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One for the turtles
Lace up, Chennai, for the second edition of the Ridley Run is here. While online registrations are closed, you can still sign up—head to the Marina Beach swimming pool tomorrow and register. On the day of the event, get to the venue by 5.30 am for a Zumba warm up. The money will be used to buy turtle excluder devices (help turtles escape nets), which will be donated to fishermen. `250. Sunday, 6-8 am, at Marina Beach. Details: eventjini.com


pg11-5The good workout

Building muscle is the best way to lose weight and stay fit. Not too many women realise this. Breaking myths and giving practical advice, Dr Sheela Nambiar’s new book, Gain to Lose, is chock-full of handy tips, true life stories and step-by-step instructions on how to get started on a healthy lifestyle. `295. Attend the launch tomorrow, at 7 pm, at the Odyssey book store in Adyar. Details: 24402264

pg11-6Fight right
Aikido of Chennai is organising an instructional seminar conducted by 5th Dan black belt holder, Oyama Shidoin, from Tokyo’s Hombu dojo. The three-day workshop—which will include demonstrations, practice sessions and talks—will be for both children and adults (timings vary). There will also be grading on the final day. Free entry. Today till Sunday. Details: 9940244493

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