EXERCISE your sinews at the lush locales of a farm, tending to vegetable gardens and animals—as Salt Studio brings you their new fitness programme, Farm Fit. In collaboration with The Farm, the session (first-of-its-kind by the two-month-old fitness studio), is open to adults and children above the age of six. Expect fun-filled activities at this 70-acre space on the OMR, which will include milking cows, feeding buffaloes, cutting and carrying firewood, drawing water from the old-school pulley well and bathing horses.
“We are trying to integrate exercise regimen into daily activities, to make staying fit easier and a lot more fun. Participants will also be ploughing the land and planting saplings,” informs Murugappan Shanmugam, founder and head coach at Salt Studios, adding that all farm work will be supervised and assistance of any sort will be made available along with pointers about the correlation of these chores to fitness. “Each activity requires a particular technique. Some activities will get you to squat completely while others will need good posture and strength. So we are trying to integrate exercises that promote weight loss and general fitness into these tasks,” says the city-based 38-year-old. Also be prepared to participate in a variety of games like kho-kho and identifying plant species, amid all the farm work. The workout sessions will be followed by a light lunch, which will include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, along with a few desserts. What’s more? Children will also get a chance to make their own pizzas.
Tomorrow at The Farm. Rs 1,000 for adults and Rs 800 for children (including lunch).
— Lavanya Lakshminarayanan