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Fitness: Let’s Do it together – II


 Got busy on Sat – Sun at Outdoors – Fun and Frolic – little trek and Outdoor Fitness Camp – returned few hours back.. Get ready for Monday…

Here comes Monday Workout –

Jog 1 km

Warm –up – Stretching –       10 mins

Endurance run – 4.30 mins – Run with long strides – try and maintain same speed although –

Break 1 min and repeat 5 sets to begin with;

Stretching – 3 mins

Push –ups – 20 – 3 sets — with clapping if possible or else just normal Push-ups

Twisting to sides and passing the medicine ball – 20 reps – with sit-ups – 3 sets of 20 alternately.

Pull –ups –Max you can do – 3 sets

Leg raises 20 reps – 3 sets

 Jog / Walk 1 Km

Cooling down stretches 15 Mins

And enjoy your day…

Time to Enjoy is Now!

Fitness – Lets do it together..

Thought to share – One perspective on fitness lets start doing it together – lets forget the age – that’s all in mind..  

Bhiwani 4

Today’s plan —  To begin do whatever one can – don’t push yourself too much in the beginning ..That will follow – take it easy

Slow jog – 1 km

Worm-up stretching – 10 mins

Skipping – 5 mins 3 rounds with 1 min break

Push up 20 – 3 sets

Sit up 20 – 3 sets

Pull ups 10 – 3 sets or as much one can do start with 1 or 2 and do it for 3 sets.

Steps –  alternate – 5 mins – 2 sets

Rope climbing – 5 mtrs – 3 times

Slow jog – 1 km

Cooling down stretches – 15 mins

and then enjoy the day!!

Time to Enjoy is now!!

Youth Development : Diwali Vacations: Pune, India


This is how we look at this Boot camp.


For details and registration please go to following link:–07-nov-to-10-nov-2013-by-m-i-initiatives

Any more ideas; request to please share.

Happy Outing!

“You can not teach a person anything; you can only make him / her discover it within himself / herself”.  Anonymous

Sport – Army – Corporate – Governance: What Matters Most is Performance!! A Workshop to Rewind and search for it…

Hi Friends,

It’s been six years plus in to training – Corporate Training; mostly Outbound and some Indoors, post retirement from Army.. The pattern that I have witnessed is unique and mostly all or I may even dare call all by now, have a set pattern of subjects to be addressed / methods / activities / gimmick..

Thought to change the pattern by introducing following Module; let’s see if some change can be brought in; as they say one need to Unlearn to Learn something New.

This I would call it a step towards unlearning…


 Learning is a continuous and unending process; need is to revisit basics intermittently to be on the right track! You can contact me at

Happy Unlearning and Learning!

Sports Coaches: Mismatch in Demand and Supply; or is it something different!

Mix sportsTook a retirement from the Army and returned to settle down at home town” Pune” in Mar 2007. Went around the City known to be famous for its Education and Sports to find the Coach who taught me Boxing in 70’ and 80’s Late Mr. T J Naik, was still coaching and there were only 2 other Boxing Coaching Centers which were Operational.  Unfortunate but true for City like Pune which had grown many folds in all respect especially in population! And it appears that similar is the situation with other Sports disciplines.

That made me start a Boxing Club in Apr 2007. Since then came across Sportsmen and women from different Sports disciplines. Today the situation shows hardly any difference; probably following reasons come to mind:

a.            Coaches / Ex- Sportsmen do not find it economically viable to start such coaching centers.

b.            Trainers do not find places for training e.g. if I wish to start a Boxing Coaching centre at Baner today; no one ready to share his / her land / space in a given commercials.

c.            Probably Coaches / Trainers are not aware of any Govt support centers which they can make use of.

 When it comes to specialist training for a sportsman who has a caliber to be International; one finds hardly any serious trainers apart from what one finds at Army Sports Institute. Others may be operational (many not known) and if they are; at what cost, which probably an average middle class sportsman can’t afford or is it that these coaches have no visibility; can something be done?

Yesterday I was looking for a Coach who can train a guy, who holds record in 5000 mtrs run at Zonal Championships in Kuwait but found no serious such centers which are approachable or available where he can train himself.

Is it that we don’t have talent in coaching or is it our focus is somewhere else? Is it all commercial; may be yes because everything costs money..

Can any Education be complete without incorporating Sports when it comes to development of Children or Youth?

Are we in a Catch22 situation? There is talent, there are coaches but both go elsewhere (other than where they should be) ; Should we call it a mismatch or mismanaged!! I don’t know..

Do we need to have a look within and solve this Catch 22 or whatever situation we are in?

To begin with, we thought oc compiling data of coaches presently available in Pune or who were coaching but for some reasons left sports and working in other industries; if you happen to know some; may we request you to kindly share with us there present whereabouts; so that we can have directory of such valuable people in dveloping the society as a whole.

May I request your comments / suggestions / critics / anything that can get us out of this situation?

Happy Boxing

Competitive Sport (participating in tournaments) should we say it as MUST for development of a Person in all walks of life!

Mix sportsWhen you just play a Game and when you Compete in Tournament; aren’t these two different in impacting life or outlook of a person.

Participating in tournaments:

Makes you understand Winning and Losing;

Setting things right for Understanding Self better

Makes one ready to adopt to failure in life or take it in a stride.

One starts doing SWOT analysis at an early age; introspecting what he / she lacks or what he / she is good at.

Probably Understands humility also better.

Self development is taken seriously by individual himself.

He / She unknowingly starts doing Goal Setting for themselves.

Would understand Camaraderie better; be it a Team or Individual Sport,

There are many more advantages / benefits and hence should we not put the kids / youth through Competitive Sports; rather than putting them to just play some game without any outcomes or giving him or her a false notion of having played something their youth!!!

Do I need to check if our kids / youth i s going through a Grind of Competitive Sport.

Your views please.

Happy Boxing!

Running at Outdoors Vs Running on a Treadmill Bottom-line: Keep Running!!

ImageMany of us do running at outdoors and many do it on a treadmill; kept me wondering which is better..

Both have its pluses and minuses as I looked at it.

Outdoors give you fresh air and continuously changing scene around whereas treadmill doesn’t..

Outdoors you can have companion running alongside with same speed and can be great motivator, which doesn’t / can’t happen on a treadmill.. What a loss!! However many prefer running alone, not a bad idea, everyone must suit their convenience.. Bottom-line being one must Run!!

At outdoors without a machine; one runs with natural steps, whereas on treadmill I found something different; machine pulling me rather than I going for it!!.

At outdoors; one motivates others and one can spread running disease!! This is good for health, an abnormal disease!!?

Outdoors one can keep changing places and explore new places with running as habit!!

Is it because I fear that I may not be able to run continuously for a given time, so I start on treadmill and get addicted to it, or I fear running in front of others because of shape / size; what would others say / comment!!—whatever could be the reason (Is it Psychology that plays such negative role!!) But isn’t it better, to shade such myths and move out running / jogging / walking at Outdoors!!

Yes, may be when one doesn’t have time for outdoors or have such a busy schedule, once in a while treadmill is fine.

Thought of keeping it incomplete for you all to fill in, what comes to your mind!!

Happy Running!!

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