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Now, have fun while getting in shape

health-and-fitness Updated: Jul 10, 2012 15:41 IST
Shweta Gandhi Shweta Gandhi
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The year is half done and now is the time when most people regret making the New Year resolution to start exercising and buying that gym membership which they hardly used. If even the thought of doing the same old workouts makes you groan with boredom, then Kinetix might be the ideal fitness regime for you. We tried it out to bring you all the details about it.

What is it?
Kinetix is a new style of working out, initiated by fitness enthusiast Urmi Kothari. Kinetix is an alternative approach to fitness, which aims at getting you fit from within, says Urmi. It combines calisthenics, Pilates, yoga and cardio-based drills.

How is it different?
It is a little difficult and fast-paced, says Urmi. Calisthenics (lunges, squats and planks) tone your muscles and build resistance in your body. Then there are cardio-based drills, which help build stamina. We also include modified exercises from yoga and Pilates, such as stretching and surya namaskar, which make you aware of your breathing. Pilates gives you a better posture and improves your core strength.

What does it aim to do?
The main goal of Kinetix is to build core strength, flexibility and agility, make you aware of healthy habits and also to relieve the boredom of regular workouts. I’ve seen people buying yearly gym memberships, and then they get bored and stop going. There is no motivation, says Urmi. Getting fit should be a fun activity; it should make you want to do it again. I want to bring back the fun and form in exercise.

How did we fare?
Our class started with an introduction to Kinetix, which was followed by stretching and some warm up exercises. That was followed by a combination of squats, kicks, lunges, sprints and some more squats. It was a challenging workout, not meant for people who have just started going to the gym or are new to working out. Try it if you are a fitness buff, and love pushing yourself with challenging and grueling workouts.