Mickey Mehta's training transformed me into a winner: Anjana
Anjana Padmanabhan from Bangalore bagged the coveted title of Indian Idol Junior.
India's youngest champion and the winner of the first season of Indian Idol Junior received constant support and positive reaffirmation in this challenging competition from India's Leading Holistic Health Guru, Mickey Mehta, to help her become India's reigning and youngest singing sensation.
The young star attended Mickey Mehta's "Grow Taller" program aimed at making the juniors of today into heroes of tomorrow.
The top four contestants Anmol Jaswal (Jammu), Nirvesh Sudhanshubhai Dave (Ahmedabad), Debanjana Karmarkar (West Bengal) and Anjana Padmanabhan (Bangalore) put in their best at the Grand Finale and the competition came to a standstill as Amitabh Bachchan announced Anjana Padmanabhan as the winner.
Over the past few weeks, Mickey along with his team of experts had designed Grow Taller programs for each of the shows contestants, with the aim of facilitating the growth of the children's height with the support of specific exercises, nutritional advice, and lifestyle changes like - appropriate rest, deep breathing, meditation and time to time positive affirmations. This program not only guides you how to grow taller just in height but also teaches you to grow taller in stature with a good positive attitude, good thoughts, good words and good deeds.
Elucidating about the support received from Mickey Mehta, Anjana Padmanabhan said, "Mickey Sir with his great enthusiasm transformed us into extraordinary, vibrant, radiant and integrated wholesome individuals. The training helped me increase my confidence, grow tall, increasing focus, memory and attention span and pushed me every step of the way to achieve the title of Indian Idol Junior."
Mickey Mehta is a philosopher, a life coach, an author, a brand that has interwoven the philosophies of Zen, Tao, Tantra and Ved, and blended the disciplines of exercises such as calisthenics, functional training, boot camp, agility drills, tai chi, pilates, yoga, swimming etc. He promotes the healing systems of meditation and prayer science explicitly. Mickey is a revolutionary personality constantly re-inventing himself and redefining the concepts of Holistic Health and Wellness.
Mickey Mehta Conducts a Fun Filled Workshop to Shape the Contestants of Indian Idol Junior to Become Future Achievers
Mumbai, 29th July, 2013: India's leading Holistic Health Guru, Mickey Mehta has joined hands with Sony Television's Indian Idol Junior to become the official wellness coach. Mickey Mehta held a training session for the young contestants at his Babulnath centre. Over the past few weeks, Mickey along with his team of experts has designed Grow Tall programs for each of the shows contestants, with the aim of facilitating the growth of the children's height with the support of specific exercises, nutritional advice, sensible and effective supplementation, lifestyle changes like - appropriate rest, deep breathing, meditation and time to time positive affirmations.
The top eight contestants included Anmol Jaswal, Jammu, Nirvesh Sudhanshubhai Dave, Ahmedabad, Debanjana Karmarkar, West Bengal, Sonakshi Kar, Kolkata, Akash Sharma, Haryana, Anjana Padmanabhan, Bangalore, Priyam Borpatra Gohain, Assam, Sugandha Date, Maharashtra. This specially designed program, which is available across all of Mickey Mehta's 360° Gyms, has been researched and developed with scientific inputs by Mickey Mehta himself, along with leading physiotherapists, spine specialists, strength and conditioning experts and Ayurveda physicians.
Talking about the session Mickey Mehta said "It's an absolute pleasure to be given this opportunity to work with Sony Entertainment Television and Indian Idol Junior. I completely support the show's beliefs and salute them as they provide opportunities and create a platform for so many talented individuals like these kids to showcase themselves. I could not wait to go back and train this immensely talented group, their enthusiasm and positivity will definitely make them future achievers and I wish them all the love and support."
About Mickey Mehta: He is a philosopher, a life coach, an author, a brand that has interwoven the philosophies of Zen, Tao, Tantra and Ved, and blended the disciplines of exercises such as calisthenics, functional training, boot camp, agility drills, tai chi, pilates, yoga, swimming etc. He promotes the healing systems of meditation and prayer science explicitly. Mickey is a revolutionary personality constantly re-inventing himself and redefining the concepts of Holistic Health and Wellness.
