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Abu Dhabi Female Fitness – Body Toning Without Bulk Gains

Body Toning In Abu Dhabi – Without Bulking Up

Can body toning lead to too much muscle definition? Some women are concerned that by training too hard they will become too bulky but is this really the case?

We asked a professional female personal trainer in Abu Dhabi for her thoughts on how you can tone your body without becoming too muscular and defined.

  • Many women in Abu Dhabi hire a personal trainer with the aim of reducing fat and toning their body. However, there still seems to be concern that working out too much to tone muscles will also mean getting too bulky. While increasing muscle mass is the aim of many others would prefer to tone without bulking up. As a female personal trainer in Abu Dhabi who specializes in female fitness what are your top 10 tips when it comes to workouts and diet to help with body toning ‘without’ becoming too bulky.

    “Getting bulky” is often argued by trainers that it is not easy to get in the first place, hence, many women in Abu Dhabi need not worry at all. However, “bulkiness” is a matter of your own perception of the perfect body image. “Bulky body” is pictured differently from person to person.


    Thus, if “getting bulky” means growing muscle mass as a result of your training plan, then you should certainly avoid quite a few things in your workout routine and your diet.

    Simply, you don’t do what other people do to “get bulky”, or “build muscles” in other words. What helps us to build muscles and what should you avoid in the first place:

    – Heavyweight Lifting. Does it mean you should avoid resistance workouts? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Resistance workout is a must at least twice a week in your training plan in Abu Dhabi. It helps you to improve basal metabolic rate, boost your metabolism, improve your strength, therefore, lose weight and get in shape faster. I would incorporate more muscles in the same exercise to make sure that you still get your resistance done without overloading one muscle group.

    – Muscle Groups Split Training. One day – biceps, another day – triceps: this is definitely NOT for you. You can create certain splits for yourself, for example, “blessed” legs day can take one or two days in your weekly roster. But most of the time I would go for full body workout.

    – Staying Away From Cardio. Cardio and concurrent training are your best friends. Give a go-to circuit training, HIIT, boxercise, cycling, jogging, aerobics classes.

    – Increasing Carbs Load in your diet. Watch your food. Staying lean and toned is 80% task for your meal plan. Your portions size, calories intake and balance between macronutrients should be watched at all the time.


    Now, my favorite 10 exercise that you would love to incorporate to your workout if you want to stay lean and do not get bulky:

  • Burpee

    Burpees is a great example of an exercise that includes all major muscle groups at once. The basic burpee performed in five steps:

    – start with standing position

    – get down into a squat with your hands on the floor

    – kick back into plank position (on that stage push-up can be added)

    – return with a quick jump into squat position

    – jump-up for the initial position.

  • Rope Jumps

    Skipping rope is a great piece of equipment that doesn’t cost much but is a great benefit when it comes to your cardiovascular capacity and muscles toning without getting bulky. Begin your workout with rope jumps to give it a good boost or include it between exercises to get great intensive interval training.

  • Jumping Squats

    It is a very recommended exercise if you intend to tone your legs. However, before you go for it, please make sure that you perfectly familiar with the correct technique of classic squats. For the beginning, I would suggest getting a TRX as an additional help to keep the balance during your jumps. Please pay attention: you should refrain from jumping squats if you have knee pain or rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Weighted Russian Twist

    Russian twist with some extra weight is an effective way to tone your core in. Go to sit-up position on the floor. For the beginning, you can leave your feet on the ground, but after you feel you get better with it, raise them slightly up. Your core is tight at all the time and your back is straight and 45 degrees off the ground. Get a medicine ball, kettlebell or dumbbell, keep it tight with both arms and rotate it with twisting motion from one side to another. Keep control over your breathing technique. Ask a personal trainer in Abu Dhabi if you need some advice, guidance or demonstration with this of any of these exercise techniques.

