In today’s modern India, gyms have popped up in every nook and cranny in the country. People travel 10 Km just to go and run 5 Km on the treadmill in some gym. With people getting more and more conscious about their body image and health, gym owners have left no stone unturned in cashing on money train run by the body-centric society that India has become today. But amidst all this gym chaos, ask yourself, is gym the only way to stay fit? Or is this just another wave of rat-races that today’s youth has propagated without considering alternate ways of fitness?
Fitato takes you on the journey to explore the unexplored, to discover arts previously unknown and ones that will make your jaw hit the ground! Here are 5 jaw-dropping fitness techniques you can find right here in Pune that can be the perfect alternative to your boring gymming.
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Probably one of the most unheard of fitness techniques ever, but a lot of fun at the same time! Officially called “AntiGravity Fitness”, Aerial Yoga involves a mix and match of yoga, pilates, aerial acrobatics and calisthenics and aims to work the full body. You use hammock like suspended gear to hang yourself in unrealistic positions and unleash the acrobat inside you. Sounds fun doesn’t it? So visit
Capoeira is a fairly newer concept being introduced into the fitness world. It was originally developed by African slaves in Brazil as their retaliation towards slavery. As opposed to an explicit form of fighting, capoeira is said to be “played” to music in the center of a circle formed by people. It is used as a medium to have a conversation with our bodies and exercise one’s mind, body, and spirit. In its entirety, it is a combination of martial arts, dance, and acrobatics. It sure is exhilarating and gets your heart racing every time you find yourself in the middle of that circle fighting to your more primal instincts. Don’t get disheartened if you’re a beginner, Fitato has a lot of capoeira classes on its app that especially caters to newbies and training you towards being a better fighter.
Yeah, you heard it right, belly dancing is more than just a “chillar” thing that people do. Just like pole dancing and other unorthodox dance forms coming up around the world, belly dancing seems to be the thing in India as well.
The proper name for belly dancing is Raks Sharki. It was popularized primarily for women and to increase fitness in the torso. The graceful hip drops, rolls, and pivots of this dance form utilize muscle groups in the abdomen, pelvis, trunk, spine, and neck, working with the body instead of against it. Unlike some dance forms that work against rather than with the body’s physical inclinations, Raks Sharki is based on movements that come naturally to the female form.
- It helps improve posture and tone muscles
- It helps in weight loss
- Stress reduction
- It builds the back evenly
- It tones arms
- It works muscles used in childbirth
“Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever a spider can”, probably one of the most iconic and favorite theme songs of our entire lives. I’m sure at some point or the other in our lives, we all wanted to make our spider-man dream come true. The dream where we get bitten by a chemically enhanced arachnid and suddenly start shooting out webs from our wrists. Well, maybe someday that dream might come true, but as of now the closest alternative Fitato can give you is Wall Climbing! Not exactly the same thing, but close enough!
Wall climbing not only requires a lot of practice but is the stepping stone to the more hardcore sport of rock climbing. It requires an immense amount of grip and core stability and not to mention, overcoming your acrophobia. But either way, it is one of the most fun things that you could possibly do. Moreover, you can do it with your family as well, making it a family affair!
Spinning almost sounds like something your grandma would do on a Sunday afternoon casually sitting in her rocking chair, but it is quite the opposite. Spinning is indoor cycling on stationary cycles which is used as a strength conditioning training for marathon runners and people who want to train for endurance sports. In a lot of fitness studios on Fitato, spinning is made into a party-ish environment all with disco lights and instructors. It’s taken pretty seriously in some studios where people run marathons regularly. So hit up one of these places if you have a long-term fitness plan in mind!
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