Total of people that favorited this listing
1ON1 Fitness Holidays' one month holiday program is focused on body building, strength and power. It includes a strict fitness regime of intense cardio, yoga and personal training session with Prahlladh. This camp is perfect for guests who love fitness, and would like to take it to the next level. Here you will train hard, get lean, improve performance, build core strength. It is a great place for lovers of fitness. This is also the most recommended time period to really see a before and after change in person.
The fitness house is a part of 18 row houses but is secluded from most of the others. Being a part of this gated community gives added security and good maintenance of the lawns and surrounding forest areas. The fitness house is located opposite the Kodaikanal Golf Club and is the last constructed area in Kodaikanal after which is the forest reserve; hence you can imagine the silence and peace you will enjoy.
There are two rooms at 1ON1 Fitness Holidays/Boot Camp: room with double bed, a common bathroom which is just outside the room and a bay window with valley view, and twin bedroom with attached bathroom and a deck with valley view. Both of the rooms have a stunning view and are on the first floor, they need to be accessed by a staircase. The rooms will be allocated when you arrive based on the availability.
With a home stay option like this one you can be assured to gain maximum knowledge from your personal trainer and also think of it as a crash course on discovering your body and grabbing control of it. The environment in the fitness house is a good learning ground for a strong fitness foundation on training and dietary methods and will be a gateway to improve your lifestyle.
06:00 Morning energizer - protein shake and fruit
06:30 Cardio Vascular activities - local adventures that will surprise you with fitness challenges (trekking, cycling, running and sports). All of our locations are picked for their uniquely beautiful landscapes and we make an effort to incorporate the countryside at every turn.
08:30 Breakfast: A mix of carbohydrates , protein and fats to re-fuel your body, e.g., museli / oats / bowl of fruits with eggs of your choice
10:00 Hatha yoga session followed by a healthy snack
13:00 Lunch: a sumptuous Indian meal, e.g., 1 dal (Lentils), 1 type of bean, 1 cooked vegetable , salad , roti , yoghurt, and flavoured hot water
17:00 Healthy snack followed by 1ON1 personal training with Prahlladh Bulchandani
19:00 Dinner - soup, salad, and eggs of your choice
1ON1 Fitness Holidays/Boot Camp is a pioneering endeavor from Mr. Prahlladh Bulchandani to make fitness and nutrition customised and designed to each person's body. For the last 5 years, Prahlladh has been successfully managing his personal training studio in Chennai.
He has trained over 100 clients, ranging from a 10 year-old National Go-Carting Champion to a 65-year-old fitness enthusiast. All of them have different needs but share a common passion - to live a healthy and fit life.
1 ON1 Fitness Holidays is the only premium personal training studio started in 2006. They offer 2400 square feet of state of the art equipment dedicated to one person at one time. Each client's fitness program is scientifically monitored to measure and improve performance. They give special focus on weak muscles, body imbalances and injuries.
At 1ON1 Fitness Holidays/ Boot Camp they supply all exercise equipment (i.e. mountain bikes (Cannon Dale F6 / F7, Schwinn) and helmets, life fitness cable machine, spinning bikes, power blocks, swiss balls, medicine balls, exercise mats, sand bags, terabands, dumbbells, skipping ropes, balance pads, and TRX suspension training.
The dream of 1ON1 Fitness Holidays/Boot Camp, Kodaikanal is to make fitness and nutrition the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. All that they have been providing to their clients on a daily basis at 1ON1 personal training studio, Chennai, they now desire to take it outdoors and make it even more fun and exciting.
Their aim is get clients into a routine which they will be able to follow in their daily lives. All clients will take home with them better training methods and easy solutions to keep body fat levels under control and memories of a lifetime.
Group training sessions are conducted, consisting of minimum 4 clients. Each fitness training session would include circuit training - weights, ropes, straps, TRX, boxing, and cardio like a boot camp class. They focus on all the four aspects of lifestyle training: Step 1 - fitness analysis; Step 2 - nutrition; Step 3 - cardio, weights, yoga; and Step 4 - lifestyle change.
