Delhiites on a fitness spree

Staying active

The first edition of Indian Fitness Festival, organised by Time of Sports, saw a large number of fitness and sport enthusiasts from different parts of the country like Punjab, Haryana and Chhattisgarh.

The event held activities such as professional boxing matches, body building show and fitness workshops wherein pro-boxers Vikas Hooda, Praveen Kumar amongst others participated. Arjuna awardees like boxers Rajkumar Sangwan, Manoj Kumar and Dronacharya awardee boxer Mahavir Singh flagged off the event and encouraged the participants to make fitness an important aspect in their daily routines.

Yashraj Singh, CEO, Time of Sports, said, “With this festival, we aim to promote both physical and mental health. I believe that if people start giving 20 minutes of their day to any kind of physical activity like cycling, playing football, volleyball or basketball, it will not just help them get a fit body but it will also lead them to a healthy state of mind. This festival is just a step forward to encourage people to indulge in any activity of their choice.”

Zumba, body combat and body building competition were also held besides a corporate sand futsal tournament and an elaborate water obstacle run. It hosted an array of other physical activities like tug of war, tire flipping, arm wrestling, burden run and
spider crawl.

Singh added, “Sport and fitness have always run on parallel adjacent lines. With this festival, we aim to go beyond the trend and towards a revolution. We want to take forward the spirit of fitness in every home, get anyone and everyone fit, make them go the extra mile for a fitter lifestyle and want to make people aware about healthy living!”
Hooda said, “People are loving sports now, including boxing. But at the time when I started, boxing was not given the respect it deserved. There were no such festivals to help people know more about it and the different kinds of activities to indulge in. I’m happy to see how people here are taking interest in sports. It’s a proud moment for me to be able to inspire the young generation to stay fit and pursue their interest.”

Sangwan, India’s first professional heavyweight boxer and the president of Indian Boxing and Sports Academy noted, “Today’s youth is stuck in their corporate culture and has unknowingly restricted them to a complacent lifestyle. This event is a novel and a brilliant idea for the youth to pursue fitness and mix it with sports. I strongly believe in the adage of – swastha yuva, swastha bharat.”

To mix fitness with fun, the event also saw DJ Tatva K spinning some music for
the crowd.

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