Here is an interview with the Al Corniche Club (a unique leisure club) in Kuwait.
27 January 2014| Last updated on 18 June 2017
EW met with Pooja recently to find out more about the Al Corniche Club. Here's the interview for you...
What is the key thing that we should know about Al Corniche Club?
Al Corniche Club is a unique leisure club in Kuwait for people to come and relax and unwind. It is not just about fitness; it is about making and meeting friends and having fun with your family.
It seems like a big place Pooja, what facilities to you have here at the club?
Too many to mention! We have the following, just off the top of my head: 300m private pristine Beach, Sunbeds, Cabanas, Beach Volleyball and Football, Children's pool, Large swimming pool, Gym with CV equipment, Free weights and Weight training equipment, Personal Training, Fitness Classes, Mind/Body Classes, Fitness Courses, Spinning Studio, Pool Table, Table Tennis, Sauna, Steam Room, Spa (with hydropool and pevonia products), Restaurant, Cafes, Floodlit Tennis Courts, Squash Courts, Kids Fitness Classes, Play Area, Games Room, Creche, Premier Area with private men's and ladies gyms and spas, indoor swimming pool, hand tiled hammams and also Banqueting Room, Conference Facilities, Computers with internet and Wifi facilities....
Wow! Do you have many members?
Yes, 3,600 including children and we are 'full' at the minute!
Does that mean that it is hard to join?
No, as memberships are coming up for renewal each month and as people leave Kuwait there are opportunities to join. I should say that we do however have a very high retention rate.
Are your members mainly families?
Yes, the majority is families may be up to 2/3rds of the total membership. We do however have many singles and couples too and of course all nationalities- we are a very cosmopolitan mix!
Do you host any special events?
Yes we have regular Themed Nights, which are usually BBQ's on the beach or international buffets with a DJ and live performers. We also have an Annual International Conference (IHRSA) which is coming up on 14th and 15th December. This is the International Health and Racquets Sports Association Conference which hosts 6 International Speakers over the 2 days and is open to all members.
What facilities do you have specifically for children?
We have a monthly activities programme for children from the ages of 3 to 15. We have a creche for babies from 3 months up to 5 year olds which is open from 9am to 8pm every day. We also have kids tennis, squash, a games room, play area and pool for kids as well as special courses and seasonal events for children. The latest event is 'Discomadness' on December 13th, which is a fun fitness disco class with great music for 6-12 year old by a kids fitness expert coming from UK, Lexie Griffiths.
Do you have any special offers/promotions from time to time?
Yes, we have regular/ seasonal offers at our Spa, Restaurant, Personal Training Sessions and also on Children's Courses.
For more info visit www.alcornicheclub.com