John Abraham to open his own gym


By Hindustan Times

He has a reputation of being a fitness fiend. Now, John Abraham is set to take this image a step forward with JA Fitness, his maiden gym chain. He will set up his first-ever fitness centre at the Donald Trump-branded luxury home — Trump Towers, in Pune.

“Yes, we are working out the final details (of the deal), but things look very positive. Everyone knows that I am all for fitness, so I hope to spread the message of good health through my gyms,” says John, who will be personally looking into the minute details of the fitness centres. “Since I am closely involved with the project, I will handpick the trainers, guide them and choose the equipment for the gyms,” says the actor. John will take a final call on the fitness regimen that will be available to the residents of the Trump Towers.

He has plans to put JA Fitness on the global map. “We won’t be limiting JA Fitness only to Trump Towers. In the future, I plan to take it across India and overseas as well. For me, it’s not just a gym but also a philosophy. It’s something that’s right up my alley,” says the Force (2011) actor, who will be “more than happy” to serve as a role model to fitness-conscious youngsters.

Ask John, who is also busy with multiple production ventures currently, how he will manage this new responsibility and he says, “I might be caught up with my films (acting as well as production), but I can always take time out for things that I love.”

Decoding Trump Towers
Donald Trump is an American businessman, television personality and author. The famous Trump-branded luxury homes are making their debut in India in Pune.

The Trump group is providing technical support, architectural expertise and guidelines on the safety features and materials being used in the buildings. Apparently, Donald Trump Jr and his sister Ivanka are closely involved in the project.

Stars’ fitness secrets

Sanjay Dutt
Dutt kicked off the trend of ripping muscles. He was apparently instrumental in initiating Salman Khan into a fitness regimen. Of late, he has been criticised for putting on extra kilos on, but now he’s on a three-month training program to get fit.

Akshay Kumar
His naturally lean look doesn’t come from weight-training. Apparently, he has no trainer and doesn’t lift weights. He feels fitness needs to be utilitarian, so it’s important to eat right and exercise. Apparently, he is into martial arts, yoga and Parkour.

Hrithik Roshan
For his debut film, Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai, Hrithik first packed on the muscles. Recently, he had to jump into a strict fitness regimen to gain 10 kg and ripping muscles for Agneepath. He worked hard for months with his trainer Satyajit Chaurasia.

Salman Khan
Salman Khan puts in two hours of continuous exercise. His workout includes one hour of cardio, concentrating on any two body parts each time (triceps, legs, back and biceps). The actor does 500 crunches, pull-ups and chin-ups, and sometimes does 1,000 push-ups or 2,000 sit-ups a day.