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Bollywood Divas and their Love of Pilates: A guide for beginners

From Kriti Sanon to Kareena Kapoor Khan, Bollywood Divas love Pilates: Here is why you can also sign up for the class?


A workout routine is an integral part of many Bollywood celebrities life. They are often spotted outside the gym and keep sharing their fitness tips on their social media. Over the years, awareness of fitness has increased in India. In fact, people have started taking it even more seriously after the onset of the Pandemic. When it comes to spreading awareness on Fitness, B- Town celebrities have a major part.

Today, there are many forms of workouts available that one can practice – Kickboxing, Power Yoga, weights or simple cardio – but Pilates tops the list of many Bollywood Divas. Bollywood Divas and their love for Pilates is never-ending. Here is a list of celebrities who swear by their Pilates workout sessions.

We have also enclosed the simple steps that you can also follow to you begin your Pilates workout sessions. Here is a small guide for beginners. Well, the Pilates workout has enormous health benefits such as it can improve your posture and makes your body flexible. According to a study published in The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 8 weeks of Pilates Workout sessions can improve flexibility, abdominal endurance and balance. Now, without any further delay, let us look at Bollywood Divas who swear by their Pilates classes

Bollywood Divas and their love for Pilates

Kriti Sanon

She is one of the fittest actors in Bollywood. Kriti has been often spotted talking about maintaining a good lifestyle. She swears by her Pilates classes and she also keeps sharing her videos on social media.

Sara Ali Khan

Sara Ali Khan is an inspiration when it comes to fitness. Her transformation is a fitness goal for many. Sara Ali Khan never misses her Pilates classes. Interestingly, Janhvi and Sara are often spotted together during the workout classes.

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Mommy Kareena is not only a fashion icon who continues to inspire many women out there but also a fitness freak.  From striking a work-life balance to not missing her Pilate workout sessions, Kareena Kapoor Khan is a woman we admire. She has set an example for many working women, especially those who are associated with the glamour world.

Nushrat Bharucha

She also practices Pilates as a ritual and never misses her pilates workout sessions. Nushrat is also one of the fittest actors in Bollywood and carving her own niche in the industry.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is a big-time foodie and it is no more a secret. She is often seen munching around but she is also known to be a fitness freak. Born with an athletic body, she likes to keep her workouts easy and simple.  Deepika engages herself in a mix of yoga, Pilates and Zumba.

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Alia Bhatt

She is a dedicated fitness freak. She is often spotted outside the gym and she even shares her fitness regime on social media. In fact, once the actor was caught working out when she had a shoulder injury. She loves her pilates workout sessions.

What is Pilates? – A Guide for Beginners

It is a form of low impact exercise and it aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment. The moves tend to target the core but it also works for the other areas of your body. The typical Pilates sessions can last for 45- 60 minutes.

Important things that you should know before you sign for the Pilates classes

  • For Pilates sessions always choose body-hugging clothes. For most of the exercises, you will have to lie down.  Prefer leggings over shorts.
  • You can stay barefoot or wear socks.  Shoes are not required.
  • Understand that many beginner classes would have the same group of exercises. ( Like Roll – Up, roll like a ball, breathing exercises etc)

Fitness is all about commitment. Consistent Practice & Commitment towards fitness will benefit your body and mind as well.

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Parul Srivastava

She likes to express herself through her write-ups. She doesn’t believe in doing different things but she enjoy doing things differently.
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