Biplab Pradhan, 19, walked into Day 3 of the ongoing, weeklong HT-Moksh wellness festival and said he was overwhelmed by the wide range of workshops on offer.
"I decided to attend as many sessions as possible," he said. "I eventually settled on six, including nutrition and lifestyle counselling and TRX training and I am glad I did because I learnt that fitness can be achieved in many different ways."
The Juinagar resident and marine engineer said he will now practice the fitness techniques he learnt at Moksh when he sets off on his first-ever marine assignment in December.
The wellness festival, organised by Hindustan Times and Moksh - The Wellness Centre as part of HT's Fitter Mumbai campaign, offers a total of 85 free walk-in workshops at the Moksh facility at Breach Candy.
"We are glad to bring innovative ways to stay fit to the common man," said Rina Nandy, director of Moksh. "The response to the workshops has been really good and zumba seems to be rapidly catching on."
For homoeopath Hema Chanakya Mistry, the best part was that the wellness festival offered workshops for her eight-year-old son too.
"I enjoyed the morning yoga sessions while my son Namah was in school, then I picked him up and came back so that he could attend the Bollywood dance session for kids and I could attend the art of ageing session," said the Tardeo resident.
Mother-daughter duo Poonam and Nidhi Dave, who attended the pilates class conducted by Madhuri Ruia, said they had always wanted to try the fitness technique but didn't get a chance.
"Pilates was different. I am now looking forward to the boot camp," said Andheri resident Varun Thukrel.