About the Founder
Nawaz Modi Singhania
1991- Trained, taught & certified in America as a Fitness Professional by ACE (American Council on Exercise) & IDEA (International Dance Exercise Association).
1992- Founded Body Art, the Fitness Centres including an Aerobic Workshop, Gym, Pilates & Gyrotonics Hub, Aqua Aerobics unit and Indoor Biking Studio in South Mumbai, which Nawaz runs with her team of Fitness Professionals. The Aerobic Workshops conduct over 60 odd classes per week. Nawaz handpicks and trains every Trainer / Instructor personally & on an on-going basis, based on cutting edge international standards. The Aerobic Workshops offer a wide variety of routines such as Mat Pilates, Zumba, Boxercise, Hi-Low Fusion, Cardio Dance , Body Sculpting, Swiss Ball Training, Anti – Ageing / Facial Fitness Workshops, Circuit Training, New Body Format, Trampoline Workouts, Slide Training, Stress Management Workshops, NYC Muscle Ballet, Indoor Biking, Step & much more.
Over the years, Body Art has become more than just another Fitness Centre. From nutrition workshops to dance classes, members get an option to come in out of their workout sessions, mingle with each other & learn more about health & fitness, or just have fun learning to jive! This builds it in to a closer knit community. Members feel loyal to Body Art because it's more than just a place to jump & pump. It's this loyalty, our result-oriented workouts, the uniqueness of Body Art & the quality of our Instructors that keep members coming back to us year after year!
Nawaz has participated in Fitness Conferences, Workshops & Conventions in America, Australia, the UK & Singapore. The quality of instruction, the variety of the routines, the management & facilities all make it a smart & impressive place to be, while the charges continue to be affordable. Body Art is committed to maintaining the highest internationally recognized professional standards for your comfort & benefit.
Nawaz has written on fitness & health - related subjects for many years for various online & offline publications such as Mid-day, Femina, Savvy, India Today, Times of India, Bombay Times, Cosmopolitan, Health & Fitness, Business World, Elle, Marwar, Soulkurry.com, Emedlife.com, Upper Crust, Global Gujarati, Sananda, BSE Broker's Forum, Chitralekha, and Urban Melange.
Nawaz has been interviewed regularly on various Radio channels such as Radio Mid-day, Radio One 94.3 FM and Radio City 91.1 FM, where she continues sharing gems on fitness, health and lifestyle related matters.
She has been featuring on India's biggest Fitness channel on Tata Sky - Active Fitness 1). Anti ageing workouts and facial fitness 2). Wedding Fit by Nawaz Modi Singhania in Dec 2016 – to name a few.
She's also had Fitness shows on TV on the B4U channel called "Let's Get Physical", & on CNBC on a health show called, "Good Life", which were aired 3-4 times a week.
Nawaz was interviewed by Simi Chandok on Zoom TV on the show 'Hi Tea with Simi Chandok'.
Nawaz has been associated with various Marathons - KhushiCausathon had an association with Nawaz and had her warm up, motivate & flag off of their runners. She also had a similar association with the CNBC Investathon.
Nawaz and Body Art partnered with & supported Marathoner Michelle Kakade - as a Lifestyle Expert & Coach - in Michelle's dream run to the Guinness Book of World Records under the banner called, " ¾ the Great Indian Golden Quadrilateral Run" across 14 major metros in India. Michelle started this 6 month run on Oct 21st, 2015 post a grand flag off at the Gateway of India, winning her much prized Guinness Book of World Records in 2016.
Nawaz has been associated with the StanChart Mumbai Marathon and Procam as a Fitness Expert and Trainer. She engages with the Runners by giving them talks, workout sessions, and has individual training sessions with them, among other related activities.
In 2013 Nawaz was associated with the Lion's Club for an Army event for the Indian Jawans where she was felicitated.
She was the Tata Tetley Green Tea Aloe Vera – Fitness & Lifestyle Ambassador in 2014.
In 2014 Nawaz had an association with the Khwaaish Lifestyle Group, Hyderabad, where she inaugurated their Exhibition and conducted a presentation at the event.
In 2014 Nawaz had an association with Jaro on-line Education, where among other things she was felicitated by them along with Dr.Pasricha.
Nawaz is very fond of kids and is passionate about promoting health and wellness in them - it's her passion that got her doing reality show for kids on Sony TV. Nawaz was appointed the Indian Idol Junior Fitness & Health Mentor for 2015, where she worked with these highly talented kids from all over India to help bring out their singing fitness, so to speak! She increased their lung capacity, worked on opening out their diaphragms, increasing their stamina & their holding power, made their voice more melodious & corrected their postural deviations (rounded, droopy shoulders). Nawaz included stress management techniques and mental relaxation methodologies into their programme to get them to destress.
After the success of Indian Idol 2015, Nawaz did another reality show for Sony TV - Super Dancer 2016. She conducted health and fitness programs for the young finalists on this show.
Nawaz has recently been awarded the "Wellness Icon of the year 2017 " by Asia Spa group and featured on the cover page of "Savvy magazine March 2017 issue".
Celebrities, industrialists, top achievers, actors, models, stage personalities & fashionistas such as Harsha Bhogle, Lisa Ray, Poonam Soni, Dr. Swati Piramal, Atul & Gayatri Ruia, Sanjay Narang, Lia Dubash, Laila Lamba, Elina Meswani, Ramona Narang, Shweta Shetty, Bijal Meswani, Delna Mody and many such others have worked out at Body Art over the years.
Nawaz is also a Law Graduate, who studied at the Government Law College in Mumbai. She is additionally a talented Artist, primarily working with oils, acrylics and charcoals on canvas. In 2008 Bollywood Actress RaveenTandon unveiled Nawaz's first Solo Art Show in Mumbai titled "Body Art", where human anatomy, form, dance, grace, colour, speed & the notion of movement adorned her canvases, delighting, captivating & wowing her audience. Since then she's held multiple Solo Art Shows in Mumbai & Delhi.
Nawaz is also a Director on the Board of India's leading textile giant, Raymond Limited and some of the group subsidiary companies.