Around the year 2000, I went to see Dr. Indira Nambiar, my family Gynecologist for a bad back problem. I had been advised spinal surgery by the orthopedician and was very apprehensive about that.
Through Dr. Indira Nambiar I was advised to meet with her daughter Dr. Sheela Nambiar who is a Gynecologist but also uses Fitness & Lifestyle along with her Gyn practice for her patients, teaching them specific exercises for specific problems, helping them lose weight with diet and exercise and so on.
For 14 years I had neglected my health so much so that my bed side table began to resemble a mini pharmacy – prescriptions, candy coloured pills, tubes of muscle relaxants, oils etc.
At my wits end, I finally fixed an appointment to see Dr. Sheela Nambiar with a huge pile of medical reports, X– rays and MRIs. That was the best decision I ever made. She went through my reports and explained in detail why I should lose weight before I went in for any further treatment, if at all (since by then I was actually thinking of going in for spinal surgery!). I was given extensive diet counselling and was asked to come to the hospital to start muscle strengthening exercises for my back and my abdomen/core. I have not looked back since then.
I joined Dr Nambiar’s program – Training For Life or TFL in 2014. We get to do floor aerobics, stepper sequences, yoga and weight training. The cardio choreography has improved my memory, balance and reflexes. The weight/strength training has strengthened my muscles. The HIIT is a real challenge and I love it. I am strong, healthy, flexible and energetic.
Dr Nambiar also conducts workshops on holistic living, the psychology behind exercise, diet, nutrition, positive psychology and a variety of hugely interesting topics. All of this is getting us to truly practice TRAINING FOR LIFE.
TFL has helped me to become a better version of myself! Ive lost weight, have no back pain (didn’t need the surgery after all), am in a much better mood most of the time and am loving life!
Thank you Dr. Nambiar for turning my life around. I would never have been able to make it this far without your guidance. You inspire me to challenge myself, to take that one more positive step forward every day.
– Aji Jayaprakash
Entrepreneur & Businesswoman