fitness in India


Enthusiastic about Yoga? Why You Should’t Start with Suryanamaskars

Happy International Yoga Day! You may have read many posts on Yoga today or be inspired by PM Modi and be all fired up to try it out yourself. If your enthusiasm could last beyond this day and you actually try yoga, you’d inadvertently hear about Suryanamaskars. So, read on: As I write this post […]

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Monsoon is Coming: How To Do Cardio In Rainy Season

The Rain Gods are back to stop you from going to gyms or walk/runs and tempt you with mouth watering Pakoras and Chai at home. Now, there are many bodyweight exercises that you can do to keep up your strength levels but cardio part suffers a lot. After all, you can only do so many […]


3 Things To Do After Finishing The Powai Run

This article addresses the aftermath of running 4-5k’s and 10k’s, thus being most beneficial for beginners and intermediate runners. For half-marathoners and marathoners, this shall still be an interesting read but you may already be doing some of the stuff mentioned. The references are local to Powai, Mumbai but applies to pretty much any organized […]

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Lets Make It Happen in 2015

New year is round the corner and many of us take fitness related resolutions. Some of us are so enthusiastic that we buy year round gym memberships or invest in a costly cardio machine to workout at home. While the machines gather dust after a first few weeks, gym owners celebrate for clients who seldom […]


Electronic Muscle Stimulators: 20 Minutes Per Week to Complete Fitness? 1

This is the age of being fast. Fast cars, fast internet and even hopes of faster government processes (#Modi anyone?). So why should we devote same long hours in the gym for fitness. Shouldn’t science advance in such a way that fitness becomes convenient and fast for us? Lo and behold comes a revolutionary technology: […]

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5 Fitness Factors Part 2: How Many Does Your Favorite Physical Activity Cover?

A couple of weeks back, we covered all the factors you need to work on for overall fitness development. If you haven’t read it yet, check the article out here . The prime takeaway of the article was that there are many critical aspects of fitness and unless you’re a professional athlete training for a […]


5 Fitness Factors You Should Focus On | Part 1

Often times, we hear people comment that running or swimming or yoga or some sport is the best exercise and they don’t need to do anything else for fitness. This kind of approach leads to a very one-dimensional development (see pic on the right) for that person and is certainly not the best way to […]

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Quick Tips to Compensate for Diwali Binge Eating

“Gharwale mithai khilaye bina maante hi nahi” “What to do with all the chocolates that people bring!” “Ab guests aate hai to kuch to khana hi padta hai unke sath” “Diwali comes only once per year. Can’t we take a break from clean eating?” We get a lot of this from our clients. Going to […]


Great Technique to Assess Yourself

We often talk about the importance of assessing clients in order to make a customized program for them. While many clients require a full assessment by a physiotherapist, we also use some movement techniques to reveal a lot of issues which often go undiagnosed in some physio assessments. One of the primary technique which we […]

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Best Shoes for Running

Many of us start our fitness journey by running and for many, fitness is limited to running itself. But for running, you need shoes. As for most first time runners, shoes are generally shopped on the basis of looks and popularity of brands. For those who are seasoned runners geek out over features like whether […]


Your Feet Tells A Story, Are You Listening?

We mostly associate feet with shoes and sandals. Sports shoes for jogging, heels/canvas for partying, leather ones as formals and so on. But what about our feet? With a notable exception of pedicures, we seldom pay attention to this body part especially when it comes to fitness and health. But someone’s feet tell a lot about […]

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Hyper on Ebola? Keep Calm and Read This

Recently there has been an outcry in India regarding the deadly virus Ebola with a lot of people sharing Whatsapp messages and Facebook posts on how we are all at risk if we don’t protect ourselves. For those of you who don’t know, Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF) is caused by an infection with a virus […]


Free Weights vs Machines: A Battle for Better Results

In India, people often judge gyms on the basis of newest machines available in the gym. Gym salesmen and often trainers also glorify this in front of potential clients. Women often rely on these machines for the entirety of their strength workouts (however small it typically is). But are machines like the Smith Machine or […]

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Quick Reads: No Pain, No Gain? You Gotta Be Kidding Me

Probably the most quoted catchphrase in the fitness community is “No Pain, No Gain“, a one-liner most often yelled by trainers, engraved in motivation pics on Pinterest/Instagram and also written in metallic design for Men’s fitness magazines with pumped up dudes in the background.  Another “Dark Knight” version of the same theme becoming popular is […]


Quick Reads: An Open Letter to Curvy Feminists

“Real women have curves”, “Real men like curves” are phrases often shared on social media platforms often showing a skinny girl in comparison to someone with voluptuous curves with an obvious glorification of the second one. And it often happens that the person sharing herself is “curvy” (notice the deliberate attempt of avoiding the word […]


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Secret to Safer Pushups & Bench Press | Why Avatar’s Neytiri must be a Poor Archer in Reality

Many of us suffer from shoulder pain when we do pushups and bench press, especially while training hard. Today, we discuss a technique which helps us stay in a more stable position while doing any horizontal pressing exercise and thus prevent injuries. To understand it, first observe these images: Okay so first movement image is […]


Most Important Stretch for People with Desk Jobs (and Runners, Cyclists and Footballers)

As much as it is bad for health, we really can’t avoid sitting especially while working long hours in the office and this sitting behaviour leads to tightening of certain muscle groups often resulting in poor posture and joint pain. Today, we cover an important stretch for one of those muscle groups called hip flexors […]


Good Posture: Why it’s impractical in today’s world & 3 quick fixes

We have all heard and read about it, specially if we were tormented by back or neck pain in the past. Back straight, chest forward, tummy in: words often used to describe good posture. We give it a try for a couple of minutes and then slouch again in the comfort of our chairs. Some […]