On 16th of March, Saturday, at 10:30 am a group of passionate and ambitious women are ready to make history. At the Nishat Hotel in Gulberg, the largest ever female-led fitness event will be taking place with almost 150 women grooving, dancing and moving to the tunes of tracks and songs especially prepared for the first-ever Danceathon – the title of the event itself inspired from the words Dance and Marathon. The Danceathon is a lot more than just a dance event! It’s a unique celebration of women’s day and is aimed at making a statement about women putting fitness first, putting health first, in short putting themselves first of everything else.
“This is going to be a landmark event in the history of fitness and women empowerment,” said Mahlaqa Shaukat, CEO of AimFit, a pioneering name in the field of fitness. With 4 operational locations including one in GardenTown and one in Rawalpindi, AimFit has quickly created waves with its revolutionary DanceFit classes and innovative programs such as HitFit, ComboFit, YogaFlow and HIITFIT. “This event brings together so much of what AimFit believes in from female fitness to women coming together for a cause to women putting aside everything else just to focus on themselves for a couple of hours.”
The Danceathon sold out about a week before the actual event, creating waves across the city and country with women all over tuning into their Instagram accounts to see what new tracks have been released.
This landmark event is being put together by AimFit and Scaryammi, a mothering blog which has created waves throughout Pakistan and beyond. The Original Scaryammi Ayesha Nasir met with AimFit’s Mahlaqa Shaukat at the Conference Of Inspiration in February and the seeds for danceathon were sown.
“The Danceathon embodies so much of what Scaryammi believes in,” said Ayesha Nasir. “It’s an event which celebrates ammis working together to create magic. It is also an event which is highlighting fitness for ammis and giving mothers across the city an opportunity to put their hair down and just dance.”
The primary sponsors for the Danceathon are Peak Sports and Olio Premium Oils along with Skin Studio and Milk Milk.
The orange carpet at the event is being hosted by RJ and renowned event host Sophiya Anjum while the lucky draw is being conducted by Sara Gundapur.
“I am super excited to be dancing on stage with ten of our best dancers and getting a room filled with more than one hundred women dancing and grooving in synch.” said NoorulHira Shaukat, the COO of AimFit. “I don’t think Lahore has ever experienced anything like it before.”
The team at AimFit has been working around the clock to prepare the most exciting tracks from the dancefit routines for this groundbreaking event.
Saadia Bandial, one of the participants of the Danceathon, says she has never been as excited about an event as she is about this one. “I have never ever danced in a group as large as this one and have also never been a part of glow and go activity. Super excited.”
Lahore stay tuned! The 16th of March is right around the corner.
Transforming Mind and Body
Losing weight can seem like an enormous task, so how does on begin this journey to transform their mind and body? We sat face to face with blogger Hadiyya Aazer and asked her what motivated to take on the task to transform her lifestyle.
Whats inspired you to begin this transformation journey?
I have been overweight my entire life. When I turned 30 last year, it hit me that if I dont control it now, my health issues could become a serious problem. What can I say, I decided to change my habits and put my hundred percent into evolving my lifestyle.
Where have you been training?
My personal trainer is Haseeb Mirza at Evolution fitness. He is amazing and has a certain rhythm in the gym. He has been a great supporter and motivator through all of this.
What does your usual workout routine look like?
It is a mix of weight training, cardio and Abs, which is necessary for me. It is essential to work according to your bodies needs and stamina and create a tailor made workout to assure its effectiveness.
What kind of a diet do you follow?
My diet is eating in small portions after every 2 hours. All in all 5 controlled meals over the day.
What is your goal ?
I am aiming to reach 65kgs soon!
What advice would you give to someone struggling with weight issues?
Don’t give up! Will power is key and once you’ve decided to take the necessary steps, nothing can stop you. Take it step by step, but eat healthy and work out. Ive lost almost 40 kg in a years time, slow and steady wins the race!
How does it feel losing so many dress sizes?
One can only imagine fantastic! I have never imagined myself wearing jeans and dresses. It feels so good to wear clothes that I’d never imagined I could.
Your one-stop guide to fitness in Pakistan
There is no arguing that Pakistan has been hit with a wave of fitness culture in the past few years and staying healthy has become a top priority in todays world. With our ever evolving lifestyles, it is essential to always stay up to date with changing trends, eat clean and make sure our bodies are in shape. With the emergence of diets like the ‘Keto’ and multiple focused fitness centers, it has become somewhat of a task to figure out what’s effective for you.
Pakistani writer Sarah Kamal Muggo recently wrote her first book, Fitness Fun, Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pakistan! This book is a great resource for people looking to improve their health by making sound lifestyle choices.
This book is a carefully vetted compilation of exercise tips, fitness goals and nutrition advice. It’s a God sent for those who don’t have a grip over how our body responds to different environments, especially in Pakistan where there is a scarcity of authentic information!
It will take you through interviews with top fitness trainers from around Pakistan as they talk about health routines and dietary advice.It won’t ask you to starve yourself, rather teach you that a regulated diet and healthy training is the only road to a fit body and mind.
This first of its kind book will be launching TODAY in Lahore – 19th April at Sukh Chayn in Lahore at 4 pm. To catch Sarah face to face, don’t forget to drop by!
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