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Personal Trainer Favourite Foods Pre-Wortkout – UAE Personal Trainers
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Food provides energy but what do personal trainers eat before their workouts in the UAE?

Eating too much before a workout in the UAE isn’t a good idea but having a high energy snack to get you going can help with your energy levels during your personal training sessions in Abu Dhabi or Dubai.

We asked some of the best personal trainers in Abu Dhabi what their favourite pre-workout snacks/foods are to give you some guidance on what you should be eating.

Olena – Personal Trainer & Yoga Coach in Abu Dhabi

It’s advisable not eat heavy meals in the two hours before a yoga class in Abu Dhabi. And you can check this advice for yourself and observe how your body and mind feel as you jump to the front of your mat and back, twist and forward bend. It’s uncomfortable, and possibly even nauseating. But you do want to go to class with a good amount of energy, right?So eating something very light an hour before class usually works out well (your body may vary, of course).

By the way did you know that yoga curbs cravings? Cravings and addictions have to do with not being in the present moment, and often not wanting to be. Yoga is all about being in the present moment and paying attention to what is going on with you, right now. Yoga practice brings your attention away from cravings and back in touch with your breath, and in tune with your body.

The deep twists and forward bends you do in yoga are particularly likely to force out burps and gas, so you want to avoid things that induce those. You also don’t need to carb load in quite the same way as you do for high intensity work out. Fruits, nuts, protein bars, grains is a good to-go. Definitely avoid heavy, fried, greasy food or even smoothies and protein shakes, as it  can slosh around in your stomach, particularly in poses where there is pressure on your abdomen like salabhasana. Better to save the smoothie for an after-class treat.

Jure – Muscle Building Personal Trainer & Fitness Expert in Abu Dhabi

Best and simplest pre-workout would be coffee. Goes straight to the body for energy and brain for focus. The other thing I like to add is dark chocolate 1 piece. Activates the part of the brain that works cognitive thinking, focus and  at the same time it has antioxidants which help in inflammatory response. Energy, focus. Quality training, quality recovery.

Sky – Personal Trainer & Female Fitness Coach in Abu Dhabi

Every nutrition program depends on personal fitness goals. As a personal trainer the nutrition advice from me to clients are based on what they like, how they feel after particular food or combination of it, but it’s not must. As well there is different food intake choice depending on time of the day when you are training.

Personally my pre-workout energy food is: good fat source such as – Peanut butter, salmon, almonds or avocado before workout, pure proteins during workout and carbohydrates with proteins 30 min. after workout. As well most of times I have shot of coffee (no sugar) just before workout. At the moment this nutrition is based on my goal to gain muscle mass as I’m on preparation mode as we call it “bulking time”.

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Corporate Fitness In Abu Dhabi & Dubai – UAE Personal Trainers
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The Benefits of Health and Fitness for Sedentary Employees in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the UAE

One of the biggest risks to health in the UAE is sedentary living and now, more and more companies are realising the benefits of movement and on-site exercise for their employees. The risks of being sedentary go far and beyond health and fitness and extend into productivity and worker costs. If someone’s in pain or unhappy, then they’re not going to be able to perform at their highest ability, and that can really start to affect their output and results.

 

Today, we’re going to explore some of the benefits that health and fitness programs can have for both the workers and their employers in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah. Programs can include some workplace personal training in the UAE or simply just education so workers are more informed about the impact of their health as well as what to do about it.

Exercise & Fitness Motivation In The UAE

Motivation is needed in physical training to keep you going and inspire your spirit. If you can’t imagine it then you can’t do it, it’s as simple as that. The benefit of using home based (mobile) Personal trainers in the UAE is that they have just you to attend to, at a given time. Their job is to make sure you succeed, which also tells in their CV. They drive you to complete your exercise rounds and make sure you exceed your limits. Gym training has its benefits of course but might not be right for you if you’re just starting out in physical training.

There is less motivation to go to the gym, which is why most of the people that choose this option are those who have been in physical training for some time or those that are highly motivated.

 

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Why Health and Fitness is Important in the Corporate World of the UAE

Both employers and employees can benefit from health and fitness improvements.

Firstly, workplace personal training in Dubai or Abu Dhabi can provide a social opportunity for your team through engaging in a challenging workout together. This can help with their ability to work together as a group, increasing both their output and productivity as a unit. A positive environment for employees is vital for success in the corporate world.

Secondly, UAE workers will be under less stress, thus allowing them to handle more and work at a higher rate. Fitness regimes provide a welcome release for many of the stressors that come from day to day life. It can also help improve their sleep which has a dramatic impact on the mood and is frequently skipped out on by those with a stressful job.

