Rising obesity rates in the UAE cause of concern for doctors

The battle against obesity in the UAE is far from over, warn healthcare professionals at Bareen International Hospital in Mohammad Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi. With 30% of the world’s population being obese or overweight (according to the World Health Organization), the figures are more alarming in the Middle East. The prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents ranges from 5% to 14% in males … Continue reading Rising obesity rates in the UAE cause of concern for doctors

Risk Factors of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Accumulate in Children with Poor Aerobic Fitness

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland found that the traditional way of expressing aerobic fitness in proportion to total body mass overestimates the role of aerobic fitness in identifying children at an increased risk of these diseases. Continue reading Risk Factors of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Accumulate in Children with Poor Aerobic Fitness

12 Days of Christmas with 12 Exercises- Anywhere, Anytime!

The festive season has begun! The holidays are all about good company and even better food. It’s about happy endings and new beginnings. What if Fitness First tells you that you only need 15-20 minutes of workout a day to stay in shape, maintain your fitness level, and still have time to enjoy your holidays, will you start the New Year the right way? Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas with 12 Exercises- Anywhere, Anytime!

Behind The Brand: SHA Wellness Clinic

SHA is a worldwide pioneering clinic that is dedicated to significantly improving and prolonging the health and well-being of people by using natural therapies, that mostly derive from ancestral oriental knowledge and the most advanced western techniques. SHA does not simply view health as the absence of illness, rather, it is an optimum state of complete physical and mental well-being, with an ideal weight and vitality. Continue reading Behind The Brand: SHA Wellness Clinic

Gold’s Gym Launches the Next Generation of Fitness Clubs

Gold’s Gym, a subsidiary of the Al Ahli Holding Group, is set to become the first gym chain in the UAE to offer cloud-based technology to consumers for fitness tracking and lifestyle management. With the relaunch of five of its fitness clubs in the UAE to include state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment and a complete revamp of the indoor cycling studio, they now offer a complete digital solution to consumers and brings fitness into the digital age. Continue reading Gold’s Gym Launches the Next Generation of Fitness Clubs

Middle East’s First Virtual Reality Cycle Studio Comes to the UAE Les Mills ‘THE TRIP’ Opens in Business Bay

GFX, a premier fitness studio in Business Bay, has launched the Middle East’s first completely immersive cycling studio. Developed by global fitness brand, Les Mills, THE TRIP is a completely new workout experience that combines a 40-minute multi-peak cycling workout with a journey through digitally-created worlds. With its cinema-scale screen and sound system, THE TRIP takes motivation and energy output to the next level, burning … Continue reading Middle East’s First Virtual Reality Cycle Studio Comes to the UAE Les Mills ‘THE TRIP’ Opens in Business Bay