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When you exercise hard for 90 minutes or more, especially if you're in a competition or doing something at high intensity that takes a lot of endurance, you need a diet that can help you perform at your peak and recover quickly afterwards.

And I know how hard it is to watch our diet, especially each of us have different schedules dealing with kids ,work and life pressures that might affect our nutritional choices. And it can be a bit challenging if we chose to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle as it will consume our time as...

Over the thousand athletes as well as kids all over the UAE who stepped away from their daily routine and join us on a weekend full of adventures and challenges where their strength has been tested, an epic test of fitness where they compete with other fitness enthusiast was really the highlight of Garden City Hustle 2019.

Despite of all the the challenges we face before and during the event we still manage to make it a success. And we would like to extend our most heartfelt gratitude to all our sponsors - Especially a huge shou...

“Don’t forget to breath.”

No joke. I say this at least 3 times during every one-hour session, no matter how long the client has been working with me.

“C’mon Alex, that’s just a cue used to fill the time during reps so that you’re not just counting to 10 all day.”

Not true.

In fact, aside from “keep your core engaged” and “just 2 more”, breath cuing is the most important thing I can do for you during an exercise session to help you get the most out of your workout.

Why? Well, don’t worry, I’m not going to cite the old “getting oxygen...

Tis the summer season. Again.

You’re about to hit the relaxation button and head off for vacation  — often finding yourself without the equipment you are comfortable with and feeling too relaxed to workout. 

So what to do?

Body weight, or calisthenic, exercise as an answer to common holiday exercise woes: No time, no gym, no equipment and no motivation.

Let’s highlight the body weight moves that will get you the best results in the shortest amount of time. While the days shorten and the world seems to go to sleep, yo...

Fasting is the process of forgoing food for a period of time to either detox the body or lose weight. Most fasts include drinking water, but some include going without water for a period of time. In the process of fasting, the body turns to muscle at some point to get needed glucose, which results in loss of muscle mass. How fast this happens depends on how much glucose your body is receiving. Fasts can be detrimental to your health, so talk with your doctor before starting one.

How It Works

If you are on a water-only fast, sever...

Posture—or structural alignment—is a key element in any exerciser's program. As personal trainers and group exercise instructors, we constantly remind clients and students to maintain good alignment in order to minimize stress on tendons, joints and ligaments. And our clients do an excellent job of perfecting form under scrutiny—but as soon as their training sessions end, posture falls apart. 

Just as we promote other healthy behaviors—like getting enough sleep, eating vegetables and drinking water—we need to encourage clie...

Scientists have long known that what you eat before, during and after you exercise can make or break a workout and possibly affect your fitness results.


So what do nutritionists recommend to munch on? It turns out that quality carbohydrates are important pre-workout and lean proteins post-workout, experts say.

What to eat before exercise

Before you exercise, eat carbs, but not too much, said Nancy Cohen, a professor in the department of nutrition at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

She recommended consuming 1 to 4 grams...

We don’t know about you, but for us the thought of the Christmas season sends us in two directions. On one hand, we are looking forward to having some time off, seeing some old friends that we haven’t had a chance to see, sleep in and switch off.

On the other hand, we tend to think ‘crap, we know what’s going to happen. You will go to this party and that party and before you know you have consumed some starchy carbs, loads of alcohol and wake up the next day feeling like rubbish!

It’s a dilemma…. So what to do?

Well, here are few...

Are you feeling reluctant to set goals for the new year? After years of failed resolutions, I don’t blame you. However, if you pick the goals, you’ll face the new year head on, ready to make good on your big plans from January all the way to December 31.

What kind of resolutions will you actually keep this year? Good question. Here are seven resolutions that you can keep and that will help you achieve big strides towards your fitness goals in 2016:

1. Get Fishy

Giving your health a boost doesn’t have to take an incredible amount o...

Love is in the air this month, and if you aren’t sure how to stay in the spirit, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ways that you can incorporate wellness into your day, every day.

Opt Outside

Next time you’re planning what to do, let Mother Nature tag along (she even provides the flowers). Her interests include things like long walks on the beach, beautiful hikes and providing breathtaking views while the sun rises and sets. Spending an active day outside will bring you so much more than physical wellness—it’s a good pick-me-u...

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