Club Night at THE ROOM Abu Dhabi is a unique vibe in Abu Dhabi for people who want to train quite hard in an atmosphere that feels like a party. This weekend your trainers, Milos and Peter have decided to use the incredible energy of the Ultra Music Festival straight form Downtown Miami to the Terrace of THE ROOM Abu Dhabi and THE CYCLING ROOM.
For a little teaser of the atmosphere your Care Team is ready to bring:
We’ll kick off the weekend as of 5 pm on THE TERRACE where you can get ready for your #trainingparty or your #partyonbike. We’ll kick off with some chill house music and refreshments. 30 minutes later the party really starts!
SHAPE CLUBNIGHT on the TERRACE – 5.30pm – Milos
SPINNING CLUBNIGHT in THE CYCLING ROOM – 6pm – Peter
Start smiling as soon as you leave work on Thursday and drive to THE ROOM for your amazing #trainingparty! If you have friends that might just want to soak up the vibe and hang out on THE TERRACE or in THE LIVE-IN ROOM, we ll make sure they will receive a warm welcome while they wait for you to join them for the rest of the night.
Your music mix will be lined up by resident DJ and MI for the Spinning® Program Peter.
At the change of year many of us have a moment of self-reflection. And it is up to you to decide to take actions or to let these ‘Moments’ pass.
THE ROOM encourages you to DESIGN THE FUTURE you deserve now!
End of year often makes you ask questions such as:
What went well last year?
What should or could I do better?
What do I really want to change in the next year?
How can I achieve these things?
You probably want one of the following changes when we speak about fitness and lifestyle:
I want to feel better, fitter, healthier
I want to look better, get back in shape like when I was younger
I recently got a health wake-up call and really want to do something about that
I want to set myself a ‘race/performance’ goal and this is the year for it
THE ROOM and its Care Team members are excited to share 20+ years of experience in Fitness and Lifestyle with you and has tailored different ways to train together based on how self-motivated and committed you are about your fitness and lifestyle goals.
Which of the below three statements applies most to you:
‘When I set myself a goal (fitness and lifestyle), I am fully committed and self-motivated. I don’t need much external help, just a great environment and quality classes.’
‘When I set myself a goal, I am quite ok at keeping myself motivated but could use a training buddie or coach to keep me motivated and on track.’
Whenever I set myself a goal in the past, I often did not make it as fitness has never been my thing. Somewhere along the road I lost motivation and/or focus. I really need a personalized touch to my training to keep me committed.’
Now that you have given yourself this honest answer to these statements it is very easy to see how you could get the best out of your training at THE ROOM.
Here are your choices:
You are self-motivated (but you do want to set yourself a goal or challenge):
Join us for the 6+1 month or annual unlimited group class membership and join the #100DayCommitment!
What else is included in these memberships?
A brief consultation (with a selected or designated trainer) upon registration about how to use the timetable and various classes to best match your goals and needs. (same after 2-4-6 months)
Body Composition measurements at these same intervals mentioned above.
#100DayCommitment chart and follow up.
You are intermediately self-motivated:
Join the unique NEW YOU program.
1 personal training session per week and a plan made by your trainer to join group classes for the remainder of the week! During the program you will receive body composition testing as well as receive a heart rate tracking monitor to gauge your training intensities!
I need help or be part of a team to stay motivated:
iCHANGE is for you! Starting next on January 15th. A great 28 Day Kickstart fitness and lifestyle program unique in its kind.
5 training sessions a week made up of a great combination of cardio, strength and conditioning, mobility and relaxatipon sessions.
The fun and engaging #28DayChallenge and the challenge tracker
body composition and measurements
great nutritional advice
a team whatsapp group to encourage each other.
A truly great program for you if you have never had a healthy fitness and lifestyle habit or if you lost it for a while as life got really busy! Physically and mentally challenging surely for all levels, but the personal touch in a relatively small group environment makes it a program with a high sustainability and success rate.
