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May 30, 2018

Literally sitting on the sand 20 meters below the water watching Manta Rays dance together was almost a meditative experience!

If you are a keen Scuba diver Maldives has probably been on your radar for a couple of dives during a lazy 5 night retreat. However if you real...

January 20, 2018

We went on a fantastic trip with Dubai Tourism @mydubai to Hatta, which is just a 2 hour ride away and borders Oman.

Its a far cry from the bright lights and 100mph lifestyle of Dubai.

We stayed at the JA HattaFort Hotel  which is set just outside of Hatta itself a super...

August 15, 2017

Carb back loading, carb cycling, hypertrophy, supersets, giant sets bla bla bla, its all very complex. Suddenly growing muscle tissue has become a rocket science when it needn't be. Infact all this science often hinders people rather than helps....

August 6, 2017

Dubai dwellers know how fast paced this city can be, this can have a profound effect on our activity levels, sleeping patterns and our diet. If you have come to Dubai and put on the "Dubai Stone" it could be from a number of reason however, there is a solution in the f...

August 2, 2017

Recently I've been implementing some rituals which I have never really done consciously in the past, however now, doing them consciously is giving me a new lease of inspiration in the mornings.

I first read about these rituals on Tim Ferris' (author of 4h work week) new...

July 25, 2017

Getting our daily exercise or activity can be highly motivating and inspiring, however what happens when the inspiration dwindles? How do we hang on to the gusto? It's times like these it's so important to find ways to stay motivated, as often we grasp so tightly on to...

July 10, 2017

If you love to get outdoors and change up your scenery paddleboarding is a fantastic way to do so.

I've been paddleboarding for quite some time now and really enjoy getting out on the water, it's very tranquil and gentle, that's if there's not a crazy head wind.

This wee...

June 28, 2017

I think we are on the cusp of a shift in the industry and women are starting to realise that the hours spent on the stepper “burning 500 calories” to get skinny is not the answer or look they want anymore. Strong is the new sexy and instead, woman are taking to the wei...

May 31, 2017

When you think of the Maldives you always think of something unattainable, something you see on the television but never in real life. Fortunately recently I was lucky enough to be on the trip of a lifetime to the Maldives.

The Gili Lankanfushi resort is an aestheticall...

May 9, 2017

Dear Readers: I have found myself becoming slightly frustrated with the industry we work in. It has come to my attention that recently that many men and women equate “health and fitness” with the having the perfect physique. Thanks to being consistently exposed to a sm...

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