Urmi Kothari

Urmi Kothari

Hybrid Athlete

Career Highlights

  • Winner of TIMES She UNLTD Entrepreneur Awards 2020
  • Winner of Womens’ Super Achiever Award by 6th World Leadership Congress
  • Best Lifter in Women in under 60kg category by EKFA (Kettlebell Lifting) in 2016
I used to be a professional dancer from 2009-2016, I am an MBA graduate in marketing and advertising, I am an introvert. My mom is Mumbai’s top most psychologist and sister is a wine sommelier (contrasting to my profession). jumping off a boat into the ocean in Vietnam, moving to a village in Kerala for 3 years, dipping into hot springs in -1 degree weather in Iceland, trekking to Macchu Picchu alone without friends, meditating in -6 degrees at the foothills of Mt. Kailash and banks of Lake Mansarovar have been some of my ways to exploring my adventurous / spiritual self while still being close to nature.

Up Close, and Personal

The moment I discovered my athletic potential…

Age 12, Playing basketball and didn’t stop for 8 years straight.

The most memorable moment of my sporting career so far…

Being associated with Nike as one of their Most Senior Coaches in India. Finishing my 10km race despite showing up late to the race and finishing my PB of 51:26 seconds.

I nourish my soul with…

natural, food, sleep, music and running.

Unived helps me by…

by supporting me to fine tune my nutrition, so I can recover and perform better. Unived products are easy to digest, are absorbed readily which puts lesser stress on the body.

I have chosen to associate with Unived because…

their pro-activeness in widening the scope of their products, the quality of their products.

Unived Athlete Cross Fit Urmi Kothari

To me, sport stands for…

empowering myself.

My idea of an effective training session is…

to be in “flow state” – realistic challenge, focus, creativity, clarity of goals or the process of that training session, not rushed-not tardy either. Learning curve is significant.

My training sanctuary is…

outdoors and my inner state of mind : Park, mud tracks, jungle gym bars, free weights like kettlebell, a mat. Calm, focused, in flow state. Inside matters more than outside.

The three biggest lessons I have learnt so far in my athletic career…

1. Hard work / smart work or lack of it: Body never lies.
2. Patience means to understand and respect rest and recovery equally as much as training.
3. You use it or lose it: Never take skills / strength / capacity that you built up once for granted.

The toughest match of my life was…

showing up for my last 10km race fifteen min late. Ran from the parking lot itself. Had no intra-run hydration or fuel, HR was through the roof. Still clocked my PB.

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