The primary goal of a Cancer Coach is to provide emotional support, education, and advocacy throughout the cancer journey.

About Vani B Pahwa

International Cancer Coach & Medical Fitness Specialist | Keynote Speaker | Classical Dancer | Creating Holistic Health & Wellness Blueprints For Global Organisations

Vani Bhalla Pahwa is an internationally acclaimed Cancer Coach and Medical Fitness Expert who has dedicated her career to empowering cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers to achieve optimal health and wellness. With 2 decades of experience in the field of health and wellness, Vani is recognized as a leading authority on cancer care, fitness therapy, and personalized coaching. Her specialized services have also assisted numerous cancer institutions and hospitals in achieving their cancer care goals. She is passionate about helping cancer patients and survivors overcome the physical, emotional, and mental challenges of cancer treatment and recovery.

“Good health should be a way of life. Not a prescription. That’s your true power and potential.”

Vani B Pahwa
As the founder of Body In Motion, Vani brings a unique blend of expertise to her clients, combining her skills as a Wellness Entrepreneur, Medical Fitness Specialist, Corporate Wellness Strategist, Movement and Rehabilitation Specialist, Indian Classical Dancer, Columnist and Speaker to create customized programs that address the specific needs of each individual and institution. She collaborates with oncologists, nutritionists, and psychologists to provide comprehensive and integrative care for her clients. Vani uses her expertise in oncology exercise to educate her clients about cancer prevention, help provide better quality-of-life outcomes in Cancer management and recovery and empowers them to make informed decisions.
Vani has a proven track record of success in developing and implementing innovative wellness programs that improve patient outcomes and enhance the overall quality of care. Her holistic approach to wellness combines fitness therapy, nutrition counselling collaborations, stress management, and mindfulness practices to support her clients in achieving their goals and living their best lives.

Education, Specialties and Certifications :

Vani holds niche specialties, such as being one of India’s first certified Cancer Exercise, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Arthritis Fitness Specialist among other challenging health conditions. Her in-depth experience, diverse client profiles, and cutting edge certifications in medical fitness, personal training, wellness coaching and physical rehab from leading internationally-accredited and globally-recognized fitness institutions, makes Vani one of the most experienced wellness experts globally, for people with debilitating health conditions that cause movement disability and progressive degenerative conditions.

Her specialities include:

  • Cancer Exercise Specialist (Cancer Exercise Training Institute, U.S.A)
  • Parkinson’s Disease Fitness Specialist (MedFit Education Foundation, U.S.A)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Fitness Specialist (MedFit Education Foundation, U.S.A)
  • Arthritis Fitness Specialist (MedFit Education Foundation, U.S.A)
  • Master Rehab Trainer (Rehab Trainer, Australia)
  • Functional Movement Specialist (EBFA -Evidence Based Fitness Academy, NY)
  • Foot and Gait Analyst (EBFA, NY)
  • Evidence Based Fitness Academy (EBFA) – New York, Erstwhile Master Instructor
  • Barefoot Training Specialist & Barefoot Balance Trainer
  • BarefootRX® Rehab Specialist
  • Youth Fitness Specialist (ACE-American Council on Exercise)
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
  • BOSU® Personal Training Certification
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR and AED (American Heart Association)

Career Highlights:

  • She formulated corporate wellness strategies and led program execution and implementation of specialist services for global organizations such as Stepathlon, Get A Life Fitness (GALF), Reebok and Adidas.
  • Designed and delivered customized programs for corporates viz. Usha, GSK, Kansai Nerolac, NIKE India, Integrated Resorts & Hotels, CEAT Ltd etc., including designing corporate wellness plans from scratch.
  • Trained trainers for certifications such as Master Coach for International Programs such as Barefoot Training Specialist from Evidence Based Fitness Academy (EBFA), New York, as country representative
  • Collaborated with REEBOK India team to prescribe and implement specialized Foot and Gait Analysis for REEBOK India at several expos (at various marathons and running events) across the country, for innumerable runners across cities and for their employees. Delivered several expert consultations and sessions over a span of three years.
  • Brain stormed and delivered ‘Consultative Selling’ workshops for store staffs of Adidas & Reebok, India, across the country, with specialized teaching/training modules on recognizing common foot types, matching shoe types with foot types and making relevant sales pitches, and training the staff on soft skills (art of communication and selling to different client types, including distinguishing between shoe types for various sports and athletic needs).
  • Conducted group fitness classes for some of the leading fitness chains and gyms of the country
  • Authored columns for leading national dailies and magazines as subject matter expert
  • Provide ‘subject-matter-expert’ support to several sports groups of the country
  • Scheduled, reformed and delivered specialized workshops for sports athletes, sporting groups and their coaches including, running, cycling, tennis, squash, golf and boot camps, across the country
  • Conducted barefoot training workshops for the junior national boys and girls team (golf)


Vani’s work has positively impacted the lives of countless cancer patients and survivors worldwide. Her clients often report increased energy levels, improved physical fitness, enhanced mental well-being, and greater confidence in managing their health and life. Through her coaching programs, Vani has helped her clients reduce cancer-related symptoms, lower the risk of cancer recurrence, and improve their overall health and quality of life.
In addition to her work with individual clients, Vani is also actively involved in cancer advocacy and awareness campaigns, promoting cancer prevention, early detection, and survivorship care at the global level.
Vani is a respected columnist and speaker, sharing her knowledge and insights on cancer care, wellness, and fitness with a global audience and has presented at numerous international conferences and workshops on cancer care, survivorship, and fitness. Her passion for the arts and public speaking has enabled her to connect with audiences around the world, inspiring and motivating them to prioritize their health and well-being.

Personal Interests:

Outside of her professional work, Vani enjoys staying active through various fitness activities such as working out, altitude trekking, and adventures in the great outdoors. She is also an avid traveller and enjoys exploring different cultures and cuisines around the world. As an Indian Classical dancer, she has performed at some of the most prestigious festivals and venues nationally and internationally, over the last few decades. She continues to be an active practitioner, along with all her other endeavours, uniquely merging art and science to offer out-of-the-box approaches and solutions.
Vani’s philosophy is centred on the belief that cancer patients and survivors can lead fulfilling and healthy lives with the right guidance and support. With a rare combination of empathy, skills, experience, and expertise, Vani Bhalla Pahwa is a dynamic and visionary leader in the field of cancer care, committed to helping individuals and institutions achieve their health and wellness goals.