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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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The concept of cryogenics is one that still feels a little sci-fi, reminiscent of films like 2001: A Space Odyssey or the more questionable Vanilla Sky, starring Tom Cruise. For fans of the futuristic, a visit to a °CRYO Health location in the UAE may be slightly disappointing. These facilities are not about suspended animation, but rehabilitation. Japanese doctor Toshima Yamauchi was the pioneer of cryotherapy, first using it as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis in 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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For a multi-billion dollar global company, UFC has managed to make its eponymous chain of gyms surprisingly community-focused. The glitz and glamour of big-name fighters like Conor McGregor and Jon Jones is a world away from the daily rigour of training at UFC Gym.  In Dubai UFC Gym has branches in Business Bay and JBR. The instantly recognizable UFC logo adorns a central octagon in both locations, while the walls are covered with UFC paraphernalia,...

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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...

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When it comes to running, Caroline Labouchere may like to race, but she is not in any kind of hurry. It wasn’t always that way for the 55-year-old mother of two grown children, who lives in Dubai with her husband David and two dogs and travels frequently for a bustling new career as an international grey model.   She used to do 100 mile-plus bike races, but gave that up after a fall. (“Also, you have...

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Since its first facility opened in the UK more than 25 years ago, Fitness First has grown into a global behemoth, with more than one million members and 10,000 employees worldwide. It may be an industry leader, but Fitness First is certainly not immune to changes in the fitness landscape. Chains and large-scale facilities are increasingly falling out of favor these days. Just as in the tourism sector, where people are turning to boutique hotels,...

After taking up its digital space last year, livehealthy.ae met up with Dubai’s health and fitness community for an IRL launch at Native, the hip new gym and wellness space at Zabeel House Dubai. The event was organized by travel and wellness influencer (and livehealthy.ae contributor) Danae Mercer, who drew together a crowd of the city’s most popular fitness influencers. The group were introduced to Stick Mobility, a brand-new workout led by Rania Boucher and...

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As one of the world’s global business and tourism hubs, the UAE sees huge numbers of travelers entering and exiting the country via hundreds of daily flights. It is also home to thousands of employees for homegrown airlines Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai and Air Arabia. The role of cabin crew has long been regarded as one of the world’s most glamorous professions — enabling people to travel to exotic corners of the globe and explore new...