By Ashlee Starratt
‘No guts, no glory’, they say in the realm of body-building. ‘No pain, no gain’. And at Gymmito Fitness Club, from the signs on the walls – ‘Sweat Is Fat Crying’ – this motto reigns supreme. However, the latest cutting-edge fitness facility to open its doors in Qatar is so much more than a lifter’s paradise. Taking a holistic approach to fitness, health, and wellness, it’s a place where the pros can come to hone their quads on leg-day, or bust out some cardio, while fitness newcomers can learn the ropes in a friendly, supportive environment.
From customized personal training, to a comprehensive membership package, and wide array of group classes – including pay-as-you-go and ladies’ only options, Gymmito ticks all the boxes when it comes to offering something for everyone, at every fitness level
When it comes to exercise – or lack thereof – more often than not the obstacles that prevent us from going to the gym exist most acutely in our minds. And when it comes to mind over matter, Gymmito is here to help you get stared on your journey towards fitness – whether it’s a gentle nudge you need, or a full-on shove to get you kick-started.
It’s mid-morning on a bright and balmy Saturday as we head to the Gymmito grand opening and the music is already pumping out on the plaza at Qanat Quartier. The staff greet us with smiles and offer to take us on a tour of the facilities. Decked out in uplifting tones of orange and grey, and filled with floor-to-ceiling windows and natural light, this isn’t your average gym. The space sprawls across an entire building block on the upper plaza at the far end of Qanat Quartier, overlooking the water. There’s a separate area for ladies’, a courtyard and open-air exercise plaza for outdoor classes, a kids’ zone with rock climbing wall, and a spacious, expansive mixed training area filled with state-of-the art equipment, and private studios where classes such as spinning and Zumba are taught.
There’s even a refreshing healthy snack and juice bar and a lush outdoor café seating area with footstools carved and painted like elephants’ feet, and two steampunk-style sculptures of cheetahs fashioned out of metal, cogs, and wheels, and poised to pounce. Animal strength is a theme that runs throughout the facility. In fact, their logo is a lion, and it doesn’t get more powerful than the King of Beasts. His likeness is scattered throughout the space as if to say ‘This is a place where you can come, give it all you’ve got, and are free to roar!’
Today the crowds are here to check out what’s on offer and the team have prepared a showcase performance on the outdoor stage to show off what they’ve got. There’s BodyPump, Zumba, functional training, GritCardio, GritStrength, spinning and more to sign up for as Gymmito offers a comprehensive schedule of monthly classes. Or, pass by for some one-on-one training with their attentive fitness coaches, or simply fly solo as you work the circuit on their leading-edge cardio equipment, and weight-lifting apparatuses. We can’t wait to come back and try the colourful kettle-bells!
Want to make a change for the better when it comes to your health and fitness? Look no further than Gymmito. With consultation-based, tailored individual, couples, and ladies-only membership packages, finding an option that works for you is the next step towards a new you.
About Gymmito Fitness Club
Location: 5A Mercato – Palazzo 1, Qanat Quartier, The Pearl-Qatar
Timings: 5:30 a.m. till 11:00 p.m., Sat-Thurs
8:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Price: Upon consultation
Contact: (+974) 4036-0678
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