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Abu Dhabi Fitness & Health Clubs

Abu Dhabi Fitness & Health Clubs

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Abu Dhabi Fitness & Health Clubs

Welcome to the Fitness & Health Club Section

Are you an #ExpatWoman looking to get fit and healthy? Or perhaps you just want to lose a few pounds on the scales. No matter what your goal, there's plenty to do and join in with across the Capital of the UAE; from fitness classes, to yoga retreats to step-by-step guides on how to exercise at home!

Fitness and Health News & Articles

  • Where To Exercise In Abu Dhabi

    Where To Exercise In Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi is a haven for the health conscious with many health clubs, swimming pools, gyms and exercise classes for ladies to choose from. If, however you prefer to exercise on your own in the outdoors and on your own time we have compiled a list of places that you can visit for a run or a cycle. Abu Dhabi is virtually crime free and running in the early hours of the morning or late at night is a preferred choice among the residents mainly due to the heat. However there are other aspects regarding safety that you have to be aware of before you begin your outdoor routine. Firstly, make sure that you eat well and hydrate before you venture into the heat of the emirate. If, at any point, you feel faint rest and recover or jump into an air conditioned cab and head home. It is important that you are aware of what your body can handle. If you are cycling make sure that you do wear a helmet and if u are an unsure cyclist stick to areas such as the cornice which have a dedicated cycling path. Your safety is of paramount importance.

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    Spotlight On Group Exercise

    Group exercise has come a long way since the days of legwarmers, leotards and Jane Fonda. Nowadays you can find a huge variety of different classes, from barbell workouts, to high-intensity interval training workouts, yoga, Pilates and dance fitness classes. The sheer amount of them means that there is something to inspire everyone, even the most gym-phobic! However, this can also makes choosing the right class for you more of a mission. Here we give a brief description and a guide to some of the Group Exercise classes that you may come across in Abu Dhabi.

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  • Gym Etiquette – Top 10 Peeves

    Gym Etiquette – Top 10 Peeves

    Apart from your workout, what gets you all hot under the collar when you are at the gym? We asked around to find out what were the top peeves for gym goers when they are working out. These range from the mildly irritating through to the revolting and the downright dangerous. See if any of these ring a bell with you! Here's one- not wiping sweat off equipment or machines. There is nothing quite so revolting as picking up a piece of equipment or lying down on a mat to find it slippery with some strangers sweat. Working up a sweat is fantastic, however nobody wants to see it or share it with you and therefore it is common courtesy to other gym goers that you carry a small sweat towel with you to mop up after yourself.

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  • Pilates - a way to the perfect body

    Pilates - a way to the perfect body

    Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilatesduring the first half of the 20th century and now very popular around the world.Pilates is a gentle, low-impact form of exercise, that focuses on stretching and strengthening the whole body to improve balance, muscle-strength, flexibility and posture. Pilates is suitable for people of all ages and all levels of fitness. Mat exercises primarily focus on strengthening the muscles of the trunk and hip and increasing the flexibility of both the spine and hips. While the scope of the mat program is limited compared to the machines, there are many mat exercises that illustrate the pilates principles. Lately, pilates has merged with other movement techniques, such as yoga, or use of an exercise ball. This promotes creative integration of the pilates principles into a greater range of exercises in the mat class setting.

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  • Feed your face

    Feed your face: best foods for amazing skin

    Smooth, supple skin without wrinkles and a glowing complexion – who would not wish for that? It is easier than you think – a key to healthy skin is a better diet. A dull, dry complexion is a blinking neon sign that you’re not eating right. We introduce you to beauty-enhancing foods here that will make your skin look better and stop the visible hands of time. Take care of your skin by eating right and having fun with your food. Drink plenty of water and exercise daily to flush out toxins. And don’t put toxins right back in your body! Smoking damages healthy skin and makes it more prone to wrinkles and an ashen, grey colour – not pretty.

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  • Vitamins for healthy living!

    Vitamins for healthy living!

