SHIRAZ SIDDIQUI

Incepted in August 2007, Virtus Wellness is the brainchild of renowned fitness consultant Shiraz Siddiqui. Having astutely gauged the intricate ill effects of stress linked with a sedentary modern lifestyle, he resolved to place his passion for fitness in perspective towards the larger cause of the community. In a short span, we have carved a niche as a value provider of the complete range of fitness training and nutrition consulting services. Needless to say, numerous accreditations from an ever-growing list of clientele and the heartfelt acknowledgements from fitness tycoons across the globe bear ample testimony to this fact. Read More

Qualification:

The driving force behind the fitness team, Shiraz Siddiqui adds a wealth of 19 years professional experience at Virtus Wellness along with his highly acknowledged certifications from top fitness training institutes-

  • Graduate from Mumbai University.
  • Certified from ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine)
  • Certified Trainer from Progressive Fitness, USA
  • Certified Nutrition Consultant from Progressive Fitness, USA
  • Certified in Sports Nutrition & Sports Supplements from Progressive Fitness, USA
  • Certified Prenatal & Postnatal training consultant from SCW (Sara City Workout), USA
  • Certified in Pilates Mat & Small Apparatus Workout from SCW
  • Certified in Moms-in-Motion (Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness Education) from SCW
  • Certified Competitive Swimming Coach from YMCA of Greater Kentucky, USA
  • Certified in Advanced Aquatic Training & Pool Management from YMCA of Greater Kentucky, USA
  • Proficient in Weight Management, Obesity & Lifestyle Management
  • Popular Article Writer & Counselor for Cancer & its Treatments
  • Practitioner and trainer for Kung fu, Wushu and Tai Chi
  • Certified in Hotel Administration & Restaurant Management (Major in Nutrition and Low Cal Cooking) from Sophia B. K. Somani Polytechnic MUMBAI

Work Experience:

  • Fitness and Nutrition consultant for Nirmal Lifestyle since 2008 till now
  • Fitness and Nutrition consultant since 2007 till now for SVKM (Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal) group of schools & colleges
  • 8 years of professional experience as Fitness and Nutrition consultant at J W Marriot Hotel (Juhu – Mumbai)
    • Won BEST SPA IN ASIA for 3 years
    • Marriott award for the BEST EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR for 2 years
    • BEST LEADERSHIP AWARD
    • NOMINATED for MARRIOTT EXCELLENCE AWARD.
    • Gave lectures to the chefs on Nutrition, Recipe modification, Menu planning, Spa menu planning.
    • Conducted classes for the employees on fitness at work.
    • Ergonomic training for the management and staff.
    • Organizing events for the Club house members and in house guests (e.g. Marathon, 7km run, seminars on health and wellness)
  • Counselor for Special population like people diagnosed with cancer or people who have undergone a Kidney transplant, Bone Marrow transplant, Bypass surgery, etc.
  • 3.5 years of professional experience as Head trainer at Shape U – Health and beauty clinic (Mulund)

Achievement:

  • Won Life Time Achievement Award “Against the Odds” category in NDTV – Nirmal Lifestyle’s Marks for Sports Campaign: Spirit of Sport Awards.
  • Consulted and trained various top doctors & clients from different fields
  • Currently trained huge number of Corporate clients for the Mumbai Marathon – 21 K & 42 K

Health History:

  • Diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in 2004.
  • Had 2 relapses in 2009 & 2013.
  • Undergone 4 rounds of chemotherapy protocol.
  • Undergone Haploidentical bone marrow transplant in January 2014.
  • Currently preparing for the Ironman Triathlon and Comrades Marathon.

Marathons:

  • Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon Jan 2016 – 21 km
  • Nilgiris Ultra Run Nov 2016 – 25 km (4th in the Category)
  • Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon Jan 2017 – 42 km
  • Amazing Thailand Marathon Bangkok Feb 2018 – 21 km
  • BNP Ultra Run Feb 2018 – 50 km
  • PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon Sept 2018 – 21 km
  • Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon January 2019 – 42 K (Personal best timing – 03:38:33)