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BEST PLACES TO LEARN FOOTBALL IN BAHRAIN

DIAMAN A DIABETIC CONQUERED IRONMAN SOUTH AFRICA!

RUNNING ROUTES

JUST IN TIME FOR FOOTBALL SEASON

CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO RUN THEM ALL

TOP ESTABLISHMENTS YOU CAN GO TO, TO ENHANCE YOUR LOOKS

MEMOIRS OF AN F1 ENTHUSIAST SOHAIL BRINGS F1 ACTION TO THE PRINT WORLD WITH HIS WIDE-LENS CAMERA!

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FOREWORD

BAHRAIN AND SPORTS

Influencing the GCC and the World

Sports can be a powerful tool to promote the holistic growth and development of the youth of a nation. In Bahrain, under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad, we are dedicated to provide all sorts of opportunities for our young people as far as sports is concerned. I strongly believe that an efficient physical education programme equips people with vital qualities, such as leadership, perseverance, social and moral character, self-esteem, commitment to teamwork, and problem-solving and organisational abilities. In today’s most challenging environment, such skills can only help individuals to succeed in life, and that brings prosperity to the nation. We are always on the lookout for ways of improving facilities and practices for physical education. One example of this is that I feel we should develop a more holistic physical education policy to be implemented right from the early school stages. Possibilities for implementing such a policy are being explored. Essential life skills are so often the outcome ofan effective physical education. In fact, sports have been proven to actually raise IQ in addition to building confidence and teaching kids about managing emotions, such as self-control. Sports help children to learn hard work, patience, persistence, and how to respond

“ Health is a lifestyle and I chose it.” -HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa

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positively to setbacks and failures. Most importantly, sports helps a child to prepare to take on the many challenges that life has to offer and emerge victorious like a champion. Sports is an important part of the culture of the Gulf countries, especially endurance horse riding and show jumping, which have an immense traditional value, although we must not forget there are also other sports and sporting events that boast a rich history for us. For the above reasons, I warmly welcome the arrival of PowerUp, the first sports dedicated magazine based in Bahrain. It will be a fantastic tool for the people of Bahrain to view sports clubs and fixtures that are available on our island. It will expose them to new sports from around the world and introduce them to exciting existing sports they may wish to try.

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DESIGN YOUR LIFE The first Bahrain based sports, health and fitness magazine. Our goal is to promote the sports culture and inspire our readers in the Arabian Gulf to take charge, be fit, and stay in shape for life. PowerUp is an influential source of useful and entertaining content dedicated to sports, health, and wellness. Addressed to an audience of health-conscious readers in the GCC region.

Congratulations to Sayed Sohail Ali, the winner of PowerUp’s April Fools Challenge! His quick spotting and thorough knowledge of motorsports won him a 6-month Fitness First Voucher! Also, check out his article on Formula One in the Motoring section. Spotted on page 48 of the current issue. Lewis Hamilton age is mentioned as 44 LOL. Actually it is his car number which is also his racing number. He also has a tattoo behind his ear of the same number. He has been using 44 since his go-karting days. He calls it his family number. - Sayed Sohail Ali

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April has seen some fantastic accolades achieved by Bahraini sports personalities. Without question, the achievement of the Bahrain Endurance 13 team under the guidance of HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa in South Africa was second to none. We congratulate HH for his outstanding achievement in placing 8th in IRONMAN South Africa. Equally as impressive was the way HH launched the newly formed Bahrain Cycling team by wearing the team’s colors. We look forward to many more podium finishes around the world by this elite group of athletes.

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FORMULA ONE BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX

Meet the drivers and teams racing for glory in the Bahrain Grand Prix

THROW THE DARTS

MMA’s most decorated amateur slays his first pro competition!

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Common sense advice from a 2x Ironman champion

SPORTS AND FITNESS Start getting fit

BEACH WEAR

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Motorists and bike riders can share the road.

X Dubai Spartan Race, the world’s best obstacle race comes to Bahrain on April 1st 2016. Get ready to join the weekly Spartan workout tour.

This is all the detox you need.

REV UP

Check out the latest section on car updates and motoring events, tips and adventures.

SKYDIVING

LET’S PLAY SPORTS

Tips to get you started

All sports gathered in one place

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FASTING

SWEAT Learn the basics of self-defense

Run faster, train harder

GUIDE TO INTERMITTENT

READY, SET

MARTIAL ARTS

SPORTS KICKSTARTERS

Hit the beach in style

CYCLE SAFE

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KHK MMA

Wins Cage King Title

HOW TO LOSE

ADRENALINE JUNKIE Extreme sports choices

IRONMAN NUTRITION Nutrients you need for the race

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

Start the year right with some healthy resolves.

REZA MONFARADI Meet the local legend of Brazilian jiu-jitsu WATERPROOF MAKEUP TRENDS 2016 For the pro athlete in you

IRONMAN 70.3 DUBAI

Are you ready for Ironman’s new adventure in the Middle East?

The biggest fitness trends of 2016

BAHRAIN AIR SHOW

Five hours flying display. Fun for all the family.

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On the topic of exciting events, HH Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa stepped into the ring for his inaugural fight and completely bowled everyone over with a knock-out in 11 seconds! Yes, 11 seconds people! Twitter and Instagram were abuzz with this amazing win and the PowerUp team was there to witness, some would say, an unevenly matched fight with his Indian challenger, who was at the top end of the welterweight and already a seasoned fighter. HH Shk. Khalid delivered a controlled, focused display of aggression that did not lack pizzazz! Well done to both teams and well-done to HH for an astounding fight!

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The annual HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa Endurance Cup night race once again presented a spectacular show! It sets up the mood for the endurance horse racing event in Windsor which will happen this May and is sponsored by His Royal Majesty, King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa. This is an event which we are truly excited to cover!

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FITNESS ESSENTIALS

You don’t have to spend to lose weight.

On that note, we applaud the triumphant exhibition of fitness at the recently concluded Bahrain Battle of Heroes under the leadership of His Excellency Shaikh Abdulla Bin Rashid Al Khalifa. 90 athletes from different crossfit boxes in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other parts of the world, took part in the games. The winners were awarded their trophies and cash prizes by HH Shk. Nasser himself! What makes this exhibition completely sensational is the fact that it was held in a shopping mall so more people can be inspired to get fit. We are glad to be at the forefront of major sporting events and always look forward to the synergy and goodwill that is inherent in sports. Hope this month marks the continuation of a healthy and active year for all of us.

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BEST PLACES TO LEARN FOOTBALL IN BAHRAIN

DIAMAN A DIABETIC CONQUERED IRONMAN SOUTH AFRICA!

RUNNING ROUTES

JUST IN TIME FOR FOOTBALL SEASON

CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO RUN THEM ALL

TOP ESTABLISHMENTS YOU CAN GO TO, TO ENHANCE YOUR LOOKS

MEMOIRS OF AN F1 ENTHUSIAST SOHAIL BRINGS F1 ACTION TO THE PRINT WORLD WITH HIS WIDE-LENS CAMERA!

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COSMETOLOGY

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NEYMAR JR. FIVE PUSH YOUR LIMITS

Check out the Trek Domane bike, Summer’s hottest ride.

TRAVEL GEAR

Trilife gives advice on what gear to pack for triathlon season.

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Bahrain Battle of Heroes An incredible show from the tough guys and gals in the Crossfit sport. The inaugural Bahrain Battle of Heroes event turned out to be a blast with 90 athletes coming from different crossfit boxes in Bahrain, the Emirates, Egypt, and KSA.

10 Sports News Get updated on all the latest happenings in the world of sports.

12 Calendar of Events Your guide to upcoming sports events.

16 Bahrain Spartan, | #Got what it takes The first XDubai Spartan Race in Bahrain was massive! Check out what transpired on that day!

24 Champions of the Past Decade Gregory Laguesse’s sports retrospective looks at the career of two tennis greats: Federer and Nadal.

26 Red Bull Neymar Jr’s 5 The football star with an unquenchable thirst for fun and life has inspired his own football tournament, happening for the first time in Bahrain.

20 Best Places to learn football in Bahrain It’s almost football season! Check out the best places to learn and play football in the island!

22 Building Power

Read all about Antony Joshua’s slow but steady rise to fame.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

FASHION & STYLE

28 Bahrain Battle of Heroes Inspiring fitness culture in Bahrain starts in Seef Mall!

32 Where to run in Bahrain Check out these routes, from beginner to advanced, that you can take in different places in the island, to challenge yourself and pump up your energy levels.


QUOTE OF THE MONTH

“You only fail when you stop trying.”

SPORTS & FITNESS 34 From Dagestan to Bahrain

46 Memoirs of an F1 enthusiast

Get a glimpse of KHK-MMA’s intense welterweight champion as he reveals pieces of himself.

Sohail Ali, a veteran of Formula One photojournalism shared with us his thoughts on the sport and the future of the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix.

36 PowerUp Adventure PowerUp tried out several watersports in Sofitel and all we can say is it was awesome!

HEALTH & WELLNESS 50 Black Bean Veggie Burger

54 Health Mythbusters

The Mooyah Burger is a revelation in taste, choice, and craftsmanship.

51 De-light Menu Sofitel has developed a gastronomic adventure in healthy eating.

Remy J. Sleiman of Carlton Nutrition Center, helps us bust through the myths that surround healthy eating.

56 Enhance your looks, build your confidence Check out different cosmetology procedures you can undertake in Bahrain.

52 Living Well and Being fit with Diabetes

62 Summer Skin Love

FASHION & GEARS 68 Travel Gear

What do you do pack for a triathlon? Trilife helps you.

70 Skincare

Check out some products to hydrate and take care of your skin this summer.

71 From tip to toe

The range of products from Albatross Dead Sea range will keep your skin hydrated the year-round.

72 Sports inspired timepieces

Check out some timepieces that can be used for all-terrain.

74 Push your limits

If you haven’t already, try out the new Trek Domane. It’s definitely going to change the way you feel about biking.

76 Gadgets to ease your life

Meet the Experts Faisal Yaseen

Faisal is a personal trainner at Fitness First Juffair.

Viva serves up a gallery of gadgets intended to make your life easier.

Sayed Sohail Ali

Dr. Shaikh Saqer Sohail is a Formula one enthusiast and professional photographer

Dr. Shaikh Saqer is a triathlete and organizer of IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East.


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SPORTS

NEWS

“You lose 100% of the shots you don’t take. ” -Michel Jordan

PREPARATIONS FOR NASSER 9 IN FULL SWING! HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee asserted that the second edition of Nasser Bin Hamad Ramadan Sports Games and ninth Football tournament (Nasser 9) is gaining good reputation among football and sports enthusiasts in the region

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as more participants are applying for the tournament each year. Sheikh Nasser underlined that the championship comes to support youth and sports movements in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the region. He pointed to the success achieved in the previous editions of the championship, adding that more individual sports will be included in this year’s edition to attract more youth and sports enthusiasts.

HH SHAIKH NASSER, 8TH IN IRONMAN SOUTH AFRICA HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa,Chairman of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of the Bahrain Olympic Committtee and Captain of the Bahrain Endurance 13 team came 8th among 1,200 contenders at the IRONMAN African

Championship held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa this April! He also unveiled the official jersey of the Bahrain Cycling Team, being the first athlete ever to wear the colors (please see 2nd picture from top). HH says, “Doing an Ironman doesn’t mean that you must swim, bike, and run faster. It’s meant to teach you to never quit when your mind and body tells you to do so”.

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BOC HAILS VICTORIOUS ATHLETICS TEAM Bahrain Olympic committee general secretary Abdulrahman Askar congratulated the Kingdom’s leadership on Bahrain’s junior athletics team winning first place at the West Asia Championship in Bahrain. The championship which concluded recently at Khalifa Sports City Stadium, saw 12 Bahraini sprinters clinch 27

3,000 STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN THIRD MINIOLYMPICS

HH SHAIKH KHALID WINS HIS FIRST PROMMA FIGHT BY KNOCKOUT! HH Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, President of Bahrain Athletic Association and founder of KHK MMA Organization won his first MMA pro-fight on April 15, 2016! Finishing the match in just 11 seconds, HH Shaikh

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Khalid won his fight by a magnificent knock-out. Following the match, he wrote on the personal page of his Instagram account “won the fight with a broken nose”. Thousands on the social media network shared his picture instantly. Under the Royal Patronage of HH Shaikh Khalid, Bahrain’s KHKMMA team has been making significant strides in the international arena throughout 2015.

The 3rd Schools Mini-Olympics was participated in by more than 3,000 students from 24 government and private schools. Competitions were held

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medals in total—including 18 gold and 7 silver. The result not only gave the tournament hosts the tournament crown, but also helped them qualify for the IAAF World Under-20 championship in Poland this year between July 19 and 24. Askar lauded the efforts of Bahrain’s national team of sprinters, which had positive influence on winning the overall title as 12 Bahraini sprinters made it to the next edition of the world championship.

in nine disciplines—football, basketball, volleyball, athletics, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, aquathlon and disability sports. The third edition of the Bahrain Mini-Olympics, which runs until May 5, is organized by the Bahrain Olympic Committee in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.

REGISTRATION OPENS!

Following the success of the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championship, the organizers announce the opening of registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East Championship in Bahrain. 1500 athletes from all over the world are expected at the weekend of event which will happen from 8-10 December, 2016.

Individuals and teams can now register online following the link below. For more information: www.eu.ironman.com/triathlon/ events/emea/ironman-70.3/bahrain/register

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EVENTS

CALENDAR OF

EVENTS

Finals will be staged in Downtown Dubai, with BurjKhalifa, the world’s tallest building, and The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain, in the background.

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DUBAI DUTY FREE DARTS MASTER 2016

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium The Dubai Duty Free Darts Master is an annual event on the Dubai sports circuit and one of the biggest of its kind in the region. The world’s top eight darts players gather in the city to compete against one another and win the coveted first place title.

Ironman 70.3

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THIRD MINI OLYMPICS

Different Venues This ongoing sports competition featuring over 3,000 participants from various government and private schools is turning out to be a blast! Check out www.boc.bh for more details about events and venues.