Jr idols' day out with trainer Mickey
Mumbai: Top eight contestants of the Indian Idol Junior recently underwent a fitness training under India's well known fitness expert, Mickey Mehta.
The fitness programme was especially designed by Mickey's team to help children grow tall as well as help them keep their vocal qualities entact. The regime was a mix of deep breathing, meditation and various asans.
The top eight contestants included Anmol Jaswal (Jammu), Nirvesh Sudhanshubhai Dave (Ahmedabad), Debanjana Karmarkar (West Bengal), Sonakshi Kar (Kolkata), Akash Sharma (Haryana), Anjana Padmanabhan (Bangalore), Priyam Borpatra Gohain (Assam) and Sugandha Date (Maharashtra)
Apart from fitness tips, Mickey Mehta also gave his best wishes to all the contestants on the show.
The show is judged by singer Shreya Ghoshal, music composer Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani.
Kids learn 'big' lesson in Mickey's workshop
They might not have gone home taller but the 20 lucky kids who attended holistic health guru Mickey Mehta's 'Grow Taller Workshop' on Sunday at his Babulnath gym in association with MiD DAY, truly enjoyed the experience.
This was what the workshop, a part of Mickey's ‘Swast Mumbai Mast Mumbai' campaign for MiD DAY, aspired to do. It gave the young participants a new and big perspective of life. The youngest participant was a five-year-old boy and the oldest a girl of 18 years. With their parents watching them keenly, these participants and the others joined an energetic Mickey in specialised exercises to stimulate height.
These included wall climbing, imaginary swimming and breathing exercises to achieve focus and concentration. There was Yoga for posture correction. They also did a session of pranayam and gave 100 per cent to the exercises.
Mickey interacted with the parents and advised them to encourage their children to play outdoors. He advised the parents to be patient with their kids even when they fail, as failures are a learning experience for them.
Certificates were distributed to Vihit Shah, Asra Vaid and Madni Vaid who successfully completed the Mickey Mehta Grow Taller programme that was held earlier. They achieved a two cm height growth in two months.
Wellbeing from a different light
Braille book Garbh Gyan by Mickey Mehta, which is written in Hindi, is a boon for visually challenged pregnant mothers
In order to spread his knowledge about holistic living among the visually challenged, fitness expert Mickey Mehta recently released Garbh Gyan, which he claims is the first book in the world in Hindi language, written in Braille.
"The fact that the visually impaired have no access to a lot of information on the Web or regular books, prompted me to write this book. Also, when visually impaired women get pregnant and are beginning a new life, they didn't have books or guides with necessary information that they would need at the time," says Mehta, who has been a health guru for over 25 years now.
The book was released at the National Association for the Blind (NAB), Worli on January 4 as the day was Louis Braille's (the inventor of Braille) birth anniversary. Presently, one can procure copies from NAB, but it will be available online soon, free of cost on Mehta's website.
The book talks about the principles of Ayurveda and nutrition. It also stresses on the importance of sunshine, fresh air, appropriate exercise and optimism in life. For pregnant women, it has tips like how fruits, nuts, dry fruits and herbs provide nourishment. The book also mentions dos and don'ts for lactating mothers.
"Writing the book wasn't easy. The challenge was that we needed to write in appropriate context without leaving the gravity and meaning of the book and its purpose," recalls Mehta, who has trained celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra, Aamir Khan, Bipasha Basu and Lara Dutta.
Mehta plans to create an audio CD of the book and get his Braille book translated in many other Indian languages. "Also, the National Association for the Blind will get support to learn yoga, vitality and do yoga exercises with a lady trainer from my gym, along with a nutritionist who will visit them, periodically, to inspect their cooking habits and educate them," informs Mehta.
Garbh Gyan, Mickey Mehta. Available for free at National Association of Blind, Worli
Mickey Mehta's Tips for teens
MORE and more teenagers are hitting the gym with a vengeance. There is an increasing consciousness of an acceptable image in the society. The boom of reality TV shows and the desire to make it big also boosts the gym-going tendency. Therefore, it becomes necessary to make the teens aware of the pitfalls and the options available to them.
