Browsing All posts tagged under »Strength training«

Fitness for 2

March 27, 2013


Written for and published in Aquarius – Mar 2013 Look around when getting your own fitness fix and there’s never a shortage of women in various stages of their pregnancies, looking fit, fabulous and glowing. It’s clear that women today are staying super fit throughout and going into childbirth and motherhood with enviable levels of […]

Put some 80/20 into 12/13

December 12, 2012


So the silly season is pretty much upon us now.  The weather is cooler and there’s a festive spirit in the air.  During my morning runs, I catch myself belting out Christmas tunes at the top of my voice. By day, online shopping seems way more enticing than any of this work malarkey and by […]

Meals & miles

December 9, 2012


I picked up a Runners World book the other day called ‘the new runner’ by John Bingham and Jenny Hadfield. It’s a great read full of tips and tricks to enable even the most sceptical of runners to discover that running is indeed one of life’s greatest pleasures. The basic message is simple: that anyone […]

Me & my BOSU

May 14, 2012


I continue to be obsessed with the BOSU ball.  Such a great toy to play with in the gym and a piece of equipment that you can’t ever outgrow … you can always improve and there’s so much you can do with it. Every time I’ve been out of town, I look forward to getting […]

Love all of YOU

February 19, 2012


I had a mailer in my inbox this morning from Sati Life, a group I subscribed to post the wonderful discovery of IntenSati, taught here in Dubai by Yvette Franzos. It talked about the importance of being grateful and said that this month, we should all make more of an effort to be more grateful for […]

To lift or not to lift …

January 21, 2012


… that is the question!  Make up your own call after reading ten top reasons for and against … REASONS AGAINST 1. You might break a nail 2. You might bruise a male ego or two 3. You’ll eat properly and still be able to lose fat … sounds like the work of the devil! […]


June 12, 2011


As published on LOVESTYLE.COM Some of us swear by stretching … incorporate it diligently in our every workout.  Others bypass it all together … become forgetful or complacent as injury has never struck so why start now? As for me?  I sit firmly somewhere in between.  I talk about stretching, I have great intentions to […]

Born to be fit?

May 1, 2011


As published on LOVESTYLE LOVESTYLE divas come in all shapes and sizes so surely it makes sense to find the routine that fits you and not necessarily the masses. Genetics play a lead role in determining our basic body shape and whilst ambition is good, so is realism. Genetics will ultimately determine our metabolism and pre-disposition […]

Gym rules

April 17, 2011


As published on LOVESTYLE.COM This week LOVSTYLE divas, is a post on the most common mistakes seen in the gym. With our super busy lives, the shoes to buy, the malls to trawl, the nails to paint never mind the endless Dubai parties to attend, you need to make your workouts work for you so […]

Kick-ass kettlebells

February 21, 2011


On Saturday past, the lovely Emirates Golf Club had a fantastic open day … a Fit Lab. Apart from being an all-round glorious afternoon … perfect setting, beautiful sunshine, lush scents omitting from the new Senasia Spa, bumping into several girlfriends who I don’t see too often and a cool and fun vibe as members […]

Everyone’s doing it – are you?

February 7, 2011


Strength Training … everyone’s doing it …. are you? Having my ongoing knee problem means that most of my running is being replaced with gym sessions. And whilst checking out for hot boys between reps, I can’t help but notice that finally, the mass of lycra-wearing gym-bunnies seem to do taking to strength training. Are […]

Make peace with the plateau

February 5, 2011


I don’t know how many times I’ve read stuff on plateau-ing and what to do about it. But … as is often the case with me, until I need to know it, until actually experiencing the problem first-hand, my eyes tend to gaze over the copy without really digesting the words or their meaning. But […]

Focus on the Fat

November 13, 2010


Published in Women’s Health & Fitness – October 2010 Are you lacking in motivation and needing something new to jump-start your fitness? Have you reached a plateau in terms of your weightloss or fitness goals? Or perhaps you want to turn over a new leaf and start realising your full potential? Read on for the […]

Calorie Counter

November 12, 2010


Fed up with running every night in the humidity and not seeing any change in your body shape? Tired of sweating it out in the gym only to find the jeans still seem too tight? Well you could be burning less calories than you think. Here gym bunny Tori Leckie from Ignite fitness & wellness […]