Gayo Fitnesse offers a unique bouquet of goal-oriented services in the area of Fitness and Wellness.
With over 35 years of experience in Fitness, Dilip Heblé formally founded Gayo in 1997, originally, as a fitness club management and consultancy service.
While working with working with clients – individuals, commercial gyms and corporate organizations – across India, he soon noticed a deep chasm between what safe and scientific Fitness demands – a modern, sophisticated approach to individual client’s health and well-being based on world-class skills sets tempered by professional ethics and code of conduct – and reality on the ground!
Not only was the average fitness trainer ignorant of Fitness Sciences and dependent on embarrassingly primitive notions of exercise but he was unaware of even rudimentary knowledge of first aid and cardio pulmonary resuscitation!
Dilip’s observation channelled his energies into Fitness Education. Over the last 12 years, the demand for professionally educated fitness professionals has increased in geometrical progression – from Srinagar to Thiruvanathapuram and from Aizwal to Bhuj, across India!
Millions of people across India and South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) and the Middle East (Dubai & UAE, Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, et al) as anywhere else in the world seek to achieve higher fitness levels. The reasons include preventing and / or managing illnesses, enhancing personal image and figure, increasing personal productivity in the workplace, professional careers in sport or acting.
A career in Fitness today is as much financially rewarding as emotionally satisfying!
Moreover, one can get into Fitness with just 12 years of schooling (10 + 2) – a fact that matches the policy of the Government of India to encourage vocation courses at the end of 10 + 2! This also gives the Indian youth the opportunity to “learn while you earn; earn while you learn”!
It was thus natural and inevitable that Gayo enter Fitness Education in a big way!
Professional Fitness Education – India, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Dubai, Iran Kuwait, Maldives, Mauritius, Middle East, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, UAE.
Gayo thus offers Fitness Education with a view to:
Afford fitness as an emotionally satisfying and profitable vocation or career to anybody has done “10 + 2” – that is, has completed 12 years of school.
Encourage anybody who has a passion to help others get fitter and healthier, look better and in the process improve their life quality to get into Fitness Business! Education and experience in fitness are not prerequisites to enter this Business!
Offer value-rich opportunity to fitness professionals to enhance their career prospects by adding to their existing skill-sets and certifications in general fitness, sports conditioning, fitness nutrition, sports & performance nutrition, fitness therapy (medical rehab), Pilates and several other areas that contribute to Personal Wellness.
Enable fitness professionals to develop managerial and marketing capabilities.
Dilip now trains fitness professionals in 15 training across India including Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune. He is supported by an impressive faculty at all these training centres. Fitness professionals from Dubai and Middle East attend training programs in Mumbai.
Fitness is a sunrise industry based on science and healing! Over nearly 1.2 billion Indians and millions in South Asian and Mid East wish to lead healthier, fitter lives. Business houses want their employees to be more productive.
Commercial fitness clubs apart, there is immense scope for working as fitness specialists in SPAs & resorts, sports team managements, hospitals, educational institutions and corporate organisations. The fastest growing segment is, of course, in personal training! Another segment catching up rapidly is sports conditioning thanks to widespread professionalization of Sport!
In major Indian cities like Mumbai and Delhi, fitness professionals with ISSA certification are earning as much as Rs. 3 Lakhs per month – at the age of 25! The average national monthly income of an ISSA trainer is Rs. 84,000.
The following facts and figures are interesting!
GAYO FITNESSE FAMILY – demographics
Gayo has trained over 5700 fitness professionals in -
Sports-specific fitness / biomechanics
General / corporate fitness
Nutrition – general fitness and sports performance
Gayo Yoga (sports)
60% - background in medicine, physiotherapy, engineering, IT, banking etc!
20% - sports background – national / international
20% - fitness background – only 8% have a body-building background!!
70% have graduate and post-graduate qualifications
30% are 10 + 2 – but doing as well as the grads!
Language as medium of learning and teaching
70% are proficient in English
30% with working knowledge of English – wrote exams in Indian languages.
[Pilates only in English so far]
Average monthly income fitness specialists – Rs. 84,000
Average monthly income of nutritionists – Rs. 69,000.
Top 15% - income Rs. 300,000 to 400,000 per month
No wonder then that apart from experienced fitness professionals and competitive sportsmen, housewives, physiotherapists and medical practitioners, teachers and business executives are choosing the ISSA path towards new, exciting careers that afford virtually limitless job satisfaction - and compensation!