  • Plank Variations

    The might PLANK is a full body exercise and its variation will help you to get a nice and tight core. Start with a classic high plank. Make sure you have someone (PT or training friend) to correct you as the technique is crucial in this exercise. If you are doing it wrong, you can injure your back or over-stress your hips flexors. Begin by holding into a plank position for at least 20 seconds, improve it until you reach 1-minute duration. From this point, you are ready to go for plank variations and become a plank-pro. Plank with shoulder touches, rocking plank, side plank, reverse plank, knee-to-inside or knee-to-outside plank, TRX plank and many others. Keep exploring and trying new things to remain focused.

  • Pushups

    There are different variations of push-ups that will help you to keep your upper body lean and workout your torso at the same time. If you can’t do the classic push-up but you are eager to implement push-ups into your workout routine, then start with practicing knee push-ups.

  • Curtsy Lunges

    Lunges is an amazing exercise for your legs. Many people are concerned about the outcome of performing lunges on their knees. However, with proper technique and training guidance lunges don’t carry any more risk than squats. Curtsy lunges are different from classic lunges by the cross-body movement: instead of just taking the step back, you make this step diagonally back to the side. Your torso kept straight and shouldn’t be twisted. First time, it is better to perform this exercise in front of the mirror to make sure you get your technique just right.

  • Jumping Lunges

    This exercise can be done only if you are strongly familiar with classic lunges and perform them really well. Use it as a very effective element of your interval training or as a good finisher for your legs’ day. Besides, jumping lunges help build strength for your legs and core that makes you improve the intensity of your workouts accordingly.

  • TRX Low Row

    TRX workout is a great way to exercise without getting bulky, improving your strength, balance, and tone your body at the same time. TRX low-row improving your posture, tone your back, core, and arms. Grab the TRX handles with your palms facing each other. Step front and lean your body down. Pull yourself up with your elbows holding close to the body. Return to the initial position. Keep your back straight while performing the movement. If you need support and advice for TRX training in Abu Dhabi then a personal trainer can help.

  • Mountain Climber

    The mountain climber is a perfect cardiovascular exercise to be added to your HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) or circuit training regime. Additionally, it works out your full body at the same time. It is easy to perform: get into high-plank position; lift your foot and bend your knee forwarding to your chest; change foot; repeat the movement. Start with 20 seconds and increase the time together with your strength.

Weight management specialist coach in Abu Dhabi - Olena

Article Submitted By: Olena –  Abu Dhabi Female Personal Fitness Trainer

Article Category: Female Fitness Tips

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Using A Personal Trainer In Abu Dhabi – The Benefits

What are the benefits of using the services of a personal trainer in Abu Dhabi?

Male or Female Personal trainers in Abu Dhabi are fitness coaching professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your physical training and exercise goals – read on to find out more.

Personal Trainers – They Can Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals In So Many Ways

In Abu Dhabi getting into shape can be a tough business especially if you are one of those people with a hectic schedule. Ultimately you have two choices, to do it on your own or hire a personal trainer near to you in Abu Dhabi. Exercising on your own can be a lonely affair that can get you frustrated easily – especially if you don’t see results. Many people who have gone through this can testify to how their motivation fluctuates and how they always find themselves going back to square one. A certified personal trainer in Abu Dhabi can be worth their weight in gold and is the best way to get yourself into shape if you are really committed to making a lifestyle change. They push you to follow instructions, help you to set goals, take part in exercise prescriptions, offer a nutritional guide, use their experience and knowledge of the human body and help you succeed.

Who is a Personal Trainer?

Male or Female Personal trainers in Abu Dhabi are fitness coaching professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your physical training and exercise goals. They know everything it takes for you to succeed and have the ability to implement a process specially designed for you. A personal trainer doesn’t just get you on your feet and push you to start exercising. They are equipped with the right knowledge to set up a strategic plan that will fit into your schedule so you can achieve the best results. They also take part in the personal training at home sessions in Abu Dhabi, showing you how things are done. They assess your performance, give you feedback, and help you keep going even when you’re losing motivation – it’s part of their job to ensure you are seeing results from your coaching sessions.



Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer In Abu Dhabi

People hire trainers for different reasons. If you are considering doing so, you have made a great decision. This move marks the beginning of your journey into a lifestyle of happiness, good health, and freedom.

Achieve your goals – Do you want to lose belly fat? Have you just delivered a baby and you can’t wait to drop the pregnancy fat and reclaim your attractive figure? A personal trainer helps you hone your focus on your fitness and lifestyle goals and achieve it with less effort. They understand your body more than you and know what part of your body to attack.

Proper exercise prescription – After setting your goals the next thing is to know how to achieve them. Your trainer will design a proper exercise prescription for you, based on your body composition, health issues, heart condition, and physical performance – this is accompanied by on-going monitoring of your progress and tweaking your personal training plan where required to ensure you continue to see results.

Higher workout intensity – It can be hard to push those dumbbells, carry those weights, or beat that press up limit all by yourself. Trainers know what your body needs to improve and they will stop at nothing to make sure you attain the desired workout intensity. A female personal trainer can help women achieve increase perceived exertion during exercise.

Motivation – Don’t deceive yourself, carrying heavy loads during physical training isn’t like sitting down on the couch and watching movies, with a bottle of soda and a bucket of popcorn. You need motivation and the right type for that matter, and the only one that can do that is a personal trainer. Proper motivation is enough to get you started, and when you get used to it, it will be with you for life.

Nutrition – Many Personal trainers in Abu Dhabi are expert nutritionists, they know what you should and what you shouldn’t eat. Diet remains one of the most significant issues, especially for people trying to lose weight. Eating the right food is essential for the adequate supply of energy and that will get your body going all the time.

Accountability – When you exercise at home in Abu Dhabi you are not accountable to anyone. But when you have a trainer, you are forced to subject yourself to him/her, if not for anything else but to justify the bills. The trainer will ensure that you don’t give excuses and that you stick with the program designed for you. Your success is good for their business, and they will do everything to make sure that you comply and succeed.

What to Consider Before Hiring a Personal Trainer or Fitness Coach in Abu Dhabi

There are many personal trainers out there, offering the same kind of services. So, before you hire anyone for your training at home, here are things you should consider.

  • Check their credentials. Make sure your trainer has all the certifications, licenses, and permits to work on your body.
  • Know how many years of experience they have. The more time they have spent doing this, the better for you.
  • Find reviews and references from independent sources. The best trainer is the one introduced to you and vouched for by someone you know. Such persons must have consumed the services of the trainer and can attest to their efficiency, integrity, and behavior.
  • Your personality matters in your physical training. Have a conversation with your trainer about what motivates you to ensure they will be able to deliver.
  • How much does the trainer cost? A recent study by the National Strength and Conditioning Association in the US shows that a personal trainer price on the average is $50 per hour with a range of about $15 to $100 for every hour of training. Check if you can afford this and add it to your expenditure.
  • Location is very important. Make up your mind on where the training will be taking place and prepare for it. Personal Trainers on the Abu Dhabi Personal Trainers website are mobile. They can provide training at home, your building gym or even their own fitness studio if required.
  • Mention any special needs you might have. Your trainer must be aware of any particular medical condition or emotional stress you’re going through.


DIY vs Hiring a Professional Trainer in Abu Dhabi

Doing physical exercise at home will save you money and give you the freedom to do whatever you like, but in most cases, it only leads to frustration. When you hire a professional trainer, you become more accountable, but when you do it yourself, you don’t care if you missed a training day. This can make you lazy and frustrated, eventually.

Personal trainers offer services that help people achieve their training goals, lose weight, and live a healthier and happier lifestyle. Make sure you find a trainer that is certified, experienced, and qualified and has the mental, psychological, and emotional capacity to help you excel.

We hope this article helped. The Abu Dhabi Personal Trainers website is dedicated to helping you find the best male or female personal trainer local to you in Abu Dhabi. You can easily compare trainer costs, experience and reviews to help you make the right choice.


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