Hottest fitness trends of 2013

But did you know some of the most popular races are also the dirtiest? Events like Tough Mudder and Spartan Race are obstacle runs that often include wall climbs, army crawling under barbed wire and, of course, dredging through mud pits. If youre considering trying an obstacle race, our own SportsDoc panelist Cassie Haynes shared her top tips to prepare and train for a Tough Mudder . More coverage Cohen added: Every race is different, but theres one thing they all have in common: everyone who finishes seems to want to do it again. 2.
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In the field: Fitness instructor helps others lose a ton

“I’ve always been a little leery about weight loss contests. I get nervous about the way people are going to lose weight. I’d like it to be sustainable.” — Tani Wojcinski

Its a resistance training program thats all set to music in a group fitness format. What should people know if theyre looking to start a fitness class? I think starting is one of the hardest things to do, but once you get going, find something that you enjoy and that feeds your soul, something to move with physically. Theres so many different options. Just try a lot of different things and find what fits for you.
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Al Marri tops Dubai Fitness Championship leaderboard

Held under the patronage of Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, this years competition is expected to be even more intense than the inaugural edition last year. The preliminary rounds started last Sunday and after one week, it was Al Marri at the top of the qualifying standings after finishing the fitness regimen in a time of 12:11.22 minutes. Dubais Al Marri is followed by Hallvard Borsheim from Norway with a second-best time of 12:27.22 while the UAEs Faisal Al Marzouqi with 12:53.18 is in third place. Ross Gilmour from Scotland is in fourth with 12:54 and the UAEs Saud Saif Al Shamsi, who was at the top of the standings after the first two days of qualifying, found his time of 13:58.40 the fifth best in the qualifying. Launched by Shaikh Majid last year, the championship is aimed at raising awareness of the importance of exercise and health, while promoting fitness among UAE residents, especially Emiratis. The qualifying rounds will conclude on September 8, after which the best 36 in each category will feature in the finals to be held at a specially set-up circuit at The Dubai Mall from September 12-14.
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