Abdulla Al Shaowi, FIT Gym & Spa

Abdulla Al Shaowi is a young entrepreneur who attended the EDIP in Bahrain in 2010. He had a vision of a Bahraini Gym with professional trainers and a full feature of services for all Bahrainis youths who want an effective fitness plan and pursue a healthy lifestyle. On October 17th 2011, he fulfilled his aspiration and established “Fit Gym and Spa” in the Riviera Palace in Sehla, Bahrain.

The facilities included a gym, swimming pool, jacuzzi& steam room along with adequate changing rooms and lockers plus a coffee shop with nutritional products. In the beginning, Abdulla invested BD 65,000 and had a workforce of 4 employees. In 2012, he expanded the space of the gym and added new machinery and equipment. Today, his business is turning a profit of 50,000 BD with a total workforce of 8 employees. In the future “Fit Gym” is going to include a ladies-only section, double the area of the free weights training, install a Sauna and add a kitchen with seating area for all its members.