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