Expert Speak: Yasmin Karachiwala


Celebrity trainer Yasmin Karachiwala is one of the top experts in fitness and her client list includes Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha and model Waluscha D’Souza.

Her tailor made programs help clients achieve their targets in the shortest duration possible, so then who better to turn to for exercise tips. With miniskirts and shorts season around the corner, here are her tips on how to tone up your legs.


1.What are the 5 best workouts that can help tone up the legs in the shortest time frame?

Squats, lunges, cable butt blaster, step-ups and calf raises.

2.Any diet tips while focusing on toning up the legs?

Eat a balanced diet—each meal should consist of carbs, protein and fiber. Quinoa is a great grain to add to your diet. Drink lots of water. In the summer add more fruits and vegetable juices.

3.What are the activities one can incorporate into their daily life to tone up legs faster?

Climbing stairs, cycling, walking, running and skipping.

4.Which is your favourite workout gear brand? And what do you suggest a client wear to workout?

My favourite brand is Lululemon Athletica. Clients should wear comfortable clothes in which they can workout easily—the fabric should be stretchable and breathable.

5.What are the best plans that women can avail of at your gym, Body Image?

At Body Image, we suggest plans depending on each individual’s goals and fitness needs. Each program is designed in accordance to body type, weight, BMI, fitness levels and interest.

We offer weight training, functional training, TRX, BOSU, Rip Trainer, Swiss and medicine ball workouts, Powerbag workouts, Powerplate.

Our USP is Pilates on the mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Core Align, Step Barrel and Core Fitness Roller. For Cardio, we offer ATS (Altitude Training System), Techno Shape, Spinning, Zumba, Trampoline, the treadmill and elliptical.

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