about

Team

We believe in teamwork. We have what it takes to “stand apart” in this industry: A team with knowledge and experience. Our team thoroughly understands the art of generating and realizing results through collaborative participation. We take pride in providing professional, dynamic and skilled leaders who are committed towards development of people, programs and services. This results in continuous growth adding value to customer, employee and investor experience.

With cumulative experience of over 25 years in the business of wellness, Wellness Associates manages to optimize capital use and reduce operational expenditure offering far-reaching and positive impact on customer value.

Our team comprises top of the line experts from a wide range of specialties including Nutrition, Fitness, Food technology, Yoga, Kick-boxing, Stress-management, Physiotherapy, etc. These certified professionals from leading fitness institutes are further certified by an expert panel on systems and procedures at Wellness Associates.

Fitness is a passion for everyone at Wellness Associates. It’s this passion that drives our business. Distinct operational excellence, customer focus and incessant agility are some of the key success factors of Wellness Associates. passionate about work and personal fitness.

Kavita Mathur-Director
A trained Indian classical and folk dancer, Kavita’s passion for aerobics and fitness stemmed from her love for dance. Her 18 years of abundant working experience in varied organizations and business began as a PR Executive with the Diner’s Club (presently Citi Credit Card) for about 4 years. With a thriving desire to set up something on her own, she joined her brother’s business of Corporate Gifts. However, her love for fitness soon pulled her into the industry of health and fitness. She began her wellness journey with Talwalkars Fitness Club, wherein she headed their largest branch in Mumbai. After 5 years with Talwalkars, Kavita brought her desire of setting up a business and her passion for fitness together, by forming Wellness Associates along with Sudhir Patkar. A people’s person and full of life, she is extremely active and passionate about work and personal fitness.

Sudhir Patkar-Director
Always having been a sports and fitness enthusiast, plus the aspiration of having his own business drove Sudhir to collaborate with Kavita in this venture of employee wellness, called Wellness Associates. From being a National level cricketer representing Mumbai to working as a fitness trainer with Talwalkars, and then being promoted as the manager of their largest branch, he has given 17 passionate years to his career in the fitness industry. A postgraduate in HR Development and Sports and Fitness Science, Sudhir is a certified yoga teacher trained with the Yoga institute, Mumbai. Being a sportsman at heart, his sportsmanship is reflected through his passion, dedication and sincerity towards his work. Apart from sports, fitness and work, he is an avid reader and spends his free time reading.

Santosh Jatav-General Manager
His profile boasts of an experience of having handled every aspect of the fitness industry. He is an amalgam of Technological and Management knowhow with hands-on experience in customer service and fitness experience. A dedicated and passionate fitness professional since 18 years, his work graph spans from starting as a Personal Trainer, and then moving on to be a Club & Project Manager, Sports & Fitness Manager to Regional Head of multiple states. His forte lies in setting up fitness projects which he has accomplished across India. His USP is to keep focused in highly stressful and challenging environments and meet seemingly impossible deadlines.

Santosh Hanchinmat Head of Business Development
With a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Santosh Hanchinmat has worked with renowned companies like Mphasis and Aditya Birla Minacs. He then worked in the Event Management Industry for a few years, where he was a part of many large scale events. With ample experience in dealing with a variety of clients, his expertise lies in Marketing, Sales and Customer Relations. Being a sports enthusiast, playing a game of Badminton keeps his passion for sports and fitness alive. His love for fitness brought him to the wellness industry and through his work in the organization, Santosh hopes to spread awareness about wellness.

Yogesh Saptal - Head Operations 
An engineer by education, Yogesh Saptal always had his heart in the fitness industry. He completed his academics in Instrumentation Engineering from Hindustan Petroleum through a scholarship. As his mind, body and soul were into fitness, he did sports science from the Sport Espirit Academy, Mumbai. He started his career as a physical trainer in various gyms like the Juhu Gymkhana, Wankhede Stadium Commercial Gym, to list a few, for about 4 years. He joined Wellness Associates as a trainer, after which he was promoted as a Team Leader for the Gujarat and Mumbai locations. Presently heading operations in Delhi, Gujarat, Pune, Chennai and Mumbai, his hard work and dedication is reflected in his growth in the organization. Having a common passion for fitness just like his seniors and subordinates, he conducts fitness workshops, events and seminars for the clients. Apart from his passion for work, Yogesh loves training others and himself for body building.