India's leading holistic health guru, Mickey Mehta says, "Teens and their obsession for unrealistic fitness goals, size-zero figures (Read More)
Mickey Mehta: There is no strict fitness schedule or regime that I follow
Fitness guru Mickey Mehta asks, how does a fitness instructor keep fit? Does he follow his own teachings or does he give it a skip? I believe one has to lead by example. Holistic health happens to be my business and is also my passion. Hence, I have interwoven the ideologies, philosophies and essence of Yoga, Vedas, Ayurveda, Zen, Tao etc and I use these applications to help heal and transform lives and lifestyles for the better. My prime objective is to liberate the human society from diseases, ailments and traumas and to fill their life with love, peace and harmony.
Health is nothing but organic wellness. Sound health allows one to fine-tune with one's natural inner biorhythms and the outside environment, to enjoy a perfect balance of energies, which indirectly help to bring about good health and general wellbeing.
I incorporate in my lifestyle intelligent food habits; conscious breathing, productive physical activity, meditation, prayers, rest and relaxation which are the best... Read More http://www.timeswellness.com/article/32/20100706201007061642585555ea89a1
You can be your own bodyguard
Mickey Mehta on how to stay fit and heal oneself
India's leading holistic health guru Mickey Mehta says each individual can be his own bodyguard. "If you follow a complete wellness lifestyle by eating, sleeping and exercising well you can heal and strengthen yourself. With prayer, breathing right, a positive attitude, creative thoughts and responsible behaviour, you can improve immunity and become your own bodyguard," says Mickey, who has a good following among health and fitness enthusiasts and some leading B-Town stars.
Incidentally, in the film Bodyguard, Salman Khan used Milon, the exclusive circuit training luxury fitness equipment from Germany, of which Mickey is the brand ambassador.
Mickey, meanwhile, is also busy with his recently launched Heal The World initiative online, where he urges people to reach out to and make some less fortunate person's day. "Once you have healed yourself, you can heal the world. It could be with a biscuit packet to a beggar at a signal, it could be with ration, education, medical aid or clothes to people who work for you, it could be just a smile to a distressed stranger and a 'thank-you' hug to your own domestic staff."
INDIA'S TWO BEST BODYGUARDS! Mickey Mehta and Salman Khan
Going strong at 60
Age is no longer a factor as senior citizens go all out to stay healthy and look fit, says Shreya Shukla
It's the defining age - 60. And people past this milestone can have vastly divergent perspectives: one suggests that the best part of life is over and it's time to take the backseat. Another brighter perspective, looks forward to a brand new chapter in a very fit way. The rush of a mad 9-to-5 routine may be firmly behind them but the best is yet to come.
And to gainfully use spare time post-retirement, many are turning to keeping fit as fiddles. No surprise then, that the gym is no longer a place where only 20-, 30- or 40-year-olds pump iron and sweat it out. Now those in their 60s, 70s, and at times, even their 80s, are determinedly making their way to top-class gyms to keep those joints well-oiled and the body toned.
"An increasing number of senior citizens have been hitting the gym recently,'' says Leena Mogre, director, Leena Mogre's Fitness, Mumbai. Agrees Rahul Narang, personal trainer and owner of Olympia Gym in Delhi: "The number of 60-plus people frequenting gyms is on the increase.'' He now has about 25 senior citizens working out in Olympia.
According to Sumana Dutta Burman, fitness expert, Karma Gym in Calcutta, working out regularly helps raise the metabolic rate and improves bone density. "Training keeps the metabolic clock ticking," says Burman. Preetom Mukherjee Roy, fitness and nutrition advisor at Gold's Gym, Alipore, adds that the basic goal for most senior citizens is to maintain or improve their hand-eye coordination, flexibility and muscular strength.
The first step, is designing a personalised fitness programme based on the client's medical history. While Mogre's gyms test everything from respiratory capacity to muscle endurance and flexibility, others maintain a record of client ailments. Anwar Wahhab, strength coach and owner of Awe Fitness, Calcutta, puts his clients through a structural balance test which has simple tests like standing on one leg while he observes the side on which they lean once they lose their balance. This reveals weak areas that need work.
