Why The Learning Gym?

About Us

We thought long hard about what to name our company and finally hit upon a name which brought together two things we are passionate about – learning and fitness.

Our focus

Our focus is upskilling learning professionals – it’s that simple. Learning professionals are often busy focusing on the needs of their learners, and their challenge is finding the time and the right tools for their own learning. This was the primary reason for the creation of The Learning Gym.

Like a gym...sort of.

Much like a gym tends to cater to a versatile audience and differing needs, The Learning Gym does the same by offering a variety of formats and types of tools to suit the needs of learning professionals. We offer a one-stop shop to address your learning and education requirements. We provide a space for you to exchange new ideas, learn from proven methodologies and tools and from each other. We facilitate this by offering the most relevant tools, curating best learning practices, and coaching learning professionals. The end objective is for you to be able to build, stretch and tone your learning muscles!

What makes us different?

We’d like to think there’s a lot that sets us apart! We’re “glocal”– we bring global tools and adapt them to the local markets, apart from creating our own tools to address the challenges of the markets we serve. We cater to the entire learning project cycle and offer support (through tried and tested tools) for all the stages of learning. So irrespective of where in the life cycle of a learning project your role and focus are on, we are here to support you in being more effective.

So, who would come up with this idea?

So, who would come up with this idea? Meet Melanie Martinelli and Shilpa Subramaniam – the two founders of The Learning Gym. We both come from a design and facilitation background and have more than two decades of combined experience in the learning space. We’re also both fitness enthusiasts! Our cross-cultural experience comes from having designed and delivered for our clients globally, and from our own diverse backgrounds.

Melanie Martinelli

A Swiss German whose adopted country is India. Melanie combines her entrepreneurial spirit with her experience in the learning field to help build memorable and results-based learning experiences. Her fitness focus is cross-fit.

Shilpa Subramaniam

An Indian by birth and a nomad by accident. Shilpa uses her love for processes and expertise in design to help our clients create performance based and interactive learning sessions. Her fitness focus is kick-boxing.

Where can you find us?

While we deliver interventions across geographies, as an Asian registered company, our primary focus is on the Asia Pacific region. 

Write in to us with your learning needs!

Get Learning Fit!