Mumbai-based K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences, which imparts fitness training education, will shortly open its centre in the city.
"We have got funding from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to set up the centre here. This will the fourth acamedy after Mumbai, Delhi and Pune," co-founder and director of K11 Kaizzad Capadia told reporters here today.
The place would preferably be in the south Kolkata, he said.
NSDC had sanctioned Rs eight crore which would be given over a peiod of five years, Capadia said.
"The mandate from NSDC is to add more employable trainers with fitness skills so that Kolkata centre is a part of that mandate," he said.
K11 would eventually open up a total of eight centres, the next one possibly at Ahmedabad.
Capadia said that fitness awareness had skyrocketed in the country in the last 15 to 20 years.
K11 imparts courses in fitness training for a period of three months.
"Upon successful completion of the course, K11-certified fitness trainers gets employed in reputed gyms and earn an average salary of Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 per month", he said.
"They can also work as personal trainers which is very rewarding", he said.
The goverment had exempted fitness training from GST and identified it should be a very special skill-set, he added.
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