Our Founder

Chandana Mannedi, MPT (Ortho, Manual and Sports)

Dr. Chandana holds a degree in Bachelors of Physiotherapy from Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital & Research Center, Hyderabad in 2005, then pursued her Master of Physiotherapy specialising in Orthopaedics, Manual Therapy & Sports from Australia.

Pilates was introduced to her as a part of the masters curriculum and she fell in love with the system of exercise. And from then there was no looking back, she took up more of Pilates courses and certified in DMA Clinical Pilates (Australia) and Stott Pilates Certification in Mat & Reformer (Canada).

Dr. Chandana worked for few years in orthopaedic and sports settings with manual therapy and Pilates skills before setting up Flex Pilates Studio in 2014. And since then focused exclusively on the development of Pilates based Physiotherapy treatment system.

She has a special interest in muscle function and it’s movement patterns and in how these muscle and movement pattern imbalances contribute to painful conditions.

Today, she has extensive experience in combining both Pilates & Physiotherapy to give a client the at most result in achieving their goals. She manages a large clientele from sports and chronic pain sufferers.

Apart from Pilates she is also certified in Pilates based Barre workout and TRX training. Dr. Chandana often travels around to attend workshops & upgrade on new Pilates and Physiotherapy techniques. 

Our Physiotherapists

Ali Chhagan, MPT Clinical Physiotherapy (Australia)

Ali is one of our devoted Senior Physiotherapists & Clinical Pilates Instructors; an evidence based practitioner with holistic approach towards his clientele. He has years of experience working in various private practices around Perth, Australia. Ali Studied Physiotherapy at Curtin University in Perth, and also completed a Masters in Physiotherapy from University of Queensland In Brisbane. He has continued to undertake numerous courses after graduating, updating his clinical skill and knowledge on an ongoing basis. 

Ali is a very friendly and passionate practitioner, who listens and shows compassionate to everyone he treats.

Shravan Kumar Burugupalli, MPT (Neuro)

Completed his graduation from Tirumala College of Physiotherapy, Nizamabad and post graduation from Apollo college of Physiotherapy, Hyderabad in Neurological sciences. He witnessed that administration of drugs did not help in the long run in the betterment of the condition where as physiotherapy did wonders in it's management in a short span of time. That drew his attention in becoming a Physiotherapist. During his professional journey he is confident that hands on therapy is the future of Physiotherapy. He is looking forward to explore his skills in Pilates and other movement therapy. He loves dancing and is a great dancer otherwise. 

Nitya Jaiswal, MPT (Ortho)

Having graduated from Durgabai Deshmukh Health and Research Centre (Durgabai Deshmukh College of Physiotherapy) Hyderabad, she pursued her post graduation specializing in Orthopedics from Apollo Hospitals and Educational Research Centre (Apollo College of Physiotherapy), Hyderabad.

She developed a strong determination to become a physiotherapist because of the trauma she underwent at the time of her birth and the lack of awareness on rehabilitation back then. Her interests in Manual therapy are Mulligan's mobilizations, Mc Connell taping and Myofascial release therapy. 

She feels that, by using manual therapy as a treatment option; she can not only treat the symptoms but also the cause behind it which can make an invaluable change to a person's quality of life.

Some of her other interests are reading, travelling and socializing.

Our Instructors

Umaima Vagh

Umaima and Flex founder Chandana's acquaintanceship dates back to 2010. Three years ago, Umaima joined Flex Pilates as a client where upon noticing her passion for the form and everything Pilates in general, Chandana recommended she do a STOTT Pilates MAT course. From there on there was no turning back for Umaima who went on to do a STOTT Pilates Reformer Course from Singapore. Somewhere in between, she was offered an instructor position by Chandana and that's how we have this lovely lady and excellent instructor as part of our team today.

Harshita Reddy

Harshita has a fashion degree but found her calling to teaching when she started practising pilates three years ago. She is free spirited and unleashes her creativity through designing handlooms as well as interior spaces. 

She wants to spread the principle of mindful movement through pilates, to make workouts more enjoyable and injury free not only within the studio but also in everyday life. 

She promotes eating locally and is an avid reader who believes that the key to leading a balanced life lies in holistic development.

Sheetal Thamke

Client Support

Rupa Neelam

Operations Manger

Rupa has been involved in the health and fitness industry for over the better part of 10 years, starting as a sales manager learning the ins and outs of running a wellness center all the way to her current position as an Operations Manager.

While she has a personal interest in fitness as a lifestyle, her professional interest lies in fitness as a business. Her approach to the center operations starts with a focus on our clients' quality of service is on top priority.

Also when it comes to people she is a strong believer in leadership and empowering people to take ownership of their positions and processes with communication as the key.