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jennaThis week’s Into-yous features British expat Jenna Mercer

Tell us a little about yourself:

I love to travel, fitness is my passion and my life and I love the outdoors. So Dubai is a perfect location for me. I can work outside most months of the year. I also love to socialise and Dubai is a fantastic hub for that.

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here:
I moved to Dubai in June 2012 to work as a personal trainer for Jumeirah Beach Hotel. I had the most spectacular views from my ”office” and my day to day job was everything that I love. Fitness, fun and playing around to create new and imaginative exercises. However, I realised that as much as I love going to the gym, I just didn’t want to work in one all day every day. I preferred training clients outside where I could challenge them in ways they didn’t expect. Plus let’s face it, for 8 months of the year the weather outside is fantastic for outdoor training. So I established a personal training company (Born 2 Perform) with my business partner, Katherine. We provide 1 on 1, partnered and small group personal training, Pilates and boot camp classes, as well as more specialised training programming for those with sport specific requirements and those with injuries. Check us out at www.born2performfitness.com Read more

Rob-Macnair-newThis week’s Into-yous features British expat Robert Macnair

Tell us a little about yourself:
I’m originally from Edinburgh, Scotland. After completing my education I lived Jersey in the Channel Isands for 15 years where I was in the wine importing business and had interests in other ventures. After, we moved to Bordeaux,France for while before I landed the role as Business Development Manager in Russia in the early 90’s….wild times back then! Three years was long enough. Over to London for a few years and then to Dubai! Read more

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