Sunday, April 27, 2014

The BOLLYFIT SHOW, Festival of India at the Srinakharinwarot University, Bangkok

The BOLLYFIT SHOW, where Reema Sarin, Founder of BOLLYFIT performed for the Festival of India at the Srinakharinwarot University, Bangkok . Reema was accompanied by Mandeep Singh Chowdhry and Sunil Kumar, who have trained in BOLLYFIT and many genres of dance including Bollywood, Latino dances, Jazz and Modern Dancing. Reema and the dancers showcased their bollyfit and bolywood, hip hop, jazz, modern dancing moves to the remix beats of popular bollywood songs like Dhoom 3 tap, Sunny Sunny, Diliwali Girlfriend, Raghupati Raghav Rajaram, Lungi Dance, Ishq Bada Tadpave and Baby Doll!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Glorious Gwalior!

A lovely trip recently to the historical city of Gwalior! The entire city is a visual and aesthetic feast, for the builders of Gwalior were great architects.Old havelis with exquisitely carved doorways and windows; statues of the Scindia family. Museums and art galleries are treasure houses and beautifully maintained palaces give the city its inimitable regal flavor. We started our journey with the beautiful Gwalior Fort, built on a steep mass of sandstone, dominates the city and is its most magnificent monument. It has been a scene of momentous events : imprisonments, battles and jauhars. A steep road winds upwards to the Fort, flanked by statues of Jain tirthankaras, carved into the rock face. The magnificent outer walls of the Fort still stand, two miles in length and 35 feet high, bearing witness to its reputation for being one of the most invincible forts of India. This imposing structure inspired Emperor Babar to describe it "the pearl amongst the fortresses of Hind." Within the fort are some marvels of medieval architecture.
 Built by Raja Mansingh is the Man Mandir Palace, built between 1486 and 1517. The exquisite 'Man Mandir', Palace of Dreams, was built in his time and so began the most romantic epoch of the Gwalior Fort. Man Singh, a popular and just ruler, married a courageous Gujari village belle, Mrignayani.
The Rajputs constructed palaces and temples in the precincts of the fort of which the dedicated to Vishnu is the graceful little Sas-Bahu-ka-Mandir, built in 11th century is a fine example. Prolifically carved out of local sandstone, the temples are within the fort itself.
The Teli ka Mandir is a 9th century edifice, towering at 100 ft high. This is a Pratihara Vishnu temple of a unique blending of architectural styles. The shape of the roof is distinctively Dravidian, while the decorative embellishments have the typically Indo-Aryan characteristics of Northern India. The 2 nd photo shows a lovely view of the old city of Gwalior!
The 15th century Gujari Mahal is a monument to the love of Raja Mansingh Tomar for his Gujar queen, Mrignayani. After he had wooed and won her, so the story goes, Mrignayani demanded that he build her a separate palace with a constant water supply from the River Rai, via an aqueduct. The outer structure of the Gujari Mahal has survived in an almost total state of preservation; the interior has been converted into an Archaeological Museum.
A splendour of a different kind exists in the Jai Vilas Palace, current residence of the Scindia family. Some 35 rooms have been made into the Scindia Museum, and in these rooms, so evocative of a regal lifestyle, the past comes alive. Jai Vilas is an Italianate structure which combines the Tuscan and Corinthian architectural modes.
Helping ourselves to the Imli tree leaves at the Tansen's Makbara - legend has it that Tansen used to chew these leaves to keep his voice sweet! The father of Hindustani classical music, the great Tansen, one of the ‘nine Jewels’ of Akbar’s court, lies buried in Gwalior. We ended the trip with a leisurely swim in the royal pool of the Usha Kiran Palace hotel. Sightseeing in Gwalior is a magical trip into the centuries gone by.    

Friday, April 18, 2014


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Ab Crunches to Trim that Belly Fat! Reema Sarin, Founder BOLLYFIT talks to STAYFIT Magazine!

