September’s Member Spotlight

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Meet Vikas Anand

What brought you to the Oval? What made you choose the Oval?

I live very close by to the Oval. After seeing the facility which is very spacious, very well ventilated, very well equipped, even if I lived far, would try to come to this facility for a work out. In addition, I have met some of the Gym Staff and they are very helpful and nice people.

How do you find the Oval different from others? What makes us unique?

New building, clean spacious space, parking and lockers are plenty and is all part of the benefits members pay rather than arranging for quarters. I’ve heard stories of theft at other facilities so it’s nice to know the Oval is a secure place. Oval has a lot of activities like yoga, rock climbing, fitness classes and much more. It is very spacious and well ventilated and a very well equipped Gym.

vik2How has the Oval supported you in your fitness journey?

Mainly it has been my own motivation and discipline but whenever I needed help from your team members to show me the right way to exercise, helped answer any questions I had….they were very helpful. The environment has good energy as far as I am concerned and keeps me motivated to work out. Highlights go out to, Ken, Tim, Will & Julie for always helping. I would also like to thank Josh for his knowledge & expertise during our personal training sessions!

What types of activities do you do in the fitness centre?

I like to walk on Treadmill, followed by Stairmaster, Weights, and to finish off with a bit of stretching exercises.

Are there some activities that you would like to try at the Oval?

I am aware that Oval has lots to offer in terms of different activities and fitness classes but so far, I have only explored the fitness centre. But when I get some time, I will explore more, such as Rock Climbing to start.

vik4What do you enjoy the most in life?

My passion is Yoga breathing, Science of Ayurveda and Naturopathy. I have mastered these fields quite a bit in last 2 years and I love to share this knowledge with others. As a matter of fact, in last 2 years there are lots of success stories and have treated many cases of Migraines or type 2 diabetes etc… by involving their Doctors; we got a tremendous success and I feel very good about it. I have had meetings with Doctors, Dieticians and many more professionals and orate topics on Health and Fitness.

Is there anything that you would like to see the Oval to improve?

Regular Members are given top priority always in terms of parking and access to the Oval despite sometimes it is very busy, this is good service. Thank you

If in the facility, you can somehow have the option of providing room temperature water that will be great, if not then option of providing hot water is great as well for those who do not drink cold water can mix cold water with the hot water to make it room temperature.