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AL GHAFFAL TRADITIONAL 60FT DHOW RACE 2016 Dubai The Al Ghaffal Dhow Race, was designed to commemorate the pearl divers who were integral to the early trading port of Dubai. The race begins at the small, uninhabited

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OPEN TRACK

Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir Have you ever wondered how far and how fast your car can go? Of course you have. Now you can find out thanks to the Bahrain International Circuit’s Open Track Days. BD75- Full Day BD50- Half Day BD20- per session sales@bic.com.bh

As the sun rises on Friday 6 May, Craig Heslop of Tribal Fitness and Hussain Bader of Paddle Sport Marine Supplies will begin their 150 Km paddle board journey to circumnavigate Bahrain. Always looking for a challenge, the idea was conceived as a final farewell for Mr. Heslop before he departs Bahrain, and who better to undertake such a challenge alongside him than Hussain Bader, the owner of Paddle Sport Marine Supplies and an experienced paddler who is very knowledgeable when it comes to understanding local tides, currents and waves. Check out their rigorous 150 KM SUP adventure schedule below:

Day 1 From Al Dar Island

May 6 to Marassi Beach

Day 2 From Marassi Beach

May 7 to Nurana Island

Day 3 From Nurana Island

island of Sur Bu Na’air, 50 nautical miles west of the UAE, where the pearl fleets used to stop on their long journey home after months at sea looking for pearls to meet their families and loved ones.

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PSA DUBAI WORLD SERIES FINALS Burj Park, BurjKhalifa. The spectacular season-ending World Series

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TRIBAL FITNESS SUP CHALLENGE

May 8 to Northern City

Day 4 From Northern City

May 9 to Zallaq

Day 5 From Zallaq

May 10 to Hadd Al Bahrayn

Day 6 From Hadd Al Bahrayn

May 11 to Al Dur Port

Day 7 From Al Dur Port

May 12 to Askar

Day 8 From Askar

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BAHRAIN SPARTAN RACE

#GOT WHAT IT TAKES The inaugural event of the XDubai Spartan Race in Bahrain was expectedly massive. The outpour of people, the obstacles they faced, and the support of spectators, friends, and sponsors made for one very colorful event.

PowerUp obstacle on the Spartan Race course.

The recently concluded XDubai Spartan Race was definitely not your run-ofthe-mill kind of event. This is the more adventurous and adrenaline filled variety. Not only did the Spartans run, climb, and crawl across mud and obstacles, they also got to tackle many unique and challenging obstacles which tested their overall strength, balance, mental tenacity, and endurance. The Spartans finished it off with a leap of glory straight into the fire! It’s one of the most exciting, invigorating, and thrilling events that has happened in Bahrain! HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, and

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President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee pointed out that the participation of a large number of local and international contestants predict a bright future for endurance sports in the Kingdom of Bahrain chief among them being the Spartan Race, IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East, and other triathlon sports. HH added that many programs have been set to increase the momentum of hosting such sports in Bahrain, with the focus of placing the Kingdom as a hub for organizing different international sports events and promote the culture of sports amongst the Bahraini youth.

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HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa handed out the prizes for the winners

PREPPING FOR SPARTAN

One of the great things about the XDubai Spartan Race Bahrain Sprint is that there are workout sessions where people can prepare and feel great about the things that they can achieve, fitness-wise. The 6-week Spartan Race workout prepared by Fitness First gave insider tips and techniques on how to finish an obstacle race. The workouts, which were held every Friday at Al Najma Club included specific weekly sessions led by instructors trained specifically for the Spartan Race. Free “ I am training for Spartan” T-shirts were handed out on every session.

One of the PowerUp team getting over an obstacle.

THE RACE

The starting point of the inaugural XDubai Spartan Race, the muddy, obstacle-filled sprint was designed for everyone, from beginners to seasoned athletes. The shorter Sprint (only 7 km!) presents an opportunity for the hardcore Elite to test themselves while giving new Spartans a start at their Trifecta! While it is an obstacle set for people to challenge themselves, the Spartan Race is all about camaraderie. We see people help each other to push through the obstacles and encourage themselves to go forward and finish the race. It does not matter if you’re a beginner or a gym athlete, if you believe you can, then you will do it! It’s all about conquering your fear.

Fitness First team of instructors and employees at the finish line.

Our very own PowerUp junior Spartan finisher

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Strangers and teams helping out each other through an obstacle.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY PUSH THROUGH YOUR FEARS

Each Spartan Race is designed to push you and your team to tap into their highest potential and greatest strengths. As they help each other overcome obstacles, the team and even complete

Junior Spartans foster a life-long commitment to fitness and health. The Junior Race provided an opportunity for young athletes to develop and test their fitness in an exciting, outdoor environment where having fun and getting dirty is mandatory! Having surpassed the

People help each other to push through the obstacles and encourage themselves to go forward and finish. strangers start to build bonds and strengthen relationships that will last long after crawling through the mud, under the barbed wires and helping each other over obstacles. It’s a true adventure that will leave participants exhilarated and empowered in ways they’ve never experienced before. But this is not just a race for adults. Start them young is one of the Spartan Race’s motto. The Spartan Junior Race which is a 1.5 kilometer obstacle race was created to help

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Spartan Race, these kids will be better equipped to surpass real-life obstacles on their own. As OmidHamed, the Managing Director for the Spartan Race says “The Junior race is of paramount importance. It is such a great feeling to see the juniors get out of their comfort zone and leave behind the video games and actually challenge themselves. The triumph that you see on their faces when they cross the finish line is priceless”.

“I really enjoyed the race. It was a very unique experience and I’ll definitely do it again!” Sarika Tharanath “It was fantastic!!! I’ll make sure to train more next year!” Leyal Hussami “We were not trained for it. We did the race for the experience. We walked throughout the course and enjoyed the experience and aimed for the Trifecta.” Red & Rodelsa “It was very hot! I wish I trained harder.” Aaron Faith “I was intimidated so I didn’t do it this year. But after watching it, I regret not joining the race. I will definitely join next year.” Elie Malouf

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Football is indeed a national obsession, and there are kids as young as five who aim to make it big in the Big Leagues. Here are some places for kids and adults to realize their dreams!

BEST PLACES TO LEARN

FOOTBALL

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FOOTBALL

ARSENAL SOCCER SCHOOL

BAHRAIN RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB

Arsenal focuses on teaching children from four to 20 to play the Arsenal way. The school boasts of one of the finest pitches in Bahrain with coaches having global qualifications (UEFA, FA, AFC, and Arsenal FC) For more information: www.arsenalschoolsbahrain.com info@arsenalschoolbahrain.com +973 1756 1615

The Bahrain Rugby Football Club, located in Saar is the perfect venue for sporting enthusiasts, geared towards both players and spectators. You can learn and enjoy rugby, football, netball, swimming, and dining here! For more information: www.bahrainrfc.net +973 1769 5809

BRITISH CLUB The British Club is one of the oldest and most popular expat clubs in Bahrain. Sports activities include tennis, squash, taekwondo, football, volleyball and swimming. Other highlights are bridge nights, family movie nights, and quiz nights. For more information: www.britishclubbahrain.com +973 1772 8245

DILMUN CLUB The Dilmun Club is a family, sports, and social members club situated in the residential area of Saar. Activities include netball, tennis, football, card games, sewing club, squash courts, swimming, plus horseriding lessons in the stables For more information: www.dilmun-club.com +973 1769 2986

WINNERS FOOTBALL CENTER Winner’s Football offers the best playing, training, socializing, and entertaining services for all football enthusiasts. The facilities include a 7 a side and a 5 a side football field, a multi-use hall, coffee shop, indoor and outdoor seating area, and a gym. For more information: www.gowfc.com +973 1744 2434

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BRITISH SCHOOL BAHRAIN ACADEMIES The academies offer a range of sporting, musical, dance, drama, and creative classes for both children and adults. Courses offered include swimming, athletics, football, basketball, ballet and dance, gymnastics, tennis, martial arts, yoga, and more. For more information: www.britishschoolbahrain.com +973 1761 0943

EZ FIT SPORTS COMPLEX EZ Fit offers a variety of quick action sports and recreational opportunities. The indoor quick sports area provides speedy matches for football and cricket. Outdoor facilities are set up for beach volleyball, basketball, tennis, and skateboarding. You can also take gym and exercise classes here! For more information: +973 1769 2378

TEKKERS ACADEMY Tekkers is a sports academy in Bahrain offering football coaching and other activities. It is named after the British soccer slang for the technique. It isoperated by Paul Shipwright and coach and football extraordinaire Deena Rahman. They have locations in Busaiteen, Janabiyah, and Saar.

For more information: tekkersinfo@gmail.com +973 3931 9464/ +973 3770 9010

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Antony Joshua’s incredible 16-0 track record is an indubitable triumph. His slow rise to fame is a testament to his hard work and discipline.

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nthony Joshua (MBE) has exploded onto the boxing scene after winning the IBF Heavyweight boxing title at the O2 Arena in London (England) on 9 April 2016. Joshua is only the second British boxer ever to win both a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title by a major professional boxing body after following in the footsteps of David DeGale. The 26 year old was born in Waford, England to a Nigerian mother and father. He spent much of his early life in Nigeria but his family decided to move back to the UK to seek a better education for their young son. Joshua (or Femi as he was known by his friends and teachers) proved to be an excellent sportsman in both football and athletics. In the latter he smashed the school 100m record with a time of 11.6 seconds, this impressive speed would later come to good use in the boxing ring. Joshua was introduced to boxing at a relatively late age (if you can call 18 a late age) when his cousin suggested he take up the sport. At the time he was labouring on building sites to make ends meet and thought to himself, “Why not, what can I lose?” And so, in 2007 Anthony joined the Finchley Amateur Boxing Club in Barnet, North London. He initially began his fighting career in the Super @powerupmag

Heavyweight category in 2009 with a loss to British boxer Dillan Whyte. Thankfully Joshua had the strength of character to continue and in 2010 he won the Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) National Championships as a Super Heavyweight. This was a very tumultuous period of time for the young boxer, although he was proving to be an excellent prospect in the boxing ring, he was mixing with the wrong characters in his personal life which resulted in court appearances, electronic tagging and a remand sentence for a minor drug offence. This saw the young boxer suspended from the Great Britian (GB) boxing squad after being handed a 12-month community service order. It proved to be the ‘kick in the behind’ that Joshua needed and he threw all he had into improving himself. He was a regular at boxing training, always pushing himself to the limits of his physical capability. However, he knew that boxing is not only a game of strength but a game of tactics. Anthony loves to play chess, stating that this as well as reading has helped him improve his fight game. And it looks to have worked. Joshua was selected to represent Great Britain in the Super Heavyweight division at the London Olympics in

2012 following a gold medal win at the Great Britain Championships and a silver at the World Championships. It proved to be a tough time for the boxer, after getting through to the last 16, Joshua was matched against Erislandy Savon (ranked No 4 in the amateur boxing world at the time). He won the bout on a controversial split decision. He then fought his way to the finals where he was to meet the reigning Olympic Champion, Roberto Cammarelle of Italy. Joshua struggled in the first two rounds but in the third he came out and threw some outstanding combinations to level the scorecard. Joshua was announced the new Olympic Champion after a count back and the following year began his professional career. And what a career that has been, he has to date had 16 professional appearances, winning them all by means of either Technical Knockout (TKO) or Knockout (KO). In fact, only one of those 16 fights has lasted past the third round, and that fight only lasted to the seventh of the scheduled twelve. He went on to win the IBF Heavyweight title, knocking out Charles Martin in the second round of the fight (winning the same title that was stripped from Tyson Fury, and one that he wants back). His combined technical

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ability and raw punching power has made his opponents to date look distinctly average. Joshua has that killer instinct. He is like a great white shark circling his prey, looking for that one little opening and then launching in with pure power and aggression. You may think to yourself that the way in which he destroys his opponents would signify a warped personality, or give way to arrogance, but you could not be more wrong. It is not yet clear who Joshua will fight in his first title defense, many looked towards either Tyson Fury or Wladimir Klitschko but they are scheduled to fight a rematch on 9 July 2016 (Fury beat Klitschko on points to win the title). Eddie Hearn (Joshua’s promoter) has hinted that a fight between Joshua and Fury would generate up to 40 million GBP, however he also stated that his next fight would most likely be against an American opponent to capitalize on his growing fame. That said, I have no doubt that the Joshua vs. Fury fight will take place, hopefully this year or at the latest next year, but, whenever it does take place I hope that young Joshua continues as he has started and knocks the ‘Gypsy King’ into place (sorry Tyson, that’s a little biased, but you have to have a favourite).

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TENNIS

THE EPILOGUE

CHAMPIONS OF THE

PAST DECADE BY GREGORY LAGUESSE

There are moments in sports that not only seal the faith of extraordinary athletes, but also create universal memories. Leaving us in joy, pain, anger, desperation, or ecstasy, they have imbued a sentiment which remains vivid in ourselves forever. Champions of the Past Decade will aim at doing just that: a salute to our collective memories, and to their creators.

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une 11, 2006, 2 p.m. PARIS – On a blistering afternoon, temperatures reached more than 32 degrees Celsius as Rolland Garros’ defending champion, the Spaniard Rafael Nadal, put his imprint onto the red clay of Court Philippe Chatrier, shortly followed by world number one, the Helvetian Roger Federer. France being at the crossroads of Spain and Switzerland, has been vibrating for the past two weeks at the sound of swiss

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bells and “VAMOS RAFA” acclaims – the same words written at the back of Nadal’s shoes. Indeed, this final is the most anticipated tennis game of the year, and the showdown promises to be electrical! Why? Well, few games in recent tennis history gathered such importance and such level of uncertainty. Federer, then aged 24 is already an accomplished player: an uncontested world number one and winner of 7 Grand Slams in total, 3 of

which he had just won in a row (Wimbledon last July, US Open last September, and Australian Open in January). In order to complete a Grand Chelem, Federer will have to conquer the one Grand Slam that eluded him: Rolland Garros. On the other side, Nadal is the new phenomenon, aged barely 20, yet presenting himself as the defending champion. The Spaniard seems to be the only player able to shake Federer’s

supremacy at that time. Even better, Nadal is undefeated on clay since his professional debut the year prior. Retaining his title against world number one would be writing history. Lastly, the match is a revenge of the 2005 semis. The opposition of style is noticeable even before the game started: Nadal is pumped-up and jumps like a boxer inside the corridor, in front of the impassable Federer placing his hands in his pocket. Paradoxically, Federer needs to

Despite a terrific start – winning the first set 6 games to 1 – and heroic finish by breaking a match serve, Federer did miss his one chance of Grand Chelem as he lost his lead during the tie break of the fourth and final set to a Nadal falling on the ground, in a mixture of satisfaction and disbelief. While everyone had anticipated Nadal to force the decision from his baseline with his superhuman forehand spin, the key of this match resulted in his newest ability to attack and risk a few volley points. The same volley points that would allow Nadal to rival Federer not only on clay, but eventually on Wimbledon’s grass too, allowing us at the same time to witness the greatest battles in tennis historyduring the following ten years.

prove himself against an opponent who successfully passed their last three encounters: Rome, Monte Carlo, and Dubai. Roger had even extended training in the Middle East where the conditions are warmer, in order to prepare for this very final.

