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Kickstart your summer fitness regime

A team of experts are joining forces to help you kick-start your summer fitness regime

2017-05-31

By Vanessa Fitter

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The team at #theADmovement is back for Fit & Flourish, a series of wellness events running through the course of this year. This time, they’ve joined forces with Reebok Middle East, GuavaPass and Bodytree Studio for the first event, which coincides with the first week of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

“It’s a great way to start the season and set the tone for a healthy Ramadan,” says Sophie Pless, general manager of GuavaPass Abu Dhabi.

The first instalment of the ladies-only wellness event will be broken up into three parts. First is a 90-minute Yin Yoga session. “The slow-paced style of Yin Yoga focuses on deep relaxation and posture alignment,” says Bodytree Studio’s Gráinne Britton.
Students are meant to hold each asana – or pose – for a long period of time, and beginners start out by trying to hold it for
45 seconds at least.

In keeping with the spirit of Ramadan, each of the 20 participants will then have a chance to learn about mindful eating, fasting, youth vitality and weight management from an expert nutritionist before sitting down for part three – a healthy iftar prepared by Bodytree Studio’s juice bar, Nectar. The four-course vegetarian meal will be made with locally-sourced ingredients.

“This is a chance for people to bond and connect over an interactive session,” says Pless. “It’s not going to be like a panel discussion.” It sounds like a great opportunity to get fit and flourish, but also to make some new friends along the way.

Dhs160. Thu Jun 1, 5.30pm-8.45pm. Bodytree Studio, Hazza Bin Zayed and Mubarak Bin Mohammed St (02 443 4448).

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