The gold standard
Is it too ambitious to want to be the gold standard in group exercise to Punjabi music? We think it's what the world needs. But why?Whilst the rate of inactivity is soaring, so too are the number of people teaching "bhangra classes". We believe strongly that all fitness instructors should be qualified to the standards expected in the fitness industry, including those that use Punjabi music.We're here to promote the way for there to be more certified group exercise to Punjabi music instructors.
Exercise with our videos anywhere you can access YouTube, all for free. Search "Pungra". Here's an example.
"The world we are living in forced us to do most of the stuff Virtual. One way it seems like we are more closer. I just found this you tube pungra cardio videos and I am loving it." Jaspreet, California, USA
"Absolutely Love Pungra! What a fab way to keep fit and healthy and also learn some moves! Ravi knows what he is doing for sure! Highly recommend trying it out." Alyssa, London, UK
Classes and events
We have one class currently in Northolt, West London, led by the founder, Ravi Sandhu. With plans to unify group exercise to Punjabi music instructors, therefore expanding the number of classes.We host, and support others', ad hoc events. Be sure to sign up for our email updates.
Time: Sundays 10AM to 11AM
Location: Alec Reed Academy, Northolt, West London
Fee: £5 per class, £16 for a month or £42 for three months.
"The pungra group really improved my physical and mental health. I look forward to it every week and the workouts with the music are great fun, especially with the rest of the group." Jasvir, London, UK
Stay informed about classes and events
Learn about group exercise to Punjabi music, and how this is different to bhangra fitness in the book.
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Sevā means selfless service. We're a not-for-profit voluntary organisation, aiming to become a registered charity. Becoming a charity doesn't happen by itself, we need suitable people to join our movement about movement, our aim to move for a cause, not for applause.
There are five levels at which you may be able to volunteer with us. They are based on your desired goal.If your desire is to exercise and connect with others in the community then level 1.If your desire is to help inspire YouTube users across the world to exercise, and support Pungra's aim to become a household name then level 2.If your desire is to lead classes & events in own community then level 3, become a qualified and insured instructor/warrior.If your desire is to "to increase the number of instructors, and their continuous development, in a region, resulting in improved opportunities for exercise" then level 4, and organiser.If your desire is to lead organisers to boost levels of exercise participation in the community at a more strategic level then level 5.How to move forward? Start a discussion with Ravi Sandhu.
Stay up to date with our mission progress
✅ 1. Embody the expectations of a good standard exercise class. In other words, be the change we want to see in the world.
❎ 2. Create educational material to help others achieve step 1 (expected by end of 2022).
❎ 3. Register as a charity (by end of 2023).
❎ 4. Deliver projects with the support of funders and sponsors (from 2023 onwards).
❎ 5. Make exercise to Punjabi music normal with Pungra as a household name. Distinguish it from 'bhangra' (by 2030).
Hi I'm Ravi Sandhu, lead volunteer.I'm glad you've come to check Pungra out. Whether you're interested in participating within a class, becoming an instructor or otherwise volunteering to help push the cause to help more people exercise to Punjabi music, to the standards expected in the fitness industry, why not say hi?