All posts tagged: Fitness

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 fitness tips from Sucheta Pal, Zumba Education Specialist

Over this weekend, well, technically only 6th of December, Phoenix Market City in Kurla had #FitFest going on. They had healthy eating workshops, Zumba classes, self defence classes and much more lined up. It was a terribly managed event with no visible signage of this going on, no timelines being met (The Zumba class that was supposed to start at 5:30pm started at 6:15) and no one really there to tell you what was going on. The word fest has been used very broadly in this context. There were a stalls here. The Aromathai Day Spa people gave up on trying to get clients and packed up by about 6pm. The other places like a brand selling active wear from Brazil looked deserted and no one seemed to be buying anything. Anyway, in all this, I managed to speak to Sucheta Pal who is a Zumba Education Specialist and Master Trainer for India. Which means that she’s the one who trains all the trainers who teach you Zumba. Here are her 5 tips to keeping …

5 Ways You (Unknowingly) Benefit by Working Out

Now, we know working out is good for us and keeps us fit and strong and all that. But working out also has other benefits. Like you end up saving money. Okay, now don’t expect to buy a house with the money you save but really, you could end up throwing some major moolah into your piggy bank. Here’s how. Cramping your style Being fat or overweight comes with having to invest in major shape wear. You need something to pull the tummy in, something to make the butt look smaller, another piece to make your thighs look slimmer etc. You get the drift. And every time you wear this ‘shape wear’, you can choose to either look skinny or pass out from not being able to breathe. Plus, they slide up and you end up with awkward bumps. Working out means you lose your muffin top or love handles, thighs look skinner etc. etc. Which means you easily save 700-800 bucks. And money is great right? Yes. 2. All glown up Working out causes …

HouseJoy Service + Trial Fitness Class Review

I am really scared to make a mention of the word beauty or fitness nowadays. It leads to me being bombarded with ads of beauty companies and trial classes from every app that is available. Recently, I gave in. Yes, I am weak like that. I saw an ad for a free trial for a fitness class and decided to take up the challenge. So I logged on to Housejoy. A great thing about this was that I was actually able to book a session on the website. They didn’t force me into downloading an app. So, I used to the website to book the session. It was quick, they didn’t ask me all sorts of questions and keep me guessing for the longest time which was good. I keyed in all the details and then waited. And waited some more. Nothing happened. Then I got an email saying you have asked for a fitness session and someone will get in touch with you. I got around to booking this session on 26th October which …