Danae Mercer

Danae Mercer

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As the temperatures (slowly) start to drop and the the city’s buzz heats back up, new fitness-inspired and workout styles are popping up daily. From big shoes to tight biker shorts, we’ve picked our favorite fashion from what’s trendy and hot right now – and tell you where you can get them in the UAE. Hot trend: Neon Local UAE brand Squat Wolf sells gym wear at affordable prices for both men and women. Gents...

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The signature facial at the Native Club, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, is one of the best I’ve ever had – and with my job, I’ve had a lot.  It lasts a decadent 90 minutes and includes the elements you might expect (cleaning, exfoliating, moisturizing) along with a few of the touches you hope for (a head massage and a face massage, with no pressure to buy products). But the real kicker is the spa’s use...

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People in the UAE like meat. But amid the region’s Arabic grill-loving, Aussie barbecuing, meat-sweat-brunch feasting culture is a growing movement toward all things vegan and vegetarian. Enter Beyond Meat. This US-based company has absolutely sizzled to stardom with its signature “bleeding” burger. With a flavor profile and texture similar to real meat, the Beyond Burger blows away limp, sad veggie patties of the past, all while maintaining a protein and calorie profile similar to actual...

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As the highest five-star resort in the Middle East, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, in Oman’s Hajar Mountains, feels like an escape into the clouds.  Health here comes in the form of all things outdoors. You can hike through wadis (the resort offers two guided tours, each around four hours, at varying levels of difficulty) or grab a bike and cycle through the local village. If adrenaline is your thing, there’s Via Ferrata, which basically...

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Hailed as a health food with numerous benefits for the gut microbiome, kombucha has taken the global wellness world by storm. Yet it was never officially for sale in the UAE — largely due to concerns over whether or not it contains traces of alcohol — leaving fans to brew their own or get their fix elsewhere. But that issue appears to have been addressed, as in recent months kombucha has been turning up for...

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Whether you’re recovering from a massive injury or simply misjudged a yoga pose, there are simple ways to promote healing on your own after getting hurt — and to avoid making anything worse. We went to the experts in physiotherapy and rehabilitation — here in the UAE and beyond — to find out what they are.  When MoveU’s Michael Wasilisin started posting videos showing stretches to help prevent and recover from injuries, he never expected...

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We polled 10 UAE trainers on what they’ve found to be the most common fitness mistakes. Here’s what they said you are doing wrong  —  and how you can start doing things right.  Mistake: Thinking you will see results right away In short, you won’t — at least not results that will last, explains fitness pro Anna Holmes.  “In the fast-paced world we live in, we are on the hunt for the easiest and most...

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Rapid massage guns — selling by brand names including Theragun, Hypervolt and more — are everywhere these days. But what do they actually do? Here’s everything you need to know about these percussive tools, and just where to find them in the UAE.  What is a rapid massage gun?  This pulsing device looks like a drill on steroids, with a hefty handle and rounded end that is to be applied to various points on the...

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Mark Doherty’s Instagram page features dozens of images of people shaping up, toning up – and  eating more as they do it. This nutrition-focused coach transforms people by helping them change what they eat. Among this Irishman’s success stories is the UAE fitness influencer and personal trainer Nicole Drinkwater. She has documented her journey from strong and lean to adding more muscle, more curves and definitely more calories, all while maintaining a striking physique. Driving her success,...

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There’s a good reason to care about what goes into the products you put on your face and body, whether they are vegan, natural, organic or a combination of all three.  “Your skin is a sponge; it absorbs literally everything,” says Emmanuelle Bonham, a UAE personal trainer and long-time vegan. “Brands that are more conscious tend to be inclined towards healthier, natural ingredients, which are just better for you.”  The skin is the body’s largest...

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The latest workout trend to land in the UAE isn’t another high-impact HIIT class, or spin on indoor cycling or new version of yoga. It’s Stick Mobility, and it’s all about making your body work better by increasing your range of movement, enhancing your neuromuscular awareness, improving your posture and creating better full-body strength.  “It’s very popular in the US already,” says Leo Nieves, education and career specialist at MeFitPro, the fitness solutions company that...