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Powerhouse Gym, Juhu : Walkthrough and Tour

The gym and I are not very good friends. We mostly avoid each other and when we meet, rather occasionally, we chat quickly and then get moving. So when I was recently invited by the Powerhouse Gym in Juhu for a tour and trial, I was reluctant because it would mean getting off my bum. Don’t misunderstand me, it’s not the gym. It’s exercising in the gym that puts me off. Like the treadmill. You are moving but you are not getting anywhere. Plus, staring at a wall? Not fun. Anyway, I headed over to Powerhouse Gym in Juhu and was hoping they would surprise me. And they did. Thank god. So allow me to give you a quick walkthrough around the gym. I must tell you this, they have lots of treadmills. Like plenty of them. Which is great because you don’t have to creepily walk up to the people running and sweating profusely and ask them when they’ll get off. The best bit? These treadmills face a window. So there’s a view. *high …

Product Review: Lotus Herbals UV Screen Matte Gel

Look the monsoon is supposed to be around the corner but the corner is far, far away. So while we are sweltering and our faces are melting off, we need sunscreen. And sunscreens are sticky. Very sticky, going by what we have in the market right now. Every sunscreen that I have tried to date has left my face feeling like you could put notes on it and it will hold up. Oh  and slightly whitish- like you were attempting to be a ghost but gave up midway. As is protocol, when you get sick of all sunscreens, you turn to Lotus Herbals UV Matte Gel or Neutrogena. I turned to Lotus Herbals. Here’s my review. Lotus Herbals UV Screen Matte Gel Feel: It feels like a gel. And that’s so awesome for a sunscreen dude. It goes on easy and disappears in minutes. You’ll feel like you’ve not even put anything on. Best bit? No whitish aftermath. Isn’t that super? Fragrance: It smells unlike a sunscreen. It’s mildly fragrant but you can’t tell when you …

Store Review: Decathlon, Mumbai

So before I headed out for my cycling trip in the Himalayas, I made my way to the Decathlon store in Mumbai. Now, let me tell you this. If you are a sports enthusiast of any sort, you are going to be walking out with almost an empty wallet. I mean, this place has everything an adventure or sports junkie would need and then stuff you don’t need but want to buy anyway. It’s like the Sephora of the beauty world. The only bummer? It’s located in some godforsaken part of Thane. Let’s get into the store review, shall we? The Area It’s in some far off corner of Thane where no one goes. Sometimes people go there but I bet their phone is on roaming. No really, it’s too far. But a trip to this place is well worth your time.  Because it is tucked away in a corner, its visibility is practically zero which should affect sales, or so I thought. I was there on a sweltering summer day in the middle of …

6 Tips to Get Yourself Out of Bed and Workout

‘I don’t have time’ ‘I will start on Monday. Promise’ ‘This week is hectic but definitely from the 1st of the next month’ If you’ve told yourself or anybody you know any of these things, you know that they are excuses. Yes, they do seem legit to you. You really don’t have time. But is that good enough to skip a workout? I am going to tell you the ugly truth. Nope. Not good enough. So here’s 5 ways you get yourself to workout. Some of it is emotional and will give you a little guilt, but it works and that’s important right? And no, the tips don’t include take the stairs kind of stuff. Don’t have time to workout? Break it up. So they recommend working out for atleast 30 minutes to an hour a day. You don’t have that much to spare. Or. Or you don’t want to wake up earlier for it. There’s a solution. Do it in intervals of ten. 10 minutes in the mornings, 10 minutes walk during lunch and …