Madhumita Gubre, a renowned folk fitness expert, performed folk fitness along with her 2stepz team and students of Hadas CBSE school at the World Orange Festival at Dhanwate National College. Principal Dr Prajkta Gangakhedkar was specially present at the venue to motivate the children. Over 35 students participated in the programme.
Folk fitness is a ‘Make In India Fitness’ dance routine based on Indian folk songs. There are total 130 folk songs registered with the Central government.
Choosing the popular numbers of the folk dance like garba, bhangra, gondhal, jogwa, pihu and others, the team of 2stepz has designed physical work out pattern. The dance involves movement of upper body, lower body and complete cardio work out.
Folk Fitness Nanhe is a scientifically customised version designed for children with an objective to promote Indian culture, our rich heritage and importance of physical and mental fitness among the kids.
Each routine ensures holistic development by acting on mindfulness, agility and strength. It ensures perfect hand-eye coordination, gross and fine motor skills development and acts as energy booster.
Giving information about the art form to TLN, Madhumita, who is also the Brand Ambassador of the art said, the style is purely based on Indian dances. At present there are two different forms – Folk Fitness Yuva for the adults and Folk Fitness Nanhe for the children. A new format for the senior citizens named Pranam is coming up soon, she informed.
We are demanding to include Folk Fitness as a subject in the schools on the lines on physical training, Madhumita said.
Madhumita, who also conducts classes for Folk Fitness said, it is becoming popular as more and more people are liking it.