In this episode of The Design Your Thinking Podcast, I speak with Shwetambari Shetty, who talks about her journey as a woman from working in a bank to entrepreneurship in the fitness niche.
Who is Shwetambari Shetty?
Shwetambari Shetty is today, a fitness expert at CureFit. She co-founded Tribe Fitness Club, one of India’s largest fitness clubs which was later acquired by Curefit. She was the third fittest woman in Crossfit Open India 2017, and has various other credits to her name including being one of India’s first Zumba Fitness Master Trainers.
Why Should You Listen to Shwetambari Shetty?
There are plenty of reasons why you should listen to Shwetambari Shetty. Let me give the top 3:
- She’s catapulted her career by trusting her gut and running with opportunities that came her way.
- Shwetambari Shetty talks about how manifesting opportunities and her secret of never needing to worry about finances.
- She unwraps everything she did to launch her fitness business, Tribe Fitness Club – from cleaning toilets to offering to wake-up and pick her clients.
What Does She Talk about in this Interview?
Personal Life & Choices
- What do you call yourself today?
- What was childhood like?
- Moving cities and change in interests.
- Picking studies; 19 years old.
- Moving cities and change in interests, doing Bachelors in Commerce
- Parents wanting her to get married
- What was your job at HSBC?
- What did Growth to you?
- Joining to Manage a New Health Club.
- Meeting Her Husband, Vivek.
- What’s the new Job Role like?
- The Transition Period from HSBC, Meeting Vivek.
- Vivek’s Marriage Ultimatum – A Letter to get Married.
Interests & Opportunities
- Learning Zumba.
- Post Marriage Urge to do something.
- What is Zumba?
- Why Zumba is fun for Shweta? Fun.
- How did you manage finances?
- Balancing between Fitness, Eating and Drinking.
Entrepreneurship, Reflections & Learnings
- From Freelance to Tribe.
- How you started her journey to entrepreneurship with Tribe (and research)?
- How did you Launch?
- Being the first – Zumba, Crossfit and more.
- First Year of Tribe.
- Customer expectations and Loyalty.
- Fitness Market and Inspiration.
- Goals, Reality and Growth in the First few years.
- Curefit Acquisition.
- Having a Partner who Inspires.
- Reflections on Growth and Journey.
- Future of Curefit.
- Nutrition and Fitness.
- Spending time with Family.
- Social Media, Online Presence and Trolls.
- Discontinuing Zumba.
- Women and weight training.
How Can You Listen?
Shwetambari Shetty’s interview is available both in audio and video. But here’s a reason why you must listen to both:
- The audio takes a narrative style to walk though many of the key topics (from previous section).
- The video is an unfiltered conversation (over 150 minutes)
Direct Link to Audio
Direct Link to Video
How to Get In Touch with Shwetambari Shetty?
YouTube: Shwetambari Shetty
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