They also have an indoor cycling studio in Chennai with Lemond Rev Master Pro Spin Bikes, a night club set up with latest Bollywood, techno and house music, live Dj's playing while you spin and lose more than 600 calories an hour.
Their core competency has been injury rehabilitation. They have been identifying, treating and strengthening ruptured ligaments, talons and muscles through sports massage techniques for quick recovery. Each of their clients who have had knee, neck, and back injuries have recovered substantially and are back to working out feeling stronger and fitter than before.
1ON1 Fitness Holiday ensures keeping the environment clean and green. In-fact they have planned one clean up trek every week with their clients in order to be kind to our planet which serves us in every way. Secondly, they make sure no waste is thrown in any of the premises used by them. They provide vegetarian meals only. Lastly, they ensure the harmony of nature with mankind.
They want to share their skills with the local community. They train once a week in Kids Yoga at an NGO called Satya Surabhi School, a lovely NGO right in the valley. It's a dream school, and the kids are angels loving every bit of it. For the natives, they aim to provide local employment. From their chef, cleaner, driver, trek guides, all are locals, so as to enhance the livelihood of the people in Kodaikanal.
1ON1 Fitness Holidays/Boot Camp is suitable for people of all fitness levels - from those who have not exercised ever to people who train or play sports regularly. Each session is structured so that individuals will be challenged at the level that is suitable for them.
If you are unfit, 1ON1 Fitness Holidays/ Boot Camp is the best kick-start and introduction to health and fitness you can get. If you consider yourself already fit they will take your fitness to the next level, help improve your all-round fitness and teach you how to train effectively, prevent injures and keep fit for life.
The most important quality you can bring to this experience, more than any physical preparation, is an open mind. The rest they can help you achieve. They design the activities according to your capabilities. From the moment you sign up, they inquire about your current fitness levels and your expectation from this holiday.
Step 1: From there on they will start creating a customized fitness plan for you which will take into consideration your current fitness levels, past workout experience, injuries and goals.
Step 2: After completing the orientation, they will conduct your fitness analysis which will include your body fat, measurements, lifestyle and diet based on which you will be given your weekly schedule.
It is essential for you to mention your injuries, illness and allergies in the client profile form. This will enable them to customize your program at 1ON1 Fitness Holidays/ Boot Camp as necessary.
Prahlladh Bulchandani Bulchandani
Pralladh is a Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist with Premier Global UK, . He is also a CrossFit LV 1 Trainer, Certified Kettlebell Instructor LV 1, with a BA in Hospitality from Blue Mountains, Australia. He is currently pursuing a certification of C.H.E.K. Exercise Coach from the prestigious C.H.E.K Institute.
Khushi Bulchandani is certified as an Advanced Yoga Teacher by the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram, Canada. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies, a Masters in Business Adminstration, and a Diploma in Social Work.
Kodaikanal is a special place where the instructors have spent the most wonderful times of their childhood trekking, cycling, bison watching, playing golf, tennis and badminton. It's not just another hill station, the instructors also own a house here, had their wedding here and have eventually set up 1ON1 Fitness holidays/ Boot Camp. As you can see they love the place and would like to invite you to enjoy and share the joy they get from it.
It is a paradise for people who love nature and fitness. More so when you see it with their eyes you are sure to be spell bound. The mountains provide the best on and off road experiences which facilitates better muscle utilization and a good mix for a great cardio vascular workout. There are waterfalls, stunning views and trails to be explored and to be seen. Nothing on this earth can beat a spectacular view earned after a long run, trek or a mountain bike ride.
Vested in the Palani hills, Kodaikanal is in the state of Tamil Nadu in south India. It is situated at an altitude of about 2,133-meters high and covers an area of 21.45-square kilometers. It is quiet and peaceful all through the day, with a few people around as against the hustle and bustle of the city. The phone network is fragmented which works to advantage, as there are fewer incoming calls and more peace of mind. Initially guests do miss their phones ringing, social interaction, coffee shops but then after a week of settling in they realize the benefits of being disconnected.
