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The new fitness mantra

chandigarh Updated: Jul 21, 2012 10:46 IST

The secret to staying healthy is rather basic — eat healthy and exercise regularly. However, despite the apparent simplicity of this ‘secret’, we see an incredible number of unhealthy people of all sizes and ages.

To counter this problem, two city-based fitness instructors devised a novel exercise routine that helps one lose weight while also having fun.

Dancercise is a concept tailored for people who want to shed the pounds without 50 repetitions of mind-numbing exercises done to standard gym music. It seeks to revolutionise exercise in a way that appeals to the masses — through three unique forms of dance: bhangra, zumba and Bollywood.

Vikram Kapoor, general manager of Bodyzone Gym and Spa, Sector 9, Chandigarh, and Anup Debnath, its group fitness manager, are behind the innovation.

Bhangra is known to be a high-energy cardio workout — low impact dance done to pulsating beats — as it works on your stamina and helps shed excess weight while oozing character and joy. In perfect sync with the foundation of bhangra, this portion is headed by the resident bhangra expert — Happy Singh, who has been working in the field for 15 years.

The second part of Dancercise includes Colombian dance form, zumba, guaranteed to sculpt your mid-section and give you the abs you’ve always yearned for. It comprises of a series of easy-to-follow rhythmic moves done to Latin music. Along with chiselling your body, zumba is also great for flexibility and endurance, and will be taught here by Anup Debnath, a seasoned veteran and Zumba instructor since the past four years.

The third dance form covered by Dancercise is our very own Bollywood dance, incorporating easy-to-learn steps and the moves of which will be shown by Jasmeet K Shan, who runs a city-based dance facilitation centre called Dance Dacha.

Focussing on breaking the monotony of everyday workout and including fun to one’s fitness regimen, Dancercise will be a three-month course with three classes a week, costing Rs 7,500.

Within these 36 classes, you won’t only look good — you’ll also dance well.