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Greetings from FITSO. During this tough and challenging time, a lot of things are being left to speculate. Our members have been asking what is being done at the facilities, what happens to the membership and how is Fitso working towards addressing issues around the COVID-19 outbreak? We at Fitso are committed to reducing our members’ anxiety around our facilities’ operation status, our actions and safety measures at the facilities and most importantly the impact of the outbreak on their plan purchase decisions. We are going to break this void and structure our communication as under: Our Operations: We have…

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Summer season is just around the corner and thought of the sweltering heat leaves us sweating. With the soaring temperatures, it gets tough to grapple with the summertime. What comes as a respite is the idea of taking a refreshing dip in the water. Isn’t it? Don’t we all make plans to go kayaking, river rafting, scuba diving or snorkeling? Don’t we all look forward to joining some swimming classes just to get away with the cruel sun and relax? If no, you are definitely kidding’ me. Well, people who are enthusiastic about water sports have a variety of options…

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Swimming is an essential life-skill. So much so, that in countries like South Africa, swimming is a mandatory skill that kids are expected to know before they are granted admission in schools from Grade R onwards. In India, thankfully, there is no such stringent rule. It is still a given though that enrolling your child into a swimming class and getting him or her to learn it is something most parents take seriously.  Considering that swimming opens up several avenues for fitness and leisure enjoyment, it is not just about ‘the ability to survive on water’. Hence, most parents want…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a type of virus that can cause an infection in your nose, sinuses or throat. The coronavirus virions are spherical with a cell diameter of 120-160nm. Coronavirus is likely to have more severe symptoms in people with low or weak immune systems and people who suffer with long term conditions such as cancer, chronic lung disease and diabetes – as per research.  How does coronavirus spread? Identification of the exact mode of spread is still uncertain considering the mass havoc created by the virus and the outbreak being relatively new. Center for Disease Control says “It is believed to…

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Even those who drink regularly are aware of the health risks associated with alcohol consumption. And though a few social drinks every once in a (long) while are not quite as damaging as heavy drinking or drinking daily, it is a known fact that alcohol harms you physically as well as mentally. Heavy alcohol consumption causes liver damage, heart disease, brain and nervous system problems, anaemia and even cancer! There are several private and state programs available for people who’d like to be rid of their alcohol addiction. De-addiction programs and counselling sure help reduce your alcohol dependencies but did…

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Fitso, the game-changer in India’s sports and fitness industry, brings forth another game-changing proposition your way. We invite you to join us and be a part of an ever-growing group of like-minded fitness and sports enthusiasts in an endeavour to alter your lives to be better, fitter and happier.  To put it bluntly, Fitso gives you the opportunity to learn from an elite group of coaches and interact with some of the most motivated sportspeople of our times. From champion badminton coaches to medal-winning swimming coaches, we have them all here. Prolific talents in badminton and swimming are also some…

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The summer season is fast approaching and we are dreaded even at the slight thought of it. Why wouldn’t we? After all, the sweltering summers of Delhi sap us of our energy leaving us exhausted. Swimming is one activity that brings respite. The very idea of splashing water and staying for long in the swimming pools keeps the heat at bay. At the same time, we also desire swimming pools plush with the best of the facilities. Here we have compiled a list of top 5 swimming pools in Delhi so that you can choose the best swimming pools near…

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Swimming is by far one of the best physical activities out there. Just a good 30 minutes of swimming daily can build up your cardiovascular fitness and endurance, tone up your muscles and keep you generally happy and healthy.  Minus the impact stress of activities such as jumping rope, tennis, badminton, step aerobic classes and more, of course.  It is the best way to keep impact-related injuries out of your life, protect your knees and joints and still be as fit as India’s Iron Man Milind Soman, who by the way, was a national swimming champion at just the age…

