Our Covent Garden Class
Our events are on Google+ and Facebook
Our weekly class is at Jubilee Hall Gym, The Piazza, Covent Garden. Thursdays 6:00PM to 6:45PM. £10 gives you access to the fitness centre, so you can spend the evening enjoying Pungra, lift some free weights, build muscles on the resistance machines, go for a run and enjoy a sauna. Bring a towel to have a shower after all your hard work.
We place videos onto our YouTube channel, so get learning right away.
We’re developing workshops for experienced exercise to music instructors, and courses for anyone to be a qualified exercise to Pungra music instructor. If you want to be on our pilot programme please get in contact.
We bring Pungra to any event, whether it’s a wedding, birthday, fund raiser, Diwali, Vaisakhi mela or similar. We are not a Bhangra performance group. We demonstrate our exercise and get people involved. We have never had a disappointed customer; with pride we can say that everyone loves that we get their crowd involved in Pungra
We’re inspired by the authentic pronunciation of Bhangra. In Punjab, which spans part of Pakistan and India, Bhangra is not pronounced as ‘bhan-grah’. It is pronounced ‘pun grah’. We decided to use this name for our group exercise to Punjabi music fitness class. We hold classes, produce instructional videos and provide our services at others’ events; with the purpose of getting people exercising/moving to Punjabi music.
Select play to listen to the pronunciation of Pungra.
Our exercise class is an amazing workout because it has many interval opportunities for intensity. It works the largest muscles which are in your legs, bottom, shoulders and back. As you become familiar with the music, you know to exercise hard when the rhythms kick in – or as we say “Pungrafy your moves!”
Another key reason, Pungra is a popular dance at many events such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, festivals and much more. In almost any event, ask the DJ to put on some Pungra (Bhangra) and many in the crowd will dance. And does anyone slow dance to Pungra? No way, they go crazy, they can’t help it.
So many people tell us, “We don’t know how to do Pungra, we just love the rhythm”. We want to see if we can help, come learn Pungra in our fitness class and then practice on any dance floor.
To make Pungra a primary choice for exercisers, fitness instructors and fitness centres across the globe.
We know many Bollywood and Zumba instructors who incorporate Bhangra, but when we ask where they learnt they mostly tell us “I made it up”. When we then ask, “How would you feel about learning some authentic Pungra?”, the response is “Hell yeah!, but can I be accredited for my time”? We’re working on this.
Lead instructor is Ravi Sandhu. Our chairperson is Maya Gudka, Secretary is Radhika Davda. Davina Sandhu takes care of our online presence and video production. Assistant instructors are Karun Munde, Kiran Pereira and Yogesh Patel. Sunny Dhami is the Pungra video editor.
Do you take fitness seriously? Do you love Pungra (Bhangra) music? Live in or near London? Then why not talk to us about joining the Pungra movement? We’re not a performing arts team, we are a group exercise not-for-profit organisation. Interested? Make contact with Ravi Sandhu today.