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Rupa Mehta
VOGUE Magazine-celebrated author, wellness guru and owner of fitness studio Nalini Method, Rupa Mehta is a pioneer in the fitness industry with a powerful one-of-a kind story.

After graduating from NYU’s Stern School of Business and studying Pilates, Yoga and Lotte Berk, Mehta’s signature fitness class— Nalini Method-- was born. Mehta developed a fun and challenging class that fuses the results and attention of a personal trainer session with the dynamic energy of a group atmosphere. Called “pint-sized guru” by Vogue Magazine and the “Rachel Ray of Fitness” by The New York Post, Mehta’s passion is to weave together Eastern and Western philosophies through dynamic, innovative and accessible approaches towards wellness.

Noted as "One of the all-time Best Workouts in New York City" by NBC and voted a "Top Workout" by Oprah and FITNESS Magazine, Nalini Method is a dynamic class fusing Pilates, aerobics, barre work, strength and resistance training, and yoga.

In 2010, Mehta authored her first book, Connect to Your One, about the emotional weight of words and how words shape our identity. The concept of Connect to Your One inspires people to look beyond their physical weight, lose the “weight of words” and connect to the one word that inspires their life. After years of training New Yorkers, many with an obsession about their physical weight, Mehta felt compelled to address the discrepancy between physical and emotional weight.

With a deep desire to continue to spread her vision with the world, Mehta partnered with Mayor Bloomberg and NYC Service to found her non-profit organization NaliniKIDS®, a groundbreaking program improving the emotional and physical health of New York City school students. The NaliniKIDS curriculum introduces the first-ever combination of emotional literacy skills development and physical fitness training, teaching at-risk youth how to achieve both emotional and physical strength. Professionals in the fields of Education, Medicine and Psychology applaud Mehta for her novel and effective approach to building within youth strength of mind, heart, body and character.

Widely respected as an industry expert, Mehta has appeared in many national publications such as VOGUE, The New York Times, Marie Claire, New York Magazine and more.

Entries by Rupa Mehta

Spring Cleaning for the Soul

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 12:09 PM

We all know that this winter has been pretty rough with the seemingly endless blizzards, ice storms and sub-zero weather. But March marks the beginning of spring -- the season of change. Mother Nature runs her course, thawing life out of the winter cold and breathing new life into spring....

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Warm Up Your Winter

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 1:53 PM

The first snow has already arrived! For hustling and bustling New Yorkers this can often be the worst time of year. Subways are frozen (and always seem to be moving at a snails pace), yet you always wake up sweating in the sauna-like radiator heat in your apartment. And of...

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Maximize Your Workout: Using Count to Make It Count!

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 12:36 PM

You've probably read a lot of posts already this week with titles like "New Year. New You!" "Blast That Holiday Bely Fat!" or "Ways to Actually Keep Your New Year's Resolutions!" This isn't one of those posts, but it is meant to be read alongside those type of posts.

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'Tis the Season to Be Light

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 2:48 PM

This can be a very heavy time of year. We put on heavy clothing to go out into heavy snow. We drive through heavy traffic to carry our heavy boxes of presents into a packed house of family where we share a heavy meal before heading home for a heavy...

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Light Up Your Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 5:39 PM

The winter is the season of lights. Walking down the busy streets of Manhattan this time of year, it's hard not to be enchanted by how festive the city becomes. Whether it be Hanukah or Diwali (the physical celebrations of light); the candles of Kwanza, the lights of the Christmas...

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4 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Healthier

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 12:33 PM

Don't let the title misguide you. This isn't a post about cooking low-sodium turkey, sugar-free cranberry sauce, or gluten-free apple pie for your feast. We're talking about a healthier Thanksgiving that's fun, fit, and emotionally light. That sounds like a delicious recipe, doesn't it? I'll take it with a side...

