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Work On That Flab Like A Celebrity - 5 Gyms In Mumbai That Bollywood Loves

By Ishan Sharma

Updated - May 9, 20246 min read

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Simply adoring the presence of your favourite celebrity behind the screen won’t get you anywhere. To attain the fitness level of a Bollywood star, you need to step into their shoes and wear the same pair of socks if possible. Going to a fitness centre and working out for hours is fine but that chiselled body behind the silver screen is only possible when you hit the right notes of an exclusively manicured fitness regime.


And don’t be mistaken that being a celeb makes it any easier to carve a hot body, their time at the gym is far from fun and everything mundane for your everyday gymming game. 


So if you think you have what it takes to be in the best shape and fitness space, then hit these Mumbai Gymnasiums where the Bollywood stars come and add to their charm



The Pilates & Altitude Training Studio


Celebrities Spotted: Jacquelin Fernandes & Varun Dhawan


Brought to you by renowned Pilates Trainers and Fitness experts Samir & Namrata Purohit, this fitness studio offers an unconventional yet equally effective way down to fitness goals. With options ranging from Pilates to Altitude Training, the focus is always on strengthening the core of an individual, and then eventually getting to an outer shell like of a greek god.  

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Bodyholics Combine Training Gym 


Celebrities Spotted: Shahid Kapoor, Bani J


Combining your everyday workout regime with functional training, TRX, Parkour, Calisthenics, wall climbing, monkey bar, rope climbing, MMA & yoga, they offer a customizable fitness package that acts up perfectly on an individual level. And when Shahid Kapoor chooses this over anywhere else, who am I to say anything else. 


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Body Image - By Yasmin Karachiwala


Celebrities Spotted: Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha


One of the most frequented pilates studios by the Bollywood industry, it’s fair enough to call the Body Image a temple for celebrity level fitness. A concept conceived by Yasmin Karachiwala, one of the most sought after fitness experts in the Bollywood industry, the Body Image focuses on Pilates as their primary tool for trade. With famous names like Alia Bhat actively lauding about this over their social media handles, it’s inevitable that you won’t come across a movie star or a face from the T.V over here.   

Body Image By Yasmin Karachiwala 

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The Space - Cindy’s Bootcamp


Celebrities Spotted: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Nimrat Kaur, Sooraj Pancholi, Shibani Dandekar


It’s okay if you’ve not heard of Cindy Jourdain, a ballerina turned fitness trainer who’s been whipping her clients to a sculpted state of fitness, for you must’ve heard of the people she has trained. From Katrina Kaif to Nimrat Kaur and many more of our B-wood celebs have known to transform their physical appearances into something better. The regime? It’s a little of everything, some cross-training, some pilates, some HIIT and the secret ingredient is personal attention to an individual’s needs. 

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I Think Fitness


Celebrities Spotted: Malaika Arora, Bipasha Basu


Well, if you see fitness maniacs like Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Shahid Kapoor gymming somewhere and posting selfies of the results then & there, know that the place is something to stick to for your fitness needs. With state of the art USA certified equipment, a sleek spinning studio, and the location of this gym at the top floor of its building with natural light flooding the ambience bring it among the many perfect places for complete fitness in Mumbai.  


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Q. What essential items do you need to bring to the Gym?

A. Headphones, Comfy workout clothes, Water Bottle, Gloves, A jump rope, Dip belt, Veteran Shoe, Tall socks on deadlift days, Lifting belt, iPod, Energy Drink.


Q. Gym precautions for a beginner?

A. Learn to do the exercise with proper form. Try to study your body language when you are working out. Feel the targeted muscle stretch and contract.


Q: What are the common mistakes you can make while running on a treadmill or outside?

A: Increasing your speed and distance at the same point, wearing heavy gear, improper posture, not taking days off from the routine encourages injuries, swinging hands too much and landing on their heels.


Q. Should I drink water before a morning workout?

A. Staying hydrated is essential for your health, particularly when you're working out and possibly losing a lot of water through sweat. General guidelines are to drink 17 to 20 ounces of water 2 to 3 hours before exercising, another 8 ounces during your warm-up (or 20 to 30 minutes before exercising), 7 to 10 ounces every 10 to 20 minutes during exercise, and 8 ounces of water within 30 minutes after exercising. Yes, that's a lot of water!


Q. I work till late in the night, so will there be proper trainers available, will they be excited enough to help me during my workout?

A. Absolutely, the trainers are specialists of their arenas and have the endurance that makes them equally energetic throughout the day.


Q. What if I need to leave the gym in the middle of the month, will there be a refund possible of the remaining time?

A. No refund will be processed if you leave a program midway, however, you can get in touch with the gym authorities for the same in case of a medical emergency. 


Q. What if I get injured during the session, will the treatment cost be covered by the Gym?

A. No, the gym or the trainer involved cannot be held liable for any injury occurred to you during the course of an exercise or due to it afterwards. If in case you cause any damage to the gym equipment, you can be charged for repairs or replacement.


Q. Is there an age restriction implied?

A. Yes, usually there are age restrictions on gym packages, however, for exact info on the same, please refer the latest terms & conditions before making the final booking.