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Welcome to the GYMNATION blog, where you'll discover the latest views and news on health and fitness, nutrition and weight loss, as well as little known tips and secrets that will help fast track you on your way to achieving your goals.

Focusing on Health and Fitness for a Productive Workforce

Health and fitness is undoubtedly very important in our daily lives, but people often forget just how beneficial it can be to support a productive workforce.


6 Pack Nutrition

You really are what you eat, you can never out-train a bad diet, getting bigger and stronger whilst eating clean and staying lean is completely possible. Read on to discover our tips for working towards that 6 pack you’ve always wanted.


Dieting myths

Does fat really make you fat? Does cardiovascular training performed on an empty stomach assist in fat burning? Is sugar really the devil? Do I need to spend my life’s savings on supplements to build muscle? Read on to find out all the answers you’ll ever need.


Ramadan fitness: How to gain muscle while fasting

Your health goals do not have to take a back seat during this month. Here’s how


Fitness

All you need to know about Delayed onset muscle soreness

Whilst some people hate it with a passion, others will deliberately quest to achieve Delayed onset muscle soreness following their workout, wearing it as a badge of honour and using it as an indication that they are indeed working out hard enough.


Health Nutrition

All You Need to Know About Supplements | Fitness Blog

In order to avoid financial ruin at the hands the supplement industry it is vital that you know the basics about supplements. Here are three points to understand before we move onto the different types of supplements you can get today.


Train well Eat well Live Better

Whilst one of the top goals for all gym goers both male and female is to look better in the buff, there are many less decorative and more significant reasons as to why anybody would want to spend their days moving more and eating well.

 


Fitness Health Weight Loss

Why you Should Try Resistance Training?

Some people look to endless hours of pavement pounding in an attempt to burn off those love handles and look better naked whilst others will diet themselves into the ground however, it truly is all about the iron if you are looking to change the way you look and perform.


Nutrition Weight Loss

Are High Protein Diets Just Hype?

David Revell - GymNation high performance Personal Trainer - gives his views on the importance of high protein diets in achieving your desired goals. 

You can contact David on +971 058 508 6122 (call or whatsApp) anytime for a free complimentary session and more advise on the right diet for you.


Fitness Weight Loss

Personal Training at GymNation

Going to the gym isn’t easy by yourself. For many of us it becomes a mental battle to either get out of bed an hour early and hit the gym or a battle to resist the temptation of skipping the gym and going home to the couch at the end of a long day at work. Personal Trainers can make your fitness journey a whole lot easier....


Fitness

DEADLIFT BASICS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO MASTER THIS MOVE

We love this power-packed exercise as it’s great for strengthening all the muscles down the back of your body, building core strength and improving posture. It can also work wonders for athleticism, as building strong posterior muscles is key to helping you move faster during cardio training.


Fitness Health

Dance Yourself Fit

This blog looks into the benefits Dance forms of Exercise can have on fitness and dos the health of your brain. For many years scientists thought that once the brain was fully formed and at capacity that was it, from then on it slowly degenerated. Modern research shows that throughout your life the brain has the ability to adapt and regenerate - so could a dance workout could be the perfect setting?


News Fitness

GYMNATION PT Kate Austin on her incredible Olympia win

A GYMNATION personal trainer is still pinching herself after success at the biggest event in bodybuilding. Kate Austin recently took home the amateur women’s physique prize at the prestigious Olympia in Las Vegas – four years after retiring from the sport.


Health Fitness

5 Steps to getting the most mental health benefit from your workouts

Exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood.


Fitness Health

COOLDOWNS – THE LOW DOWN

Cooldowns come in a variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from a quick stretch to full dynamic slowing down of moves similar to the ones you were doing during the session. In general, there are two types of cooldown: passive and active.


Fitness Member Stories

Bodybuilding with a Bodyguard | Q&A with Personal Trainer Ty Kubiak

Former bodyguard and high-performance personal trainer, Ty Kubiak provides insight into his training techniques. 

Book a FREE Personal Training consultation session with Ty.


Fitness Health

To roll or not to roll

Learn more about foam roll and the benefits. There are several different types of foam roller, ranging from one solid piece of foam, to hollow tubes with lumps and bumps emerging from the outer foam, and even rechargeable vibrating ones. 


Nutrition Weight Loss

THIS WORKOUT MAY HELP YOU DITCH YOUR CALORIE CALCULATOR

In this era of counting calories with programs like MyFitnessPal, it's tempting to micro-manage your food consumption based on what your calorie calculator suggests. While balancing calorie consumption based on activity can help you maintain a healthy weight, new vital research shows one type of workout may help you ditch your fitness tracking apps for good.  


