Push­ing-up Suc­cess

Simer Kaur, 31, Di­rec­tor Oxizone Fit­ness and Spa, Chandigarh

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She just men­tions in pass­ing that she has a Masters de­gree in Max­illo­fa­cial surgery and fel­low­ship in head and neck cancer from MM Col­lege, Maulana in Haryana (2006), be­sides be­ing a Na­tional Gold Medal­ist in Tae Kwondo twice (2000, 2002) and was se­lected in Asian Games in 1999. Simer Kaur started Oxizone Fit­ness and Spa in Chandigarh in 2008 which is im­mensely pop­u­lar with peo­ple from across the tric­ity for the kind of fa­cil­i­ties it of­fers, dif­fer­en­ti­ates it­self from run-of-the mill gyms by of­fer­ing spe­cialised strength train­ing to pro­fes­sional sportsper­sons, pack­ages for se­nior cit­i­zens and preventing life­style dis­eases in­clud­ing hy­per­ten­sion, di­a­betes and stress neu­ro­sis. THE BACK STORY The idea of start­ing this busi­ness came to Kaur when she suf­fered a back in­jury dur­ing a cham­pi­onship due to lack of proper strength train­ing. “I needed to do some­thing for peo­ple like me who had suf­fered,” she says. WOMAN POWER With a turnover of around Rs nine crores per year, she says that it is tough for men to ac­cept suc­cess­ful women as their bosses even to­day.

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