About Us

Exercise is just not about walking on a treadmill, picking weights, pumping iron or touching your toe. It’s a combination of scientific movements with your body in rhythm while your mind is in sync.

Your goal may be to lose weight, build body, increase immunity or simply have a healthy body. We help you achieve it all! Simply choose from a variety of activities like Cross training, Zumba or Dancing in the most scientific way. We have a tie up with various establishments & institutes to provide the services offered under one roof.

Welcome Dear Friends

It is my pleasure to invite you into a world that is absolutely magical – the world of Bollywood Performing Arts!!!

We, at IX take full pride and joy in embracing people from all cultural backgrounds and educating them in one of our most beautiful heritage…INDIAN DANCE! As a result, IX is today an institution highly respected for its contribution towards cultural arts, education, personal development, social contribution and promoting Dance & Fitness to mainstream audiences.

I hope the greater vision of touching people’s lives positively and contributing to making this society and world a better place, is also being accomplished through our work.

A BIG thank you to all those individuals who have contributed to IX’s past success and to it’s promising future – the students, parents, media, sponsors, organizations, promoters, well wishers, supporters and the general public.

Best wishes and God Bless

12 Reasons to Join IX Academy

  • Outstanding teachers
  • Fantastic value for high quality training
  • Exciting opportunities
  • Academies to choose from
  • Unique dance & fitness products
  • Great customer service & continuous Endeavour for Improvement
  • Media exposure
  • Leaders in the field of Bollywood
  • Contributing to make this world a better place

Welcome to the World of IX

  • Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Training
  • Dance Show Bookings, Choreography & Productions
  • Educational Programs & Workshops
  • Opportunities – Films, TV & Stage
  • Accredited Bollywood Dance Exams & Medal Tests
  • Bollywood Dance Teacher Training

Our Commitment to Transform Lives Positively

  • Educating, Informing & Entertaining
  • Health and Fitness
  • Indian Art and Culture
  • Community Based Projects
  • Professional Bollywood Career advice
  • Charity Work and Fundraising
  • Developing Dancers & Artists
  • Transforming lives Positively

IX Founders: Priya & Pankaj

“Priya Pankaj“ the brain and soul behind “InvigorateXcercise” a keen professional who is not only a Reebok certified professional, Mad Dogg certified spin expert, but also a dance enthusiast who will help you to glide your way to your fitness and achieving your goal.

Pankaj Achpaliya is the director and co founder of IX. Pankaj started his classes in the name of Heart Beats Dance Academy in the year 1996. He not only won many esteemed intra Mumbai awards but also choreographed many event shows and introduced many students to dance. Few of his students after their successful training have launched their own institutes and in the process spread the name of their Dance guru – Pankaj Achpaliya.

Pankaj has been conducting various Inter Zonal shows from 1998 -2002 in collaboration with few Corporates & a leading Digital cable provider Hathway Bhawani.

Pankaj, a versatile dancer in his own right has not only been a mentor and an inspiration to many of his students but also encouraged people known to have two left feet where dance is concerned to introduce dance in some form in their life while they reap good health in abundance.

Priya & Pankaj have been in the field of fitness and dance for close to 10 years. While both of them are Reebok, Zumba, ACE and Mad Dogg certified trainers in fitness, they continuously upgrade their own skills of understanding of fitness health by attending workshops training programmes held by internationally renowned fitness instructors.

Priya and Pankaj are award-winning choreographers who have experience working with both film and television. They started off as dancers and have carved a niche for themselves as choreographers and today they have been successfully able to add direction of music videos and stage shows to their credit.

Priya and Pankaj say that “Our love for fitness and dance led us to combine the two to create an extremely effective program across gyms like True Fitness, Nautilus-Waves and the Powerhouse chain of gyms in the city. We have helped a lot of adults and children adopt a lifestyle of good health/fitness through a safe at the same time fun routine”.

