Calcutta  /  Published 07.08.20

Gym comes home, coaches sound caution

When you cannot go to the gym, bring the gym home. The sale of fitness equipment and weights has seen a sharp spike for domestic use in the past few months, according to several retailers in Calcutta...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.08.20

Gym-goers relieved on reopening

A teacher with mobility problems. A youth aspiring to be a professional powerlifter. An insurance sector employee who calls himself a fitness freak. A handful of Calcuttans hit the gym on Thursday, w...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Style  /  Published 06.08.20

Gym at your home

My last column emphasised the importance of resistance training for women. Today, I present a tutorial targeting the major muscles responsible for our movements. All exercises can be performed safely ...
By Mayukh Banerjee in

Calcutta  /  Published 05.08.20

Calcutta gyms worked up over viability

Before the Covid pandemic struck, he ran three outlets — in Salt Lake, Nagerbazar and near the Central jail intersection in Dum Dum. The last one is now shut for good. Earlier, Sinha’s fi...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 03.08.20

Gym rules: 4 sq metres for everyone

Gyms and yoga centres that open doors for clients from Wednesday would need to adopt multiple precautions such as reserving 4 square metres for each client and spacing equipment six feet apart to curb...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.07.20

Too soon

Sir — The year 2020 has been difficult on multiple counts. Not only has India witnessed the spread of the novel coronavirus, but there has been an unprecedented economic crisis and immense rainf...
By The Telegraph in

Style  /  Published 10.07.20

Kickbox and push limits

Action movie buffs will certainly know of Jean Claude Van Damme and his movies based on kickboxing. The most famous one was even called Kickboxer! Kickboxing originated in Japan, but found popularity...
By Mayukh Banerjee in

Health  /  Published 26.05.20

Is it safe to go back to gym?

Is it safe to return to the gym? As a growing number of communities ease the stay-at-home mandates they had put in place to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, gyms are beginning to reopen t...
By Gretchen Reynolds in

Health  /  Published 27.02.20

How much is too much?

Exercising is a healthy practice that releases endorphins, or happy hormones, leading to improvements in our body type, the way we look, and our psychological well-being. However, when we exercise mor...
By Prosenjit Biswas in

Health  /  Published 10.11.18

Steps to build a gym at home

Too busy to visit the gym but always eager to keep the body in good shape? If your answer is ‘yes’, it’s time to build an efficient and cost-effective home gym. First things first. At a home gym...
By Samrat Sen in


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