About Sarina Jain
Sarina Jain is the pioneer in bringing Indian dance to the US Fitness at a global level. Recognized as a global game changer, she successfully moves, touches and inspires many people around the world with her knowledge and passion for Bhangra, Bollywood and movement. Sarina has over 15 workout videos under her belt with Masala Bhangra® classes offered in over 11 countries around the world. She has brought Masala Bhangra to the masses through her national and international media appearances, public schools in the US, corporations and more.
Although India’s glitzy Bollywood films have featured Bhangra and other folk-dances and music for quite some time, it took a vivacious, young Indian-American fitness instructor to devise the concept of choreographing Bhangra along with modern, funky dance moves to appeal to the American exercise industry. In the process, Jain has impacted the entire fitness industry, and has been heralded in the press throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Jain introduced her Bhangra/Bollywood-style fitness routine to the U.S. with her first workout tape in 1999, and has since directed and produced a total of 15 high-intensity, easy to follow workouts in her Masala Bhangra® DVD series and has added an ON DEMAND GYM as a new addition. Born in California, she started leading fitness classes at a very young age, and has been a certified fitness instructor for over 30 years. She completed studies in marketing and public relations in Los Angeles, before founding her company, Masala Dance & Fitness, Inc. in 1999. She soon relocated to New York where she successfully cultivated a larger audience for her cross-cultural fitness ideas. In 2010, Jain was the new face for Nestle Fitness throughout Latin America, where 2.6 million cereal boxes include her “Masala Bhangra® Bollywood Style” DVD.
Jain proudly embraces her Indian heritage, and is an active member of the Indian-American community. “People fall in love with the beat of Bhangra,” Jain says, “the music combined with its sensuous, vigorous movements recreates the excitement that an occasion is being celebrated. People have so much fun; they don’t realize they are getting an awesome cardiovascular and muscle-strengthening workout. To be able to successfully teach a one hour class to anyone new and they walk out feeling successful is the goal! Bringing Masala Bhangra® to people all over the world is so gratifying—I am absolutely living my dream.”
In 2024, Masala Bhangra will be celebrating 24 years of its inception. Sarina has successfully bridged the gap of bringing people together of all cultures for one cause – to stay fit mentally and physically and be part of a positive community!
Sarina Jain and Masala Bhangra® Career Highlights
~ Celebrating 32 years in the fitness industry
~ 24 years of Masala Bhangra®
~ Face of Nestlé Fitness Cereal Box featured on 2.6 million boxes
~ 5 seasons hosting Discovery’s All Star Workout on Fit TV
~ 15 Masala Bhangra® workout videos
~ 250 Masala Bhangra® Ambassadors around the world
~ July 2015 Cover Girl for American Fitness Magazine
~ Grand Marshal 2020 for Dance Parade NYC
~ Featured Speaker and Activist for Health, Fitness and Entrepreneurship
~ Cultural Energizer speaker since 1999
~ TEDx Speaker December 2021
~ Brought an On Demand Gym platform to the masses
~ Mini Documentary feature on APPLE TV PLUS Season 2 of Dear Jane Fonda
~ Recognized as the Indian Jane Fonda