When it comes to a traditional Indian festival like Holi, it comes as no surprise that most people would indulge themselves in the celebrations with some mouth-watering delicacies. From Dahi Bhalle, Puranpoli, Pakodas to Rasmalai, it becomes difficult to resist the temptations, especially when our brains keep whispering ‘Bura na maano, Holi hai’. Sometimes, it is okay to give in and indulge in festivities the best way possible. Our willingness to work it out and shed our extra calories post celebrations is what matters. 

Mr. Solomon Gomes, LEAD Trainers Program, TREAD, has listed some of the best workouts that you can incorporate into your fitness regime in order to stay fit and get back in shape after Holi (and that too, from your home, i.e. without visiting the neighborhood gym or fitness center!)



It is one of the best forms of cardio workout that you can do with an indoor spin cycle. Burn up to 400 calories in just 30 minutes of doing spin workouts. This is the comeback you’ve been waiting for and the feel-good factor (due to the release of endorphins) after completing your spinning session is like an added bonus because a spin session never fails you!

High Knees

high knees

This is a cardio-intensive exercise that is usually performed at a fast pace and works on strengthening your legs and core. To do this workout, you have to lift your knee parallel to the ground, one leg at a time, and then continue switching the legs at a high pace while staying at one place. 

Jumping Jacks

jumping jack

This cardio workout will get your heartbeat jumping, which is surely one of the best ways to sweat and shed extra calories after your indulgence in festive delicacies. While jumping, spread your legs wide and put your hands overhead, and then return to the ground in a position wherein your feet are together and arms are on the sides.

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When people say ‘a minute on your lips and a lifetime at your hips’, they are possibly referring to lunges! This workout will help in burning hip calories like a charm. Lunges primarily engage thigh muscles which include your quadriceps, hamstring, and glutes. Put one leg forward while bending your knee at a 90-degree angle and foot flat on the ground, and your other leg remains positioned behind. Repeat with alternate legs, and do at least 5 sets per workout session.

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One of the most effective high-intensity full-body workouts that you would absolutely love is burpees. Here you have to stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms by your sides and then lower into a squat position and place your hands on the floor. Next, you kick or step your legs back into a plank position, and then jump your legs forward to return to a squat position. Lastly, go back to the standing position.

So eat as much but be ready to work it out with these workouts. Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more on ftness.