The Quad

About us / The Founders

Arvind

Arvind Ashok

Being the most unfit kid on his sports teams, and while discreetly piling on the kilos over the years, Arvind's frustration towards achieving a fitter life had led him to (like many others) go down the traditional paths of "weight loss", only to see no results. Finally, not only did he find the right path, but more importantly also found fun and passion in the process. And this is the philosophy he preaches to his clients and followers across the world, helping them find their path to sustainable, life-long fitness and health.

Arvind is a certified fitness trainer and a nutrition coach. He is also a certified CrossFit Level I trainer and a Functional Movement ScreenTM specialist.

A well-known expert and proponent for revolutionizing fitness in India, his journey began with self-experimentation, a highly-followed blog and hours of research. Today, may it be discussions with the athletic directors of the Asia-Pacific Special Olympics on training their athletes, conducting workshops for budding fitness professionals, or speaking to young parents in a pre-school about children' nutrition, Arvind is consistently educating folks about myths in this field and helping folks break through the clutter to find what works for them.

An athlete himself, he has trained for and competed in Olympic triathlons, marathons and is also a national club ultimate frisbee player. He trains both professional athletes and others across sports such as long-distance running, triathlon racing, cricket, ultimate frisbee and racquet sports, helping them to be injury-free and at the peak of their performance.

As one of our head coaches, he loves the experience of working with folks new to training, and the challenge of working with advanced athletes. Arvind's approach to coaching is to get people to be more intuitive about themselves and their training - getting them to listen to their bodies and do what feels right. He gets trainees to focus on the mental facets of training, and not just the physical ones.

Raj

Raj Ganpath

Having lived a lazy childhood with no exercise or sport and having followed that up with a diseased teenage and unfit early twenties, Raj made a life changing decision to become healthy and fit. From that day until today he lives and breathes health and fitness. He serves as a motivator, coach, friend and teacher for thousands of people helping them lead better lives.

Raj is a certified fitness trainer and nutrition coach who is also certified in senior fitness, Hardstyle Kettlebell training, functional training, Starting Strength and olympic lifting (CrossFit).

His well-known blog Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger is one of the top fitness blogs in the country, has been featured in national magazines and has helped inspire many hundreds of people make positive life changes.

Raj is also an active public speaker who busts myths and challenges people to change the way they think about nutrition and fitness. As a frequently invited speaker and chief guest, he frequently addresses hundreds of health and fitness enthusiasts at various corporates, educational institutions and Rotary chapters.

As one of our head coaches who runs entry level, specialty and advanced classes, he takes training very seriously but is also very approachable and is always looking to help. He is a stickler for good technique, has a knack for safely pushing you beyond your comfort zone and runs a real tight ship when he coaches.


What folks have to say about them

A huge high five to my coaches, who have also been great friends to all of us. The experience wouldn't have been the same without their commitment. Both Raj and Arvind have helped people beyond their scope, and have even managed to get a clean freak like me to enjoy the feeling of getting dirty in the morning.

- Prem P

The best part about The Quad is the personalised care that the coaches take to make sure that each person is taught the right form and is able to improve each day. It is amazing the way they remember each person’s name, capability, goals and make it their mission to help everyone achieve them and then improve on their personal records. Their enthusiasm is contagious and this includes their interns.

- Vasanti R
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