As you can see, we are ready and excited to take you on #anextraordinaryroad of fitness and lifestyle in 2017!
Background of Foundations rides at THE CYCLING ROOM
One of the many rides that we offer at THE CYCLING ROOM is the Foundations class. Many people ask me if this is the beginners ride and I always answer the same way: It’s a great place to start building your fitness, however, the foundations class is the class where everyone can build a strong fitness base, beginners or advanced.
There are two basic energy systemsyou use when training:
Anaerobic – used in Performance, Belief and Tabata rides. This energy system is split into 2 pathways: ATP-CP and Glycolytic
Aerobic – used in all rides
Foundations rides only utilise the aerobic energy system. The benefits of aerobic exercise include:
Increased maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max)
Improvement in cardiovascular/cardio respiratory function (heart and lungs)
Increased blood supply to muscles and ability to use oxygen
Lower heart rate and blood pressure at any level of sub-maximal exercise
Increased threshold for lactic acid accumulation
Lower resting systolic and diastolic blood pressure in people with high blood pressure
Increased HDL Cholesterol (the good cholesterol)
Decreased blood triglycerides
Reduced body fat and improved weight control
Improved glucose tolerance and reduced insulin resistance
Foundations rides train your fitness base.
Unfortunately, you can’t build both your aerobic and anaerobic systems at the same time very well. The idea behind foundation rides is to train your aerobic energy system specifically and solely.
Why is this important? The more work you perform aerobically, or in the presence of oxygen, the more efficient you are. Prolonged aerobic training produces muscular adaptations that improve oxygen transport to the muscles, reduces the rate of lactate formation, improves the rate of lactate removal and increases energy production and utilization. These adaptations occur slowly over time.
Fat is a primary fuel source for the aerobic energy system. Over the course of a base period your body learns to break down and utilize fat as an energy source more efficiently. As an added bonus, this adaptation helps post-exercise fat metabolism as well.
There are 3 styles of Foundations rides that you will find at THE CYCLING ROOM:
· Steady heart-rate rides
· Aerobic interval ride
· Low end strength rides
1. Steady heart-rate rides
This is a class where participants will be moved through a series of techniques whilst maintaining a heart rate within a 5-beat-window.
2. Aerobic interval rides
This is a class where the participants will be moved through a series of techniques which will move their heart rate through a series of high and low intervals
These rides should hold a clear structure and repetitions to teach participants control over heart rate, consciousness of intensity and limits and the skill of recovery through efficient breathing.
3. Low end strength rides
In this class, participants will be lead into climbing techniques. The aim of this class is to develop muscular endurance at an aerobic leveland prepare riders for harder workouts such as Performance and Tabata. These rides contribute vastly to strengthening of tendons and ligaments which contributes largely to prevention of injuries later on.
To attend our Spinning(R) Foundations rides or any of the other different ride at THE CYCLING ROOM, check out our latest schedule here at
Mim Kleiberg is a Star 3 Spinning Instructor, personal trainer and Co-owner of THE ROOM Abu Dhabi. She is an avid cyclist and triathlon competitor and is currently training for long distance triathlon.
Please read below what partners of THE ROOM – Herculean, have to say about functional training! We love to see our partners having similar thoughts about training. You can find excellent functional training sessions in our SHAPE classes. A great metabolic conditioning session combining cardio and strength alternations.
Arm balances in yoga can often be intimidating to those who have never done them before. In this 90-minute vinyasa yoga class, we will explore the secrets of making arm balances easy so you can feel light enough to fly.
In this workshop, you’ll experience the power of your breath and what it feels like to laugh on a yoga mat. This is a class open to all levels – beginners and advanced students are both welcome.
Join Matt for this awesome workshop happening on December 7th at THE ROOM Zayed Sports City, 5.30 pm – 7 pm.
