Insider scoop on FitnGlam Reem Mall: An interview with our GM
According to Margaret Gala, the General Manager of FitnGlam’s popular Reem Mall branch, the thing that sets her club apart from the rest is how dedicated she and her team are to creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Chances are you’ve spotted her around the club – she loves to mingle with members – but if you haven’t had time for a chat, we’ve caught up with her for you.
Walk us through the average day as a GM at FitnGlam?
I like to start my day with a workout that makes me feel energetic and alive. I then meet with every person in my team in person and do my best to help them feel motivated. I also like to get outside of the office during peak gym hours and interact with members. A simple greeting is a little gesture that goes a long way towards making people feel welcome and that’s very important to us.
What’s the most rewarding part of your role?
Being a part of the club isn’t just about getting fit or losing weight – it’s often just about hanging out with other people, enjoying positive vibes and feeling like you’re part of a community. To me, it’s very fulfilling to simply see our members happy. I also like to watch my team grow. When they get promoted, develop their skills or get rewards, I feel like I’ve served my purpose.
What would people be surprised to learn that you do as a general manager?
Everything! As a GM you need to be good at multitasking and willing to do all and any duties if needed – even something like handing out cold towels after a class. No job is too big or small.
What “insider info” do you think women should know about FitnGlam Reem Mall?
Our club is a safe, luxurious place for all women to rediscover their potential as well as simply be themselves. We have top-notch fitness equipment and the most machines to work out the lower part of the body that I’ve ever seen in my 17 years of working in the industry. We’ve also created a very lavish space with complimentary high-end shower supplies, Dyson hair dryers and GHD straighteners.
What are your most popular classes and what makes them such a hot ticket?
Our Reformer classes! They cover a variety of Pilates exercises that focus on creating a strong core and promote strength, flexibility and balance. Our Crossfit classes are also intense yet satisfying thanks to our highly skilled coaches who can adjust the movements according to your fitness level. Contrary to what many women think, CrossFit is for everyone. Our team is very good at creating a sense of camaraderie during the class and we’ve seen that lead to creating lifelong friendships.
Is there anything exciting and new coming up for your branch in the new year?
Our team is currently working on the prep for our upcoming New Year’s Opening Party and a salon will be opening in the club later this month (December 2023). We’re also participating in many outdoor community events where we give day passes to non-members so they can experience the club. Follow us on Instagram – we’re @fitnglamgym – to keep updated regarding all our news and upcoming events!