The Fitness Fete celebrates health and fitness with a morning fuelled by Zumba and yoga workouts, and more.
The ambience at a fitness festival is very akin to that of a concert. A charged atmosphere houses enthusiasts wildly chattering about their similar passions.
Sneha Ghadigaonkar isn’t new to such spaces. A fitness trainer specialising in Zumba and pilates, Sneha is hosting a fitness pop-up market of sorts for both children and adults.
And it’s not just workouts either. The morning will also have a variety of pop-ups for organic clothing and workout gear, the venue’s in-house experimental, fusion and healthy foods, and of course, detox drinks.
Although this is the first time Sneha is hosting an entire fitness pop-up by herself, she isn’t new to the work that goes in it. “I have always been passionate about exercising and working out — nothing gives me more pleasure than that,” she says. A fitness trainer since 2015, Sneha has, in the past, hosted several zumba and pilates workshops. “But this is the first time I am organising something on a big level,” she says.
The idea behind the fete was simple. Sneha says she just wanted to organise an exercise morning where fitness enthusiasts can come and have fun. “And it goes way beyond just working out. There will be an entire community of enthusiasts — they will be sharing their journeys, their opinions and ideas,” she says.
Sharing more about what the evening will look like, Sneha says, “We are celebrating the essence of health, fitness and wellness,” she begins. “The fete brings fitness trainers, inspiring speakers, exceptional health and wellness brands and like-minded members of the community together for an evening,” she says.
Through the day, there will also be counselling sessions for children who are enthusiastic about exercising. “This will be like a storytelling session where the team of fitness trainers will counsel children, giving them the right advice on what workouts fit their age and body-types,” she explains.
At first, Sneha was surprised at the interest the pop-up was generating. But even then, she wants to keep her focus group limited. “We have received several inquires about what the morning will be like, and the numbers are overwhelming. However, we want to keep the morning limited to only 50 adults and 20 children,” she says, adding that this will ensure that each and every participant gets equal attention.
Sneha admits that she wants to get a bit more ambitious and organise this on a monthly basis. “We could have different trainers every month, sharing new ideas and bringing new people on board. There could be something healthy and fit for everyone!” she promises.
The Fitness Fete will take place today,
From 8 am to 12 pm,
B Desi, Bandra (W)
Entry: Rs 150