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Dr. M.G. Prasad

Founder: Zen Sports & Fitness
Master Trainer, Self Defence & Martial Arts Trainer


M.G. Prashada, 5th Dan Black Belt, 6 times International Open Karate Champion and KAI Referee, WKF certified Kumite Coach and also the founder of Zen Sports and Fitness committed to promoting fitness, Self Defense and Martial Arts. Zen Sports & Fitness, founded in the year 1998, it has journeyed from a humble beginning to a well-established and vastly sought-after firm. India’s Top Karate Players Mr. J. Sharath Kumar who represented India at the Asian Games-2018 held in Indonesia and Master M.P. Jagruth presently holding 5th Ranking in the World in the field of Karate is training under him.


His key skills are in exercise programming and rehabilitation, fitness assessments, Sports Conditioning and massage, Advance strength training for Athletes, one-on-one training and group exercise sessions, health promotion work and occupational first aid. He has trained high-profile clients including models, actors, athletes, celebrities and business executives.

Summary of Skills

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach with extensive experience inspiring others to commit to long-term health and fitness goals.

  • A dedicated fitness professional with a passion for improving client health, wellness and quality of life.

  • Deliver high-energy training using the latest techniques in exercise science, cardio programs and strength training.

  • Deliver fitness, weight loss and nutrition programs for youth, teens, adults and senior citizens that are fun, safe, and extremely effective and tailored to individual needs/goals.

  • Body transformation specialist adept in helping diverse populations achieve their fitness, weight loss and conditioning goals faster than they ever thought possible.

  • Strong understanding of sports performance nutrition. Promotes activities and coping methods that transform unhealthy habits and fuel healthy minds and bodies.


  • 1-on-1 Personal Training

  • Group Fitness Instruction

  • Client Goal-Setting & Motivation

  • Customized Exercise & Meal Plans

  • Strength & Conditioning

  • Cardiovascular / Endurance Training

  • Boot camp-Style Workouts

  • Nutrition Counseling

  • Dynamic personality and excellent communication skills.

  • Expert in designing sports specific overall plan.

  • Expert in implementing playometric exercises.

As a personal trainer, lead individualized workouts incorporating aerobic and anaerobic exercises. Work with clients to evaluate fitness levels, set goals, monitor progress and blast through plateaus. As a group fitness instructor, lead fun, energetic classes for diverse age groups and fitness levels.

  • Built a strong client base with 97% repeat business and a roster of satisfied clients.

  • Custom-designed exercise, nutrition and strength/conditioning programs that enabled scores of clients to achieve drastic weight loss (up to 15 kgs in 45 days.); prevent/reverse type 2 diabetes; reduce medication for depression, anxiety and hypertension; and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

  • Guided clients through safe workouts modified to their fitness levels and medical considerations, from obesity to hypertension, arthritis, sports injuries and post-surgeries.

Developed and delivered fitness classes that consistently achieved filled-to-capacity enrollment (up to 50 per class) and rave reviews.

Education & Certifications

  1. During the year December 16th, 2010 completed the International Certification Course of Certified Fitness Trainer from the International Sports Sciences Association, USA.

  2. Attended and completed the training of Fitness Theory Seminar conducted by the Gayo Fitness on May 21st to 26, 2010.

  3. Awarded the Certificate of Merit for successfully completing the American’s Heart Association’s Heart saver First Aid with CPR & AED Course in Bangalore on May 26, 2010.

  4. Completed 100 hours of theory and practical training to attend the ISSA's personal fitness trainer final exam from 9th  July – 23rd July -2011

  5. Attended the Sports Nutrition Workshop on April 14, 2012 conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, USA.

  6. Awarded the Certificate of Participation for successfully Completing the Functional Strength Training Course in Mumbai, India on June 15-16-17, 2013.

  7. Awarded the Certificate of Participation for successfully Completing the Plyometrics for Power & Agility in Mumbai, India on August 15-16-17, 2013.

  8. Awarded the Certificate of Merit for successfully completing the First Aid Techniques in Exercise & Sports Injuries Management in Bengaluru, India on September 1, 2013.

  9. Attended the Advanced Knee Rehab Workshop on March 29, 2014 conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine.

  10. During the year December 17, 2013 successfully satisfied the requirements of the Curriculum and awarded the certificate for completing the course of Specialist in Strength and Conditioning from International Sports Sciences Association, USA.

  11. Completed Bachelor of Exercise Therapist Course from International Sports Sciences Association, USA.

  12. Successfully passed the Karate Coach Exam conducted by the World Karate Federation at Indonesia on November 2015.

  13. Honored with Doctor of Sports by the International Peace University accredited by Global Accreditation Council, Germany on 25th November 2017.

  14. Worked as a Master Trainer to conduct a Personal Fitness Trainer Course for 500 Youths and also prepared the “Personal Fitness Trainer Manual (Syllabus)” under the Department of Youth Sports & Services by the Government of Karnataka.

  15. Trained more than 3000 women the skills of Self Defense in corporate offices and schools in his 25 years of Karate Teaching career.

  16.  Working as a Resource Person for TV9, Suvarna 24X7 News Channel and other regional TV channels.   

  17. Written Columns related to Fitness in Deccan Chronicle, Bangalore Mirror & Ritz Magazine.              

  18. Completed 2 days workshop on “Practice of Science on Sports to develop powerful athletes” by Prof. Ian Jeffry (US Olympic Team Strength Coach) in 2019 at Mumbai.

  19. Worked as a Karate Coach for Indian Karate Team at Asian Championships and many World Championships.

  20. Worked as a Master Trainer and successfully completed  the Personal Fitness Trainer Course and Sports Coach Training-2021 held from January 2021 to March 2021 organized by the Department of Youth & Sports Services Program for 200 athletes and Master of Physical Education degree holders.

  21. Presently working as National Team Coach for Karate India Organization.

  22. Prepared the Syllabus for BBA in Sports Management Course for PES University.

  23. Completed 32 days of Self Defense cum Fitness trainer training agency under Nirbhaya Scheme for 60 women employees of BMTC.

  24. Completed Diploma in FIFA Football Medicine from FIFA.

  25. Presently working as Strength & Conditioning Coach & Nutritionist to Bengal Warriors Team in Vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season 8, 2022 held in Bengaluru.

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Personal Information

Date of Birth: 04/02/1975

Father’s Name: Manjoore Govinde Gowda


Reference for working experience:

  1. Dr. Muthu Kumar, Former Physio of Indian Cricket Team Mob. No: 9448760810

  2. Dr. Chirag Thonse, Orthopedic Surgeon, Apollo Hospital, Bangalore. Mob. No: 9739319299

  3. Dr. Anurag Gupta, Official Physio of Indian Badminton League. Mob. No: 9768023089

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