 

Next, health and fitness also boosts the immune system, another factor that contributes to a cloudy or tired mind. Health and fitness goes above and beyond that of weight loss and looking good, it’s the mental benefits that really count.

Alongside all of these, other benefits to corporate exercise plans in the UAE include:

  • Reduced workplace injuries
  • Reduced presentism i.e. employees working whilst sick which can reduce productivity and cause further problems for other workers
  • Improved overall staff wellbeing
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Increased retention rates

In turn, all of these reduce the time that employees aren’t working and increase the productivity of the times that they are working.

Emirates LNG – Corporate Wellness Client Of Advantage Sports UAE

EmiratesLNG would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you to you and your team’ for supporting the Health Week. The Workshops and PT sessions were very useful and informative to all staff. Looking forward to working with Advantage Sports UAE for EmiratesLNG Health Week 2016 and continued partnership.

Examples of Workplace Personal Training in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

There are a variety of ways to incorporate personal training into your business in the UAE. As the workplace health and fitness regimes can take place on site, it also limits the cost as well as the time spent away from working.

Some examples of workplace personal training include:

  • Fitness challenges
  • Walking programs
  • Group jogging
  • On site personal training (individual or groups)
  • On site exercise classes
  • Group information classes
  • Group Yoga for posture and stress relief
  • Group weight loss

Due to the fluidity of health and fitness, there’s always a way to fit a structured program, fitness classes, training or teaching sessions into your workplace to provide a better lifestyle for your workers.

Some Important Statistics

If you’re not yet convinced by the benefits, then maybe some shocking statistics will be enough to get through.

A comparative study. In 2005-2006, the Australian Safety and Compensation Council found the direct and indirect cost of work-related injuries and illnesses on employers, workers and the community to total $57.5 billion (5.9% of GDP) with the cost to employers equated to around $10.2 billion. Alongside this, a report by Future Work at the same time found the effect of productivity loss due to ill health came out to $34.8 billion per year. Stress-related absenteeism came out to cost $14.8 billion per year alone. A study by Medibank Private found that generally unhealthy employees take 9 times more days off than healthy employees.

Just to show how much of an impact various unhealthy activities can have upon work-place productivity, this is how much productivity falls in relation:

  • Lack of sleep – 30%
  • Neck and back pain – 20%
  • Stress – 13%
  • Smoking – 10%
  • Inactivity – 7%

Interestingly, companies who managed to effectively run corporate wellness programs experienced a 2.5x increase on employee performance, 8 x increases for employee engagement, and 3.5 x increases on creativity and innovation. Although these figures are not for the UAE direct they are used as a comparison to give you an idea of how corporate fitness improvement can help your business and its employees in the UAE.

ArcelorMittal – Corporate Wellness Client Of Advantage Sports UAE

Thank you to Advantage Sports UAE, all participants were happy & enjoyed the sessions.

We will do some more sessions next year. Once again, thanks for your cooperation and arrangements.

Final Thoughts

It’s clear to see that the benefits really do outweigh the costs in this discussion, not only in terms of overall profit from your business, but in terms of individual worker satisfaction and wellbeing, too. At the end of the day, time is money and that’s what this boils down to. Improving the health of workers in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah is a sure fire way to expand your business with a long-term gain from a short-term cost. If you’re not incorporating some form of health and fitness into your business, then you can be missing out from sick days and unproductive work, wasting both time and resources.

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Should Children Lift Weights in the UAE?
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It’s a controversial topic but who’s right when it comes to the argument about children’s weight lifting?

There are different views when it comes to children lifting weights in the UAE. Some people say it’s bad while others maintain it helps with development.

Fitness professional and personal trainer in Abu Dhabi Jonny Parr provides his view on this hot topic.

So who’s right when it comes to kids lifting weights?

Exercise and physical activity are important components of any child’s healthy development in the UAE.

But when it comes to training programs in Abu Dhabi, there’s been some controversy as to how early is too early for kids to start weight-lifting.
Having worked with children both as a PE teacher and personal trainer in Abu Dhabi, here’s my take on the matter – but fair warning, I may come across as a tad biased!

He repeatedly highlights that there are no valid reasons to single-out properly administered resistance-training as being potentially dangerous. I’ve often heard people citing exercises such as barbell squats as bad as they tend to comprise of heavy loads that compress the spine. The common belief here is that children won’t be able to get any taller.

This is completely untrue.

