Trust us when we say that we know how it feels to not be seeing progress in the gym even though you're trying hard. But hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day, so don't be so tough on yourselves.
To make life easier, we asked a few of the region's fitness professionals to share the best advice they’ve ever received when it comes to wellbeing. Thank us later.
1. Rosie Hunter
Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor at 1BEAT
Loves to promote living an active and healthy lifestyle- mentally and physically
“Work towards smaller goals rather than focusing so much on your end big goal”
2. Danae Mercer
Health and fitness journalist
Teaches Shape at Crank Dubai
“Lift weights. Especially as a woman, lift weights”
3. Olivia McCubbin
Co-founder and one of the Head Coaches at Best Body Co.
Specialises in strength training and conditioning workouts for busy women
“Getting results or achieving long-term, sustainable health isn’t about extreme diets or crazy workouts. It’s about being consistent and enjoying all foods in moderation”
4. Emmanuelle Bonham
Nutritionist, coach and personal trainer passionate about living a plant-based, cruelty-free lifestyle
“Stay accountable to the small goals and milestones. You’ll never reach your long term goal if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing enough to stay committed to achieving the small victories”
5. Sara Schmidt
Personal Trainer 2and blogger living in Dubai.
Passionate about helping others become stronger, happier and a healthier version of themselves
“Ignore what everyone else is doing and achieving. Your life is about breaking your own limits and outgrowing yourself. You are not in competition with anyone. Push to reach your goals in fitness and anything you want to achieve in life”
6. Huda Abushaaban
Health and fitness are at the heart of her values and she’s passionate about helping people through these avenues
“Find a routine that you enjoy above all else, and the rest takes care of itself. The minute your workouts start to feel like a burden or an inconvenience, it becomes harder to stay motivated and adhere to the programme.”
7. Amy Fox
Advocate of all things health & fitness
Her passion to lead a well-balanced, happy & active lifestyle tends to rub off on anyone she meets
“Consistency is key”
8. Anna Holmes
For Anna, fitness goes above and beyond the aesthetical benefits, she understands the impacts it has on the longevity of health both physically and mentally.
“Not everyday will be perfect but every day has a purpose”
9. Lilly Sabri
Her goal is is to inspire as many people across the world to live a healthy and happy lifestyle, by providing free workouts, healthy recipes & motivation on a daily basis
“Fitness and health is a journey, not a destination”
10. Holly Drake
Spin instructor at Crank Dubai
“Your body can stand almost anything, it’s your mind you have to convince”
11. Sophie Hollingdale
Sport and exercise has always been in her blood and she’s loved it from a young age
“Make fitness fun and then you’ll never find it a chore”