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A survey conducted by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industries’ (Assocham) Social Development Foundation has found about 30 per cent increase in yoga practitioners in metros including Ahmedabad in the last one year.
The survey says that students, stressed-out young professionals, CEOs and retirees are among the majority of the yoga practitioners in metros.
“There has been a spurt in number of people that have taken up yoga by up to 30 per cent, most of whom have been inspired by many celebrities and media attention that it has garnered,” the survey noted.
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Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai are among the cities covered under the survey.
ASSOCHAM representatives interacted with 100 gym trainers/fitness professionals and about 1,000 people sweating it out at the gymnasiums across these cities.
The survey was conducted during the course of past two months in wake of the International Day of Yoga celebrated globally on June 21.
Majority of the gym trainers said that there has been an increase in number of female clients by over 50 per cent since they began conducting yoga sessions at their gymnasium and in general the number of yoga practitioners has fuelled by about 25-30 per cent during the past one year.