Roy eases clients into a fitness schedule. For the first two to four weeks they do 10-15 minutes of cardio on the treadmill or recumbent bike (which has back support), one set each of exercises such as leg press and chest press with light weights, freehand exercises, and stretching. The workout then gets intense with cardio for 25-30 minutes and three sets of each exercise.
"For muscles, you either use them or lose them," says Narang. He recommends a 45-minute workout, three days a week, for senior citizens. He makes beginners do circuit training, which targets all muscle groups, stretches and flexibility exercises. After a month, they concentrate on one muscle group a day with 12 sets instead of two or three.
On the other hand, for the first six to eight weeks, Wahhab's clients do full-body workouts with resistance bands, improving balance and muscle co-ordination. He slowly raises the resistance of the band. In the next 12 weeks, the band is used for warm-ups, while the person works out with light kettlebells and barbells.
While Wahhab recommends a 20- to 30-minute workout three days a week, Burman believes it shouldn't exceed 45 minutes, three to five times a week. She targets the problem areas first, putting people with knee, shoulder or back problems through "rehabs" strengthening muscles. The knee rehab, for example, exercises the joint with a cable crossover machine. Strength training is next. A key part of these workouts is flexibility training, which helps joint and muscle flexibility.
"Nothing beats yoga and swimming for senior citizens," says fitness expert Mickey Mehta, who uses the Surya Namaskar and asanas like Bhujang Asana and Hal Asana. Stretching, with 20 repetitions each of forward, backward, side bending and twisting, is also part of the one hour workout, six days a week, that he recommends. According to Mehta, regular oil massages help circulation while passively increasing the metabolic rate and improving flexibility.
So, what keeps people over 60 motivated to train regularly? Narang believes regular exercise results in an overall sense of wellbeing that prevents them from quitting the gym. Burman, credits their motivation to the adrenaline and "happy hormones" released during workouts.
While Mogre believes that people hit the gym to look good, irrespective of their age, Roy believes that in India fitness still tops the priority chart for the elderly. But since regular workouts also act as an anti-ageing agent, who's complaining?
'Follow your heart for a good career option'
Mickey Mehta relives his days as a collegian, while advising youngsters to choose their careers wisely
I always found studies grueling. I attended two colleges; that is Siddharth and Narsee Monjee. I took up Commerce but despite my penchant for figures I was bad with accounts. Both colleges were well-known for their academic standard. The ambience in both the colleges was very studious and high profile. The students were academic and intelligent types and the other extreme there were high society stylish boys and girls and since I was from a typically middle class family I had a complex. Also I was a little nervous because when I changed from Siddharth college to NM college. It was a big culture shock for me.
My friends' circle was pretty boisterous and mischievous group. We were always going for movies and having a lot of outings and fun. Our favorite haunt was Rasraj Hotel at Parle. I used to just love their vegetarian pulav and dal fry. As a matter of fact it used to be my staple lunch. Perhaps you are wondering why I preferred dal fry? You will be surprised to know that with regards to my food habits, I prefer vegetarianism and I enjoy natural, wholesome and seasonal foods. I am a teetotaler. Shocked, are you? I keep away totally from alcohol, smoking and processed foods. Do you know that all these three elements are known to be harmful and bad for health.
I hardly attended college as I was always in canteen playing pranks with others. To be very honest I used to ogle at beautiful girls. My most embarrassing moment was when the principal called for my father and I took my cousin (sister) and dealt with the situation and thereafter when the situation could not be curtailed I had to take my father and you can imagine the situation I was in.
Studies did not interest me much. I am more of an outdoor and fitness type of person. I liked activity very much. These things interested me a lot. I loved the outdoors, and anything connected with physical fitness.
Today students concentrate so much on their studies and not on their complete all round development. They are always running from one class to the other because there is so much of competition. Everyone focuses only on studies and I can understand their plight and situation. Our entire social and work front focuses only on studies. Today, students have no time for extracurricular activities. These activities also play a very important role in shaping the personality of the individual.
Today, students are far more stressed out. They face so much of pressure from all sides – their families, teachers and professors, society at large. They do not have a vent for their stress. They need to exert their energy too and let out steam by indulging in sports and other hobbies, for which they hardly have any time.