Gayo offers three pathways to professional education & certification leading to successful fitness careers.
Gayo Fitness is ISSA’s sole authorized Enrolments & Training Office for India and South Asia.
Headquartered in Carpinteria, CA, USA, ISSA was founded in 1988. Over the years, it has educated and certified nearly 140,000 professionals across 10 specializations in fitness, med rehab and nutrition in 85 countries!
ISSA was co-founded by the legends, Dr. Frederick Hatfield (President), Sal Arria (CEO) who are supported by a galaxy of fitness experts, with Bill Pearl as the International Fitness Advisor. For more details, visit http://www.issaonline,com/
Gayo fully agrees with and supports ISSA’s Mission Statement quoted below:
The International Sports Sciences Association believes that the health and fitness of our society can be significantly improved by our students' success as health, sports and fitness professionals. Our efforts to stem the tide of poor health and physical decline are multiplied exponentially as our graduates and members disseminate the ISSA principles and methods to their clients, peers and associates.
. . . ISSA is unconditionally committed to providing the highest quality personal training certification programs available, advancing our industry as a whole, and developing greater access to career opportunities for those who share our vision of Creating a Stronger, Healthier World.
ISSA is World # 1 in Fitness Education and Careers!
ISSA was the first organization to offer a Personal Trainer Certification and the first to create specialized certification courses for fitness professionals.
96% of fitness centers in US accept ISSA certification!
1,40,000 ISSA professionals across the world!
ISSA offers 10 courses to specialize in – according to your level of knowledge and interest!
Course content is 65% practical, 35% theoretical! Learn only what you need to!
Exams are practical – no “learning by heart” – it will take about 4 weeks to complete the exam!
Exams are rigorous and strictly evaluated. About 20% (in India) are asked to rewrite the exams!
ISSA (and Gayo) offer online student support and technical guidance post-enrolment and during certification validity!
Gayo shares ISSA’s pride in being accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).
The Accrediting Commission is -
Listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized agency
Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Recognized by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)
DETC Accreditation Means Student Protection and Opportunity. Founded in 1912, the DETC centres around one goal: student protection.
So what does this mean for you? The Commission verifies on your behalf that we:
meet the high performance standards of the U.S. Department of Education and CHEA with approved programs of study and qualified instructors
stand by you, listen and respond to your needs, and support you while you earn your training credentials.
protect your investment with refund policies that parallel other accredited colleges and universities.
operate on a sound financial basis.
Transfer of credit: ISSA courses can be transferred for *college credit.
A “.edu” domain name: Eligibility for a .edu domain name is limited to U.S. postsecondary institutions that are institutionally accredited by agencies that are approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
IHRSA Recognition: The ISSA has been acknowledged by IHRSA (International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association) as one of the several personal training groups that have achieved accreditation from an IHRSA-recognized accrediting body.
Why not NCCA?
NCCA is not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to grant accreditation nor are they recognized by CHEA. It is not recognized by the U.S. Department of Defence and does not qualify programs for Armed Forces Tuition Assistance.
Further, the NCCA does not accredit institutions or educational programs, only examinations. NCCA specifically states that any organization that seeks accreditation of their examination cannot require candidates to take any of their courses, classes, training, or workshops as a prerequisite to sit for their examination.
It is for these reasons that the ISSA chose to seek accreditation from the DETC, as they truly represent the platinum level of accreditation!
ISSA offers 10 good reasons why a personal wanting a super career in Fitness ought to join the ISSA family –
Run your own business
Flex your time
Share the strength in ISSA numbers!
Pull it all together!
Stretch your imagination
Lean on us
Shape your own body
Chisel your speciality
For details click http://www.issaonline.com/why-issa/reasons/index.cfm
ISSA is # 1 in India too!
Nearly 2600 enrolments!
Pay in max 4 equal monthly installments*!
Original ISSA text books and study material provided!
Free AHA FA & CPR-AED course included!
Comprehensive optional Preparatory Seminars across India!
Flexible Practical Training modules at 14 training centers across India!
Seminar Notes with translation in Marathi / Hindi / Kannada / Tamil / Malayalam / Telugu / other Indian languages!
Write exams in English or any Indian language*!