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NEYMAR JR’S 5 Red Bull’s international sporting football event kicks off in Bahrain! PowerUp Sports is proud to partner in such an exciting event!

Red Bull NeymarJr's Five is the world's first and only NeymarJr's signature football tournament, with qualifiers currently being held globally, and this Ramadan it will kick off in Bahrain. The tournament will comprise of 6 qualifiers across the island, from which the top 16 teams will advance to the national final and battle it out for a chance to compete

RULES OF THE GAME This five a-side football game’s main objective is to score as many goals as fast as possible and outplay the players of the other team. The tournament requires each team to be made up of 5 players, in which the scoring team gets to send one player of the opposing team off the pitch. This process continues until one team has lost all 5 players. Each game will last10 minutes. Every tournament is set up in group stages and play-offs, so that all teams get the chance to play several games.

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at the world final in Brazil. More than 35 countries in over six continents, will host a qualifier. It´s a true testament to NeymarJr´s roots and style of playing football. The sportive format underlines his key abilities as one of the most talented strikers in the world and his continuous striving for fun in his life. FIVE TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SCORING! The aim of the game is to outplay them all… and the only way to do that is to simply keep on scoring! To help you on your journey to the world finals in Brazil, we have gathered the five best tips to help you score match winning goals just like Neymar Jr. 1. Shoot wide instead of high. There’s a better chance of getting a deflection that will wrong-foot the goal defender. 2. Keep an eye on the defender’s position… have they left a gap that you can exploit?

3. Shoot across the defender. It’s tougher for them to keep these shots under control which means they could divert the ball back into the path of another attacker.

4. Keep your head down and your body over the ball when striking. If your body is too upright, the ball will follow its path and travel above the goal! 5. Maintain your composure. Stay cool, calm and collected.

HERE ARE A FEW PROTIPS FROM THE LEGEND HIMSELF, NEYMAR JR. FIVE EASY MISTAKES WHEN PLAYING FIVE-A-SIDE Not using the roll on, roll off sub rule – The majority of footballers want to play the game as much as possible but if you’re getting tired remember to use the rolling subs rule. If you don’t have a sub, go and play in defence to get your breath back. Lack of man-to-man marking – To win a game of five-a-side, you must win your individual battles. When the opposition is constantly on the move, trying to find space, man-to-man marking may be difficult. But pick a man and stay with him, if you don’t, your opposition will have a 2 v 1 situation. Being lazy and standing

still – Five-a-side football is known for being a fast game, it’s all about short, sharp passing and creating space, so if you’re standing still and being lazy, you’re no good to anyone! Taking too many touches – As previously mentioned, short, sharp passes and movement is key to winning a five-a-side game, if you take too many touches and dwell on the ball you’re liable to lose possession. Giving up! – We all know that when playing five-a-side you must play until the final whistle. If you’re down by a few goals, don’t give up, the game isn’t over yet! It only takes a second to score a goal and a result can be turned around within minutes. www.powerup-mag.com


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HERE ARE OUR TOP FIVE SECRETS OF GETTING FIT FOR A FIVE-A-SIDE: STAY MOTIVATED First of all you have to be motivated to get fit, set yourself some goals and don’t lose sight of what you are trying to achieve. Whether it is getting fit for a holiday in the summer or to be a skilful fivea-side player, makesure you’re motivated and fully focused on hitting your goals.

PUSH YOURSELF In a bid to get fit, you must push yourself to the limit. If your target is to run 10km and you find it fairly easy, push yourself that little bit further or the next time you run 10km try and beat your time! If you want to build up your fitness then forget about putting in minimal effort!

ENJOY We all know that getting fit can be tedious but remember, try to do something you enjoy. You’re more likely to

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TOP SECRETS OF GETTING FIT FOR A FIVE-A-SIDE If you ever wondered what it’s like to play fivea-side, the only thing you need to know is that the game is fast and fierce. The short, sharp bursts require you to be fully fit and injury free.

have the willpower to work out and push yourself that little bit extra if you make getting fit enjoyable.

PLAY THE GAME Why don’t you play fivea-side? The fast and fierce game can be an enjoyable way to get yourself fit. If you’re playing once a week, then try and play twice a week. The more you play, the fitter you’ll become and the more you’ll enjoy it!

GET INTO A ROUTINE Make a plan that works for you, whether it’s early in the morning, lunchtimes, evening or weekends. Don’t miss out a training session! Once you’re in a routine, attending the gym, going for a run or playing five-a-side becomes second nature and you will be as fit as a fiddle in no time!

Enjoy that unique moment of playing or even watching those games… and believe in your dream. I believe that with a soccer ball and a goal, or even with a soccer ball and two pair of flip-flops you can be very happy. So there you have it, advice from the man himself, enjoy the experience and the success will follow. Game on!

For more information NeymarJr’s 5 experience www.neymarjrsfive.com to register your teams to participate in the country qualifiers www.neymarjrsfive.com/country/bahrain

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BAHRAIN BATTLE OF HEROES The tough crowd battled it out in the recently concluded Bahrain Battle of Heroes.

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World record holders and skilled international athletes took part in the recently concluded Bahrain Battle of Heroes. 90 athletes from different crossfit boxes in Bahrain, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt took part in a massive and well-organized competition inside a mall. The atmosphere during contest day was intense with music, commentators, and a carnival atmosphere pumping up the crowd. The competition was heated but fair, with one judge/ referee for each participant to ensure fairness and accuracy in performing the crossfit challenges. H.E. Shaikh Abdulla Bin

Rashid Al Khalifa, President of the Bahrain Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Federation (BWBF) and President of the Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation (ABBF) asserted that the goal of organizing the Battle of Heroes fitness championship have encouraged citizens and residents to practice fitness sports; as well as pushing athletes and enthusiasts to excel by including competitions and attractive cash prizes. H.E. appreciated the support and patronage of HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman for the Supreme Council of Youth and Sports and

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President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee to the championship. H.E. added that the directives of HH Shaikh Nasser to organize the championships contributes to the efforts to achieve the Kingdom of Bahrain’s sports ambitions. When we interviewed H.E. Shaikh Abdulla Bin Rashid, he said that “the Bahrain Battle of Heroes was placed specifically in a shopping center to capture people’s imagination. They can come to shop or to dine, and they will stay to watch the exciting show. The great number of athletes who came and participated in the event will help to spread the growing sport”. Furthermore, he stated that the tournament witnessed a diversity of games and participants, which promoted healthy competition in an atmosphere of brotherly feeling. HH Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa highlighted the capability of the Kingdom of Bahrain in hosting and launching various sports events in the Middle East region. He underlined the importance of organizing such events which attracts local and international youth and athletes in promoting sports culture in the Kingdom.

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HH added that the Battle of Heroes championship attracted more than 90 athletes of different age groups including juniors, youth, adults, and seniors. He said this makes it easy and fast for the sport to spread to the different segments of society and contribute in ensuring a healthy lifestyle for all. Many boxes from Bahrain, Dubai, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia have joined this exciting event. Salman Mohammed from CrossfitSeef said “This is our chance to challenge ourselves”. We also caught up with Team Reebok DXB Crossfit Metallize, who have been represented in the podium in almost all the heats. They said that “Crossfit is a lifestyle. It’s hard to compete in an event like this when you generally don’t exercise. But the nice thing is that you improve throughout the years”. Saoud in particular said that “Crossfit changed my life. Six years ago, I was overweight and smoking heavily. And now, I’m participating in Crossfit events and looking forward to joining the Crossfit Regionals in Madrid”. You have to be willing to work on your weaknesses, improve and set new goals.

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MENS SCALED: ASSEMEFFAT (EGYPTIAN) SILVER GIANTS (CAIRO, EGYPT) ABDULLA AL KHALIFA (BAHRAINI) CROSSFITDELMON (BAHRAIN) KENNETH WALLACE (AMERICAN) CROSSFITDELMON (BAHRAIN)

WOMENS RX: NUHA AL MARRI (EMIRATI) CROSSFIT METALIZE (DUBAI, UAE) SONIA ALVES (BRAZILIAN) CROSSFIT FLARE (KUWAIT) SHAIKHA AL QASSEMI (EMIRATI) INNERFIGHT DUBAI (DUBAI, UAE)

WOMENS SCALED: SOFIA BIN SALEM (EMIRATI) CROSSFIT METALIZE (DUBAI, UAE) DURRA AL MAHHARI (BAHRAINI) CROSSFITDELMON (BAHRAIN) LAUREN WEILAND (AMERICAN) DESERT DOME (BAHRAIN, AMERICAN BASE)

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Charles Dickens, George Armstrong Custer, Theodore Roosevelt, Lewis Caroll, W.C. Fields, Babe Ruth, Bob Hope, and Jackie Gleason. All cue sports are generally regarded to have evolved into indoor games from outdoor stick and ball lawn games (called ground billiards), and related to croquet and golf. Billiards were so popular in the 1800’s that it was being played in almost every Paris café. Billiards and snookers differ in terms of the table size and game rules. Billiards was affiliated to the National Bahrain Billiard and Snookers Federation in 2004 to join the more popular snookers sport. Despite this, both sports became equally favored by a large number of national and expatriate billiard players with billiards being played at different locations across the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Bahrain Billiards and Snookers Federation was founded in 1996 under the presidency of Shaikh Abdulrahman Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa and included members Jamal Khaled Matar, Nizar Hashim Al Toblani, Yusuf Mohammed Sakhir, Mohammed Abdul rahmanAl Thawadi, Ibrahim Al Jowdar, Adel Eid Al Othman Mahmoud Ahmed Mohammed and

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FROM DAGESTAN

TO BAHRAIN Eldar Eldarov is a fighter and coach of the KHK-MMA team in Bahrain. He is one of the key people who helped plant the seeds of MMA in Bahrain. We sat him down and asked him to divulge a little of his personal side for his fans.

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WHICH CITY ARE YOU CURRENTLY FIGHTING OUT OF?

I represent the Kingdom of Bahrain and KHK-MMA.

HOW DID YOU FIRST GET STARTED IN MMA?

When I was 14 years old, my older brother brought me to the MMA Gym. I was very lucky because Coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov (Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father) was working in this gym and became my trainer. He is an amazing teacher who has trained over 20 World Champions in different martial arts. Everything I have learnt has been through him.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE STRIKE AND/OR SUBMISSION?

I like the “Kimura” submission and combinations of boxing technique in striking.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION IN FIGHTING OR IN LIFE?

I don’t come from a sports oriented family so I don’t have a sports mentor in my close surrounding. But in life I always tried to learn the best human qualities and values from my parents and my grandpa. This is what has helped me a lot in my career.

WHAT DOES BEING A FIGHTER MEAN TO YOU?

It’s difficult to describe what it means to be a fighter. I think only those who step inside of a cage can understand me.

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WHAT DO YOU THINK SEPARATES YOU FROM OTHER

techniques are also new for me as well. Before I can start to teach students any technique, I need to become perfect in it by myself. I think it is a great way to grow with my

“I wish children would stop spending so much time watching television or playing video games and come join us to lead a healthy lifestyle and to learn discipline. ”

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I don’t know, I’m just doing what I like to do. Maybe it’s in my blood.

HOW DO YOU SPLIT YOUR TIME BETWEEN FIGHTING AND COACHING?

When I first got offered to become a coach, I thought that it would be hard to train young fighters, but I have learned to reap the advantages. In fact, when I teach I am always trying to show something new; I analyze the fights of the best fighters, make records of new techniques, and often these

students, my team.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS A FIGHTER/ COACH CAN BE REMEMBERED FOR. WHAT WOULD YOU WANT YOUR LEGACY TO BE?

More than a year has passed since I moved to Bahrain. I really fell in love with this country and its people. My goal is to be a good example for the youth and to make the young generation of Bahrain interested in sports. I wish children would stop spending so much time watching

television or playing video games and come join us to lead a healthy lifestyle and to learn discipline.

DO YOU HAVE A FIGHT COMING UP SOON?

Yes in fact I do. I recently started preparing for my next fight. The CEO of KHK-MMA, Mohammed Shahid, informed me a few days ago of the good news; I will be fighting in Europe in early June. As soon as we know the name of my opponent and all details of the event, we will definitely share it. You can see all my updates on the KHK-MMA website.

WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMING YEAR?

I have big plans for 2016. I want to compete in three professional fights and make a contract with one of the leading MMA Promotion companies of the world. This year should be a positive shift on different levels.

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WATER SPORTS

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Now that summer is officially here, we tried out some watersports at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa to give you a preview of what activities you can do at the luxury resort.

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BANANA BOAT

A staple in watersport season, the banana boat is the quintessential happy family ride. On our own banana boat, we were asked if we wanted to fall down. Of course we said no! They asked us to hold on tight to the rope cords that were provided and then began the ride of our lives! It was incredible how bumpy the water can be especially when the boat guides did as much tricks as they possibly can to try and get us to fall down! At the end of the ride, our hands were chafing from holding on to the ropes, but it was definitely super exciting!

how to use the jet skis and went on our first ride with us. (There’s no brake, you only stop). It’s easy to be a pro on the jet ski as you can see from our pictures, we definitely rode with some style.

TOMYIN

This looked to be the easiest watersport of all, however, this was the ride that we “failed” in terms of results. We were supposed to put our center of gravity at the top of the tomyin so that the inflatable U-Tube won’t keel over and overturn us, but for some reason, once the boat started pulling us, we just couldn’t keep to the top of the tube and we were just hanging on for dear life. Needless to say, we overturned in a few minutes and were paddling frantically in the water until we were helped to the boat. Once we

caught our breath, our guide gently told us to go back again to the raft and we did to try and do it properly this time. Unfortunately, we were dunked again in only two minutes! This time around, gasping for air and having drank our share of salty seawater, the guides decided to take us back to shore.