An interesting fact to back up this view are activities such as running and jumping which actually impose higher loading and force production on the body than that of squats. In fact, when children jump to win that header during a typical football based PE lesson, they’re actually imposing loads of around six times their body-weight!

A lot of debate has raged over the years in relation to whether children should or shouldn’t lift weights. A common viewpoint is that in doing so, children can potentially inhibit or stunt their physical growth and development.

Regarding the research I’ll start this off with a simple – yet what you might find extraordinary – fact. Whether laboratory or science-based, there is no evidence whatsoever to back up the notion that weights stunt growth or hinder a child’s physical capabilities. Nothing.

Strength-training in Abu Dhabi in actual fact is supported by the National Strength and Conditioning Association which recommends that children can benefit from a properly prescribed and supervised strength-training program.

This is further reinforced by the late and renowned sports scientist Mel Siff who suggests in his celebrated book Supertraining (2003) that carefully controlled progressive resistance training is in actual fact advantageous for children as it improves their muscle and bone strength significantly.

He repeatedly highlights that there are no valid reasons to single-out properly administered resistance-training as being potentially dangerous. I’ve often heard people citing exercises such as barbell squats as bad as they tend to comprise of heavy loads that compress the spine. The common belief here is that children won’t be able to get any taller.

This is completely untrue.

An interesting fact to back up this view are activities such as running and jumping which actually impose higher loading and force production on the body than that of squats. In fact, when children jump to win that header during a typical football based PE lesson, they’re actually imposing loads of around six times their body-weight!

Should kids in the UAE play sport?

Therefore the next question you should probably ask yourself now is this – should children play sport? I think the majority of us can agree on a resounding yes to that hypothetical scenario.

 

Teenager Weight Loss & Exercise In Dubai & Abu Dhabi

 

Recommendations for Children General recommendations set by organizations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association tend to highlight relative strength (strength to body-weight) as more important than absolute strength (maximum strength efforts).

I agree with this statement as children are at an important learning and developmental stage both physically and mentally, so the focus should be primarily on enhancing technique and developing skills and traits such as coordination, proprioception, and kinesthetic awareness.

What’s more, we want them to progress gradually. One of the main reasons for this is that muscles tend to develop quicker than ligaments and tendons and absolute strength efforts may be too stressful for those new to strength-training.

Children’s weight lifting in the UAE – Key points to consider

  • Relative strength is preferred to absolute strength
  • Choose fundamental and functional exercises in Abu Dhabi which require greater muscle recruitment and coordination such as pull-ups, push-ups, squats, and lunges. The leg press machine just won’t cut it.
  • Progressively add extra resistance (i.e. weights), but only after the child can perform selected exercises with excellent form for around 15-20 reps.
  • Make sessions as fun as possible – kids get bored easily so be sure to make sessions enjoyable and mix it up where possible. Importantly however, stick with the fundamental movements mentioned above.
  • Compound exercises such as the deadlift and the military press are fine to be performed but be aware they are difficult technically. Make sure you start with light loads to begin with until technique is solid and keep this weight to no more than 75%. In other words, pitch exercises so the child can perform 10 reps without breaking form. It goes without saying that for best results you should seek a qualified and experienced personal trainer in Abu Dhabi who has experience with kids exercise and fitness.
  • Smash that fear of weights!

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Better Practices While Using The Treadmill In Abu Dhabi
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For most of us, putting in time on the treadmill can feel like….well…doing time.

Here’s a few ways you can spice things up to make every step count…

These treadmill exercises from Abu Dhabi Personal Trainer Jonny Parr can help.

The treadmill is a bit like Marmite!

There’s long been a huge opinion split between fitness-goers in the UAE and fitness coaches alike, with regards to the infamous treadmill.

For some, it’s a cult following – they love it and abide by it; whereas others can’t think of anything more monotonous than running in the same spot for minutes or sometimes hours on end.

For me, I fall somewhere in the middle.

One of the most common reasons people say they hate the treadmill in Abu Dhabi is the fact that running on a more natural terrain is more beneficial in terms of your mechanics, calorie burn, and overall conditioning. They also highlight the fact that it’s far more beneficial for competitive runners – regardless of whether they compete over short or long distances – to stay off the treadmill and train in more natural conditions.

While all of the above may hold true, I think those people who are quick to ‘trash’ the treadmill entirely are forgetting the fact that not everyone wants to run a marathon or run outdoors in the blistering UAE heat!

Every person is unique and has different goals and circumstances. As such, as a personal trainer in Abu Dhabi I believe the treadmill can hold an important place in assisting people to reach their individual goals.

