The Quad Squad
A few years back, The Quad was two people trying to make a dozen people fitter. Today, the Quad Squad is a sizeable team of passionate and driven trainers focused on transforming thousands of lives.
Whether it is an HR professional who found his calling in fitness or a film maker who decided that she wanted to guide people to lead healthier lives, many of our trainers have made the switch from their previous careers after realizing that fitness and coaching is their true calling.
While all our trainers are certified, the Quad Squad is a lot more than just certifications. It is about dedicated individuals who work hard every session, every day and every quarter to help our clients progress on their fitness and health goals, get fitter, stronger and move better.
Different People. Different Backgrounds. Different Stories. One Passion. To redefine fitness.
Sudeesh ManapatiCoach - Velachery
Sudeesh is an inspiration to everyone around him. A morning person by nature, the challenge of working with people who have different fitness goals gives him a major endorphin high. A certified personal trainer, he has played Ultimate Frisbee at the National level and currently heads the OMR branch of The Quad.
Soundarya SrinivasanCoach - Virtual AM
Precision Nutrition certified, International Youth Conditioning Association certified and a NESTA certified fitness and nutrition coach, Soundarya or Chow as she is fondly known, is a film-maker turned fitness coach who loves working with people and helping them get fitter! She worked with children at QuadPlay, and is passionate about inspiring more kids to enjoy the pursuit of movement and love their bodies!
Kavya HariCoach - Alwarpet
With her elephant memory, Kavya is one of those coaches who remembers exactly how many reps every person did, so there’s no fooling her! A soup+salad cafe owner turned teacher turned fitness trainer, she enjoys the pursuit of learning and that pushes her to be a better coach every day! She also worked with kids at QuadPlay and helped them understand, accept and strengthen their body and mind.
Sudeep ReddyCoach & Tech Manager
Sudeep skipped his final CA exams and instead went to meet the founders of The Quad. And the rest, as they say, is history. He started off as a client at The Quad and was so taken by the passion shown by the coaching team, he immediately felt he belonged here. His trainees love his style of coaching and motivation. He is also now well-known at The Quad for pressing ridiculously insane weights!
Karthik KrishnanCoach - Virtual PM
A telecom engineer taking a sharp turn towards fitness, Karthik Krishnan, fondly known as KK, is a certified fitness trainer who is out to help you understand the beauty of strength training. He’ll watch you like a hawk when you train, and won’t let you go without fixing your form. When he’s not coaching, you’ll find him trying out new and unique restaurants in the city!
Praveen BalajiSenior Trainer
An IT Project Manager earlier and a sports enthusiast for life, Bajji as he is fondly known, had his first-ever stint with strength training at The Quad, resulting in better sports performance. Started off as a BootCamp member, moving swiftly to S&C and now a QuadSquad member, Bajji is also a national level Ultimate Frisbee player who wants to specialize in speed and agility training to help people get faster, stronger and more agile. Word of caution, say a little prayer before you say shotgun to get into a car driven by him!
Goutham BhaskarSenior Trainer
Goutham has always been into fitness – be it through sports and athletics in school right up to coaching at The Quad. He started lifting weights being the typical skinny kid. But soon he realized his ability to teach, motivate and lift people up through fitness. Goutham is loved by his clients for his quick wit and eager fixes. He loves football, is a metalhead and is the only meme lord in the QuadSquad. If we want to kill time with memes, we know whom to ask!
An engineer from Anna University, Siva started to play cricket as a bowler in his college cricket team. He realized the importance of fitness when he needed to be quick and agile in order to be an effective bowler and fielder but never realized back then that fitness could be a career too! He left his job as a programmer in a pursuit to find his passion, and his search ended by joining The QuadSquad as he gets to learn and redefine fitness every day!
Geetha DuraiNutrition Coach
A Nutrition Coach who lives and breathes what she preaches and believes in! She has been helping people make sustainable long term changes to their health over the past two years, specifically in the realm of fat loss and strength gain. Having been overweight once and undergoing a transformation by losing 15+ kgs, she understands the physical and mental challenges one faces while pursuing fat loss and wanted to help others make fitness a habit. She joined the QuadVirtual team to coach folks all over the world virtually!
Jobi VijaySenior Trainer
Having a Masters in Computer Science and Engineering, Jobi spent a major part of her career as an Assistant Professor and a Research Scholar in this field before joining The Quad as a client in 2016. Her view on fitness and nutrition totally changed after joining and having been inspired by her coaches, she decided to be a fitness coach to give back to people the same positivity that The Quad had instilled in her. She feels Fitness is truly where she belongs, helping people fall in love with fitness brings her joy!
Poornima ArvindSuccess Manager
Poornima joined The Quad as a client in 2017 to improve movement quality and strength, post-childbirth. She eventually fell in love with fitness, nutrition, and the person she became after she learned to respect her body better. She now gives back that same joy to others by taking fitness as a profession and quitting her job as a Project Manager. She completed the Fitness fundamentals certification from IFAA to join the Quad Squad in 2019. Not just this, Poornima has learned Hatha and Power Yoga, and has done her Music theory and Piano exams from Trinity College of London!
AjeethSenior Trainer 1
Ajeeth has completed his UG in Commerce. He has always had an affinity for Sports. He played Cricket and Badminton at the College level and has also been a sprinter and Long Jumper. He has completed his Cert at IFAA. Ajeeth loves to travel solo, loves music, and prefers darkness! He takes care of providing trial experiences here at The Quad and is learning on the job every day as an intern.
Srivatsan GAsst Coach
Fondly known as Vatsa, Srivatsan crossed paths with The Quad’s cofounder Arvind during an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in Chennai and started following us on the internet after that. Having tried all types of fitness routines out there, he decided to join us as a client and felt that he finally found the right solution to his injuries, nutrition, and fat loss. Vatsa wanted to benefit others in the same way as he did so he went on to complete his NESTA certification and became a part of The QuadSquad in 2019.
Ranjani ShankerHead of Marketing & Growth
Dakshana RajaramSr. Marketing Executive
Rajesh KumarOperations Executive
Usha ParthasarathyManager - Accounts
Pranav RajanSenior Trainer
Manoj KumarAsst Coach
An Ultimate Frisbee athlete who began training himself for strength, speed, and agility to translate onto the field, Manoj knew early on that fitness is where he wants to be. So right after he finished a degree in mechanical engineering, he jumped right into the fitness world after convincing his parents and has been steadily working with people including athletes for over two years now. He prioritizes athleticism, form, and functionality over aesthetics as that’s what you can take back on to the field and in life!