After staying indoors for months and adapting to the new changes that were introduced in our lives by the pandemic, everyone explored several new innovative ideas of keeping themselves entertained. While digital platforms becoming the new source of comfort entertainment and working from home the new norm, normal pre-pandemic fitness routines were also affected by the new lifestyle. With gyms remaining close, everyone started figuring out various ways of keeping themselves fit and healthy amid the crisis situation. While fitness experts started providing lessons online, no equipment workouts which can be easily done at home become popular with fitness enthusiasts.
While these changes were well accepted by everyone, Bollywood actors went a step ahead and explored more innovative ways of keeping themselves in shape by including cycling, boxing and various other forms of physical exercises in their daily workout routine. Despite being away from the paparazzi and camera in the lockdown, and fitness being an important part of their profession, these innovative fitness activities motivated their fans as well, who too included these exercises in their daily routine.
While these Bollywood hunks continue to give us all major fitness goals by giving their customary gym sessions a break, AskMen India has compiled a list of B-town actors and their innovative lockdown workout routines for our fitness-loving readers.
Siddhant Chaturvedi’s phenomenal performance as Shrikant Bhosle aka MC Sher in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy not only impressed the audience but also helped him establish himself as one of the rising talents in Bollywood. With many good projects in his kitty, Siddhant has been making sure that he keeps himself in a good shape by working out indoors.
With gyms remaining close, the 28-year-old actor has switched to boxing to maintain a fit and healthy body. A man of many talents, Siddhant has also been sharing his creativity on social media and winning over his fans with his beautiful poems, soulful tracks and artistic paintings as well.
Taking a break from his usual intense weight training, Varun Dhawan has inculcated yoga and animal flow workout in his daily fitness routine. Known for his strong performances in front of the camera, Varun has also been a fitness inspiration to many amid the pandemic. From raising awareness about adopting a healthy lifestyle to giving all a glimpse of his online yoga sessions, Varun has been leading from the front.
With a long list of interesting projects in the pipeline, Varun has been focused on his upcoming projects and has even been sporting a thick bearded look for his next film Bhediya with Kriti Sanon.
Just like his versatile on-screen characters, Ayushmann Khurrana loves to experiment with his workout regimes as well. The talented actor, who has been in a much better physical shape (thanks to his upcoming film Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui) has been leaving no chance to flaunt his well-chiselled body on social media.
With millions of followers on Instagram, Ayushmann makes sure that he keeps them entertained by giving them a glimpse of his life. The Gulabo Sitabo actor had spent most of the lockdown period in his hometown Chandigarh. While hitting the gym wasn’t an option, Ayushmann used to step out in the morning for a bicycle ride which used to help him maintain his fitness.
A fitness enthusiast and adventure junkie Ishaan Khatter left everyone stunned when he took to social media to share a video of his outdoor workout. While fans flooded the posts with adorable comments and praised Ishaan’s commitment, the young starlet enjoyed doing crocodile crawl, crunches and even pull-ups in the woods.
Well, Ishaan’s workout in the woods is surely a fun way of adding fitness to your daily activities. While the charming actor is also enjoying his stay at home like us, he continues to provide us with major fitness goals with his unusual fitness activities.
Model-turned-actor Milind Soman is a popular fitness enthusiast, who has set social media ablaze with his intense workouts. The 55-year-old actor may have shifted to the outskirts of Mumbai after recovering from Covid-19 but he continues to inspire his fans with his healthy lifestyle.
Known for sharing fitness and health tips on Instagram, Milind recently spiced up his workout by going desi and adding Mudgar to his daily fitness routine. While everyone has been taking to modern forms of fitness, Milind’s innovative move has grabbed everyone’s attention. The popular actor even shared a video of himself practising desi-exercises with the help of the mudgar.
Vicky Kaushal, who made his Bollywood debut with Masaan, has come a long way in his career and established himself as one of the most talented actors in the Hindi film industry. While his recent outings at the box office have been successful, Vicky has been working real hard at home to get into the character of his next project.
While the actor needs to sport a bulked-up body in his next, Vicky has built a mini-gym in his house but at the same time, he has also been taking Capoeira classes as well. While the Brazilian martial art form is surely a unique way of improving overall fitness, Vicky seems to be having a gala time enjoying his new fitness activity.
It’s not an easy task for any successful model to establish himself as a actor in Bollywood, but Arjun Rampal is nothing like everyone else, as he won over the audience with his acting skills and charm. Known for reinventing himself on the silver screen with each film, Arjun prefers to mix outdoor activities with his usual heavy weight training in the gym.
But given the fact that gyms have remained closed during the lockdown, Arjun managed to keep his body in good shape by swimming his way to glory. Apart from keeping the fashion police on their toes, the charismatic actor made sure that he focused on fitness too and managed to find out an effective and fun outdoor exercise to keep himself healthy and fit.
These actors passion for fitness has helped them explore new ways of keeping themselves fit and healthy.
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