The majority of personal training clients I see week-in week-out in Abu Dhabi are looking for improvements in fat loss, conditioning, lean muscle and generally just want to look and feel great.

With this being the case, here are three great uses of the treadmill to help you reach those particular goals.

Treadmill Workouts in Abu Dhabi

1. Flat Tread Intervals

 

uae personal trainers women on treadmill

 

This method of training is very popular and simply involves running at a challenging pace for a set period of time before resting and repeating the process.

Confusion ranges with regards to interval training. ‘Real’ intervals involve an intense effort followed by complete or near rest. People make the mistake of not getting adequate recovery between each interval meaning that often they end up participating in some form of Fartlek Training.

The length of your rest period will be dictated by your level of fitness and conditioning. Generally however, tread intervals tend to be set up as follows.

• Run hard at around 85-95% of effort for 30 seconds
• Incline set to 0 or 1
• Come completely off the treadmill after this time using the side arms (be careful when doing this)
• Look for adequate and near complete recovery. For most of my clients, they require a ratio of 1:2, therefore 60 seconds rest.
• Repeat this sequence for a total of 5-10 rounds

 

2. Deadmill Sprints

 

uae personal trainers man on treadmill

 

Deadmill sprints are a form of conditioning not for the faint of heart. It involves you running on the treadmill as hard as you can while holding the treadmill arms in front of your body. What makes this particularly challenging is that you will be doing this without the treadmill being switched on!

You are therefore dragging the tread with your legs. This is extremely demanding on the body. I structure this form of training as follows:

  • Run as hard as you can (100%) for 20 seconds
  • Rest for anywhere between 60-90 seconds
  • Repeat this process for a total of 5-10 sprints
  • Grab a sick bag 😉
  • This is very challenging so don’t be surprised if you’re humbled at your early attempts.

 

3. Incline Tread Sprints

 

uae personal trainers incline tread sprints treadmill

 

Running on a treadmill set on a high incline is another excellent method of training. The set-up involves initially setting the incline to a challenging gradient. For most of my clients, I set this at around 10-12 although many do so at 15. You will then need to gauge a challenging speed. This will be appointed based on your level of conditioning and the structure of the run itself.

 

Check out a good example I use below.

 

  • Set the incline to a gradient of 10-12
  • Run at a speed of 8-12
  • Run for 30 seconds
  • Rest for 30 seconds by using the side arms and placing your feet off the tread
  • Repeat for a total of 5 rounds
  • Only 5 minutes but incredibly effective

 

To summarise:

Love it or hate it, the treadmill is a staple in the fitness industry. Used for specific purposes it can be an extremely effective tool in conquering your fitness goals. Flat Tread Intervals, Deadmill Sprints, and Tread Incline Sprints are just three routines you can try in Abu Dhabi to maximise its usage.

 

Now let’s get to work!!

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Exercise & Training During Ramadan in the UAE
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Can you or should you exercise during Ramadan in the UAE?

We’re now well and truly into Ramadan! During the holy month, various routines can often be affected such as opening hours for businesses, reduced working hours (ideal!), and more often than not, interruptions to our fitness routines.

Fear not. Here are some simple and effective considerations you can make to avoid an impromptu health and fitness nosedive!

Should I train during Ramadan in the UAE?

This answer for this will vary for each and every person. A lot will depend on your circumstances, your schedule, your current health, etc.
For the majority of people however, most can and should be participating in some form of physical exercise.

Will I make gains during Ramadan?

While you may not be able to train to the level you did beforehand, regular exercise is still fundamental to both your health and well-being.

Some of you may not be able to make huge gains during Ramadan, but you can maintain and in some instances improve several components of fitness (e.g. flexibility).

If you’re a beginner, it’s very possible you’ll make gains. However, if you’re an intermediate or advanced trainer, the session will likely be restorative.

When to exercise during Ramadan in Abu Dhabi & Dubai

This will vary from person to person due to everybody’s varying schedule. However, in my opinion the most ideal time to train would be 2-3 hours after you consume a meal.

A good example would be around 9-930pm. You would’ve likely had a meal just after 7pm leaving you around 1.5-2 hours for your food to digest. This’ll fuel you adequately for when you train.

What’s more, an additional advantage of training at this time is that you can eat after the session itself leading to improved recovery.

Another time to consider is 30-60mins before you break your fast such as 6pm or 630pm. If you choose to do this, do so with extreme caution. Your body will be significantly depleted of water and energy at this time, so I’d recommend any sort of training you engage in be light. The routine I’ve provided in this blog may be an option for you.

