Physiotherapy and functional fitness are just some of what’s on offer at this health centre
Tucked away in a quiet street in Anna Nagar is a health centre with a difference. The brainchild of Keshav Tantry, with a masters in sports physiotherapy from Coimbatore’s Cherraan College, Revive is an outfit that combines physiotherapy, rehabilitation and fitness under one roof. “In my five years of practice, I’ve noticed that people who come to me with problems only keep up with their exercises until the pain subsides. With this centre, I hope to not only treat them but also encourage them to make fitness a part of their lives,” says the 28-year-old who began his career as a physiotherapist with city-based specialist, Dr Kannan Pugazhendi.
Standing amidst paint tins and unopened boxes—there are still a couple of days to go for the official launch—he emphasises the centre isn’t just for patients. The 1,900 sq ft space—with machines from Aerofit and an exercise ladder drilled into the wall—is perfect for fitness buffs. Unlike regular gyms, with an emphasis on cardio and strength, here the focus is on functional training. “We’ll first do a musculoskeletal assessment—to test muscle strength and weakness. Then, after correcting any imbalance, we’ll customise a fitness plan that will include cross training, Pilates, agility, TRX and ladder drills,” says Tantry, adding they only provide personal training. “The workouts will be monitored daily and revised every 45 days,” he says.
Revive also specialises in sports training. With muscle requirements being different for all sport, Tantry says they will create programmes for everything from swimming and football to tennis and golf. “We’ll have different packages for sports, fitness, rehab, physio and geriatric care,” he signs off.
In two months, you can also expect a counter with fresh fruit juices, green teas and healthy snacks like whole-wheat sandwiches.
Launching this Sunday. Introductory annual package at Rs 25,000. Details: 9884144001
Surya Praphulla Kumar