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The Change in Challenge

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 3:04 PM

For most people tackling a physical challenge that exceeds (what they believe to be) their body's limitations is a daunting thought. Ask most people about running a marathon, a mud run or hiking a mountain and they'll quickly tell you, "Oh, I could never do that." Not only do these...

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Combat Four of the Most Common Fears

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2014 | 7:38 AM

Having just closed the chapter on Halloween this week, this is an opportune time to find our inner courage and kick some of our fears to the curb. Fear is a completely natural and healthy emotion to have. However, it's good to be able to reflect and distinguish between fearing...

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What's Your Halloween Personality Type?

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 12:27 PM

It's almost Halloween, the season of tricks, treats, parties and costumes. Whether you're a major Halloween enthusiast or just a fan of the two-for-one bags of fun-size Snickers, chances are, you've been asked one of the following questions this month:

• What are you being for Halloween?!

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Creativity in Motion

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 6:26 PM

You're cruising down the highway, windows down, music blaring, when all of a sudden the brake lights from the car in front of you flicker on and you're suddenly face-to-face with miles of impending traffic. It's a terrible feeling. The feeling of being stuck. From the sudden traffic kind of...

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Face Your Fears

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 12:23 PM

Halloween is right around the corner, folks! Stores have been filling up with pumpkins, cobwebs and candy corn, chatter has begun about Halloween plans, and I know that many of you have probably been planning your Halloween costume since Nov. 1 of last year.

Amongst the fun, this time of...

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Change Is in the Air

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 11:02 AM

On recent strolls through my neighborhood, I've been noticing that while my route remains the same, my surroundings do not. Orange leaves are peeking through in ways they weren't even a day before, my neighbor's big black overcoat has made a fall debut, I'm hearing hot apple cider instead of...

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The Middle Way

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 12:50 PM

Philosophers and thinkers have been telling us for centuries how important moderation is. Aristotle told us, "All things in moderation." Buddha preached of living the middle way, between the extremes. Mark Twain famously quipped, "Everything in moderation, including moderation." Although, if reaching our highest potential actually comes through balance and...

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Back to School for the Soul

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 12:58 PM

I like to think of the year as having three major emotional phases of newness. One is the "renew"; the celebration of the New Year, an exciting time where we set goals and are eager to make this year better than the last. This is followed by the "refresh" of...

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Taking Hold of Your Passions in Everyday Life

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 12:59 PM

I love the word passion. The word itself ignites energy and drive and when you experience or witness another's passion, it can be a magical feeling.

Living in this bustling and ambition-filled city, I have been lucky enough to see the great result of passion: unique art, inspiring businesses and...

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Live Like You Breathe

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 12:42 PM

Live Like You Breathe... In Then Out

The Nalini Method is grounded in the firm principle that physical and emotional strength are essential to live a happy life. Another way of looking at this is inner and outer strength. Our breathing is a continual pattern of air flowing in and...

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The Power of Two

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 10:26 AM

"It takes two flints to make a fire." -- Louisa May Alcott

We've all been there.  That point where your muscles start to shake, you're sweating from places you didn't think you could sweat from, and your inner voice starts to whisper, "I can't do this."  Deep down you know...

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5 Words to Use in Every Day Life

(2) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 1:18 PM

Many of you may know my "One Word" philosophy. I encourage adults and kids alike to find one word that can guide them, a word that when lived by, can help you navigate to your happiest and most fulfilled life; a word that guides your moral compass. My word is...

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Small Moments Can Change the World

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 2:05 PM

I've been reflecting lately on the power of small things. From the importance of purchasing a beach bag with a zipper when you're at a sandy, windy beach (I'm still discovering last year's sand in my apartment) to saying "no" to a work opportunity that doesn't feel right. Without even...

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Wedding Season: Tying Your Own Emotional Knots

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 11:07 AM

Summer is well underway which means you've probably heard wedding bells ring... a few times. Yes, its wedding season folks, which means a surge of pastel invitations, half of your paycheck spent on that perfect "guest dress" and a lot of celebrating. We spend this time carefully selecting gifts off...

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