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5 ways to lose 5 kilos

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By Belle Yates
10 Nov 2015 | 05:33 pm
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Core Direction

A fitness membership that allows access to over 27 fitness facilities across 41 different locations in Dubai. For those who don’t get everything they need out of the gym they signed up to, this membership allows them to go to a variety of health clubs, fitness classes and gyms without having to pay extra. Prices start from Dh330. Visit or call 04 422 5338.

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Tima’s new Glow Line sports bra – Dh195. Visit

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Avantcha’s organic Japanese matcha tea contains the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regular green tea but comes in powder form, making it more versatile for drinking, baking or even creating mocktails. Dubbed a ‘super tea’, it promises to boost weight loss. Prices start from Dh86. Visit

Secrets of DNA

The concept of LifeGenetics focuses on DNA testing for a personalised nutrition and wellness plan. The simple test finds the best kinds of exercise to suit individual genetic profiles, and there’s even a specialised daily menu to aid weight loss. Prices start at Dh55. Visit or call 800 694 3637. 

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The Pumatrac app tracks and measures activity to motivate and provide you with the tools you need to stick to stick to your training regimen, swapping excuses for aims to be stronger, faster and fiercer; no matter what. Download it from the Apple Store or Google Play for free.

Aquarius tries... bare fitness

What is it? Cross-fit sessions with a nutrition plan.

Our take on it Bare Fitness isn’t your ordinary gym. As soon as you walk in, there is a vibe – music is playing, the staff are making up little dances and the members are chatting, waiting for class to start. You instantly feel relaxed. There are climbing frames and other equipment in the main room, and a large studio at the back for other classes (spinning, yoga and more). In the main sessions, you do circuits of various exercises, such as pull-ups (you can use rubber bands to make it easier), lifting weights, throwing a medicine ball against the wall and catching it, burpies and more. The workout is different every day and the class sizes are small (11 at most), which means you get one-on-one direction from the instructors and this also makes it easier to get to know the other members. The workout is tough but fun and the session passes really quickly. With the upbeat atmosphere, chirpy staff and friendly members, Bare Fitness is a new take on cross-fit and well worth a visit.

Need to know Dh100 for one session; Dh900 for 10; Dh800 for a month unlimited. Members are encouraged to follow the Bare Fitness nutrition programme and attend three sessions per week. Classes run between 8am and 9pm. For more, visit

By Belle Yates

By Belle Yates