* Ranim Hadid, owner of fitness studio CYQLONE at Msheireb Downtown Doha, talks to Gulf Times about her journey, well-being and what sets the studio apart

When it comes to fitness and all things wellness, CYQLONE at Msheireb Downtown Doha is taking the city by storm. Ranim Hadid built her studio around her passion for everything - from squats to cardio to nutrition and networking. Her ultimate goal has been to create a fitness community where everyone could get inspired and share their own fitness journey as they move towards a healthier lifestyle, regardless of who you are and what you look like.
Moments after I enter CYQLONE Studio, a racket breaks out. It’s so loud and sudden that I assume something must have gone horribly wrong. As I see people picking on their towels and heading for the spinning. Someone is caterwauling, quite literally: “The class is about to begin.” I am intrigued by the class — for someone who has never tried spinning, but as I look up, I realise Ranim is waiting for me to give me a tour of the facility and walk me through her journey of fitness and wellbeing.