It might seem strange that someone who had a keen interest in International Relations and Law ever since she was a child, who grew up to study law and also work in the field, should make a switch to health and fitness. But that’s precisely what happened with Tanisha Bawa. The gut health expert and certified nutrition coach is the founder of TAN|365, a health and wellness studio in Mumbai. “Health and fitness were not always a way of life for me,” she admits. “Like most people, I was oblivious to what being healthy actually meant. My stint with health and wellbeing started in 2016 in law school in London. Since I was away from home, there was a lot of mindless eating that led to borderline PCOS. This discovery was the starting point for a complete lifestyle makeover. I educated myself about healthy eating and started my fitness training to achieve an improved lifestyle.” Eating nutritious meals and training each day helped Tanisha improve her health and enhance her energy levels for her hectic work days. After observing her friends and family, she realised how health and fitness always take a back seat. “People succumb to mindless eating, resulting in poor health. I also realised that most people believe that being healthy is tough,” she adds.
She didn’t do anything about her newfound love for fitness until the global pandemic when she decided to get qualified in nutrition. She completed her nutrition coach training from the National Academy of Sports Nutrition (NASM), USA, in 2020 and, soon after, established TAN | 365, which stands for Train, Aspire, and Nourish every day. “My area of focus is gut health,” she explains. “Most people rely on medication to sort out their gut and hormones. However, what they don’t understand is that medicines are temporary solutions as they only treat the symptom and not the root cause.”
Tanisha’s plans include working towards establishing a holistic wellness centre. “Additionally, I want to expand into corporate wellness as it is the need of the hour, something I observed during my legal career. I have clients who are lawyers, judges, doctors, too and the physical and mental burnout needs to be managed with effective nutrition, lifestyle and physical activity,” she signs off.