Top Bollywood Divas and their Fitness Secrets
Deepika PadukoneTall and agile Deepika's athletic built owes a lot to her formative years of playing badminton and training rigorously. Once she entered films, she trained under Yasmin Karachiwala, who introduced her to Pilates and strength training. She also practices yoga and indulges in a cardio routine. She owes her fitness level to her expertise in various dance forms, including kathak and jazz.
Bipasha BasuThe secret behind Bipasha's perfectly chiseled and enviably toned body is high intensity routine of kickboxing, a sport which is not any more bossed by men. Her 'kick and punch' routine has allowed her to flaunt a body that is every woman's dream. She sure set the kickboxing craze blazing because we hear that other actresses like Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonam Kapoor, and Deepika Padukone have also started taking kickboxing lessons.
Gul PanagFormer Miss India and a social bird, Gul Panag, is a marathon runner for years now. She feels that there is no better test of fitness and endurance than running. When she gets time she plays tennis, squash, cycles and practices yoga. There is certainly a lesson we must all learn from this dimpled lass, i.e. fitness should not be a burden. She is also very popular for her love for automobiles, especially bikes.
Malaika Arora KhanInarguably, our Dabanng 'Munni' who is a mother of two, certainly has a figure to die for. Like Bipasha Basu, she too enjoys the punching sessions of kickboxing. While the Bollywood brigade of actresses is going crazy about yoga, ever since Kareena flaunted a size zero figure in Tashan, Malaika includes a combination of cardio and aerobic workout with kickboxing and some bit of hip-hop dancing in her 'sweat it out' fitness regime.
Neha DhupiaNeha is nowadays being seen on the small screen judging a comedy show with Tushar Kapoor. She is looking absolutely fit and effervescent and the secret to her fitness is swimming and squash. In fact once she even admitted to the fact that had she not been an actress, she would have been a sportsperson. Well, seems like squash has stuck with her even after her break-up with sqaush player, Ritwik Bhattacharya, who is now seeing actor-model, Pia Trivedi. Whichever the case, we absolutely adore the finely sculpted body and infectious smile of Neha.
Hope these celebrities motivate and encourage you to pick up a sport and improve your fitness levels, but before that embrace the person you are because everything else is secondary.
by Sharanya Manola