When I was invited to spend a day at their Kalyani Nagar Studio in Pune, I was very excited. The experience was beyond what I had imagined. It was a day of tough yet fun workouts, overdose of fitness information and meeting unassumingly talented, dedicated and fit people.
I first had a look at the entire fitness studio. The antidote to boring gyms, MultiFit is a melting pot of fitness insanity with personal trainers and the very best functional equipments. Unlike other gyms, MultiFit does not use exercise equipment and instead uses simple tools like ropes, weights, tires and if you are up for it a couple of rounds in the ring to improve one's performance, making you use your own body weight to aid in working out.
|Was so much fun lifting weights with trainer Varsha Meghunde|
The personal training sessions at MultiFit are customized according to the client's body goals and requirements. Special tailor made workouts are crafted for people with injuries. MultiFit has the most experienced trainers handpicked by the owner Samir Kapoor, who is a fitness enthusiast himself.
|Epic fail at Battle Rope Smashing|
#1 iFITiFIT or Intense Functional Interval Training is based on the immensely popular HIIT Training program. HIIT is a training technique in which you give your 100% effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and helps you burn more fat in less time. There are four batches daily (8 a.m., 9 a.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.) conducted by Annavi Khot. Annavi Khot has qualified in THE ACSM course which gives her the right knowledge as a personal trainer
|Samir Kapoor made sure I finally did the Tyre flipping Cardio Workout after several failed attempts|
#2 Multi SpinOne of the great things about the Multi Spin Program at MultiFit is that it is adaptable to your fitness level. Their top-notch fitness experts invigorating music and visualization come together to make your MultiSpin classes both fun and effective. If you've ever left a group exercise class feeling frustrated, you'll appreciate that there are no complicated moves to learn with the Multi Spin Program. Regardless of how fit, flexible or coordinated you are, you'll get a great workout. Simply hop on your bike, set the resistance to the level that's right for you and let your instructor guide you through an incredible ride. Studio Cycling is an excellent workout to strengthen your heart and tone your legs. Classes consist of participants perched atop special stationary bikes. The instructor then takes the class on a virtual "ride" that includes sprints, hill climbs, and other fun exercises like intervals and circuits. Classes are usually 45 to 50 minutes long and are set to music.
|So much fun training with Noel Prince - partially failed attempt at lunges|
#3 12WTCWhether you're out of shape, need to regain weight or you've never stepped into a gym before, this is your definitive guide to a better body. Working out improves muscle tone and controls weight, which can lead to a more positive body image. 12WTC is all about setting you up for success - for life. If you’re after a quick-fix solution or looking for crash diet, MultiFit isn't a place for you. Their goal at MultiFit is to educate and guide you to make better decisions with the long-term goal being optimal health. The first and most important step of the 12WTC is to make up your mind to work hard both physically and mentally over 12 weeks to achieve an end goal that really means something to you. Before the real personal training sessions begin, they decide what your main goals are and how they are going to help you achieve them.
|Hammer Training on the roof with Dale|
#4 BoxingMultiFit Boxing Academy conducts a punch boxing program, a skills class designed for teaching boys and girls basic movements and defense techniques of amateur boxing. You might not become the next heavy weight champion by training at MultiFit, but you sure will increase your focus which will benefit you in life. Boxing training sessions are conducted by Manoj Pingle. Manoj Pingle is an Arjun Awardee who represented India in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and has dedicated his whole life to boxing. He now is a boxing referee and also teaches boxing at MultiFit!
|Trying some moves in the ring with Mohakk and Ashna|
#5 MMAMixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking & grappling techniques, both standing & on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports & martial arts. Daily sessions are conducted by Yashar Mianabadi at MultiFit. MMA trainer Yashar Mianabadi started kyokushin karate and wrestling since the age of 8 and obtained a 1st degree black belt by the age of 18 and a second degree black belt at the age of 21. Yashar holds a 2nd Dan in world MMA organization. Currently a representative of the WMMA in Asia & Oceania & a member of the all India MMA association.
#6 JKDJKD is the American Chinese Kungfu martial art founded by the legendary actor and martial artist, Bruce Lee. Jeet Kune Do was founded because the legendary Lee found traditional martial art techniques too rigid and formal to be practical in street fighting. He decided to design a system with an emphasis on 'Practicality, Simplicity and Efficiency'. He investigated the traditional martial arts extensively and came up with Jeet Kune Do which he called 'the style of no styles'. This fighting style can be practiced by people of all ages and levels of physical fitness, since the fighting style is very subtle and requires the fighter to do feints that put the opponent off-guard and to conserve energy whilst fighting. JKD sessions are conducted by Dhruv Chauhdhuri.
|Yoga Expert Lucy doing what she does best|
|Pretending to be stronger than head trainer Dhruv Chaudhuri (left) and CEO Samir Kapoor (right)|
|Dhruv doing this signature two-finger pushups|
|Wanna get in the ring with me eh?|
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Photographs by Akash Jagtap for MultiFit