to legitimise a career in fitness through knowledge and expertise, hard work and empathy, and build a team of passionate and dependable coaches who are willing to get on ground and work with people and make a difference in their lives.
Our belief – passion for fitness is not just found in training academies or gyms. Over the years, we have found this passion hiding behind corner offices, in sports fields, behind lenses and even in the mom of a teenager! Our team of coaches and trainers are a diverse group of superhero individuals from varied backgrounds. Our team is proof that a career in fitness is lucrative, and can provide you the kind of satisfaction that you don’t see in several other jobs today!
“I was working as a physiotherapist when one of my clients told me that there was a vacancy at this place called The Quad. The minute I attended the three levels of interview, I knew that this was the place where I wanted to work!
The fitness industry had a gap in terms of client’s rehabilitation and recovery from injury.
I wanted to bridge this gap and with my knowledge and experience in physiotherapy, and with expertise brought in by The Quad, I have been able to achieve this. I joined The Quad as a physio-trainee and over the years I have learnt and grown so much more! I now work here as a Senior Trainer today. Being in a place where there is a scientific approach to fitness and helping change lives every day is a big motivation to work with The Quad!”
“My journey with The Quad started when I joined them as a client in 2012 – I was playing Ultimate Frisbee and wanted to join a fitness class to improve my performance. Within just a few months, I realised that my game had improved by drastically and I could see a visible difference in my performance. As someone who’s always been into sport and lead an active lifestyle, I used to stay back after my class and observe the way the founder coaches ran classes!
When they asked me if I wanted to join The Quad as a trainer, it was both an easy and a difficult decision.
Easy because given my passion for fitness there was nothing else I would rather be doing but difficult because it would mean giving up my corporate job where I was a business head and starting out as an intern in a different field. In 2015, I decided to quit my job and join The Quad full time. Not even 21 years of being in the corporate world which is so different from what I do now could stop me from taking this plunge! Why? Because it is all about making a difference in the lives of people..
.. and helping them lead healthy lifestyles! The Quad gives me the opportunity to do that with hundreds of people on a daily basis.
Kanchana Paromita Venkatesh
I actually didn’t know I wanted to be a coach until about 6 months into joining The Quad as a pre-intern. I had a corporate job that I hated, so I quit it to do ‘something fitness related’ because I had always loved sports and I was an active athlete growing up.
Three and a half years and several hundred coaching hours later at The Quad, I’m inspired to keep coming back and do what I do.
It’s amazing how you when you starting coaching someone for the first few months you’re just teaching them to squat and plank better…and then you can slowly start creating a larger impact in their lives. I know I’ve made a difference when I get pictures from clients of the healthy meals they cook at home, of them effortlessly trekking on vacations they never used to take before, of them teaching their kids and family members to crawl and move around – that’s when I know I’m making a difference to them. And it’s not always about losing a ton of weight or clocking a new marathon timing. I’ve had clients tell me that they’re sleeping deeper and are able to manage stress better, and I think THAT’s what coaching is all about. Our influence extends beyond the three hours our trainees spend with us in class each week. I want my trainees to see fitness as something accessible, simple and fun!
What laid the foundation for me to understand coaching in this context is watching Arvind and Raj work with trainees. They’ve both been amazing mentors and are always willing to invest in us to make sure we’re happy doing what we are doing, and continue to learn and grow.
“Before joining the Quad, I ran a soup and salad café and also worked as a teacher with a leading school in the city. I was a couch potato, the most unfit person on the block all my life! When I joined The Quad as a client, it was just to do some exercise and get fit. Soon, fitness and training became a routine, a way of life.
The Quad didn’t just empower me with knowledge about training, and nutrition, it in fact went on to change my life and make me who I am today.
The next obvious step was to make something out of it for myself. So I decided to cross over to the other side to do what I loved doing the most for the rest of my life. Waking up at 4 am and working ‘not so normal’ hours with a family and an eleven year old to care for is a lot of work. But it’s a whole lot of fun too! Walking into class at 4:30am and seeing a whole bunch of committed and dedicated individuals who share the same love for fitness, determined to give it their best every single day, is what motivates me. From being a client, an intern and now a full-time trainer, this journey has been life changing to say the least!”