It's perched on the first floor of the building, Dinaz's Fitness Center. There is a steep iron staircase leading up to the top. You really shouldn't let yourself be daunted by it, though. Remember why you are here.
One of the most popular fitness centers in town, Dinaz's was started by Dinaz Vervatwala, a fitness instructor certified by Reebok, the American Council of Exercise, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, and the National Academy of Sports Exercise, USA. Today, Dinaz has three centers in the twin cities, in Erramanzil Colony, Secunderabad, and, of course, the upmarket Banjara Hills. Although her in-house programs are only for women, the out-programs are mixed.
The focus is on biomechanically correct exercise, which is taken up after a complete initial fitness assessment of every individual client. That is, in fact, the best thing about Dinaz's: personalised attention to everybody. The packages in aerobics and the gym include slimming, body sculpting, fitness and obesity control, suitable for women and even young girls. This apart, there are also specialized programs for 'Corporate Wellness', targeting the specific concern, say, of those working long hours in front of a computer, and also courses for those wanting to be instructors.
No, Happiness and Peace Of Mind aren't on sale, but that doesn't change the fact that this is a way, and an important one, of getting a healthy life.
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Plot Number 62/66, Jupiter Colony, Sikh Village Road, Sikh Village (8.5km)
3-6-213/3, Street Number 16, Opposite Urdu Hall, Himayathnagar (1.9km)
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