700+ people from the city of Chennai and thousands of people over the past 7 years have experienced training at The Quad, and this community of people is what keeps us going till today. From being just 2 guys working with a 100 people, we’ve grown to 25 fitness professionals working with thousands of people who’ve changed their lives positively, but began exactly like YOU.
Take a few minutes to go through this page and hear what they have to say about their experience, their journey and their successes. And we hope they inspire you to come and experience The Quad. Because all it takes is just that one moment of inspiration.
John V Bhaskar
Straightforward, no-nonsense and with a deep abiding passion towards fitness, as a life-goal; you can see that they (QuadSquad) are in it for much more than just monetary reasons.Read more
John V Bhaskar
My story with The Quad began because of my friend, Sundar who is an Assistant Coach at The Quad. I’ve always been into some form of fitness, and had been practicing Kalari payattu for a while. That said, I’m also that guy who lived a very hedonistic lifestyle. So over a few years, I reached a point where my body started complaining about my lifestyle. I had an old injury that was bothering me, which I used as an excuse to stop my Kalari, and I was putting on weight, feeling lethargic and overall, took much longer to recover from a weekend of excess.
When I first came into The Quad office for an assessment, Sundar ensured that I met with Magesh (whom I call “magic hands” – for all the right reasons!) and he set me up with some basic rehabilitation, followed by some basic instructions to the coaches and for me to ensure that I don’t aggravate my injury.
Therein started my journey with The Quad and today I’m one of their #1 fanboys!
The beauty of The Quad’s BootCamp doesn’t just lie in how the passion for fitness shines through every single person I interact with in there. It lies in how they are able to transfer that passion to every single person who walks through their doors – and embrace any newbies that become part of this family.
The key to the huge success of the Quad, lies fair and square on the coaches.
Straightforward, no-nonsense and with a deep abiding passion towards fitness, as a life-goal; you can see that they are in it for much more than just monetary reasons. The satisfaction in their voice, when a fix has been given and implemented, is very evident, and make you want to do that much more – just to hear that genuine (read, within quotes and in bold) encouragement.
Even a slacker (or ex-slacker, as I’d like to call myself now) like me is caught out quite regularly, especially by head honcho Raj, when he quietly sneaks up behind me and takes the weight that I’ve setup and thanks me for getting it for someone else and walks off, thus leaving me to: you guessed it – do the right thing and be a man!
This attention to individuals, adjusting to their quirks and more importantly, having a deep understanding of every single aspect of specific body types and making small adjustments for specific to individuals – even while keeping to a group training format – pretty much sums up their core value!
Added to this, is the incredible camaraderie I share with my fellow trainees (read enthu-cutlets) and coaches. You train together, curse together, die and then are reborn together – only to do it all again. Truly, misery does love company. The critical mass of people who are as committed to you as they are to fitness is what makes the difference. Especially that early in the morning.
And together, it all adds up in wonderful ways! While my lifestyle hasn’t changed too much (I do have a lovely daughter who put brakes on my lifestyle in a lot of ways), there has definitely been a major course correction that makes health and fitness, a core part of my everyday life.
Or as The Quad coaches would say – Viva la core!
Finally, I’ve been a major evangelist and have gotten my wife, my friends, my friends friends (I think barring my mother-in-law, pretty much everyone I know is in it) and which their journey has been stellar (my wife is in the advanced class and friend of mine was the latest Quad Ninja) – I take full credit, as I got them into it in the first place. And will continue to do so!
Okay. Will stop now. Need to stretch. My quads are burning!
I have been training here for the last two quarters and I'm fitter than what I was a decade ago... The team of coaches exhibit thorough professionalism and expertise in what they do.Read more
I’m a kind of person who hates monotony. I would always want to experience different things in whatever I do and not just workout. The very moment I did my evaluation session with Bharathi, I was damn sure this thing is going to be really exciting and I could not have been more right. The team of coaches Bharathi, Sundar, Sudeesh and Kiron have been awesome in training me and fellow folks. They exhibit thorough professionalism and expertise in what they do.
I have been training here for the last two quarters and I’m fitter than what I was a decade ago. The trainers are there for you all the time and not just during the training hours. I was able to reach out to them whenever I need and whatever information I want.
Training with The Quad not only made me fitter physically but after every session, I would go out of the venue feeling more confident and I now have a more positive outlook towards life. This byproduct, I would say is what I didn’t signup for and in my opinion is the most exciting part here at TheQuad. I really thank the founders Arvind and Raj for making Chennai people much more fitter and healthier. Special thanks to my coaches Bharathi, Sundar, Sudeesh and Kiron.. Love you all!
