I am lucky to have a gym in the tower that I live in, however it does not satisfy me as I don’t enjoy this small room full of weights and tiny windows, also; I just get bored of the gym.
I need something different like a group lesson that will motivate me…perhaps I need to try something new instead of walking on a treadmill for 5 km`s every day. OK not every day :), let’s say 3 times a week.
I did some research and I found out about ‘Yama Yoga Studios’ in Doha. They have a nice website full of information and it’s a very popular place in Doha. They also have a swimming pool which you can spend time in after your session. I had registered for beginner’s yoga. Our trainer was Jody and I enjoyed the session even though it was at 8am on a Friday morning. Yes, even I had only one day off, I woke up early and headed to Yoga as the class really motivated me.
If you are working a full day in front of a computer and you do not move so much, try yoga. You will realize and see the difference within just one session. Please check the Yama Yoga schedule which they upload onto their website. Eventually it became difficult for me to find a suitable time so I stopped going there. I work until 6pm every day and unluckily there were no sessions after 6pm.
After yoga I continued with my search and found a fortune. I am so happy to have found Aspire Zone! I am in love with their program, timing, and offerings for both men and women, I love the environment. Just the green area and the park out there will make your day. Unfortunately, I went to the reception desk and found out that I couldn’t register as they were full and had a waiting list. I couldn’t even write my name on the waiting list.
Men are lucky they were able to register. They give an option to you to attend classes and pay per class which does cost more than the monthly membership.
Don’t worry because there is another place called Hamad Aquatic Centre. I get the monthly membership for the swimming pool which is open to females, males and families and you can register any time. I love that place. Hamad is an international aquatic complex, the place has five floors and it has facilities such as water polo, diving and synchronized swimming.
They have the Olympic sized swimming pool and the schedules are classified as men, female and families. You have an option to choose Gym as well. Everyone in Qatar is so lucky to have these kinds of facilities and the place is huge. It does not get crowded as you see in some hotels, it is much more organized, clean and it has a small café, showers and hairdryer’s.
Useful Information: Apart from the hotels that I have been to these are the facilities that I have tried and can suggest to you.
– Aspire Zone
– Hamad Aquatic Center
– Yama Yoga Studios
– Art of Abundant Living Wellbeing Centre
– Boot Camp
– Tennis Club
– Doha Sailing Club
Have you tried one of these facilities? Would you like to share your experiences? Just comment below and make funky qatar blog better and better every day!
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