Stay cool, try this to beat the heat!

With mercury soaring, fitness trainers work out ways to stay fit

Updated - March 15, 2015 05:48 am IST

Published - March 15, 2015 12:00 am IST - VISAKHAPATNAM:

Fitness freaks swaying to the beats of Zumba Sentao at a fitness studio in Visakhapatnam.— PHOTO: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM

Fitness freaks swaying to the beats of Zumba Sentao at a fitness studio in Visakhapatnam.— PHOTO: C.V. SUBRAHMANYAM

The soaring mercury level has turned out to be a deterrent factor for fitness freaks to hit the gym and do their targeted workouts. Keeping the harsh weather in view, certified fitness trainers have figured out ways to pack cool elements to make the daily regimen as interesting as possible.

Breaking away from mundane formats and balancing cardio exercise with innovative dance moves perfectly well, Faiz Fitness Studio has introduced Zumba Sentao to the fitness-conscious ones recently. Eventually, the chair-based choreography neatly wraps up peppy beats and vibrant steps in a trendy manner. “In summer, it is difficult to encourage people to work out. The biggest challenge lies in how you pull it out and make the schedule an engrossing one. What needs to be focused is to provide a customised fitness regimen that caters to those suffering from thyroid disorders and back pain and motivate them to exercise regularly,” explains Faiz, a licensed Zumba fitness trainer of the studio.

Those who have been practising Zumba Sentao for a while say that a combination of lively music and innovative moves makes the session addictive. “With energetic team accompanying you, the workout becomes all the more contagious that dissuades one from discontinuing the regimen,” says Padmini, a software professional.

Yoga way

Similarly, yoga instructors have revived their training session to help stay cool this season. “Certain asanas like salabasan , setu bandhasana , vakrasan , bhujangasan and dhanurasan and anantasan work well for the season. This apart, a couple of pranayamas such as sitali (inhaling by folding the tongue and exhaling through nose) sitkari (a teeth-hissing breathing technique), if practised regularly, have a cooling effect on the body as it controls blood pressure and maintains body temperature. All it takes is just 20 minutes of your time,” explains Eswar Rao, yoga instructor of Yoga Consciousness Trust.

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