We make exercise to Punjabi music videos and publish them freely on YouTube. The standards for our instructing techniques are endorsed by the UK’s national governing body for group exercise (EMD UK).
“It’s my dream for people to exercise to my favourite music (Punjabi) without vanity, to the standards expected in the fitness industry. Oh, and if everyone can pronounce bhangra correctly, that would be awesome.”— Ravi Sandhu, Founder
Exercise for free
Our videos, your living room TV
See this example. To access the videos access YouTube on your TV and search Pungra.
What do people think?
“…I checked your videos and I fall in love with those…” Nav, Las Vegas
“…it doesn’t feel like exercise, the moves are nice and easy to follow and I get a good workout, highly recommended…” Kiran, London
“…I think it is hard to sustain any exercise program unless it is fun. That’s why I am writing this review: if it is not only good exercise but also real fun what you’re looking for, you should meet Pungra workouts immediately. It is a real joy to follow them.” Yaprak, Turkey
Exercise together at home
What you need to join us:
- Internet speed sufficient for streaming a YouTube video.
- A TV (or laptop) to access that YouTube video.
- A mobile (or laptop/tablet) to join the video call.
- Google Meet installed on the device being used in number 3.
- Be organised and supportive. Your energy and enthusiasm is contagious, and this is the type of pandemic we need more of.
Keep your cash, it’s free to join.
Here are all the times Activators are hosting Exercise together sessions. Select them to see the video and Google Meet link.
We have 20 places for our classes starting on Sunday 9th January 2022. 10AM to 11PM for just £4.50 per class.
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You agree to only participate in the class if you have none of these:
- A heart condition or only medically supervised activity.
- Pain, dizzyiness, faintness or unconnciousness, brought on by physical activity.
- Bone, joint, blood pressure, heart or similar condition that can be aggravated by physical activity.
- Asthma, diabetes, epilepsy or other condition which makes it important for you not to take part in high intensity exercise.
Questions and answers about the class
What should we expect?
It’s a combination of warm-up, high-intensity interval training, Punjabi dance movement, cool down and stretches. All indoors. Suitable for able-bodied people between 16 and 60 years of age.
What should be worn?
Sports clothing suitable for indoor sports. We’ll not use any equipment. Don’t wear your most expensive sports gear, keep it humble and simple. It is not required to wear a face-covering during exercise.
There will be photos and videos captured and shared to promote the sessions for more people to take part in similar exercise events. These are mostly group shots, if you want to veto your photos before they are public please ask Ravi to show them to you first
What else should we do for success?
To really impact your fitness through tangible measurable results, use a fitness tracker. Share your week’s activity results on Twitter with #pungra. If you don’t have a fitness tracker yet, please buy a tracker that supports Sp02 which includes Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa, Apple Watch or others.
What else is worth knowing?
Ravi is hosting this session for the following reasons:
- To increase participation in exercise generally.
- To encourage people to become certified exercise to Punjabi music coaches across the UK. The photos/videos and general use of the format, which is approved by the UK’s national governing body for group exercise, EMD UK, will then be used to coach others to lead similar classeste
Who is the coach?
Ravi Sandhu is a learning consultant working with dozens of technology companies (the day job). Pungra is his passion project. He wants to see the standards for exercise to Punjabi music raised. For this reason why has invested in becoming the only qualified (as far as he knows) exercise to Punjabi music coach in the world.
Our podcast. The best Punjabi music for group exercise, and motivation to keep moving.
Care about your brain/mental health with exercise – Think Pungra
Grab yourself a book
Learn more about Pungra on your digital device. The Day Bhangra Died is available on Kindle, Google Books, Apple Books and Barnes & Noble as a digital book. The Day Bhangra Died, for Coaches is coming soon.
A partner organisation
Pungra is proud to be a partner organisation of the UK’s national governing body for group exercise, EMD UK.
Join our charity
Pungra is in the process of becoming a charity. We are a partner of EMD UK (the national governing body for group exercise). We are looking for trustees to join our team to enable us to design and deliver exercise-centred projects across England.
This is an opportunity to join at the start of the formation of the “professionalisation” of group exercise to Punjabi music, which has the potential for global impact. We are looking for three trustees who:
- are able to offer up to two hours work per week to help identify funds, and project management (entirely digitally), including joining a podcast, recording session (20-30 minutes) every Friday afternoon (time is negotiable). You will use your own device and premises within the guidelines for maximising on video and audio quality;
- are familiar with, or have a willingness to learn, digital technologies such as Telegram, YouTube, Dropbox, Google Calendar and other collaboration platforms;
- are committed to continuous professional development, maintaining an adaptable, flexible coaching mindset with intellectual humility;
- understand and appreciate how charities and not-for-profits operate, which are different to commercial businesses; and
- have an execution professional approach to getting a job completed, (do not want to become a “talking shop” culture).
- Certified to Exercise to Music level 2, or intend to complete within the next year.
- 2+ years experience of teaching group exercise classes, or dance classes with a strong focus on exercise.
Start a conversation contact Ravi Sandhu
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