Kareena Kapoor Khan joins Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif’s fitness club
With Sara Ali Khan's trainer
After being crowned Fitness Expert at the recently-held Elle Beauty Awards 2017, Namrata Purohit has added another major milestone to her ever-growing portfolio. Charged with whipping stars like Jacqueline Fernandez and Malaika Arora Khan into shape, the youngest Pilates instructor in the country just scored a major coup, getting Kareena Kapoor Khan to give her regimen a shot.
Namrata shared a video of Kareena working out her core, back and legs, claiming that “she’s becoming a true #PilatesGirl“. Already a yoga regular and the queen bee of her gym-loving girl gang (Malaika and Amrita Arora Ladakh are card-carrying members), Kareena’s adding Pilates to her workout regimen. She follows in the footsteps of stars like Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif, who even work out together under the watchful eye of top trainer Yasmin Karachiwala.
So how much would it cost for you to work out like the stars? We did the math, in case you feel like burning calories along side Kareena Kapoor Khan.
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The former ballerina now spends her day whipping Katrina Kaif into shape for everything from her fighting sequences to bikini scenes. Her weapon of choice? Cindy’s Bootcamp, a unique mix of martial arts, yoga and ballet supplemented with kettle bells and battle ropes. If you’re up for the challenge, drop by her studio for Rs 1,200 per session, or sign up for 12 classes at Rs 12,000.
The Space: Near Harry's Bar, AB Nair Rd, Juhu Tara, Mumbai. Tel: 98920 35182
Personal trainer to Sonam Kapoor and Huma Qureshi, there’s a reason why Radhika Karle, and her A-list clientele, swear by Pilates. “This exercise form works on realigning your body to the way it was when you were born. Bad posture and lifestyle destroy the body’s basic alignment and Pilates corrects this,” says Karle. Huma echoes the sentiment, “I don’t practise Pilates to look good; I do it to feel good.”
A life-enhancing Pilates session with Radhika will cost you Rs 5,000 (plus taxes). If you’re in it for the long run, sign up for a monthly package of Rs 48,000 (plus taxes).
Balanced Body: 313 'Tanaya' Ground Floor, Nanda Patkar Road, Ville Parle (E), Mumbai. Tel: 2613 8588/89.
As the youngest Stott Pilates trainer in the world (at the age of 16), Namrata was clearly destined for great things. That she made loyal, return customers of stars like Jacqueline Fernandez, Kangana Ranaut and Malaika Arora Khan among others, comes as no surprise.
A monthly roster of 12 one-on-one Pilates sessions with Namrata comes at Rs 32,000. That infectious smile and boundless energy though? Absolutely free.
The Pilates and Altitude Training Studio: 303/304 Business Plaza, SB Patil Road, Potohar Nagar, Santacruz (W), Mumbai. Tel: 98211 54492
New momma Kareena Kapoor Khan owes her fitness transformation to Anshuka’s brainchild, FlyFit: A mixture of anti-gravity yoga and aerial Pilates. Signing up for twelve one-on-one sessions will cost you INR 36,000. Oh, and there’s always the chance that you'll bump into Kareena, Malaika, Amrita and the rest of their fit girl squad on your way in.
Anshuka Yoga: Vandana Bungalow, Plot 360, 16th road, Bandra (W), Mumbai. Tel: 98208 73167