Which Bollywood fitness camp do you belong to?
Katrina’s Pilates pack or Kareena’s yoga tribe?
Fitness fads are a dime a dozen, (baby crawling anyone?) but the fittest names in the glamour biz remain loyal to their favourites. Not even a hectic world tour could keep Katrina Kaif from her Pilates appointment, and Sonam Kapoor simply took her trainer along with her during her Cannes schedule to ensure that nothing came in the way of her aerial yoga regimen.
So where do you fit in in the pecking order? Have you found your zen with yoga like Kareena Kapoor Khan or is high-powered Zumba your jam? Here are all the fitness camps that Bollywood’s fittest ladies are divided into now.
Bollywood’s most popular fitness tribes
The aerial yoga gang
Because just doing impossible stretches and asanas on a grounded yoga mat is oh-so-mainstream. Bollywood besties Jacqueline Fernandez and Sonam Kapoor have both taken to anti-gravity yoga to work on their flexibility, sweat off those extra calories and possibly jack up their Instagram cred too. We mean, just look at Jacqueline's mean split.
The ballet batch
Looking for something a little more fun than just a sweat sesh on the treadmill? Spin some fun back into your gym date with ballet. Alia Bhatt mixes up her workout routine with regular twirls at a ballet studio to work on her mobility and flexibility, while Nimrat Kaur signed up for Cindy Jourdain's boot camp to regain her agility for performing stunts for her movies.
The Zumba club
For those days when you just can't bring yourself to head to the gym, pop in some Zumba DVDs and let your body do the rest. And that's the true story behind how Nargis Fakhri got herself bikini-ready in two weeks for an urgent photoshoot. Neha Dhupia, another long-time advocate of the fitness form, prescribes it as the best way to beat gym ennui.
The Pilates pack
Founded by Joseph Pilates, this fitness form originally started out as a rehab practice for wounded soldiers in World War I. Deepika Padukone’s svelte bone structure means that she was born to be a card-carrying member of the Pilates club. Katrina Kaif, on the other hand, isn’t a naturally flexible person and puts some serious sweat into those pull-ups. Huma Qureshi discovered her passion for it when she realised how good it made her feel along with how great it made her look.
The yoga troops
From flab to fab, calculating the number of fitness success stories in Bollywood that owe their credit to yoga requires a calculator and a proficiency in advanced mathematics. Sure, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Aniston are headlining the yoga gang abroad, but they were beaten to the punch by Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Sonakshi Sinha among (many, many) others in India.
After delivering her gorgeous son Taimur, it was business as usual for Kareena who headed for her yoga session shortly after getting back on her feet. Her preferred form? Bikram yoga in a room with 40% humidity.