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Aerial Yoga To Rock Climbing: These Unique Fitness Classes Don't Involve A Gym

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Ten-Second Takeaway

Don’t like to go to a gym? What if we tell you that you can still stay in shape! Curious, aren't you? First, start by signing up for these unique fitness classes that are an effective alternatives to gyms. 

Crossfit Chakra

It is Pune's first CrossFit gym! Held at their private indoor-outdoor facility in Lane 5, CrossFit Chakra is all the rage among people trying to get in shape – and with good reason. Build your core strength, muscles, and stamina through a series of high-intensity workouts designed to strengthen and exercise your whole body. The batches are small, offering personal attention and interaction that you won’t see at a normal gym.In addition to that, Crossfit Chakra also organizes outdoor activities (hikes, treks, etc) on most Saturdays when they’re not at their facility. If you’re curious enough, try one class for free before you make up your mind. Price starts at INR 3,500/month, INR 9,000/3 months, INR 18,000/6 months & INR 25,000/year. 

Raje Shivaji Wall Climbing

Explore your more adventurous side outdoors at Raje Shivaji Wall Climbing – a 50ft high artificial rock wall with three sections for climbing, speed, and bouldering. Established in 2010, the facility is run by the Pimpri Chinchwad Mountaineering Association. This is among the top 3 most active climbing facilities in India, with the maximum number of climbers in the entire country. Classes here start with the basics of climbing, and progress to higher levels of skill depending on your strength and ability. Advance training is available upon consult with the coaches. Weekend charges are INR 100/hr, but if you plan to be more regular then you can pay INR 1000/month.

Capoeira At Artsphere

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art, which uses elements of dance and acrobatics. It distinguishes itself from other martial arts in that the movements are fluid, all about ‘music, camaraderie and axé (good energy)’. Beginners start out with the basic classes at Artsphere in Kalyani Nagar. Free your mind, body, and spirit with a session costing INR 2,500 for a month.

SLTC Swimming Pool

Work on your overall fitness, cardio, and muscles through swimming at SLTC’s (Swimming and Lifesaving Training Center) facility in Yerwada. Housing three swimming pools – including an Olympic-sized one and another for deep-diving; you can sign up to learn how to swim, or if you already know how to, use the pool for exercise on your own. Both male and female coaches are available for training, if you’re more comfortable with the latter. You can also learn scuba diving, water polo, and/or lifesaving through classes that are conducted here. Price starts at INR 2,550/20 days.

Om Studio Aerial Yoga

Love yoga? Take your yogi game one step further with aerial/acro-yoga – the hottest new yoga trend to hit the city. It combines traditional yoga moves with the use of a suspended sling or hammock. We think it’s a great way to work on your strentgh and flexibility while having fun at the same time. The classes are developed from beginner to more experienced levels, so don’t feel intimidated. Price starts at INR 3000/month.