KO8 – Tried & Tested – Awesome functional training

KO8 Fitness Tried & Tested It's week eight of Switch 360 and we are moving into Phase Three of the program. First up is a new boot camp with a company called KO8. I've never heard of KO8 before so don't really know what to expect.  We are meeting at the Calisthenics Park which is next to Skydive Dubai. If you haven't been to the Calisthenics Park before do check it out. It's an awesome outdoor space which is completely free to use and is a mixture of different Calisthenics equipment. There's a small running track, ropes, ladders, types, suspension rigs and a lot more. Each...

NRG Fitness – Tried & Tested – a tale of two back to back classes

NRG Fitness Tried & Tested It's early on a Friday morning, and getting towards the end of the twelve week program of Switch 360. I'm beginning to think about what my training plan will be after the program finishes, so am delighted to check out NRG Fitness at an open day. Locating the club is fairly easy as the club is on Marina Walk an area I know reasonably well.   I have to stop and check with security to find the club as it's not too clear exactly where they are and the signs are placed outside of the wrong building, sure this has been rectified by now. I've decided to try...

Ramadan Reflections & Losing Weight

Ramadan That's it! Ramadan 2017 is officially over, as is EID and after twenty-nine days of fasting I jumped on the scales to see whether fasting had been good or bad to my body.  The good news is that I lost weight! I'm down a fantastic 3.2kgs (7 lbs) which is great news.  Since I started Switch 360 program I'm now officially down 13.7kgs (30 lbs). Just as important is that my body composition is dramatically changing and I'm certain more leaner, have gained some muscle mass and am getting fitter by the day.  I didn't measure my body composition at the beginning of Ramadan, but wish I...

Spicy Tomato Soup & Flatbreads

Spicy Tomato Soup to have at Iftar time It's the 15th day of Ramadan already which means that technically today we have just passed the half way point. This year, like the previous two, I am fasting from sunset to sunrise - about 3.50 am through to 7.15 pm.  Breaking fast at Iftar time is an important part of Ramadan for those who celebrate it and usually the fast is broken with something light. This year the focus has been on breaking fast with something that is light, nutritious, tasty and easy to make. The first thing I always reach for as the Magrib (sunset) prayers are called is a...

Victoria Tipper -Life & Nutrition Coach – Tried & Tested

Victoria Tipper - Life & Nutrition Coach Victoria met with us over the course of the twelve week program for both Life Coaching Sessions and to offer Nutritional support. Tried & Tested Life Coaching In my corporate life I used to coach senior leaders for business performance, but never had I had personal life coaching with the focus on ME. For the first session, to be honest I was a bit uncomfortable sitting in the comfortable chair, and not taking notes – seems those were Victoria’s job and not mine! Victoria has such a good nature that actually after a few minutes, it felt like...

Limitless Supplements – Tried & Tested

Limitless Supplements The Limitless team provided us with protein shake powder and protein bars during the twelve week program. Since we were exercising a lot it was important to pay attention to the intake of protein that we had and the shakes in particular were of great help to me. Tried & Tested Limitless 100% Natural Indulgent Dutch Chocolate Whey Protein Concentrate  Really loved this protein powder, it was easy to shake with a hand shaker and it was one that I often had 'on the run' in the car after a workout (can someone please invent a car blender please). The shake is not too...

Food Glorious Food …

Food Glorious Food .... It’s week six of Switch Dxb and I wanted to share with you a bit about our nutrition and in particular my nutrition over the last six weeks. For those of you who don’t know one of the worries I had and do have with any form of nutrition plan is that I had weight loss surgery in the past. Eighty percent of my stomach was removed through surgery and in the space of just over a year I lost seventy-two kilos, about half of me. My head never caught up with my massive body changes, but that’s another post from a long time ago, but if you want to read about it then do...

Relaxation Hypnotherapy with Zoe Turner

Relaxation Hypnotherapy Day 2 Switching Off  It’s still the first week of Switch DXB and we’re already doing some things that are challenging my mind as well as my body.  We only met as a full group on Day one and on day two we are ready to start spending a bit of time finding out more about each other and ourselves. Relaxation Hypnotherapy I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this session to be honest.  The more I think about myself and how I act etc makes me believe that I’m more of an ‘action’ and ‘carry on regardless’ sort of person than a deep “self and /or inward thinker”.  So...

L’Atelier Aquafitness

A fun low impact class suitable for all levels of fitness and health. It's 10 am on a Thursday morning and technically it's a Rest day for Switch 360. I say technically because I've managed to squeeze in an exercise session which I think should be fun and perhaps pay a little bit of penance as I missed Bootcamp earlier this week due to a dinner commitment. L'Atelier Aquafit I'm at L'Atelier Aquafit for an Aquafitness class.  Aquafitness is a mixture of water aerobics and indoor spinning with the bikes being underwater in the pool. I'm booked into the 'Full Body Aquabiking' session which...

Switch 360 | Week 1

Switch 360 | Week 1 Beyond excited to start the program and so after my initial timetable arrived I decided to set up a Bullet Journal to record my progress, the activities we do and to keep track of things in a non digital way. Bullet Journals are a really flexible way of keeping a diary and a journal as well as recording and monitoring tasks etc, the great thing is that it is all written in a book rather than done on-line and electronically. You can let your creative juices flow as you completely personalize the journal to record what you want in the way that you find helpful and...

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