Wow! This was the most awesome activity we’ve ever done so far! Absolutely adore the jetskiing. The banana boat was supremely good for laughs. While the tomyin will be something we will recommend to others !

JET SKIING

The original Yamaha wave runners created back in the day, were for those people who cannot get enough of the water. (Of course, Hawaiians also used it to travel from island to island.) Our instructor taught us

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World’s Toughest

ENDURANCE RACES What makes the human spirit truly inspiring is the toughness, grit, and strength of character every person possesses. These endurance races showcase the indomitable mental and physical strength of great people.

BRECK EPIC, COLORADO The crux of the six-day Breck Epic mountain bike stage race comes on Dday Ffive during the grin up Wheeler Pass, a craggy ribbon of trail that rises above the treeline on the west side of the event’s host city Breckenridge, Colorado. While much of the trail is rideable, there’s a sustained section of bike-breaking fields. “That’s the moment of dread for most of our racers,”, says Mike Mccormack, event director. “The sense of accomplishment from surviving that is pretty huge.” . Same goes for the rest of the 240-mile race, which never dips below 10,000 feet, has 37,000 feet of total climbing and crosses the Continental Divide four times. Wow!

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YUKON ARCTIC ULTRA, CANADA

In ultra-endurance racing, the weather can make or break you. Running through the dead of winter in northern Canada, this race follows the Yukon Quest Trail, which is also the route of the world’s toughest dog sled race. Racing non-stop and entirely self-supported for days, athletes will battle extreme conditions, and can expect to drop dead from extreme exhaustion or catch frostbite or hypothermia. Racers have the option of covering 100, 300, or 430 (every other year) miles on foot, bike, or skis, and can expect long stretches of solo travel over rough, unmaintained trails while towing their survival gears on the sled. This is definitely the world’s coldest and toughest endurance race

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TOR DES GEANTS, ITALY

The Tor de Geants is the first and only race to combine long-distance with the individual style of runners, the organization does not impose any compulsory stages, and the winner will be the runner who completes the race in the shortest time, making his or her own decisions on when and how long to stop for rest and refreshment. This non-stop, week-long running race through Italy’s Aosta Valley takes the cake for being one of the toughest races in our books. Think of this race as running on a saw blade, with constant ups and downs and hardly any flats. For those at the front of the field, sleep deprivation, technical terrain, steep climbs, and brutal downhills destroy knees, ankles, and quads. For those who simply want to participate, it can be a much more civilized experience, provided they can make the cut-offs. On the upside, there are fantastically- appointed life bases and refuges for sleeping; and great food (pasta, cheese, wine, and beer) to refuel on. This is a demanding race and yet it also allows one to enjoy the good things in life.

CAPE EPIC, SOUTH AFRICA

The Absa Cape Epic is an annual mountain bike stage race held in the Western Cape of South Africa. It has been credited as hors categorie (beyond categorization) by the Union Cycliste Internationale. Among other events in the world of cycling which enjoy this status are the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta a Espana. First staged in 2004, the race typically covers more than 700 kilometers (435 miles) and lasts eight days—a prologue and seven stages. The Cape Epic attracts elite professional mountain bikers from around the world, who compete in teams of two. To qualify for a finish, teams have to stay together for the duration of the race. Sometimes referred to as the Tour de France of mountain biking, the fullysupported Absa Cape Epic sits near the top of any mountain bike enthusiast’s bucket list. This is one of the very few races where amateurs (who enter a lottery in order to win a slot) have a chance to race alongside World Champions.

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CHASQUI CHALLENGE, PERU The Chasqui challenge is a 100- mile stage race in the Andes Mountains that happens every June. The Challenge is comprised of the Inca Trail Marathon—27.5 miles on the Inca Trail toward the ancient ruins of Macchu Picchu—followed by a 31 mile trek around Mt. Ausangate with a few other distance- running days tossed in. You’ll traverse three major peaks scaling heights of nearly 14,000 feet on the marathon course. Be sure to save post-Inca trail energy though, because just three days later, you’ll begin the Mt. Ausangate circuit traversing the highest pass at 16,600 feet. Sign up in advance because Inca Trail permits often run out six months beforehand. With an entry fee of over $3,000 you won’t want to make this mistake. The running adventure begins in Cusco, the archaeological capital of the Americas, at an altitude of 11,150 feet. Here you’ll see massive walls, cobblestone streets, and remnants of the Inca Empire and the Spanish colonial period. The spectacular variety of trails in the Southern Peruvian Andes makes this challenge both physical and cultural.

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Nico Rossberg jumps for joy as he is announced the winner of the 2016 Gulf Air Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix.

The 3rd Mini-Olympics kicks off to an exciting and ventful start.

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AROUND BAHRAIN

Preparations are in full swing for Nasser 9, the yearly Ramadan football tournament.

Trilife takes the team out for some mountain bike riding!

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The Ducati Bahrain Superbike Round 4 was definitely a super-exciting race!

The endurance horse racing season kicks off an exciting night ride.

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SPORTS & BEYOND

DIAMAN THE NEW SUPERHERO! Having a healthy lifestyle while being diabetic is already a bit of challenge, Dr. Shaikh Saqer shares his experiences in overcoming diabetes and conquering Ironman South Africa!

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I didn’t have a Bat-mobile, I had a bicycle, and my grin was my mask, I am not an IRONMAN, I am a Diabetic IRONMAN, a proud and hopeful DIAMAN!

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hat happens when a diabetic person becomes an IRONMAN? The answer is simple, he becomes a superhero in our modern world. This past April 10, for the fourth time in my life, I did an IRONMAN in South Africa! This time, episode 4, it was not as easy as before, I felt like I was fighting both Batman and Superman at the same time! My training was during the winter time here in Bahrain, so that meant that the weather was very pleasant for long rides and runs. The good thing about this is that sustaining energy becomes radically easier relative to the warmer and hotter time of year. The bad thing is that it is difficult to carefully plan your nutrition when your actual endurance event is in a much warmer climate. This is what happened to me. I did do the South Africa IRONMAN before, but this time the weather was not as friendly, it reached 37 degrees Celsius at times. What this did to me was that I underwent a 12 hour and 54 minute continuous battle with my nemesis, the dreaded diabetes disease. It began during the swim, the waves were not friendly, and I forgot to take my energy bar before the start. I was so excited about my 4th IRONMAN, that I was afraid I would forget something during my preparations. Bike and run shoes, socks, wetsuit, goggles, bike, food on bike, helmet, numbers, cap, sunglasses, Vaseline, gloves, compression socks,

salt tablets, more food, more socks, and extra of everything, I had it all. The only thing I forgot was that energy bar before the swim. I said to myself that it shouldn’t matter, it should be an easy and fast 3.8km swim. It was actually a long, hard, wavy, and tough swim. Battling hypoglycemia made me consume most of my packed nutrition right at the beginning of the bike leg. By midway, I lost faith and power in my legs to push my bike forwards, I was about to give up. But a 10-minute stop to take in two cheese sandwiches were to me like spinach to Popeye, albeit a bit longer to process. In no time, I was pushing again, trying to catch up where I have left off. But it was the catching up part that emptied my fuel all over again. The lesson learned here is once bouncing back, don’t get over excited again, but this is easier said than done. After a grueling on and off bike, it was again a hot, humid, and hypoglycemic run. I had the legs, probably for the first time in any IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 that I have done, but I kept on losing my sight and balance. I knew I had to drink a lot of Coke, eat, and walk for a while until my body processes the intake. So I decided to do the right thing, accept temporary defeat and build up for the remaining 24km of running, and it worked! I recovered and finished a strong last few kilometers. At the end, it was a diabetic rollercoaster war in an IRONMAN field. It was not a fair battle, but I re-strategized in the midst of conflict and came out a winning champion at the other end. I didn’t have a Bat-mobile, I had a bicycle, and my grin was my mask, I am not an IRONMAN, I am a Diabetic IRONMAN, a proud and hopeful DIAMAN!

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CAR NEWS

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EK KANOO LAUNCHED THE ALL-NEW TOYOTA INNOVA

Toyota Bahrain revealed the all-new 2016 Toyota Innova Multipurpose Vehicle (MPV) last April 9, 2016. The new Innova which comfortably seat up to seven passengers, combines the essence of an MPV with the tough, emotional elements of an SUV to introduce the ultimate family vehicle. Innova’s superb versatility, impressive performance and ecellent value have earned customers and admirers the world over.

NISSAN GT-R SETS WORLD DRIFTING RECORD

Nissan has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the fastest ever drift. The record was broken with a speed of 304.96 km/hr and 30 degrees angle using a specially tuned MY16 Nissan GT-R. This took place at Fujairah International Airport, UAE. “Once again, Nissan has broken a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title and has made international history for the fifth time in the Middle East,” said Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East. “The Nissan GTR is one of the world’s most iconic supercars, proving time and again the incredible breadth of its capabilities, and has clearly demonstrated its performance leadership by beating the best drift cars out there.

NEW PORSCHE 911 RANGE LAUNCHED

The new Porsche 911 range was launched by the Behbehani Brothers at the Porsche Center, Bahrain in Sitra. The new range includes the Carrera, Targa, Turbo, and Cabriolet models. “With its unique success story, the Porsche 911 is a car that has achieved iconic status over the decades and we are immensely pleased to be sharing its latest evolution with our enthusiasts and customers here in Bahrain,” said Porsche Centre Bahrain brand manager Colin Sattar.

HYUNDAI ELANTRA NAMED BEST IN CLASS

Hyundai’s sixth generation Elantra has been named as the Best New Small Sedan at the prestigious Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) awards for 2016. Selected by a jury of 12 motoring writers from across the GCC and Levant, the MECOTY awards are the most comprehensive, independent awards for carmakers in the Middle East.

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“Hyundai models led their segments in several Middle East markets, with customers consistently making us their first choice for quality, service, and value. To win at these awards which are exclusively for cars sold in the Middle East, and judged by experts based in the Middle East, is an honor both for Hyundai as a company, and for the distributors who have worked so hard in building our success”, says Jin (James) Kim, Vice President and Head of Hyundai Africa and Middle East.

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F1 ENTHUSIAST

The rip-roaring sound of engines, the bright colors and the iconic chequered flag: all these are part of the experience that is Formula One. We caught up with Sohail, a motorsport enthusiast who shared with us his love for the sport and his experiences at the recently concluded Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix.

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he Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will always be a legacy to the Middle East not only because it is the first Formula One track to be built in the GCC, but also for its versatility. It has hosted the race during the day and now conducts night races. The building is glorified when the floodlights are turned on. The stands are jampacked with people wanting to see their favorite drivers; families with little ones enjoying the show; journalists and car enthusiasts all coming together for one great event. The Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix is special in the Formula One history. Many drivers had their first victories, their first podiums, and their first pole positions

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in the BIC. A lot of Formula One has been written on that iconic track. The massive efforts of the Bahrain International Circuit in hosting this event involved thousands of men behind a 57 lap race. Of course, throughout the week, there were support races of GT2 and GT3. And as always, the glamour behind the race where a massive music concert was hosted to entertain race fans.

AN EXCITING TWIST

This year’s event had a slight twist from previous years wherein there was a restriction on the tires given on the elimination round. James Allen of JamesAllenonF1 said “the new rule permitting the drivers a choice of three

tyre compounds in the race is the most interesting and exciting of the changes to the 2016 regulations. It opens up several viable strategy options and this leads to cars racing each other with performance offsets, enough to promote close battles and more overtaking”, which has led to a more exciting and energetic performance at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Sohail, our photojournalist has followed Formula One since his school days and has always been struck by the energy, the action, and the teamwork present in one event. The accuracy and precision of the drivers as they are pulling into straight lines and corners is mesmerizing. Jenson Button has said about driving through the corners in an F1

car “It’s like somebody pulling your head off”. And the BIC has some good turns with a lot of gravity built into it. A lot of champions have been in this field, Sohail says “When I go to the finish line, and take a picture, I feel so connected with the rest of the racing world”. Photographs have indeed withstood the test of time, creating an archive of images that spans generations of interest. Sohail, for this incredible journey, has Canon Middle East to thank for the 1DX Mark II that he used to capture the 2016 Formula OneGulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. This camera is simply amazing. “Colors from Cannon have always impressed me. 1DX Mark II is innovative and refined as well as legendary with 14fps speed and 61 point AF system”. Sohail says “with a camera like this, the bar is set higher! What you plan to capture is delivered by this camera. Low light or high speed, nothing is an issue when you want to capture a good photo”. Sohail adds “I am looking to deliver the best shots, and am always looking for something different”. www.powerup-mag.com


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A WORD FROM THE PHOTOJOURNALIST

“When I go to the finish line, and take a picture, I feel so connected with the rest of the racing world”.

Who is your main inspiration in photography and why? Darren Heath (http:// www,darrenheath.com/) is my top inspiration. His work is phenomenal. The way he sees the action is totally different and that’s where I want to be. different! How long have you been in photography and how did you develop your style? Leaving some immature photos from school time, I started seeing thru the lens in 2005 and never stopped since then. I started with landscape photography and what I do is fuse motorsport and landscape. What I always look for are lines, reflections, angles which are above or below the eye level. I mean there are photographs which need to taken with standards like portraits but for all other rules are meant to be broken. What type of camera do you use and what are your favorite accessories? I love Canon. My first camera was also Canon (in school days when there was no digital AE1 was my best buddy). Now I use 1DX Mark I and 1Ds Mark IV. For 2016 Canon Middle East supported me with Canon 1DX Mark II. I must say this is the best camera I have seen. The images are perfect. The response of the camera is

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brilliant. Colors that blows the mind. It is simply fantastic. What lens would you choose to carry during F1 and what lens is in your wish list to buy? For F1 my favorite is 400mm 2.8. I wish to get my hands on 500mm. What was your memorable shot in F1 and why is it so memorable to you? In 2012 F1 in Bahrain, It was towards the end of the race and I was walking to photograph the checkered flag. I don’t know why but the part of lens where we mount the monopod got locked. Which means I cannot hold the lens in the correct position with the monopod stand mounted to it. I had 1D Mark IV and 600mm lens. That’s plus 5kgs of weight hand held for several laps. My arms and shoulders went numb but the result is something which till date I admire. What is your favorite F1 photo this year and what do you still wish to shoot? This year there are a lot of images which are my favorite. Thanks again to Canon Middle East for 1Dx Mark II. Since the event shifted to night, my favorite image are the one’s with sparks as this says a lot about speed. Also there are images of drivers which has a lot of expressions, back grounds etc.

