These 5 Indoor Fitness Centres In Delhi Are Changing The Way We Workoutby | February 14, 2019
The capital’s sprawling parks and open gymnasiums were for long a matter of great pride. Fitness enthusiasts in the city would often boast of jogging in Nehru Park to their counterparts in Mumbai. Over the years, as Delhi’s air quality worsened from ‘unhealthy’ to ‘hazardous’, fewer people went to parks and more found themselves in the gym. Refusing to settle for run-of-the-mill, equipment-heavy gymnasiums, Delhiites are now flocking to indoor climbing gyms, CrossFit studios, and boxing rings to stay fit.
The first-ever indoor climbing gym in the capital offers novel ways to help members stay fit. Designed to simulate the experience of rock climbing indoors, this fitness centre is built in a basement and has three pebble-mounted climbing walls for different skill levels - the Beginners wall, the Arch, and the Shaft. Apart from indoor climbing, the gym also offers Vayu Yoga, Krav Maga, Acroyoga, and Parkour. Anuraag Tiwari, the founder of Delhi Rock says, “I have seen that climbers don’t really take general fitness into account, so yoga classes help in flexibility and conditioning, as does dance.” The Krav Maga program has five levels of training and is managed by the Indian Federation for Krav Maga and the International Ultimate Krav Maga Federation. The Parkour sessions teach you to navigate through obstacles using moves like shoulder rolls and wall-ups. Acroyoga helps build strength, improve balance, and increase concentration by bringing together acrobatics, yoga and Thai massage. Vayu Yoga is an aerial practice where yoga asanas are performed on suspended hammocks, focussing on a wholesome mind and body experience,
The Big Pay-Off: Rock climbing increases upper-body strength, focussing on abs, obliques, delts, traps, biceps, and gradually - fitting room happiness.
Price: INR 5,000 per month, including gear rental (shoes and harness) for the first month.
Contact: +91 11 46588444, +91 9818440969
Address: Nanaksar Gurudwara Compound, Greater Kailash 2, New Delhi
The brainchild of leading fitness and wellness expert Sumaya Dalmia, Sumaya boasts of being Delhi’s first state-of-the-art personal training studio. With a focus on customised fitness routines and individual ‘lifestyle management’, the Tailored Fitness programme is a customized package, designed to help you address your fitness goals in a holistic way. If you choose the diet-based path to fitness, the Nutrition programme will evaluate your nutritional requirements and outline a package that will optimise your dietary intake to complement your workout. If you’re looking for a fun workout, you can opt for Stott Pilates, a contemporary form of pilates that is offered in Delhi exclusively at Sumaya, and promises a longer, leaner physique, a better posture, and a stronger core. Besides these, if you’re really keen on group activities, you can pick from a variety of indoor activities like yoga and TRX suspension or join outdoor sports groups for cycling, running or boot camps.
The Big Pay-Off: Muscle definition, toned abs, increased endurance combined with a healthy lifestyle.
Price on request
Contact: +91 11 2341 4999
Address: The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, New Delhi; Zehen, 77 Friends Colony West, New Delhi; C-75 Shivalik, New Delhi
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No fitness enthusiast is a stranger to CrossFit—the intense and effective functional training workout that includes the best of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. Head here if you’re looking for workouts that are simple yet effective. Their strategically designed programmes help clients achieve three major fitness goals: weight loss, with activities focusing on running, rowing, plyometrics, gymnastics, weight training, and Olympic weightlifting techniques; muscle gain, leading to increased accuracy, agility, balance, stamina, and strength; and overall fitness by training at maximum intensity for improved flexibility and speed. Plus, they promise to not repeat workouts, so you’ll never have a boring day. Depending on your fitness level, you can opt for Beginners classes, Regular CrossFit Workout, Strength, Gymnastics Strength Training or Open Gym. If you’re looking for individual sessions, you can also work out with a personal trainer.
The Big Pay-Off: Weight loss, muscle gain, and overall fitness
Price: INR 9,000 per month, for unlimited sessions
Contact: +91 88007 75924
Address: 7, Arjun Nagar, Opp. Defence Colony A Block, Kotla Mubarakpur, New Delhi
Studio 60 believes that group workouts are the best way to stay motivated and measure progress. However, they also offer personal training sessions. There are 12 types of workouts with different intensities. With height adjustable steps and simple movements, Step lets you work out while dancing to upbeat music. HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) aims at intense workouts that help burn fat. Crush Cardio is a 60-minute dance fitness routine ideal for anyone who prefers dance over conventional forms of exercise. Their fun Zumba class offers long-term health benefits for the body and mind, at a beginner level. The Lesmills Body Pump class mixes cardio with weight training, while Lesmills Body Combat is a fierce training program that includes Karate, boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi, and Muay Thai. Lesmills CXwork is a fitness session that helps build resistance. The Spinning class gives you a chance to experience the thrill of outdoor cycling inside the club. Apart from these, Studio 60 also offers pilates, body conditioning classes and yoga. It’s your one-stop centre for ultimate fitness.
The Big Pay-Off: A flat stomach, a fantastic butt, toned legs, and the joy of letting go to upbeat music.
Price: On Request
Contact: +91 88264 30674
Address: 77, Friends Colony West, New Delhi
If you’re looking for a productive way to channel your rage after a bad day at work, look no further. BoxFit creates intense, energetic workouts based on the principles of boxing and kickboxing. These high-intensity cardio sessions will help you gain strength and coordination while burning up to 1000 calories in a 60-minute session. Don’t get intimidated if you’ve never tried boxing—this isn’t a professional ring. In fact, you can have a sit-down with your trainer and choose the pace and intensity of your workouts. Book a group session if you’re looking for a fun and dynamic workout, or set your own goals for tailor-made lessons with personal training. Each hour-long session is divided into three components. High-Intensity Cardio takes you through high energy drills, with a focus on fast calorie burn with exercises like jumping jacks and mountain climbers. Next, put on your gloves for Bag Work, where you’ll go through 8 rounds of non-stop intense bag-work, with each round comprising of unique combinations. The last segment focuses on Core, where trainers hand pick the most effective core strengthening workouts especially suited to boxers.
The Big Pay-Off: High-calorie burns, a toned, strengthened body, along with a fitness-oriented outlet for pent up energy.
Price: INR 4,000 per month, for 8 sessions
Contact: +91 88001 34969
Address: 81 Hemkunt Colony, Greater Kailash I, New Delhi; C-6, C Block Market, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi