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Powerhouse Gym, Juhu : Walkthrough and Tour

The gym and I are not very good friends. We mostly avoid each other and when we meet, rather occasionally, we chat quickly and then get moving. So when I was recently invited by the Powerhouse Gym in Juhu for a tour and trial, I was reluctant because it would mean getting off my bum. Don’t misunderstand me, it’s not the gym. It’s exercising in the gym that puts me off. Like the treadmill. You are moving but you are not getting anywhere. Plus, staring at a wall? Not fun. Anyway, I headed over to Powerhouse Gym in Juhu and was hoping they would surprise me. And they did. Thank god. So allow me to give you a quick walkthrough around the gym. I must tell you this, they have lots of treadmills. Like plenty of them. Which is great because you don’t have to creepily walk up to the people running and sweating profusely and ask them when they’ll get off. The best bit? These treadmills face a window. So there’s a view. *high …

5 Tips To Avoid (Or atleast try) Putting on Weight This Diwali

How do you know Diwali is here? Because every brand is showing you ads with diyas and everyone is gifting someone something.Though all I seem to get for Diwali is sweets and diyas, both of which I pass on to other people. And some I eat. Okay, maybe I eat a lot of it okay? Don’t judge me, you judging person. Anyway, I know how difficult it is to lay off the sweets and the namkeens when Diwali is here and everyone is festive and happy. Also, wearing pretty clothes and going to lots of parties. So, I decided to help you out. These are tips and tricks that worked for me. Because, I could give you the usual tips- like where I tell you carry a snack and all that- but I know I end stuffing samosas in my mouth every time I try to pull off a stunt like that. So, here it is. Have a very yummy lunch Most parties start off in the evening and dinner is going to be a …

Store Review: Decathlon, Mumbai

So before I headed out for my cycling trip in the Himalayas, I made my way to the Decathlon store in Mumbai. Now, let me tell you this. If you are a sports enthusiast of any sort, you are going to be walking out with almost an empty wallet. I mean, this place has everything an adventure or sports junkie would need and then stuff you don’t need but want to buy anyway. It’s like the Sephora of the beauty world. The only bummer? It’s located in some godforsaken part of Thane. Let’s get into the store review, shall we? The Area It’s in some far off corner of Thane where no one goes. Sometimes people go there but I bet their phone is on roaming. No really, it’s too far. But a trip to this place is well worth your time. ¬†Because it is tucked away in a corner, its visibility is practically zero which should affect sales, or so I thought. I was there on a sweltering summer day in the middle of …

6 Tips to Get Yourself Out of Bed and Workout

‘I don’t have time’ ‘I will start on Monday. Promise’ ‘This week is hectic but definitely from the 1st of the next month’ If you’ve told yourself or anybody you know any of these things, you know that they are excuses. Yes, they do seem legit to you. You really don’t have time. But is that good enough to skip a workout? I am going to tell you the ugly truth. Nope. Not good enough. So here’s 5 ways you get yourself to workout. Some of it is emotional and will give you a little guilt, but it works and that’s important right? And no, the tips don’t include take the stairs kind of stuff. Don’t have time to workout? Break it up. So they recommend working out for atleast 30 minutes to an hour a day. You don’t have that much to spare. Or. Or you don’t want to wake up earlier for it. There’s a solution. Do it in intervals of ten. 10 minutes in the mornings, 10 minutes walk during lunch and …

App Review: Healthify me

If you don’t know already, my brother is getting married and I have decided to get in shape for it. It is 6 months away but I have the control of a dog in heat and I don’t trust myself to be on the wagon that long. But that’s what I thought I was doing. At this point in time, I am sitting here burping lovely burps of masala pav that was laden with cheese. So that plan isn’t exactly on track. Anyway, when I had the enthusiasm, (about 8 days or so ago) I downloaded the HealthifyMe app. This is an app that promises to make your healthier. It does say it’s a weight loss coach but I think it’s a bit of a tall claim. Notice that I say healthier and not weighing less, necessarily. Of course, I wanted to do a review and I took screenshots. There are lots of apps that help you with your fitness plan, but I was looking for one that was specifically skewed towards the Indian audience …

Fitness Foods: Haul and Review

Over the weekend, I made my way to the Tangerine Arts Studio where an event called Fitness Finds was taking place. It seemed like a super interesting proposition- healthy food and health-related stuff all in one place. With Facebook starting this new thing where if you show you are interested in an event – it will bombard you with all things related to the event- I knew the brands that were going to be there and that sounded like I should be there. First of all, Tangerine Arts Studio is tiny. By tiny, I mean, teeny weeny. Not that that changes anything, just thought you should know. I bought one of almost everything. Except the clothing items and the fruits juices (apparently you shouldnt drink your fruit). So here’s what I bought and a review of each. Product Review: Gouri’s Stuff/Food (!?! Not sure what the name is) Verdict: This bar made of palm jaggery was consumed quite quickly because I was hungry. It’s a little chewy but yummy. And at Rs. 50 ¬†for this …

5 Fabulous Diet Hacks From Top Nutritionists

So, the end of the year, family coming over from abroad and plenty of binge drinking sessions have wreaked havoc with my weight. I have put on 3 kgs. And this I have to lose by 29th Jan when my brother is getting engaged. Yes, I have already started working on it. I am obviously carefully considering what I am putting into my mouth. And of course working out like crazy. When I am really dedicated to looking fit, like in this case, I turn to my trusty books written by top nutritionists in the country. And it is from these that I am sharing the secrets of today. Tip 1: Pooja Makhija asks to make friendships with food. Pooja Makhija in her book Eat. Delete explains that you should treat food the way to you treat friends. No that doesn’t mean you declare love for them when drunk and take endless selfies. It means that you categorize your food into best friends, good friends and acquaintances. Best friends, you can have everyday- rice, roti,bananas, …