Professional approach, personal attention, constant encouragement, a variety of exercises to keep me excited and far from monotony... With the help of the physiotherapist, my knee pain completely vanished and I lost oodles of weight in the process (14kgs to be precise).Read more
My first day at The Quad was in Oct 2014 after having tried working out at a regular gym for 3 years on treadmills and ellipticals and wanted something different to strengthen myself.
The Quad was like an eye opener to me with regards to fitness and I am glad I have such efficient and knowledgeable coaches that I felt completely in safe hands. The key things which got me hooked were the professional approach by this team and personal attention by the coaches to the smaller issues ( like the knee wriggle I had in the beginning), constant encouragement, a variety of exercises to keep me excited and far from monotony. I could see my self getting stronger and my core strength improved. Having a Physiotherapist helped iron out any small injuries. My knee pain completely vanished and I lost oodles of weight in the process (14kgs to be precise). My form at doing Squats (I could not do even one body weight squat when I joined!!) improved and today I squat a 40 kgs and swing a 28 kg KB. I am still trying to perfect the other moves though I have progressed quite a bit in most of them. I learnt a whole new dimension to nutrition and I am able to sensibly follow a healthy diet without losing my mind
I cannot forget about the community workout thrill that Quad brings to our life. Fellow workers are constantly motivating each other and competing to do better than they could think of. It was a super high on most days for me as I love to workout in a group.
I have hardly missed classes all these 3 years and speaks about how much I enjoy working out at The Quad. Kudos to the Quad Squad for giving the right kind of support and encouragement and making us take the right steps towards the fitness journey for life.
Today I believe in strength training over everything else. I believe in women being strong, in being able to change the 20 litre water can with grace and in the blink of an eye. Building strength has now become the very essence of my fitness goal.Read more
When you start by doing what is necessary, go on to do what’s possible, and then suddenly you are doing the impossible. This has been my story at The Quad.
When I joined The Quad, I was unfit. A woman who would struggle with everyday things like running up the stairs or carrying even a marginally heavy bag of groceries. Having spent a fair part of my life in the vicious circle of “weight loss, weight gain, weight loss and repeat”, I had already been to many gyms and tried a multitude of things.
Also, just like a majority (sadly so) of women, I had never really believed I could be strong and had always focussed on treadmills/running/cycling and ellipticals. I can very proudly say that The Quad changed all of that for me.
Today I believe in strength training over everything else. I believe in women being strong, in being able to change the 20 litre water can with grace and in the blink of an eye. Building strength has now become the very essence of my fitness goal.
The Quad to me is not merely a regular place to workout, but a fabulous community of brilliant coaches who are committed, very knowledgeable and focussed. Having gone through my share of personal trainers at gyms in the past, I can easily say I have never been trained better than I am being trained at The Quad’s BootCamp than ever before. These coaches have well designed plans, that change with every quarter, focussing on several aspects of fitness like strength, agility, mobility and endurance . So you don’t just lose weight and look better but you also get physically fitter.
Add to that, the QuadSquad who are always there to reiterate, motivate and guide us through their nutrition support, physiotherapy support and injury prevention and care – and you’ve got the complete package.
Being a doctor myself, I can vouch for their knowledge and understanding of what they do.
The Quad knows how to make things interesting with their constant challenges – be it the fat loss challenge or the strength challenge! Ultimate frisbee, another one of The Quad’s coaching modules is an amazing way to get introduced to one of the fairest, most gender neutral and fun sport there is.
The bonus to all of this – meeting a fabulous set of people with similar fitness goals and making friends who go beyond The Quad, who become friends for life.
What did I get from The Quad? Nearly 35 kgs of weight loss and the simple joy of being able to shop for clothes at a regular store. But more importantly I am stronger, healthier and have become super conscious about what I eat, how I sleep and how I react to stressful situations.Read more
I stumbled upon The Quad when I was passing through a real low point in mid 2015: grossly overweight, eating wrong, always tired and intermittently immobile because of back pain. I felt like a ticking time bomb and that really was a scary feeling! I had tried everything from hitting the gym to trying out yoga to experimenting with multiple fad diets. But nothing had worked. It was the time I was wistfully looking for some magic to happen in my life.
And magic it certainly has been!
Day 1 in Oct 2015 was quite surreal when I come to think of it. From that day on for the next 6 weeks, I was taught the basic moves. I struggled particularly on the squat, but Raj and Asif were thankfully determined not to give up on me :). I remember multiple days when I practised squats facing a wall but with a caveat: not to allow my nose, knees or hands to touch the wall. Finally, when I managed to clear that, the next step was to pick up weights and I remember my legs were wobbling when I tried squatting with a single 8 kg kettlebell.