Healthy and Balanced Food is one of the most important aspect of the regime, as we all know that as much as 80% of your results will be a reflection of the food you consume. Whether your goal is to lose weight/fat or to gain muscle, all fingers point in one direction - the right fuel.
At 1 ON1 Fitness Holiday/Boot Camp you will be well fed, so don't be alarmed - they will not starve you but give you the right balance of vegetarian nutrition. The food they serve is clean, hygienic and most importantly, well balanced.
They will not be serving non-vegetarian (eggs only); therefore the additional protein requirement will need to be supplemented. The composition of your meals here will approximately be 40% carbohydrate, 40% protein, and 20% fat (will vary according to metabolic typing).
You will be served a mix of the macro nutrients which will include fruits, cereal, oats, vegetables, nuts, greens, grains and pulses. Dairy products will be kept to a minimum. A calculated portion of food will be given to you every 3 hours so your hunger pangs are down and you don't feel like bingeing.
Free time here could be used to write your dream book, to paint beautiful landscapes, catch up on all your favourite books or just use your camera and capture nature and its beauty all day long. The location is perfect for golfers; it is a stone's throw away from Kodaikanal Golf Club.
Having 1ON1 Fitness Holidays/ Boot Camp in Kodaikanal makes it an ideal setting to be disciplined, eat right, train right and rest.
You can for example, customize your fitness package to 2 hours of training, eating right and enjoying the rest of the day on the 100 acre course. Here, you can create your dream fitness holiday, 1ON1 Fitness Holidays would love to make it come true in every way they can.
The nearest airports are Madurai (120 km), Coimbatore (170 km) and Trichy (195 km).
You may fly to the nearest airports at Madurai or Coimbatore.
From Madurai you may take a 2 and half hours taxi ride or a 4 hours taxi ride from Coimbatore Airport.
Regular bus services are available to and from Kodaikanal to Madurai, Palani, Kodai Road, Theni, Dindigul, Thiruchirappalli, Kumuli, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Chennai.
The nearest railway station is Kodai Road, which is about 80 km away from Kodaikanal. Coimbatore Junction is the major rail-head which is well connected to all cities in India.
"It was a home away from home. Prahalladh is one the best trainers you can workout under. He had a huge role to play in changing my thoughts towards fitness and diet. It is very difficult for you achieve your target goal in a short period unless it is something small, It is more of a learning process. My yoga classes with Kushi was something i look forward too and my flexibility got better each day. I also got to meet two amazing people Disha and Noel, we used have long chats on the dining table and laugh our hearts out. Thank you Kushi and Prahalladh for educating me and also changing my life."
Tripadvisor website, edited
"The goal in mind was to loose maximum weight. I was under the impression before I reached the boot camp. But I realized from my Trainer that weight loss is just a by product. The goal is to get fit and stay healthy by exercise and the right choice of food. You will automatically loose weight. I even learnt YOGA which helped me to be at peace with my self and think of things through a different perspective all together I started sleeping for a longer period of time and by the end I was able to get a good sleep from 2 hours to a complete 8 hours!"
"Everything in the camp is timed and calculated and there is a deep reasoning behind it all which has been researched in time."
"My goal and way of thinking changed completely when I finished one month and I had a whole lot of to take back with me. Thank you Khushi and Pralhad a wonderful fun loving couple who really dedicate their best towards you and your Goal towards Good health and Inner Peace!"
Tripadvisor website, edited
"Joining 30 days program was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. This changed my lifestyle entirely. I achieved: Lost about 13 kg in 3 months (5 kg during the 1 month program) Lost 11% body fat in 3 months. Still losing. Became health conscious. I watch what I eat and I eat proper food. Physically fit. I feel great about the way I look now. Daily exercise has become my habit. I used to have stomach issues, but no more after beginning to eat proper food. I quit smoking because I became health conscious"
"I used to be a big foodie and exercise was never a habit. But now, I am so happy about my lifestyle, I go to the gym daily and I am very fit now. I used to weigh 85 kg and now I am currently 71 kg; lost about 9 kg of body fat. I am now building body mass and muscle."
