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Utpal J. Ghosh, Founder at HealthCode Wellness Private Limited

Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?

Utpal J. Ghosh: I have always been a fitness enthusiast and an avid football player since I was a child. As I grew older and as a teenager, I was considered short in height, measuring 5 feet 4 inches, with a thin body structure and as a result I lacked self-confidence. I began to develop an interest in gymming during my early-20s and realized that this was the only way for me to ‘look and feel dominating’. I did not even understand the meaning of being a ‘Fitness Enthusiast’.

Little did I realize that I will soon step into the fitness industry and dedicate myself to this lifestyle and adopt fitness and Gymming as my mainstream profession later on. After working for about 15 years in the multi-national corporate world and having gained a wealth of corporate experience I took the conscious decision to embark on a serious professional career in the health and fitness industry and assist those who were struggling with getting the basics right.

Being heavily engaged in the corporate arena provided an opportunity for me to interact with brilliant minds, dynamic, young and mature people who belonged to different strata of society and from all walks of life.

Having been fortunate enough to have interacted with so many different people, the one thing that was evident amongst all of them was that they all ‘wished’ to look good and be fit. My corporate colleagues wanted to be fit, healthy and look younger than their actual ages.

However, most of them did not know where to start their fitness journey or how to start their journey. What to eat or what not to eat seemed like a never-ending mystery to most of them. More than 90% of people did not know what it takes to be living in a ‘fit’ state. The ‘fit’ state or rather the optimum state of physical and mental fitness was a conundrum. I strongly believe that our physical and mental wellbeing are inter-connected.

The Health Code Wellness Group, began as a collective platform for people to attain a fit and healthy status and further create opportunities for people to connect and network in order to build a strong and healthy ‘Health Code Fitness Community’, a community which focuses not only on physical training but also on quantified and balanced nutrition and healthy mindsets.

Since its inception in January 2020, HealthCode Wellness Private Limited has already trained more than 500 members from all walks of life ranging from doctors, fitness enthusiasts, businessmen, corporate clients, housewives, students to defense aspirants.

Great Companies: What are the various Services provided by HealthCode Wellness Private Limited

Utpal J. Ghosh: We are into multiple health and wellness services and look forward to welcoming all into the Health Code Wellness family by ensuring that you receive the best professional services we have to offer, ranging from -

  • Bodybuilding preparation

  • Fat loss journey

  • Healthcode Wellness Program - Personal Training at home, offices, gyms

  • Corporate Boot camps

  • Diet and nutrition consultation

  • Health snacks

  • Protein Box - Diet and Bodybuilding Meals

We believe in the notion – “You are what you eat and train.” Train Hard, Eat Clean and you will be amazed!

Great Companies: What makes HealthCode Wellness Private Limited different from hundreds of other similar service providers?

Utpal J. Ghosh: Honestly, more than being different, we value ourselves in making people's life meaningful and impactful. Lets accept that post Covid-19, this has become all the more important.

While, there are many gyms, health and wellness centres all around the world, we aspire to give start to end solutions to all your fitness needs whether it be gymming, sending Personal Fitness trainers at home, conducting Corporate Boot camps, providing diet consultations and providing healthy nutritious food to help you achieve your fitness goals faster. At the end of the day, a healthy body is as important as the healthy mind and these are both inter connected.

Great Companies: What are the struggles and challenges you face?

Utpal J. Ghosh: Well, I wont say struggle but more of a learning, especially when i started with this concept of having all fitness solutions under 1 roof, people saw this as a far fledged dream and questioned on the need of such a concept.

I came up with the Healthcode Wellness concept 5-6 months before Covid-19 phase but post Covid lockdown came up with its own set of challenges disrupting businesses. It was a blessing in disguise for our brand because in the Post Covid era, I see a paradigm shift in people's mindset.

People have become more health conscious and inculcated fitness as a part of their regime. While people now think I am lucky, the fact is I started my operations much before Covid and always knew that Health and Wellness is very important -Covid or No Covid.

Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line look like for HealthCode Wellness Private Limited?

Utpal J. Ghosh: Well, what started with a small dream has seen the light of the day. I initially did not think that we would be expanding so fast. When we started we just had a small studio gym in a space of less than 1000 sq ft. But now we have spread our services from gymming to Personal and Corporate Online and Offline Fitness Trainings.

Our biggest brand that actually just took off is Protein Box - Diet Food brand. Currently, we are amongst the top health and diet food brands in the city having 2 outlets and having served close to 10,000 clients ranging from Doctors, Bankers, Corporates, Fitness Enthusiasts, Gym goers, Professional Athletes and Pro Bodybuilders in less than 2 years.

Our current force Projection is on Brand Protein Box. In the next 1 year, we are looking to expand our base in Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, NCR (Delhi-Gurgaon-Noida) and so on. Ideally we see prospects of this brand in every major city in India and even internationally. 5 years down the line, company vision is to spread our network in every major city and take this brand internationally.

Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?

Utpal J. Ghosh: I would say, not only dream big, But START. It pains to see brilliant minds having brilliant ideas but those ideas just stay in their mind. Just take action, most of the learnings happen on the go, there is no perfect time to be ready. DREAM BIG BUT TAKE ACTION.



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