What’s this simple and effective routine you speak of?

I often use this routine as a warm-up for many of my online clients. Make no mistake however; this can easily be completed as a challenging circuit.

1/ Towel Dislocates
2/ Towel Pull-Aparts
3/ Towel Depressions
4/ Towel Ws
5/ Towel Ls
6/ Towel Ys
7/ Towel Ts
8/ Push-Ups
9/ Towel Squats
10/ Towel Overhead Squats
11/ Towel Reverse Lunges
12/ Towel Good Mornings
13/ Towel Single Leg Hip Extensions
14/ Towel Lateral Lunges

How intense should the routine be and how many reps and rounds/sets should I do?

Volume refers to the total amount of work you do per session whether number of sets or number of reps. Intensity refers to the amount or difficulty of the exercise you perform. We want to keep both of these elements low and this will vary for each individual depending on your knowledge and experience.

The best way I can give recommendations is by putting people into three general categories…

Beginner: 1-2 rounds, 5-10reps per exercise
Intermediate: 2-4 rounds, 10-15reps per exercise
Advanced: 3-5 rounds, 10-20reps per exercise

Remember, the above is just a rough guideline. Adjust as you see fitting!

Other considerations to be aware of

exercise during ramadan uae personal trainers abu dhabi1. Many considerations you may have to make include reducing the number of reps per exercise, reducing the number of rounds or eliminating some exercises altogether. Also under no circumstances whatsoever, should you train if you feel dizzy or nauseous. Listen to your body.

2. Additionally, where necessary you may wish to make slight changes (i.e. knee push-ups instead of full push-ups) if you find a particular exercise too difficult or you can’t yet reach an optimal range of motion.

3. The exercises I have selected should ideally be performed at a full range of motion (ROM). This in turn will improve the mobility of your joints, improve muscle length and have your body move in a more coordinated fashion.

4. You should control every rep keeping good form throughout. If form breaks due to tiredness, stop and either rest or move straight to the next exercise.

5. All the exercises prescribed target movements of the body such as pulling, pushing, squatting, hip hinging etc. The routine was purposely designed so you can practice and benefit from performing many of the key movement patterns associated with the body.

6. Please remember that the intention of this routine isn’t to be highly intense! Therefore, please be honest with yourself and lower the number of reps or number of exercises if you start to find the routine becoming too challenging.

Final notes

should I exercise during ramadan in the uae

 

Remember, given that it’s Ramadan and you may be fasting, this routine is not meant to be too intense or too difficult.

It’s primarily been designed to maintain fitness with an added benefit of promoting restoration/recovery. Your individual circumstances will dictate if it is easy, midway or difficult. Just remember to tweak the number of reps, rounds and exercise selection accordingly to suit your goals and circumstances.

Finally, all that’s left to say is enjoy Ramadan. Rejoice and spend time with your friends and family. Just don’t neglect your health and fitness. Eat well and train smart.

Ramadan Kareem!

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Ramadan in the UAE – Meal Planning & Exercise Guide
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During Ramadan You Can Still Exercise & Train – Make Sure You Get The Best Advice

The holy month of Ramadan starts on May 17th, while fasting hours are to exceed 13 hours a day. From physical point of view, the digestive system gets a break during the fasting period and starts to cleanse and detoxify. Gentle exercise and yoga flow and pranayama (breathing techniques) eliminate toxins from the body faster, which results in battling headaches and tiredness during the day.
During this summer it is important to keep a healthy balanced meal and exercise plan to maintain your optimal physique. Many scientific studies have indicated that fasting can be slows down metabolism in the body. This means that our diet should be such that we maintain our normal weight neither losing nor gaining weight. However, those who are overweight can be very good benefit to losing some more weight by means of fasting. This should be done by eating healthy foods and following DiFit Complete Ramadan Meal & Exercise Plan.
Ideally We can see many fasting males are losing too much weight during Ramadan. At the same time, Muslim women fear the opposite: putting on weight – which can easily happen either by overeating or eating the wrong things during the month.

What are the best ways to diet and exercise during Ramadan?

Doing some light resistance exercise when fasting is a good thing – it helps to keep the system working and blood circulating.
  • This split program is designed on the basis of your anatomical structure. It is 100% beneficial to you during Ramadan without a Hassle!
  • Training duration will be 45 minutes Max.
  • All workouts are only 2 rounds / Sets
  • Never skip your warm-up & cool down stretch.
  • Do not try to do extremely harder with heavy load.
  • Drink plenty of water during exercise
  • Do not eat lots of fried and fatty foods as it will counteract the good work you do at the gym.

