Why Bombay Jam Classes are Addictive

August 2, 2016 / no comments

Have you been trying to hit the gym only to give in to lazy habits? Maybe you’ve made the same New Year’s resolution ever year—to get into better shape—but you haven’t made any real strides in that direction. If you are one of the many who just can’t seem to commit to a workout plan, then let’s get to the basics of what’s holding you back.

Perhaps you haven’t found your motivation. This is something most people struggle with. The key is to create a fun exercise routine that you look forward to each day. In this blog, we’ve put together some reasons why our Bombay Jam dance fitness classes are truly addictive. If you have yet to find a workout that you enjoy and can stick with, then Bombay Jam could be the right fit for you!

The People

We’re proud to have people of all ages and fitness backgrounds in our Bombay Jam classes. Bombay Jam’s enjoyable and high energy environment attracts students ranging from 13 to 65 years of age. Bollywood music has a large presence in the class. While this does compel a strong South Asian presence in our classes, the best thing about Bollywood music is its universal appeal. The fast-paced beats and foot-tapping melodies have drawn a wide variety of ethnicities to our classes, many of whom have become Bombay Jam regulars.

With the lively attitude and enthusiasm of Bombay Jam’s certified instructors, you can’t help but have a smile on your face throughout the class. The positivity in the room radiates and the environment in our studios makes fostering friendships easy and inevitable.

The Music

Most people are aware of the Bollywood film industry and have probably even heard Bollywood music at one point or another. But when people take a Bombay Jam class, they get hooked on the refreshing blend of Bollywood music and Top 40 tracks. We choreograph our routines to custom music mixes by Bombay’s most popular DJs to keep your mind occupied and your body grooving. When you’re rocking out to these mixes, you’ll find yourself wondering where the hour went by.

The Confidence

In a quick one-hour session, you can shed up to 800 calories! Bombay Jam is a great way to shake off a stressful workday or jump start a weekend morning. Aside from the increased strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health, our students leave the gym with a newfound confidence. People who are general shy about dancing in public have told us that Bombay Jam has taught them some new moves for when they are at social events and gatherings. Attending dance fitness classes with a group of other encouraging strangers can do loads for your confidence!

The non-stop shaking of Bombay Jam will instill a confidence in you that you can take to all areas of your life!

So whether it’s the exotic dance moves, the fresh music, or the fun group attitude of our Bombay Jammers, you’ll be addicted to the experience in no time! If our dance fitness classes aren’t yet available in an area near you, check out our new Bombay Jam Bollywood Dance Fitness DVD!

4 Ways Group Exercise Forms Good Fitness Habits

January 6, 2016 / no comments

Finding the motivation to get up and go to the gym every day isn’t always easy. When you exercise alone, you don’t feel the need to push as hard, and if you’re social, working out by yourself can be very lonely. Exercising alone isn’t for everyone. In a group workout session, you are driven by your peers to work hard. At Bombay Jam, our dance workout class provides you with a challenging, fun and social workout experience. We promise to motivate you with our Bollywood-inspired choreography and our mixes of Bollywood and Top 40 flavored music.

Still not sure about group exercise? We have provided you with four reasons why group exercise leads to good habits!

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Fitness at Every Age: Workout Tips for Mature Students

January 6, 2016 / no comments

Being a serious student is hard. You’re invested in your studies while still balancing the chaos of life. Maybe you even have a family to think about and take care of, leaving little free time to do much of anything, let alone something you probably don’t want to do, like exercise. It makes sense. In fact, the added stress of juggling too many responsibilities takes a toll on our wellbeing. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, routine stress can cause health problems like diabetes, depression and high blood pressure.

So if you’re an adult student with little time, money or motivation to engage in physical activities, Bombay Jam has workouts tips that’ll help you out. Check ‘em out below!

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Alternatives to that Costly Gym Membership

February 2, 2016 / no comments

Spending money you don’t have on any sort of luxury feels wrong on so many levels. How can you be willing to buy that expensive foundation, pricey bracelet, or costly gym membership when your fridge is bare and your bank account dwindling? Gym memberships shouldn’t be part of the “luxury item” list, but with today’s exorbitant prices, it’s a wonder anyone can afford going to the gym at all.

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Improve Your Fitness Regimen

August 2, 2016 / no comments

Most of us would probably like to be fitter than we currently are. Maybe your fitness journey has consisted of getting discouraged along the way and falling into lazy habits. Or maybe additional responsibilities at work or at home have left you with little time or energy to exercise. But no matter what your experiences have been, how old you are, or how fit you feel; it is never too late to make a change and get into shape. One great way to do that is to join a fun dance exercise class that will help you transform your body as well as make friends all at the same time.

Let’s check out some simple steps you can take to improve (or start) your fitness regimen with Bombay Jam’s infectious one-hour cardio routine!

Know Your Goals

It’s hard to develop and stick to a fitness routine if you don’t know what your personal goals are. It’s important to spend some time figuring out in which areas you specifically would like to improve. We all have unique needs, so following someone else’s goals is sure to lead you astray. If you would like to add bulk in the form of muscle mass, then it is probably a good idea to spend time in the weight room. If you want to keep those muscles lean and sculpted, then our action-packed class should be right up your alley.

Eating (Breakfast) Matters

It’s easy to forget that diet is a vital factor in health—almost as much as exercise is. If you’re not consuming the right kinds of foods, your body will not be able to manufacture the nutrients needed to build muscle, expend energy, and continue burning fat throughout the day (even after your workout).

It all starts with breakfast. If you’re taking a Bombay Jam dance fitness class in the morning, it’s best to eat at least an hour prior to working out. Whole grain foods are the best things to include in your first meal of the day. Peanut butter with banana is a good combo as well as low-fat yogurt with berries. If you’re in the mood for something lighter, you can opt for a protein packed green smoothie in place of your early morning meal.

Bombay Jam’s Dance Regimen

If you haven’t signed up for one of our fitness training courses yet, allow us give you a sneak peek of what you’re in for. Bombay Jam is non-stop, lively, effective and most of all authentic! We’re born and raised in Mumbai—otherwise known as the heart of Bollywood—and we’re passionate about helping people improve their health and fitness in the most fun way possible. This class will burn up to 800 calories in a single hour session as well as tone your muscles and improve your strength and endurance.

Sculpt your body and make some friends in the process! Sign up for Bombay Jam fitness training courses today!

What is Bombay Jam?

August 2, 2016 / no comments

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:

  1. Class starts with a brief warm-up to get your muscles and your attitude ready to jam.
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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.

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What’s Our Dance Fitness Class Really Like?

February 2, 2016 / no comments

Busting a move isn’t just fun, it’s a way of expressing ourselves through rhythmic movement set to some awesome tunes. Throughout the human experience we have used dance and music to share our beliefs, articulate our feelings and teach tolerance. Inspired by rich tales filled with love, intrigue and suspense, Bollywood dance helps its practitioners find peace and serenity through its wild tempo and rapid pace. At Bombay Jam, our team of choreographers, fitness instructors, and Bollywood dancers design original, Bollywood-inspired dance fitness programs set to a specially crafted and fused soundtrack of Bollywood and Top 40 music.

Get ready to shimmy and shake with Bombay Jam!

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