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Swimming is looked upon as fun or rather an activity of luxury or so was the case decades ago. Today, swimming has turned into a sport that keeps you fit and flexible. It is not just limited to a group but in fact, people from all walks of life and age groups enjoy swimming. Swimming has several benefits which make it one of the most sought after activities. It burns calories, tones your muscles, builds muscular strength, exercises your lungs, and keeps stress at the bay. Children are advised to take up swimming right from their young age to develop…

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One can imagine a lot of things that get better with age. Sports, for instance, is one physical activity that never used to be on that list. In today’s fast paced lives, it is ever more important to stay fit and healthy. People have started incorporating fitness in their daily regime using various measures. Hitting the gym was initially the most common tactic to stay fit, but the monotonicity of it eventually got in the way!  Sport stars constantly defying their age, have been an inspiration for millions. Whether it’s Roger Federer in a Grand Slam final at the age…

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The plush city of Gurgaon, teeming with numerous corporate houses and heavy traffic, is now emerging as a new sporting hub. The financial, technological, entertainment, and startup hub has got another feather to add to its cap – sports. The city is realizing the importance of fitness and is hurtling toward indulging in sporting activities. What’s more exciting to note is that the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon has announced in 2019 to build its first international-level sports complex, replete with world-class facilities. The complex would be housing racing tracks, indoor swimming pool, and a multipurpose hall for activities such as basketball…

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Badminton courts across India are full of badminton aspirants thanks to the success of ace Indian shuttlers such as PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Srikant Kidambi. There is most definitely a rise in the number of Indians looking forward to a bright future for their children on indoor badminton courts. Usually, the breakthrough to play Badminton on international circuits come around the age of 17-18, however you should start your training early. Most of the badminton champs worldwide started their badminton coaching early. For example, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal started her badminton training when she was just 8. So, if…

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We’ve all had those moments where just putting on our shoes and lacing them up to go for a run or to the gym seemed like it took all the strength in the world. “I just don’t feel like it”, or “My body can wait one more day,” are often little excuses we tell ourselves. Though even if our bodies may be able to “wait another day” our mental health is much more fragile. To keep our mind and body in check, we need to remain active. Let’s talk about why.  Overview What does exercise offer us? Most of us…

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Looking for affordable pools to cool it off in this summer heat? Fitso Seals provides premium Indoor and Outdoor swimming pools in Hyderabad. Here’s all the reasons to join our Swimming Classes near you. Never Too Late To Learn (Image: People of all ages taking a dip at Fitso’s All-Weather Swimming Pool at Gachibowli) There is no activity as timeless as swimming, whether you’re sweet-16 or classic-50. Ideally, it is the summer beer-belly that one might want to work on, and at Fitso, we totally suggest enrolling in for the training sessions at our swimming pools. Calling out to the…

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Pearl Indoor Swimming Pool in Madhapur has had an immense and lasting impression on its users. With great attention to details, dedication second to none and an unparalleled coaching ability, Our strands of Pearls (i.e, our Coaches) have been magnificent in representing the idea and maintaining the premium image of Fitso. With a mission to make Swimming a year-round activity amongst all age groups, Our Coaches and Lifeguards ensure to make each session count, making the whole experience invaluable, engaging and fun. Here’s a couple of “Open Letters” to our team at Pearl: Nivedita, working professional from Dell had the…

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running is my life

Time and again we see stories about how “He” clinched that last-minute gold medal or how “She” broke the record to be the fastest amongst all. But sports is so much more than just winning the game or breaking a record. The most inspiring sports stories highlight Courage, Passion and most of all, Willpower! Meet Vandana Goel, Director at Convenient Constructions & Consultancy Pvt Ltd. A lady with a will of iron, she has made us believe that following one’s passion and hard work can turn impossible dreams to reality! From being rendered immobile for more than 6 months due…

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swimming membership

So How did we come up with these numbers? Fitso Reminder Plans Justify through Value One Big Happy Community   First, a quick reminder! As you already might know, we at Fitso are trying to bring about positive change & impact in the swimming space (since late 2017). We’ve been at it for almost a couple of years, and we’ve learned and seen a fair bit. We’ve reacted passively, actively and now we’re in a position to be proactive. To quickly recap – we’re successfully operating 10 (7+3) swimming pools across Delhi NCR. We’ve had over ______ memberships, out of…

