❔ Is Pungra, Bhangra?
No. Bhangra is a complicated and therefore misunderstood word. We are not in the “bhangra industry”, in fact we believe the term bhangra is problematic to use for a number of reasons, and this is why we don't use it generally - other than to explain to you that we're not bhangra, or bhangra fitness, or bhangra exercise.
Confused? All will be explained in my upcoming book. The best way to describe Pungra is as 'Good group exercise to Punjabi music'. Subscribe to be kept up to date.
The name of our organisation is Pungra, is inspired by the authentic pronunciation of the word bhangra (which wouldn’t make for a good name for an organisation, right?) So instead of thinking “is Pungra, bhangra?” it’s better to recognise that there are many organisations whose names are inspired by other more familiar terms, for example.
💬 What others think of Pungra
Just awesome way to be fit and healthy. Let's adapt Pungra into lifestyle with great instructor Ravi sir who inspires us with VO2 Max and several new concepts. Good luck folks let's just follow up this page without a second thought and get healthy, fit and fine. Hurry up! let's spread Pungra into the whole world as a fitness exercise. I lost 6pounds in 2 months with this page. Manpinder Ocks, India
👁️🗨️ How do we see our future?
We will create the best exercise to Punjabi music videos and publish them to YouTube to encourage people to exercise at home, for free, around the world.
We will support people to become Pungra, Activators, Instructors and Leaders. These are all coaches that enable others to exercise at home, in fitness centres and other suitable locations.
🏫 …loads of people are doing this, right?
Nope, and we recognise that most people see Pungra and think “I’ve seen this before”. But you haven’t.
Pungra is fundamentally different, and therefore unique, to others who promote themselves as ‘bhangra fit’. In a nutshell they are teaching dance classes that ‘might be a bit exercisey’. We have turned this concept on its head, if that isn’t a revolution, then what is? We are exercise, that’s a bit ‘dancey’.
🖐️ The power of five
Pungra is inspired by the movement style of Punjab, the region of five rivers (punj = five, ab = rivers). For this reason we encourage you to aim to exercise to five Punjabi songs, five times a week. Use a fitness tracker to monitor your activity and keep you going. Search Pungra on YouTube.
🤝 Exercise Together
Install the app
See information, group exercise sessions and register for more support all in the app. Install it on your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile.
Watch Daljit demonstrate how to join an Exercise Together session.
Data privacy and security
Pungra respects your privacy and data security. All your personal information is only used to encourage you to exercise. Depending on how you choose for us to communicate with you, we use Substack and Google Workspace to store your details. We do not copy/download/transfer/store any data on devices owned by Pungra or any team member.
If you sign up for updates on this site - Substack
Only our data controller (Ravi Sandhu) can see your email address, including habits such as links clicked. To find out Substack protect your email address see substack.com/privacy.
If you register for check-ins on app.pungra.fit
Your personal information is only seen by your Activator and our data controller (Ravi Sandhu). This is to ensure the highest level of security. We store the information with Google Workspace on a business account, not on any personal device. Find out how Google keep your information secure on https://workspace.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/security.
YouTube, Google Meet, Facebook, Instagram or other 3rd party technology
If you create an account with any of the third-party platforms, no one at Pungra can see any of your personal information, behaviours or transactions. These are between you and the platform provider. If you use free services (such as Facebook) they reserve the rights to scan your information and habits to serve you personalised adverts.
YouTube (operated) by Google will also scan your activities to serve you personalised adverts. We use YouTube because this is the only legal way to use copyright-protected music in our exercise workouts whilst keeping the cost of the video creating and broadcasting to a minimum.
If you prefer Google not to scan your activities, we recommend that you do not create a Google account.
The small print
All sessions are approximately 20 minutes. The times are UK. If we don't have a time suitable for you yet, opt-in to receive notifications, we're growing the sessions.
Pungra@Home Activators are not qualified or insured to give you exercise pointers or advice. Activators are here to motivate, encourage and provide you any support you need for accessing the workouts. Activators will also be taking part in the sessions at the same time as you so we can enjoy it together!
Pungra strongly recommends that you consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise.
Pungra is not a licensed medical care provider and represents that it has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition.
You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise programme, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Pungra from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of Pungra's negligence.
YouTube Premium also gives you access to YouTube Music. This is what we use for all our Punjabi music, it’s Google alternative to Spotify or Apple Music.
YouTube TV is not available in the UK, so we’re not entirely sure how advertising works. But because it’s a premium service, we expect it to be like YouTube Premium in terms of whether any adverts are shown to you.