I have benefitted from Vani’s counsel as a Foot and Gait Analyst and Rehab Specialist. I approached her for a gait analysis early into my (then) new-found passion – running. Her insights and recommendations have helped me both improve my running efficiency and stay injury-free. Vani’s emphasis on things to do/avoid outside of the time actually spent running are just as relevant – whether guiding runners through warm-up and cool-down stretches, recovery (foam rolling etc.), the importance of clean nutrition or the primacy of rest as part of a balanced fitness program. Vani’s work ethic deserves a special mention. I was looking to replace my running shoe and requested her for a recommendation. She gave me parameters to look for when making a choice and displayed no vested interest in recommending one brand over another. Vani’s experience evidently comes from deep subject-matter expertise. I am confident that people will benefit from a fitter, healthier existence with her guidance.
Group Controller – Microsoft India
” A good trainer is one who listens carefully, designs an appropriate exercise program and continuously tweaks it basis feedback from the client. Vani does all that and more !! Not only does she possess the skill and knowledge required by an all round fitness trainer, she continuously asks for feedback and is fully engaged in helping her client achieve their fitness goals. Her ability to work around ones limitations puts her in a different league of trainers in India. “
Country Head – OCP S.A
” I found Vani an extremely approachable person. She first understands what the issue is, thinks it through and comes up with solution to resolve health issues. I found her solutions to be practical and easily adaptable. She is very non judgmental and also gives well researched tips to work on ourselves. “
Research Consultant – Collected Intelligence
” Vani is one of the most diligent and confident professionals I have worked with. Loaded with loads of gyaan, she is very clear in her thought process and vision for life. Superb motivator and an excellent trainer. “
Brand Manager – Reebok
” Vani is an expert inspector with an in-depth knowledge coupled with great trainer qualities. One year of working out with Vani had really help me step up my fitness a notch higher. “
Public Affairs & Communication – Promote DATRI ( India’s largest Blood Stem Cell Registry )
I consulted Vani when I had an extremely bad back sprain. In my visit, Vani spent time to understand the condition of my muscles, stretchability of various joints and patiently explained to me some exercises to help resolve the issue. I remember she helped me remember them by summarising them and when I still told her I am not sure if I will remember them, she sent me a detailed email explaining step by step each of the exercises she has asked me to do. They were so effective that within a week, my back was back to normal. I had a similar recurrence recently and because I had that email handy, I was able to self cure myself. I find Vani's understanding of the human body very impressive and really appreciate her articles on LinkedIn which are very well researched as well. Highly recommend her to anyone. Totally worth your time and money!
Founder – Life Beyond Motherhood
” In 2013 I was diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis and was advised physiotherapy; that is when I started an exercise program under Vani, who had been recommended by a friend. Vani started with familiarising herself with my symptoms and the nature of my ailment, after which she put together an exercise program designed not just to tone up my muscles, but to activate my neural pathways and create new ones where required, focussing on the parts of my body most affected. Her training proved effective with visible results particularly in energising joints and limbs earlier incapable of movement. I enjoyed working with Vani, as each session was more of a team effort rather than a formal therapist – patient relationship, and she was always responsive to my inputs and observations, and quick to tweak the program as necessary. Unfortunately, after just a year I needed to leave the NCR and so could not continue the program. I wish her all success in future. “
Business Leader – Honeywell Aerospace
” Fitness is perhaps the most loosely used term among fitness seekers. While I have actively pursued sports and involved in exercise routines, only after training under Vani, realised how a great trainer can influence & make one accomplish the holistic fitness. Vani’s knowledge of various disciplines of physical fitness and her ability to carve out customised programs for each individual, helps one interweave fitness to mental happiness and and connect with natural sources of energies. Her general awareness and ability to connect and communicate with every participant, makes it easier for one to learn and stay focused. Its always fun to work out with her, both in individual classes and in a group, not only in a studio but also outdoors. I wish her all the success for her “Body in Motion”, admire reading her regular blogs. To me, Vani is certainly the best and the most accomplished trainer I have come across.
best wishes always. “
Chief Strategy Officer – M1Xchange
” I found Vani very dedicated to her clients towards their workout needs. She customises the exercise routines as per the need of the client and carefully monitors their developmental journey. She helps clients to avoid any injuries and motivates them to achieve more. Its not just a workout but a lifestyle and thought process that she tries to encourage in her clients. I would like to recommend people to reach out to her and achieve the desired benefits. “
” Thanks to Vani – I understood what fitness really meant!!
