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 and nutrition coach who is also certified in senior fitness, Hardstyle Kettlebell training, functional training, olympic lifting (CrossFit) and biomechanics. 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.
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, helping them find their path to sustainable, life-long fitness and health. Arvind is a StrongFirst Girya, and a certified nutrition coach. His journey began with self-experimentation, his highly-followed blog, ArvFit, and hours and hours of research. An athlete himself, he has trained for and competed in Olympic triathlons, marathons and is also a club-level ultimate frisbee player in Chennai. He trains both professional athletes and others across sports such as long-distance running, triathlon racing, swimming, cricket, Ultimate frisbee and racquet sports, helping them to be injury-free and at the peak of their performance. He has worked with India’s first ever national women’s Ultimate Frisbee team as fitness coach, and continues to train many of them in their athletic pursuits till today. 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.
Having spent 12 years in sales and marketing, both for big corporations as well as startups, Ranjani now handles the marketing, branding and business growth function at The Quad. If you ever have a question about our social media presence, or are interested in a partnership with us, she’s the one you should talk to! Having played sport all her life, Ranjani loves that she’s able to spread the message about an active life, strength training and the joy of play to thousands of people.
SFG 1, GGS Women Specialist, PN Level 1
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.
NESTA PFT Animal Flow Level 1 Certified Instructor
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!
SFG II, NESTA
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 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!
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!
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 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!
SFG Level 1 SFB
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!
Precision Nutrition Level 1, GGS Prenatal &Postnatal Certification
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!
Quad Cert - Level 1 Master, NESTA - PFT, Precision Nutrition -Level 1, Certified Prenatal and Postnatal Coach, Certified Animal Flow Instructor Level 1, SFG 1
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!
NESTA, SFG lvl 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.
Gowri Manoj became part of the Quad in May 2020, previously serving as a fitness coach at 1st Strength Personal Training for over a year. Her introduction to the Quad came via AP, who suggested it would be a perfect fit. Gowri joined with a desire to learn and grow in a friendly organization.
NESTA PFT Girls Gone Strong Women's Specialist
Meet Krishnapriya, a.k.a KP, a techie turned fitness trainer who found bridged her passion for fitness with her desire to make a positive impact on others by joining The Quad. She cherishes learning from students, fellow coaches, and herself. Her coaching style combines inspiration from Quad gurus with her own touch, often infusing humor. She engages students, explores tech solutions for data management, and values meaningful conversations.
NESTA PFT, GGS - 1 Women's Coaching Specialist
Meet Trijai, our unwavering strength and fitness coach at the Quad. Committed to guiding individuals on their sustainable fitness journeys, Trijai draws wisdom from diverse sources like Girls Gone Strong, Dan John, Mel Robbins, and Adam Grant. Her coaching style, a blend of humor and seriousness, delivers results. As a Success Manager, Trijai ensures an unmatched student experience, emphasizing empathy and genuine care.
NESTA, SFG -1
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.
A teacher, a fashion designer, an entrepreneur and an absolute foodie, this BD executive is more than meets the eye; merely because it’ll take you a while to see her as she’s too busy being a blur of energy, jumping from one thing to another with unbridled excitement. Daksh surprises you with her experience, her efficiency and her phenomenal people skills, and is an excellent fit for our marketing and biz-dev team!
Rajesh is our own superhero using his special powers to handle our Logistics, Admin, and Ops department. Be it managing the physical inventory, updating our Virtual sessions calendar, or handling our digital storefront, we cannot survive a typical workday without his magic. If you ever get a chance to visit our office, be ready to get infected by his positive energy and innocent smile!
Fondly known as Usha Ma’am to us, she is a seasoned payroll processing senior executive with over 15+ years of experience working with companies like Ma Foi and ADP. She takes care of all payments to and from our small company and brings her wisdom and experience across several operational functions inside The Quad. And guess what, she loves using her cycle to get around the neighbourhood!
Certificate in Gym Fitness Instructor
Initially a Mechanical Engineer by profession, Pranav started his career with Ford Manufacturing company but soon realized that his passion lies in Sports and Fitness. He joined as a trainee in the Scholarship program run by The Quad and is now a part of The Quad Squad as a Trainer but that’s not all. He has represented Team India Ultimate Frisbee twice as a player and now shines as the Head Coach of the Indian Ultimate Frisbee Masters team!
SFG - 1
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!
Arun made the move to the Quad in June 2022, leaving his role as a Retail Executive Officer at HDFC Bank. He discovered the Quad through social media, specifically Instagram, and was drawn to its professional and structured approach to fitness. Arun saw the Quad as the best choice among various fitness brands.
Bharath embarked on his Quad journey, starting as an intern in January 2022 and transitioning to a full-time Quad squad member in March 2022. Before joining the Quad, he worked in marine engineering. Bharath's introduction to the Quad came through a friend in the fitness industry who spoke highly of the organization. Intrigued by the Quad's reputation and its distinctiveness from commercial gyms, Bharath decided to give it a try and hasn't looked back since.
Gukan’s journey at The Quad began as a student in 2020 during the pandemic, where he admired the care and attention given to our students. This inspired him to make the switch. His marketing career started with on-field experiences and peer learning. He values user experience and has learned to balance profitability and service at The Quad, emphasizing the importance of heart in creating a well-knit team.
NESTA – PFT
Manu, a former biotech graduate, is a passionate movement coach, aiming to foster self-love through physical activity. His journey, starting with bodyweight training, has inspired personal growth. Drawing inspiration from Tim Anderson, Geoff Neupert, Coach Dan John, Pavel Tsatsouline, and more, he emphasizes vivid analogies, safety, and humor in his teaching. Manu also creates valuable content and promotes lifelong learning and personal development.
With 18 years of coaching experience, Satish brings an athlete's heart to The Quad, emphasizing community and growth, making him a valuable Quad Squad member. His wealth of knowledge and positive presence inspire individuals to reach their fitness goals while fostering a sense of unity within the Quad community.
Senthil, the dedicated Growth Manager at The Quad, fosters personal growth and self-love within the team. His journey showcases unwavering dedication to helping others on their fitness journeys, and his extensive experience plays a pivotal role in shaping The Quad's culture of continuous improvement.
Yogesh joined the Quad after a 6-year career as a Software Developer at Infosys. He learned about the Quad through a friend and ex-colleague, Coach Siva. Yogesh's decision to become a coach was a well-thought-out process that took a year to solidify. He spent two more years building his base strength, driven by a philosophy that fitness should be accessible to all, particularly beginners. The Quad's alignment with his philosophy made it the natural choice.