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DUBAI 92 WORLD WAR... |
|Team Tom & Dan vs Team Nathalie. Team Amy vs Team Emily. 22 participants and
their radio leaders. 13 weeks. Boost, more Boost and Boost again. From the 26th July for 3 months,
they will battle it out, executing Amy and Emily's programmes every week. Tune in every day from 10am to 2pm or 8pm-midnight
to find out how they're doing. Who's giving up, who's cheating, who's eating
bad food and who's hanging out in bars.... Anyone is welcome to join the Dubai92 Boost class. Check on our website for updates on all their sessions.|
| Reebok in the future !
The team at Urban Energy was lucky enough to have a preview of the new sports technology coming out of Reebok's R&D department in the next few month and it was mindblowing! We can't wait to show you some of the new shoes coming out. Training, running, jumping, it's all going to get easier and far more fun ! Bright colours, incredible materials and extraordinarly efficient technology ... We will soon be announcing some product days to allow you to share with us some of the excitement !
Remember to let us know as far in advance as possible if you
are going to miss a class - we often plan our classes a few days prior and
having an understanding of numbers in attendance allows us to prepare the most
suitable class. |
|Destination Maternity Shopping day!|
|Our good friends at Destination Maternity have offered to host a couple of shopping mornings (or evenings) for Urban Prenatal customers. We would like your feedback as to when would be convenient and if you would be interested. Please email us on Email |
to let us know if 1) you are interested in attending, 2) if you would prefer a morning, evening of weekend.
Remember Urban Prenatal customers enjoy a generous discount in both Destination Maternity stores in Mirdiff City Centre and Dubai Mall - their maternity range is so good, it makes you want to be pregnant again !
Dear Urban Enthusiast, |
There's no denying it, July is a funny month. Some of our classes have been extremely busy, others have dwindled out to almost nothing... We had to make the difficult decision to cancel our Dubai Sports City classes until the end of the summer.
After welcoming a few babies last months, we have a new batch of Urban Prenatal participants, all at different stage of pregnancy. Some of our new mums are coming back to Urban Storkfit.
It's all been a juggling act. Emily is back from her travels, Amy's been and gone, Marie's working like a horse, and I have escaped the heat of Dubai and am working from sunny South of France.
Our fun news this month is the competition with Dubai 92 Radio. 10 winners have been selected for team Tom and Dan and 10 winners for team Nathalie. More on this later....
We hope you enjoy this edition of the newsletter and look forward to getting everyone back towards the end of August !
IS A GOOD DAY!
Sincerely, Laurence & Amy
|Emily's Nutrition corner |
This is for those of you who work hard
during the week and party hard during the weekend - you could be undoing your
Boost and Kick classes in one night!|
For the beer drinkers: 2 regular beers is
equivalent to 1.4 of your favorite cheeseburger (33.5g of fat), or 22 minutes of running.
Wine drinkers: 2 glasses of white wine
equals 0.7 cheersburger (18.1g of fat) and an 11 minute run. Red wine was a little
higher (18g of fat) and so was Champagne
Cocktail drinkers: you may as well eat 2.7 cheeseburgers instead of 2 creamy cocktails, which have around 65g of fat and need
42 minutes of running to burn off. Fruity cocktails are slightly better
equaling 1.7 cheeseburgers and a 26 minute run.
Spirits: with soft drink, 2 drinks contain
27g of fat and equal 1.1 cheeseburgers and a 17 minute run. If mixing with soda, 2
drinks contain only 15.7g of fat and equal 0.7 of a burger. Pre-mixed drinks
are the worst, equaling 48.6g of fat, 2 cheeseburgers or a decent 31 minute run.
Obviously these aren't entirely accurate
for every drink, but it gives us a fair idea of how important it is watch our
liquid as well as our food intake when trying to lose or maintain weight. And
it definitely helps explain the "Fresher 5" phenomenon throughout universities!
Enjoy the training, and continue to Boost not Booze !
Would you put a price on safety ?
|I have recently attended the most atrocious fitness class. I am on holiday in France and I thought I would join a Body Pump class. It was cheap, and I needed to burn off the french croissants. The instructor, a fairly good looking chap, came in and I thought, yeah ! Little did I know... |
The poor chap was clueless. His version of Body Pump was a massacre. 3 newbies in his class had no idea what they were doing and went from scared, to confused to bewildered in a crescendo of emotion and pain. Others, more used to the drill, still had terrible forms in their squats, back or chest exercises. He didn't correct them. I had to muster all my energy to stop myself from giving them advice and correct them.
In my honest opinion, this guy was not a body pump instructor. I don't even think he was a fitness instructor at all. if you hurt yourself in that class, you're on your own. It angers me. very often, people comment on the price of our classes feeling they can get it cheaper somewhere else. What they don't know, is that there are a lot of cowboys in this industry. Pretending to know what they are doing, but putting you and your health at risk. Next time you hear about a cheap class or personal trainer, make sure you ask for their certificates, check if they have up to date First Aid training, and in Dubai, check that they work with an appropriate trade licence. There's a price for that.
Your health, your body, your safety.
|Have no fear.... be Storkfit !
|During my two pregnancies, I remember clearly being told on
countless occasions how 'amazing I looked', how 'blooming', and how pregnancy
suited me, blah blah blah... Whilst I never agreed with the statements and constantly felt fat, bloated, or otherwise bothered, it was nice to be on the
receiving end of the compliments. Bubs
arrived and all eyes were on them. Yet,
I still felt the same: completely out of shape, still fat with the proverbial
Jelly belly. Going to the gym was an
ordeal, and not going wasn't an option... |
Urban Storkfit is Urban Energy's answer to that
nightmare. It is a fitness class, but
one that you will share with other new mums. No one will look at your jelly bits, as it is likely that everyone there
will have them. Gently but firmly, we will get you back in shape, and until you are ready to move to more intense workouts such as Urban Boost or Urban Kick. As an added bonus, Urban babies are all welcome to Storkfit !
|would you Yoga ? |
|Earlier this month, the team of instructors at Urban Energy trialed a Yoga class to assess if we could integrate it to our portfolio of classes. Everyone was very impressed. We all felt that this would be a fantastic addition to our offering, allowing you all to diversify your workouts. |
Urban Yoga, as we see it, will be an intense session, which will focus on stretching your muscles, working on your breathing technique, strenghtening your core and clearing your mind.
We would be very keen to hear your feedback. If you are keen to see a yoga class amongst our classes, please email here
The Urban Experience|
'I spent a week in Dubai with Urban
Energy on a fantastic and fun-filled fitness holiday. Loved every minute
of every class and totally remotivated me to get back into kick boxing
on my return to the UK. If only training over here was as much fun and
as effective! Even in a week, I noticed a real difference in my fitness
levels and came home feeling more toned, relaxed and ready to go that I
had done in ages. I'll be back for more!'
Georgia, visiting Urban Fan !