How Fitness Brands Like Gympik Are Changing The Way You Look At Fitness?

Health is wealth.

This is the age-old adage we all grew up learning but most of us don’t even pay heed to it. This is why the stage was set for someone to be the harbinger of change and it came in the form of fitness brands like Gympik.

They have spearheaded a new revolution in the fitness industry by offering never before offers for the price-sensitive crowd and even the provision of a personal trainer. Often, it is the reluctance to go find the right gym that makes people recluse. With Gympik, people can spot

  • Gyms
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Dance centers
  • The fitness studio and what not!

The ease that technology has offered can be put to the right use. These fitness brands have latched on to the perks of technology and incorporated it in our day to day life to make our health better and life more functional.

The corporate world, in particular, is grieved by the number of employees that fall ill every year. The fitness levels have been remarkably low. It is this segment of the crowd that is willing to shell a few bucks if they can get a fitter and leaner body. With the advanced technology-driven features, great deals and budget offer by Gympik, people all over are now willing to give their body some love and stay fit.

The touch of personalization

There is no doubt that having a personal trainer is wonderful for the body. A trainer studies the body and understands what’s best for it. It is these fitness brands which convinces people the need for such trainers because even a million dollar paycheck cant help you stay fit if you do not take the initiative yourself.

With the growth in popularity of such fitness brands, it has been seen that even people in Tier 2 and Tier 3 citifies have started participating and caring about their health and fitness. There is a zeal among youth to have a body that exemplifies fitness.

No doubt, fitness is sexy and having ripped and sculpted muscles surely give you the X factor which is a craze among the youth. These fitness brands know well how to target the youth and with their smart marketing, they have grown to become the giants of the industry.

Initially started in Bangalore, the company has grown manifold and set its base in umpteen cities in India. No doubt they have eyes set on bigger goals. To make India a true champion, we need fitter people who are ready to take up the challenges that life often throws on our face.

Being fit isn’t merely about exercise; it is also about diet and lifestyle as well. Gympik also offers the best fitness tips and reading materials which will program your mind to adapt to the world of fitness.

Mahatma Gandhi had rightly remarked, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Gympik is setting the right example which the rest of our country is slowly following.

I have taken a pledge to be fitter by the end of the year, did you?

Note: This article is written as a part of Gympik Fit-A-Thon contest and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. Gympik is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused.

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The Tryst With Numbers

For the 10th time this month, I got up on the weighing scale and found no change whatsoever. I was tired of putting in endless efforts every day and still seeing that there wasn’t the slightest bit of change.

I looked at the mirror and I was shocked at the reflection, not because I was overweight but because the girl who stared back at me was nowhere close to the confident-self I used to be. Somehow, amidst my resolve to shed down the extra pounds, I ended up losing my inner spirit.

I could see all those inner Demons baring their teeth at me.. I could feel the society lash out at me. Was it such a sin to be little more? Does being a little obese meant I couldn’t wear the clothes I loved? Did the weighing scale become my flashing identity? Was I no more than the pounds I weigh? Does nothing else matter except my waistline? Was beauty solely defined by what the weighing scale said? Does having fat thighs meant I always needed to conceal them behind over-sized dresses? Could I not dress up and feel pretty just because the weighing scale wasn’t my best friend? Should I let go of my confidence simply because I was not size 0?

A hundred different thoughts ricocheted my mind. I was scared of what society had made of me! Yes, my thighs maybe the size of Texas; my weight might be double that of a size 0 girl! I might wear clothes that have double XL label on it. I might be what the world labels as obese but none of it entails that I couldn’t live the life I aspire to live.

I have always been happy, confident and proud of who I am. The heart inside knows that beauty is a lot more than the number which the weighing scale says just like beauty isn’t skin deep; it isn’t wired by any boundary either.

I saw my own reflection once more and I realized I needed to be the change the world really needed. I wanted to be the poster girl for every person out there who is battling a battle every time they look at themselves and their overgrown body in the mirror.