Vision & Mission

We at InvigorateXcercise strongly believe in spreading our Vision to make fitness a habit and lifestyle through an activity of one’s choice. We are convinced that You can “Have fun while you keep Fit” and are on our path to share this with all.



The various types of fitness programmes taught at IX:

  • Aerobic Routine
  • Zumba Party
  • Kick-boxing / Aero Boxing
  • Pilates
  • Power Yoga
  • Bolly Aerobics

Aerobic Routine

  • Aerobics
  • Step Aerobics
  • Body Conditioning
  • Line a stab
  • ABs Attack
  • Cardiovascular Training

To Cross train is the new scientific mantra and is the best way to achieve your goals. The concept blends in different components of fitness, be it Cardio, be it Resistance training and Flexibility it gives the best of all.

Benefits of joining our Aerobic routine class:

  • Reduces exercise boredom
  • Allows you to be flexible about you training needs and plans
  • Produces a higher level of all around conditioning
  • Conditions the entire body, not just specific muscle groups
  • Reduces the risk of injury
  • Work some muscles while others rest and recover
  • Can continue to train while injured

Zumba Party

Zumba is a popular fitness program inspired by Latin dance. The word “Zumba” comes from a Colombian word that means to move fast and have fun, which is just how people describe the routine. Using upbeat Latin music together with cardiovascular exercise, Zumba is aerobic dancing that is lots of fun and easy to learn, where people can burn minimum 500-600 calories.


Kick-boxing / Aero Boxing

Aero boxing has emerged as a new fitness craze amongst enthusiasts. This workout involves a combination of aerobic exercises with boxing techniques resulting in a lean athletic body.


Pilates is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core and improving coordination and balance. Pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advance. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.


Power Yoga

Power Yoga consists of both a standing and sitting sequences of movements linking the usage of physical movement. It is an up-tempo aerobic workout, where yoga poses are done faster and in continuation.


Bolly aerobics is an aerobic dance workout, where people dance on the popular Bollywood numbers with a proper warm-up cool down and stretches. It is lot of fun and easy to follow.



The various types of dance styles taught at IX:

  • Bollywood Dance
  • Bolly-Hop
  • Line Dance
  • Acrobatics
  • Folk Dance
  • Contemporary Dance

Marathon Training

The training is easier when you join us, we help you with step by step :

  • Training programmes
  • Injury prevention
  • Strength Training
  • Hill Training
  • Importance of Warm up & Stretches
the New York City Marathon, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)



  • Together started a group in 2002 for Professional shows & events.
  • Performed at a New Year Bash 2002 event organized by Pythagoras Events at Emerald Lawns.
  • Performed & Choreographed for Vaishali Samant at a Charity Show at VJTI College in 2003.
  • Choreographed for various schools for Interschool Competitions since last 3yrs. Eg. OLPS Chembur, Saraswati Vidyalaya, Karnataka High School, St Sebastian High School, St Loretto to name few.
  • Choreographed for many colleges across Mumbai for Inter collegiate events & won many prizes. Eg . SIES, Poddar VES College, SIWS, National College Bandra.
  • Invited by Many Corporates & BPO’s to choreograph events & Dance shows for their Annual Functions.
  • Our Troupes have been performing at various 5Star Hotels for New Year Events since last few years.
  • Judged a Dance Competition for an esteemed Educational Institution in Chembur in January 2008.
  • Invited by Many MNC’s & BPO’s to choreograph events & Dance shows for their Annual Functions
  • Invited by VES Degree College as Judge for their Solo dance & duet Dance Competition in January 2008.
  • Conducted All Bombay freestyle Dance Competitions consecutively for 4yrs from 2000 to 2004 along with Hathway Bhawani.

Celebrity Profiles

Parul Yadav: famous South Indian actress and Lead actress of famous soap Baghyavidata has been our regular client and close friend since last 6 years

Utkarsha Naik: Famous Television actress for Hindi Mrs Kaushik Ke Panch Bahuein/Bhagyavidhata etc and Marathi channels has been a regular client for Our dance classes.

