CEO & Co Founder Physique Global and Kris Gethin Gyms, Jag Chima said his company would be happy to be part of one percent of the two-billion fitness market in India. “We would be happy to be part of one percent of two billion markets. It is a huge market. Everybody needs fitness, from children to senior citizens,” he added.
He also said the company aims to make a positive dent in the market as they have trained over 6,000 trainers, with which it has been changing the face of fitness industry in India since 2011. Kris Gethin Gyms will have an investment of between Rs 1.5 crore to Rs 5 crore at its centres. “This will vary in accordance with the real estate cost,” he said.
He is a global fitness entrepreneur. He has been on a mission on bringing holistic fitness change in India and has been very successful in recent times. He is also the business partner of Kris Gethin who has transformed celebrities such as Hrithik Roshan, Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, and the list goes on and on.
Jag Chima, said” I feel India has some of the most passionate people when it comes to fitness. The industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade and it’s increasing exponentially now. Meanwhile, world-class was definitely missing and is much needed. And it was just the perfect time for me and my team and venture here to bring world-class to the athletes, enthusiasts and other stakeholders in the fitness industry in India”.
Physique Global started India operation in 2011 and is owned by Jag Chima and celebrity personal trainer Kris Gethin. The company also operates Kris Gethin Gyms across the globe. The company started its first Kris Gethin Gyms in 2015 at Hyderabad. Bollywood stars like Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham, and Ranveer Singh were trained by the company.
Talking about jobs, Jag Chima said so far the company has generated 300 jobs. “These jobs range from trainers, all the way up to accountants, digital media specialists and other jobs related to the fitness industry. The company would love to employ more people, but it aspires to grow at slow and steady pace to build quality centres, Chima said. I am hoping we would create thousands of jobs over the next decade in India, for sure,” he added.
According to analysts, the health and fitness industry in India is witnessing tremendous growth and is at an inflection point. “I feel the high market fragmentation, market potential, and the overall growth are factors that are inviting more investors to be part of this growth journey in India and invest in this industry,” said the analyst.
Presently, Jag Chima’s business entities include Kris Gethin gyms, London residential, Physique global, Ulysses JR, Chima builders, NRI Base, Kris Gethin, premier class and more. He is a supporter of The Unique Home for Girls which is a girl’s orphanage and is based in Jalandhar. His motto is, “Do it with passion or not at all.”
Currently through Physique Global, Jag helps in mentoring top international Athletes and homegrown athletes who are now reaching extremely high levels in their careers and businesses in India and around the world and inspiring many others.
Jag is a co founder of Kris Gethin Gyms along with Kris Gethin and has set up a gym chain which has started in India and is fast growing throughout India with locations planned in many parts across of the country. Jag is also proud that he is creating employment in India which was like never before and providing a platform which is far ahead of its time and was not available previously.
The company, also, is more interested to get right partners, he added. In next eight years, the company aims to set up 150 centres in India, and some of those will be low-revenue centres for villagers, Chima said. Right now, the company boasts of seven centres in India and plans to have another 18 very soon, he said.
The company also plans to open centres in UK, USA, Canada in the begining of next year, which will have slightly different model, Chima said. Chima also said the company would love to work with cricketers like Virat Kohli who are fitness freaks, but due to restrictions around them in the garb of managers, it is difficult to have them working for them.
He said, “Well, India is my native country and as is evident I love India. Some of the athletes that have come up from India have been very good and their journey has been more difficult than people in the west. However, their passion is very high. I wanted to bring holistic knowledge to the athletes here. They are already very good and with a little guidance can really show up big time at the world stage. Also, there are many individuals who want to take up fitness as a career but are unable to because of stigma, lack of knowledge and similar other factors. I wanted to change that and together with Kris, we started working on it. We were already associated with celebrity clients over the years and it was just eventual that we brought this knowledge to the common people here in India.”
Jag Chima is a an entrepreneur, investor, visionary, health and fitness enthusiast and philanthropist with business interests that include Real Estate, Construction, Finance, Lifestyle, Health & Fitness. Jag believes in facing fears and taking on challenges for growth and personal development. Jag recently completed a Triathlon and also a 1450 km Cycle ride from Delhi to Mumbai.