Fitness Archive

Power World Gyms Introduces Pay-As-You-Go

Covid-19 is changing the way we live, work and play. A new normal is descending upon all mankind.With today’s ever-changing lifestyles, people are increasingly looking out for relevance and flexibility in their lifestyle choices. Fitness needs are no different. Power World Gyms, the leading fitness chain in Sri Lanka and India with an undisputed reputation

Video: Melissa and Pure Body Burn

Melissa Fisher of Mpire Fitness shares valuable insights on how to approach fitness and talks about her signature workout program and how it can benefit anyone at any age – whether you are a dancer, an endurance athlete, or a complete beginner to fitness. Melissa has been a professional dancer and her work included the

Event: Anantara + Avani Fitness Retreat

Thank you to everyone who made it to our fitness retreat at Anatara and Avani last weekend! Special thanks to our instructors Melissa Fisher for conducting an amazing Pure Body Burn signature workout session, and to Master Mahesh Pathirana for conducting a fascinating introductory Qigong movement meditation session. We were warmly welcomed by the two

Talk: Getting Fit in Colombo

Yet another fabulous panel session full of engagement, and great audience feedback! Thanks to all those who participated, and special thanks to Tashiya Captain and Tanuja Perera Raymond for sharing great industry insights, best practices, and fantastic overall advice on fitness, nutrition, and how to approach fitness as a beginner. We discussed many aspects related

Find a Fitness Center or Class Near You

Always wanted to start a new fitness routine but never found the time? The current situation in the country might turn out to be an opportunity to explore new avenues, stay focused and realign our health goals. From Pilates to calisthenics at the park, Colombo offers you a lot of ways to keep fit. For

Forgot Your New Year Resolutions?

You’re not alone. According to statistics, 88% of people will fail to achieve their New Year’s resolutions – that’s almost 9 out of every 10 people. Let’s change this and build healthy habits that will last forever with these 5 steps: 1. Set positive goals: Rather than making your New Year resolutions restrictive, focus on

Why Working Out with Friends is a Good Idea

We all know there’s something quite fun about working out in a group. Now science is backing up that it indeed benefits us in more ways than just socializing. Here’s a summary of an ScienceDaily article by Popular Science: “A new study found that working out in groups (taking classes, exercising with friends, anything) is

The Fitness Mindset

Many us us do not realize how exercise affects the mind in more ways than one. Did you know that the very act of moving is said to decrease depression and make you happy? A recent clinical review by Penedo & Dahn (2005) found that physical activity is associated with a higher quality of life

Rebounding Launched in Sri Lanka!

Rebounding (or trampolining) has taken the world by storm for its vast science-backed health benefits. Young entrepreneur Gayathri Gopal together with leading dancer Shamitha Hettige has recently introduced this super fun workout right here in Sri Lanka at Playmore Studios. Rebounding aims to improve cardio endurance, stability, strength, balance, coordination, while increasing lymph circulation unlike

Workshop: Body Doc Open Day

The Body Doc Open Day held on the 19th was a blast! Here are some highlights of the mega workout day out. Participants got a taste of different types of workouts including Spin (with Carlos), Grid (with Lahiru), TRX (with Duleepa), Yoga (with Miuru), Nunchaku (with Jagath), Booty Buster (with Duleepa), Rumba (with Carlos), Zumba