However, slowly but steadily I was starting to see progress thanks to the program I was put through. I moved better, felt better and started making the form fixes and lifestyle changes advised – to my sleep pattern, eating habits and on managing stress. Each quarter brought a different focus and/ or threw challenges at us (fat loss, strong and lean and endurance) and every single time, taught me newer things. Along the way, I had so many questions and multiple occasions when I could have fallen off track or ended up overdoing something or injuring myself. But on each such occasion, I was patiently but firmly guided and put in place – loved that!
When I now look back at these past two years, I realise I have probably done just two things right: one, simply follow what Raj and The Quad Squad said, and two, why being consistent is the holy grail of fitness (quote courtesy: my guru, Raj)!
What did I get in return: nearly 35 kgs of weight loss and the simple joy of being able to shop for clothes at a regular store. But more importantly I am stronger, healthier and have become super conscious about what I eat, how I sleep and how I react to stressful situations. I also realise I have become a calmer and more positive version of myself (something my family will say special thanks for :P)
The Quad has also given me a few other things I will always cherish:
An awesome, vibrant, empathetic community that makes fitness fun, challenging and enjoyable at the same time.
Wonderful friendships with some truly amazing folks, many of which are for life
For guiding me and helping me find joy and liberation in running, something I only dreamt of earlier
For introducing me to a beautiful sport called Ultimate, which many of us so enjoy playing.
The Quad has indeed redefined fitness for countless folks like me, and my special thanks to Raj and the entire coaching staff for this utterly life changing experience. May your tribe grow and may you continue to inspire!
Pavithra and Ram
"Such personalised attention, honest feed back and incredible patience of the coaches in fixing your form and encouraging you to take that next step beyond your comfort zone, evokes immense trust and thats what drives us to show up regularly and put in our best."Read more
Pavithra and Ram
Ram and I can still vividly recall our preliminary assessment session in July 2016 at the Quad with Coach Bharathi. We were asked to fill in our registration forms with some basic details about ourselves and one specific question where we were asked for the reason for us joining the Quad. We had our own distinct reasons to join and our own expectations out of it.
Shekhar Subramaniam, a good friend of our’s was Ram’s inspiration to join The Quad and I just tagged along, at Ram’s insistence. The journey from there on was no less exciting for both of us, in many ways than one.
As for me, I was initially reluctant to sign up for The Quad primarily being apprehensive of my own levels of consistency and commitment, considering the staggered attempts at any fitness discipline in the past, be it aerobics/ gym/ yoga, nothing that lasted beyond the 3 months/ 6 months mark. Secondly, the whole idea of a boot camp as much as it excited me also had me a little skeptical as to whether I was up for something very strenuous, as it may turn out to be. Nevertheless I decided to give it a shot as it was only 3 months of 3 days a week, that I was signing up for, anyways!
Ram on the other hand, walked into The Quad, with a more open mind and conviction. Not being a sports enthusiast since childhood, he had not actively pursued any high impact sport/ fitness routine, beyond a stint in swimming and the periodically regular bouts of yoga practice. At a time when mental stress was getting the better of him and he had to make some difficult choices, he chose The Quad to help him take charge of his mind and body.
Today as we look back, what a transformation it has been, for us, this last one year! Although we walked in with different mind-sets and expectations, our one year at The Quad has immensely changed our perception of fitness, our lifestyle choices and in a subtle way the people that we were, back then.
Our journey this past one year taught us among other things that fitness is not just weighing lesser but being able to lift more(weights). That strength lies not just in your ability to lift more but in the physical and mental grit to try harder and push beyond your comfort zone. That fitness is not a one time goal or a number but a lifestyle by itself.
Thanks to the carefully structured schedule of strength, skill and endurance training, that put every nerve and muscle in us to test, yet made us go back, week after week, cheerfully, asking for more. Personally, the every one hour session at The Quad, was a meditative experience, as the training pattern by itself required a lot of concentration, breath control and focus and left no room for monotony/ mindless movements.
The periodic fat loss/ strong and lean challenge conducted for The Quad members hugely impacted our dietary patterns and rammed into our system a whole new way to eat the food that we love in healthy proportions.
The next striking feature is the professionalism and commitment of every one of the Coaches, which is down right infectious. The Coaches take genuine interest in understanding each of the trainees’ strengths and weaknesses and customising the training to suit the individual needs so as to ensure we train safe and to the best of our abilities. Such personalised attention, honest feed back and incredible patience of the Coaches in fixing your form and encouraging you to take that next step beyond your comfort zone, evokes immense trust and thats what drives us to show up regularly and put in our best.
