NewZNew (Panchkula) : With our lives moving on a full-speed highway, the only thing that is keeping it on the track is good health. Keeping this in mind, Power Aerobics organisation being run by certified trainers, Manish Rana and Kuldeep Singh, bring Aerobic competition every year for tri-city. Besides, the organisation always stress upon promoting new talent. This year the new entrant in the 4th annual aerobics competition was Team Fitness Chasers led by young damsel Karishma Jhulka.
Nearly 35 aerobics practitioners of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula comprising of four teams including Fitness Chasers, Health Warriors, The Gallopers, Red Angels competed with each other in one of its kind event held at Burn Gym.
The Gallopers, led by Dr. Pallavi Kapoor, won the 4th Annual Aerobics Contest. For the second slot it was a tie between the Team Health Warriors led by Jasmine Singh and Red Angles led Meenu Parbhakar. Fitness Chasers led by Karishma Jhulka remained at the third position.
Ayush Nijhavan (Health Warriors) also won the prize for ‘The Most Energetic Performer (Male)’. The prize for ‘The Most Energetic Performer (Female) went to Taruni Aggarwal (Health Warriors). The overall performance of Team Fitness Chasers was greatly appreciated.
Sharing her experience, Karishma Jhulka said, “This competition has helped me to be more self-disciplined regarding my fitness. My team used to practice for two hours daily for a month to participate in the competition. I was new to Aerobics but our mentor Manish Rana instilled confidence in us. His motto ‘Fight to Win’ will always stay with me throughout my life”.
Manish Rana who has already successfully entered his name in The Limca Book of records twice in fastest floor dance aerobics category wants to take this event now to the state level. “Health and fitness is not something that is confined to a particular city or area, which is precisely why I would want to spread everywhere I can. I want the entire state and country to recognise that there is no greater asset than fitness, and aerobics is the best way of achieving it”, he said
Attired in smartly coordinated dresses and with their steps swift and light, men and women showcased their best skills. The competition was adjudged on the basis of the accuracy, coordination and clarity of steps. The competition was held from 9 am to 2 pm and each team performed for 45 minutes. The choreography for the contest was done by Manish Rana and Kuldeep Singh.
Sharing more details, Kuldeep Singh said, “The participants had practiced more than a month so that their steps matched well and their movements were regulated. We want to spread a message among masses through such competitions that aerobics increases our stamina, reduces fatigue and brings down stress levels. Besides it helps with losing or managing one’s weight and keeping the joints supple”.
The judges for the 4th Annual Aerobics Contest of Burn Gym were Sanjeev Kumar, Director of Fitness Matters, Dr Neelam Jindal of Yoga Beyond and Amit Mathews, aerobics trainer.