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Whether you want to try Crossfit, martial arts, calisthenics or water sports,; Tamarran.com helps you find your favorite sports venues and activities. Simply choose a place, check the availability, and book your slot. You can even book personal trainers!

WHAT’S IN A NAME? Tamaran is a fictional planet in DC Comics inhabited by Tamarreans , an extraterrestrial race. This site is all about you. Whether you want to rent a 35- foot chartered boat and go cruising along Amwaj Islands or get PADI- certified and dive on the open waters, it is your choice. If you want to learn the basics of horse riding, or have a full- day access to swim at Sofitel Zallaq with matching gym facilities, it is up to you. Tamarran.com simply gives you a variety of options. Best of all, it is free! as well as fast. You get instant confirmation by SMS or e-mail. Plus, you can find reviews and comments from real customers so you can think about where you’d like to spend your money on. Comprehensive in scope, Tamarran guarantees that you will not be starved for fitness ever again. For more information: www.tamarran.com +973 36678922

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SEA BASS ON ITS CUTTLEFISH NICOISE PESTO SAUCE SERVES 4 PERSONS - Sea Bass:150g /person (Net Weight) - Dill Cuttlefish Niçoise: - Onion: 100g - Red pepper: 100g - Eggplant: 100g - Courgette: 100g - Garlic: 1 clove - Cuttlefish whites: 120g - Concentrated tomato: 10g - Basil

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PREPARATION Pesto Sauce: - Egg yolk: 2 pieces - Non-fat white cheese: 150g - Garlic: 1 clove - Pine nuts: 3g - Basil - Flour - Salt - Ground Pepper - Cut the fish into fillets and cook them in a steam oven with some dill.

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Cuttlefish Niçoise: - Wash the cuttlefish whites and cut into large pieces. Cook them in a steam oven for 12 to 15 minutes. - Peel, wash and slice the eggplant, courgette, red pepper and leave to stew with the garlic clove bleached. - Add the concentrated tomato, the basil and the sliced cuttlefish whites. Keep on the side. For more information: Sofitel Thalassa Sea and Spa +973 1717 17171 www.sofitel.com

Pesto Sauce: - Put the egg yolks in a bowl and add a spoon of cold water and place it over a bain-marie. - Whisk until creamy, temperature of the sabayon must not exceed 60°C. - Whisk the non-fat white cheese and add a tip of a knife of flour. - Add the basil, the bleached garlic clove and the pine nuts. Mix until smooth. - Mix over a bain-marie so the sauce is kept at temperature. Check seasoning.

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Living well and being fit with

DIABETES BEING DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. HERE ARE SOME STEPS TO GET BACK ON TRACK AND TAKE YOUR HEALTH IN YOUR OWN HANDS. More than 15% of Bahrain’s population has now been diagnosed with diabetes. Lifestyle changes like reduced physical activity, eating more fast food and increased smoking over the last few decades have led to soaring rates of diabetes across the whole Gulf region. Commonly known as lifestyle diseases, obesity and Type 2 Diabetes are often products of our environment and the choices we make in them. The truth of the matter is that Type 2 Diabetes is a fully preventable condition and it’s also close to 100% reversible, provided you take the proper steps to heal your body.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO HEALTH

Lifestyle modifications (including regular exercise) play an integral part in managing and preventing Type 2 Diabetes. There are many other health and fitness benefits associated with physical activity and endurance exercise training. Physical activity is known to prevent the occurrence of cardiac events, and reduce the incidence of strokes, hypertension, depression and chronic injuries.

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SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF REGULAR EXERCISE FOR THE DIABETIC ARE: • Lowers blood sugar levels and improves how your body uses insulin • Decreases blood pressure and makes your heart stronger • Helps control weight by increasing metabolism • Increases muscular strength and stamina • Increases flexibility and improves balance • Reduces stress and improves sense of well being • Helps you sleep better • Boosts energy levels

GETTING STARTED

Although there are many benefits of exercise, it is important to consult with your doctor before starting with any exercise routine. If you're taking insulin or medications, test your blood sugar 30 minutes before exercising. Consider these general guidelines relative to your blood sugar level: • Lower than 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L). Your blood sugar may be too low to exercise safely. Eat a small snack containing 15 to 30 grams of carbohydrates, such as fruit juice, fruit, crackers or even glucose tablets before you begin your workout. • 100 to 250 mg/dL (5.6 to 13.9 mmol/L). You're good to start. For most people this is the ideal range before exercising.

• 250 mg/dL (13.9 mmol/L) or higher. This is a caution zone — your blood sugar may be too high to exercise safely. Living an active life is important. Here are ways to ensure you remain active during the day: • Plan to be as active as possible (walking as often as you can). • Get off the elevator one flight away from your destination and walk up the last flight. • Park at the far end of the parking lot and walk to the office or store. • Get up from your desk during the day to walk around. • Walk your dog. • Reduce TV and computer time.

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JOHAN ESTERHUIZEN is a biokineticist who has a Masters degree in Human Movement Science

Recent research shows that a diabetic fitness program should include both aerobic and resistance exercises:

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• Wear lightweight, comfortable clothing. • Wear shoes that fit properly. • Avoid exercise that causes stress to the feet (e.g. running or jumping). • Inspect your feet after activity for sores. • Drink about 500 ml of water 30-60 minutes before a workout, and 250-300ml of water every 15 minutes during exercise. • Morning exercise may cause your blood glucose to drop less than if you exercise later in the day. • Monitor your blood glucose levels before, if possible during (at least initially), and after exercise to assess your

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requirements for extra food. • If you exercise in the evening, you may need to take a carbohydrate snack before going to bed to prevent a low blood glucose reaction while you sleep. • Start slowly and gradually increase. • Take extra carbohydrates before and during exercise if needed to prevent hypoglycemia. • Always warm up before exercising. • Cool down after exercises. • Don’t hold your breath, exhale with effort. • Maintain good posture. • Listen to your body. • If you feel pain upon exercising, stop.

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Aerobic exercise is typically repetitive movements involving large muscle groups. It is aimed at improving aerobic fitness. Examples of aerobic exercise include walking, swimming and cycling. At least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardiorespiratory exercise each week (30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity 5 days a week) is advised for patients with Type 2 diabetes. Patients with Type 1 diabetes are encouraged to exercise every day. If you haven’t been very active recently, you can start out with 5-10 minutes a day.

RESISTANCE EXERCISE Patients with diabetes should be encouraged to achieve two to three resistance training sessions each week. The goal should be to exercise all the major muscle groups. This includes 8 – 10 exercises, and 10 – 15 repetitions of each exercise. Types of activities include working out with weight machines, light weights, resistance bands, doing body weight exercises(push-ups, squats) or classes that involve strength training.

SAFETY IS THE MAIN PRIORITY Exercise is strongly advocated for all patients with controlled diabetes. After getting the all clear from your doctor, consult with a qualified exercise physiologist or biokineticist to evaluate you and design an exercise program according to your needs.

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MYTH BUSTERS

REMY J. SLEIMAN is the Operations Manager for Carlton Preventive Nutrition Center.

HEALTH MYTH BUSTERS As a dietitian, consulting people on a daily basis, getting to know their thoughts and beliefs in nutrition and healthy eating, made me think of how I can help in spreading the awareness of living healthily Myths and legends, especially in food and nutrition, are so many. What to believe and what to ignore is a bit confusing. I say everything is healthy, in MODERATION; but let’s talk about a few myths that people do take seriously.

FOR YEARS, NUTRITION EXPERTS WARNED THAT EGGS WERE UNHEALTHY Eggs raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes, right? That is WRONG! 75% of the cholesterol in our body is manufactured by the liver which produces lots of cholesterol when you eat saturated fat--something eggs are low in. Eggs are also

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filled with useful nutrients, like unsaturated fat, folate and other B vitamins, which balance any damage caused by their cholesterol content.

FAT-FREE AND LOW-FAT FOODS ARE ALWAYS HEALTHIER THAN FULL-FAT VARIETIES When it comes to dairy products and some other foods, such as meat, you can adopt a simple rule; the less fat, the better. But some good fat in the meal, such as olive oil or canola oil may help prevent heart disease and other disorders.

FROZEN OR CANNED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE LESS NUTRITIOUS THAN FRESH ONES Once picked, fresh fruits and vegetables are more nutritious. However what

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we find on the shelves has had a long journey from the moment they were packed, thus nutrients are lost. On the other hand, frozen fresh goods preserve much of its vitamins and minerals. For example, frozen beans retain twice as much vitamin C as fresh beans; canned spinach and pumpkin have higher levels of vitamin A than fresh ones.

SALADS ARE THE SAFEST LUNCH FOR SLIMMING Just because it is called a salad does not mean it is low in calories. One tablespoon of dressing can contain around 100 calories and more than 10g of fat. Watch out for your salad plate and always make sure you are going with the lowest fat ingredients.

IF I’M NOT OVERWEIGHT, I DON’T HAVE TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT I EAT

Let’s say the body is a machine, don’t you want to use the best fuel to keep it going strong? It is the same with food. Even if you’ve never had a problem with your weight, it’s important to choose healthy foods every day.

FAST FOODS ARE ALWAYS AN UNHEALTHY CHOICE Many fast foods are unhealthy and may affect weight gain. However, if you do eat fast food, choose menu options with care; choose healthy foods that are: • nutrient rich • low in calories • small in portion size. Choose fresh fruit items or nonfat yogurt for dessert. Pick steamed or baked items over fried ones. Sip on water instead of soda. For more information: Carlton Nutrition Center +973 1725 5044 www.carlton-nutrition-center.com

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ENHANCE YOUR LOOKS BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE Looking good always translates to feeling good which helps boost confidence. We checked out top establishments in Bahrain that offer cosmetic procedures in different specialties

VIE LIFESTYLE LAB (THE DOMAIN HOTEL) Specialty: Anti-aging Latest Trends: Collagen Hyaluronic Treatment Starting Prices: BD49 Contact: +973 1600 0000

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aimed at making the client FEEL and LOOK younger with a powerful combination of nature and science. Using natural plant-based, antiaging products combined with the latest cutting-edge facials, we aim to reduce wrinkles, lift and tone skin and restore a youthful glow to your complexion.

This patented age-reversal cosmeceutical program is the first to address the “real age” of the skin with targeted professional solutions. Each cutting-edge, professionalonly treatment utilizes the latest bio-technology to offer cosmeceutical-grade solutions second to none. Designed to correct the signs of aging and transform the way skin should look and react, without invasive methods or down-time. Erase skin imperfections by changing the way your skin

visibly ages. The customized anti-aging facial packs a powerful punch of peptides, antioxidants, firming collagen and hyaluronic filling agents. Reveal a more youthful skin as if you have turned back time itself. A mineral microdermabrasion of volcanic rock and salicylic acid will prepare the skin to receive the “injection–like” effects of our wrinkle filling serums. We can recommend this for ladies and gentlemen looking for anti-aging, firming and anti-wrinkle. www.powerup-mag.com


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IBN-AL NAFEES HOSPITAL

ROYAL BAHRAIN HOSPITAL

Specialty: Anti-aging Latest Trends: Botox injection

Specialty: Anti-aging

Starting Prices: available

Latest Trends: Forehead lift

upon request

Starting Prices: available

Contact: +973 1782 8282 The cosmetic surgery clinic of Ibn-Al Nafees hospital combines the most advanced technology available with high quality care and privacy. One of their most popular treatments, the botox injection is used not just to treat wrinkles, but to prevent them.

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upon request Contact: +973 1724 6888

Botox works by blocking the nerves that contract muscles, softening the appearance of wrinkles.

Sun, wind, and gravity all affect the face resulting in frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead, and an increasing heaviness of the eyebrows. One of the things that can help this syndrome is the forehead lift. This treatment is commonly

used to lift the brow and smooth the forehead, while some can even lower a high hairline and improve facial balance and harmony. A forehead lift usually takes one to two hours to perform and recovery is fast.

DR. ANWAR AL ALAIWAT PLASTIC SURGERY Specialty: Anti-aging Latest Trends: Face lift

BAHRAIN SPECIALIST HOSPITAL

Starting Prices: Available upon request Contact: +973 1724 2528

Specialty: Skin Latest Trends: Fruit acid peel

A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that can remove excess skin as well as tighten it. This procedure can conceal age and restore your youthful appearance in a natural way. A facelift can also help with wrinkles and sagging. The procedure involves the tightening of facial and neck and skin muscles, as well as the removal of excess skin. This procedure is well-known for “setting back the clock�. @powerupmag

Starting Prices: available upon request Contact: +973 1781 2222 The fruit acid peel is a medical aesthetic therapy used to improve the outward appearance of your skin. Fruit acids are generally obtained from grapes, apples, lemons, oranges, and sugar cane. This results in a superficial, fine, peeling of the skin making it perceptibly smoother, finer,

and purer. It is an effective treatment for acne, impure, and large-pored skin, light induced pigment spots and age marks as well as toneless skin. Fruit acid peeling are the mildest form of medical peelings and are also suitable for sensitive skin.

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KING HAMAD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

MARAFIE CLINIC Specialty: Skin

Specialty: Skin

Latest Trends: 21st Century

Latest Trends:Sclerotherapy

Laser hair removal

Starting Prices: available

Starting Prices: available

upon request

upon request

Contact: +973 1744 4444

Contact: +973 1758 5373

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. It involves an injection of a salt solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and the

blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into a scar tissue that fades from view. This treatment, which is available in King Hamad University Hospital, is a good thing for ladies with varicose and spider veins.

The latest technology laser machine in Marafie clinic from Cutera, the pioneer and leader in aesthetic laser technology, excel HR™ offers the most advanced premium hair removal solution for all skin types. Combining Cutera’s proven long-pulse 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser

and a new high-power 755 nm Alexandrite laser with the superiority of sapphire contact cooling, excel HR redefines modern laser hair removal. It is safe, effective and comfortable laser hair removal for the 21st century.

