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20130115_174328 (Large)I managed to get you a sneak peek visit to Fitness First health club which will supposedly open in about a week at 360 Mall – Level 3, this is their first branch in Kuwait and they said they will later open two other branches in Salmiya and Sulaibikhat. Little introduction; Fitness First is the largest privately owned health club group in the world with over 540 branches around the world, but does it really worth the popularity? That is the question.

20130115_174354 (Large)My first question to them was of course “Why do you always open inside malls instead of having separate building?”, they said it’s their philosophy to open health clubs within malls because they have facilities such as large parking area, food court, cinema, recreational, shopping…etc. so their members can enjoy working out and enjoy shopping or dining or say go to cinema later, “we also target office workers in the mall” they added.20130115_174750 (Large)I noted they had two separate clubs for men and women with common reception area with total area of about 2,200 sq. m. I started with the women club which was spacious on the inside with cardio area with treadmills, free weights area, stretch area, group exercise area, mind and body, freestyle area. I noted there were new multi-purpose training machines that I haven’t seen in other clubs, changing room was large with many lockers and there were steam, sauna and showers.

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As for the men club it was more like a gym rather than fitness club, it was smaller than the women side with a strength section, cardio area with treadmills, free weights area with dumbbells and benches, showers and lockers room, sauna and steam rooms. They also have a small lounge area with free WiFi Internet connections and computers.

20130115_175139 (Large)The men gym looked nice but don’t expect a big gym with large free weights and numerous training and weight-resistance machines like the other gyms. Their machines are from brand Life Fitness and they had around 58 treadmills in total (both clubs). I asked about their prices but they said they can only provide me with the prices for the first 200 members that will subscribe, as follows;

6 months; KD311

12 months; KD 388

18 months; KD467

20130115_175040 (Large)The normal rates will be announced when they are officially opened. Fitness First does look nice and neat but some things were missing like a swimming pool , therapy and massage treatment but personally I rarely use such facilities anyway.

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11 Responses to “Sneak Peek: Fitness First”

  1. Bader says:

    Finally, an execuse for Kuwaitis to wear sweatpants/shorts in 360 mall lol. :P

    Thanks for the review, looks good!

  2. Dude28 says:

    Looks good but I don’t think it will be easy going to the gym on weekends

  3. Richard Parker in the Mall says:

    Do they do special deals and/or discounts for kiddos and seniors ??

  4. j.z.j says:

    Reminds me shwaaay ib Flex Executive (the new 3rd floor in Fles only) – specially in the weight lifting area maybe cuz they are using the same brand? and bench colors lol – prices are also similar to Flex

    i heard that they will have a sperate elevator and enterance?

  5. ali wadi says:

    I dont see how its a good idea to have that inside a mall

  6. darkwolf80s says:

    How to troll people into wearing spandex in a mall. Throw in a gym.

  7. sidaut says:

    No sauna and no pool? not worth it

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  9. M.S.ALAM says:

    Dear All………

    Can any body tell me that what will be the Salary range approx. in the “Fitness First Health Club Company” for the position of “Sr.Membership Consultant”.
    I shall be highly grateful if anybody will give me information regarding the mentioned subject.

    Thanks in advance
    M.S.Alam

  10. Thunayyan Al Bader says:

    I’m a current member and for what they’re charging your all better off joining another GYM.

    1) not many machines to workout on. They have the basics but considerably under equipped.
    2) no pool
    3) NO COACHES – 1 coach who browses the web at his PC all the time and another PInstructor who doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing and if you ask for a spotter he will shrug his shoulder cause he is apparently “not allowed to spot” when he’s on a personal session as per their front desk manager. Keep in mind that the gym has people who range from the young to experienced to the elderly and can all get easily injured without proper supervision.

    Summary – if you’ve paid the same subscription fee which they charge to either champions or flex fitness in Kuwait for the annual subscription stick to what u have. The gym has a unique setting but is very ill equipped and definitely more of a gimmick/ publicity stunt than a serious place to workout.

    Thanks

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