During Ramadan in the UAE what is the best time to workout?

  1. Weight Training should be done after 2 hours of Iftar or preferably just before Suhur.
  2. 30 min interval Cardio should be possible just before the Iftar. (For a better weight loss advantage)
  3. Yoga can be consider in the morning, just before the Iftar or or later in the evening 2 hours after Iftar. This is the way you can continue to practise but won’t burn too much vital energy needed through the day.
If the Physical activity might look like a challenge during Ramadan. In fact, introducing yoga into your life style during this holy month of fasting is highly beneficial for your body and mind.
Yoga is extremely powerful during fasting as it helps to maintain body fitness and positive attitude, battle stress and food cravings, bring in reflection and meditation into a daily routine.
From spiritual point of view, Ramadan is the time for reflection and devotion. Some train for speirtual reason. Meditation is an essential part of yoga life style, which helps you to keep a good mood during the fast, battle stress and slow down the rhythm of the modern life.
The holy month is all about training and nutrition. So for those who are able to do it safely, in correlation with right exercise form and and technique – in moderation – is a good habit to include in your Ramadan.

 

The complete DiFit exercise and meal planning guide

Shihab is a Master Personal Trainer and personal fitness coaching specialist who is the founder of DiFit in the UAE. He works with clients in Dubai and Sharjah and can create the perfect training and nutrition plan for you and your family both during Ramadan and after.

To view or download his Ramadan Exercise & Meal Planning Guide simply click the link below.

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How To Improve Your Posture In 2 Minutes
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Yes, you can improve your posture in Abu Dhabi with an easy exercise method – at your desk or at home

If you spend much of your day sitting – either at work or at home you could be suffering from bad posture which might lead to other problems. This quick exercise method from Abu Dhabi Personal Trainer Jonny Parr can help.

Posture Improvement

You may be sitting at your desk in Abu Dhabi right now while pretending to work 😉

 

You may be slumped watching Vikings (love it) or some other TV show that takes your fancy.

 

Whatever your position at the current time, it’s likely your posture is crying out for some relief!

 

Here’s a quick, easy to follow ‘fight the turtle back’ routine that’ll greatly help improve your posture, make you generally feel much better and perhaps even help you grow a couple of inches 😉

 

Posture Improvement Video

Posture Improvement Step By Step

1) Towel Dislocates x 10 reps

2) Towel Ws x 10 reps

3) Towel Ls x 10 reps

4) Towel Pull-Aparts x 10 reps

5) Chair Thoracic Extensions x 10 reps

 

1-2 rounds 

 

*If you’re at work, prepare for some funny looks!

Enjoy!

Jonny

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Online Personal Training In Abu Dhabi
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Online Personal Training In Abu Dhabi For Teachers – Is It Right For You?

If squeezing in time for a fitness class in Abu Dhabi or a meet-up with a personal trainer is too much for your already manic schedule, a diet and exercise plan with online support could be just what you need.

What is online PT in Abu Dhabi?

Newly launched this month, Abu Dhabi Personal Trainer Jonny has created a online personal training and fitness coaching service that aims to provide teachers, and those with hectic and busy schedules, with support, detailed guidance and motivation to improve their fitness, nutrition and lifestyle.

What does online PT in Abu Dhabi involve?

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As an online personal trainer in Abu Dhabi, Jonny can help you reach your health and fitness goals with all the convenience of having a personal trainer in your own home, gym, or other personal space.

Jonny will help you focus on three key areas during your online personal training plan:

  • Nutrition
  • Habits
  • Fitness

Firstly, he will look closely at your goals, fitness experience and your relationship with food. Additionally, PT Jonny will assess barriers you face, such as your schedule, before implementing tailored training and nutrition plans to tackle all these areas.

Nutrition

Nutrition will be the most important component when reaching your health, fitness and lifestyle goals in Abu Dhabi. Jonny will write you a food/meal plan based off your exact goals, macros and dietary requirements.

Most importantly however, with Jonny’s help you will learn how to foster a good relationship with food by instilling a better understanding of what you eat and why before applying effective daily habits and practices.

Habits

Speaking of habits, Jonny is a big believer in identifying bad habits and replacing these with realistic new ones. The term realistic is used here for a reason. We all generally know what we should and shouldn’t be eating or doing, but applying this in Abu Dhabi like everywhere is extremely difficult.

Jonny likes to approach habits in a patient and structured manner. This entails the both of you devising monthly targets as part of your online personal training. A good example of this may be replacing full sugar soda with diet alternatives for a month. What may appear as simple adjustments can go a long way in improving not just what we eat and drink, but your general health and quality of life!

