I, Abhay Agarwal, am one such person who never cared for fitness. Until the age of 48 years, I was very lethargic and sluggish. I felt very lazy and dull after a half day’s work. Then I was devastated by a slip disk problem in 2014. This was very painful and made me feel very low of my physique. This perennial problem reoccured in Jan 2016. Recuperating from the pain, after a month, I got up from my bed and decided that enough is enough and it’s never too late to start a fresh beginning. Knowing Nitin D’souza sir from some time, one morning I walked up to him on the beach and asked him if I could enjoy the privilege of being his student. Would he also give me marathon coaching and body strengthening sessions. To my goodluck, he answered positively.
Nitin means moral , ethical or right path in Sanskrit. And our Nitin Sir has exemplified the meaning of his name. He is so passionate about his work that we get tired of his insistence but he never gets tired of our stubbornness and his perseverance pays in terms of getting lazy students like us back on the beach. Kudos!!! Sir thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to thank you.
Nitin D'Souza Sir, this year of 2016 you have helped me to find my Va Va voom in life. When life's demands, house, kids, parents, work & not to be left behind the mumbai commute....weigh you down - you have shown me a way to set my spirit free and experience the joy of this same demanding life! Where do I start the Thank you from? Keep us going Sir!
Meeting u in Feb of 2015 has been one of the turning points of my life. I had actually joined the running group to challenge myself to run 1km without a break!!! And here i am...going to run a 42k marathon on 15th of jan 2017!!! I have already ran one 42k marathon on the 11th of December successfully
I started my marathon training with Nitin Sir in October 2016 , before that I had already ran a couple 10K marathon with a Net time of 00:59:43 but always dreaded to run a 21K.
During my training , Sir believed in me so much, that he made it sure I run my first 21K , and made me register for the VVMM to be held in first week of Dec, which I my self wasn't sure if I cud run with just two months of practice, and boy I ran with my best timing of 02:04:14 .
I joined the marathon group headed by our coach Mr Nitin D'Souza in October 2015. It has been a learning experience for me .....Nitin sir has made me realise my potential and has been a motivating factor in my life. His dedication is par excellence. The attention he gives to each of his students and work on there weakness is commendable. Now it's time for me to show my worth to my coach. Thank you Sir for everything that you taught and will be teaching me in the months to come.
I was an athelete before I joined SAU. Post joining SAU sir did not let my identity as an athelete change however he helped me in developing my identity as a marathoner as well. His training is special as it is tailor made to everyone's body requirement. I will be missing this year's SCMM event due to my own stupidity but I am sure Nitin sir and d entire SAU team will be there next year to encourage and inspire me.
Nitin D'Souza Sir is very diligent in his work and has an enterprising personality, he motivates his students to do their best. With Nitin Sir's guidance I have come a long way in managing my health problems
Aged about 40 years, I was toying with an idea to re-start running, my beloved and lost sports which got buried somewhere under routine years of work for want of time. Running was something that kept coming back to my thoughts
'Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.'
Shailesh Sharad Patwardhan
Lightning Feet Sports Academy LLP would like to be a leading Marathon Event Management Company.
We aim to produce very high profile mass participation sporting events that maximize impact.
Address: 31, Parul Building, Juhu Church Road, Next to Sukh Hotel, Above Godrej Nature's Basket, Juhu, Mumbai - 400049