There are gyms, and then there are gyms.
Talise Fitness at Jumeirah Beach Hotel very much falls into the latter category due to it's combination of stunning panoramic views, unique interior decorations and first-class equipment.
Every base is covered at this health club with its extensive range of tennis and squash courts, swimming pools, indoor and outdoor fitness equipment and its plethora of classes to suit every need.
"It's a club for families and it's a lifestyle club," Talise Fitness General Manager Tim Dorrington told Sport360. "As you look around the club you will see lots of different images of New York and Dubai... we are trying to create a cool, trendy and industrial place to work out."
"All our members get access to all the facilities in the hotel which can be anything from water sports, kid's club activities and rock climbing.
From exercising 30 minutes daily to fuelling with healthy food, little adaptations to routine can help maximise productivity levels and make you feel happier.
The main challenge when getting into a healthy routine is consistency and discipline, so it is about making small changes and then motivating yourself to stick to the habit and prolong that feel-good factor.
If you want to feel happier and confident, here are six tips for feeling better in 30 days.
Goal setting gives you vision and motivation to plan and achieve something, whether it’s for sport or in the workplace.
Everyone has big dreams but they cannot be achieved that easily and need to be broken down into small and long-term goals.
Start by coming up with small goals, from what foods you want to cut out of your diet to different changes you may want to make in your life.
Achieving goals, no matter how small, will give you confidence, but should you not achieve them, don’t feel disheartened and try and turn this into a positive by altering your aims and setting out to achieve them in a different way.
If you don’t set goals, how do you truly know what you want?
EATING HEALTHY FOODS
‘Eat well, feel good’ may seem like a much used cliché but it is crucial to maintain a healthy weight and reducing the risk of heart disease.
Carbohydrates, proteins and fats are all building blocks to provide energy and lead to an overall better performance in the mind and body.
Start by eating more vegetables, fruit and meat and you will see the results mentally and physically.
Drinking between one and four litres of water a day will help you look better and focus better.
The most common cause of headaches and migraines is dehydration so drinking regular water will help prevent this, as well as improve your metabolism.
For athletes, keeping hydrated will allow you to perform more effectively and keep your joints and muscles more supple, which in turn will prevent injury.
Exercising daily improves your strength and cardiovascular system to help provide more energy to your body. In addition, it increases blood flow to, and oxygen levels in, the brain which boosts concentration and helps reduce the risk of diseases.
Whether you walk for 20 minutes or jog on the treadmill for a similar period, exercise reduces blood power, cholesterol levels and fuels the cells that fight viruses and bacteria. Consistent exercise will make you look and feel better.
The Big Bubble fun run is the UAE’s first ever foam race, where participants will get to walk, jog or run their way through a 5K course filled with, you guessed it, loads of bubbles. Being held on the 8th April at Dubai Autodrome, the Big Bubble event is set to put the foamy fun back into running with an action-packed program for all the family!
Along the 5km course, there will be four “foam shower zones” and two “foam bath zones”, each producing loads of bubbles and creating a foamy zone for participants to make their way through, whether in it for the race or just a leisurely stroll. At each zone, cannons will shoot foam across the crowds, using 100 per cent toxic free, non-slippery foam solution that is safe on the body, skin and the environment.