Shreyas Karnad, a 35-year-old from Bengaluru, managed to turn his life around in three years when he went from 120 kg to 62 kg.

“I gave up meat, eggs, tea and colas, sweets, processed/packed food and rice. My diet comprised fruits, vegetable salads, sugar-free juices, and millets,” he says.

While he was thrilled at the weight transformation, he decided not to stop working on himself and continued to run.

“I loved running and would often think of how nice it would be to turn it into a profession,” he recounts in conversation with The Better India.

So, Shreyas started ‘Runners 360’, an initiative to coach people of all ages and backgrounds in running and fitness.

It all happened after Shreyas met with a bike accident and was confined to his bed for months on end.

“The time I spent in my bed gave me space to think that if I hadn’t survived the accident, would I have been content with the life that I had lived? Had I harnessed my uniqueness in the world?”

Once he got better, there was no looking back.

“I started coaching and travelling across India, doing workshops in running and engaging in community building through these workshops. It’s a beautiful feeling,” he says.

“To see people’s journeys and their commitment and dedication is amazing. Mindset is all you need to run, there is no age barrier.”

Shreyas elaborates that through Runners 360, they train IAS officers, CFOs, and even people who come from modest backgrounds.

“Over the last seven years, we have coached over 1,000 people. We want to help people run better. We want them to refine their technique and empower them with the right mindset,” he says.