The Quad gave us the rare opportunity of training among a group of 20 odd trainees, with varied fitness levels, working together, cheering for each other, inspiring each other, yet blinkered to deliver to one’s own best and at one’s own pace. At the end of each session, as we nod/smile at our co trainees, while barely managing to catch our breath, what a sense of accomplishment, there is! Truly, unparalleled!
Cant believe its been a year now at The Quad and we are immensely thankful to them for making fitness enjoyable and an indispensable part of our lives.
We know we have a long way to go in our fitness journey and we know not a fitness community but The Quad, to make it a fun ride, all the way!
"With a gym and fitness instructor sprouting every second, you may wonder what makes The Quad stand out. You start to realise and appreciate the importance and effectiveness of structured training. They are non-judgemental while analysing your strengths and shortcomings."Read more
With a gym and fitness instructor sprouting every second, you may wonder what makes The Quad stand out. I enrolled with Quad giving myself just one quarter as I was totally intimidated by those working out there…Well, I still am to an extent but now its not fear but sheer admiration. The thing about The Quad is that they never let you feel low or demotivated. You end up realising and appreciating the importance and effectiveness of structured training. And that there is no shortcut for anything.
They are non judgemental while analysing your strengths and shortcomings. The Quad Squad will go all out to help you achieve your fitness goals. All you need to do is ask!
Coaching Knowledge and Quality
* Undiluted attention is given to form and technique at all times.
* Never make you feel pressurised. They know when to push you and when to just give you more time.
* No compromise on warm up and cool down.
* High level of commitment to always deliver high quality sessions.
* Always striving to improve themselves and others.
* One of the things I love about Quad is that all communication is through emails !!
* Extremely prompt in replying to emails as well.
* Strict adherence is given to timing.
* Admire their detached attachment.
* It’s a blessing to see a community where everyone is treated the same irrespective of age, gender, squatting or pressing weight!
* Refreshing to see people being genuinely happy for others.
* The personal attention you get from the Quad squad is unparalleled. They watch you like a hawk and can read your mind like a book. They put you at ease the moment they realise you are having a bad day be it in terms of your mental state or physical condition.
* Generous in appreciating a good set or routine.
* Being aware and sensitive of individual constraints and modifying a move to suit each one.
* For me personally, my endurance levels have definitely started improving post Quad.
* Always end up feeling recharged after class
* The sessions are always laced with subtle humor which makes the whole working out experience worthwhile.
* No two workouts are designed the same way which keeps it interesting.
* Realised importance of nutrition, rest and recovery.
* I dont beat myself silly for not being at par with the rest of the class. I know if I keep working at it, I will get there.
* Huge relief to realise that dieting is not starving but it is eating right.
* Always suggest innovative and interesting ways to prepare and eat healthy stuff.
* Ensure that following a diet plan can be fun too.
Support outside class
* Ever ready to help you with your fitness goals by giving you a detailed training plan.
* Analyse and give you an honest feedback about your data.
* Patiently listen to your concerns and guide you in the right way.
Imagine the blessing being coached by the best coaches the universe can offer and also to be working out with a group of beautiful minded people! The Quad is my meditation.. if you don't believe me do yourself a favour by coming over! The Quad resurrected me, makes me live.Read more
Couple of years ago I was lying on a hospital bed staring at the walls and the ceiling fan, I realised I had two choices either to take the seat back down the bottomless pit or sign up for a membership at The Quad. I opted for The Quad.
I was in for a surprise when Raj told me I had to wait for three months to enrol, I knew then, that The Quad was different and I am still amazed as to how they can be perfect in every way.. being amazed is easier than thinking what Raj and Arvind do/think to make each class so well structured, organised and ooze out with so much positivity. It’s way beyond the working of a normal brain.They not only tell us what to do, they tell what has worked for them and what hasn’t, so that we can try things for ourselves from nutrition to lifestyle. The Quad is not only about the physical aspect, it’s about life itself..
Coach Raj made me believe in things I never imagined I could do, like he thinks I can do 10 reps on the squat with a particular weight just when I think I am done and can put the weights down and relish the few seconds of break..trust me, he knows mind reading… he brings out the best in of each of us..
Imagine the blessing being coached by the best coaches the universe can offer and also to be working out with a group of beautiful minded people ..ever wondered how every single person in a group can be inspiring and supportive, then walk into our group..
The Quad is my meditation, every second counts.. you got to be in the present.. if you don’t believe me do yourself a favor by coming over especially on a endurance day!
The Quad resurrected me, makes me live. Thanks Raj and Arvind..
