to the rise in health awareness and proliferation in beauty pageants,
fitness has become a booming industry today. However, unfortunately,
the services that most of these gyms offer leave a lot to be desired
especially when it comes to expert advice regarding how to exercise
effectively and the level of hygiene.
What set Ratan's Health Club apart from the others is the presence of
trained gym instructors and a scrupulous level of hygiene.
Health club has many dimensions. Apart from the gym it has a sauna section,
a jacuzzi section, a salon and a massage room, which also provides traction.
Therefore, both health and beauty go hand in hand in Ratan's Health
gym section has state-of-the-art equipment and includes treadmill, cycle,
Multi-gym and Cross Trainer all of a well-known brand called "Precor".
physical trainers are always there to guide you to prevent injury and
to help you get the most out of your workout. We often tend to overlook
the fact that exercise must be done under the supervision of a trained
most gyms in Dhaka have the equipment but are staffed by inadequately
trained instructors who pass on advice that is at its best, worthless
and at its worst, dangerous. Ratan's Health Club fulfils this need for
guidance through the expertise of highly trained physical instructors.
the registration of a client his/her medical history is noted down as
it has implications on the way he can exercise safely. The physical
instructors provide guidelines for exercising tailored to the requirement
of each client and painstakingly observe the client to make sure that
the person is exercising correctly.
instructors, managers and all staff in Ratan's Health Club have a positive
and friendly attitude. The instructors are very encouraging which is
a motivating factor for exercisers.
the most attractive part of any gym's repertoire are the weight loss
packages that are eagerly sought by the young and old, mostly women,
all with dreams of acquiring a slim figure.
Ratan, the founder of this gym, said that they offer an effective weight
loss package complete with a diet chart that ensures steady and safe
weight loss. The cost of this target program is a reasonable Tk.15,000
for three months, Tk.25,000 for six months and Tk.40,000 for a year.
In fact Ratan's Health Club provides international standard services
without burning a hole in your pocket. You can get great deals by availing
of the packages for couples. There are no extra charges for the use
of towels, lockers and showers.
can avail of "Hydrotherapy" in the Jacuzzi section and it
is fun after a gruelling session in the gym. Dr. Ratan explained to
us that Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of diseases.
Since bath salts are used in the bathing water hydrotherapy creates
vibrations on the skin and corrects electrolytic imbalances in our bodies.
It also lifts our mood and soothes the mind.
helps in the detoxification of the skin and weight
loss. Seven clients can take steam bath at a time in the sauna room.
massage section provides digital traction for spondilitis patients and
also physiotherapy. Physiotherapy experts of the Bangladesh Cricket
Board and CRP counsel the patients. Very few gyms/clinics in our country
provide digital traction and traction is still provided by the ancient
system of hanging bricks.
those who want a relaxing massage you can get it
here. There is an instrument called digital diathermy, which is used
to give a massage for relieving muscle cramps. This high-tech machine
is quite a rarity in Dhaka and found only in one place other than Ratan's.
salon has state of the art equipment and you can get your haircut and
styled here or get it dyed. Although most of the clients in the salon
are males, the management wants to attract female clients in the future.
service of the salon is unparalleled when it comes to the level of hygiene.
Every comb and pair of scissors is sterilised in a proper sterilising
machine after use. Towels are also sterilised after use. There is a
towel dispenser, which gives you a warm and wet tissue, is amazingly
future Dr. Ratan is planning to set up a food court, which will offer
all healthy and low fat fare. The gym will also be bigger and set up
in a 2500 square feet area. His vision is to change the way people think
about gyms in this country. It is much more than a place that helps
you lose weight and build muscle and is in fact an investment in fitness.
if you decide to join Ratan's Health Club, your health and fitness will
be in good hands. It will ensure that you have a beneficial, safe and
injury free workout.
Have you ever felt like stunning others with a bonsai at your windowsill?