Pooja Pihal, Shravani & Yamini Thakur : Vandu of The famous serial Pavitra Rishta has danced with our troupes for a charity function at a school for Learning disability challenge

Tina Desai – Hollywood and Bollywood actress and a leading Kingfisher model loves our classes

Shama Sikander, Sheena Chauhan, Miss India Finalist Gul Panag, Hanif Hilal are few of the celebrities who have been frequent visitors to our Bollywood & exercise classes at one of our Centre’s.


We have successfully tied up with NGO like IDF to conduct regular Summer Camps and Dance workshops for Children as a part of their overall development and growth.
Tied up with different centers and Institutes to conduct fitness workshops for adults and Children at Inorbit mall Malad.

Mona Remedial Educational Centre
Location: Matunga (MH, India)
Duaration: January 2009 – Till Date
Position: Dance Teacher

It is an small institute 22yrs in service where all kinds of learning Disability children are taught to be independent in Life, ranging from Dyslexia, hyper activity, slow Learner, Autism and ADHD. My responsibility is to introduce these children to the art of freestyle dancing and help them in channelizing their energy through this form of Dancing and giving them more confidence to be social and expressive.

True Fitness India Pvt Ltd
Location: Andheri (MH, India).
Duration: April 2009– Oct 2012
Position: Bollywood Dance Trainer, Aerobic fitness trainer, Zumba, Pilates, Kickboxing

Power House Gym
Location: Chembur (MH, India).
Duration: December 2009– Till Date
Position: Aerobic, Spinning and Dance Trainer

Waves (Nautilus Gym & Academy)
Location: Andheri (MH, India).
Duration: January 2007– June 2012
Position: Bollywood Dance Trainer/ Spinning coach







CHEMBUR BRANCH 1 ( CAMP) Dance class Kids batch      Wednesday /Saturday Junior                    3yrs to 6yrs             6pm to 7pm Seniors                  6yrs and above       7pm to 8pm FITNESS CLASS Zumba   Wednesday & Friday  8.30am Crosstraining /Funtional Workout Monday /Tuesday & Thursday       8.30am Saturday Special Batch                  6.30am CHEMBUR BRANCH 2 ( WHIZKIDS PLAYSCHOOL) Dance class  Kids Batch 6yrs & above                       Monday & Friday     6.15pm FITNESS CLASS Zumba                                                        Tuesday [...]

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Hi Pankaj,
Meet so many trainers and teachers at miraaya… One if the most profound observations is those who give their best without becoming money obsessed go a long way… We as an organization feel like taking them with us as we grow. Thank you Pankaj Achpaliya for being one such person… You have always given your best and more to us and your commitment has been amazing to watch. Even when there were two people… You came and took the session. And today we have a waiting list for Zumba.



Shabrish Shankar

Well what keeps us going is the energy of you 2 combos. One is specialist in Zumba and another in cross training and spinning. The energy and workout sessions of your team is impressive and highly beneficial in today’s much needed healthy environment. Priya and Pankaj have been the source behind Power Pact IX. They are brilliant in their dance as well as I have seen many shows they performed and they definitely set the stage on fire with their performance. Keep up the good work fitness and dance duos.



Tina Desai (Actress)


Priya and Pankaj’s dance classes are fun sessions of dance practice especially for new dancers who are shy and afraid of dance. They inspire confidence, encourage you to learn by making mistakes and are understanding of slow learners. This, in my opinion, is their USP. I enjoyed my time in Priya and Pankaj’s dance sessions, where having fun is just as important as learning and where individual attention is provided.

I wish them the best for all their Endeavour’s. Cheers. U guys rock.”


Contact Us


Andheri: Lokhandwala

Matunga: MREC (A school for special children)

Chembur: Branch 1- Chembur Camp(IX Fitness Centre-Main), Branch 2-Whizkids near Maitri Park,  Branch 3- Muscle talk Gym, Near Cubic Mall Chembur East



Ph No: 9322237406 / 9820468280

Email id: invigoratexcercise@gmail.com


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