Author Archives: Sharath Narayan

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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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 an 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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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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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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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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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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