Five unconventional ways to get fit in Mumbai!

Rains can ruin your daily workout routine. We all need that one push to wake up in the morning on a lazy cloudy day, to head to the gym. If, you are bored of lifting weights in the gym, and yet need to get in shape, before the wedding season kicks in, we bring you five unconventional ways to get fit in the city.

aerial-silkAerial Silk
Aerial dance act or aerial silk is a dance form where the artist performs aerial acrobatics while hanging from a special fabric.Aerial dance form not only combines the beauty of dance and a beautiful silk, but this can also be an excellent and fun workout. With this kind of dance form, you can move your body in innumerable ways and at the same time develop a core strength and flexibility. Currently offered at Sitara Studios in Dadar, the fitness form will be soon launched in an innovative way by Sushmita Sen in her upcoming studio Inhale. The cost of learning this art is Rs.4,000 for eight classes.

aqualatesAqualates
Aqualates, that combines the basic principles of pilates and uses water to remove stress on the joints, is said to be an effective form of aquatic exercise.Aqualates includes water walking, cardiovascular workouts, deep and shallow water fitness regimes. These exercises target specific muscle groups, like the hamstring, buttocks and calf. The workout ends with a series of stretching exercises with simultaneous diaphragmatic breathing that promote flexibility and strength. For Rs. 1,000 per session, Deepali Jain specializes in Aqualates and offers classes at Nariman Point. To register, call +91 98200 94323

hot-yogaHot Yoga
So, what’s keeping Demi Moore, Naomi Watts, and Robert Downey Jr. young? It’s a yoga series, called Bikram Yoga, otherwise known as Hot Yoga. The exercise plan was developed by Bikram Choudhury who created a 90-minute, 26-posture series of moves (loosely based on existing postures) and two breathing exercises which he has dubbed Bikram yoga. The sequence, which must be followed precisely, is done in a room heated to 42 degrees Celsius. A great way to burn some calories and stay in shape, these classes are held in Andheri and Bandra. A monthly membership at the studio setting you back Rs10,000; a three-month membership Rs24,000; and annual membership Rs61,000. For more information click here.

manoj-pathakMetabolic Hyperdrive Workout
Strength Factory has an innovative way to get you in shape in form of the Metabolic Hyperdrive program is based on the principles of functional training, which uses everyday, familiar movements like lifting, cycling, running and makes sure you’re working a combination of muscles and sections at the same time. I’s not like CrossFit, where the training is effective, but super grueling and more suited for those who need a high level of athletic training. So, if you are ready to get ripped join Strength Factory in Chowpatty or Matunga, for Rs. 4,500 per month. For more information click here.

parkour-workoutParkour Workout
A perfect workout for people who don’t like to workout indoors, Parkour is a great fitness excericise to test your endurance. Parkour is a physical discipline which focuses on efficient movement around obstacles. It participants how to move through their environment by handstand, handwalk, vaulting, rolling, running, climbing, and jumping.With movements similar can be found in the martial arts & gymnastics, its a perfect outdoor workout. You can get more information and join the parkour group here.