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  Before you start, let me take you through how this flows – There’s a quick summary (TL;DR) version and the expanded, elaborated version follows straight after. Who are WE and What have WE been up to Current Landscape (of the swimming market and community) Why coaching? The way forward! If you’d like to skip the fluff (intros, background et al), you can go straight to the 3rd part ‘Why Coaching?’. You can always scroll right back up anytime to know more! Why the fluff though? Because in order to understand our perspective, our vision, our ideas, our motives, you…

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swimming classes in delhi

When I was 4 years old my father took me for swimming classes in Delhi for the first time. As my father would say, I almost drowned in the water and my father had to rescue me. I am Arun. This is my story of how I overcame one of the most basic fears of all: The fear of drowning. Aquaphobia and School via GIPHY Now let’s flash forward to a year ago. I was in class 11. I had to attend swimming classes in Delhi as my school curriculum. Soon came the first day of my swimming class. Even the thought of dropping down…

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Talent succeeds only when given the right kind of environment to grow and nurture. This applies to all careers and swimming is a field which is not left as an exception. Having said this, Delhi, the Capital of India itself faces reducing the number of heated pools. What’s more depressing is that there is no course of action taken to make this situation better. This is where Fitso comes into the picture. As the CBSE and National swimming championships arrive, the shortage of heated swimming pools in Delhi at this time of the year makes it a situation filled with…

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women running + nutrition offer

Running is one of the best and simple exercises that offer a slew of benefits. From aesthetics advantages to mental perks, there are many obvious reasons that running is a killer workout. For women, it addresses the common fitness goals to specific health concerns. It keeps you fit and healthy, strengthens the bones and muscles, keeps the stress at bay and many more. Knowledge is power, as so employ the same in your running pursuit. Why should you start running? If this is your question, think about why shouldn’t you? Lace up your shoes and hit the roads now.  Fitso’s…

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How to Increase Running Speed

Running is alone the time for your brain to unwind the tangles of everyday life”. This form of exercise not only helps your body to stay fit overall, but it also helps your mind and body to run together in sync. Running is considered to be the most effective physical exercise. Once you start running, it is time for you to think about increase running speed, which essentially is about running faster. We are going to present to you some tips and techniques that you can keep in mind and put into use to quickly increase running speed. Even if…

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Swimming is a wonderful sport for your mind and body. Once you get in the pool for the first time and begin swimming, you’ll wish you had started sooner. Ever wondered if swimming accessories are important for a beginner and if yes which ones are worth investing in? In this article, we shall give you a sneak peek inside a swimmer’s bag. If you are spending a lot of time in the pool it is recommended to put together your own bag of essential swim gears and below we list the swimming accessories that each and every serious swimmer must be…

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indian swimmers

Since the year 1896, Swimming is one of the primary five unique games to have been included in every release of the present day Olympics. Offering the second most significant number of opportunities after Athletics, Indian swimmers have bagged many records in both male and female categories. The integral governing apex for promotion and administration of the swimming in India is the Swimming Federation of India (SFI). However, in recent times Swimming in India faces an unfortunate scenario wherein there is a shortage of financial aids that young and talented athletes face leading to a diminishing value of their talent. Top…

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diet and fitness guide for diabetes

World Diabetes Day: Every year on November 14, different countries observe World Diabetes Day. Started by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1991 as a reactionary measure against the rise of diabetes around the world,  the day seeks to create awareness about the way diabetes affects people on a global scale. Diabetes is on the rise… It has already affected 350 million people worldwide and is quickly catching up in India, with figures exceeding 6.5 cr (around 5% of general population). Delhi is leading the numbers with a whopping 42% of its population being…