DERMA ONE Specialty: Body Contouring Latest Trends: Carboxy Therapy Starting Prices: Available upon request Contact: +973 1724 0042

AMERICAN MISSION HOSPITAL Specialty: Skin Latest Trends: Cryosurgery for the removal of warts Starting Prices: available upon request Contact: +973 1717 7711 Warts on the skin are very noticeable and can cause a considerable decrease in confidence. The American Mission Hospital can help you if you have this problem. Cryosurgery, the latest in warts removal involves freezing a wart using very 58 | PowerUp | May 2016

cold liquid nitrogen. The liquid nitrogen application usually takes less than a minute. Depending on the size of the wart, patients may be required to have one to four treatments, with one to three weeks space between each treatment.

All patients at Derma One receive a thorough consultation where their concerns, wishes, and expectations are discussed so as to get the best results and customer satisfaction. One of the most-requested treatments is carboxy therapy which is a non-surgical cosmetic medicine treatment. It injects gaseous carbon dioxide below the skin, into the subcutaneous tissue. This treatment kills fat cells, stimulates blood flow, and improves skin elasticity while reducing the appearance of cellulite.

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FOUR SEASONS BAHRAIN BAY

BODYLINE SPORTS AND SPA

Specialty: Body Contouring

Specialty: Body Contouring

Latest Trends: Opulent

Latest Trends: G5 Cellulite Treatment Starting Prices: BD10 for 30 m Contact: +973 1779 3932 One of the most popular treatments in this spa is the G5 cellulite treatment and for good reason, you can see results after the first treatment. The G5 massager is a massaging equipment that

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stimulates the lymphatic system, which helps alleviate problems like lumpy and congested skin. It breaks down cellulite to even the skin. After a G5 session, your skin texture and appearance will be much smoother! This is the reason why this treatment is frequently requested at Bodyline.

Slimming ritual Starting Prices: BD75 for 90 m Contact: +973 1711 5000 The opulent slimming ritual is a carefully selected blend of treatments to deeply cleanse the skin and contour the body. Relax as your body is thoroughly exfoliated using a marine mineral exfoliating body scrub, followed by the application of a mask rich in carefully selected marine extracts and plant essences to stimulate

the lymphatic system and assist in the removal of accumulated toxins that are a common cause of cellulite. While cocooned in your slimming wrap, a deep conditioning hair and scalp mud is massaged into the scalp and hair. Following a refreshing shower, your ritual is complete.

MIDDLE EAST MEDICAL CENTER Specialty: Hair

LAD HAIR RESTORATION MEDICAL CENTER Specialty: Hair Latest Trends: Hair Restoration Starting Prices: available upon request Contact: +973 1782 0920

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Hair restoration allows men and women who have lost more than 80% of their hair to have fuller looking hair. Lad Hair Restoration Medical Center works with the clients to know their needs and goals and to offer solutions that will work temporarily and for a longer time period. Each session begins with a consultation and a timetable for the client who will come away from the treatment with visible results!

Latest Trends: Hair Transplantation Starting Prices: available upon request Contact: +973 1746 4848 Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that moves individual hair follicles from a part of the body called “donor site� to a bald or balding part of the body. It is primarily used to treat male pattern

baldness. Hair transplantation can also be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants.

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COSMETOLOGY

GULF DENTAL SPECIALIST HOSPITAL Specialty: Smile Latest Trends:Laser therapy Starting Prices: available upon request Contact: +973 1774 1444 An exciting new form of dental technology is changing the way dentists—andpatients— view dentistry. Laser dentistry is now enhancing many types of dental surgery for your comfort and convenience. Dental laser surgery uses a beam of intense light to correct your dental problems. The energy produced by the laser actually “cuts” away or vaporizes the tissue it is concentrated on. Dental lasers remove bacteria and infection and then cleanse the area in preparation for restoration—usually in less time

KIMS BAHRAIN MEDICAL CENTRE Specialty: Smile Latest Trends:Fixed Orthodontic Treatment Starting Prices: available upon request and with less irritation than a dental drill. Laser surgery often means less discomfort, an easier recovery, and fewer or shorter appointments than most conventional dental treatments.

Contact: +973 1782 2123 The straight-wire orthodontic treatment is a unique American technique which corrects proclined and irregular teeth at an affordable cost. This process

will move poorly aligned teeth to a more desirable position. This improves the biting position and chewing function as well as the appearance of your teeth.

BAHRAIN DEFENSE FORCE ROYAL MEDICAL SERVICES Specialty: Smile Latest Trends: Prosthodontics

CERAM DENTAL CENTER

Starting Prices: available upon request Contact: +973 1776 6798

Specialty: Smile Latest Trends: Veneer Starting Prices: available upon request Contact: +973 1713 1123 Imagine having a smile that you want to show off at every opportunity. Ceram dental center uses the most comfortable procedures to improve your smile. One of the ways to achieve this

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mega-watt smile is through veneers. Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain) or a composite resin material, which are bound to the front of the teeth. This procedure requires little or no anaesthesia and can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth.

The Bahrain Defense Force Hospital specializes in prosthodontics or the dental rehabilitation of patients with missing and/or deficient teeth and/or oral or maxillofacial tissues. Prosthodontics deals with the cosmetic restoration and replacement of teeth that may have been lost from an accident. This procedure will restore optimum appearance and function to your smile. www.powerup-mag.com


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SKIN CARE

SUMMER

SKINLOVE BY NINA DELA CRUZ

We all know that in the Middle East sunny weather can be very unforgiving especially to the skin. In the peak summer months of July and August, temperatures may reach up to 50° C (122° F). It is very important to keep our skin moisturized and fresh because not only is it a healthy practice but looking good starts with healthy looking skin (not to mention it prevents the signs of ageing). We rounded up a few tips for you to keep your skin glowing even before the real hot weather kicks in.

MOISTURIZE Summer weather can leave the skin dry and rough. Moisturizing prevents skin dryness and damage as well as sun breakage, sun spots and freckles. Use moisturizers with SPF 15 or higher for that added protection. For the ladies, there are tinted moisturizers available that can substitute as your foundation. Apply moisturizing lotion on your body and face moisturizers after your morning shower, throughout the day as much as you want especially on hot afternoons, and before bedtime.

THE BIG H: HYDRATE Hydration is essential everyday but even more during the hot season to prevent dehydration and heat stroke. Who doesn’t love a cool glass of water on a hot day? The more water intake, the better. At least 10 glasses a day keeps you feeling energized and helps decrease stress levels. Fresh juices are good too but try avoiding sodas if you can as they actually leave you more thirsty and adds on unnecessary sugar.

SUNSCREEN

Most people overlook sunscreen and use it only when they go to the beach but this should actually be in line with brushing our teeth every day. Sunscreen

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helps prevent skin diseases brought about by the harmful rays of the sun. There are a lot of sunscreen products out there and some people just don’t know which one to use. Sunscreens can be intimidating. What does SPF/ UVB/UVA mean? And what is the difference between SPF 15/30/50/100? Here is the lowdown: UVB means Ultra Violet B rays which are the sun rays that may cause your skin to burn the outer layer of the skin called dermis. UVA stands for Ultra Violet A rays which penetrate deeper into the epidermis. SPF simply means Sun Protection Factor and the numbers that follow it represents the amount of protection the sunscreen has against UVBs and UVAs. SPF 15 gives 93% protection, SPF 30 gives 97%, SPF 50 protects about 98%, and SPF 100 gives you 99% protection. With most skin types, a sunscreen with SPF 15 should suffice. If you have more sensitive skin you can opt to go higher.

a towel, rather pat it dry so as to not irritate the skin. These are just a few of the many tips to help take care of your skin during the hot season. If you have a daily skincare routine of your own, you can add these tips to your routine. If you don’t have a skincare routine now is a good way to start caring for it. Now go and hit the beach and put on some sunscreen!

EXFOLIATE

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells that clog the pores and also helps your moisturizers do a better job as it penetrates deeper into the skin. It is best to exfoliate in the morning for that all-day fresh rejuvenated feeling. Never rub your face dry with

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COSMETOLOGY

BLEPHAROPLASTY Though aging may cause skin to sag and eyelids to droop, science and modern medicine have worked hand in hand to develop a treatment called blepharoplasty, a “fix” for drooping and swollen eyelids. Gulf Diabetes Specialist Center caters to these kind of treatments.

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very person wants to have an attractive appearance, however it cannot be denied that aging affects our appearance, sometimes for the worst. Ageing is a natural process that affects all parts of the body, however it is not an enemy. Because of today’s advanced technology, many ageing processes can be fixed. One such fix or treatment is “blepharoplasty” or eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty fixes drooping and swollen eyelids to give focus and emphasis back to the eyes. It treats the extra skin, fat, and loose muscles, the so-called “blepharochalasis”. In this cosmetic procedure, the skin lines are used in order to complete the full portrait and reconstruct this vital area of the face. Blepharochalsis does not only affect the appearance but also the function of the eyelids, and in time, heaviness and pressure and even headaches may result apart from vision affectation in severe cases. Blepharoplasty not only treats blepharochalsis; it treats the bags under your eyelids and any deformation following injuries, masses, pimples…etc.

This procedure is done on a one-day-care basis under local anaesthesia. Within a couple of hours, you will be back home, and within a couple of days, able to get back to work. This kind of art is no longer a “What-to-do” question; it is now a “How-to-do” question. I mean it can be performed at the same time as another procedure, such as a brow lift, eyelid lift (Ptosis repair), facelift or skin resurfacing. Every case is a unique one, no procedure is just like another. As an oculoplastic surgeon, I will evaluate your case and discuss it with you. An honest discussion of your hopes and motivation for the procedure will help us meet your expectations. A thorough eye examination will be performed, including vision and taking eyelid photography. Your medical history is a cornerstone in avoiding side effects. You will need to stop aspirin, Ibuprofen (Advil), Naproxen, and any other medication or herbal supplements associated with increased bleeding. It’s best not to use these medications and supplements for two weeks before and after the procedure. Please show me all the medications that you are

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HEALTH & WELLNESS PROF. MAZEN SINJAB is a Senior Ophthalmology Consultant, Refractive Surgeon and Oculoplastic Specialist at GDSC

or were using. Smoking will affect healing, so you will have to quit smoking several weeks before the procedure. The afterprocedure care is also vital. All the instructions will be given to you during discussion of the case and before scheduling the procedure. Insurance coverage may depend on whether the case affects the function of eyelids and vision, or just for cosmetic purposes Remember that because we care in Gulf Diabetes Specialist Center, the Eye Clinic is fully equipped and all the staff will be happy to welcome you and take care of you as soon as you call us. For more information: +973 1723 9239 +973 1723 9171 for appointments www.gulfdiabetes.com

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FAISAL YASEEN is a personal trainer at Fitness First Juffair.

NUTRITION SCIENCE Nutrition Science looks at the metabolic and physiological responses of the body to diet. What sorts of nutrients our body needs, how much it needs and how it breaks down, changes and uses what it takes in. Think of Nutrition Science as what the body needs to eat and drink in order to stay healthy and function well. Different people have different nutritional needs depending on activity levels, age, gender and health.

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KICK START APPROACH TO FAT LOSS:

Many people focus on just losing weight and start doing a lot of Cardiovascular Training (CV) such as running and cycling due to which during the process they often loose muscle where as the main aim should be losing fat and increase muscle which would

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EXERCISE:

It plays a very important role in order for you to achieve the body that you desire, it’s very important to train and choose the correct exercises for your goals making sure the technique is correct in order to avoid any injuries. Both the resistance training and cardiovascular training have benefits but for someone with a goal of losing weight i.e. loosing fats should combine both together and do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

increase fitness levels and improve the body shape, and this can be achieved by combining the CV and Resistance training along with a good diet. Losing weight is always going to be about energy balance. To lose weight the calories coming in must be fewer than calories going out. In order to do this you need to address the three main areas:

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What you eat in private shows in public, So food has a major effect on our health and looks for which we should make right choices when it comes to eating and should know what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat. Someone with a goal of losing fat should keep the carbs low which are rice, pasta, potato, bread and increase the protein levels by eating eggs, chicken breasts, fish and red meats. The reason to keep carbs low is as it’s the main source of energy in our body and if that energy is not consumed it stores as fat in our body and the proteins help in building muscles for which we need to increase in intake of protein. Eating healthy fats is also very important as it helps get rid of the bad fats in the body.

5 PRINCIPLES OF ACCELERATED FAT LOSS: Eat Fat to lose Fat (Means eating foods with healthy fats like Avocado, Almonds, and Fish). Reduce Carbohydrates to prevent unnecessary fat storage and to control insulin which would promote fat burning. Consume sufficient protein to preserve muscle mass and promote optimal recovery following resistance training. Consume plenty of vegetables and drink plenty of water to create an optimal environment for all chemical reactions to boost metabolism. Complete weekly resistance training and high intensity cardio training to boost metabolism.

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METABOLISM:

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is a process in which the body converts the food which we eat into energy, so having a high metabolism helps in burning more as the body constantly keeps working and to increase the metabolism rate it’s important to have smaller portions of meals every 3 hours so instead of having breakfast, lunch and dinner try to keep snacks in-between. A common mistake which most people do while trying to lose weight is by dieting by having 1 or 2 meals a day which is wrong and unhealthy as the metabolic rate drops down, another way to increase the metabolic rate is by doing resistance training.

FAT BURNING WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENTS:

When the word ‘fat burner’ is used to describe a diet pill or weight loss supplement, the product may contain an amphetamine like compound with potentially lethal effects on the central nervous system and heart. ‘Fat burners ‘or ‘fat burning’ weight loss supplements do not burn or reduce fat in a healthy way.

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CALORIE CONSUMPTION:

The amount of calories we need largely varies and depends on how much energy our body requires and is therefore dependent on our metabolism or metabolic rate. Our metabolic rate is the rate at which we use calories. It is particularly influenced by activity and lifestyle. It is faster when we are training or doing physical activity and slower when we are rest. The more active we are, the more calories we need. For more information: Fitness First +973 1713 1499 www.fitnessfirst-me.com/bahrain

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ENVIRONMENT

CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

THE COMPANY

The way that corporations choose to manufacture and/or package their products might affect the environment in ways both big and small. That’s why it’s always refreshing to hear about companies that are promoting sustainable and eco-friendly practices. We sat down with Matthew R. Chapmond, the CEO of ADI Industrial Services Middle East to hear about how his company is contributing to the reduction of carbon footprints one aquadrilling project at a time.

