When was the last time you surprised yourself at the gym? I mean, really surprised yourself, not just scored another new personal record on the bench press
When was the last time you tried out something new at the gym, like a class that surprised you in the best of ways?
There’s nothing worse than the daily grind of monotony and it does get boring, going to the same gym every day and doing the same exercises day in and day out. But there’s no reason you can’t spice up your fitness routine and make every day a brand new adventure, especially with the Fitato App.
So, take this as a challenge to break your routine. Don’t obliterate your old routine completely—just step outside of it once and again to refresh your mind, wake up your muscles, and get some areas working that might not see much action in your current regimen. Take a look at these 10 novel workouts. We’re willing to bet that you haven’t done even half of the workouts mentioned here. So go ahead, give them a go and live it up!
1. Capoeira Brasil Pune
Your fitness will build from day one and after a few weeks of training, you will be surprised at what you can do. Capoeira is a total body workout which mainly focuses on your core and upper body and has a lot of leg movements involved. Just after a few sessions, you will be a noticeable increase in your balance, agility and overall fitness levels.
Sagar is an exceptional trainer who makes it an experience to be part of the Capoeira community. Good vides, great people and a kickass workout! So head out to try out Capoeira, one of the best MMA studios in Pune as well as one of the best gyms in Kalyani Nagar.
Address: Artsphere, 4th Floor, North Court Building, Road No 12, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411014
2. Team J Bars ( Callisthenics)
Are you tired of air-conditioned, fancy looking gyms with loud music? Then sweat it out the old-fashioned way! Team J Bars at Kothrud is an open-air, no fuss, a bare minimum gym that’ll get you in shape the original way. The brainchild of Govind, a 28-year-old callisthenics and street exercise trainer, Team J Bars challenges the mundane techniques of weight and fat loss through its unique yet definite ways.
At Team J Bars, you’ll be introduced to callisthenics. Callisthenics is a combination of exercises that involve a variety of motor movements and the maximum usage of your body weight. Basically, Govind will make you run, sprint, do hardcore pull and push-ups, planks, battle ropes, crunches, mountain climbers and more. You will be using muscles that you never knew existed. The uniqueness and effectiveness of the fitness regimes at this gym lands it the top spot in our list of best gyms in Pune.
Address: ARAI Road, Vetal Tekadi, Kothrud, Pune, Paud Road, Pune, Pune, Maharashtra 411038
3. DanzoFit (Dance To Bollywood Numbers)
Add a little zing to your everyday routine with workouts that energize, uplift and excite you! Jump, punch, kick, stretch and dance your way to a fitter lifestyle that revitalizes your mind and fuels your body. So put on your dancing shoes, and shake, shimmy and groove your way to the most popular recent Bollywood chartbusters.
Our dance classes in Pune are scientifically structured to increase metabolism, boost stamina and improve balance and muscular coordination. And the best part of it? All you have to do is dance!
Address: 212,213 & 214, First Floor, Fortaleza Vittoria Commercial Complex Opposite, Princeton Town Society, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411006
4. IUKMF Krav Magav (Self-Defense)
Krav Maga was developed by the Israeli Army and is a very effective and practical form of self-defence, specializing in real-life situations and hand to hand combat.
As a self-defence system, it relies on simple, instinctive body movements rather than rigid techniques requiring years of training. It is easy to learn and retain and can be performed naturally and intuitively. As a result, men and women of all ages, different physical characteristics, capabilities, strength, and training can learn the techniques taught in Krav Maga, with no problems whatsoever.
Their vision in India is to create warriors in not just a physical sense but also mentally and emotionally. They want to help people fight back against any type of abuse physically, mentally or emotionally.
- Kalyaninagar: Happiness Inc. The Activity & Learning Center! No.5 Palacimo Estate, Lane 6, Opposite Nyati Builder’s Office, Princeton Town Society, Pluto Society, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra
- SB Road: Kalachhaya Cultural Centre Opp. Vikhe Patil School, Patrakar Nagar Road, Off. Senapati Bapat Road, Gokhalenagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411016
- Pimple Saudagar: Gold’s Gym Pimple Saudagar 4th Floor, Ganesham Commercial, Govind Garden Chowk, Pimple Saudagar, Sai Nagar Park, Pimple Gurav, Pune
5. LyfeFit (Outdoor Functional Training)
LyfeFit brings to you, indoor cycling routines that are a combo of rhythm, fluidity, and high power cardio that results in a full body workout. These programs are a great way to stay in shape and lose weight. Lyfe has a group of skilled instructors who dedicatedly commit their time to every individual member.
Started in 2012, they’ve grown from 5 members to more than 1000 in a very short span of time. If you are looking to get fit in a personal, friendly, relaxed atmosphere, with a lovely vibe and a touch of class, look no further than Lyfefit Indoor Cycling.
