Saturday, July 14, 2012

Fitness Funda : Gym or yoga?? ( I found a Hybrid)

Everyone should really be already on a fitness workout, and if your not then start , stop procrastinating ( lazy bum)

I have never really been 'thin' (thank you DNA, not) , and no I am not one of those skinny girls that just say I am not thin when they really are. I am a nice healthy plum-ish full figured girl , who has always been a 'L' or a 'XL' , recently reached 'M' and extreamly happy about it.

I have to unfortunetly work hard for all those chocolates and pizza's and eat outs.

One debate I had when I had to start a workout routine was whether to join Yoga or Gym.

I initially joined Gold Gym, their on floor instructor's are good but its more over self motivation ( dont have) that you need to keep going, and the cost of a personal trainer is just too much! Any other gym around my area didnt have good trainers.
In the end the whole idea of a gym failed.

Next I went to this Lady that teaches Yoga at home....wait there is a 'but' coming.....but I ended up being the only person under 30 and well, the class was too slow for me and concentrated more on arthritis and diabetes, etc., etc.

I tried working out on my own at home, read procrastination.

Finally I joined 'Power Yoga', its basically high-paced yoga, and the instructor is great. We started of with a class of 4 students and are current 10, so end up getting personal attention. The instructor keeps encouraging us and has taken it up as a personal mission to make us 'yoga experts'. Most of the stuff we do is almost equivalent of a cardio workout. 

For those who know yoga-lingo : we do Surya Namaskar 35 times, and his aim is to take it upto 100 times just because Kareena Kapoor use to do 100 when she was Size 0, Have to inform him I am perfectly happy at being a Size 12. 10 is the minimum I wish to go.

Been trying to tread mill in evening as well for around 20 min. but not punctual :(

Want to do one more thing along with yoga trying to figure out what.....any suggestion?? just like a 20 min. workout in the evenings.

PS : After a yoga session I always feel refreshed and happy ( not sure why I feel happy, but I guess in the whole 'inner peace' kind of way


  1. Hi! While doing random search on net, I came across your blog and read this post. It is good to know yoga is helping you in loosing weight. I also tried practising yoga but not too regular with it. Can you plz tell me more on power yoga and where you are taking power yoga sessions...

    1. I am taking Power Yoga at Radisson Hotel Noida, the group is called TheYogaGuru,their website is

      Power Yoga is actually fast paced yoga and the program is focused not only on removing any medical ailment but also on reducing weight. The trainers are very good.

      If you live in Delhi/NCR then you should defiantly take a trial class.

      Also being regular helps :P

    2. Thanks for giving details....I also stay in Delhi (West Delhi) but Noida is too far from there.Will try to find sumwhere nearby...

    3. ooh, try Aerobics if not yoga or gym.

      Personally I find Aerobics more fun :)

  2. Hi girls :)

    This is a great post! Trust me I went from L or XL to XS or S. I go to Golds Gym. Power Yoga and Aerobics wont help you in long run. I lift heavy and thats what helped me lose weight. I used to go for is just cardio and inferior exercise in terms of fat loss..Initially you will lose and then you wont..Strength training is the most superior form of exercise..I will soon do a post on my blog!

    One can workout without personal trainer too. I keep going on and off trainer…as i know the exercises well now :)

    Stay healthy and Commit to be fit!

    And size 0 (US) is UK SIZE 4..and 10-12 (In India) is also according to UK Size :)


    1. Wow your really motivated! personally I need someone to keep pushing me, hence the need of a trainer. But I find Gold gym trainer program a tad bit expensive.

      Cant comment much on aerobics Vs Power Yoga Vs Gym, in my personal opinion I find power yoga more effective.

      I am glad that gym has helped you out :) Looking forward to your post! Let us know when your post is up

    2. I know..I can understand..But basically Power Yoga is all about the stretches..I do it after my workout and in between the sets too :) and on cardio days for mobility, endurance and flexibility.

      Anyway good to have all fitness freaks around..I will keep you updated :)

      Cheers to life and fitness :) Just keep going :)

  3. Nice Blog!
    You can try Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. Each, Level 1, 2 and 3 dvds, consist of 20 min workouts. Great for a bride who is busy planning her wedding.

    1. Thank you for the advice!

      Will defiantly try this out.

      Would you know if its available any where online? or do you recommend just buying the dvd??

    2. Just saw it, does look like a great workout, i guess I will just have to bite the bullet and do it

    3. Yup, i think it's available on Youtube. I like the fact that it includes strength training, cardio and abs. Please make sure you do the workouts in a safe manner with good form.
      Let us know how it works for you. good luck!

    4. Ya just saw it on youtube, looks great will start from tomorrow....fingers crossed will defiantly tell the results!!


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