I’ve had a distinctly on/off relationship with this wonderful gym in south Delhi – all courtesy Coronavirus.
I’d only just started training with the amazing team at Decodesnc in late February, when the Delhi government ordered gyms to close, as the threat of Coronavirus began to loom on the horizon.
For a couple of weeks the team of trainers simply moved their classes outdoors to the nearby park, which was great fun.
Then lockdown happened.
So they moved their classes online and for months I trained remotely with my super coach, Vijay.
Finally, in October, gyms were allowed to reopen, and now this small gym, with its 69 stairs to climb to get there, has become one of my most favourite places.
THAT’S what I meant about our on/off/on again relationship 🙂
Despite everything this year has thrown at them, never for a moment did their efficient training and their attention to detail falter.
At Decode there are no treadmills, no mirrors, no rows of sweaty people working out alone.
There are only ever a few people, everyone with an individual trainer and the focus is on getting you strong, building you up, in a totally personal manner. There are no group classes, just a calm, quiet individually focused programme.
Since the pandemic arrived, I have hardly gone anywhere nor met anyone – so it is a testament to the professionalism of Jeevan and his team at Decode, that this is the only place I go to, And I feel totally safe there.
All Covid precautions are firmly in place and there is a scrupulous attention to hygiene.
I’m very new to the whole gym experience, having shunned it for years – precisely because of the image of rows of treadmills and the sheer impersonality of it all.
Decode is the exact opposite. Highly personalised. Un-judge-y. Very supportive and encouraging.
I am already a huge fan.
Total, 100% recommended.
Here’s the link to their website once again.
decode strength & conditioning,
Priya Market building no. 29,
New Delhi 110057