This January 2014 saw Mumbai’s popular destination centre High Street Phoenix host the 8th edition of the super successful annual property titled Baqar Nasser’s SPINNATHON from 6 to 10 pm at the Courtyard of the mall. The glittering night saw celebrities like Madhuri Dixit, Suneil Shetty, Anjana Sukhani, Haroon Kazi (villain in the upcoming Salman Khan starrer Jai Ho) and the cast of Yaariyan (Himansh Kohli, Rakul Preet, Nicole Faria, Dev Sharma & Shreyas Pardiwalla).
Initiated in 2005 and now in its 8th year, Baqar Nasser’s SPINNATHON is one of the biggest global platforms for cardio. It is Asia’s Largest Indoor Cycling Competition organized every year for a noble cause where top 50 fitness enthusiasts selected from over 7000 topspin members competed for the 4 feet tall trophy weighing 24 kgs. This year the event was being organized for the cause of education of youngsters undergoing financial strain, as supported by H.R. College.
As a brand High Street Phoenix is known to support a plethora of social causes year after year. Speaking on this association, Mr. Rajendra Kalkar, Senior Centre Director, High Street Phoenix opined, “We wish to encourage Mumbaikars to begin the New Year on a healthy note which has led us to hosting this event. High Street Phoenix has in the past, been the platform for many a socially relevant initiative and this one just adds to that impressive roster. Street plays, flash mobs, art displays, exhibitions, fairs and special performances have all gone a long way in helping High Street Phoenix become the socially responsible entity that it aims to be.”
This year the winner of Baqar Nasser’s SPINNATHON will get an all expense paid trip to Switzerland where the winner will be flown in Jets, given 7-star accommodation and driven around in Bentleys. 14 winners will receive eye-wear from Oakley along with a Brass trophy of an actual rider on a topspin cycle. All 50 contestants will receive goody bags with souvenir T-shirts with individual names engraved along with a gift voucher from French Connection.
This year, the event witnessed performances by noted percussionist Jonqui, singer Sukanya Ghosh and a special video presentation of DJ Suketu’s latest collection of chartbusters. In the past, the event has been attended by distinguished guests like Neil Nitin Mukesh, Suniel Shetty, Ritesh Deshmukh, Milind Soman, Bipaha Basu, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre among many others who have lent their support to this unique concept and a noble cause initiated by fitness guru Baqar Nasser.
Topspin is one of the most effective and energetic forms of exercise that is big on the international work out scene It is an indoor group-cycling program, which adds an extra punch to your workout with pumping music, laser lights and an electrifying atmosphere. A qualified instructor, who not only motivates the entire class, but also adds variety to the workout, conducts the class.
ABOUT BAQAR NASSER:
Baqar Nasser is an 11-time national cycling Champion, trained in the U.S. with a degree in Heart Zone Training from UK. Baqar has been an All India University Cycling Champion for three consecutive years from 1999 to 2002. He also represented India in Denver Colorado, USA where he topped amongst all the participating pelotons.
About High Street Phoenix:
High Street Phoenix (HSP) is the first retail led consumption centre developed in India over a sprawling 3.3 million square feet. It houses over 500 brands including a variety of F&B, entertainment, commercial and residential complexes. Pioneered by The Phoenix Mills Co. Ltd., HSP is led by its young, dynamic Managing Director, Atul Ruia and his team of professionals. A pioneer & one of the renowned leading developers of leading mixed use projects.