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he aim of Aqua Drill International is to give clients superior cleaning quality, reduce the duration of steam blows, accelerate the start-up, and reduce the startup project cost. ADI cleans large-sized steel, concrete, and plastic pipes with no personnel exposed to dust and confined space risk. The technology used is very environmentally friendly utilizing purely water and specialized tools in cleaning, without harmful chemicals. These proves not only cost-

efficient but also energyefficient. ADI has managed to reduce almost 50% of the cleaning time as well as fuel usage and manpower resources. Their expertise in pre-commissioning of piping before plant start-up and removal of extremely hard incrustations from most complicated pipe configurations add significant value to their operations. The unconventional methods that they use, namely the innovative proprietary technology designed to provide high impact cleaning

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services for specific needs. All techniques and technologies they use are developed and designed “in-house” and exclusively used by Aqua Drill International. The Aqua Milling Process that they have developed is the most advanced cleaning technology available today, based on years of development, continuous improvement in design, and operational excellence. This is severe pipe cleaning at the most efficient, environmentally sound, and cost-effective way possible.

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Founded in 1922, Aqua Drill International offers worldwide specialty industrial pipe, heat exchanger tube, tank, and vessel cleaning services, supporting the efforts of our customers to receive safe, cost-effective, and quality cleaning services. Our industry-leading technology, coupled with our experience and proven implementation record, has enabled ADI to serve major Fortune 500 companies worldwide. It was established in Bahrain in 2012 as a standalone entity and is operational in six countries in the GCC. There are multiple warehouses in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, and Doha that supports their operations. They have chosen Bahrain as their head office for its friendly environment and accessibility to other GCC countries like Saudi Arabia and UAE. ADI can deploy and service through air, land, and sea within two days. Their clients are mostly Fortune 500 companies like Aramco, SABIC, top oil refineries, UAE gas facilities, municipalities within the GCC, and BAPCO. AFTER

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TRAVEL GEAR It’s the season to travel! Make sure you keep fit by packing these essentials with you.

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t’s coming to that time of the year again. The weather is heating up and the racing season round the world is picking up. So, it’s time to travel. It’s no secret that a lot of people living in the GCC like to travel during summer to escape the sweltering heat. Traveling for pleasure and traveling to race is very popular during this period and this means that there is a lot of packing, preparation and body care to consider. There are thousands of articles out there that list things like passports, documents, bank cards and sim cards as important items not to forget for the average traveller. But the reality is that we are not your average traveller. So let’s take a look at some of the important aspects

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of travel for an athlete.

TRAVEL BAGS

The most awkward thing for an athlete to travel with has to be a bicycle. It’s large, has a strange shape and is very difficult to manoeuvre. But it doesn’t have to be. Brands like Scicon (Available at TriLife, Bahrain) make amazing bicycle bags, both hard and soft that will change your world when it comes to travelling with a bicycle. They have developed bags specifically engineered around the geometry and design of all road, mountain and TT bikes. These days, bike bags are so well designed and well-made that your bike is almost guaranteed to arrive on the other side in perfect shape. Not to mention the built in wheels and handles

making navigation through an airport an absolute breeze. Scicon bags also come equipped with official TSA locking mechanisms, allowing your bag to slide through borders hassle free. Having a bike bag also means that you have more packing space. As long as you are within the weight limits, you can actually fill the gaps in your bike bag with small necessities like cycling shoes, helmet and even tools. It is always best to be prepared for the worst. The last thing you need is to arrive at your training camp in Thailand and you are welcomed by the sight of a bent derailer hanger or twisted seat and bars with no easy solution. So packing in a small tool kit like the Lezyne Port-A-Shop is a fantastic idea. Even if you

don’t use it, you have that peace of mind that all will be well on the other side. If you find yourself asking: “How on earth do I use those funny looking tools?” Do not fear. When you purchase the tools from a local bike shops like TriLife in Bahrain, they will be more than happy to give you a quick lesson on how to use them.

COMPRESSION GEARS

It’s no secret that traveling abroad can be tiresome and has some negative effects on your body. And when the reason for your travel is to train, or race, minimising these adverse effects is imperative. Compression gear from brands like Compressport is a tried and

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Compressport-Full-Leg tested way to increase your comfort while traveling. Compression gear aids in blood flow and adds muscle support, both reducing the amount of swelling to your body. This will allow you to resume normal activities as quickly as possible and maybe even eliminate the negative effects of flying altogether. It also keeps you warm on a cold flight.

at their best and of course as a fashion statement. So having a good quality pair of sunglasses in your carry-on luggage is simply a must. There are in fact brands out there that have managed to produce a product that incorporates all three of these things into one. Rudy Project has a range of eye candy that is simply a necessity for the traveling athlete.

EYE PROTECTION

TIME AND LOCATION TRACKERS

Shades, specs, eyes, sunglasses. Whatever you call them, they are important for so many reasons. Sunglasses are used for three main reasons: protecting your eyes from the elements, helping your eyes perform

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For a frequent flyer, keeping track of the time in different times zones can be quite a pain. Especially when hopping on and off connecting flights. When

you consider your need to keep track of time, the need for a good quality training computer and the fact that you most likely wear a watch throughout the day anyway, something like a good quality GPS sports watch might be worth adding to your birthday wish list. It combines all of these needs into one solution. A fully functional GPS sports watch like the Garmin Fenix 3 is so much more than just a training tool and fashion accessory. It allows you to track your path while on an African safari, monitor the weather conditions while on the beach in Mallorca, and even retrace your steps through the streets of Paris. The series of Garmin Fenix 3

watches offer automatic time zones, reminders, full training and racing functionality across all sports, social media and instant messaging interface, light weight functionality and is a good looking accessory! It’s everything the traveling athlete needs, all on your wrist. Genius! So there are a lot of products out there that have been designed to make your traveling experience a whole lot simpler. Globe-trotting no longer has to be the end of the world. It can actually be quite exciting and a relaxing experience. For more information: Trilife +973 7733 3777 www.gotrilife.com May 2016 | PowerUp | 69


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GROOMING

Summer

GROOMING The summer season calls for special kinds of products that will mattify, refresh, and hydrate the skin throughout the long, hot days. Check out our picks for summer grooming.

For Me Moisturizer/Lotion The cosmetics at German Skincare Center are exclusively mixed for each customer and is free of emulsifiers, preservatives, mineral oils, parabens, alcohol, and perfume. Farell International German Skincare Center boasts of only natural treatments that reduces wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation as well as large pores and stretch marks. For more information: Ferell International +973 +973 17722696 www.beauty-manama.com

Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector Dark splotches on the forehead, cheeks, and upper lip (also known as melasma) make their peak appearance in summer. Apply a fade cream nightly like this Clinique lotion to keep them at bay.

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Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer An oil-free moisturizer with sunblock for everyday will calm skin parched from the sun.

Clarins Age Control Hand Cream Summer wreaks havoc on the skin especially on the think skin of your hands. Wrinkles and pigments will especially show up now so be sure to use sunblock daily. The Clarins hand cream hydrates and gives SPF coverage.

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Slovakia :8DAYS

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Cost includes

Cost includes

• 4nights accommodation in Sarajevo • 2nights accommodation in Mostar • 4star hotels in both places • Daily breakfast • Sightseeing tour with guide & Entry Fees • Transportation

• 7nights accommodation in Bratislava • 4star hotel • Daily breakfast • Sightseeing tour with guide and entry fee • Transportation

Georgia: 8DAYS Rate: BD306 Cost includes

Slovenia: 8DAYS Rate: BD319 Cost includes

• 2nights accommodation in Kazbegi • 2nights accommodation in Lopota Lake • 3nights accommodation in Tbilisi • 4star hotels in all places • Daily breakfast • Sightseeing tour with guide • Transportation

• 3nights accommodation in Bled • 4nights accommodation in Portoraz • 4star hotel • Daily breakfast • Pletna boat ride • Transfer to Piran and guided tour • Sightseeing tour with guide and entry fee • Transportation

Armenia: 8DAYS

Croatia: 10DAYS

Cost includes

Cost includes

• 7nights accommodation in Yerevan • 4star hotel • Daily breakfast • Sightseeing tour with guide and entry fee (except for Tsakhadzor ropeway ) • Transportation

• 3nights accommodation in Zagreb • 3nights accommodation in Dubrovnick • 3nights accommodation in Split • 4star hotel • Daily breakfast • City Tours in all places • Transportation

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WATCHES

SPORTY

TIMEPIECES SPORTS AND HOROLOGY HAVE ALWAYS HAD A LONG AND VALUABLE PARTNERSHIP. CHECK OUT THESE TIMEPIECES WE SOURCED THAT ARE PERFECT FOR THE SPORTS MINDED PERSON IN YOUR LIFE.

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TAG Heuer Aqua Racer This is the essential sports watch inspired by the aquatic world. Its advanced technology make it a benchmark for performance, strength, and precision. With the legendary six features of a professional dive watch, it offers unrivalled reliability, utility, and ruggedness. With its ingenious design, Aquaracer offers a charismatic expression of indomitable spirit.

Like its 1975 predecessor, the new Marinemaster Professional 1000m Diver’s has the two-layer case construction that is now the trademark of Seiko’s professional diver’s watches. Thanks to the strength of the inner case structure, the specially designed L-shaped gasket and the screw-down glass fixing ring, the watch is effectively impermeable to helium and can be safely used for saturation diving to great depths. The use of ceramic for the outer shell enhances shock resistance and also prevents any unintentional rotation of the bezel. In September 2014, Seiko professional diver’s watches of the same case construction were subjected to the most extreme test imaginable. Affixed to the exterior hull of KAIKO 7000 II, a remotely operated undersea research vehicle, they performed perfectly down to a depth of 3,000m. For more information: Ambassador Stores +973 1722 5513

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Summer time is the perfect time to hit the road and what better way than with the TREK DOMANE?

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KEY FEATURES MONUMENTAL ADVANTAGE Domane with ISO Speed has it all: blistering speed and incredible race comfort and stability, even on the summer desert landscape of Bahrain. Don’t endure. Conquer. Powering over centuriesold cobbles, charging up dizzying climbs, descending on rails for an epic win, that’s how Fabian Cancellara rides his Domane. How will you ride yours?

Trek OCLV Carbon frame lets you ride stronger for longer ISO Speed doubles compliance to conquer the roughest roads Power Transfer Construction puts all your power to the road Exceptionally stable geometry and flawless shifting The new Domane provides a wider range of compliance— the amount it moves when it encounters a bump in the road, ranging from the stiffness of the Madone, to 14% more compliance than the previous Domane.

It can be easily adjusted. Just a single bolt needs to be loosened to adjust the slider in the seat tube. It’s not a change you can make on the fly. The bolt is neatly integrated into the lower bottle cage mount. This sliding lever changes the level of compliance, from the lowest position which offers 14% more compliance than the current Domane, to the top setting, which makes it as stiff as the Emonda. The bike features a pair of seat tubes, connected via the ISO Speed decoupler with a lower bolted joint. The slider adjusts the space between the two halves of the twin seat tube, allowing the seat mast to deflect rearwards. The slider contacts both the lower seat mast tube and main frame tube to limit the fore deflection of the lower seat mast per the user’s preference. www.powerup-mag.com


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FRONT ISO SPEED While the rear ISO Speed is impressive enough, the front ISO Speed acts as a decoupler that allows the steerer tube to move back and forth which results in a 10% increase in vertical compliance.

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Trek has also developed a new ISO Core handlebar that contributes to the front-end compliance. It has a thermoplastic elastometer integrated into the carbon fiber layup, throughout the entire handlebar, that is intended to dissipate vibrations by 20%. It does this anywhere on the handlebar, whether you’re riding in the drops or in the hoods.

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available in rim and disc brake versions. The rim brake version moves to direct mount brake calipers, and Trek has developed a new fork for the rim brake bike that increases compliance by 7%. For the disc bike, Trek is using a fork with a 12-mm thru axle, which is increasingly looking to becoming the new brake standard. Trek is also using the flat mount standard, as most new disc brakes are these days.

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GADGETS

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YOUR LIFE Viva Bahrain has launched a series of connected digital solutions under “VIVA Connected Life”. Tailored for homes and cars, and with portable devices for child tracking and health monitoring, it allows people to cope with the modern lifestyle via innovative technological solutions.

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BD 75 VIVA MOBILE HEALTH KIT VIVA Bahrain has partnered with King Hamad University Hospital and iHealth to introduce the allnew pack of VIVA Mobile Health Devices. VIVA Mobile Health Kit includes an award-winning blood pressure monitor and blood glucose monitor that sync directly with free mobile apps and make monitoring, viewing, storing, and sharing of health vitals simple and comprehensive. **The VIVA Mobile Health Kit includes a discount voucher from King Hamad University Hospital. The voucher provides a 50% discount on the first private clinic visit charge to Dr. Dalal Alromaihi (consultant endocrinologist) at King Hamad University Hospital, which will include a review of personal and medical history along with a questionnaire.

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ECOBEE3 Ecobee3 thermostat uses thousands of data points to automatically make intelligent and personalized heating and cooling decisions to save you money on energy costs, improve your home’s heating and cooling performance and ultimately make you comfortable in your home. Plus, Ecobee3 will send you an alert if anything is not working. Ecobee3 Smart WiFi Thermostat (with one remote sensor)

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CAR AUTOMATION POWERED BY VINLI Installing Vinli is as easy as plugging a USB drive into a computer. All that VIVA customers need to do is just insert the Vinli device into the car’s data port, and within seconds they will have access to an endless range of apps on their smartphone, ranging from safety and entertainment to on-board Wi-Fi.

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The Malak-e watch is a tracking watch for children that allows parents to easily locate, monitor, and contact their children at anytime, anywhere. The Malak-e watch can be configured to allow children to call their parents at any time. A mobile app enables parents to stay connected with their children at the touch of a button. For more information VIVA Bahrain Hotline: 124 LOCATE YOURCHILD ON THE MAP

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SPORTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS LISTINGS

SPORTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS

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If we don’t take care of our bodies, where will we live? Our body is our temple, and the place where our spirits are nurtured. Take care of it by making an effort to include fitness in your daily regime. Here are some ideas to get you started.