They should also think of other options rather than the usual courses offered by colleges. There are many other fields waiting to be explored. Career options should be much wider. It is important to pursue a career in a field that you like rather than what is fashionable. I am glad I followed my likings.
One has to keep one's options open. Look at other career options. The system is very mean to those who are not interested in studies. One has to be strong and pursue your goal. Today things are changing a lot. There are many morecareer options. Look at what you like to do and train in that field. Back then when I was in college hardly anyone thought of a career as a fitness expert. Today my profession is the in-thing.
Besides college I pursued several other activities like a Black Belt in karate, yoga nutrition and dietician's course,naturopathy, massage therapy courses etc. These studies have stood me in good stead and have come very handy to me as a fitness trainer. Holistic health happens to be my business and is also my passion. Hence, I have connected all the ideologies, philosophies and teachings of various branches of Yoga, Vedas, Ayurveda, Zen, Tao etc and use them to heal and transform lives and lifestyles for the better. My prime objective is to fill peoples' lives with love and peace. Despite the fact that I was not very good in academics, I thank God for my success.
(As told to Monarose Sheila Pereira, courtesy Afternoon Despatch & Courier, March 30, 2011)
17.5 minutes to super fitness: 'milon' to re-define fitness culture in India
milon, Germany's #1 Fitness Brand, today announced the appointment of Wellness cult figure - Mickey Mehta as its Brand Ambassador for India. milon will be India's first premium and luxury fitness brand that promises to offer 30 percent more effective results in just 17.5 minutes with its easy to use, safe and time efficient circuit training model.
Available for experience only to the top elite in India, this super premium wellness system is set to change the way people work out in India. milon will be exclusively marketed by India's leading sports goods manufacturer and exporter STAG International.
Announcing Mickey Mehta as milon's ambassador for India, Mr. Rajiv Chadha, Managing Director, STAG Distribution said "The milon brand stands for qualities of innovation, advanced technology, holistic fitness and excellence in performance. Epitomizing the same outlook to fitness and well-being, Mickey Mehta too believes in holistic health and thus was a perfect choice for our brand in India. His depth of work in the fitness domain has made him a much respected health philosopher and counsellor today. We are indeed very proud and privileged to have him as our Brand Ambassador".
While milon brings a new body and mind to wellness in India, Mickey Mehta adds soul to the brand. Mickey Mehta is known as India's leading Holistic Health Guru for over 25 years with a successful 13 years old association with Femina Miss India. He is a philosopher and life coach to some of the leading industrialists, models and Bollywood stars. Mickey Mehta also has his own popular DVD called 'Metamorphise- a wellness workout' and is also a renowned author. A brand - an institution personified, Mickey Mehta runs several gyms under the name 360 Degree and has been associated with various popular shows and events like Grasim Mr. India, Channel V - Get Gorgeous, Fame Gurukul on Sony Entertainment Television Channel, Zoom Style Guru among others. Mickey with his truly radical personality has re-invented the concepts of Holistic Health and Wellness. http://www.mickeymehtahbf.com
Talking about his association with milon, Mickey Mehta said, "It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of the milon family in India. The brand's commitment to provide effective results in a time efficient and safe manner has taken the exercising concept to newer heights. I have always associated myself with brands that I truly believe echo the sentiment of holistic wellness and milon is no exception with its advanced training systems that assures guaranteed fitness and wellness in just 17.5 minutes on its circuit."
Entering the Indian market with a view to redefine the concept of fitness and wellness, the milon circuit is a scientific and intelligent training system based on the most advanced technology of electronically controlled resistance. Using superior innovation and technologies such as Electronic Resistance, Fully automated machines, Smart Memory Card and many more milon will challenge and improve upon all traditional fitness equipments and concepts available. Being the pioneers in providing electronically controlled training systems and use of smart memory cards, milon's greatest achievement to date has undoubtedly been the development of a fully automatic memory function. The experience on the milon circuit will be like that of an astronaut on a space shuttle - exclusive & out of the world experience.
milon fitness equipment has been designed to automatically switch to the appropriate settings based on the user's physical profile and personal exercise programme, as soon as the smart card is inserted. The brand's three innovative developments- the smart card, the electronics and the memory function combined in a space-saving circuit concept are unique in the world.
