Science. Reason. Fitness. 


Alpharaj is an unbiased, independent and evidence-based organization devoted to spreading science and critical thinking in the fitness industry

THE TEAM

Composed of several key individuals, our staff is what separates Alpharaj from the rest. Team Alpharaj was formulated with one goal in mind — perfection. We are a group of passionate intellectuals who have spent countless hours learning, perfecting and mastering our craft. Our work ethic is bar none — we barely sleep, and we will do anything necessary to take you to the next level. We live on the cutting edge. And we love what we do.
Aman Duggal - Alpharaj
Aman Duggal

When Aman founded Alpharaj in 2015, his goal was simple – to bring objectivity and critical thinking in the world of fitness. He realized that even though a lot of experts claim to be scientific, few actually understand the true nature of the scientific method. He is an internationally published scientific author and a scholarship student who has had the honour of learning from some of the best minds in the industry. He has lectured at several institutes and organizations and is widely regarded as one of the brightest minds in the field of nutritional science.

Vivek - Alpharaj
Jolene Fernandes

The quietest woman in the gym who comes into her element on the deadlift, leaving chalk on the bar and all over the floor, Jolene Fernandes is a champion powerlifter and fitness professional extraordinaire. Her passion for food drives her to design delicious meal plans for her clients. As a student of gender and nutrition, she is on a mission to have women lift more and eat better. She spends the majority of her time binging on nutrition and feminist literature, setting PRs in the gym, finding new restaurants to visit and playing with any animal she comes across.

Sohail - Alpharaj
Sohail Shaikh

Our newest team member, Sohail, brings with him the fascinating worlds of biochemistry, genomics, pharmacology, food technology and research methodology. A true scholar, he has presented and published several papers in the field of biological sciences. Sohail has also played a pivotal role in helping us review the scientific literature on various topics in health and fitness which are widely misunderstood. As a research associate at a health care research firm, Sohail is currently working on the production of bio-diesel from oleaginous fungi.

Vivek - Alpharaj
Vivek Ghangas

Vivek is a Bayesian Bodybuilding certified fitness professional. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from the prestigious IIT Guwahati. This is where he fell in love with Biomechanics and published his research thesis on knee prosthetics. One of India’s most sought after prep coaches, Vivek’s background in biomechanics has trained him to look at the body and its movements from a mechanical perspective. He is a lifetime, drug free competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter who has the honor of winning the title of Mr. IIT  in 2014 and 2015.