Courtesy of our friends at NutritionSouq.com, Sport360 is bringing you the ultimate guide to Dubai's best group fitness gyms, clubs and studios. Second under the microscope is TribeFit, which is located next to Marina Mall off Sheikh Zayed Road.
What are the benefits of Fitness Classes?
Group fitness classes are a great way to bring fun, intensity, productivity and teamwork into your workouts. They increase your stamina, keeps you focused and motivated, and also give you the incentive of meeting new people with similar goals and lifestyle.
Who are fitness classes for?
Fitness classes are meant for all age groups and genders. A good workout reduces your risk of serious health problems, easing depression and anxiety, boosting your energy and mood, and relieving stress. No matter your age or fitness level, there are lots of enjoyable ways to use physical activity to help you feel better, look better, and enjoy life more.
What would you tell someone that has never attended a class?
The type of class that is best for you depends on what your goals are. However, it would be advisable to include resistance and core exercises into your routine to build stamina and muscular strength.
What makes your GYM/studio special?
There are many things that set TribeFit apart from other gyms. We at TribeFit have over 32+ GX Classes with Les Mills Master Trainers. We also have various classes including boot camps, yoga on the terrace, and outdoor Table Tennis during the winter months.
We have a highly trained team of personal trainers that come from all over the world; the Tribe helps people achieve their personal training and weight loss goals in a motivational and fun environment.
We also have an active social calendar with regular events like fitness competitions, monthly parties, beach volleyball, brunches, coffee mornings, movie nights, networking events, outdoor yoga retreats and more. All are designed to get members mixing and socializing.
What fitness classes do you offer?
BodyPump, BodyCombat, BodyBalance, BodyAttack, Core, Circuits, X-Fit, TRX, RPM, Boot Camps, KickBoxing, Grit, Yoga, Hardcore Abs, Pilates, Zumba, Calisthenics, and much more…
How many classes do you hold a week?
We hold around 80+ group exercise classes a week.
What is/are your most popular class/classes?
Body Pump, Body Combat, Body Balance & RPM.
PHONE: 800 (TRIBE) 87423
CLASS TIMETABLE http://www.tribefit.com/GroupExercise/TimeTable
LOCATION MAP: TribeFit, Level1, Silverene Towers, Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE
Mohammed Kassim weighed 197kg when he first started training at InnerFight, a sport facility located in Al Quoz, and couldn't even sit on a chair properly. In 12 months, he shed a remarkable 100kg as part of the Intisaar project, which focuses on developing young Emirati physically.
Mohammed's story is inspirational on many levels and he is a proud ambassador of the program, saying: "One of the coolest things about it is that we have launched the Initsaar initiative as a result of it giving us the platform to change even more lives of the Emirati youth by offering them our training sessions. I am excited about the future of it."
Nico de Corato is a blogger, marathon runner and triathlete, divemaster and heli rescue swimmer with Bergamo Scuba Angels. His website is www.dubaiblognetwork.com
Everybody needs a holiday. They are generally good for your health: a break from the old routine, relaxation, stress relieving and for many of us, a chance to catch up with friends and family or explore new places – all good for our mental health.
The best holidays for our physical health are the active ones where we can pursue our hobbies in earnest, but for many of us here, holidays can be less than good for our health as we spend time sitting, travelling from one relative or friend to another and eating the wonderful but too plentiful meals that await us.
It is no wonder then that the biggest concern for most of my clients is weight gain. However, with a few sensible precautions on holiday and a cut in carbohydrates upon your return, you will get back to your normal weight pretty quickly. Carbohydrates are an important part of your diet, but cutting back a little and cutting out the wrong ones will help you lose weight quickly, especially if you add a bit of exercise. Here are a few tips:
►The best carbs are vegetables, followed by fruit.
►The worst are the sugary snacks such as cakes, biscuits and confectionery, together with snacks such as crisps/potato chips and the like.
►The best way to prevent hunger and maintain energy levels is by eating 3 meals at regular intervals.
►High protein foods will also help keep you feeling satisfied especially when paired with heaps of vegetables.
►The best complex carbs are those that are also high in protein, something I wrote about recently: pulses/lentils/legumes, cottage cheese, quinoa, nuts for example.
Many of us rely heavily on bread, so this week I wanted to give you a few ideas for a wonderful bread substitute for the lunchtime sandwich or a quick and easy evening meal. Lettuce grows well here and there are many varieties, so experiment with all the types and perhaps try growing your own. You can add meat or fish to any of these.
1. Guacamole & Black Bean: Combine a ripe avocado, a finely chopped red chili, some roughly chopped ripe cherry tomatoes, one minced garlic clove, finely chopped coriander, fresh black pepper and the juice of a fresh lime for the guacamole. For speed, simply add a cup of rinsed canned black beans. The beans are quite hearty so I would wrap in a more delicate lettuce leaf.
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2. Hummus, roots and peanuts: To save time, you can buy some decent hummus. Thinly slice a small raw fresh beetroot (delicious in marinated in some lemon juice and olive oil) and a carrot. Roughly chop a heaped tablespoon of peanuts. Combine all and roll in the leaf of your choice.
3. Waldorf Salad Wrap: Chop up an apple, a stick of celery and a couple of spring onions. Add a heaped tablespoon of chopped walnuts and combine with enough mayonnaise, cottage cheese (optional) and natural Greek yoghurt to bind all the ingredients together. Lemon juice, black pepper and a teaspoon of chopped parsley to season. This is nice wrapped in the rosso or oak lettuce leaves.