I was informed by one of our blog readers who has connection with Gold’s Gym management that they plan to open on 1st of December, that’s couple weeks from now. He also added that that monthly subscription is KD50 which is quite reasonable. I hope they’ll introduce special offer for the 3months, 6months, and one year subscriptions.
I also wish they’ll have adequate parking area. Gold’s Gym is located in Salmiya overlooking Gulf Road near Holiday Inn hotel.
While I was at Salhiya last night I spotted guys sporting t-shirts with mustache (AKA shanab) sketch on them which reminded me of Movember (Mustache & November); its the time of the year when Men grow their mustaches to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other male cancers and associated charities. Well, actually I was thinking whether to maintain my mustache and goatee combination or should I just shave it off to zero guard and sport a whole new look. It’s been years since I tried the clean shaven look.
Travelling back in time, specifically 80s and 90s, would take us to an era when Kuwaiti Men used to wear their mustaches long and thick and would never dare to shave them off no matter what. I remember shaving your mustache back then would simply put you under a colossal embarrassment, actually many young men were put under constant pressure from local society if they happen to lack facial hair even if its due to their physiology because its viewed as a significant sign of virility, maturity, and health. Personally, I think this was a kind of bullying in a way.
Today, I see Kuwaiti society has drastically changed and so did social standards and culture. Men thesedays have more freedom to shave off their mustaches to zero guard and can still be considered to look great and be perceived as Manly. So times have clearly changed.
I tend to think that growing facial hair nowadays is more of a fashion and lifestyle oriented rather than trying to prove masculinity. So this finally brings us to the question, would you shave off your mustache? Or would you prefer to keep it trimmed at all times? Ladies you are also welcome to put in your 5 cents (or fils).
It’s breast cancer month and we have heard and seen many activities in support of awareness and raising funds for those with breat cancer in Kuwait.
I happened to find this walkathon by Fatma Clinic to be held on Saturday called #PinkCause. It is about honoring our lost ones,supporting those currentlyfighting breast cancer and celebrating the survivors!
Registration fee is KD5 and the deadline for registration is Friday!
There has been a lot of controversy on instagram surrounding the way in which companies have been promoting for breast cancer awareness this month, some people feel that companies just make fancy posters and leave it at that. What’s your take on the subject guys?
The most recognizable feature of your appearance is the face,right? Well I went to Virginia Clinic (Maidan Hawally,block 11) for a facial. *ok now pick up the jaw off the floor* It is perfectly ok for men to get facials as well, especially since we are almost all doing cosmetic surgery just like the ladies. Anyway,I had a diamond facial,just basically pore cleansing and skin cleaning,getting rid of black heads. While there I found out they offer a variety of cosmetic services for both males and females! anything from laser hair removal,hair therapy,liposuction etc.
Registration is now open for RunQ8, the annual 10 kilometer charity race to be held Saturday, November 2 at 9 am, starting and ending at Marina Crescent on the Gulf Road. RunQ8 2013 is organized by the Fawzia Sultan Rehabilitation Institute (FSRI) and Agility, supporting health initiatives and raising health awareness. Previously, RunQ8 successfully supported Eye Health and Road and Traffic Safety community-wide projects in Kuwait.
In its third year, RunQ8 is supporting Children’s Rehabilitation through the new FSRI Children’s Rehabilitation Clinic. With FSRI’s pediatric program, the needs of families without resources to fully care for their disabled children will be met.
Please let’s join third RunQ8 race this year and help these children.
Not a runner? No problem! Walk, bike or just stroll through to the finish line (I will certainly be walking to the finish line).
Remember, it’s not just about the race; it’s about supporting the cause.
I have been suffering from a shoulder injury for almost 5 months now. I got the injury when I was working out my shoulders at the gym, I’ve been working out for many years but one thing I’ve come to learn after all those years, if you’re not careful enough and do not do proper warming up before your exercise and go easy on the weights then you can easily get yourself severely injured. I’ve suffered chronic pain and aching in the right shoulder and I’ve seen many doctors and have had one X-ray and two MRI’s done, the reports revealed that I’ve multiple issues with my shoulder but the main ones are:
1. Mild tear in the supraspinatus tendon and impingement syndrome in the AC joint (acromioclavicular joint at the top of the shoulder).
2. Slap tear in the labrum.
The doctors have ordered to stop my weight resistance exercises plus all other over head sport activities/sports such as Tennis, Volleyball, Cricket, Baseball, Squash, Swimming…etc. I’ve to say that I’ve suffered from depression because not being able to play my favorite sports wasn’t easily at all but I had to strictly follow their advice if I ever want to regain my heydays. They also put me on anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen and Celebrex which did temporarily help with the pain and to reduce the inflammation.
Then I went for the PT (physical therapy) which lasted for a month and a half, totalling 15 sessions that included ultra sound, ultra sonic, electric stimulation, thermal, and shockwave therapies plus light wight exercises to help stabilize the shoulder joint. The PT did slightly help relieve/improve my symptoms but did not completely resolve my problems. Fast-forward, my doctor have recently told me that I may have to go for arthroscopic shoulder surgery in order to get my injury completely repaired. Personally, I’m only considering surgery as a last resort when there’s nothing else left for me to try since it can be very invasive and needs long recovery/rehab period (I’m talking 4-6 months here).
Meanwhile, I was doing a lot of research about sport-related injuries treatments and have read about a relatively new non-surgical treatment so called Platelet-rich plasma (Abbreviation PRP). In this treatment, they collect blood plasma which is enriched with platelets and several different growth factors that stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue such as muscles, tendons, ligaments…etc. I’ve also read that several pro sports players like Tiger Woods among others have resorted to PRP to treat their sport related injuries.
The opening of the largest Spinning Gym in Kuwait is finally here!
And you can get the to watch the live shows at avenues mall facing carfourre on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of September from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m.
A spinning workout is an excellent way to burn some calories and relieve stress. The workout employs a stationary bike, which has various tension levels. The bike will also track your progress, so that you are motivated to continue and accomplish your fitness goals. There are numerous benefits to a spinning workout.