"I've been a cubicle dweller for the past 15 years, and in the last 2 years I've only done stuff that I've dreamed of. I've done a 100km trail walk.. I've climbed a mountain that is 6100 metres.. my schedule, my habits, my sleep, my food, everything is dictated by The Quad. That's how they have changed my life, thank you folks! You rock.
Call it “me time”, dedication, discipline or whatever, The Quad just blends all of these!Read more
The Quad is probably the best thing that has happened to me since September 2016.
I have been motivated and driven to ensure I attend most of the classes and I am sure I have done a great thing with that! I don’t feel the irritation to wake up at 5 AM for a 6 AM class. I am only super kicked in the mornings!
Call it “me time”, dedication, discipline or whatever, The Quad just blends all of these!
Especially the last 4 months have been terrible personally (recovering from a surgery). But The Quad has supported me always both at BootCamp and outside. Also, I am most certain that results will start showing soon as I am pretty committed to what I’ve been doing. It’s a two way thing, when we show commitment; The Quad team just goes beyond and helps us with our goals!
In addition to this, The Quad team has done a fab job in doing extra stuff like Fat Loss Challenges, Ultimate Frisbee Coaching, Play with Kids etc. I am awestruck by the way the programs are designed.
Special thanks to Kanchana, Magesh, Sudeep, Bharati and the entire NGS team. And to the other teams working in different locations!
We (the trainees) must be thanking you guys for the relentless job you guys are doing day after day for the last 6 years. Very impressive and I’m inspired by your success!
Arvind and Raj – TAKE A BOW!!!!
Hoping to continue as long as I can..
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Abhishek Bharathkumar trains with The Quad at the Teynampet centre. He has been training with us for over 12 months now, and is wonderful addition to our community. His enthusiasm is infectious, his dedication is admirable and he has grown stronger with every passing week!
The Quad is an addiction! I have made some really great friends, my energy levels are Duracell-ic and my mobility has improved by leaps and bounds.Read more
Bad back, sedentary job, lots of stress, never been to any kind of gym before, the half century mark looming up on the horizon and a plateau in weight loss that no amount of walking, treadmill or diet control helped overcome. That was me when The Quad hit Chennai. Considering that I had never stepped into any gym before, I was merely curious about what these guys would be doing that is not being done elsewhere. My primary objective was to lose weight and get fit without damaging my lower back further. My main worry was the disc prolapse (an existing condition – who wants to aggravate matters?) and then I saw this awesome video put up by Arvind and Raj. So a few emails later and a chat with them, I decided to try ONE class. Just this once to see what it was all about!
By the end of 10 weeks I was buying new clothes as I went down in dress size, was sleeping better and stopped dying of guilt every time I indulged in dessert or festival goodies! As it is a 3 day (per week) workout, it means its not hard to be regular. The fact that its all outdoors is really cool and working out with a whole lot of others in a group is such fun that I have been just signing up every subsequent BootCamp. The Quad is an addiction! I have made some really great friends , my energy levels are Duracell-ic and my mobility has improved by leaps and bounds. The best part is the personalised care 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 persons name ,capability, goals and make it their mission to help everyone achieve and then improve on their personal records. Their enthusiasm is contagious and this includes their interns. Of course sometimes you want to kill them too! Jokes apart, The Quad is one fun fitness place, completely unique in its approach and is completely addictive!
Each day is a surprise with new routines, workouts and finishers. I have overcome my fears about exercise and fitness.. Thanks to The Quad for changing my life!Read more
I have had very little physical activity apart from moving my fingers to mouth frequently over the last 25 years. Any long walks are extended activity resulted in knee pain and I was generally leery of exercise. With a burning desire to reduce weight, I tried yoga, gym and even weight loss medication. However all of these had a temporary effect. I read about The Quad two years back and pushed my husband to join it. Over the course of a year I saw him transform slowly to become more energetic and toned. I took the plunge and went for my trial session – Sudeesh spent an hour assessing my issues and abilities.
Most of the time was devoted to him clarifying my doubts – will I get knee pain if I squat? Will lifting weights make me muscular? Will training outdoors be dusty and aggravate my allergies? Am I too old to change my eating habits, because I love sweets?! Coach Sudeesh patiently explained that these were common concerns and that he would work with me to fix this over time.
In two months’ time, I was squatting with no knee pain, using bells for deadlifts and found that there I wasn’t any dust! Each day is a surprise with new routines, workouts and finishers. I have overcome my fears about exercise and fitness, though have not managed to slay the sugar demon. The coaches have helped, cajoled, threatened and guided me to become a fitter person. More importantly I have made friends who motivate and inspire me. Thanks to The Quad for changing my life!
