Every January we set new fitness goals only to fail a few weeks or months later.
Why not make 2017 different and try to stick with your goals through 5F (Find Fit Friends For Free), a free app to find workout buddies nearby.
In a city like Dubai that thrives on health and fitness, this is the perfect app to meet people with similar interests and help push you to the limits.
Whether its finding a running partner, walking or tennis partner, you can only stay active in the long term if you have friends to motivate you and keep you accountable.
With over 100 different activities to choose from, 5F makes it easy find a fitness friend who has the same interest as you.
It is a must-have app for all fitness lovers, and only matches you with people who like similar activities as you, based on the Discover Settings. You don’t have to scroll through endless stacks of users to find the perfect fitness buddy!
Spend less time searching and more time training with 5F!
We take a look at the latest sporting releases across books, films, games and apps as well as some classics that you should be looking to buy.
Do you have these in your collection or are you looking to add them?
LEVELS OF THE GAME
WHERE TO BUY: desertcart.ae.
Focusing on a semi-final match from the 1968 US Open between Arthur Ashe and Clark Graebner, Levels of the Game tells the tale of two players with wildly differing backgrounds and personalities.
MCILVANNEY ON BOXING
WHERE TO BUY: amazon.co.uk.
Hugh McIlvanney on anything is required reading but this takes you to the heart of his talent: painstaking reportage, from ringside at many of the biggest fights, combined with lyricism and compassion.
WHERE TO BUY: desertcart.ae.
Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams.
RESURRECTING THE CHAMP
WHERE TO BUY: amazon.co.uk
Josh Hartnett is the up-and-coming sports reporter who rescues a homeless man “Champ” only to discover that Samuel L Jackson is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away.
MADDEN NFL 17
WHERE TO BUY: menskart.com
Take your team all the way in Madden NFL 17 with new and immersive features in the deepest Franchise mode to-date, putting you at the centre of your team’s Championship run. The most complete Madden…ever.
WHERE TO BUY: Android, iOS.
theScore shines in delivering up-to-the-second game updates and statistics, as well as breaking sports news. Matches include detailed statistical breakdowns to warm the hearts of stat junkies, as well as play-by-play breakdowns.
Slim and lightweight, Garmin’s new Forerunner 35 watch is perfect for tracking your daily runs, training or even your steps around the office.
There’s no need for any additional chest or arm straps either as the 35 comes with a built-in wristbased 24-7 heart rate monitor and GPS.
The watch is the complete package and it’s easy to track your time, distance, pace and intervals as well as walking, calories burnt and even how well you have slept!
And if you’re having a slow day – the watch sends you a vibration alert when it’s time to get moving and active.
Garmin Connect capture all of the above statistics and automatically sync the data with your smartphone, but the bonus is you don’t have to have your handset with you for this to happen.
You can also stay connected with friends and family through the Forerunner’s live tracking feature, allowing them to follow your activity in real time.
What better way to keep an eye on someone’s moves.
It’s easy to share your progress on social media and challenge yourself against others online too.
WE RATE IT: 8 out of 10: One of the most functional running watches out there and at a reasonable price, with some competitors now in excess of Dh2,000. It’s your ideal companion to help you reach your exercise goals and easily share your progress with others.
WHER TO BUY: GO Sport in Dubai, Mall of the Emirates.