At the Bahrain Riding School Saar

Horse Riding Try out the sport of kings in the many different stables located around the island. Al Salam Horse Riding School Location: Maqaba, Manama Tel: +973 3968 7755 Awali Riding Club Location: Bapco Club, Awali Tel: +973 17756525

SPORTS LISTINGS Badminton A round or two of shuttlecock is sure to make the stress go away, and is a great way to reunite with friends. Try it here. Bapco Badminton Club Location: Awali Tel: +973 17753666 The Indian Club Location: Zubara Avenue, Manama Tel: +973 17253157

Board Games Who says board games are not sports? Scrabble, chess, and monopoly are pretty awesome games. Bahrain Board Game Club Location: Bapco Club, Awali Tel: +973 39461889

Bowling Another popular sport in this island, a game of nine or ten-pins is a perfect way to punctuate a great weekend. Awali Bowling Center Location: Bapco Club, Awali Tel: +973 17753666 Bahrain Bowling Association Location: Manama Tel: +973 17822077 Busheri Bowling Center Location: Diplomatic Area Tel: +973 17292313 Dana Bowling Centre Location: Jidhafs Tel: +973 1755 8500 Funland Bowling Centre Location: Al Fateh Highway Tel: +973 17292313 Magic Planet Location: Bahrain City Centre, Seef District Tel: +973 1774 9499

Bahrain Riding Club Location: Barbar Village Tel: +973 17690448 Ozone Entertainment Centre Location: Sitra Mall Tel: +973 1774 9499

Basketball Football isn’t the only sport islanders and expats are crazy about in Bahrain. Basketball too, has legions of fans.

Dilmun Club Stables Location: Saar Tel: +973 17693766 Shakhoora Riding Center Location: Manama Tel: +973 17591103 Twin Palms Riding Centre Location: Maqaba, Manama Tel: +973 3968 7755

Bahrain Basketball Association Location: Manama Tel: +973 17741010 EZ Fit Sports Complex Location: Budaiya Tel: +973 17692378 FCBG SBP Bahrain Pinoy Basketball Sports League www.facebook.com/ FcbgSbpBahrainPinoyBasketball Muharraq Club Location: Muharraq Tel: +973 1767 0133

At the Lets Play Sports event organized by The Ministry of Sports

G R AV I T Y I N D O O R S K Y D I V I N G Experience the feeling of weightlessness and practice your skydiving moves at the country’s first 50 foot windtunnel! Find out more on www.gravitybah.com | Tel. No. 13 10 00 00

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Sports, Health and Fitness Ice Skating Funland – Relive your childhood days and dreams of being an ice skater in the only ice skating rink in Bahrain. Location: Al Fateh Highway Tel: +973 17292313

Martial Arts There are many schools of martial arts in the world, and you can try Brazilian jiu-jitsu, karate, muay thai, boxing, and other kinds of self-defense. Bahrain Aikido Academy Location: Somerset Hotel, Juffair Tel: +973 36413111

A ride with David Plese -- Zallaq

Cricket

Though most of Bahrain’s cricketeers use the island’s vast, abandoned parking lots, you can also do some cricket here. Awali Cricket Club Location: Muharraq Tel: +973 17756959 Awan Cricket Club Location: Rasha Plaza Blg., Manama Tel: +973 3358 4869

TriLife Location: Zallaq Tel: +973 77333777

Tekkers Football Academy Location: RCSI, Busaiteen Tel: +973 37709010

Football

Winners Football Center Location: Isa Town Tel: +973 17442434

Football has many permutations and rugby football is one of them. Learn how to be the next David Beckham in these schools. Arabian Celts GAA Location: Rugby Club, Janabiyah Website: www.arabiancelts.com

SLC Grounds Location: Riffa Tel: +973 17276134

Arsenal Soccer Shool Bahrain Location: Almoayyed Tower, Seef Tel: +973 17561615

Cycling

Bahrain Rugby Football Club Location: Janabiyah Tel: +973 17695809

Cycling is an awesome way to tone your glutes and get fit. Start your routine in any of these clubs.

Muharraq Club Location: Riffa Tel: +973 17750777

Bahrain Triathlon Club Location: Rugby Club Tel: +973 39943539

Riffa Sports Club Location: Riffa Website: http://riffa-club.com

Awali Golf Club Location: Awali Tel: +973 17756770 The Royal Golf Club Location: Riffa Tel: +973 17750777

Goju Karate Club Location: Um Al Hassam Tel: +973 39659510 Japan Karate Association Location: Budaiya Tel: +973 38449994 Reza’s Martial Art Center Location: Road 2848, Block 528, Building 1588 Al Alawi Palms, Barbar Tel: +973 17694646

Super Soccer Academy Location: Isa Town & Amwaj Tel: +973 39833933

Pinoy Mountain Bikers Location: Zallaq Tel: +973 17660956

Sparta Sports Academy of St Christopher Location: Rugby Club, Janabiyah Website: www.arabiancelts.com

Skate Shack Location: Budaiya Tel: +973 17697176

The Football Academy Bahrain Location: Al-Mazrowiah, Riffa Tel: +973 77300000

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Golfers are said to live long, healthy lives. Pick up that club and get your way to the grounds.

Bahrain MMA Location: Tubli Tel: +973 17611909

Isa Town Football Club Location: Isa Town Tel: +973 17442434

Awali Wheelers Location: Zallaq Tel: +973 17660956

Bahrain Cycling Association Location: Manama Tel: +973 17660956

Golf

Bahrain Karate Center Location: Saar Tel: +973 38449994

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*These are only some of the numerous sports clubs in Bahrain. We will continue next issue. If you want to include your club in the listings, or in our sports club feature, do drop us a line at editorial@power-up.mag.com.

Running If you jog for even 10 minutes a day, you’ll be less stressed, have higher metabolism, and start to lose weight. But don’t jog alone! Join these people for heartpumping fun! Bahrain Road Runners Location: Manama Tel: +973 33095515 Website: ems.bahrainroadrunners.com Bahrain Triathlon Club Location: Rugby Club Tel: +973 39943539 Bahrain Hash House Harriers Tel: +973 17862620 Website: www.bahrainhash.com Bahrain Round Table Location: Um Al Hassam Website: http://brt1.net/ Saar Social Runners Location: Saar Tel: +973 39542723

Snookers Bring your entourage and get ready for a night of entertainment! Snookers and billiards are a lot of fun in Bahrain. Bahrain Billiards and Snooker Federation Location: Mahooz, Manama

Motor Sports The Bahrain International Circuit is world-famous for F1 races, but its not the only place to try motor sports. Check out these other places. Bahran International Circuit Location: Sakhir Tel: +973 17450000 Bahran International Karting Circuit Location: Sakhir Tel: +973 17451745 Bahrain Motorcycle Club Location: Manama Tel: +973 17542004 Bahrain Motor Federation Location: Sakhir Tel: +973 17452000 Circuit Racing Club Location: Sakhir Tel: +973 17452000 EK Kanoo Racing Location: Manama Website: www.ekanooracing. com Motorsport Marshals Club (MMC) Website: www.mmcbh.com

Watersports

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Since Bahrain is an island destination, watersports abound here.

Jimmy’s Snookers & Billiard Club Location: Mahooz, Manama Tel: +973 17716147

Al Bander Resort Location: Riffa Tel: +973 17701201

Tennis

Amwaj Marina Location: Amwaj, Muharraq Tel: +973 16011160

This club partners with the GOYS to discover raw diamonds in the tennis field and train them to become elite players.

Bahrain Yacht Club Location: Sitra Tel: +973 17700677

Bahrain Tennis Association Location: Mahooz, Manama Tel: +973 17687236

Bahrain Sailing Club Location: Zallaq Tel: +973 1783 6078 Coral Bay Bahrain Location: Al Fateh, Manama Tel: +973 17312700 Durrat Marina Yacht Club Location: Durrat Al Bahrain Tel: +973 77700777

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Sports, Health and Fitness Shousha Gym Location: Hidd Tel: +973 7710 7706 Tribal Fitness Location: Budaiya Tel: +973 39473710 Olympia Gym Location: Zayed Town Tel: +973 17782782 Oxygen Gym Location: Budaiya Tel: +973 17616165 Profiles Fitness Center Location: Mahooz Tel: +973 17727766

Jetskiing at Sofitel Thalassa Sea and Spa Bahrain. Hawar Island Location: Rugby Club Tel: +973 17312700

Zallaq Sailing Club Location: Manama Tel: +973 17632102

Paddle Sports Location: Manama Tel: +973 34195125 Scuba Master Location: Um Al Hassam Tel: +973 17292154 Skate Shack Location: Budaiya Tel: +973 17697176 The Yacht Club Location: Rugby Club Tel: +973 17312700 Art Rotana Location: Amwaj Island Tel: +973 16000111 Sofitel Location: Zallaq Tel: +973 17636363

FITNESS LISTINGS Gyms & Fitness Centres Start the new year right with a gym membership! Sign up to any of these fitness studios. Al Ghossaibi & Ghassan Gym Location: Manama Tel: 17695911 Ahmed’s Predator Studio Location: Jannusan Tel: +973 33042202 Fitness First Manama Tel: +973 17695911 Juffair Tel: +973

Riffa Tel: +973 Blacksmith Gym Location: Tubli Tel: +973 17695911 Crossfit BlackSmith Location: Hamala Tel: +973 6663 2222 CrossFit Delmon Location: Al Nakheel Tel: +973 39533130 / 36755499 Curves Location: Saar Tel: +973 17691496

So Fit Gym Location: Sofitel, Zallaq Tel: +973 17636394 SwissBell Hotel Location: Seef District Tel: +973 17211133 Profiles Fitness Center Location: Adliya Tel: 17727766 World Beat Fitness Center & Café Location: Saar Tel: +973 17612576

Spa & Health Clubs

Step into any of these spas for a rejuvenating experience.

Dream Body Centre Location: Sanabis Tel: +973 17582982

Bodyline Sports and Spa Location: Saar Tel: 17793932

Equilibre Gym, Spa & Salon Location: Manama Tel: +973 77066033

Coral Spa Location: Al Fateh Highway Tel: +973 17313131

Fitness Tower Location: Al Safir, Juffair Tel: +973 17813815

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay Location: Manama Tel: +973 1711 5000

FIT Gym & Spa Location: Sehla Tel: +973 77017711

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Location: Seef District Tel: +973 1758 0000

JFC Fitness Center Location: Manama Tel: +973 77072220

Reborn Spa at Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa Location: Seef District Tel: +973 1711 1999

My Gym Location: Seef Tel: +973 1756566 Reps Fitness Studio Location: Sehla Tel: +973 77377348

Sparadise Spa & Salon Location: Shaikh Hamad Causeway Tel: +973 17313131

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LISTINGS Le Mirage Health Club at The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa Location: Diplomatic Area Tel: +973 17531666 Vie Spa at The Domain Bahrain Hotel Location: Diplomatic Area Tel: +973 17313131 Hani Suites & Spa Location: Seef District Tel: +973 1758 1100 Al Areen Palace Hotel & Spa Location: Zallaq Tel: +973 1784 5000 Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Hotel Location: Zallaq Tel: +973 1763 6363 Heavenly Spa at The Westin Bahrain City Centre Location: Seef District Tel: +973 1717 1000 British Club Bahrain Location: Adliya Tel: +973 17728245 Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain Location: Muharraq Tel: +973 1746 0000 Dessange Location: Adliya Tel: +973 17713999 La Fontaine Centre for Contemporary Art & Spa Location: Manama Tel: +973 1723 0123

Sports, Health and Fitness Pineapple Spa Location: Adliya Tel: +973 17712000

HEALTH & WELLNESS Hospitals Hospitals We often show our car more love and respect than we do ourselves. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor, make an appointment with your dentist and doctor today. Here are a few places to check out Aster Medical Centre Bahrain Location: Gudaibiyah Tel: 973 1771 1811 Al Hilal Hospital Location: Muharraq Tel: +973 17344199 Al Kindi Specialised Hospital Location: Tel: +973 17240444 American Mission Hospital Location: Manama Tel: +973 17177711 Awali Hospital Location: Awali Tel: +973 753333

Bahrain Specialist Hospital Location: Juffair Tel: +973 17812000 German Orthopedic Hospital Location: Salmaniya Tel: +973 17239988 Salmaniya Medical Hospital Location: Salmaniya, Manama Tel: +973 17288888 Ibn Al Nafees hospital Location: Mahooz Tel: +97317828282 International Hospital of Bahrain Location: Jidhafs Tel: +973 17598222 International Medical City Hospital Location: Riffa Tel: +973 490006 Kims Bahrain Medical Center Location: Umm Al Hassam Tel: +973 17822123 King Hamad University Hospital Location: Muharraq Tel: +973 17444444 Middle East Medical Centre (MEM) Location: Muharraq Tel: +973 17239329 Royal Bahrain Hospital Location: Salmaniya Tel: +973 17246800

Ceram Dental Center Location: Maqsha Tel: +973 17131123 Dr Haifa Eye Hospital Location: Bu ghazal Tel: +973 17252574 Dr Tariq Hospital Location: Mahooz Tel: +973 17822822 German Skin Care Centre Location: Zinj Tel: +973 17722696 Gulf Dental Speciality Hospital Location: Mahooz Tel: +973 17741444 Gulf Diabetes Specialist Centre Location: Salmaniya Tel: +973 17239329 Haffadh Specialised Dental Hospital Location: Suwayfiyah Tel: +973 17722696 Lad Hair Restoration Location: Mahooz Tel: +973 17820920 Marafie Skin Care & Laser Clinic Location: Sanabis & Busaiteen Tel: +973 17585373 Noor Specialist Hospital Location: Manama Tel: +973 17260001

Bahrain Defence Force Hospital Location: Riffa Tel: +973 17766666

Clinics & Spelialised Centers

Seef Dental Clinic Location: Seef District Tel: +973 17587991

Bahrain International Hospital Location: Tel: +973 17598222

Dental health is linked to heart health. Take care of your heart and teeth by visiting a dentist.

Smile Dental Clinic Location: Zinj Tel: +973 17400899

InterContinental Regency Bahrain Location: Manama Tel: +973 1722 7777 Dessange Location: Adliya Tel: +973 1722 7777 Curves Novotel Al Dana Resort Location: Muharraq Tel:17298430 Gulf Hotel’s Health and Recreation Club Location: Adliya Tel: 17726184 Lei Garden Skin Care Location: Adliya Tel: +973 17290008

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