A year ago, my wife asked me what was so special about The Quad that I kept going without fail. I encouraged her to experience it herself. And now, she's addicted to The Quad! We are waiting for our son to turn 7 so that he can join QuadPlay, and become a complete Quad Family!Read more
I came to know about The Quad in 2012, couldn’t join then due to travel and other commitments but was following their journey online. So when The Quad started their Perungudi branch a couple of years back, I joined them immediately! Since then, its been an incredible journey.
The Quad is my daily dose of energy. The coaches are understanding and work with you patiently. Even though this is supposed to be group classes, they provide you individual attention, which is wonderful.
A year ago, my wife asked me what was so special about The Quad that I kept going without fail. I encouraged her to experience it herself. And now, she is also addicted to The Quad!
I am waiting for my son to turn 7, so that he could be part of QuadPlay, and then we will be a complete Quad Family 🙂
This is the first place I am looking forward to going every day. It rains, it pours and surprise, I don't want to take off. I come to a class full of enthusiasts. This must be the eighth wonder!Read more
I have been on the fitness journey for a few years now. I have worked out at a gym, learnt yoga under different schools, would have walked at least once around the world in terms of distance. And then, I read and hear about The Quad. I love learning and trying new things in life and this was one more I wanted to do. So I joined the Quad.
So what is the difference between the other forms of fitness and what I continue to learn at The Quad. So why do I love it and the love seems to be growing by the day? This is the first place where I am learning about the importance of our core… This is the first place I am looking forward to going every day. It rains, it pours and surprise, I don’t want to take off. I come to a class full of enthusiasts. This must be the eighth wonder…
This is the most fun form of exercise I have had.
I now understand that fitness and exercise continues outside the class… Form and safety are important. My pains and aches have vanished. I jump with an injured knee… Sometimes I forget, which knee is injured. I jump ropes, I run, I squat…. Wow! There is a surprise every day at class, no repetitions, no boredom. I have learnt now to expect the unexpected.
Coaches are awesome! They are very professional and inspire us and encourage us everyday. For the first time I talk less and work more. Going out of breath is a great feeling. In six months my fitness levels have improved slowly and steadily and I begin to wonder, when did I fall sick last?
There are many more firsts for me at The Quad.
I am very happy to be in this journey and feel safe with you guys. Thanks for being there for us. I truly wish that this will benefit a lot more people. I have never met the founders, I am happy that someone out there has taken the initiative to guide so many people towards better fitness.
Thank you so much Raj and Aravind.
Best wishes to you guys and my ever so awesome coaches!
"I used to have severe back pain. So severe that I needed support to get up from bed. But now, it’s been 4 years without a symptom for the same."Read more
I started training at The Quad in Jan 2014 at 86 kgs, and today not only do I weight 72 kgs (14 kgs lost), I am stronger, faster and just better at everything I do. Until Jan 2014, I’d never heard of the word burpee or even touched a kettlebell. Right from holding the bell, lifting it, training with proper technique and form, developing skill and transforming myself – everything was taught to me by the Quad Squad. No matter what, all they want for you is a effective, injury-free, progress focussed fitness journey. So they spend a lot of time fixing your form and teaching you the right way. You’ll never know where the cue comes from, as there is always someone watching you move.
I used to have severe back pain. So severe that I needed support to get up from bed. But now, it’s been 4 years without a symptom for the same. They focus on basics and working your major muscle groups first, whether it is the squat, deadlift, row or overhead presses. They focus on building a strong foundation for you to from strength to strength.
I’ve always trained at traditional gyms, but never received good guidance and support from trainers. At The Quad, that is the very essence of their training. I always have someone watching me, fixing my form, motivating me and guiding me towards achieving my goals with a smart and regimented training programme. They taught me to workout with a purpose. I set short term goals and worked towards it with the help of the Quad Squad – whether it was for my running, cycling, trekking or to build endurance. increase strength levels, work on advanced skills or just learning to eat clean, they had me covered!
As a fitness community, it’s just awesome to train as a group. We motivate each other, team up and smash workouts and train better to get better every single day. We are all bound by one interest – fitness. And that puts everything into perspective.
Special thanks to my Coach Raj Ganpath for all is advice, tips and guidance at the right time, and the structured training program which has helped me a lot not only in fitness, but to lead a happy and a healthy lifestyle. Few things keeps ringing in my ears during each and everything I do – The way Raj says – NEVER GIVE UP. FINISH STRONG. DON’T OVERTHINK IT.
