Consumption of processed foods, lack of physical exercise leads to obesity. In India, obesity is emerging in southern cities at a very fast rate especially in Chennai, a metropolitan city in India. As per records of National Family Health Survey which was conducted in Chennai, 19.8% of the male population and 24.4% of the female population are obese or overweight. Obesity is a disease and can be fought by simple regular exercises at home or at the gym.
If you are planning to join a gym in Chennai for the first time or have an idea of changing your gym, then I guess you are in a state of confusion. The reason behind this is you can find gyms everywhere in the city, but there a very few gyms which have professionally trained staff.
Gym exercises have to be done under the supervision of fitness experts. You must always choose a gym that is close to the place you reside so that you find it easy to work out at least 3 to 5 days in a week. Check for the operating hours offered by the gym and see if you will be able to make it at that particular time. It is a good idea to inquire about the number of staff present and whether they are trained in first aid. Ask the staff to take you around the gym so that you get to see the equipments and also check if there are real experts training people because if you are new to exercise, you will need great attention from staff and hence you should feel comfortable with the staff, place and cleanliness of the gym.
Busy locations in Chennai like Adyar, Annanagar, Nungambakkam, Velachery and Tnagar have well equipped gyms.Here are a list of the most effective and expensive gyms in Chennai.
FitnessOne – It was started in 2004 in Alwarpet with state of art equipments. It is has now open branches in various locations in Tharamani, Alwarpet and Kilpauk.
Talwalkars – It was started way back in 1935 and now is the largest chain of gyms in India. They are specialized in weight management, fitness and body shaping. Talkwalkar gyms can be found in T.Nagar and Adyar in Chennai.
O2 gym – They are specialized in customized health programmes,gymnasium, group exercises, aerobics, dance, physiotherapy and yoga. They can be located in busy areas like Nungambakkam and in Velachery.
Maverick Gym -This gym is located in Adyar. It offers good fitness programs by internationally certified trainers. You can also find Maverick gyms in Anna Nagar, Velachery and Tnagar.
In some gyms in Chennai, the membership fee is collected annually or once in 3 or 6 months. There are gyms exclusively designed for women in the city which focus on weight loss and weight gain.