Body shaming needs to stop and the biggest culprit is the victim itself. I realized then and there itself love is the only way out of the mess. I decided not to let anyone’s opinion bother me. A few extra pounds didn’t mean I couldn’t do what the vile society perceives as hot girls’ pleasure. It’s about time we killed the stereotypes and embraced with love the body we belong to.

Sure enough, I would love to have a fit body nonetheless, I don’t loathe who I am. Just because a weighing scale says a number that isn’t categorized pretty, I won’t let happiness disappear. I pledge to myself to love my body; to be happy in my own skin and to radiate inner confidence. I would no longer let other people judge me for my body size. I was done playing this little dirty game and I was ready to conquer the world with my large body that accommodated my bulky legs because isn’t it rightly said, ‘the bigger the better!’

Three months later,
I am fat but fit. We are a lot more than our weight. I am happy I chose this new direction because sabotaging my independent confident spirit simply because I didn’t fit with the world’s perception of thin is beautiful didn’t seem like the sane thing to do. I bet John Keats was right when he quoted, “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.”

 

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Today I am ready to fly even with all those extra pounds because all it takes is the confidence to love who you are and to seek who you can be and none of it has anything to do with the statistics that the weighing scale often speaks. Say no to body shaming and say yes to being you because there is no one who could be more perfect you than yourself. Life is a gift and every moment could be made into a memory. Stop shaming people because of the flabs they have because sometimes flab is fab!!

This was the spirit of #AHundredLittleFlames which has helped me fly high and soar higher.

This post is inspired by A Hundred Little Flames book which can be purchased here.

A Letter, A Life.

It was one of those days when you just wake up and sense that something is not right. It is hard to put your hand on precisely what went wrong but there is a nagging feeling which makes your heart sink somehow.

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I dreaded the day and somehow even before it had begun, I wanted it to end.
With a half-hearted will, I got up and like always, my hand grazed my phone as it was one of those rituals that you never break.

 

There were 13 missed calls from Zarine and my heart sank as I saw that. She was never the one to call me so many times until it meant just one thing – trouble.

My mind dreaded all possible worst case scenarios.

She was my best friend since the time we both understood what friendship meant. Unfortunately, she had been battling a long war with fibromyalgia and for her, every day often felt like a battle. Sometimes, getting out of bed was a Herculean task for her. I had never met someone with such a strong willpower ever. She was in every sense my role model because whenever I saw her, I saw the kind of sheer strength and mind power she had in her.

I immediately hit the call button and when I heard her mom’s panic-stricken voice, my heart sank further.

“What happened aunty?” I asked with palpitating breath.

“Beta, can you please come here soon? I am sorry to bug you so early in the morning but Zarine is refusing to get out of bed and she only wants to meet you.”

I knew it was one of those days when even the toughest bones broke down. I knew that Zarine was fighting a lone battle and she too sometimes got tired. I knew that if I couldn’t be with her when she needed me the most, I wouldn’t just let her down but I would never be able to see myself in the eye either.

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I sprang from the bed and let aunty know that I would be there at the earliest.
I knew exactly what I needed to show Zarine and even though every passing second hurt me as I knew Zarine was hurting, but it was important for me to get that thing. I knew that it was exactly what she needed to win this day over.

When I finally reached her home, I couldn’t stop my tears. Zarine lay in bed and her eyes were teary. I could see the pain break her bone and I could feel how she was dying a little every day.

“You’re here!” She whispered and tried her best to smile. I knew even this simple act was terribly hard for her but my presence mattered so much.

“What happened, Zarine?”

“Alisha, I don’t have it in me anymore to fight: the pain is killing me a little every day. I just don’t want to get out of bed anymore. I want you to know that you have taught me so much but I just want to give up. So I wanted to see you one last time before my journey here in this leg of the story is done. “

I couldn’t believe my own ears. This was the Zarine who was the epitome of self-strength. I had sensed her breaking resolute since the last few days and this is why I knew she would need what I had.

I simply took out the letter and placed it in her hands.

