What is CrossFit Training?

“Hey, where are the machines?”

“You, my friend, are the machine in this one.”

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So what is CrossFit? CrossFit isn’t a workout. It’s a lifestyle driven by health enthusiasts. “The CrossFit program is driven by data. Using whiteboards as scoreboards, keeping accurate scores and records, running a clock, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance, we not only motivate unprecedented output but derive both relative and absolute metrics at every workout. Even if you want to quit, your friends at the training center won’t let you.” says Greg Classman, the founder of CrossFit. “It is exactly what people need in life, a workout which is gradually taking the form of a sport.”

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CrossFit training is based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more.

The best part of CrossFit is its reward. People can get to express their fitness in everyday life, which is usually not the case with weight training or other gym oriented workouts.

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But while CrossFit training is the best way to keep you up and active, training centers can be hard to find. To address this problem, a Delhi-based firm, Fitpass has tied up with over 1250 gyms, CrossFit studios, fitness and yoga studios across Delhi-NCR at a monthly price of ₹999. Fitpass’ top CrossFit partners include Reebok CrossFit, an international brand which has mastered the science behind CrossFit. Fitpass’ CrossFit partners also include Gold’s Gym, Elemention Gym etc. which offer specialized CrossFit training as well.

5 In-budget Fitness Bands

Delhi is slowly realizing the benefits of leading a fit and healthy life. With more and more people joining the fit parade, there is a wave of fitness products, apps and apparel coming up in the market. For everyone who is working out, investing in any kind of new gear acts as a motivation to hit the gym again the next morning. So, whether you’re a beginner or a pro, getting yourself a fitness tracking band offers great utility.

Here’s 5 FITPASS recommended, in-budget fitness bands:

  • Xiaomi Mi Band – Mi Band is the best fitness tracker available out there for people who are on a tight budget. It counts your steps, tracks your calories and maps your sleep patterns. What else can you ask for in Rs.799? Oh, it also receives basic call and text notifications.MI-Fitness Band Offer
  • Intex Fitrist – Intex has made a modest looking fitness band in the new Fitrist. It offers all the basic functionality by, tracking calories counting steps and notifying distance travelled, tracking sleep quality. Apart from all the basic functionality, it also lets you control the music, and notifies calls and messages if your phone is away.
  • Fitbit Alta – The Alta is the only tracker which is not too bulky on the wrist, and has a minimalistic design. It is a good-looking device with a screen which does the job. It offers notification alert on your smartphone. Records daily steps, tracks calories and sleep quality like other bands. You’re sure to pull off a style statement with all those peppy colours offered!
  • Fitbit Blaze – The Fitbit Blaze is a fitness watch. It offers an ample enough screen to control and view everything. With an inbuilt GPS, it is one of the best devices available for fitness tracking. Track all your activity through the day. Workout with FitStar on your Fitbit Blaze and just follow the instructions! This smart looking fitness watch does it all for you.
  • Moov Now – Moov Now is another compact fitness band that offers more than just the regular features. It lacks a screen, but boasts a good, sporty look. From running to cycling to swimming, Moov Now coaches you through all. With wide ranging functionality like analyzing your form, measuring impact, tracking reps and built-in coaching. Moov Now is bound to be your favourite fitness wearable.

So, there you have it. The best of the best and why you should buy them.

 

Self Defence : Safety and Fitness

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Self Defence workouts are a lot more than just fitness. The workouts not only teach you to defend yourself, but also keep your mind engaged. When you know how to defend yourself at situations, you become independent and overcome your fears and self defence is one amazing way to achieve that. No matter how small you are, if you know the art of self defence, you can knock out any person bigger than you. Overcoming your fears automatically improves your self confidence. It helps relieve stress and fear. Knowing the basics of self defence can make you feel less anxious and more protected, even when walking alone at night. Self defence techniques can help you protect yourself from the attacker. It is one of the best ways to maintain endurance and tone the muscles. The various high intensity exercises involved in self defence techniques helps build strong muscles and burn fat to a great extent.

Here are some of the best martial arts techniques for self defence.

1. Kickboxing
Kickboxing is all about kicks, knees and punches. An hour session of Kickboxing can burn upto 500 calories. It targets mostly the arms, shoulders, abs, butt and thighs. It is also an amazing stress reliever.

2. Karate
This workout was created by Israeli armed forces. This workout starts with warm up drills, intense cardio and strength training. It is an extremely disciplined workout which results in increased metabolic rate, endurance and speed over time.

3. Capoeira
Capoeira is a form of martial arts developed by Brazilians. This workout is a mixture of martial and dance. It involves spinning, cartwheels and kicking. It helps in toning the muscles, hamstrings, butts and quadriceps. Capoeira is an enjoyable workout and a unique way to be healthier.

4. Taekwondo
Taekwondo was originated in Korea. It increases the physical and mental power, thus enhances the self esteem of an individual. The movements involved in taekwondo keep the mind engaged and body strong. This workout can be done individually or in a group.

It is important to learn self defence in order to save yourself, your family or friends under threatening circumstances. You will have fun and be fit at the same time. Men, women or kids, choose the self defence workout that suits you the best and enroll for it today. So now when someone tries to attack, show them what you’ve got and escape the situation. Keep yourself safe, feel independent and strong.

FITPASS: One pass to a 1100+ Gyms

It’s summers, and it’s time to work hard and get fit. If you have made up your mind then the next step is to select your choice of workout and then a gym or fitness studio which offers such a workout. Too much work? Well, it’s going to be too costly too. Thankfully for all of us, there apps which offer the user to workout in any gym or studio in Delhi NCR, and that too, at a fraction of the price of a regular gym membership. One such app, FITPASS, offers similar services in Delhi NCR.
Though it’s a new concept, the advantages to such a pass are many.