Fitness Member Stories

Personal Trainer Kyle Evans Explains High Intensity Functional Training (“HIFT”)

In this blog, Kyle Evans, one of GYMNATION’s high performance Personal Trainers, provides an insight into his unique style of training which he terms High Intensity Functional Training (“HIFT”), developed throughout a career as a provincial, multi discipline, South African sportsman.


Nutrition Weight Loss

MUSCLE AND MYTH: ANIMAL VERSUS PLANT PROTEIN

Every cell and drop of our blood contains many thousands of different types of proteins, and each of these proteins is built from the protein we eat. It is found in every imaginable type of food. Animal products (including red meat, pork, chicken, fish and eggs) are usually considered the most protein-rich. But worldwide, it is the protein found in plants that supplies at least 60 percent of the total protein consumed by humans.


Nutrition Weight Loss

Nutrition for Fitness: Fuel Your Body

Experts often argue that 80 percent of your health and fitness comes from the food you eat. Here are the basics of fueling your body to achieve your fitness goals:


Fitness Weight Loss

FOCUSING ON FAT-LOSS | WHERE DOES THE FAT GO?

Ever wonder what happens to those extra pounds you’re trimming? The answer might surprise you.


News

Most Dubai residents "not prepared" to pay for high gym memberships

https://www.arabianbusiness.com/wellness/398610-most-dubai-residents-not-prepared-to-pay-for-high-gym-memberships

Exercise may come at a high price in Dubai, as a new report by Deutsche Bank shows the city has the world’s second most expensive gym memberships at an average $119.20 per month, but GymNation co-founder Frank Afeaki believes many are not prepared to pay the fee.


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GymNation in Dubai gives first glimpse to the public and signs deal with Kcal

http://sport360.com/article/health-and-fitness/281842/gymnation-in-dubai-gives-first-glimpse-to-the-public-and-signs-deal-with-kcal

One of Dubai’s newest fitness experiences has opened its doors to the public for the first time.


Fitness

WHAT IS THE BEST ABS WORKOUT? CRUNCH VS PLANK

They are the two most popular core training moves, but do they produce the same results? We put the crunch and the plank to the test.


Fitness Weight Loss

Lose the Mummy Tummy!

It takes 9 months for you to grow a tiny human being within your abdominal walls, changing every inch of your body in the process. This blog post looks at how to reverse the dramatic physiological and hormonal changes.


Fitness Weight Loss

8 reasons why women should lift weights

There is a huge misconception held among many women that weightlifting will turn women  ‘hench’. This is not the case, and it is this myth which often prevents women getting the results they want as they live in fear of the free weights area. So let's look at 8 reason why women SHOULD lift weights.


Nutrition Weight Loss

Popular Myths About Carbohydrates

When it comes to carbohydrates, people often have a complete misperception on what they are, why they are important, and whether or not they should avoid eating them. We take a closer look at the most popular myths about carbohydrates.


Fitness Nutrition

How Fast Should You Be Gaining Mass?

If you are a fitness enthusiast who just started training, you’ll notice mass gains rather quickly.  But gains can slow down over time, so it’s important to know just how much healthy mass you can expect to gain, and how to achieve the best results.


Fitness Health

Do I Really Need to Stretch Before Training?

We all know that stretching is important, especially for athletes and people who regularly do fitness training. We take a closer look at the benefits of stretching, and whether it’s necessary to stretch before and after each workout session.


Nutrition Health

10 Super Snacks for a Wholesome Life

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, it's no secret that following a healthy diet can have a great impact on your health and wellness. We take a look at 10 of the best diet snacks to boost your overall health.


News

Arabian Business interview with GYMNATION Founders

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/startup/390044-entrepreneurs-of-the-week-gymnations-frank-afeaki-loren-holland


Nutrition Weight Loss

Is Intermittent Fasting Effective for Weight Loss?

There are many ways to lose weight and one of the more popular ways is to use intermittent fasting. But what is it, and is it effective? We take a closer look.


Fitness

5 Rules for Safe Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercising when pregnant is not only possible, but it can be fun and effective too. Here are five great tips for pregnancy exercises


Exercise and mental health, the undoubted connection

Put simply, it really does pay to hit the gym for a broad collection of reasons however, one of the slightly less eminent benefits of working out is mental health. Mental health can be one of those sensitive subjects where most people choose to disregard the issue altogether.


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