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Beat Covid blues with online badminton course!


Top fitness institute INFS launches modular course for wannabe shuttlers in association with tennis great Gaurav Natekar


Not allowing the Covid-19 pandemic to deflect it from its objective of spreading the health-and-fitness culture in the country, Institute of Nutrition and Fitness Sciences (INFS), one of the largest fitness certification institutes in India, has launched a structured online coaching programme for badminton. The digital course, in association with Natekar Sports and Fitness, will make professional coaching accessible to all, and will allow beginners to gain from the experience and knowledge of seasoned coaches.and improve their game. Enrolments for the course begin from December 22.

Students will be able to access an online dashboard where they will be able to see eight different modules. The curriculum is designed to help beginners improve their sports skills with the help of videos and written material. The modules also include comprehensive knowledge about the sport, types of equipment required, warm-up and basic movement drills, advanced movement drills, gameplay plans, recovery, and hydration tips.

International coach

Speaking on the occasion, Ms Jyoti Dabas, founder, INFS, said, “We at INFS believe in providing the best of fitness and sports education to enthusiasts. When we thought about launching an online sports course, we knew that it had to be with the best in the business, and NSF came on board. Presented by international badminton coach Jose George, the advantage of the digital course is that the participants have the freedom to learn the game at their own pace. Besides, they will have access to online forums to clear their doubts. We are planning to launch digital courses for other sports as well in the coming days. We believe that sports will be the answer to the everyday declining activity levels and sedentary lifestyle.”

Kindling sports culture

Gaurav Natekar, former India no 1 tennis player, said, “We are excited to partner INFS for this unique and innovative initiative to help more people in India learn sport. At NSF, we believe that there should always be ‘profit with a purpose’ and through this endeavour, we hope to reach out to the millions of Indians who want to learn to play a sport but don’t have access to proper coaching and guidance.”

This is the second in the series of online sports and fitness training courses introduced by INFS. The first, calisthenics, was launched in July this year and has garnered rave reviews with hundreds signing up and putting the fun back into their workouts.


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