Yasmin Karachiwala (one of India’s most respected fitness professionals) will launch her book along with co-author Zeena Dhalla titled “Sculpt and Shape: The Pilates Way” on the 22nd of August! The book aims at guiding readers on how to change the shape of their body by learning more about their posture and how improving it can even change the way they look.
Yasmin’s journey into the world of health and fitness actually began with her own discovery of her level of fitness over 22 years ago, and since it was love at first sight, this strong chica committed her entire professional life to promoting health, fitness and overall quality of life! Inspiring, right? Oh and get this. Yasmin is a mother of two! She finds the time to consistently practice what she preaches, and is extremely fit. Her entire intent is about not just looking good, but also ‘feeling’ good, in addition to of course being healthy and energetic. What more could you want?
Yasmin’s skills extend beyond just superficial exercises. She is the only BASI (Body Arts and Science International US) certified Pilates trainer in India, and specializes in Mat work as well as utilization of different machines (the Reformer, Cadallac, Core Align, Wunda chair etc). Cool, right?! At her studio – Body Image – Yasmin uses a variety of modalities and equipment for fitness training. Her focus is on individual assessments, and designing fitness programs highly customized for each member based on their requirements, goals, likes, dislikes, and make up (so she really has you covered!).
Yasmin’s personal training clientele includes Bollywood superstars such as Katrina Kaif, Kareena and Karishma Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Malaika Arora Khan, Ileana D’cruz, Bipasha Basu, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonam Kapoor, Imran Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Anita Raaj, Neha Dhupia, Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jesia amongst many, many others. She even trains cricketers Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Ajit Agarkar! This woman is a serious powerhouse! This is what Salman Khan & Malaika Arora Khan had to say about Yasmin:
‘Having witnessed Yasmin’s growth and commitment to health as a way of life for the past twenty years, I know that her book will help many more bodies believe that that’s the best place for a soul to live.’
– Salman Khan
‘Whatever I say about Yasmin will never be enough. She is one of the most dedicated, sincere, hard-working and affable people I know. Her knowledge about training, workouts, nutrition, etc. is so vast and precise. She makes going to the gym so much fun. She has truly changed the game. Thank you so much for introducing Pilates to me. It has changed my body and, more importantly, my life. You truly are an inspiration and we love you.’
– Malaika Arora Khan
If you’re a fitness lover or want to be seriously inspired – make sure you get your hands on a copy of “Sculpt and Shape: The Pilates Way”!