Special thanks to Coach Bharathi Gnanadesigan as well. When I joined a 1-on-1 session with him to learn the Barbell Deadlift, he totally changed the way I think and train. Every single day, there was something new to learn from him. His approach and feedback was fantastic. From breathing technique and drills, to detailed stretching routines, to learning the art of engaging the right muscle groups, to practice and implement what I learnt – I gained a lot of confidence to work and move better in class. Those 8 training sessions with him totally changed the way train!
Today, I gain so much from this community. I began running and worked with runners like Soundarya and Harishankar on my skills, training plans and clocking miles. I compete in all challenges put out by The Quad and am able to progress really well. Whether it was winning the Endurance Challenge Title, in terms of progress and scores, or whether it was completing a marathon in 1 hour, 49 minutes and 26 seconds, every milestone I have achieved is because of The Quad and The Quad community.
Of everything I have ever done to improve my fitness, The Quad's BootCamp is by the far the most effective, enjoyable and rewarding!Read more
Of everything I have ever done to improve my fitness, The Quad’s BootCamp is by the far the most effective, enjoyable and rewarding! I now have reached a new level of fitness – and I’m still improving!
Best of all, The Quad’s BootCamp is never repetitive. You never know what is in store each morning until you start doing it.
With the constantly positive (yet firm) encouragement of Raj, Arvind and The Quad team you learn to dig deep and keep on going. Indeed, after each session you feel like you’ve really achieved something great.
I have been a member of a local gym for about 3 years but not getting the results I wanted because I was not the sort of person to push myself to achieve those results. My life is very busy, with our own business, 2 children, a busy social life and other commitments. It was very easy to make the excuses not to go the gym. I decided why pay for something and not use it, so quit the gym, I was on the lookout for something to do. When I heard about The Quad looking to start in Chennai, and was so happy to be part of their BootCamp from day 1.
I needed to be motivated and pushed to achieve my results. I also needed the “ME” time factor as well. My first session, I thought “Oh my God Girl, you are so unfit”. I could hardly make it around the burpee once and managed to struggle through 5 push ups. Now, a year later, I ran around kodai lake in 26mins, which was a personal triumph for myself, and now when I hear “Give me 40 burpees!” am like “Sure”. My fitness is improving all the time and the motivation not only comes from the great staff at Quad but from within me now, as I suppose I’ve realized I can do this and I can do whatever I set my mind to. Now there’s no stopping me. I am slowly losing my body fat and can see some toning happening which in itself is a pleasing moment.
My main aim when I joined Boot Camp was to lose weight and get fit. After only 4 weeks I dropped a dress size, gained heaps of energy. I have tried gyms, aerobics, walking and dieting but have always faced the problem of lack of motivation, no time, and get really bored. With The Quad’s BootCampTM it is at a time that is really convenient for me, there is heaps of motivation and encouragement, it is definitely not boring and is over and done with before you know it.
Sujata Vijay is an entrepreneur, who runs one of Chennai’s premier play schools, Bamboola. We are forever indebted to her as we started our very first centre outdoors in her school. She approached us and gave us an incredible start to this journey. She is an incredible powerhouse of boundless energy, enthusiasm and has gone on to achieve so much in terms of fitness over the past 6 years.
Ah! Ask me what the best thing I did in 2012 was and I will say The Quad. Ask me again about the best thing I’m doing in 2013 and I will say, but louder, The Quad... I lost 25 kgs in the first 6 months.Read more
Ask me the best thing I did in 2012 – I will say The Quad. Again, ask me what is the best thing I did in 2013 – I will say even louder – The Quad! It’s been a wonderful journey! Maybe I should be saying something about me first. I have always done things that I want to, no matter how much time it takes or how much pain I go through. But there was one thing that I was never able to do – lose weight. Basically I am a foodie. Me and my group of friends used to go around and eat all kinds of junk food and love it (who doesn’t?). Gaining weight was a concern but that didn’t really stop us. Every time my waist got bigger, I would sign up at a gym, or try aerobics, or join yoga or something. I tried everything out there but the fact is I didn’t even last a month at any of those places. So once I got back to Chennai for work, I realised that I had to fix this issue. Some random surfing and I ended up reading about The Quad on Facebook. Then, I called up [Coach] Raj and first thing he told me was to fix up a goal and then we can start working towards it. Not even for my résumé I had put so much time :p but well I came up with one goal finally – to be able to get into any cloth shop and get to have number of choices unlike 5 or 6 random colours kept for biggies like me.
