2016 Anti-Gravity Fitness - Shake up your workout. Exercise upside down for a change.
Does your regular workout include crawling like a crab, or rocking about in a hammock? If it doesn’t, you could be missing out. Fitness trainers are adopting quirky routines to keep people training and make training fun.
So you can now choose between ‘high-altitude training’ in a low-oxygen chamber; go ‘anti-gravity’ and hang upside-down from a hammock; or sign up for combine training that involves ‘natural’ forms of exercise like dragging, lifting and throwing, to replicate the kinds of workouts we’ve been missing since our hunter-gatherer days.
“The aim of suspending yourself is to create a natural traction position where you use your own body weight to exercise,” says Nital Raval of the Biorhythm training studio in Pune. “The position helps reactivate the digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems. It may look tough, but it actually involves no acrobatics or gymnastics.”
Pune businessman Devendra Anand, 48, would agree. When he got bored lifting weights at the gym, he decided to try the anti-gravity workout a year ago and says it also helped ease a lingering lower back pain caused by poor posture. “Doctors had suggested physiotherapy, but with the new workout, the pain became less and less over six months and eventually disappeared. I feel more flexible and agile and I’ve continued my training because it’s really fun.”
2015 BIORHYTHM YOGA STUDIO NEWS IN INDIA DAY.
Traditional yoga gave the modern day man bragging rights about his newfound flexibility along with his already muscular physique. And if that wasn't cool enough, Anti-Gravity Yoga (AGY) now aims to equip to you with spidey skills-at least that's what the 46-year- old businessman, from Pune, Devendra Anand believes. "My favourite move in the class is the Spiderman (where you hang off a hammock in an inverted position)." From the outset it looks like an activity generally undertaken by the more graceful aerial acrobat. "Some might consider it feminine. But, in actuality the format is very playful; you get into poses that signify a bat or a mosquito or some other animal," says Namit Dua, a 33-year-old banker from Pune.
2015 MUMBAI PRESS CONFERENCE.
AntiGravity established in 1991, has its headquarters and fitness training center in midtown Manhattan. The AntiGravity Theater and National Aerial Performance Training Center is based in Orlando, Florida where they have a long-running show. Team AntiGravity maintains a roster of over 80 physical entertrainer and hundreds of certified AntiGravity fitness instructors around the glob.