If yes, then don't forget to pay a visit to the Gulshan outlet of Midas
Mini Mart. They have a really rich collection of dwarf versions of some
exquisite evergreen trees. These miniature trees are mind-blowing and
would add splendour to your abode. Prices will vary according to the
age of these trees. Say, within tk.1200 you can get hold of a 12-year-old
beautiful bonsai. There are trees like Thai Jade, Exora, Japanese Bot
(Banyan), Chinese Jade, Australian Fig, Mother Tongue and others adorning
the shelves. So if you want to spice up your plant collection, do check
Ever Yuth's lemon face wash, enriched with extracts of green apple and
honey, are available in most of the renowned super stores of the capital.
Available at around tk.65, this soap-free face gel deeply cleanses the
skin gently without leaving it dry or stretchy. This face wash promises
to remove bacteria and other impurities that collect on our skin from
every day's exposure to dust and pollution. So if you are looking forward
to smooth and fresh skin, get yourself one of these 60ml tubes.
Dove has been a popular name in the world of toiletries for a long,
long time. They have always come up with new products in order to comply
with their consumers' needs. A new addition to their product line is
the Dove Shampoo consisting of moisturising milk and hydraterende milk.
This 2-in-1 shampoo will hydrate your hair without weighing it down.
This shampoo assures you a noticeably softer and shiny hair after application.
Available at tk.220, each 250ml bottle is obtainable at retail shops
like Almas and others.
There are beautiful mugs with star signs embossed on their body are
available at the Banani outlet of Hallmark. Available at tk.195 plus
5% VAT, these mugs can be a good gift if you have a birthday of your
friend or relative in one of the upcoming months.
How long has it been since the last time that you gave something to
your best friend? Can't remember? Then check out the Hallmark store
at Banani; there are really cute and colourful cards with wonderful
friendship quotes imprinted on top available at this gift shop. Each
box is available for tk.65. A grand way to dazzle your favourite friend!
your lips with Revlon
The leading cosmetics brand, Revlon has been marketing awesome lipsticks
in eye-catching colours for fashionable women since their inception.
There are beautiful matte lipsticks of Revlon available in diverse colours
in most of the prominent stores of Dhaka. Available at tk.200 to tk.220,
these lipsticks will positively add elegance to your lips. So try one
out during the forthcoming Eid, and don't forget to choose the shade
according to the colour of your Eid attire.
Actually, a lot of missing sparks. Last Wednesday, on October 29,
twenty-one of the country's twenty-three power plants tripped up,
leaving practically the whole country stranded for several hours.
The outage had an effect on the water supply as well, so that many
areas in the city ran dry by noon. Power was partially restored after
12:30 p.m., and the authorities had said it would take them 24 hours
to restore full power. Till the time this article had been written,
several parts of the city were still facing a power crisis. What can
we do but wait and sweat?
the residential areas!
First Dhanmondi and now Gulshan…the practice of setting up commercial
establishments, and educational and medical institutes in residential
areas has really complicated the lives of the people living there.
Did you know there are about eighteen banks between Gulshan 1 and
2? There are almost as many schools, and twice as many restaurants,
and a comparable number of private medical institutions.
The annoying jams created by traffic headed to and from the schools
and hospitals are just one of the problems. There are also other issues,
such as waste disposal in the medical institutions, nuisance created
by students at the coaching centres, and hooliganism (especially by
toll-collectors) near business centres. People who live in these areas,
and are not party to these institutions should not have to deal with
such problems. The concerned authorities should definitely put a stop
New apartment blocks are springing up like mushrooms all over the
city. The building authorities, while making a killing off these projects,
are creating a host of problems for others living in the affected
areas. Aside from the noise pollution created by the construction
process itself, there are also problems like the construction workers
straightening the rods right in the middle of the road, obstructing
traffic, and damaging the roads themselves. Also, the construction
of the buildings is almost invariably followed by new water pipelines
being added, a practice that is really taking its toll on the road
conditions. The building authorities ought to be a bit more considerate.
While steps have been taken to start repairing the main roads (well,
some of them at least), the by-lanes are in a disgraceful situation,
pitted with potholes and cracks. These impairments of the roads further
damage the wheels of the cars that use the by-lanes, and are a major
headache to commuters. Something has to be done to patch up the problems.
Sabrina F Ahmad