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Don't forget you can purchase Urban Energy fitness vouchers to give to your friends, and family on special occasions.  The stylish vouchers allow you to chose whatever you want to offer (classes or personal training) and are a perfect gift to those who want get fit whilst having fun !  remember the summer is only around the corner and bikini time is looming .... get on it and get the voucher !

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Every day we are getting wonderful feedback about Urban Energy. It seems that we have struck a chord with many Dubai residents. On many occasions, we have been asked to extend to the other Emirates and there is nothing more that we would like than to see our brand expand further. We have a lot to do before this happens, but we thank you for your vote of confidence. Every referral, every recommendation is a step closer. As long as you continue to give us the thumbs up and talk about Urban Energy around you, we can continue to offer the best service and the best fitness programmes to everyone.


Laurence & Amy
No more boring threadmill ! 
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Kickboxing fitness will increase your overall joint flexibility from the different complex punches and kicks you will be doing. It will increase your cardio health and endurance So if you are tired of boring routines and need extra activity in your life today - try kickboxing.
Contact Amy directly on 055 369 5664 to register.

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Urban Energy on Dubai92 radio (again !)
This time, it was Congrats to Karen !

Urban Energy hooked up with Karen, after hearing her husband Richard's call the radio for a bit of TLC for his 7 months pregnant wife, Karen. Urban Energy came to the rescue and offered prenatal classes until the birth of the baby, and post natal classes (storkfit) for 2 months after the birth. Yay ! that's another fit mum in Dubai !

Our last month winners, Mariah and Julie are doing super well, enjoying personal training sessions with Emily and kicking butts at our Urban kicks classes... they are both enjoying their fitness regime, and are having loads of fun exercising...
  2 to tango ?
Special Summer promotion easy on the wallet !

Purchase a 30 or 50 pack personal training session and nominate one person to take over your sessions during the summer. Valid from the 15th May to the 15th September, if you buy a 30 pack (save AED1000) or a 50 pack (save AED1500), you can share the session with a friend or a family member. Handy if you are going home for the summer and your spouse has to stay! Contact us for more information.
Pregnant, Hip and Fit ! 
Urban Energy partners with Destination Maternity retail stores in Dubai.
We were delighted to join the team at Destination Maternity at the opening of the Dubai Mall store... Absolutely gorgeous clothes, confortable yet stylish, and an array of feel good stuff for new mums.  With our partnership, All Urban Energy customers have a 15% discount in the store.  If you are interested, please do contact us and we will ensure that your name is on the VIP list at the store.  Send us an email on if you want to benefit from this partnership.

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Issue: # 4   Apr 2010
Dear Urban enthusiast
Welcome to Edition 4 of our newsletter.  The month of April has been hot, very hot.  Urban Boost is well and truly launched and already a few hard core fans swear by it.... It is, truly, what you need just before the summer ! Talking about fans, we have well over 300 fans on our facebook fan page and we love seeing the fan base increase on a daily basis.  If you haven't connected with our facebook page yet, go ahead, visit us and click through..  We've become a bit cosy with Catboy and Geordiebird of Dubai 92 radio and have come back again to hook up Karen.  We  love the attention, honestly !  Now that the dreaded summer is undeniably on its way, we say goodbye to Urban Running, which will start again in September.  The month of May is set to be an exciting one, with Urban Kick, Boost, Prenatal and Postnatal all moving indoors during the day. If you haven't tried Kick or Boost, have a go, you won't regret it !   
  Bet she wished she was an Urban Customer !
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Dear Diary,

For my birthday this year, my husband (the dear) purchased a week of personal training at the local health club for me.
Although I am still in great shape since being a high school cheerleader 43 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try. I called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Christo, who identified himself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear. My husband seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started! The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.
Started my day at 6:00 a.m. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was well worth it when I arrived at the health club to find Christo waiting for me. He is something of a Greek god - with blond hair, dancing eyes and a dazzling white smile. Woo Hoo!! Christo gave me a tour and showed me the machines. I enjoyed watching the skilful way in which he conducted his aerobics class after my workout today. Very inspiring! Christo was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time he was around. This is going to be a FANTASTIC week-!!
I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door. Christo made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air then he put weights on it! My legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the full mile. His rewarding smile made it all worthwhile. I feel GREAT-!! It's a whole new life for me.
The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals. Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. Christo was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members. His voice is a little too perky for that early in the morning and when he scolds, he gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying.. My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Christo put me on the stair monster. Why the hell would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators? Christo told me it would help me get in shape and enjoy life. He said some other crap too.
The moron was waiting for me with his vampire-like teeth exposed as his thin, cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl. I couldn't help being a half an hour late - it took me that long to tie my shoes. He took me to work out with dumbbells. When he was not looking, I ran and hid in the restroom. He sent some skinny bitch to find me. Then, as punishment, he put me on the rowing machine -- which I sank.
I hate that bastard Christo more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anaemic, anorexic little aerobics instructor. If there was a part of my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat him with it. Christo wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps! And if you don't want dents in the floor, don't hand me the damn barbells or anything that weighs more than a sandwich.. The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?
Satan left a message on my answering machine in his grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing his voice made me want to smash the machine with my planner; however, I lacked the strength to even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel.
I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD that this week is over. I will also pray that next year my husband will choose a gift for me that is fun -- like a root canal or a hysterectomy. I still say if God had wanted me to bend over, he would have sprinkled the floor with diamonds!!!

