Here is a glance at the transformations and wonderful things some of our clients have to say.
These are just some of the most hard working people we have had the pleasure of working with.
REAL people. REAL results. SUSTAINABLE health.
"I can't recommend Sanika enough! When I first started working with her, I was feeling frustrated with my weight, struggling with back pain, irregular periods, and not feeling my best in my skin. However, Sanika helped me to turn it all around with a workout routine that was tailored specifically to my needs and schedule.
One of the things I appreciated most about working with Sanika was that she didn't impose any stringent diets or deprivation. Instead, she helped me to understand the importance of balanced eating, making healthy choices, and tracking my macros. She provided me with practical and realistic strategies that I could easily implement into my daily routine and even when I travel. In terms of exercise, Sanika emphasized the importance of strength training and slow cyclical cardio.
This combination not only helped me to shed the pounds, but it also helped me to become stronger and more confident in my body. No more gruelling HIIT or insanely deathly workouts made sure my back pain improved, and is a testament how much better I feel overall.
But what really stood out to me was how Sanika was able to curate my workouts to fit my schedule. As a busy professional, I didn't have a lot of time to dedicate to exercise, but Sanika was able to create workouts that were effective and efficient. She challenged me to push myself, but also knew when to dial things back if I needed it.
Overall, I am so grateful for the incredible transformation that I've experienced under her guidance. She has truly helped me to become the best version of myself, both physically and mentally. Thank you, Sanika!"
"Having been a gym guy for 2 years before the pandemic, I didn't know much else other than regular gym workouts with machines. Working with Sanika changed all of that. She taught me several new concepts - mixed modal training, olympic moves, progressive overload, complex vs isolation moves and many many more.
She started off with making sure that my form was correct and that my weaknesses are strengthened and then after that there was no turning back. When we started, I was skeptical on how much we will truly be able to achieve with nothing more than 2 pairs of dumbbells and a pull up bar. Her workouts progressed rapidly and soon I was lifting heavier weights with better form for more reps and sets than I ever had before, all while working out at home with ZERO machines.
My endurance had reached levels I only had when I was a professional swimmer. In terms of aesthetics, I can safely say that this is the best I have ever looked. It's been a year since I have been working out with Sanika and her constantly evolving personalised plan has made sure that I have never gotten bored of working out and have always been motivated."
"Sanika has helped me transform my body in just four months. Before I started working with her, I had never lifted weights or worked out consistently. I was intimidated by the gym and didn't know where to start.
She took the time to get to know me and my fitness goals and designed a detailed workout plan that was tailored to my needs. She took into account my small niggles and recurring injuries, and crafted a plan that helped me build strength and muscle while minimizing the risk of injury.
Thanks to her guidance, I have gained muscle, lost fat, and I feel stronger, healthier, and more confident than ever before. She pushed me to work hard and stay committed, but also made sure to
listen to my concerns and adjust my plan as needed. I cannot recommend her enough to anyone looking to improve their fitness and transform their body. Her dedication, knowledge, and attention to detail truly set her apart from other fitness coaches. Thank you for everything Sanika."
"I have been to countless dieticians, who all imposed very unsustainable diet plans. Rather than impossible diets, I was taught basic theory, given a simple list of dos, and do less off, with no restrictions.
Sanika made me understand the concept of treat meals, and no more cheat days and that negative connotation associated with food needs to go. She also introduced me to the concept of tracking my macros, which changed my life. Nutrition was a grey area for me & tracking my calories & macros changed the game for me.
I used to hesitate to go out for dinners because I was afraid it would mess up my weekly progress. Now, I have learned how to manage my food while eating out and drinking on weekends too. Overall, it’s been a great journey and I have unlearned all the restrictive policies I knew about food to a much more theory and freedom-driven approach."
"I decided to view the beginning of this journey as taking my health into my own hands, which is something I lost control over the last few years. It has been exactly a year since I’ve started eating better, being more active and working out regularly and I can’t see myself going back.