First day was really scary because you have all the old batch making light work of the workout and on the other hand you are taken to a side for basic training and you will be observed even more closer than everyone else. Few days later [after your basic movement patterns are fixed], you join the regular class. One thing which I have to appreciate is everyday was a new day at The Quad. I would have got really bored if that was not there. New thing each day makes you feel good and you know that you are doing something really good. Coming back to the classes, each day progressed pretty well. 2 coaches and few interns made the classes really good. I have never heard of swings or burpees or ropes anywhere else. It was all there at The Quad and there was even more. Few months went on I started feeling good myself. Though I used to come late to class in the initial months, I never needed an alarm after a while. The Quad was always there in my mind.
A special mention to Raj. If you are reading this, Man YOU ROCK ! He trained me on form, the weights and gave me a great nutrition plan. Result is I lost 25 kgs in the first 6 months. Now wherever I go people ask me “what happened?? How have you lost so much weight ?? Crash dieting or something ??” I just say I am having proper nutrition. I literally troubled him [Coach Raj] every week with lot of questions right from having paneer to the proper shoes that I must wear for work out. He answered it all and encouraged me at every point of time. Raj I must say you are actually making a difference in people’s lives. That’s something really great. Needless to say Arvind helped me as well with my breathing techniques (while running) and sometimes waking me up before the class starts :p
Nutrition – ah man !!! This is the best thing about The Quad and I am sure everyone will realise it if they start practicing it !! I eat ghee dosa with boiled potato for breakfast – anyone dislikes it ? Yes that’s part of my diet 😀 hot ghee dosa and I am on diet :D. The Quad gives one hell of a nutrition plan which makes you stronger and healthier. It does go well for all ages and that’s the best part. Now I eat real food and I do have ice creams and pizzas once in a while but it is all part of the plan!
Today I feel really stronger and each day is really good. It is just 3 hours of workout every week and I don’t really know how one can feel stronger with so little (but intensive) workout. The Quad is fun-tastic. Lovely people, lovely coaches and you are working out in a play school. What more do you want! And hey i have to mention, last week I went clothes shopping and I had a boatload of choices :D. Indeed The Quad has redefined fitness and redefined me as well !!! I wish to be part of every subsequent BootCamp at The Quad!!!
Senthil Kumar Loganathan
The new moves, fun based approach to training, bonding with the teams, partnering approach - all helped me in keeping me motivated to get up at 4.15 am in the morning and attend the 5am class, regularly!Read more
Senthil Kumar Loganathan
I was referred to The Quad 2 years back by one of my colleagues. I was casually mentioning about my always present lower back pain when he suggested to try out The Quad to strengthen my core, as it had helped him a lot.
With absolutely no idea what he meant, I visited The Quad based on the way he described the experience. From my first visit, the professionalism amazed me. The way they took the inputs, evaluated me with some basic movements and then finally confirmed my spot with a friendly smile.
From day 1, it has been an exhilarating experience. The personal attention that we receive to correct our form, the constant hawk eye that catches us when we make mistakes, the subtle yet firm approach in fixing people individually, and most of all, the enthusiasm of all the coaches in encouraging us has been excellent. The gamification approach to training with explanation for the moves and why we should do it this way and most of all why we shouldn’t do it this way has really helped me in understanding the basics.
So much so, that when I came to The Quad, it was a with a specific objective of addressing my pain. Now it has completely changed to fitness and strength! The new moves, fun based approach to training, bonding with the teams, partnering approach – all helped me in keeping me motivated to get up at 4.15 am in the morning and attend the 5am class, regularly!
Overall it has been a great journey for me and has helped me transform my fitness and increase my confidence.
My best wishes to The Quad – hope you spread your wings far and wide!
The quality of strength training coaching done at The Quad is unparalleled. I have not heard of any gym where there is such a close supervision! I have already recommended The Quad to many people and would continue to do so strongly in the future!Read more
I joined The Quad’s BootCamp in April 2017. It has been a wonderful experience getting trained by their coaches. The most vital aspect that I’ve observed is how they customise solutions for every individual, no matter age, gender, physical conditions, pain etc.
The quality of strength training coaching done at The Quad is unparalleled. They lay huge emphasis on set-up and form, which is important to ensuring we get stronger without experiencing pain or an injury. I have not heard of any gym where there is such a close supervision, especially for kettlebell training. Makes us feel safe.
They taught me that fitness must be embraced as a way of life. The most wonderful thing that I’ve seen at The Quad is that while your strengths are encouraged and pushed, they also motivate you to work on your weaknesses. For example, I am not good at jump ropes. Following the inspiration from my coach, I have started practicing at home now and I’ve improved quite a lot!
All along, it has been a great learning experience. I have already recommended The Quad to many people and would continue to do so strongly in the future!