WTF is Pungra? Isn't it the same as bhangra?
WTF is Pungra is available to watch or listen on YouTube / Apple / Spotify / Google / Amazon / Audible
Many people, that we speak to, behave as if they know what bhangra is. But what if we argued that bhangra is used in at least 4 different contexts? If something has at least 4 ways of being defined, maybe it's not a 'thing'?We're not "bhangra", we are group exercise to Punjabi music. Punjabi music is a more appropriate, encompassing and modern term. However, the world seems to recognise "bhangra", so we use the term to invite people like you interested in it; and then help you to broaden your appreciation for Punjabi music.
Did you know that pretty much every "bhangra fitness instructor" has no associated qualification, certification or accreditation process?Whilst there are many that identify as "professional dancers", we believe the world doesn't need any more performers. Instead, the world needs fitness instructor that raise the, relatively low, bar.Our aim is to support people to become 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
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
Learn about group exercise to Punjabi music, and how this is different to bhangra fitness in the book.
Listen or read on:
Audible / Kindle / Google Play Audiobook / Google Play eBook / Apple Audiobook / Apple eBook / Nook / Scribe
Ravi's (our founder) blog posts about Pungra
Listen, and subscribe, to Think Pungra. The place to listen to the latest tips and techniques to exercise, and new Punjabi music. Here's the latest episode.
Sevā means selfless service. We're a not-for-profit voluntary organisation, aiming to become a 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 multiple levels at which you may be able to volunteer with us. They are based on your desired goal.To find out more, get involved in our Telegram group.
✅ 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.
❎ 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?
Our Telegram community
Join the community about exercising to group exercise to Punjabi music (a.k.a.). Please abide by these rules.Rules for a harmonious community
1. Be serious about being in the group by ensuring your name and profile are 'human'. With at least one genuine picture. Over time, add shots from class into your profile. If you don't want others to see the real you, the community is not the right place for you.2. Keep discussions in groups, no direct messaging anyone. Reports from people being harassed or messaged in an unsolicited manner will result in a single warning. After one warning, the person sending the unsolicited message will be removed from the group.3. If you have a business/service to promote, ensure your web link is in your profile. Feel free to invite people to find out about you in your bio. You're not allowed to share information beyond this, in the Pungra group.4. When it comes to exercising or eating, your coaches are trying to show you how to live a life of remarkable energy, with good food, sleep and movement. This doesn't mean it's a free-for-all share what ever you think is related. For example if you're sharing something related to food, sleep or movement, ensure it is contributing to the group. They are details of healthy eating, not just Punjabi or similar. They are of good sleep hygiene, and examples of how you are improving your sleep. And they are of movement intended for one's health improvement, not random dancing, performing and showing off (except in the topic that is related to that).By joining, you agree to the rules.