The following is the perspective of Anish, a new staff member at THE ROOM Abu Dhabi, following his first week of work.

The Room is about keeping life extraordinary.

There is more than one definition of success; there is more than one path, more than one perspective. My name is Anish and I joined THE ROOM family just one week ago and I must say I’ve been a little overwhelmed since. Everything seems larger than life here, yet still very homely.

I am an unashamed extrovert; I am so used to being talkative, but now when I come to work, it all changes. For once, I’d much rather listen. There are so many interesting people, so many perspectives; many cultures swirling along in one pot, trading in memories and experiences. I find there is so much more to gain in the richness that this environment provides.

For a person on a path to self-discovery, THE ROOM has been like hitting gold. We are a small community but we aim high and we think big. This is the path that I want to take. Yes, we offer Spinning®, yoga, Pilates, group fitness and so much more. That may be what we do, and we do it very well, but I have learned that we are more than that.

I have realised life is the journey you experience while you plan your destination. THE ROOM is a part of that journey for me and I could not have asked for a better place to grow.