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Emily's Nutrition corner
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Carbs : Friends or Foes ?

On one hand, carbohydrates (CHO) are a vital part of our diet because they are the preferred energy source for the central nervous system and muscles...but on the other hand, they stimulate fat storage and inhibit fat metabolism. Getting the best or the worst out of them all depends on HOW MUCH you eat and of WHAT TYPE.
When consumed (food or drink), CHO is broken down into sugar in our bloodstream and used for energy. Unused energy is stored in the muscles and liver for future use, and once these stores are full any leftovers are stored as fat.
There are two types of CHO. The first is simple CHO (simple sugars), and are broken down and absorbed quickly, causing a big spike in blood sugar levels. Examples include: table sugar, jam, candy, soda, cake.
When blood sugar gets too high, insulin is released to lower levels by shifting the body into storage mode. Fat metabolism stops because there is obviously enough available energy from CHO (remember it is the preferred fuel), and because the hormone glucagon is inhibited. Glucagon regulates blood sugar when it gets low by releasing stored fat and using it as energy. In other words it shifts the body into fat-burning mode when CHO isn't readily available.
As long as insulin levels are elevated and glucagon levels are not, you will not burn fat (no matter how many burpees we make you do). The trick is to maintain a constant level of blood glucose by opting for the second type of CHO: Complex. Examples include; vegetables, brown rice, legumes and whole-grain breads and are broken down and released slowly, providing energy for longer and avoiding the huge spike caused by simple CHO and the huge response from insulin. They also offer fibre, vitamins and minerals. Bonus!
I could go deeper into this subject, but I'll keep it very simple: instead of a 'no CHO diet', try a 'no simple CHO diet' and opt for complex CHO (obviously watch portion size) to fuel the body. Try it for a week and see how you go. And if you have any questions, please email me!
It will soon be too hot ... so what's in stock ?  

Urban Running
Urban running is now on hold until the beginning of september

Urban Kick
Day classes are moving indoors from the month of May. Evening classes are still outdoors. Nothing wrong with a little sweat in the evening! check our website for location and directions.

Urban Prenatal& Storkfit (Postnatal) 
It will soon be too warm outdoors for our mums to be and our little ones. So it's indoors from May onwards. Check our website for new location and directions. 

Urban Boost
Check on our website for more information.
Urban Energy new pricing
Since April 1st, Urban Energy has introduced a new pricing for classes and packages:

Individual class :           AED75.-
1 month, 4 sessions:      AED 280.-
1 month, 8 sessions:      AED 560
1 month, 12 sessions:    AED 800.-  

With package prices, you can chose any combination of class and attend whenever you want, wherever you want.  The packages run for the entire month

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Precious cord
Did you know that currently there are more than 80 conditions that can be treated by Stem Cells therapy? From brain tumours to osteoporosis to leukaemia and researchers are working hard to identify more conditions that can be treated in the future! Did you also know the first umbilical cord blood transplant was done in 1988, more than 20 years on the recipient is well and a father in his own right. Urban Energy  has entered into a cooperation with Cells4Life, based in Health Care City, who offers Umbilical Cord Blood collection, processing and long-term storage of your child's stem cells. We think it's worth a look at! If you want to learn more about protecting your child's future by call the team at Cells4Life on 04 311 6613 or browse
The Urban Experience
'Urban Energy Rocks!  I've been with Urban Energy since the beginning, and as an out of shape mother of two, they provided me with a custom training program, including Kettle Bells (Amy Rocks!), Kick Boxing, and Urban Boost.  Their individual attention and motivation is worth every penny.  I went from Fluff to buff and have my toned arms and abs to show for it!  Thank you Urban Energy!'
Geshani - Urban Energy all round enthusiast !