While on one side we have regular working people who lament not finding enough time to exercise, we have on the other side super busy entrepreneurs who look fit as a fiddle.
If commitments and hectic schedule are what you blame for that couch potato look of yours, then it’s time you learn a thing or two from these fit entrepreneurs.
After all, a sound mind resides in a sound body.
1. Mukesh Bansal – Founder, Myntra
The Founder of online fashion retailer Myntra and Co-Founder of fitness startup CureFit is a huge fitness enthusiast himself. It is no wonder Mukesh Bansal begins his day early with a satisfactory workout routine.
I work out five to six times a week. I don’t enjoy a traditional gym since I feel old-fashioned bodybuilding is more for aesthetics
Mukesh doesn’t believe in traditional bodybuilding workouts. Hence his training is a combination of MMA, running, yoga and other varying fitness formats. He trains for an hour and a half in the morning and is more focused on holistic fitness and good health.
2. Shashank ND – Co-Founder, Practo
The excitement of running a startup made Shashank forget about his health during the initial days. However, a rigorous schedule and inability to adapt to it made him take up fitness as his forte.
I cannot compromise on fitness, especially when I am running a health startup
The CEO of Practo is into squash and running to keep him fit and raring to go all day long. Some of his squash training mates include startup founders like Bhavish Aggarwal (Founder, Ola Cabs). The decision to bring in fitness has been life altering for Shashank. He has lost around 27 kilos and has completed 10k, 12k and a couple of half-marathon races.
3. Naveen Tewari – Founder, InMobi
The founder of mobile advertising and discovery platform, InMobi was advocated of a work-life balance right from childhood. A basketball player once, Naveen has taken up cycling and running to keep himself fit and strike a perfect balance with work.
I usually run for five km or go to the gym. I then have chai and play cricket with my son Avin