Free professional guidance from ISSA and Gayo!
- Discounts on world class courses and workshops
Professional Pilates Course and Certification
The Pilates Institute of America (PIA) is a full service Pilates organization offering everything from cost-effective and time efficient quality Pilates teacher training to Pilates studio design, equipment training, equipment purchasing and continuing education. PIA has grown rapidly since its inception in 1998 out of a demand for quality teacher training at convenient locations for a reasonable price and with reasonable parameters that both fitness professional, medical practitioners and wellness personnel can appreciate and enjoy.
You are now privileged to be one of the very first in India and Asia to be trained and certified as professional Pilates trainers in the Pilates Institute of America method!
Originally called Contrology, this exercise form was developed by the legendary Joseph Pilates (1880-1967). He worked with hundreds of clients with diverse fitness and professional backgrounds, including boxing and ballet, and delivered astonishing results in improved core strength and physical well being.
Pilates can be combined with strength and cardiovascular training to deliver holistic fitness results to clients. It offers impressive benefits in general fitness, medical rehab and sports conditioning apart from mental wellbeing! An ordinary mat is really what you need to practice Pilates – other equipment like the Cadillac, Chair and Reformer can follow subsequently!
Therefore, this versatile, low-cost form of exercise is of relevance to professional dancers and Yoga therapists as much as to personal and gym fitness trainers, sports conditioning and medical rehab therapists! Pilates can be performed “1-on-1” or in a group setting!
Gayo Fitnesse enjoys an exclusive partnership with PIA and the launch of the PIA certifications in India, South Asia, Middle East and the South East.
Pilates Institute of America, headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fl., USA, was co-founded by Frankie Puglisi. Frankie is considered to be the foremost exponent of Pilates in the USA as well as “successor” to the legendary Lolita San Miguel.
||Lolita is one of the only two teachers to be trained and certified by Joe Pilates himself! Frankie’s life and business partner, Lee Puglisi is the CEO and heads PIA’s business operations. Frankie and Lee also own and run the successful chain of Pilates studios, called “Scoop!” It is in Scoop! |
that Frankie and Lolita work together.
The critically defining feature of PIA methodology is that PIA Pilates stays as close to the original work as possible, with some changes based on human anatomy and biomechanics, which Joe Pilates himself might have made, if he had lived longer!!
PIA offers these certification programs in India and Asia:
Pilates on Mat Level 1 (Foundation),
Pilates on Mat Advanced
Pilates on the Ball
Pilates on Equipment - Reformer / Cadillac / Chair / Barrel
Chennai-based Anupama Gopal, with over 15 years of redoubtable experience in Fitness Education, is the PIA Master Teacher who presents the Pilates certification courses across India and Asia. Anupama personally trained with Frankie Puglisi in Scoop! before PIA certified her as a Master Teacher and authorized her to teach and examine student trainers – an assignment entrusted to her with the full confidence that their superior training standards and philosophy will be transferred to the students!
PIA and Gayo take Pilates training and continuing education seriously and understand the challenges in obtaining quality, cost effective and times efficient programs and has gone above and beyond current industry standards to offer its Pilates Curriculum.
American Heart Association First Aid and CPR
Thru Community Health Education Services (CHES)
The American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Fitness professionals share this mission in spirit and in letter of being a fitness goal of clients!
Moreover, all fitness professionals must be prepared for an emergency during training. He or she must be conversant with basic First Aid and Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (FA-CPR) drills. In India, there are many cities where formal FA-CPR training is not available at all. The courses that are available across India are disparate in scope and content!
Given the increasing number of fitness students, Gayo Fitnesse decided to plug this lacuna! Dilip got himself trained and certified as an AHA instructor at CHES, in Spring, Texas (near Houston, USA)! ever since, Dilip has been conducting the world-leading FA-CPR course across India for fitness professionals, schools and colleges and corporate houses.
CHES (CPR-Now) is a nation-wide Training Centre of the AHA. The training centre coordinator and co-founder is Mindy Dunham, a Critical Care Registered Nurse and certified instructor for the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. CHES offers Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and a number of Community Educational Healthcare Classes to Corporations, and to the General Public at a time and place convenient to them – including India, through Dilip and Gayo Fitnesse!
Gayo offers the “Heartsaver” FA-CPR with AED courses for Adults, Paediatric and Friends & Family