Get introduced to the 'Mind' of Folk Fitness -Aarti Pandey and her transformation story
Ghoomar is a traditional folk dance from Rajasthan representing devotion to the Goddess Saraswati and celebrating feminine energy. Performed by a group of women, Ghoomar consists of a series of hip movements, pirouettes and spins. The dancers move in and out in a wide circle adorning flowy wide skirts called ‘ghagara’. Ghoomar isn’t just a visual for the eyes, along with it comes some fitness benefits that you wished you knew. These 4 reasons will help prove your dance and fitness obsession right!
When we started with Folk Fitness, we ourselves were extremely inspired from the culture around us and got on to the path to give back to the country that has given us so much! Even since then, we have found the inspiration to better ourselves with each step and each story that has become a part of our journey... One such story is of Madhumita Gubre,
At Folk Fitness, we have seen a lot of people come in and make Folk Fitness an inseparable part of their lives. One such story that we would like to share today is of Sneha Barve. She has pursued her education from the pathology field and belongs to the medical background.
We often come across various stories of personal battles and develop an attitude of gratitude. At Folk Fitness, we have always had the support of our parents and well-wishers who gave us the opportunity to practice freedom of thought. But, over time, we have met many keen dancers who did not get the chance to do the same. With our help, however, they still managed to turn their fate around. One such story is of our popular FFYT Santoshi San. Read on to know her own story in her own words:
At Folk Fitness, we have not only seen bodies and personalities change- sometimes we have even witnessed lives change. It truly inspires us to believe that we can make our own luck, if we decide to take all the problems in our stride. Here is one of our most inspirational FFYT’s story where she narrates her ordeal, her battle with life’s circumstances and how Folk Fitness helped her lead a second leg of life without any qualms! This is her story, in her own words..
As founders, when we started Folk Fitness- it was not just the idea of extracting the gems from our culture that inspired us to do this, but it was our very own initiative to give back to the country that has given us so much. It feels extremely over whelming when any of the members of our Folk Fitness family end up making a difference to their lives and we are the catalysts that inspire this transition.
The mental aspect of the Folk Fitness regime:
While many are aware of the health aspect that Folk Fitness offers, not everybody knows that Folk Fitness routines are designed for holistic fitness and are led by mental well-being. As a part of our research and study, we realized that in most of the available workout routines, mental fitness is generally overlooked, which is very disheartening; because the mind plays a vital role in leading and ensuring a fitness routine that is rewarding as well as long lasting.
Folk Fitness is a one of its kind group workout routine that has culture imbibed in every move. Choreographed while keeping in mind the best of teachings of Folk Forms from across the country; Folk Fitness has a lot more to offer apart from simply retaining our rich culture. Being an ideal fusion of cultural gems from all parts of the country, this routine has been carefully researched upon by experts in the fitness field.
The concept of Folk Fitness came about when quite literally- the mind, body and soul chanced upon the idea of combining their love for fitness and culture. Being extremely passionate about the rich and varied cultural heritage of India, it always bothered the three as to why none of the Indian Folk Forms were used as a core concept of Fitness regimes. As a country, we are always looking up to the western trends forgetting about how much our own culture has to offer.