Sheela Nambiar wears many hats. In addition to her primary profession as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, she runs a fitness programme called Training for Life in Ooty and Chennai. Certified as a fitness and lifestyle consultant from the National Association of Fitness Certification (USA), she uses fitness as an extension of her medical practice to improve the quality of women’s lives and as a form of preventive care. In her spare time, Dr Nambiar volunteers at women’s and children’s organizations, where she teaches spoken English and conducts workshops. Her articles on fitness appear regularly in The Hindu. She loves to read, trek, travel and experiment with cooking. She divides her time between Ooty and Chennai.