Who says working out can’t be a party? As peppy Latin music blared by the poolside of Baneshwor Spa last week, 135 fitness enthusiasts of all ages and shapes tried to sweat it out in the swimming pool. Six instructors enthusiastically lead them through numerous sets. With water splashed all around, you could also hear squeals of laughter in between it all.
BIRGUNJ: Though Birgunj had only a few fitness clubs some years back, the city now has more than a hundred such clubs and gym houses. Among them, more than two dozen are running in a well managed and professional manner.
Saroj Rajbahak , 34, is a fitness trainer at New Bulls Gym, Buddhanagr, Kathmandu. Since the young age of 17, Saroj has been working as a fitness trainer for 12 years.
Republica’s Prasansha Rimal caught up with Rajbahak to talk about the growing fitness industry in Nepal.
As people get increasingly health conscious, memberships of gyms and yoga classes have swelled lately, also evident with the fact that we see a lot of photographs on social media platforms such as Instagram or Facebook these days. Here, Republica talked to a few people to know about their fitness regime, and find out what drives them to stay fit.
Staying fit and achieving that six pack abs or a ‘bootylicious’ body has become an increasing lifestyle trend among Nepalis. Seeing celebrities and known personalities maintaining a great body shape through constant and rigorous workout routine have inspired many to hit the gym. Now, people are much aware of the benefits of staying fit and healthy. Here are seven renowned gyms around
Her friends and relatives often tell her that they don’t know what to feed her when they invite her for dinner. Her answer is always the same: I’ll eat anything and everything that grows in the fields and isn’t sourced from animals. Shristi Shrestha, animal rights activist, freelance writer, and fitness instructor, has been vegan for five years now and says that it isn’t a difficult lifestyle, despite what many might think, if you educate yourself and realize how your choices affect every living being. Here, she joins The Week to talk about her vegan lifestyle and how those who are interested can join her in this noble path.
You might not be able to do extensive workout on all the days you plan to exercise, but that shouldn’t curtail your activity level as well. Remain active and try and squeeze in some form of exercise at least.
Making a resolution and promising oneself to improve some aspect of you from the first day of the year is a New Years tradition like no other. One of the highest made resolutions come every New Years is to start paying attention to your fitness and diet.
Many of us go through the struggle of finding ways to motivate ourselves to stay fit. The Week set out to talk to those people who have found ways to motivate themselves to work out to find out how they manage to stay focused on fitness.
KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Zumba, an infusion of Latin-style dance that has taken the fitness world by storm, incorporates hip shaking, loud music and complete freedom from inhibitions. Workouts don’t need to be a chore anymore.
A lot of people tell me that they exercise so much, sometimes even putting in two hours per day at the gym in addition to home workouts, but they are still unable to lose weight. I always tell them to look into their diet. It doesn’t matter how much you exercise if you don’t pay attention to your meals. After all, weight loss is 70% diet and 30% exercise. You could be hitting the gym every day in addition to walking to work, but all that will be wasted effort if you don’t change the way you eat.
I’m not a fitness expert. I’m just someone who lost oodles of weight – almost 30 kilos – wanting to share my experiences hoping it will help others who are struggling with weight loss. If I could do it, so can you.
Is walking or running better for weight loss? What should we eat post workout? What are some foods we should avoid while trying to lose weight? Is it okay to drink? – These are some common questions I have been asked over the last few weeks by people who know me or read my column.