Tips to stay fit this 2018

Every New Year, we make resolutions to stay fit and make the new year our healthiest yet. But by the end of the first month itself, all the good intentions go down the drain. Don’t let 2018 pass by just like the previous years. Make this year productive, stick to your resolutions and promise your body that you will keep it healthy and fit. Here are three tips that you can use to stick to your New Year resolutions and exercise more this year:

  • Keep realistic goals

Always swear by this tip. It is very important to know your physical and mental abilities and make goals accordingly. By making unrealistic aims, not only do we fail to follow them but it also causes us to become demotivated towards exercising and leading a healthier lifestyle. Keep achievable goals which will be easier to attain, and then slowly go on increasing the level of difficulty, for example, starting with 1 a kilometre run and gradually increasing the distance or doing 10 push-ups a day and then increasing the number every day. These small wins will make you feel confident that you are taking successful steps towards completing your goals.

  • Get new stylish sportswear

If you’re about to start your new rigorous exercise regime, and need some motivation, then one of the best ways is to treat yourself to some stylish new sportswear! Buying some amazing sportswear such as tees with inspirational quotes, neon coloured shoes, trendy wristbands and other accessories will make you feel good and help boost your willpower to start the routine. You know that Phoenix Marketcity Kurla is my favorite mall and they have a wide range of sportswear brands such as Nike, Adidas, Fila, Puma, Reebok, Speedo, Skechers and more!



  • Stay accountable

Keep a track of all the exercise and workouts you have been doing. You can keep a diary and track your exercise or use one of the plenty apps to do this for you. Share your happiness by posting a pre and post workout session photo on your social media profiles and tell your friends to keep you accountable. Make sure you don’t miss your workout on any day and be very regular about it. The key is perseverance and the determination to keep yourself healthy. Working out with a friend or your partner also helps you stay accountable and achieve your new year’s resolutions.

Gwenda Glocalista’s Fitness Goals for 2018

My fitness new year’s resolutions are to run 60km in races this year, to exercise 5 times a week, to create a yoga routine (somewhat daily) and to join a football team. Putting it out here on the blog, I hope to stay accountable to all of them!

We are hosting an Expat Business Networking Breakfast

I don’t know about you but in the last 4 years that I have been living in Mumbai, I could not find a single high quality, casual, professional Expat Business Networking event or group. Yes, you have the events by Consulates or Chambers of Commerce and there are plenty of social networking groups for expats. But whether you are brand new in the city or you have been around for some time, you may not want to build your professional network while half drunk dancing on the dance floor.

That is why I partnered up with The Sassy Spoon in Nariman Point to host the first Glocalista Expat Business Networking Breakfast! I am super excited to bring working expats from around the world together and to create a platform for all of us to grow our professional network.

The breakfast takes place on 30 January 2018, 8.30AM to 10AM at The Sassy Spoon in Nariman PointTicket price is 450 INR which includes a breakfast item and a hot beverage. For more information you can check out the Facebook event page or email us.

Glocalista Expat Business Networking Breakfastat Sassy Spoon Nariman Point 30 January 2018


GRAND Strawberry dreams come true

I grew up picking strawberries in my own garden in my childhood and it’s definitely one of my favorite fruits (just like mango, sitaphal and pineapple). I am so glad the strawberry season is finally here and I can’t get enough of it.

I recently enjoyed a delicious Strawberry Milkshake at the Gourmet Store at Grand Hyatt (thank you Pratiti for forcing me to not stick to just water during our meeting). It was so simple, yet the most delicious Strawberry Milkshake I have ever had in Mumbai (okay, I must admit – when I pick the strawberries in my own garden it tastes better).

But Grand Hyatt is doing so much more than just “simple strawberry milkshake”. Like always, they are going GRAND. Here is what they are offering this season:


January 15 – 31, 2018

Celebrate the royal fruit of the season as you savour delightful strawberry-infused specials like strawberry shortcake, strawberry Nutella cheesecake, strawberry & basil margarita, mojitos, smoothies, and more at the Gourmet Store and Lobby Lounge.


January 15 – 31, 2018

Toast to new beginnings with our specially curated berrylicious cocktail collection. Get ready to get a party started at The Bar or indulge in special signatures of the month infused with Strawberries at China House Lounge


January 2018 | INR 4444* | 60 minutes

Relax and pamper yourself with the strawberry massage at Club Oasis Fitness Centre & spa. Feel the benefits of fresh fruity berries against your skin energising your body and soul!


January 2018 | INR 3999* | 45 minutes

Fight oily skin & revitalize your senses leaving you with a natural glow as you indulge in a strawberry facial at Christiaan Georgio Salon this New Year.

Enjoy an afternoon catching up with friends or indulge in strawberry delights during your business meetings. And then there are the celebrations – a special birthday, anniversary or just because you have had a good week – when nothing else will do except mouth-watering sweet & savoury strawberry delights.

For more information, get directly in touch with Grand Hyatt Mumbai at 02266761234.

Strawberry Grand Hyatt

Agents of Cheer this Saturday

We all have been to some kind of wine tasting event. But have you been to a spirit tasting event ever?

Mark your calendars for this Saturday and enjoy over 40 Imported and Indian Wines, Premium Imported Spirits, Crafted Cocktails and Accompaniments like a variety of Cheeses & Appetizers at Agents of Cheer Vol.1

There will also be 2 Guided Appreciation Sessions on Imported Wines & Spirits which are NOT a part of the walk around tasting. Hurry as they have only 25 tickets for these sessions. The walk-around tasting is limited to 100 people.

Agents of Cheer is different from the typical crowded food & wine festivals because they carefully curate each wine and spirit that has been handpicked to offer you optimum taste in a relaxed, intimate setting in the company of other drinks enthusiasts.

All the details below. But before I forget – Agents of Cheer offered all Glocalistas a special ticket price. Use promo code GLOCAL10 to get 10% discount. Yeah!

Date: Saturday, 20th Jan, 5 PM onward

5-7PM: Sit Down Appreciation Sessions on Wine & Tequila

7PM onward: Walk Around Tasting

Venue: Kitchen Garden @ Sofitel Mumbai, BKC


Agent of Cheer Sofitel Bandra Kurla Complex Mumbai