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yoga 150x150Are you staying in Dubai this summer but feel like you need a mini break? How about trying a yoga retreat.

Yoga Instructor and Nutritionist Suzanne Cork is holding a Summer Recharge Yoga Retreat taking place just a 40 minute drive from the centre of Dubai at the ultra-luxurious Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.
A 3 day, 2-night retreat starting on Thursday, 6 August (6pm) and concluding on Saturday, 8 August (midday). Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help you grow in your own personal practice. The focus this weekend will be on using the heat to assist with deep restorative opening of the body, perfect for athletes with tight muscles or those who have been sitting at a desk for too long! Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced. Read more

Beach in dubaiWhen you move to Dubai one of the most pleasant surprises to greet most new expats is how lovely the beaches are. Miles and miles of golden white sand and apart from the weekend they are practically empty.  Thanks to the Dubai Municipality they are regularly cleaned and the water is crystal clear.

The main downside to the beach is come May it is just too hot to enjoy them and even the ocean is like stepping into a luke warm bath.  However, from mid-October through to May they are well worth a regular visit.  The best bit is they are FREE so what are you waiting for throw a beach chair, and cooler into the back of the car and off you go!  Expat Echo Dubai explains where all these beaches are. Read more

The Ignite fitness & wellness PINK IS PUNK campaign is back, bigger than ever, better than ever and ready to raise funds and support for the Safe & Sound Breast Cancer awareness campaign.

We’re planning a series of cool events to keep you active and entertained whilst supporting this fantastic cause and it all kicks off with the IGNITE SWIM:RUN at Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa.

 

For all IGNITE Pink is Punk event details 2014 Read more

It can be difficult enough to stick to your exercise routine without throwing travel into the mix. Here are some suggested exercises to do while you’re away.

1. TRX
This handy fitness tool can easily be stashed away in your luggage. Theses suspension belts can be attached to any firm anchor point for a full body workout using your body-weight as resistance.
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dubai-sports-worldStaying in Dubai for the summer but worried your fitness level will drop, and all that hard work you have put in the past year will go to waste? Well it won’t!

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has announced its partnership for the forth year running with leading professional sports academies and clubs for Dubai Sports World 2014, which will be held from 11 June to 30 August in the cool of the air-conditioning of the Dubai World Trade Centre halls.  Dubai Sports World is the largest indoor sports event in the Middle East. Prominent sporting establishments and renowned athletic trainers including IFA Sport, California Tennis Academy, G Force Cricket Academy, Original Fitness C, Rage Indoor Skateboard Camp and many more will provide an outstanding experience for visitors this summer, through training, mentoring, competitions and fitness programmes. Read more

The aim of physiotherapy is to help restore movement and normal body function in cases of illness, injury and disability.  In Dubai many of us are very active, whether it’s running a marathon or throwing ourselves into a rugby match the wear and tear this causes soon takes it’s toll on our bodies.

It may not be a sport related injury that causes the need to seek their expertise but it could also be due to long working hours in the office crouched over a computer.  The reason to see a physiotherapist is endless hence the demand for Physiotherapists for both children and adults is high in Dubai.  Read more

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