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StayHome Online Workouts

Getting the Corona blues? There is no need not to exercise, and you can do it with the online company of other women. If you’re working from home, or if you are at home at a loose end, I am running free online classes for women while we are staying at home, and saving lives. …

Jebel Jais Training Ride

Anyone is welcome to join our ride. Friday 6th March – 05h30 Plan is to ride up Jebel Jais mountain, Ras Al Khaimah with the option for a brick session.Aiming to get there for first light or just before. Meet at JJ car park at 05h30 sharp. If you are doing the brick session, then …

Raining? Workout Indoors

35 Minute Kettlebell Burner Workout for Total Body Strength & Cardio This 35 Minute video uses just one kettlebell to strengthen and tone your total body, all while getting your heart pumping for fat blasting cardio. Burn calo…

HEED programme starts 5 January 2020

Entering the new year, are you ready to make a change to your lifestyle and weight management? Are you willing to eat healthily every day? On the 5th of January 2020 I am starting a new 20 week programme called HEED (Healthy Eating Every Day) Last year, I needed to make some serious changes to …

Hydration as an Endurance Athlete

How much hydration or water do I actually need? Should I pay for a hydration test? How do I work out how much water/hydration I need when training? Hydration is more of a marketing campaign than a scientific campaign – have you ever stopped to consider if you really need 8 to 10 glasses of …

Intermittent fasting – is it healthy for athletic women?

From a health standpoint, no. Athletes need an adequate and balanced food and fluid intake that provides nutritional support for optimal adaption to training and optimal performance, but also for preventing illness and injuries. The cornerstone of an endurance athlete’s diet is adequate energy intake i.e. FOOD. In spite of what you read all over …

Triathlon Training Camp for Women

Are you tri-curious or just needing to get back into triathlon training? Just to let you know that we are holding a triathlon training camp for beginners, or ladies who need to just want to “get back into it” – or even just a social weekend of triathlon training! If you are coming to the …

Belly fat in my middle (age)?

I hear this often from women. “I need to lose this belly”. But, I am too stressed, not in a good place, I am busy, or a raft of other reasons. I too, have battled with belly fat since my mid-40s and now that I’m 50, I have finally found a way to tackle it. …

Outspoken Women

If you’re a Stacy Sims fan, then there’s a fantastic opportunity to attend the annual Outspoken Summit presented by Triathlete Magazine, which is a collaboration between Shift Sports and Live Feisty Media. Outspoken is an opportunity for women in triathlon to connect with like-minded women, hear from industry leaders, and develop leadership skills related to …

Through the Barrier and Across the Line

This is the story of a young athlete, affectionately known as Oozy, from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and how she broke through some cultural barriers to achieve her dream of competing in a long distance triathlon. In 2015, I met a local cyclist in Dubai.  She was slight, small, and understated.  She was riding with …

Find Your Why

Every woman has a reason [WHY] she competes and Women For Tri want to know yours! Post a picture with a quote depicting [WHY] you Tri on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #whywetri and you could be featured in one of their  weekly [WHY] campaigns. Women For Tri’s mission is simple: “To identify and diminish primary barriers to entry and mobilize …

Running – Why Warming Up Is Important

I have to admit it, I am a terrible runner, but I am on the way to improvement. I’ve taken running classes and I practice.  Last December,  I raced in my first 21 kilometre race since the RAK 1/2 Marathon in 2015.  I completed the race without enough training but also without injury. Here are …

Triathlete Talk: Thank The Plank

In a previous article, I spoke about the importance of strength training to prevent injury.  Let’s look at how developing a strong upper body (core) can help you to be a stronger swimmer and have better posture in the water. During the last decade or so, the importance of having a strong core for faster …

Triathlete Talk: Injury Prevention by Strength Training

Strength training is vital for proper training in order to enhance performance and decrease the risk of injury.  Any triathlete who embarks on a training programme without specific strength training is putting him/herself at risk of injury and decreased ability to generate force in a wide range of motion. In order to realize your potential as an athlete, …