March 26: A large proportion of the country’s senior folks would never consider completing a marathon or persuading young people to follow a fitness and endurance regimen for the rest of their lives. Meet Harishchandra Thorat, 68, a half marathon runner and recipient of numerous national and international fitness awards, who runs the ‘Moraya Gym’ with his son, Hemant Thorat, to provide fitness enthusiasts with a variety of gym facilities such as Zumba, Bollywood Dance batch, Yoga, CrossFit, and Abs batch.

Established in 2005, Moraya Gym, a unisex gym, has spread its wings with four branches in the PCMC area by offering fitness services to enthusiasts at affordable prices.

With the proper ventilation and all the safety precautions in place, working out at this gym makes fitness enthusiasts stronger without worrying about the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Located near Padamji Papermill, Thergaon, the Gym is equipped with ample parking space and easy accessibility. The gym is open from Monday to Saturday from 5 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 10 pm.

Hemant Thorat of Moraya Gym has vast experience in fitness for the last 25 years and has participated in many bodybuilding competitions. At present, Thorat is training bodybuilders participating in national and international competitions.

“For better results from exercise, one needs to have proper guidance. At Moraya Gym, we have a team of knowledgeable male and female instructors for guidance, motivation, and encouragement to the fitness enthusiasts in bettering their performance and achieving their goals faster,” says Hemant Thorat. 

The Moraya Gym’s team of fitness experts assists the health freaks in getting proper workout and nutrition planning. Also, the team members provide complete guidance to those aspiring to participate in bodybuilding and best physique competitions.

According to Thorat, the gym is spread in a 5,000 square feet area with cross ventilation, cleanliness, hygiene, changing rooms, steam rooms for males and females. The gym is also equipped with the cardio section, which includes treadmills, ellipticals, spinning bikes, a vast collection of around 35 to 40 weight training equipment, like Lat pull down, Mid row, Assisted pull-ups, Chest press, Pec fly, Shoulder press, Lateral raises, Preacher curl, Cable cross trainer, Squat rack, Incline, Decline & Flat Benches, Leg press, Leg extension, Leg curl prone, Hack squat, Calf Raises seated, Abdominal crunches, Dumbells, Plates & Barbells, etc.

Apart from this, Moraya Gym is equipped with CrossFit training equipment like Battle rope, Ladder, Cones, Medicine balls, Skipping ropes. The gym members participate in the group activity for socialising with like-minded fitness enthusiasts and benefit from activities like Zumba, Bollywood dance batch, yoga, CrossFit, and Abs batch.

Thorat said, “We also have a BMI check-up machine of one of Inbody’s best brands. This delivers clinically accurate results in less than a minute. It records your weight, lean body mass, fat mass, body water levels, etc., from the last eight tests to track progress over time. This helps us plan the workout and nutrition plans to help our members achieve their goals at the earliest.”

“We also have an in-house supplements shop where we provide whey protein, mass gainer, BCAA, Energy drinks, Peanut butter, Fish oil tablets, ZMA, EAA, Glutamine, Multivitamin tablets, etc. according to the needs of our clients.”

Not only this, Moraya Gym is famous for celebrating festivals and events with its extended fitness family members.

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