Blog & News

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.

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.


News

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


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