"The program: This is a holistic program. It is not just about losing weight; it's about your overall health. The combination of morning cardio, yoga at noon and training in the evening really changed the way I live. Running around the lake, down hill and uphill was awesome. Yoga in the landscaped outdoor overlooking the valley. Training in the well equipped gym. The people: The trainers, Prahllad (training) and Kushi (yoga) are the best people I have come across. They are so hospitable and very friendly. I enjoyed every minute I spent with them. They are the great in what they teach. Really enjoyed their company and what they taught me. "
"The place: You won't get a better location. My room was over looking a valley and very quite and peaceful. Very clean, beautiful and aesthetically designed rooms and bathrooms. Can't ask for more."
"The food: yum! I was surprised to know even healthy food can be so tasty (some photos attached). You get a calorie counted meal made just for you to meet your goals. Loved every meal they made. We write our journal every day to watch what we eat everyday and this really helped after the program. I was introduced to myfitnesspal app that helps you to keep track of your food intake daily."
"Best program, best people, best place, best food and best results. I am looking forward to join their advanced program soon. "
Tripadvisor website, edited
"So before I attended the camp , I was weighing 91 kilos,Absolutely demotivated to workout and had a very bad lifestyle . "
"Training - The training are very scientifically monitored. We trained twice a day. Mornings,we did Interval training and evening we did weight training alternated by cross-fit training . Interval training helped me in slowly and steadily getting into the groove of running . I struggled with 2 km on the first day and would eventually run 7-8 km at the end of the camp . Weight training helped in getting leaner and stronger . Cross-fit -Would really push the heart rate, would lose a lot of calories during the sessions and improve agility "
"Yoga - We did yoga everyday for an hour.With all the running and training we did , yoga helped in releasing the stiffness , relaxing and improving the flexibility "
"Food - We had fixed timing of eating our meals. We maintained a food journal which helped us understand what we were consuming. We discussed a lot of food eating habits , which probably educated me a lot on how and what to eat . We were trained to eat healthy and at the right times . "
"Stay - It's a beautiful house , absolutely well kept . The rooms are comfortable , very good hygiene levels . A great view from the house looking down the hill . "
"Prahllad - When you know your trainer is good , you know you are the right place.He really knows his thing and trains you with conviction and passion . He's got a great sense of humour which makes training and living with him great fun . "
"Khushi - She taught us yoga. It was a session we looked forward to.She s got great amount of positive and endless energy.She also takes care of the food . Which is absolutely delightful.She makes healthy food look so good and delicious."
"Prahlad and Khushi are a lovely couple and together as a team they do a good job, they make you feel at home.Absolutely encouraging and motivating at all times . "
"End Result - I lost 4 kilos at the camp and another 2 kilos post the trip in 10 days.It really disciplined me and created a lifestyle change.I finished the camp feeling absolutely content,positive, relaxed and feeling the goodness of life. I already miss the camp and look forward to being there soon again. "
Tripadvisor website, edited
"So I left 1on1 fitness holidays in January 2016 with outstanding results by losing 7 kg of body fat in 30 days.You can check my other review of my experience there .But what about life after that ? Are you curious ? Wonder no more!"
"I got in touch with Prahllad and Khushi as soon as I left Kodaikanal and opted for their online program for 3 months! In the online program they are in constant touch with you ! Giving you diet plans,exercise routines , yoga routine , yoga videos ,exercise videos,etc and making sure this healthy lifestyle is incorporated in your blood "
"Prahllad kept in constant touch with me through this period of 3 months guiding me through my weight loss and fitness journey and solved each an every queries and gave me motivation "
"The best part is you already know that their program will work after you've seen amazing results in the boot camp! That boosts the confidence and motivation levels "
"Finally , my results of online program (3 months)"
"Weight loss - 13 kg "
"Fat loss - 11 kg "
"Total fat loss in 4 months (boot camp+online program) - 17 kg "
"This program will not last for 30 days or 3 months, it will last your entire life ! It's a lifestyle change! "
Tripadvisor website, edited
"Before getting into 1 On1 fitness,I just blindly wanted to loose my weight,only after taking 1 On 1 Fitness training ,I understood that,only through Patience perseverance and complete dedication its possible to attain a healthy and consistent weight loss. It is not just a weight loss program,Its a complete way of living,which changed my food habits totally.Along with cardio and yoga,I also learnt to cook delicious food items without oil. Proper intake of food in Right Nutrition that is in a proper proportion along with ample workout are the essentials of Healthy Weight loss.Prahallad and Kushi were very friendly. During my stay in kodai,for 22 days,I must say that there wasn't a single day I missed my home. Thanks Kushi and Prahallad for their hospitality and care that made me feel at home."
