Namrata Purohit is a renowned celebrity fitness trainer, who’s Pilates classes are taken by the likes of Sara Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Janhvi Kapoor. Namrata often takes to her social media account to share fitness tips and exercise videos. Recently, she posted a video on Instagram showing her friend Janhvi Kapoor sweating it out along with her during a Pilates session.
Check out her post here:
Pilates was invented by Joseph Pilates, to improve strength, physical rehabilitation and flexibility, using novel exercise machines and movements.
Namrata captioned her post saying, “music, Movement and my Monkey 😋 @janhvikapoor ❤️💪🏼 #PilatesGirls.” Both the ladies were seen synchronizing their movements during the workout on a ‘Pilates Reformer’ machine with ‘Doja Cat’s Kiss Me More (feat. SZA)’ playing in the background.
Pilates Reformer is a device similar to a bed with a movable hydraulic platform that has side rails that helps it glide. The machine allows a variety of movements to be performed and provides variable resistance. Meaning that Namrata and Janhvi were able to do all the exercises that they could do on a mat but with more resistance and control.
Namrata and Janhvi started their session by standing on the Pilates Reformer, with their hands folded in front of the chest, back straight, right leg on the front stable platform and left leg on the gliding platform. The girls could then glide their left leg while pushing their hips back and then coming back to the starting position to complete the movement.
For the next exercise, they repeated the gliding movement with the left leg, while bending their left knee slightly and then bringing the left leg back to the starting point. They added a twist to this movement by first extending their right arm towards their right side twice, resembling classical Indian dance mudra.
They then moved to the ‘Elephant’ exercise. With their heels on the gliding platform, they held the foot bar with their hands. They then arched their spine and dropped their heads down and pushed the platform back. Namrata and Janhvi are then seen sliding the platform forward to the starting position.
They finished off the session with their hands steady on the foot bar and putting their right leg on the floor, off the machine, pushing the hips back and then extending the right leg backwards.
This equipment engages and strengthens your abdominal muscles, legs and arms. It also helps align the body posture, relieve joint pain and improve balance.
So, ladies, check out Namrata’s post and try this workout in a studio near you!