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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.- John F. Kennedy

Exercise Regularly- Be fit to be healthy.

It is easy to say, however, for other people, its hard to apply in reality.

I was thinking what article should I post this week.
Then I remember the gym fitness center that I do visit regularly.

Barbell Fitness Gym

I recently signed up for a gym membership with them.

This is Barbell Fitness Gym, located at Defense Road, Abu Dhabi opposite side of Maroosh Restaurant.

I started hitting the gym with them, last year in November. Upon my completion of 1 month. I enjoyed a lot and I’m happy with the outcome. Then I renewed again for another month and so on.

Hitting the gym for 5 months onwards-  I noticed that there were some changes to my body, not that much, but I can see a progress onwards.

Barbell Fitness Gym has a lot to offer.

From Losing Weight, Zumba to Body Pump.

Here are the price-list and the gym membership package.

You can opt to request a personal trainer as well.

A well-experienced trainer will help you out during your gym session.

A very well equipped gym, however, it can be too crowded sometimes. Particularly during peak hours in the evening from 7 PM till 10 PM. So normally I visit the gym after my work around 11 in the evening.

Naser, Sunil, and Rajat will assist you thru out the session. And will guide you on how to use the equipment (particularly to the newbies who just started hitting the gym).

I do the treadmill for at least 15 minutes and the trainer provide me up some set exercises every week.

 If you want a support, you get it. If you wanna just work out and be left alone, you can have that too.

The location of the gym is very accessible. From Alwahda Mall to the nearest restaurants and commercial shops as well.

The gym is well lit. The entire gym is painted with yellow- Studies show that the meaning of the color yellow can be warmth, cheerfulness, increased mental activity, increased muscle energy. The color yellow helps activate the memory, encourage communication, enhance vision, build confidence, and stimulate the nervous system.

 Stairway to the gym


 Reception and Cashier Area

 Reception and Cashier Area

Meanwhile, the Ladies Gym Area is painted with purple. Purple is associated spirituality, the sacred, higher self, passion, third eye, fulfillment, and vitality. Purple helps align oneself with the whole of the universe. So if women are doing some yoga exercises it might be helpful for them to focus at the same time.

Ladies Gym

Barbell Fitness, Provides locker room as well for gents and ladies.

Results After Gym

My sleeping cycle improves a lot and makes me sleep better, gaining strength and become a bit slimmer. (though I still have my belly fats :D )

We have a hereditary of cardiac illness on my Father's side. My Dad and My Grandfather passed away because of cardiac arrest. On recent test and consultation, my Aunt was diagnosed with post myocardial fats on her artery that leads to coronary heart disease. This is very alarming for me since I got some of its symptoms.

Sleep Paralysis

I usually experience this problem since I was a child, Sleep Paralysis (or near to death experience) may result in death. In fact, it is scientifically known as Sudden Unexpected Death Syndrome (SUDS) or Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome (SUNDS) If you are on the state of SUDS, Trust me, It's a Nightmare and hard to reinstate to your senses after it happens.


Since I started exercising regularly, I don't experience sleep paralysis anymore. I went for a general check-up recently and my cholesterol level became normal. From 122 down to 111. Proper diet, well hydrated and exercise is needed. And I'm satisfied with the results. 


Overall, If you want to get toned or fit. I highly recommend this fitness gym.

  • A wide variety of gym activities are available. 
  • Friendly and well-trained staffs can assist you within the training session.
  • Well lit and capacious fitness gym
  • Well equipped gym
  • Affordable Gym Package for everyone.

You can contact them via their official Facebook page by clicking this link.
Or you can reach Mr. Sunil at 0524265762.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Where to Stay in Abu Dhabi?

When you get into a hotel room, you lock the door and you know there is a secrecy, there is a luxury, there is fantasy, there is a comfort, there is a reassurance. -Dianne Von Furstenberg

What I want in a hotel?

My Personal Taste: 

  • Luxurious Amenities
  • Very polite and well-groomed staff
  • Provide a wide selection of in-house condiments (coffee preferred :) ) 
  • Eye-strain free environment
  • Great location to the nearest shopping malls and parks.

Sheraton Hotel located at Corniche Abu Dhabi

These are the things that I want in a hotel. And one of the hotels that make me want to stay all over again is the Sheraton Hotel located at Corniche Abu Dhabi.

My cousin invited me to stay at this hotel last year ( 2017) during the eid period.
This was my second time to check in to such a luxurious hotel. The first was with Khalidiya Palace by Rayhaan.

Discrete yet Ginormous - S for Simplicity yet Exquisite 

The discrete architecture and the Arabian desert palette of the hotel make me wonder to think whats inside of it.

We went during the Eid day, though it is a  holiday, it was easy for us to find a parking lot.
Good thing, Sheraton invested into a spacious parking lot to cater its guests -hassle-free

Walking towards the hotel from the parking lot takes a minute or two.
We arrived around 5 in the afternoon.

The silhouette of the hotel subtle behind the sunset daze reminds me of my hometown province in The Philippines.

"the ambiance of the spacious lobby which resembles the modern sense of France"

Upon entering the lobby, you will be welcomed by a huge grand staircase and the ambiance of the spacious lobby which resembles the modern sense of France (or known as beige environment).

Discreet yet Ginormous and Luxurious

The room was spacious, overlooking the Corniche beach. The room that we have chosen comes with an office circle nook table. A king size bed, Minibar, and a capacious bathroom.

Simple Happiness- Condiments and I Am Happy With that :)

The one that makes happy was the mini bar. Sheraton offers a wide selection of condiments and snacks ( i like the nuts by the way).

I really appreciate on how they compile these condiments in a single shelf.
I'm a coffee lover so I don't need to call the lobby to request for a coffee since they provided enough for us. Water heater, Flat-iron, mini-fridge, LCD TV is all I want. And Sheraton has this all.

Swimming - A Relaxing way to keep you Away from the hustle bustle schedule

The beach lagoon was excellent as well. We beachin' out around 9 in the morning. The weather was perfectly fine. Good enough for some skin tanning (although I didn't :D )

There was a lifeguard as well. But you need to be on a swimming attire for them to allow you to use the swimming facility.

There is some umbrella hut within the swimming area (opposing the pool). Perfect for chillin' and laying out while sipping some pina colada. (ugh trust me, I wish I had :D )

There are options for the kid's pool and for adults.  So my niece chose the kids pool of course and it is kinda bit warm that my niece likes it very much.

After swimming, I didn't waste my time, so I roam around within the area and I came up checking their gym facility. 

Health Club - Gym facility and more

It's a well-lighted space full of gym types of equipment. And a friendly staff awaits at the counter to assist you at any time.

I also checked the gym's changing area (washroom/bathroom). Separate for Ladies and Gentlemen.
The resemblance of the changing room reminds me of Gold's Gym facility.
It's nearly identical. It provides shower gel and towel after taking a shower.
Hairblower is available as well.

5 Thumbs Up! - Highly Recommend!

So far. I enjoyed my stay at this hotel and will definitely book another one!
So if you are searching for a hotel which is accessible from the shopping malls such as Abu Dhabi Mall and Corniche Beach. This will be the right hotel for you to stay.

For more information about the hotel, how to go there or hotel booking.
You can directly visit their website by clicking this link. Or you can directly book via within my blog page. Just type Sheraton Hotel Abu Dhabi, choose your preferred date and hit the search button.

Thank you for reading and see you on my next blog!

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