Trip Advisor website, edited
"I would highly recommend this program to anybody and everybody. I went there for a 12 day fitness program - to get kick started and learn about fitness, not only did I get a good education on fitness but unexpectedly I learned a lot more about life's lessons, our priorities, and spiritual growth.Khushi and Prahllad are excellent hosts welcoming you to their home & their lifestyle. The fitness (diet and exercise designed based on each individual's profile) is positively intense and if followed to the tee for a period of time will definitely produce exemplary results.It should not be looked as a one time weight-loss solution or fitness camp but rather a lifestyle change. The yoga sessions (and the fables told after each yoga session) along with spiritual discussions with Khushi and Prahllad were brilliant.The only thing for someone to consider is there is a lot of free time so be prepared to be alone to read, listen to music, and watch TV (I would suggest ideally if possible go along with a friend.I was fortunate to meet a good roommate else it could get a little lonely/boring during the free time). One last thing, do not go by the weather forecast reports on the internet, ask Prahllad for advice on the same and what clothing gear to carry there."
Trip Advisor website, edited
"1ON1 Fitness Holidays is a great place to rejuvenate mind and body. Both Khushi & Prahlladh are fantastic hosts, ensured everything was done to perfection. Prahlladh is highly trained professional instructor; his training program was excellent and helped me a lot to achieve my fitness goal. Khushi is an awesome yoga and meditation instructor with good energy and great expertise.All in all, the programs were perfect balance of fitness and relaxation. The location is stunning; the house is beautifully, the room with gorgeous view, very clean and comfortable. In general, kodaikanal is a great place for relaxing and enjoying the nature. All meals were healthy and delicious. Highly recommended!"
Trip Advisor website, edited
"Weight loss had always been a problem for me, had tried our local gym under supervision of a trainer, naturopathy, etc. to no avail. I had given up, and gained weight. But Prahlladh cleared up a number of misconceptions and helped me lose. In fact, back home my daughter and I are still continuing, and are still losing weight the Prahlladh-Khushi way!Both my daughter and I were there for 15 days, and lost approximately 4kg each, without fasting, eating gourmet meals, and moderate exercises. I had always thought for losing weight the body is to be denied food. But this myth was cleared here. We were eating healthy, tasty meals without any loss of energy.Prahlladh & Khushi exposed us to an enjoyable regime for reaching our goal. How those 15 days flew by!! I can't do justice to the way they took care of us, fed us, taught us, and organized amazing outdoor fun trips on our off days!They conditioned us so superbly regarding eating habits-food & nutrition that we took to it like ducks taking to water. They gave us a complex, a superior one, that by selective forgoing of unhealthy stuff, which we used to think would be missing out the so called hyped goodies of life, that we did not binge once after coming back, proves how satisfied we were over there.I used to think the HRmonitor was a waste. But they taught us how important, and what a huge motivating tool it is! The place was lovely overlooking a valley in a very serene part of Kodaikanal. And their policy of not sharing the gym with any client, the beauty of the valley was enhanced as it faced the valley.I was suffering from spondylitis, and both Prahlladh and Khushi helped me work on my shoulder and neck muscles helping strengthen it, so that by the time I left the camp I had a bison's neck!! Prahlladh's gym and exercise routine were very vigorous and Khushi 's yoga was equally relaxing and soothing.Whenever we would be going on an outdoor trip they ensured we carried our snacks from home. Home was exactly how both Prahlladh and Khushi made us feel! Completely at home in the most exotic surrounding with the best of amenities! Their abode became our home away from home, and we felt we knew them as friends since ages!There are so many incidents I remember when they went out of their way to make us so comfortable and cared for, beats any 13 star if there is any!!! I learnt a lot about time commitment. If snack time was 4, then Khushi ensured we received snack at exactly 4, not a second before or after! Khushi boosted our spirits and kept us positive so we felt losing weight was very easy.As I write this its been 15 days since we returned, Ive continued and lost 3 more kg, although am not able to do and follow exactly as we were doing at 1on1. A heartfelt thanks to both of you, for changing my perspective, helping me to push myself, for a knowledgeable and amazing vacation! Hope to see you soon."
