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A tête-à-tête with Radhika Karle


 

Radhika understands that in today’s hectic yet sedentary lifestyle, it is very important to take time out to move your body. Ever since her bad fall which injured her lower back in 2005, Radhika has worked towards making Pilates the movement of choice for herself and many others. She is a strong believer in mind and body wellness and works extensively on incorporating the principles of Pilates with the Yoga’s yamas.

Radhika holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Texas Woman’s University, Houston. She has also done a fellowship in Adolescent and Sports Medicine which allowed her to work with professional and division 1 college-level athletes. She has been in the field of wellness for over 15 years practicing Pilates and nutrition.

Radhika returned to India 8 years ago and started Radhika’s Balanced Body - her nutrition, Pilates, and personal training studio in Mumbai.

 

What keeps you ‘Active’?

My work keeps me active! However, my personal activity of choice is running or swimming.

Please share a ritual that helps you re-center.

 PILATES! It is the ONLY form of movement where you cannot come to practice without your mind…it is a whole mind, body, and spirit exercise.

 

Guilty Pleasure?

Cheesecake…eeekkks…cannot believe I am confessing this! I loooooove cheesecake!

What do you love the most about what you do?

The healing that Pilates brings to the lives I touch. People who practice with my team and I come and tell us their amazing stories of healing and the activities they are now able to do, all thanks to Pilates! I love those stories and love that I can do that for people.

 

What inspires you?

My family – they never let me quit, they are constantly pushing me to do bigger and better, and support me unconditionally. I am where I am today because of them.

Three items on your work desk?

Copper water bottle, measuring tape (to check inch loss), and Pilates manuals.

Favorite travel spots?

Ohhhh…so, so, so many but top 3 would be Belize, Sitlakhet, and Sri Lanka.


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