I’ve tried so many random diet plans in my life, but never had the discipline or tenacity to keep it going for more than a day or two. However, working with Sani has changed my approach to “eating healthy”. I’m not on a “diet”, the goal is never to eat less or feel hungry, it’s to refuel!
Sanika also guided me from a PCOS angle, as that worsened over the years. She helped me improve my levels so drastically, and has been a great guide, motivator, source of knowledge for me. If I eat a bit unhealthy or miss a few workouts in the week, I no longer view it as the end of the world. I just pick myself back up again from where I left off, and now realise that a few days off wont derail my progress, as it's the overall yearly effort that matters."
"I had never picked up a dumbbell in my life and I've always loved my junk food. Sanika is so motivating and super dedicated to each of her clients. Over the last 1 year of working out and doing nutrition with her, she's taught me to enjoy everything in limits. My family is shocked looking at how I've changed about my food and workouts.
She's taught me to never look at the weighing scale, and only focus on your level of fitness and how you look and feel. From not being able to lift more than 5kgs overhead, I moved on to lifting 20kg in under a year.
As for my food and nutrition, my attitude and outlook has completely changed. She taught me to not complicate and stress over food and just keep it simple. She's an educator unlike other nutritionist/ dieticians. I've learnt how to eat well and she is always there at every step to guide me through this."
"Sanika gave me a simple yet so meaningful theory session on nutrition. I automatically go for the healthier options even if I’m traveling or eating out. Her guidance in counting macros has been very insightful. When we started, my carb consumption was too high and protein was too low. Thanks to her, I’m finally being able to bring them both to balance with ease.
My sleep habits have definitely improved – I was at 3-4 hrs when we started, and now I am at 7-8!
Overall, I’m feeling a lot better than before, more mindful about eating clean without feeling the pressure of any extreme diet or giving up on stuff. Long way to go still I know, but I’m feeling more confident about that journey because of all the information I have now! I feel this is a pattern I can sustain consistently, it’s been more realistic and fruitful than all the diets and intermittent fasting that I used to do before. I used to struggle a lot with late night cravings, but that’s almost stopped completely now, since the rest of my meals are balanced now. So thank you so much for helping me bring my eating habits on track!."
"Like with any workout routine, I thought I’ll try it for a few days and fall back to my old habits again, after all 2 years of pandemic have had their toll. A month later, I haven’t just done all my workouts but also looking forward to the next ones.
All thanks to Sanika, for understanding my situation both physically and mentally, tailoring my workouts to things I really like doing but also not leaving out things that are important.
Her push to control the things you can control and see how it makes you feel worked magic (instead of the usual fad diets and unrealistic workouts). The weight on the scale is down by 2 kgs but I can see so many more differences in terms of how I look, feel.
I’m back at doing the exercises I thought I’ll never be able to do again, and I think about nutrition in much more holistic manner (from simple things like knowing which dish on my plate is a carb, protein, fat.
Thank you Sanika, it’s been an eye opening journey."
"When your mind is built like mine, fitness is a consistent journey, priority and a struggle all rolled into one. I can't seem to let go of yesterday and I'm always afraid of tomorrow.
But what I do know is right now, in this moment, I feel good, and I've worked hard and much of that is down to you and your guidance. Whether it's my approach to training being a journey and not an end goal, or getting my steps in and the value of being active over the pressures of exercise. Even with my ongoing mindf**k of a relationship with food, it's a constant (exhausting) process but I'm more aware of my habits now.
So thank you for helping me get here, it’s really done a lot for my body and mind and for
people who function like I do that's invaluable. I now feel a lot free-er when travelling too, no longer obsessed with ruining my progress."
"I am thrilled to share my incredible experience working with Sanika, who has transformed my life. I have lost 15kg, 30 inches, and 12% body fat.
Before working with her, I had tried every fitness class out there, from Pilates to Barre to Yoga, but nothing seemed to work for me. I was also frustrated with the countless diets I had tried over the years, as they all seemed unsustainable and left me feeling defeated.
