A test of endurance and resilience
For Bhas, the road to certification was not paved. Many Les Mills instructors enter this milieu, hailing from fitness backgrounds. A BODYCOMBAT instructor with martial arts training powers through the workout with aplomb. Many BODYATTACK instructors had their start in aerobics and hence find the acclimatisation easier.
“I really had to improve my physical fitness,” reveals Bhas. “I had to cut a percentage of my body fat as well as gain muscular strength. My core control was at its lowest. The execution of certain BODYATTACK movements requires superb core stability. That was my biggest challenge.”
Another thing Bhas had to cut was Indian cuisines. Five thousand years of celebratory heritage have blessed us with classics such as roti prata, tandoori chicken and masala dosa. All super tasty, all super high in fat and caloric content. “Sometimes my mom would get angry with me for not eating her home-cooked food, but she understands I have to be on a diet,” he says.
“But on cheat days, I do not hold back.”