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Sarina Jain the Jane Fonda of India and creator of the Masala Bhangra Dance Workout

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Creator Sarina Jain has devoted her life to fitness after losing her father at a young age to a heart attack. Growing up surrounded by her family’s Indian culture, Sarina Jain envisioned the unity of both her passions, culture and fitness, and was inspired to successfully introduce Indian dance (Bhangra and Bollywood) to the fitness world at a global level. The Masala Bhangra Workout® is an exercise dance routine that modernizes the high-energy folk dance of Bhangra by blending traditional Bhangra dance steps and the exhilaration of Bollywood (Hindi film) moves, seen recently in the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire! This unique dance mixes cardiovascular with fun, and is suitable for participants of all ages and fitness levels. It is a certified fitness program up backed up by the fitness boards, and devised by Sarina Jain, the "Jane Fonda of India." Dance your way to fitness! The Masala Bhangra Workout® is derived from two Indian words: • Masala, which means ‘spicy’ in Hindi, and • Bhangra, which is a traditional folk dance from the northern state of Punjab, India The Masala Bhangra Workout® is an Indian-dance based fitness program, designed for people of all ages and fitness levels who love to stay physically active through dance and want to learn about Indian culture. The Masala Bhangra Workout is certified by American Fitness Boards, including the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Specifically, it introduces high energy Bhangra and Bollywood dance movements in an easy-to-follow fitness format, and is a mechanism by which thousands of people have lost weight and become physically active. With the dance choreography directly influenced by the music and dance of modern Bhangra and Bollywood styles, The Masala Bhangra Workout® is a fresh and exciting addition to the world of fitness and dance. www.marsaladance.com