Most people don’t usually associate the word ‘Lab’ with fitness. Then again, most people haven’t met the duo Kiran Raghunath and Raj Gowda, and their merry band of trainers. Young, dynamic and unconventional to the hilt, this group of fitness-crazed individuals is taking Bangalore by storm and this is their story!


What: FitLab

What To Watch Out For:

  • Fitness programs customized for health clubs, corporates and communities.
  • Some of the best fitness instructors in the industry.
  • The in-house FitLab Group Instructor Course or FGIC.

The Story

Sometime around 2015, while group fitness was picking up the pace in Bangalore, Kiran Raghunath and Raj Gowda noticed that the sector wasn’t organized and the majority of the gigs were handled by freelancers. Sensing a business opportunity, the duo set up their own venture with an aim of bringing a professional setup into group fitness and thus, FitLab was born.

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The name itself was chosen after both the founders thought of giving their venture a name that stands true to what the foundation is all about – a laboratory where these fitness pros incessantly work towards bringing forth the best of the workout forms to their clients. Just like any other laboratory, FitLab’s ‘fitness scientists’ innovate new techniques and constantly study  the latest trends to devise something that not only is interesting, but also what people look forward to during their time in the gym. Today, FitLab provides a standardized fitness program which includes top quality trainers, high-quality workouts, and scientifically designed workout methods as per the client’s requirements.

Involving a dedicated and passionate staff who absolutely love what they do, FitLab is not just another service provider in the fitness industry. Standing by their motto, ‘YOU GROW, WE GROW’, the team firmly believes that their own growth lies in the growth of the members who they train. Always putting the client’s requirements ahead of everything else, it’s no wonder that FitLab has carved a niche for itself in less than 3 years!

Apart from the fitness instructors, FitLab has a whole corp of people at the backend who put their heart into managing the partner clubs. Available 24*7 to all the clients, the team takes pride in the fact that they go the extra mile when it comes to stand by their client for any support!

But not just the client, FitLab also invests a lot of time and effort on the growth of its own corp of instructors. They run their own in-house academy which conduct  a course called FitLab Group Instructor Course or FGIC. Run by an extremely talented team of trainers and educators, this course is an excellent gateway for any newbie who wants to carve out a future in India’s growing fitness industry!

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FitLab is also associated with international brands like Les Mills, TRX, and Pilates through whom they have built a network with master trainers across the globe. Not only does this mean more exposure for their own instructors and trainers, this also enriches the customer experience as the FitLab trainers are constantly exposed to industry best practices which they infuse in their training programs.

The Future

After having set the ball rolling in Bangalore, there’s no looking back for the FitLab team! In fact, there are plans to expand to Mysore and Chikmagalur. Besides the expansion plans of their locations, FitLab is also looking at growing itself in terms of the offerings. In fact, at the writing this piece, the FitLab Academy is already busy setting up courses for different genres while giving more variety to instructors. They also plan on setting up a digital platform sometime this year.

About The Founders

Both Kiran Raghunath and Raj Gowda are renowned names in the fitness industry. With over 12 years of experience each in the industry, they hold several international certifications like Bodypump, RPM, Bodycombat, TRX, Yoga, Pilates, Reebok and many more. They also hold close to 5 years experience in managing fitness clubs.

Besides Kiran and Raj, acclaimed fitness trainer, Veena Jain is also associated with the FitLab Academy. With over 12 years of experience in Group Fitness, she has played an instrumental role in creating the FGIC course for FitLab.

The founders have been driven by a single vision: To make high-quality Group Fitness sessions accessible to as many people as possible while challenging the myth that group classes are only for a certain set of people. Thanks to the drive and passion of everyone involved, Fitlab has managed to carve a niche for itself in the fitness industry in just three years of its existence. As they continue onwards in their journey, Team Gympik wishes them all the very best!

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