I have observed that many quick gyms are opening in Kuwait lately, I’m talking about gyms that organize small exercise sessions that take no more than 30mins to one hour. We have Core Fitness, Rush Gym, Club Fit, Curves for women among others. A friend of mine told me about a new gym with almost similar concept that was opened in Shuweikh named Circuit+ Gym.
They have CrossFit type of training, which is a strength and conditioning program with high intensity and functional movement to improve fitness, I think that’s the first in Kuwait. They also have Boot Camp type of exercise. Inside there is relatively large sized training area with training machines and equipment.
Their training sessions last for one hour starting at 6:00 AM till 10:00 PM from Sunday through Thursday. I’m liking the idea but I’ll pay them a quick visit sometime next week to meet with the trainers and see if they have training sessions for women.
Address: Lilly Center - Shuweikh, behind Tilal Complex
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Do you think we need more gyms and health centers in Kuwait? I say yes gyms can help us greatly to get in shape bearing in mind the zillion calories we consume especially that we have numerous restaurants and tempations are infinitely many, also more gyms will help improve prices and services for the exisitng gyms, but I noticed most of the new gyms are men-only, also women health clubs are more expensive. So let’s see what are the gyms:
Fitness First: Its the world’s largest and most popular with over 540 branches, they said they have plans to further expand in Middle East and Kuwait is included, though they were supposed to open in first quarter of 2012 but nothing so far, I really wish they open soon.
Gold’s Gym: I spotted it in Salmiya beside electrozan, Gold’s Gym is American health club and also considered one of the best with over 650 branches worldwide, I expect it will open by end of this year.
Oxygen Gym – Jabriya: I’m sure you are all familiar with this one since its one of the most popular ones in Kuwait, they are opening another one in Jabriya on August beside Champions. I personally like it becauase they have good prices, the other locations are Adeileya, Fahaheel, and Al Riggae.
Platinum Gym – Sabah Al Salem: Its also one of my favorite gyms in Kuwait, nice facilities and offers, they will soon open Platinum at Sabah Al Salem area. The other locations are Kaifan, Salmiya, Fahaheel, and Corniche.
Power Gym: It was recently opened at Jahra, they say its amazing with great facilities and charges 40 KD/Month, sadly its way too far from my home but its a great option for those who live in surrounding areas.
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Today I had a quick tour at the recently opened health and fitness club named Inspire Pure Fitness at Bida’a, I’ve been numerous times to Bida’a but never noticed it because there were no signs, its located nearby Melenzane restaurant. They welcomed to give me a brief tour along with their manager.
My first question to them “What is different about your gym since we already have many in Kuwait?”, their answer was the trainers and fitness experience they have, I liked how the gym was spacious and neat.
The gym is mixed, some of the facilities included group fitness studio, free weights area, treadmills, punch bags, kick bags, kettle bells, different fitness equipment, private lockers, changing rooms, and nice reception area spread on two levels. I liked how the training machines were located next to windows with nice landscapes, this helps with exercise.
They provide personal training sessions and advice on how to achieve the required fitness level.
Shortcomings: There was no swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room or cafeteria and their reasoning is that they want to focus on fitness rather than SPA experience. Also I wish they lower their prices so more people can afford it.
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