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An Indian Gym

If you have a choice, look for a gym which has a clean environment, good lighting and good ventilation.

health and fitness Updated: May 12, 2003 20:32 IST

What to look for in an Indian gym

If you do have a choice, look for the following features in a gym.


A clean environment

Good lighting and ventilation

Air conditioning is not advisable

Changing and showering rooms


A qualified trainer, who can give you individual attention

Support staff to supervise machinery

A qualified dietician should be present or available on call

A doctor must be available on call, in case of an emergency or injury

Machinery that should be available

Monitoring devices to check Target Heart Rate and Body Fat Ratio

Emergency medical kit

Equipment for exercising all areas of the body namely the upper arm, upper back, chest, mid section, hips, waist and thighs

The equipment in the gym should be serviced every week

The following equipment are usually found in Indian gyms:

For Aerobics:


Rowing machine



For Strength Training:

Lat Pull

Peck Deck

Bench Press

Leg extension and Curl

Leg Press

Multi Hip

Fore Arm Machine

Calf Machine

Inner Thigh and Centre thigh Machines

Free weights like Dumbbells and Barbells


First Published: May 12, 2003 20:32 IST