If you’re new to Bombay Jam, then here are a few things you should know: it’s an addictive, effective, and highly entertaining way to get in shape! Bombay Jam is a dance fitness (or “dancercise,” as known to some) class that centers around Bollywood music and dance. Our music tracks are custom blends of catchy Indian tunes with Top 40 hits and our choreography is a fusion of Bollywood, hip hop, Bhangra, jazz, Latin, and more.
We started Bombay Jam in 2009 with the vision of using the eclectic Indian film industry in order to devise a fun, yet intense, dance fitness class. Our program has passed review by Master Trainers and is nationally certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), the largest fitness and TeleFitness educator in the world. Simply put, Bombay Jam is a lively, energetic workout program that centers around the high energy Bollywood culture.
Who We Are
We’re passionate choreographers, Bollywood dancers, and nationally certified instructors with years of experience in the industry. But most of all, we’re authentic. Our core team of instructors grew up in the heart of Bollywood — Mumbai, India — steeped in the rich and extensive traditions of the globally recognized Indian film industry. We’re a friendly, motivating bunch who understands that a great workout combines equal parts of enjoyment, safety, and effectiveness!
What’s Bombay Jam?
We kick your workout into high drive by infusing a genuine Bollywood flavor into them. Our music tracks are custom made by some of India’s most talented DJs. Our routines are choreographed to burn calories, build strength, tone muscles, and enhance flexibility.
Check out what makes up a Bombay Jam session:
- Class starts with a brief warm-up to get your muscles and your attitude ready to jam.
- Then we transition to about 25 minutes of cardio to bring up the heart rate and challenge the cardiovascular system. We have a pattern in place to bring the heart rate up and back down in a healthy manner. It’s all about the heart muscle here!
- Now we tone. We target three major muscle groups in each class: 1) arms and shoulders, 2) legs, and 3) abs and back. You use your own body weight and resistance for the toning routines. No external weights or props are required for our program. You’ll be surprised how heavy your arms and legs will feel after this part of the class!
- We wind down each class with a stretching routine to bring everyone back to a resting heart rate. The sweat will really start pouring here.
Why You’ll Love It
By the end of our one-hour dance fitness class, you will have gotten a full body workout and have burned up to 800 calories. Not only that, but you will have accomplished all of that without even realizing it! Most of our students report that the hour goes by so quickly because the class is so enjoyable. And in addition to that, our friendly studio environment and in-class camaraderie helps get people excited about working out—even those who have struggled with finding the motivation to do so in the past.
One of our veteran fitness instructors and program content creators, Janani Chalaka, said it best:
“Everyone knows fitness is important. They understand it up in their head, but they don’t always feel it in their heart and soul. Nobody wants to run on a treadmill endlessly. So while people know that fitness is important, it’s easy to fall off the wagon sometimes. So we at Bombay Jam asked ourselves—what can we do to motivate people and inspire them to work out?”
And so was the conception of Bombay Jam — a place where both beginners and seasoned trainers alike can benefit from the same workout and companionship as well as gain flexibility, strength, and stamina.
Check out this clip below of Janani chatting with WomenNow on what Bombay Jam’s dance fitness is all about.