Fitness

Fitness quote - why use a personal trainer in the UAEAs most of us know, fitness plays a key role in areas such as fat loss and mental health in the UAE. A common myth is that we need to train in Abu Dhabi for one hour from anywhere between 5-6 times per week.

This is completely untrue.

Jonny creates fitness plans that tie in with your teaching schedule. If you only have 20 minutes on a particular day or desperately have to go home and get changed in order to make brunch in the next hour, Jonny can and will cater for all of this!

His fitness plans are tailored given what actually works for you and only you because everyone is different…your lifestyle, your available space, your interests and ultimately, what we need to apply to get you results.

What else do I get by using an online personal trainer in Abu Dhabi?

Delighted you asked! Jonny will give you healthy and tasty recipes to easily prepare, portion guidelines, your own personal login page to his online personal training service, and detailed video descriptions given any and every exercise he prescribes.

Most importantly however, you’ll get his full attention and support whenever you need it. Think of Jonny as your diet, health and fitness guru.

 

This isn’t a ‘go and do it yourself programme’. This is how coaching should be.

 

Jonny will personally coach and support you throughout the whole process, that’s a promise. You’ll have 24/7 access to Jonny via text and/or emails plus you’ll have video conversations too.

Anything else I should know?

There are a few more things that spring to mind…

  1. Jonny has complete confidence in the service and helping you reach your goals in Abu Dhabi. This means he will refund you if you feel it isn’t for you.
  2. Jonny provides 3 different plans to suit the time you can commit (3 months, 6 months and 12 months)
  3. Online PT can be cheaper than in person training but you still get all the necessary support, attention and expertise. In fact, you actually get more.

What do I do now?

For a FREE, no obligation consultation you can contact Jonny for further information by visiting his online personal training website using the link below or sending a message via the contact form.





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Tabata Training In Abu Dhabi – Burn Fat Fast
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Burn Fat Fast & Get In Shape With Tabata Training In The UAE – The FOUR-MINUTE Workout

I want to touch upon a highly effective fitness method that will help all you busy and short of time people. It’s called, Tabata training in the UAE…and it’s awesome for cooking unwanted lard.

Tabata Training Tips From Jonny Parr – Personal Tabata Trainer in Abu Dhabi, UAE

I’m sure some of you have heard of this type of training before and have perhaps even tried it. For those who haven’t, let me delve into a bit of detail about what it entails, and why I recommend you start incorporating it into your weekly fitness regime.

 

To start with, we need to understand how it’s structured and fortunately, its very simple:

 

  • Pick one exercise (e.g. squats)
  • Do as many squats as you can for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds rest
  • Repeat this for a total of 8 rounds
  • 4 minutes total work time

 

That’s it. 4 minutes.

Admittedly, it’s 4 minutes of hard graft and some pain, but I promise you, the benefits are tremendous.

 

Tabata training in Abu Dhabi can be used with a number of different exercises whether bodyweight or equipment based. The options are limitless but above all else, simple and accessible making it easy for you to get started.

What I would encourage you to consider however is selecting exercises that utilize full body movements and engage the major muscle groups of the body (i.e. glutes, lats, hamstrings, quads etc). This will elicit a higher metabolic response leading to better results.

The Key to Tabata Training in Abu Dhabi is INTENSITY

It’s worth emphasizing that intensity is key to you getting the results you want. Depending on your fitness and level of experience, you should aim to perform the exercises during the 20-second period at around 85-100% effort. Make no mistake, the routine is difficult and may humble you in the first few attempts. The results however, make it all worthwhile!

The Routines

I’ve included two routines below. One requires just your bodyweight and the other a TRX.

 

Bodyweight

  1. Bodyweight Squats
  2. Push-Ups
  3. Reverse Lunges
  4. Burpees

 

TRX Based (Beginner/Intermediate)

  1. TRX Squats
  2. TRX Rows
  3. TRX Hamstring Curls
  4. TRX Jackknifes

 

Guide for both routines

*Perform exercise 1 until you complete all 8 rounds (4 minutes)

* After this time, rest as long as you need then perform exercise 2 repeating the same 8 round format

* Aim to do all 4 exercises. Total work time in this case is 16 minutes.

 

To Summarise

You don’t need any fancy equipment or have to spend hours working out. Moreover, you can do these routines at home while watching Netflix in the background.

It’s simple, convenient and works wonders for fat loss and mental health.

 

Give it a shot, train with intensity, and reap the benefits!