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1.) Convenience

It is highly convenient as you can workout in any and all the gyms that they are tied up with. This offers high utility if you are travelling, or are out for work. In this respect, an added advantage is the ability to workout at any time of the day.

2.) Price

You don’t have to dig too deep into your pockets. At a fraction of a regular gym membership you can workout in all the gyms in your vicinity. Getting fit does not involve a heavy price anymore. Take a deep breath and get started!

3.) Mix it up

One pass will open hundreds of different workouts for you. So, you can always try your hand at boxing, or mix it up with Zumba. An intense Pilates workout will also freshen your schedule up. There is no getting bored of your workout schedule.

4.) No hassle

It is extremely easy reserving and cancelling your workouts from the app itself. Manage your workout schedule on the app, so your fitness is literally just a tap away! Get your membership activated or renewed through just a click on your phone.

These points are hard to miss, and this makes it a pass at least worth trying.

How Cycling can make you a better runner

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Even if you’re a runner, riding a bike is an excellent cross-training activity, one which can improve your running performance significantly. A bicycle can be among a runner’s most valuable tools for training the body to shift into high gear, develop quicker turnover, create more power and reach peak racing shape. If you’ve never done cycling before, you should ease into these gradually. Start with a 10 mile bike ride at a hard pace, immediately followed by a 1 mile run.

If your workouts are exclusive to running, you’re only building up certain sets of muscles to perform certain functions. Though you are making your running muscles stronger initially, at some point you’ll stop yielding results out of it. When you add cycling in your regime, you’re using muscles in your legs and core that complement the muscles used for running, making you stronger, more efficient, and faster. Runners, especially who run races like marathons and ultras, put a pounding on their body. Because of this, it’s hard for some to maintain high mileage without injury. Cycling gives you a good workout without the impact of a run. If you’re not comfortable with replacing an entire run workout with a session on the bike, even substituting a portion of your run with a cycling workout can make your joints happy. Which brings you to your next point:

You can even replicate the feeling of a long run without actually doing a long run.This is the secret of the brick workout (the term “brick” refers to the two disciplines pushed together in one workout), where you go from a bike ride to a run with no interruption in between.Cycling is the best way to rejuvenate yourself in the open paradise, experiencing cool breeze, warm sunshine, enjoy the nature to the fullest while working out and strengthening your body.

Fitpass provides different bootcamps where you can experience cycling as an intense core workout in places like Nirvana Country and Leisure Valley, and many more in just 999/-

Jazzing up the fitness levels!

Jazz Dance is a modern dance form that originated in the African-American community of the late 1800s. While the music was extremely popular, Jazz Dance slowly gained popularity because of its uniqueness in moves that matched the tempo of the music. Jazz Dance involves sensual body movements while mixing elements from tap dance, ballet and other social dance forms. With fine choreography and structure, Jazz brings out the dancer’s personality and skills, because this dance is attuned to the best of the dancer’s skills and music being played.

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Jazz dance is different from many traditional dance forms as it promotes freedom of expression and individuality. The dancers have the freedom to improvise while practising their routines, and express their emotions, even while covering the most basic steps. It is a dance style ideal for the creative thinker, for those who can express their emotions with the slightest change in the body language and body movements. Choice of music is extremely critical for this dance form, for it dictates just how intense, how light, how rigid or how fluid does the performance need to be. The connect between the music piece to play, and dance moves, thus, are extremely important.

Benefits from fitness point of view are many. Jazz is an entertaining and intense way of boosting health and fitness levels. It strengthens the lower body muscles. Various Jumps and twists require a lot of energy and strong leg movement for body balance, which leads to the stronger calf muscles and quads. This dance form also enhances body flexibility. Without strong flexibility, jazz routines are a tough nut to crack. Arms, legs, back and hands are the key areas whose positioning change the meaning expressed by the position of the body. And thus, they need to have maximum flexibility. This can be achieved with regular pilates & yoga based warm-ups, and testing limits during routines.

Fitpass connects you to the finest Jazz Dance Studios all over Delhi-NCR. Trainers at these studios have years of experience in working with the biggest names in the dance industry. In short, they have learnt and practiced with the best. You can step it up with the best dance trainers in the city under one common membership of Fitpass at Rs. 999/month.

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Delhi is Dancing towards Fitness

Fitness dance is a workout style growing in popularity in the city. It’s a great way to indulge in your favourite habit and burn some calories while moving to your favourite beats. While dance classes, be it Indian Classical or Western Contemporary, were always popular, growing emphasis on fitness in today’s world has motivated dance trainers in Delhi to include more elements of fitness in their routines.

Bollywood dance has grown from amalgamation of freestyle movements to a cardio-intensive workout with Bollywood music. Hip-hop dancing, which focuses on building a strong core to execute the body movements, is a popular workout. More Dance trainers in Delhi are introducing Zumba classes in their workout schedule. Grooving to Latin music with movements aiming at improving your cardio and burning fat, Zumba is another favourite among the Delhi crowd. Aerobics is moving towards more elements of circuit training to make the workout more effective. Contemporary dance fitness also mixes Vinyasa yoga with the traditional moves associated with the contemporary dance form.

Dance Trainers in Delhi are also modifying their workouts so that men lose their inhibition of dancing their way to fitness. The past three years have seen a significant rise in number of men taking up various dance fitness classes, a workout style preferred usually by women. These various dance forms, along with their modifications, can be accessed with Fitpass, the monthly membership in Delhi-NCR. Now it’s possible to do Zumba, Aerobics, Bokwa, Bollywood Dance, Bhangra Cardio, Salsa, Hip-hop under one fitness membership.