|Full Name: Shwetambari Shetty|
|Profession: Zumba master trainer and an entrepreneur|
|Age: 39 yrs|
|Birth Place: Kundapur, Mangaluru, India|
|Hometown: Kundapur, Mangaluru|
|Marital Status: Married|
|Husband: Vivek Chandran|
|Parents: Father: NA|
|Hobbies: Traveling, Reading|
|Qualification: Graduate in Commerce|
|Career, Awards & Recognition|
|Fitness Expert at Cure.Fit|
|Co-founder of The Tribe Fitness Club|
|More About Shwetambari Shetty|
Like a lot of other youngsters, Shwetambari came to Bengaluru from a small coastal town of Kundapur seeking an education and a job. Shwetambari started her career as a banker with HSBC. She was a client servicing manager and worked up the rungs to become a manager. After eight years into the corporate job, she took up a job at a fitness club where she was required to look into operations.
Shwetambari hails from a family of fitness and sports enthusiasts. Hence, she had always led an active life. She learnt contemporary dance to stay fit during her stint at HSBC,.She took up the job with the fitness club and that marked the beginning of her stellar career in fitness which is only seeing new highs with each passing day.
As a part of her job at the fitness club, she was required to take a Zumba certification class in October 2011. This was the time when Zumba was taking baby steps in India and not many knew about it. She was compelled to attend the instructor’s training program as she was young and fit. Little did she know that it was going to change her career.
Later, Shwetambari quit her job to get married. Post her wedding she spent three months doing nothing, as she found that more appealing than taking up a regular job. Her husband pushed her to make use of her Zumba certification.
At the same time, Shwetambari got in touch with a friend who was starting a pilates studio in Koramangala.She wanted Shwetambarito start conducting Zumba classes in her space. However, the beginning was not at all great. Her first classhad only one student It was a disaster, as Zumba is a group activity.
However, Shwetambari kept at it and gradually she had a room full of students. Her popularity grew by word of mouth.Soon she started receiving calls from eminent gyms and clubs around Bengaluru. For three years, she took three classes a day at different locations.
It all seemed perfect until she got a knee injury. Although the injury was not major, it did teach Shwetambari a very important lesson: She realized the side effects of overtraining, something one should never do. She was lucky to get away with a minor injury but these can turn into major concerns if not addressed in time. Shwetambari was advised complete bed rest for five months. During this break, she met fellow Zumba enthusiast Sudhir Kulkarni and together they decided to start a fitness club.
After a lot of market research, Shwetambari and her co-founder started The Tribe Fitness Club in March 2014. She has been into it since then and there has been no looking back. The Tribe has two other centres, one in Whitefield and the other inside the LinkedIn office at Global Techpark, Bengaluru. Shwetambari is country’s one among the five fittest women. She is also one of the only two Zumba master trainers in India.