Startup of the Week: Helping people achieve their health goals with the help of science

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Updated 15 December 2020

Startup of the Week: Helping people achieve their health goals with the help of science

Startup of the Week: Helping people achieve their health goals with the help of science
  • Al-Rqaas mentioned that 3days offers an improved version of CrossFit training, with a more personalized approach with specific targets for either losing weight, gaining muscles, or building overall health of their members

The Riyadh-based 3days Personal Training is a leading platform in the field of health and physical fitness.
The gym helps people achieve their health goals, and reach an advanced level of fitness, through the use of the latest equipment and rehabilitation programs, with different strategies to suit each member.
“When thinking of the best methodology as a client, and after doing the research, we discovered that the majority of people were seeking a gym that offered easy, effective, and flexible (plans),” Majed Al-Rqaas, the gym’s CEO, told Arab News.
Al-Rqaas said that 3days is a new concept that offers tailored, carefully designed workout programs that are beyond the concept of a simple gym. He said that every member is trained and supervised in the best way possible to achieve the best results.
“We chose the name 3days to match the theme of the gym’s program, which is working out 3 days a week,” he said.
Al-Rqaas mentioned that 3days offers an improved version of CrossFit training, with a more personalized approach with specific targets for either losing weight, gaining muscles, or building overall health of their members.
“We have carefully selected certified trainers who are specialized athletes in the fields of CrossFit training, gymnastics, and also physical rehabilitation, with a minimum experience of 10 or more years in the fitness business, and with a keen eye on every individual member’s needs regardless of age, gender, and physical capabilities,” Al-Rqaas said.
“Our members receive effective programming, so they are not left wondering what to do, as well as effecting coaching and supervision, so that they know they are working out correctly in a nonjudgmental, encouraging community, to keep them motivated, which typical gyms lack.”
As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has affected everyone in the world, the sports business has been hit hard too, but 3days have taken the necessary measures for their employees and members regarding COVID-19 precaution guidelines.
“All our employees are tested for COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our members who are in direct contact with them. All members have their temperatures checked upon each visit and we made sure to limit the number of members per class to maintain social distancing. We regularly sanitize our equipment,” Al-Rqaas said.
He added that running a specialist fitness center is rewarding, yet comes with its unique set of business challenges.
“The challenge we were facing was basically in the initial stages of introducing the new idea to a community that is used to typical gym practices. However, we are pleased to say that we have overcome the obstacles and were successful in gaining not only the trust but also the satisfaction of our members during the process,” he said.
Al-Rqaas plans “to be an active member and influencer in the world of fitness, inspiring people along the way to have more active and healthy lives and increasing the number of active sports members from 13-30 percent as per Vision 2030 goals of Saudi Arabia.”
He added that the team at 3days aspires to be the best in the business across the Middle East and North Africa region, saying his goal was “directing the community toward a healthy lifestyle, and (to) be personally accountable for delivering the best quality service to our clients and empowering them to be the best they can be.”


Where We Are Going Today: Snack & Such

Where We Are Going Today: Snack & Such
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Updated 16 January 2021

Where We Are Going Today: Snack & Such

Where We Are Going Today: Snack & Such
  • The cafe is open on weekdays from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information visit Instagram @snackandsuch

Snack & Such offers an array of creative, funky food options including ice cream, cereal, sweets, desserts, savories, and hot and cold drinks.
Located in Jeddah’s Box Park Center, the cafe’s signature savory offering is its steamy and buttery corn in a cup, served in a box and sprinkled with delicious Takis hot and sour crisps. It can also be topped with Cheddar cheese.
Its sweets include ice cream and soft serve in a range of flavors topped with the customer’s cereal of choice. And for a fun family eat, try the Snack & Such food kit containing a flame torch, sticks, biscuits, marshmallows, and chocolate bars.
The cafe is open on weekdays from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information visit Instagram @snackandsuch.