Win­some!

En­tre­pre­neur, sportsper­son, the­atre ac­tor, phi­lan­thropist and Cross-fit champ, 60-year-old Madhu Singh aces in all that she does. Here’s what keeps her go­ing…

Health & Nutrition - - FITNESS FORUM - TRISHA DANGARWALA

What in­flu­enced your de­ci­sion to par­tic­i­pate in sports? My younger son Shau­rya was a na­tional golf player and I used to ac­com­pany him to tour­na­ments when he was young. That en­cour­aged me also to pick up the game and once I did so, I found it en­joy­able. Also, golf is a good sport to con­nect with like­minded busi­ness peo­ple and en­trepreneurs.

What was it like to win the All In­dia 7th Army Ladies Open Golf Tour­na­ment? It was a great ex­pe­ri­ence. It is the big­gest an­nual Army Ladies Tour­na­ment, and for me, the win was surely a sur­prise but a con­fi­dence booster nev­er­the­less.

I would en­cour­age more se­nior peo­ple to take up ex­er­cise, path and fol­low the of fit­ness.

How did your jour­ney in the field of fit­ness be­gin? It started very early in life, thanks in large part to my fa­ther who used to prac­tice yoga re­li­giously ev­ery morn­ing. He in­cul­cated the im­por­tance of a healthy diet and ex­er­cise in us. Also, as my hus­band was an of­fi­cer in the Ar­moured Corps of the In­dian Army, we trav­elled to many dif­fer­ent sta­tions. And can­ton­ment life is very nice and women are given am­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties to par­tic­i­pate in sports and ac­tiv­i­ties like river raft­ing, trekking and the like.

What was the kind of train­ing you went through for the Cross-fit Open in 2017? I was lucky to train un­der one of the best coaches for Cross-fit. The coaches at my train­ing fa­cil­ity - Crossfit Life Per­for­mance, Good Earth Mall, Gu­ru­gram, which is run very pro­fes­sion­ally by young en­trepreneurs - are very cir­cum­spect of the re­quire­ments for older ath­letes. I would en­cour­age more se­nior peo­ple to take up ex­er­cise, and through my small achieve­ment, am hop­ing to have my friends and fam­ily also fol­low the path of fit­ness.

How does it feel to be at the 5th rank in all of Asia in Cross-fit? It is a good feel­ing, and keeps me mo­ti­vated to try and re­main fit and mo­bile for as long as I can.

Give us a few point­ers on how you di­vide your time equally among all the projects you have ini­ti­ated – your NGO, the school, the fur­nish­ing line etc. When­ever I start a new project, I like to give my 100% and take care of it com­pletely. Once it sta­bi­lizes, I like to move on to the next phase. After es­tab­lish­ing six de­part­ments and mar­ket­ing team for the school, I moved on to my next project. What is the se­cret to your zeal and the un­lim­ited amount of en­ergy you have? Lead a very dis­ci­plined and happy lifestyle.

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