Apart from spinning classes they also recently started their Outdoor Functional Training Program. Amp up your core strength by working out in the loving arms of mother nature herself. Experience a fitness experience like no other, in this contemporary yet traditional fashion.
Address: Revolution Mall, Golds Gym – 3rd Floor, Above Big Bazaar, Beside City Pride Kothrud, Kothrud, Pune, 411029
6. PH Prime Hot Yoga (Yoga In High Temperatures)
The mystery behind the name Hot yoga, is simply that yoga is performed in a climate-controlled (35 to 40 Degrees) studio with increased heat and humidity to help you sweat out toxins.
A 90-minute workout of 26 postures will give you an average calorie burn of 800 kcal. This will help you to burn off fat a lot faster and get a more toned body. Hot yoga is also very good for the skin and for destressing and detoxification.
The highly qualified trainers don’t just focus on the physical aspect of yoga but also teach meditation and other therapeutic forms of yoga to help people get rid of stress and feel more at ease with themselves.
Address: Clover Metropole, Level 2, Adjacent to Clover Highlands, NIBM Rd, Kondhwa, Pune, Maharashtra 411048
7. Shimmer Belly Dancing
Shimmer Belly Dance, by Pooja Wadke, is one of the best dance studios in all of Pune. It has multiple branches spread across the city. Belly Dance by Pooja is all about self-expression.
She has a perfect blend of all emotions in her dance and loves the freedom that it gives her to explore and express different emotions. It allows her to interpret the music and create her own style in each performance. Pooja’s performances invoke the exemplary Feminine form as a force of nature. Her performance comprises of transformations and experimental fluid moves which keep audiences enthralled. She guarantees an hour of enjoyment in a fun and beautiful environment.
Her dance class is a must-visit if you’re into dance. We guarantee you’ll have a lovely time and won’t be able to stop raving about it to your friends.
Address: Kalyaninagar -Artsphere,402, Fourth Floor, North Court Building, North Avenue Road Number 12, Near Joggers Park, Above Cafe Colombia, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, 411006
8. TY Fitness
Ty fitness deserves a special mention on our list as it is India’s first virtual fitness studio. Apart from having instructors in the gym, they also have a virtual training room which hosts big screen projections of live recordings from TY’s fitness trainers around the world, making it one of the best gyms in Koregaon park. Everybody is supposed to work out in tandem with the instructors on-screen.
They also have virtual training programmes of different levels for amateurs and veterans alike. The programmes are for various different fitness activities like circuit training, functional training, and martial arts. The best training programmes to check out in this fitness academy are body pump (which is a barbell workout), Body Sh’bam (which is a form of Zumba) and their yoga workouts (both traditional and unconventional.)
Address: 480/1b, Flat No- 2, Lila Manik Apartment, Near Motor World, Sardar Mudliyar Street, Rasta Peth, Pune
9. Om Studio – Aerial Yoga
Om Studio has applied a classic twist to the traditional meaning of yoga. It has created a subset of yoga and called it “Aerial and Acro-Yoga”, and yes it’s as fun as it sounds! It not only ranks in the list of best yoga classes in Pune but also is one of the best gyms in Shivaji Nagar and Deccan Area.
They essentially have integrated elements of acrobatics and aerial movements into their yoga routines. It is a complete change to the somewhat monotonous yoga regime and focuses more on flexibility and group movements. Aerial Yoga combines the traditional yoga poses, pilates, and dance with the use of a hammock.
This form of yoga facilitates bending and stretching of the whole body during exercise. Thus muscles and joints will be strengthened and rehabilitated, and the spine will be decompressed as the body hangs freely. A must try for yoga junkies everywhere!
Address: 3rd Floor, Above Pashankar Auto – Honda Showroom, Jangli Maharaj Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411005
10. Archery (Metrocity Sports And Health Club)
Have you ever tried out archery? Me neither.
Here’s your chance though, to try out the ancient sport of archery with your own bow and arrow.
Although not readily apparent at first sight, there are several health benefits to archery. It boosts your upper body strength by the draw and subsequent release of the arrow. But what it helps with the most is balance and hand-eye coordination. Shooting an arrow requires deft balance and perfect hand-eye coordination to hit the bullseye.
It also teaches you mental focus as you learn to tune out the rest of the world and focus solely on the target in front of you.
Address: MIT College Road, Paud Rd, Rambaug Colony, Pune, Maharashtra 411038
This concludes our list of 10 Most Unconventional Fitness Activities you can try out in Pune. One single Fitato membership gives you access to all these facilities and plenty more all over the city. So download the app, choose your activity, reserve a slot and you’re good to go.