Mumbai: After a star-studded celebration of her 25th anniversary with family and friends, India’s leading celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala organised a CSR initiative to encourage a culture of fitness and sport among underprivileged children in association with UACTIV, The Little League Football NGO and Vivekananda Youth Forum. The day-long event took the form of a fitness carnival for 250 kids and was organised with a goal of empowering and nurturing budding talent.
The event kicked off with an inspiring address by Yasmin Karachiwala followed by a pilates workshop led by Yasmin herself. The carnival had its fun share of fun and games such as the tug of war, relays, sack races and fitness challenges. The one-of-a-kind experience was filled with fitness, fun and games like mechanical bull, trampoline, playing darts, ring toss, etc. added to the excitement while highlighting values of team work, sportsmanship, honesty, humility, etc.
Sohail Khan and Aayush Sharma, who were Guests of Honour at the event, met and interacted with the children. Sohail gave an inspiring speech while Aayush delighted the little ones with some dance moves to his latest chartbuster Chhogada Tara.
The Little League is an NGO that believes that lasting change come through empowerment and not charity. They brought 200 of these little leaguers to the event. These kids showed off their skill with some freestyle football demonstrations.
UACTIV has been actively promoting sports and fitness activities in Mumbai. UACTIV is a tech- enabled social networking and discovery platform for all sport and fitness enthusiasts empowering them to engage with their city’s sports/fitness landscape in the most interactive and social way.
Vivekananda Youth Foundation is a non-profit, voluntary organization that works with children from a variety of backgrounds. VYF has worked with children from a variety of backgrounds.
Speaking at the event Yasmin Karachiwala said, “Fitness is a way of life for me, a passion. I have seen how becoming fit has transformed not only my life personally but brought such positive change in the lives of those I train. It resonates with our motto – #Befitbecauseyoudeserveit. We organised this event to celebrate 25 years of Yasmin Karachiwala’s Body Image, as it is my deepest hope that all kids grow up looking at the pursuit of fitness as fun and wanting to spend time on it.”
“Yasmin Karachiwala’s Body Image trains people from all walks of life. We focus on bringing about higher levels of health and fitness – this is our mission. It is a place where every individual can strive to reach their maximum potential, their personal best,” she added.
An interactive session with chiropractor, Dr. Kalpesh Gehani on right posture while carrying backpacks and using phones, was followed by a donation drive post-lunch.