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Cycling for weight loss

For the normal functioning of the body and to keep yourself fit and healthy being physically active is very important. Regular physical activity keeps diseases such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis, cardiac diseases, mental illness and even cancer at bay. Daily 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise is enough to achieve long-term health goals but this does not mean that you have to go to the gym and sweat yourself. Exercising can be fun, enjoyable and simple. One such example is cycling. There has been a consistent increase in the popularity of the cycling as a hobby and as a…

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Dealing with Delhi Smog

The levels of the deadliest, tiny particulate matter known as PM 2.5, which lodge deep in a person’s lungs, soared on Tuesday to 726, according to a U.S. embassy monitor. The situation is not expected to improve anytime soon. World Health Organization guidelines suggest exposure to levels of about 10, while anything less than 50 is considered healthy and levels above 300 are considered “hazardous.” At 2 p.m. Wednesday, pollutants in Delhi’s air measured 833. We all are struggling in our fight to stay healthy. Top Dietitian Rujuta Diwekar has posted some great tips on her Facebook wall for dealing with pollution.…

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Hacks To Be A Professional Runner

Hey running enthusiasts! With Tata Mumbai Marathon around the corner, the preparation time is almost over for most of you, you must be feeling proud of yourself for the incredible challenge you took up, and for how dedicatedly you worked hard to build up the strength and stamina of your muscles. Now, most of you must be in your taper weeks, it is extremely important to make the most of this time and not let some little ignorant mistakes take away the joy of a perfect run. What is Tapering Week? Tapering means decreasing something gradually. It is a common…

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heated pools in Delhi

If you love swimming, well we have a piece of good news for you. We have listed the finest heated pools in Delhi NCR. Now you can continue your swimming classes even in winter. Swimming classes in winter come with an added advantage for learning because pools are less crowded and also, swimming in warm has been proven to improve your health and help the functioning of the bod. Here is the list of Heated Pools in Delhi! Talkatora Swimming Complex #Heated Pool in Delhi Talkatora Swimming Complex is managed by Sports Authority of India. There are three Olympic sized…

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A Shortcut for Healthy Life

Most of us have used coffee for our late night studies. In my college hostel, where I didn’t have access to coffee, I used to keep Redbull, which is certainly worst. While coffee boosts your performance and alertness in short term, it negatively affects the performance in the exam and your health. It’s worse for people who suffer from anxiety and nervousness, a common phenomenon during the exam. Unsurprisingly, the science advises us to avoid coffee. One note of advice to people who are extremely dependent on coffee for exams –  avoiding coffee is not the end of the world. There are…

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sankalp jain running journey with fitso review, feedback

What started off as a random shot in the dark casual experience, proved to be the turning point of Sankalp Jain’s life. Going from a normal everyday office worker to a proper marathon runner. This is Sankalp’s success story about how he became a runner. Here’s what we learned in an interview with him. How did you first get into running? I never had a background in running except for the casual runs in the school ground as a kid. That slowly developed my stamina and running skill. I came 1st in my class in a cross country run during…

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Best Indian protein rich food

Protein rich foods have always been the hottest thing in the market. The gym goers swear by it and the athletes stick to it religiously. It is certainly the much talked about, and maybe a little-understood component of our meals. This is primarily because of not knowing what constitutes a protein rich meal. Why Protein? Protein, a macronutrient, which is required in a large amount in comparison to vitamins and minerals, is the vital component of every cell in the body. It’s important for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, blood, and hair. Further, protein benefits in – speedy recovery after exercise,…

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top running coaches delhi ncr

“There’s one person apart from you, who can make a huge difference to your fitness. It’s a coach” Coaches are trained and experienced in helping runners figure out exactly how to meet their fitness objectives. Any runner who has a specific goal can benefit from a coach—whether that’s a time goal, qualifying for a marathon, or even losing weight. They all also help you set other goals by telling you what’s realistic, what it will take to meet your goals, and showing you the path to get there. With a running coach, you get feedback to make adjustments. A running coach will focus your…

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best feeling ever after weight loss