From educating me on the right technique, correcting my posture and guiding me on the right eating habits – training with Vani has been one of the best experiences. I still follow all the advice and exercise rigour 🙂 Absolutely fabulous in her field of expertise. “
Public Affairs Manager – Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd
I can’t even put a number on the years I have known you... but for all those years you have come across as one of the most caring, courageuous, perceptive, won’t take nonsense even for a minute and a decisive woman with and a go-getter attitude. Despite the various hurdles (known to me and other unknown to me, you don’t ever talk about them too much) you have risen above all, adapted yourself and achieved whatever you set your mind to. From being a classical dancer, to blogging, to being a rehab trainer, to being a corporate coach, to being an ace runner, to Mohiniyattam and now a Caner exercise specialist………you are a total inspiration!! Having personally trained with you for quite a few years, I am thankful and appreciative of the detailed understanding you have of each body type, body form and body functions. The slow and steady pace of exercise you promote converted me from a zero exercise person to one who feels a big void on missing exercise. It has become a way of life for me – a healthy life! As you said in one of your posts, “Of all the things I can be, I seek to be free. Free to reach out to life, with my hands thrown open reaching up to the sky, as much as with hands folded down on my knees “, you are every bit of this and more ! Lots of Love…
” Vani is of course, an amazing trainer and fitness consultant. What remains possibly unseen, is a huge amount of empathy, depth of knowledge and willingness to help. I have been on expedition with her in remote Zanskar where she unhesitatingly jumped in to help with an emergency; sought help on an adventure challenge where she delivered emphatically as well. Vani embodies what she does, and represents a culture that is difficult to emulate without the skills she effortlessly shares. “
Founder – Aquaterra Adventures
” I must thank you for your guidance and valuable advice. I also remember what I read somewhere which I find apt to mention here. It says, “whenever you find a person who is thorough in his knowledge and details, look deeper, you will find a very good student and he remains so at whatever stage of life.” I would only add that you must have definitely been a very good student. “
Colonel – Indian Army
” Completed 10K and appreciate vani for the wonderful gait analysis “
” Superb analysis by vani@ she suggested me how I can improve my running.. Hats off to her Patience..love to meet u again n again “
Visited get active expo of scmm 2017 on 7th alongwith my friend Dr Shahu Patil. We are welcome on Reebok shoe stall and Shahu is inclined to get foot analysis by Vani B Pahwa. Firstly I thought it might be a marketing glimmick, sheer waste of time. But within 5 min she analysed and the way she explained the analysis to Shahu, I was impressed and done my own foot analysis from her. She showed me the clear picture of my foot strike, suggest remedy and cross training. Vani is doing everybody's foot very passionately and having a mastery over the subject. She opened my eyes and now I firmly believe that to became better and injury free runner- Foot and Gait analysis is must.
” Thanks a ton Vani for the insightful workshop in Noida. You sure shook us and busted a truckload of myths ! We’ve been doing those stretches wrong all along ! But hopefully we’re better informed now , will work on your tips. Hope to meet you more often. On behalf of all us , thanks again! “
” Working out with u was not only exercising in right direction but also interesting as every time I visited u , it was a new work out plan for me. U focused n targeted my problem areas which no other instructor in any gym could do. In fact I had given up that I d ever loose those stub urn inches but I did with u . Thanks a lot I’d always love to work out with u. “
” Thanks a ton Vani for the amazing session today.. Hats off to you for making us understand the concept of going Barefoot.. Looking forward to many more such sessions to come “
” The trigger point release did wonders today . I still am trying to believe that the pain settled without alprex . And that too in one day “
My daughter Ekta, wife Kusum and myself met Vani at the Mirchi Get Active Expo in Bangalore. We spent a lot of time with her to understand on how to improve our Running and Fitness Level. She has a very simplistic way of analysing, which we believe will help us meet both our Fitness and Wellness Goals. We are thankful to her for spending her valuable time with us.
” Ok so I wana share a success story – my mom has been struggling with her ‘Indian figure’ since the birth of her kids …( yes blames us till date ) so I introduced her to the ‘vani way of life ‘ and with just the daily loses she has managed a decent 3 inch loss on the hips ….. Vani I’m warning u – were in for life ! Ha ha “
” The short foot exercises under vani Pahwa guidance have really helped my stability. Am able to distribute my weight properly on my entire feet. Earlier it was centered on my toes. I can feel the strengthening and engagement of pelvic and core muscles . It has helped relieve the pressure from my spine and knees and has massively improved my posture “
” What an amazing class on yoga today really enjoyed it ….ur the best , I so recommend any fitness enthusiast to experience a session with u……. “