“Dear reader,
Nobody has seen tomorrow. No one knows what we will run into. Yesterday, I had almost given up. I wanted to close this chapter of life but I decided against it. Today, my mom told me that I would have a little baby to play with soon and truly I have never been happier.
Today my best friend also planned a three day trip to the amusement park I have never been to. For you, these may be little things, but at our age, this is all we seek.
What I want you to know is that every time you want to give up, close your eyes and gather the moments wherein life strengthened you. Think of all those people who love you, who you matter to and fight; fight because this life is a gift which we are meant to cherish.

You are stronger than the thought that asks you to quit. I didn’t and I won’t let you ever because a life saved is a life made. “

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I showed it to her and she smiled knowing well that this was her letter that I had kept with me all these years. She wrote this letter when she first came to know that she had fibromyalgia and the pain had crushed her and so had the news. She wanted to quit but had stood her ground and had fought.

“I love you, Alisha.” She whispered and got out of bed and hugged me tightly.

3 months later.

As I stand at her funeral and the tears refuse to dry, I knew Zarine wasn’t a quitter. She fought till the last breath. She loved her full story and somehow it is she and her letter that helps me get out of bed every day even though I know that being a juvenile diabetic, my days here are numbered.

I will fight like Zarine did and so will you. Be the letter in someone’s story and save a life because lives matter and so do you.

I am living and loving. Are you?

This was the letter of #AHundredLittleFlames which has helped me be a fighter and not a quitter.

This post is inspired by A Hundred Little Flames book which can be purchased here.

Messy Maze

The tangled maze of the tree
sometimes symbolize the mess inside
Aren’t we all a little twisted?
Aren’t we all looking to untie the #knots that complicate
Too soon too fast
Life rides at pace so Brisk
You wish you could pause and rewind
memories that have now become a lullaby

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You know what they say 
Don’t let the thoughts scream 
Because it suffocates 
Slowly it will strangle 
The hold so tight 
You want to break free
But alas chains so terrible
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If only I could fly 
And do all I desire 
The sullen heart too would smile 
The empty eyes would gleam 
With hopes of the paradise 
Where I had so often lived 
Why can’t I turn you back, Time? 
Why did you deceive? 
Lock me back in those lanes
Where I simply stayed 
Unaware of how precious 
Were those Tiny moments 
That has now passed me by

You know what they say 
People kill people 
Everything tumbles down 
The spiral gets messy 
The year is bidding a Bye 
Or is something else going away too? 
Bid adieu to another year 
Because it’s always yesterdays
That look lovelier than the tomorrows

One more time I will sail
In my yesteryears locked in memory lanes 
Let the good times wash over me 
Let the remembrance bring that same old smile
Which doesn’t worries of the ticking time 
Yes, let me be that kid again 
Who believed that Santa always came 
Because such is the pathos now 
That
Everything new is the same again

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Who Is Back?

After what seems like ages and may be even double ages, I have decided more than this blog needs me, I need it. So, I will be resuming back to active blogging because often it is the words that heal the emotions which the heart traps.

 

Hope to reconnect and make this blogging journey worth the comeback.

Spread Love This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day round the corner, you must be feeling the rhythm of love already. Those who are dating must be anxious to know what surprise is in store and well those who are single, you might be brushing on dating tips so that next year, you would have someone to celebrate the day with.

For all the love-struck couples looking to enjoy their time, but worrying about the budget, you should check out these 50 cheap date ideas for any budget. What I loved the most about these ideas is that despite the low cost it would entail, it still feels romantic enough to give you some of the best memories which you could ask for.

All women who want to break some stereotypes and enjoy the sparkling feeling of love should try and be more expressive. You can check out dating tips for modern women and impress and surprise your lover by setting new trends this Valentine’s Day too.

Obviously, there is so much that one can do. Love is one of the most beautiful feelings which can give wings to your heart and let you fly. So, cherish the beautiful moments which you can spend with your lover and make it a point to go on dates. It is the good quality time which you both spend in each other company that will strengthen the kind of bond that you have.

All relationships go through testing times and it is when you have some good moments of togetherness as memories that you will be able to sail through these bad times too. So, do not leave any chance to make beautiful memories and enjoy life the way it comes.

Date your loved ones and cherish the beautiful moments as and when they come. Love truly sets life on magic.