milon is all geared up to launch its innovative and advanced circuit training equipment in India by the second week of March'11.
milon believes in 'Smart training begins in the mind' and started with this thought to make fitness equipment safer, more comfortable and more effective back in 1986. milon (in those days under its original name miha) was the first provider of electronically controlled training systems and were among the pioneers in Europe to use smart cards. Another major asset of milon is the practice-oriented consulting. Milon is not merely an equipment manufacturer but equally a solution provider for the health market. This approach has firmly established the company in the industry. In the German speaking territory, milon has a market share of about 30 percent of training equipment sales. In the sector of smart card controlled equipment, milon is the market leader. Milon has a sales presence in 17 foreign countries based on their own distribution organization. It is the milon circuit which creates growing interest internationally since there is no comparable training system existing at present. http://www.uk.milon.com
About STAG International
A history of over 75 years, serving more than 152 countries, STAG is India's leading manufacturer, supplier and exporter of Sports Goods and Equipment. The most "Exported" brand of sports goods from India, STAG has the highest exports of Table Tennis equipment and is amongst the top 10 Exporters of Sports Goods from India. A leader in the table tennis table market, approved by ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation), STAG has an unmatched global exposure and experience to represent leading International Sports and Fitness brands for the Indian Market. STAG will bring international innovative brands like milon-Germany's # 1 Fitness brand based on circuit training, Tunturi (European market leader in Fitness - Personal / Commercial Use) and Victor - a global leader in badminton to India this year. STAG also has association with some of the esteemed people of the sports fraternity: Mr. Peter Karlsson, 5 Times World Table Tennis Champion and European Champion and Mr. Kamlesh Mehta, Arjuna Awardee and Olympian National Coach & Selector as the Brand Ambassadors. http://www.stag.in/sports.html
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Flab to fab
Kanika Maheshwari wanted to start the year with a healthy and toned body. Mickey Mehta gave her tips on how to stick to her resolution
Twenty six-year-old Kanika Maheshwari has a very busy schedule. Juggling between various clients and meetings, this public relations executive has no time to exercise or have a proper meal, which has led to weight gain over time. She mailed us her resolution to lose weight and have a fitter body this year. We took her to holistic health guru, Mickey Mehta.
When we reached Mickey's Hughes Road gym, he welcomed us warmly. Before he could ask what she was looking for, Kanika said, "I wish to lose my flab and look good. I end up eating out often, which is not very healthy." After quizzing Kanika about her daily schedule, Mickey assured her, "We're going to help you address it in a natural way." He said he was going to offer her a holistic program, complete with a diet plan, breathing exercises and workouts. Kanika was delighted. Apart from cardio, he recommended a daily session of power yoga.
After evaluating her diet and meal timings, Mickey said, "You need to lose at least 10 kgs and tone up a lot. Apart from regular gymming, you need to do lot of stretching, breathing exercises and Surya Namaskars. Try working out in the morning when your body is rested." Kanika asked if she is supposed to eat anything before exercising and Mickey replied, "Have a few raisins or a few slices of an orange, nothing more."
For someone who cannot do without tea in the morning, this seemed like a tough diktat. Mickey advised, "Try green tea and if it is too bland, add ginger and pepper. Have your last meal by 7 pm and stay away from diet aerated drinks. They contain high amounts of acid and caffeine which does no good to your body." Kanika's face fell on hearing that (she's an addict).
Kanika enquired about the diet that she would need to follow. Mickey replied, "Include a lot of vegetable juices, green tea,fruits, nuts and sprouts."
Before the session ended, Mickey added, "If you are sincere, you will lose weight in three months and have a fitter body." The look on Kanika's face said she was looking forward to the new year.
TIPS » Keep your body hydrated » Drink 1-2 glasses of fresh vegetable juices daily » Sleep for at least 7- 8 hours » Include plenty of raw vegetables, greens and fruits »Have dinner by 7pm » Have fruits whenever hungry »Include some form of physical activity in your daily routine
As he gives her diet tips, Mickey Mehta is amused by Kanika's addiction to aerated drinks