Mumbai: In the modern-day city of Bhavnagar in Gujarat is a young man who envisions of a fit India. Jaiveerraj Singh Gohil is the prince of the erstwhile royal family of Bhavnagar. His great-grandfather Maharaja Krishnakumar Sinhji Gohil was the first Indian ruler to merge his kingdom with the Indian union in 1948. Born into this lap of history, Jaiveer- or Yuvraj Bhavnagar as he is known to many, is zealous to find a way to emulate the beneficence of his forefathers.
The young prince studied at Jamnabai Narsee and Ecole Mondiale School in Mumbai, going on to complete his graduation from the esteemed Les Roches Switzerland where he pursued a degree in hospitality. He returned to his ancestral home in Bhavnagar where the family runs a heritage hotel- Nilambag Palace Hotel. Besides this, they also have Narayani Heritage which is a budget hotel, Gopnath Bungalow, a seaside retreat and a Health Club. The Health Club is where Gohil’s passion thrived.
Jaiveer’s interest in health and fitness got him involved in the burgeoning fitness industry in India. He was the first Indian brand ambassador for international bodybuilder Kai Greene’s company Dynamik Muscle. The Gujarat State Bodybuilding Federation- a body recognised by the Government of India, named him as their President. Gohil himself conducts state-level competitions that have given a platform to several local bodybuilders.
The unique fitness methods adopted by Gohil combines old-school akhada training with compound lifts. He has created a special training program for the Bhavnagar City Police Department which he personally oversees. His aim is to transform Gujarat into India’s fittest city. For this Nilambag Palace Hotel is going to host a weekend Wellness Retreat and Gohil too has his own body transformation service, fitness apparel and health food under the Yuvraj Bhavnagar Fitness Academy Label.