Owner of One More Rep Dubai
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I am based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I run early morning bootcamp classes by the beach. I cater to men and women of all fitness levels. Those that show up are usually parents who are eager to get an intense workout in before heading home to take their kids to school and get ready for work. My number one focus is proving that staying fit and healthy does not degrade as you gets older. It actually improves and my bootcampers are able to break personal records and challenge their limits well into your 30s, 40s and 50s. I focus on a lot of strength training besides the high intensity circuits. Bootcampers work on kettlebell swings, deadlifts, shoulder presses, rows, bicep curls and so on to build muscle, increase strength and burn fat in the process. This results in a lot of smiles, high fives, fist bumps and the euphoric feelings of making through a tough session unscathed and feeling stronger before their actual day commences.
A little about why I do this:
I actually started out as web developer. The sedentary 9-5 desk job impacted my posture and I was very unfit. That all changed after attending bootcamp sessions which got me hooked to high intensity training. I immediately saw results by becoming fitter, leaner and gaining muscle in the process. Seeking a more active lifestyle, I decided to change careers and become a full time personal trainer. I’m proud of taking the leap! I’m now able to run bootcamps and transfer on my knowledge and experience on to others who are seeking to lead more active lives. My other proud moments are finishing half marathons, competing in the Spartan races, Tough Mudder and CrossFit Opens.
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