7 Films That Will Motivate You To Live a Fit Life

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The Karate Kid (1984) - Amazon Prime Video

Mr. Miyagi moulds his American student with the most un-bodily routine, concentrating on muscle memory and instinct rather than raw power.

Rocky IV (1985) - Amazon Prime Video

Balboa invokes his inner Wolverine and trains in the snowy Soviet wilderness like a Russian while his murderous Russian opponent Ivan Drago trains indoors like an American; both equally motivating.

Lakshya (2004) - Netflix or Amazon Prime Video

Karan's (Hrithik Roshan) arc from waking up at noon with no semblance of health as a priority to excelling at gruelling army exercises may not motivate you to join the forces, but it will push you to live a healthier life.

Million Dollar Baby (2004) - Amazon Prime Video

There's music in the way Hillary Swank absorbs Clint Eastwood's lessons – from beach runs to midnight crunches to practicing her footwork while waitressing – while Morgan Freeman's divine voiceover does the rest.

Chak De! India (2007) - Amazon Prime Video

Chak De! India will motivate us to be as mentally and physically strong as the women on the team because what screams being fit more than having the capability to beat up a bunch of perverted men in a McDonald's?

Moneyball (2011) - Netflix

This isn't a training montage so much as a slow-burn explosion. The actual training precedes this, where we see the coach and his new "numbers guy" speaking to different members, glitchy practice sessions, and a general rise in confidence.

Saina (2021) - Amazon Prime Video

The juxtaposition between Saina's (Parineeti Chopra)'s mother stuffing her with voluminous aloo parathas and two litres of milk and her coach Rajan (Manav Kaul) putting her on a protein-rich diet is 'bulk v. cut' at its best.

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