REP THEORY

REP THEORY

One of the most frequently asked questions in the Fitness Industry is: "How many repetitions should I perform for a given exercise?"  If you are expecting a simple, straight-forward answer, forget it.  Ben shares his thoughts... Bodybuilding great Mike Mentzer was an advocate of performing one to two well-performed sets to failure for a given exercise, and kept his workout…
INDUSTRY NEWS

INDUSTRY NEWS

Great news for the region's fitness industry; Abu Dhabi Sports Club recently signed an agreement with the International Organization for the Registration of Professional Trainers. Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADEC) has signed a new partnership agreement with the International Organization for the Registration of Professional Trainers (iCREPs), which includes nine countries including United States, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand…
Trainer Service

Trainer Service

Here are a few of my thoughts on the subject: AS COACHES, ASSESSMENTS ARE AN EASY WAY TO DIFFERENTIATE YOURSELF. With this era of semi-private training (small group) and bootcamps, there are still a lot of coaches and facilities out there that pay no attention whatsoever to pre-participation screenings.  On the one hand, it's a sad reflection on our industry,…
Fit Awards 2016

Fit Awards 2016

HERE ARE THE WINNERS. . . BEST SOCIAL MEDIA (BUSINESS) Gold's Gym, No Excuses BEST SOCIAL MEDIA (INDIVIDUAL) ANAFIT PRODUCT / ACTIVATION OF THE YEAR Adidas Climachill, Yacht Activation GCC RECREATION & LEISURE FACILITY OF THE YEAR Talise Fitness, Jumeirah Beach Hotel LADIES ONLY FACILITY OF THE YEAR Fitness First, Uptown Mirdif SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR MEFITPRO YOGA / PILATES…
Fittest Trainer Challenge

Fittest Trainer Challenge

The 23rd of September at Dubai's Address Hotel, saw 100 of the UAE's fittest REPs trainers thrash it out to discover just who is truly the fittest of them all.  At the end of the gruelling day, the last pair standing was Sam Bolger and Fiona Macdonald. Who are these 'superbods'?  REPs met up with them to discover what makes…
Matt’s Nutrition Myths

Matt’s Nutrition Myths

The positive impact of reliable evidence-based information would be momentous.  Imagine what a profound effect clear; concise messages about improving health and fitness would have on the wellbeing of the global population, at a time where lifestyle related disease is spiralling out of control.  Mainly driven by the marketing of nutritional products and messages from unqualified individuals, myths continue to…
Are Low Carb Diets Dangerous?

Are Low Carb Diets Dangerous?

Barely a year goes by without a new variation of the low carb diet. Invented by Dr. William Harvey in the 1800’s, it was popularised by Dr. Robert Atkins in the ‘70s. e central idea is that, by eating lots of fat and protein and virtually no carbs, the body’s metabolism switches from burning glucose to burning ketones and goes…
Total Body Transformation

Total Body Transformation

Dr. Rahul's Quest "My seven years in Dubai were showing on me as my fitness levels sank and my inches spread.  Although I had  never had any major health issues, I do have a family history of Hypertension and Diabetes.  "I had tried to get to the gym 10 years ago but this only lasted three months.  I started again…
What Every Personal Trainer Needs To Know

What Every Personal Trainer Needs To Know

Our earth produces enough food to feed over seven billion people every single day.  This daily demand on earth comes at an invisible cost to human health.  Our seas and soils are becoming nutrient depleted and our food is no longer as nutritious or organic as it once was.  The dramatic changes to our environment, combined with our sitting epidemic,…

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