How A Watchman-Turned-Fitness Trainer Helped Billionaire Anant Ambani Lose 108 Kgs In Just 18 Months

Meet Vinod Channa, who is the fitness coach behind Indian billionaire, Mukesh Ambani's son, Anant Ambani's weight loss transformation. Here's all you need to know about this famous celebrity trainer!


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How A Watchman-Turned-Fitness Trainer Helped Billionaire Anant Ambani Lose 108 Kgs In Just 18 Months

Anant Ambani is the Director of Jio Platforms Limited and Reliance Retail Ventures Limited. He is the youngest son of Reliance Industries' Chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani, who is the Chairperson and Founder of the Reliance Foundation, Dhirubhai Ambani International School and a Director of Reliance Industries. The 28-year-old businessman, Anant Ambani, is all set to tie the marital knot with the love of his life, Radhika Merchant, on July 12, 2024.

Mukesh Ambani's son, Anant Ambani is getting married to Radhika Merchant, who is the daughter of Viren Merchant

There's no doubt that Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's wedding will definitely be one of the biggest weddings of 2024. While everyone knows about Anant's father, Mukesh Ambani's stature and wealth, only a few people know that Radhika's father, Viren Merchant is also a billionaire. The 58-year-old business tycoon is the CEO of Encore Healthcare Private Limited and has a net worth of Rs. 755 crores. Thus, it will be fair to say that Anant and Radhika are indeed a match made in heaven.

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Anant Ambani's inspiring weight loss journey: How he went from 208 kgs to 100 kgs in just 18 months

Apart from Anant Ambani's personal and professional details, one thing that brought him immense respect and recognition was his inspiring weight loss transformation. It was in 2016 when Anant broke the headlines after he appeared in public. The youngster had remarkably reduced 108 kgs in a span of just 18 months. For the unversed, Anant weighed 208 kgs, and after putting a tremendous shift in his fitness and diet, he managed to lose 108 kgs and took his weight to 100 kgs.

As soon as pictures of a slim Anant Ambani made their way on social media, it left everyone absolutely shocked. It was shocking for everyone to witness such an inspiring weight loss transformation from a young businessman, which is mostly expected from actors and models. For the unversed, Anant Ambani was trained under the guidance of famous celebrity trainer, Vinod Channa, who helped him lose 108 kgs.

Anant Ambani's diet and workout details

According to a report in Zee News, Vinod Channa prepared a customised diet and workout plan for his billionaire client, Anant Ambani. Talking about his workouts, Anant used to take a 21-kilometre walk every day and did yoga for multiple health benefits. Not only this, Anant did functional training with a special focus on core stability and weight training to add lean muscle to his body. High-intensity cardio exercises were a must in Anant's workout plan and played a vital role in his weight loss transformation.

Talking about Anant Ambani's diet plan during his inspiring fat-to-fit transformation, he was on a strict no-sugar diet along with a mandatory low-carb diet. Any kind of processed food was a big no for Anant, and his entire diet was focused on getting as many healthy fats and proteins as possible. With all these things combined, Anant reduced his weight by 108 kg in just one and a half years.

Meet Anant Ambani's fitness trainer, Vinod Channa, who has trained John Abraham, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, and many other Bollywood celebrities

Anant Ambani's jaw-dropping physical transformation is motivation for so many people, who wish to build their physique and live a healthy life. However, his fitness trainer, Vinod Channa's life story is a source of motivation for people, who are struck in their lives.

For the unversed, Vinod is currently one of the biggest fitness trainers in the country. Apart from working with famous clients like Anant Ambani, he has also trained a series of Bollywood celebrities like Shilpa Shetty Kundra, John Abraham, Riteish Deshmukh, Sohail Khan, Harshvardhan Rane, Ayushmann Khurrana, and many others.

Vinod Channa started doing bodybuilding in 1994, and after years of hard work and training, it was in 2008 that he won the title Mr Mumbai Gold Medalist. In the coming years, he lifted a series of titles like Mr. Mumbai Silver Medalist (2 times), Mr. Maharashtra Silver Medalist (2 times), Mr. Jogeshwari Champion of Champion, Mr. Girgaon Champion of Champion, Kamgar Shree Champion of Champion, R. M. Bhat College Champion of Champion, and many more.

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Celebrity fitness coach, Vinod Channa worked as a housekeeper after leaving home with an empty stomach

However, there was a time when Vinod Channa was working as a security guard. Yes! You read it right. For the unversed, Vinod was born into a not-so-financially-strong family in Mumbai.

When he was a teenager, he left his home after his mother scolded him for not earning anything to contribute to household necessities. It was a heavy insult for Vinod, as his younger brother was earning money then, but he wasn't doing any job. As a result, Vinod left his home with misty eyes and an empty stomach in search of some work.

After wandering here and there for some time, Vinod Channa started working as a housekeeper for just Rs. 500-600. Vinod worked for three months as a house-help, after which he took the job of a watchman. However, he eventually lost his job after failing to salute his employer once.

In the coming years, he did a lot of low-paying jobs to survive. Despite all these struggles in his life, Vinod was also focused on making a career in bodybuilding, as he was interested in it right from an early age. Even when he was earning less than Rs. 1000 a month, Vinod was training at a gym whose monthly fee was just Rs. 50.

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However, there came a point in his life when Vinod decided to quit his low-paying job and joined a night college to study more about nutrition and bodybuilding, along with a part-time job. After years of hard work and consistency, finally, it was around 1993-1994 when he started getting results. From winning numerous bodybuilding competitions to earning more than Rs. 20,000 per month, Vinod started training people at gyms and certified himself from K-11 Academy.

As of now, Vinod Channa is one of the biggest names in India's fitness industry. With years of experience under his belt, his methods and training have been hailed by many celebrities and recognised by people over the years. We hope Vinod continues to inspire people with his phenomenal life story, as we need more role models like him in our country.

Well, we are in love with both Anant Ambani and Vinod Channa's inspiring stories. What are your thoughts on them? Let us know.

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