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Personal Training in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah or Gym Fitness Clients – Which is right for you?

In Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah two of the best (and most popular) ways to get into shape are hiring a UAE personal trainer or joining a gym. Both options have their strengths and weaknesses, and it is up to the individual to make a decision on what is best for their situation and needs. While gym training might be cheaper, male and female personal trainers in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah  offer a more robust service that will give you fast results. The earlier or faster you see results, the more you believe in yourself and improve your motivation to succeed with your health and fitness goals.

Exercise & Fitness Motivation In The UAE

Motivation is needed in physical training to keep you going and inspire your spirit. If you can’t imagine it then you can’t do it, it’s as simple as that. The benefit of using home based (mobile) Personal trainers in the UAE is that they have just you to attend to, at a given time. Their job is to make sure you succeed, which also tells in their CV. They drive you to complete your exercise rounds and make sure you exceed your limits. Gym training has its benefits of course but might not be right for you if you’re just starting out in physical training.

There is less motivation to go to the gym, which is why most of the people that choose this option are those who have been in physical training for some time or those that are highly motivated.

Commitment to Training & Exercise Regimes In The UAE

Fitness quote - why use a personal trainer in the UAEWhether you attend a gym to train or not, your membership subscription will remain. No one will question you if you miss any of these fitness classes and you’re not obligated to attend at all times. Sometimes, gym trainers in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah may not notice your absence because they attend to so many people at the same time.

When you hire an at home male or female personal trainer in the UAE you are getting the whole package. The trainers are obligated to make you succeed and will hold you accountable if you falter in your efforts to achieve your fitness goals.

Personal trainers make sure you stick to your plans so you can achieve your goals in less time. If you booked an appointment with your trainer, you are most likely to make it than when you plan to go to the gym.

Professional Physical Fitness Expertise

Physical training can’t succeed without proper education. Everything has to be put in perspective including your body size, nutrition, natural resilience, energy consumption, etc. In Dubai and Abu Dhabi Personal trainers will provide you with all the knowledge, information, education, and advice you need to improve your chance of success based on their own experience. They also advise you on the kind of exercise to do and not to do and teach ways to take full advantage of unique techniques. Gym classes rarely offer any of these, so you are responsible for searching and gathering all the information you need, all by yourself.

Getting Results

Physical training is both physically and mentally draining. If you can’t imagine it in your mind and get inspired as often as possible, you might give up. The best Personal trainers in the UAE can help you get results faster by inspiring you and helping you focus on your goals and the benefits that come with it. Here are ways personal trainers inspire you to get quick results.

  1. Helping you manage your time and schedule. The more quality time you spend doing real training in the UAE the faster you see results. They make sure you stick to or achieve the number of reps assigned to you.
  2. Improving your mental health by ensuring that the fire and zeal inside of you, to succeed, does not quench.
  3. Most Gyms in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah don’t have any of these qualities. Most of the time, they attend to you in a group and expect you to generate your own inspiration. Gyms may not have the time and resources to hire as many trainers as will be enough to engage everyone personally.

Cost Of Your Fitness – Gyms vs Personal Training

Gyms or fitness classes score higher in this one. While gym membership won’t cost you more than $50/month, in most cases, the best personal trainer can charge $50 – $80 for every hour of training. But when you compare all the benefits you get from a personal trainer you know the money is worth it. Before engaging a male or female personal trainer in Dubai or Abu Dhabi make sure you have an idea what their service costs, know how long you will need the trainer, and conclude if you will be able to fund it.

Focus

You need to maintain an eagle eye focus during physical training if you want to succeed and see results. This applies to any fitness goal whether you personal trainers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi vs gym classeswant to learn Yoga in Dubai or Martial Arts in Abu Dhabi – the objective is the same. The slightest distraction away from your goals can ruin everything within a short period of time, and you’ll have yourself to blame. Gym training is known for too much distraction, and that is even natural because it has become a part of a human culture where people often socialize more than they train. That is why most people who succeed at gyms are the tough ones who already have a strong reason for their physical training programs. Some people even have gym partners who are chasing the same dream. A physical fitness trainer in the UAE knows that you need to be focused before you can be successful and they will make sure nothing derails you from your set goal – pushing and motivating you when necessary.

The best male and female personal trainers in the UAE cost money but they will give you the best results, compared to a gym where you’re not under any obligation. Personal trainers have all the knowledge you need to succeed in your physical training.

The UAE Personal Trainers website is the best way to find either a male or female personal trainer in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah. All personal trainer profile pages include full information about the trainer, their experience and client feedback.

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