    Did you realize that in modern busy life we don’t always have time to find the real solution of a problem? We take a painkiller by a headache, use nose spray after catching a cold, go for expensive hair repair treatments when we find our hair is brittle… Ideal in such case would be a holistic approach: not only to take pills or supplements, but also to find out the causes of symptoms occurred. People need vitamins for healthy living and for proper functioning of their body parts. If you have a vitamin deficiency, it is necessary to understand why you have not received them. Our body is a super perfect system: when all processes are working effectively, no need to worry about the vitamins and minerals. Environmental and lifestyle stresses can sometimes form obstacles to the harmony of the human organism. This is the reason why the hair starts to fall, nails are weak, and skin is dry.

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  • Nail Enhancement

    The 8 Best Foods For Your Waistline!

    A flat stomach is not just about looking great in your favourite body-hugging outfit. Having a smaller waistline cuts your risks of heart disease, diabetes type 2, and other health problems. If you’d like to whittle your waist, add these eight products to your daily nutrition and define your middle. When it comes to weight loss, garlic appears to be a miracle food. It contains the compound allicin, which has anti-bacterial effects and helps reduce unhealthy fats and cholesterol. When it comes to weight loss, garlic appears to be a miracle food. It contains the compound allicin, which has anti-bacterial effects and helps reduce unhealthy fats and cholesterol. It’s a tasty herb that can be used with nearly every food: add chopped garlic to spaghetti, lasagna or any other pastas dish, mix garlic into dips, salad dressings and salsas or even into your cookies and brownies.

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  • How Diet & Exercise Affect Your Skin

    How Diet & Exercise Affect Your Skin

    The saying ‘There are no shortcuts to success’ perfectly describes the effort that is required in skincare. Having and maintaining a flawless skin requires discipline, a healthy diet and an appropriate exercise regime. Both dermatologists and dieticians agree that a healthy skin is directly related to a healthy diet. What you nourish your body with undoubtedly has a major impact on the general health of your body and skin. The best nourishments for the skin are fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to this, the skin also requires unsaturated or healthy fats, lean proteins, vital minerals and vitamins especially of the groups C, B and E.

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  • Abu Dhabi Triathlon Club

    Abu Dhabi Triathlon Club

    Whether you're a swimmer, a cyclist, a runner or you do all three, this is where to find details about regular training sessions, where to go and who to ask. The home for Swimmers, Cyclists, Runners, Triathletes, Ironmen ... and other athletes in the UAE capital. Abu Dhabi Triathlon Club is a friendly and active club catering for all nationalities and levels, from beginners to international. It's not formal - just turn up and take part. Their members organize regular training, events and activities and compete in the region and abroad, and train all-year-round, even in winter.The best way to find out is to rock up, take part and ask around. They are a friendly and helpful crowd, and are quite used to new people arriving and needing to know where to train, where to buy stuff and that sort of thing. We've all been there!

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  • Hash House Harriers

    Hash House Harriers- The Running Scene in Abu Dhabi

    The Hash House Harriers was started in Kuala Lumpur (by some British) in 1938 and is now the largest running organisation in the world. (there are over 2 million hashers and 1990 hash groups registered in the world directory, located in 1300 cities in 185 countries) , it is easier than ever for you to find fun, trail, and friendship where you live. Hashing consists of following a course (which includes false trails) laid out by a couple of 'hares'. Running, jogging and walking are acceptable and the courses are varied and often cross country. ALL hash groups welcome new comers. The Hash House Harriers is a more social version of Hare and Hounds, where you join the pack of hounds (runners) to chase down the trail set by the hare or hares (other runners), then gather together for a bit of social activity known as the On In or Down Down with refreshment, humor, song and the occasional feast.

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  • Cycling In Abu Dhabi

    Cycling In Abu Dhabi - Raha Revolution

    The idea behind Raha Revolution is to provide friendly, welcoming and accessible bike rides by adding a sense of membership, but without any kind of elitism or exclusivity. The emphasis of the rides is on promoting safe and sociable cycling, but the group also aims to increase fitness levels and riding ability through a progression of different levels. Raha Revolution rides are open to anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Friday rides will depart from the Mugg and Bean at 05.30 every Friday and follow the route and details shown on the sticky note in the website. If there is any change to the plan, a post will go up detailing the new plan. The Friday ride starts at 05.30 from the Mugg & Bean at Etihad Plaza on Khalifa City A. For the first part of the ride the whole group stays together at a maximum speed of 34 kph as we head out onto Yas Island. If you are new to riding or think you may struggle with this pace, then we suggest you follow the progression guidance given in the FAQ ‘Am I fit enough?’.

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