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Paul Thornley isn’t afraid of making enemies, clearly. Almost everything this Dubai-based former British military neuromuscular therapist and body movement specialist — and Pilates instructor — says challenges fitness and movement as we know it. What does he believe in? Biotensegrity, which is all about understanding fascia, how to maintain our most efficient movement, and adaptation, without compromising structural integrity. And stretching? As he told The Livehealthy Podcast on March 9, not so much. You ask ‘should...

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Baraa El Sabbagh is a Dubai-based registered dietician, certified sports nutritionist, ACE certified personal trainer and Adidas Mena rep who helps her clients, 100k+ Instagram followers, listeners to her B for Better Health podcast and more become the best and healthiest versions of themselves – and helping them overcome challenges along the way. She tells The Livehealthy Podcast about her exercise philosophy, the importance of breathing, what Covid taught her and more. What made you go beyond...

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Aging is a woman’s superpower but embracing the physical changes that come with passing decades may prove difficult for some. No worries. It’s completely possible to maintain a healthy body as you age and these female fitness trainers over 40 show can tell you how. Donna Howarth: The Motivator Donna Howarth is set to turn 50 in May and with this milestone on the horizon, there’s no stopping her resolve to help menopausal women manage their symptoms through...

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The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) have launched the first Jr NBA Abu Dhabi League, a youth basketball development program for 450 boys and girls across Abu Dhabi. The draft event is offered for ages 11-14 from 30 schools. Each school has been assigned an NBA team, with each participant awarded a corresponding NBA-branded jersey. The Jr NBA Abu Dhabi League, which is part...

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The last thing I ever thought I would be doing with my time at the age of 25 was pro wrestling. I do remember when I was a kid, noticing my older brother watching men beat one another up on television on WWE – World Wrestling Entertainment – and being completely enamored by it. I became hooked too, and when I saw a woman performing, more specifically, Amy “Lita” Dumas, I decided I wanted to...

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With almost 150,000 followers on Instagram, a Men’s Health Middle East cover under his belt, and five years and counting as a coach with Adidas Runners in Dubai, Peter Barron is one of Dubai’s most recognizable personal trainers.  During the pandemic he launched his own online workout platform and program, Starcore, and now that concept has a physical space at The Alley DXB. Three times a week he and girlfriend Tana Boshoff offer 45-minute classes focusing...

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Once flashy epicenters for self-indulgence, the UAE’s malls are becoming playgrounds catering to the nation’s new found love for health and wellness. These days, in among the endless high-end brands and lavish restaurants, we can find free exercise classes, state-of-the-art gyms, fitness festivals, indoor runs and other mood-boosting experiences. Swimming on the roof Circle Mall at Jumeirah Village Circle just opened HUNA Aquatics, which boasts a world-class swimming academy – and the first mall rooftop...

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In Saudi Arabia, yoga is coming out of the shadows and making up for lost time. Men and women across the Kingdom have embraced this practice for decades in small, private settings, through personal invites, private social media posts, and word of mouth. But it was only 2017 when that all changed, and yoga was officially recognized as an important sports activity by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Sports, a push instigated by Princess Reema bint Bandar,...

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With countless picturesque green spaces, exercise tracks and outdoor gym equipment spread throughout every community, the UAE capital has long been a fabulous place for joggers, cyclists and fitness fanatics. And the emirate is ramping up its commitment to encouraging residents to take up active and healthy lifestyles and spend more time exercising out in the fresh air.  Last year saw the opening of Al Gurm Corniche, including a 3.5km cycling and running track and...

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For those of a certain age, skateboarding likely conjures nostalgic images of Bart Simpson tearing up the streets of Springfield, games of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater on the PlayStation and ridiculous skating stunts on hit MTV show Jackass.  But like many things from the nineties, skateboarding is now firmly back en vogue. The sport made its debut at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Three of the four gold medallists were in their teens and the...