A 30-MINUTE WORKOUT
DELICIOUS GET HAPPY PUSHING HEALTHY BOUNARIES H O L I D AY
Sol’s is the latest healthy café on EW’s radar thanks to its menu of smoothies, superfoods and quinoa bowls. Not only does Sol’s serve up protein-rich breakfasts and build-your-own salads, it also breaks down all of its dishes by calorie, fat, carbohydrate and protein content – super handy if you’re following a set eating plan. Members of nearby gym BARE Fitness also get 15 per cent off. It’s known as the “happiest 5k on the planet”, and the Colour Run will definitely bring a smile to your face if you snap up an entry fee at the early bird rate. A limited number of advanced entries are still available for the run at the Dubai Autodrome on November 21 at Dhs140. thecolorrun.ae Just the natty look of these trainers will inspire you to train harder. But before you call us superficial, we’re also impressed by their glove-like fit and functionality. The highly- anticipated Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0 has arrived and, with increased protection and durability courtesy of Kevlar material, it’s safe to say we’re a little bit excited. With their focus on grip, traction, and stability, Reebok describes these as their “toughest shoe yet.” You could well find us signing up for those CrossFit classes now. What’s that you say? An Italian getaway that won’t leave us bloated after a week of pasta, cheese and gelato? That’s what Dea Method is promising with its Barre and Balance retreat in Tuscany. Running from August 29 to September 4, guests will enjoy daily barre, cardio and yoga classes, gourmet organic meals, cooking lessons and excursions – all while staying in the beautiful surroundings of the 600 year old Villa Chimera.
Rates start at Dhs10,835 for a shared room on the Barre and Balance retreat, not including flights and transfers. Among the instructors will be NYLA Method alumni Brittany Costa, who is offering personal and corporate yoga and barre sessions.
Jumeirah’s new my30minutes studio caters to the time-poor (or
exercise-averse) with its super speedy workout sessions. Gymgoers are hooked up to an Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) machine for the duration of their workout to boost its effectiveness. According to the team, a workout using EMS targets 90 per cent of muscle fibres compared to 40 per cent in a traditional session, meaning you get a more effective workout
in less time. Your half hour gym trip allows five minutes to change, a 20-minute EMS session with a qualified trainer, and five minutes of body relaxation. Now that’s
what we call efficient. A trial session starts at Dhs250.