Fitness centers across India have been struggling to accommodate the swelling number of people looking to break away from the strictest fitness regimes, with some opting to offer free classes to people with fitness needs.
The latest example of the phenomenon came this week when yoga instructor and fitness trainer Ashok Naidu opened a free yoga studio at a mall in Hyderabad.
The yoga studio, which offers classes in various yoga poses, opened with a bang and attracted the attention of the media.
“Our yoga studio is not only a place to work out and practise yoga, it is also a place for people to get their fitness on,” Naidus, the founder of the fitness studio, said.
“We have over 2,000 yoga students, and the yoga studio offers them a lot of classes that are more than enough for them to get fit.”
Naidu said the studio also provides a place where students can talk to people about the different yoga poses and to get the best advice on which ones are best suited for them.
“If you are looking for a new fitness challenge, we also have classes in different yoga positions, from the standing yoga, to the seated yoga, and many more,” Nadu said.
“People are also finding it difficult to get into a yoga studio as it is too expensive.
If we can help people to make a few more changes, that would be very appreciated,” he added.
Naidul’s yoga studio has been in operation since April.
He said he has also started offering free yoga classes to students with fitness problems in other locations, including the nearby Indira Gandhi International Airport and at a public park in Chennai.
Naidul said the company was not looking for big money out of his yoga studio.
“There are many different yoga teachers who offer classes at the studio and we will offer them classes,” he said.
According to a report in The Hindu, the yoga industry has seen a surge in the last two years, with the number of yoga instructors and studios having grown to nearly 6,000 in 2016 from about 6,100 in 2015.
Yoga studios have also been opening up all over India and attracting more students with more and more classes being offered in various fitness poses.
“It is not just yoga studios.
There are also other places where people are seeking to practice yoga, which can be yoga studios, sarees, yoga studios for children, saree studios, yoga instructors, yoga teachers, yoga instructor, yoga teacher, yoga students,” Nami, who is the co-founder of Naiduleva, said in a statement.
Nami said he hoped the yoga studios and yoga classes would help people of all ages to get stronger and healthier.
“It is also important to point out that yoga poses can be different in the way they are performed,” he wrote.
“The poses we offer are more or less the same as those in yoga.
It is the same for all yoga teachers.
We offer yoga classes in a variety of poses.”