Deepika Sharma has everything she wanted in her life – a loving husband, two beautiful kids and a beautiful home . And she has a problem – well, had a problem, for it ceased to remain in existence the moment Deepika decided to do something about it. And what was the cause of her misery? Her weight. Once a slim girl, she gained weight over the years and had begun to tip the scales at 92 kilos.Lets check her weight loss journey. Weight Gain Doesn’t Come With Warning She never had weight issues but life kind of has a strange…

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If you’re a marathoner, you know that running 26.2 miles is not for the weak and undisciplined. But what you may not know is how close you are to becoming an IRONMAN triathlete. Yes, you read that right. If you are a marathon runner who is feeling ready to expand your accumulated fitness, an IRONMAN race may be just the thing. You already have the aerobic base, specific run training, and commitment/mental fortitude required to launch into a solid IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 training plan. After a week or so of recovery, you’ll be in the prime position to target…

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MS Dhoni Diet Plan and Workout

MS Dhoni is one of the most popular sports personalities in the world. MS Dhoni diet and workout routine has always generated a lot of interest. He is not only known for his significant contribution in taking Team India to the greatest heights in the sports of cricket but also he also the fittest one! But at 36, one wonders if Dhoni will manage to keep fitness at peak during next world cup. Continue reading and you will learn about the tips that MS Dhoni follows to keep himself healthy and fit: Avoid products with fat Dhoni believes in burning all the…

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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018 training

Credit – Sports Photography in India https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_41ULind8VY With Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018 on the horizon, read Saurabh Agarwal’s tips for the final weeks of training to make sure you stand on the start line on 19 November in peak fitness. Saurabh is an Ultrarunner and Ironman finisher. We have tried to answer your every possible question here. Should I increase or decrease mileage in last week? In last week just focus on Taper. Taper means to cut down the volume of the workout while keeping the intensity same. It helps body and heart stay active without getting tired. Run for 30 minutes on…

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coronavirus

What is CoronaVirus? Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronavirus Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can be mild such as some cases of the common cold, and others that can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. The recent strain (COVID-19) that has been wreaking havoc is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2). The disease was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to…

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Just like everything else that we do in a social, public environment, enjoying a swimming pool also comes with its own implicit social rules and etiquettes. Some of these rules are explicit and can be found on the notice boards around public pools, while a few are implicit and belong to ‘proper behaviour’ category.  Here are some basic swimming etiquettes, divided into two segments, (1) to follow before getting in the pool and (2) to follow while you’re in the pool. Before You Get in The Pool Wear Appropriate Swimwear The first and foremost swimming pool etiquette says that you…

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Dear Fitso Member, We want to thank all you for your trust and patience during these challenging times of the Coronavirus outbreak. We want to provide you with an update on our response to COVID – 19 outbreak. While hygiene has always been a top priority for FITSO, we are taking further steps to strengthen this to ensure a safe environment. As a preventive measure, we will be installing Sanitizers at all our facilities. Besides this, we  will continue to sanitize our facilities at least twice during the day. As a responsible user, we request you to contribute in this endeavour…

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Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida organized the ‘Clash of Corporates’, a mega sports event, to take the meetings from boardrooms to the field. This 2-day event witnessed spectacular performances in Badminton, Table Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Gully Cricket, Carrom, Chess, and Pool. The exuberance of the participants reflected in their games and the event concluded with happiness, healthy competition and prizes. With 20 companies participating in the corporate tournament, Fitso proved its mettle in Cricket, Badminton (Singles & Doubles), TT (Singles and Doubles), Pool and Volleyball. Amongst the likes of corporate giants such as HCL, Barclays, IBM and other emerging ones…

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When you’re trying to lose weight, your body fights back. You might lose a couple of pounds at the beginning, but if you hit a plateau you may want to throw in the towel in give up. Don’t do that and continue to bet on yourself to lose weight.  In this article, we will share 7 common reasons why you are not losing weight and how to overcome them. 1. Be Honest with Yourself Are you really following your diet program, or are you lying to yourself? Just because a specific food is considered healthy it doesn’t mean you can…

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