The Belly zone is probably where we put on weight first, and it is one of the most difficult spot areas to lose fat from!
To truly tame your trouble spots, you need combine cardio with strength training. Ideally, you should do atleast 30 minutes of cardio 4 to 5 days per week. Cardio activities can take form of whichever form of aerobic exercise you’re doing—aerobics, dancing, walking, running, biking, swimming, hiking. The key is to be consistent with your exercise regime and to do the exercises with intensity. Indulging in being active all day, would also help you in burning fat as opposed to shunning any physical activity, which would slow down your system instead! For e.g. walking around to do the chores, cleaning up a little, working a little in the garden, so as to increase your activities of daily living.
Here are 3 excellent spot training exercises to do to burn that Belly Fat!
The ‘AB’ Crunch: This is your typical abdominal crunch exercise and it if done right, it really make your abs work and are super effective to burn the fat off the belly area.
Lie on your exercise mat on your back. Bend your knees. Place your hands behind your head, keeping your elbows wide open. Press the small of your back into the mat by pulling your belly button towards your spine. Contract your abdominal muscles and slowly bring your shoulder blades about 2-3 inches off the floor. Exhale from your mouth as you contract and come up, and inhale from your nose as you come back down. Make sure to keep your neck straight and your chin up. Once you raise up to your maximum, hold the Ab crunch for a few seconds and then slowly lower back down to start position. However, do ensure that you never completely relax back on the mat once you lower back. Do 4 sets of 16 repetitions and increase the sets as your Abs get strength to do more shoulder lifts.
Bicycle Crunch: This is a particularly effective exercise as it works strengthen three different ab muscles at the same time: the Upper Abdominal muscle, the lower Abdominal muscle and the external Oblique Abdominal muscles. Lie flat on your exercise mat on your back, pressing your back into the ground, as well as reducing the curve in your lower back. Contract your core ab muscles. Position your hands gently behind your head. Lift your knees up to about a 45 degree angle. Turn your right elbow to your left knee and twist to try to reach that knee and go to your maximum, so as to contract your side Oblique abdominal muscle. Now change your elbow and knee, and alternate to the opposite side, with your left elbow aiming for your right knee. Put in your maximum effort and intensity into each ‘pedal’ move. Do 4 sets of 10-15 repetitions to each side.
Ball Crunch: The Ball crunch is excellent for strengthening your core abdominal muscle — the rectus abdominus. Position yourself such that the ball is under your lower back. Take your arms and place them either behind your head, keeping your elbows wide open. Inhale you’re your nose as you contract your abdominal muscles, pulling them in tight, and using them to lift your upper body or torso off the ball, straight up towards the ceiling, with the ball stationary and firm on the floor. Each time try and lift higher, contracting in your Abdominal muscle, and hence increasing the intensity of each Ab Ball Crunch. Now, gently lower back into starting position and do 4 sets of 12 repetitions.
The more resistance and intensity you put in to the above Abdominal crunches, will help you strengthen your Abs further and get the flat belly look faster!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Little Bollywoood Dancers German School!

My little and youngest Bollywood dancers from the German School!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Exercising the Right Way! STAYFIT Magazine talks to Reema Sarin, Founder 'BOLLYFIT' on How!

Exercising the Right Way!
To get optimum results from your Workout, it is important to ‘workout right’! STAYFIT Magazine talks to Reema Sarin, Founder 'BOLLYFIT' on How!
Here are some tips to exercise the correct way -
Always Warm-up before you Workout: Without a warm-up, you're asking your body to work before the oxygen and blood flow reach the muscles. You increase the risk for injury, and with cardiovascular exercise, you raise the heart rate too fast. If you don't warm up before lifting weights, meanwhile, you risk torn muscles and won't be able to lift as much weight. Get your blood flowing by spending a few minutes on the treadmill or exercise bike, or even walking in place.
Resistance training for ‘Fat burn’: Many people think they need only a cardiovascular exercise program. We begin losing muscle at age 30.Strength training builds muscles, which increases metabolism and burns fat as well as calories.

Strength-Training: The safest way to use strength machines or dumbbells is for optimum results is to lift in phases, exhale for two counts and hold briefly at the top of the contraction, then return as you inhale for four counts. Also always exhale during effort! Doing weight-lifting repetitions too fast raises your blood pressure and increases your risk for joint injury.

Getting those Abdominal Crunches right!: Many people do crunches or abdominal workouts without ever toning their abdomens. The problem is that they're using the upper torso, neck, and head to do the work. The contraction should be from the ribcage to the hip bone.
Have the correct stance on your Gym Machine! -
Stand erect when you're working out on one of these machines, without holding on too tightly to the cardio equipment lets you ‘cheat’ and keeps you from moving your arms, which is essential to boost your heart rate and burn extra calories. Instead of gripping, just rest your fingers, from your index finger to the pinkie, on the bars. As you get more comfortable, drop a finger. Eventually, you may have just the index fingers resting there for security.

Vary your Exercise Regime – You must change your workout as doing the same exercise routine day after day, means you are working the same muscles each time, and as they become very efficient, they use up less energy, and you burn fewer calories. Find different types of exercise that you enjoy, and make it a point to vary what you do.

Cool-down & Stretch – Always ‘cool down’ your muscles and let your heart rate come down slowly at the end of your workout. This means exercising at a slower pace for 5 to 10 minutes. Stretch well once your workout is over, which means holding a static stretch with no movement at the joints. Your body should feel lengthened but not to the point of pain.
Drink enough water - Muscles need fluid to contract properly, so if you don't drink enough, you can get muscle spasms or aches. Drink water before, during and after exercise.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The BOLLYWOOD Dance performance for the Ambassador's Gala Reception, for the Festival of India 2014

The BOLLYWOOD Dance performance for the Ambassador's Gala Reception, for the Festival of India 2014, hosted by Indian Embassy Bangkok, at the Royal Sheraton Hotel.
In an enjoyable and high energy dance evening for an audience of 500 including the Media, other Artists and Dignitaries, Reema performed to popular Bollywood songs including 'Tune Maari Entriyaan', 'Paani Paani', Balam Pichkari, 'Baby Doll', 'Chingam Chabake', amongst other. Reema Founder of BOLLYFIT and many genres of dance including Kathak, Bollywood, Latino dances, Flamenco, Jazz and Modern Dancing.  Reema performed solo, as well as was accompanied by co- dancer, Mandeep Singh Chowdhury, who has trained in both BOLLYFIT & Bollywood dances.