However, Sanika introduced me to simple theoretical nutritional principles and helped me incorporate strength training. Not only did this help me lose weight, but it also had a positive impact on my PCOS symptoms, such as hair fall and body aches, as well as insulin resistance. What sets her apart from others is her ability to understand my unique needs and create a customised plan that worked for me. She was always there to offer guidance and support, I don’t plan on quitting ever!"
"This not just a physical change, but I have also changed my mental approach to exercise – I genuinely do feel better on the days that I work out.
Sani’s weekly workout plans have really worked for me. She knows how to program workouts and gradually push up the skill level.
Favourite things are
a) flexibility, she has tailored workouts for when I’m on vacation, or don’t have gym or equipment access. Also tailored to me and my capabilities
b) Patience, she gets that sometimes workouts are deprioritised and that’s okay!
c) Feedback, Sani asks for videos and provides feedback on bettering my form.
d) approach to numbers - our focus has always been that tracking numbers are not a bad thing (weight, measurements, etc) if you’re not triggered by them. I’ve let numbers motivate me tremendously, but more importantly focused on how my clothes feel on me and how I feel in them!
This isn’t some crash diet/get fit quick scheme, I won’t lose my progress. I’ll just get back on it. As Sani says “Consistency is key”."
"As someone who has been overweight her whole life, I never thought that I could have a life where I can eat the cultural foods I love and still get healthy and lose weight. That was until I met Sanika, who has helped me transform my life and my relationship with food.
My weight had started to give me health issues such as fatty liver and joint pain in my bones, and I knew I had to make a change. Sanika approached my weight loss with a scientific approach to food and wellness, teaching me the importance of a high protein diet, and how to eat dessert and drink alcohol when going out to restaurants for meals.
She taught me how to track my calories. This gave me immense learning and a newfound sense of freedom to eat more than what I had been told to my whole life by other dieticians, who made me live a life of restriction. I never felt like I was on a diet. She taught me that it's not about restriction or depriving myself of my favourite foods, but it's about balance and making the right choices.
Sanika's approach to food and wellness is a scientific and joyful one, and I'm grateful for the knowledge and education that she has given me."
"I have been working out on my own for a few years but being guided by Sanika over the last 4 months has made a massive difference. I have a much better understanding of exercises, muscle areas to target and subtler nuances such as the tempo and breathing patterns.
She has also really forced me to challenge myself and I now lift over 2x the weights I was lifting when I started and keeps me motivated.
The results have been quite visible, my belly flab has disappeared and my upper body is much leaner.
I am much fitter overall and I can feel the improvement in stamina even while cycling / playing sports."
"Like many people, I struggled with weight gain during the pandemic. I put on 5-7 unwanted kilos, which made me feel sluggish and self-conscious. As a stage performer, looking and feeling my best is a big part of my job, and I was unsure of how to lose the weight I had gained.
Sanika was a game-changer for me. Being a vegetarian, she introduced me to sustainable protein sources and taught me how to meal prep for busy days.
One of my biggest challenges was weight training – I had never done it before. With Sanika's guidance, I was able to do this remotely, which was a huge help during the pandemic. She curated workouts for me that fit in with my busy schedule and helped me achieve a significant milestone: learning how to do push-ups. Her workouts were challenging, but never impossible, and she pushed me to reach my full potential. The results have been incredible. I've lost the weight I gained during the pandemic, and I feel better than ever. I'm more confident, energetic, and receive compliments from everyone I meet. Most importantly, I can fit into all my old clothes and feel comfortable on stage again."
"I started my nutrition journey with Sanika about 3 weeks ago, and everyday has been a learning experience for me.
Simple things like chewing your food well and drinking at least 2.5 litres of water could make a difference was a little dicey for me to believe. I must say, my skin has already started feeling so much better, I got my period on time for the first time in months now, and it is an achievement because I have PCOS.
From not skipping my meals, to spending enough time in the grocery store, to browsing through the ingredient list and making conscious choices – I’m taking a tiny step each day. And thanks to Sanika for guiding me daily!"
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