16 November 2018Last updated

Get fit

5 ways to lose 5 kilos

Personal trainer Taleen tries out a different class every month for Aquarius

Tabitha Barda
26 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Kick-start your health regime with the Dubai Sports World event.


Summer fitness

Looking for inspiration to kick-start your health regime? Pop along to Dubai World Trade Centre for the Dubai Sports World event. Being held until August 29 in collaboration with fitness giants Fitness First and Technogym, the event will offer free access to the enormous state-of-the-art gym as well as payable group classes including spinning and Zumba. If you’re dead set on losing weight and getting fit over the summer, you could even sign up for the eight-week programme with Fitness First, which will get you a weekly personal training schedule, exclusive group exercise classes and a host of seminars on weight loss and maintenance.

Healthy treats

Healthy treats

Research shows that denying yourself treats can lead to diet failure*. try the new healthymoo desserts for a guilt-free sweet fix; cookies, cakes and energy bombs we like!

Stay in control

Hexoskin biometric smart shirt

Get the most from your workout with the new Hexoskin biometric smart shirt (Dh1,900) available at Adventure HQ. Pop the comfy tank top on and the built-in monitors will feed your vitals – heart rate, respiratory rate and more – to your iPhone, iPad or Android device via Bluetooth, so you can analyse your data on the dashboard and make sure you’re in that all-important fat-burning zone.

Expert gear

Make sure your footwear stands out with the new Adidas Originals Supercolor collection; funky, bright and wearable. Available at leading sports retailers in the UAE.


Trainers, Dh475, Adidas

Tal tries... Speed-Fit

What is it? Speed-Fit is a revolutionary 15-minute workout featuring exercise combined with electromyostimulation (EMS), proven to achieve muscle building, body shaping and body stability.

Tal’s take on it: After a welcome energy drink the trainer fastened the electro pads and appropriate wiring to different parts of my body and hooked me up to the EMS machine. We began with the stimulations and electric pulses for 15 minutes with four-second pauses throughout. Although I was standing still in a gentle squat, I could feel my body putting in the work; my legs, abs and arms were burning and tightening and I was breaking the same sweat I would in a typical high-intensity workout. After the session, the staff made me a delicious protein shake to aid muscle recovery. Recommended twice a week for 15 minutes, Speed-Fit is a must-try for anyone looking to lose weight, gain strength, build muscle and avoid injury.

Need to know: Prices start at Dh190 for a trial session. Visit


Tabitha Barda

By Tabitha Barda

Deputy Editor