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HOW TO STAY FIT WHEN CONFINED AT HOME

As our gyms, parks and pools clear out for a while, we need to embrace the new movement of training and keeping fit at home.

In the UAE we love to keep fit, the busy gyms and opulent sports ground are testament to this. So, what do we do when the music stops and the weights are locked away? Right now, with so many families staying safely at home, it’s never been more important to keep the body active and the mind calm.

Dubai Sports Council have called for residents to ‘be fit, be safe’ to encourage us all to keep exercising at home. So, try out our top three tips and share your home workout videos online. You can even tag in DubaiSC to keep the momentum going.

Stick to a routine

Get workout ready first thing. While mornings remain cool, drag your yoga mat into the garden and do some stretching. It’s worth noting that there are lots of different types of yoga to appeal to everyone, from those who want to get hot hot hot, to the gentler Vinyasa flows for the quieter moments.

Try the following online classes while at home:

Inspire Me Yoga (Dubai)
Instagram @inspireyogadxb
Youtube Inspire Yoga Pilates Fitness

 

Dina, yoga teacher and founder of founder of yApparel (Dubai)
Instagram @jivamuktiwithdina

 

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Om Namah Shivaya | This is the ultimate love song to ourselves – the intention here is to seek connection with our highest being, the best version of ourselves, and with the divine. The sounds created by chanting na ma si va ya are key and the vibrations tap into our energetic body and activate the chakras. Na is for earth, Ma for water, Si for fire, Va for air and Ya for ether. Give yourself some love today – step out of your darkness and into your L I G H T 🔆 Listen or chant along! Full version audio on @insighttimer or vid on IG tv 📺 With love. {and don’t miss my FB and insta live class today 2pm UAE time!} #chanting #shrutibox #omnamahshivaya

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Live classes  available on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/253499209002705/

 

Core 8 (Dubai)
Instagram @wearecore8

 

Sevenwellness (Abu Dhabi)
Instagram @sevenwellnessuae

Classes and schedule available on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/sevenwellnessuae/

 

Create your own home gym

Stick the TV to Youtube and search up a myriad of online workouts and classes. There’s no need to worry about booking a spot or finding a parking place, you can take control now and set the tone. From the ever-popular Body Pump classes by Les Mills to the cheerful and fast paced Body Coach, you can find the perfect routine for different ages and fitness levels. Our own homegrown talent is also giving back at this time with live classes running on many Instagram pages.

The Body Coach (UK)
Instagram @thebodycoach
Youtube The Body Coach TV

 

Underdog Boxn (Dubai)
Instagram @underdogboxn

Crank (Dubai)
Instagram crank.dubai

 

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FULL BODY WORKOUT COMING YOUR WAY CRANK FAM👇⁣⁣ Fill up a backpack if you want to add a bit of weight or just use your body weight. ⁣⁣ No equipment needed, so let’s go CRANKSTERS 💪💦⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Round 1 (repeat each exercise for 1 minute x4 rounds)⁣⁣ – Squat into reverse lunge (alternating sides)⁣⁣ – High knees⁣⁣ – Squat with 1 pulse⁣⁣ – Russian twists⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Rest 2 minutes ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Round 2 (repeat each exercise for 1 minute x4 rounds)⁣⁣ – Push-ups (optional on the knees)⁣⁣ – Plank (high or low)⁣⁣ – Crunches⁣⁣ – Tricep dips (use a chair or sofa for this one)⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Rest 2 minutes⁣ ⁣⁣ Finisher ⁣⁣ AMRAP 4 minutes⁣⁣ -10 alternating forward lunges or dynamic lunges (10 each leg – 20 in total)⁣⁣ -10 Hand release push-ups ⁣⁣ -20 Mountain climbers⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Stay hydrated and healthy crew, see you tomorrow 💪

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Hobbies that keep you moving

All those sewers, knitters and creative folks amongst us, it doesn’t have to stop here. Continue to nurture your creativity and feed your feeling of usefulness as you chase away any negative thoughts. Dust off the knitting needles and dig out the origami. You might end up with a crafty home business or a family scrap book to record your journey.
Raid the kids craft boxes and see what you can find.

Check out www.almasam.ae for a sizzling selection of supplies.

 


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