April 2015. Trip Advisor website, edited
"Short version: Dont spend any more time researching 1ON1 Fitness - just book it. Six stars out of five!Long version:I spent a very enjoyable seven weeks with Prahlladh and Kushi at 1ON1 Fitness Vacations. I had a goal of improving my fitness so that I could climb Mt Kilimanjaro. I am very pleased to report that I stood on the summit on my 50th birthday.To say it was an easy climb would be unfair to Kilimamjaro but with the overall fitness and strength that I achieved through Prahlladh and Kushi, and it really wasnt that bad. Prior to attending 1ON1 it would have been laughable for me to have considered hiking that high or that far. I would certainly qualify my stay with them as life changing.Food: I was endeavouring to gain weight/muscle mass as well as improve my cardio fitness. The ironic thing about my going to a fitness boot camp in India is that I really dont care for Indian food! There was never any hesitation on their part to continually change my diet to ensure that I was obtaining sufficient calories and a correct nutritional balance of food that appealed to me.Normally I am not a vegetarian so I had some concerns and reservations about the food before I arrived but it was great. I really didnt miss meat and fish. There is a full time cook, Mary, who was exceptional. A star in the kitchen and always ready with a smile. My protein shakes and snacks were delivered to me wherever I was at the designated times it couldnt have been easier.Facilities: The gym features everything one needs. There is a rowing machine, treadmill, elliptical machine, LifeFitness gym, Smith machine, free weights etc. The house is kept immaculately clean. As per their website, the two guest rooms look out on a wonderful view and, on sunny days, the deck was a great place to relax.The guest rooms are very comfortable and each have a big HD television with countless English channels. The internet speed was actually a little better than what I had expected based on the 1ON1 website and other Tripadvisor reviews. I have seen faster internet connections but it was perfectly satisfactory - I was able to Skype friends and family with no problem.Prahlladh & Kushi: The real highlight of the time that I spent in Kodaikanal was the incredible dedication, professionalism, and genuine enthusiasm that P & K demonstrated. It was clear that they really wanted me to succeed and consistently motivated and helped me towards achieving my goal.They made me feel very welcome from the moment I arrived and, within days, I felt like an extension of their family. Saturday evenings, when we visited Kodaikanal for a dinner out, became fun social events and we were privileged to meet several of their wonderful friends. I miss it.Would I return for a repeat visit? Absolutely! Would I recommend them to others? Without hesitation! Just do it -the results are just waiting to be discovered."
March 2015. Trip Advisor website, edited
"Overall this was a truly amazing experience. I came for a month of fitness training and could not be happier with the results.The entire setup was perfect from start to finish. Every day is structured in such a way that it doesn't get monotonous but pushes you to achieve better results. The location is one of the most scenic in the world. All the staff are extremely nice and supportive, its basically faultless.Apart from the training and the yoga, which I could not have been happier with, I really enjoyed every aspect of my time here but I especially enjoyed the amazing food, the treks/hikes and being made to feel so welcome and such a part of the family!! I would strongly recommend this to anybody!!Finally Prahlladh and Kushi are the two most accommodating and helpful people you could hope to meet and will literally help you with everything you could possibly need. Thanks so much guys!!!"
February 2015. Trip Advisor website, edited