About Matt Corker :
Matt (hailing from Vancouver, Canada) is a 200 hr RYT in Radiantly Alive Yoga and a faculty member for The Sacred Fig Yoga Teacher Trainings that happen annually in Bali, Goa, and Costa Rica annually. This vinyasa-based style uses music, challenging asana (postures), spiritual insight, pranayama (breath exercises), meditation, humour, and yogic themes relevant for the modern yogi to enrich the student’s experience and cultivate awareness. Matt uses yoga to complement his other active escapades – be them running half marathons, cycling, or trying out the newest workout class in Vancouver.
Call 02/ 4444 945 to sign up and know more about the workshop.
Peter: ‘Joining the Spinning Master Instructor team in 2010 allowed me to:
Become an international lecturer in the fields of cardiovascular training through (stationary) cycling
Lecture and coach on personal development through Spinning® and sports
Today i am happy and feel privileged that after years of (self-)study in the field of personal development as well as working with a mental trainer for over 7 years during my professional sports career, a new chapter is now starting with our partnership with Hercules! Sharing this passion and know-how with esteemed companies and organizations that collaborate with Hercules is a dream come true!
As an athlete, you are confronted with having to find out the (at times) harsh truth of who we are, what our strengths and weaknesses are, as well as how to work on our self to reach our goal. This path is at times confronting an uncomfortable, but overall it is #anextraordinaryroad.
Today is promising to be an amazing road for all staff members at Jaguar Land Rover. A road of values, finding out more about oneself and how to integrate this into one’s daily private and professional life!
As a little gift to all members of THE ROOM it is a good read to find out more about their personality type.
Enjoy the read, find out who you are! And thanks to our partners at Hercules.’
What do you do when you have accomplished your goals, when the challenge you have set yourself has been achieved?
Find a new challenge, and for me that was to take my Ironman experience to the next level and to certify as an Ironman coach so that I could not only continue to grow as an Ironman athlete but also to help others realise their own Extraordinary Road.
With the triathlon season well upon us this is where my journey to becoming a Triathlon Coach begins and and together with other trainers at THE ROOM we are looking to help you get race fit for TriYas and Abu Dhabi ITU with either the Sprint or Olympic distance in mind. We will be writing and sharing specifically designed training plans, some being executed in our scheduled classes to help our clients meet their own triathlon dreams.
Each plan will cover Swim, Bike, Run, Strength and Flexibility sessions that will get you to the start line of your chosen race in the best possible shape.
We are offering this service as we feel passionately about our scheduled classes and how great they are at preparing you for your fitness challenges outside of the studio.
Specifically designed Spin® classes will help you build strength and endurance whilst the prescribed run sessions which will be held after specific Spin® classes and also held independently will help your legs adapt to the stresses that you are under when training for multiple sports. Scheduled swim sessions will be held at locations arranged for you by THE ROOM at certain times throughout the week and of course you can always take advantage of the beautiful waters that surround us at your own convenience.
Combine all of this with Strength and Flexibility sessions and you are looking at a fully rounded training program which complements the needs of any budding or experienced triathlete alike.
Finally, as a part of the plan there will be scheduled sessions such as long rides and runs to build up your endurance which you will do outside of THE ROOM and can be done at any location, at your own convenience on the suggested day in the training schedule. The Spin® studio can also be made available with prior notice should you wish to complete your long rides there.
Our trainers are here to support you in every step of your Triathlon journey this season and you may even see some of them out at Al Wathba Cycling Track on a Friday morning for some long rides.
For more infomation please come and see us, email at email@example.com or call us on 024444945
Yoga and the Spinning® program are natural complements to one another. They’re similar in that both have a mental and a physical component.
Teaching the physical part of the Spinning class is easy. It is the mental aspect that is often more challenging. The purpose of yoga is to develop self awareness. Therefore, combining yoga and Spinning enables us to introduce the mental component with ease.
When we use breathing and/or a flowing sequence of yoga poses (asanas) as a warm-up, we can establish a mind/body connection that can carry over into the ride. Using asanas as the cool-down keeps us focused on our bodies while we stretch the muscles used during the ride.
THE ROOM Abu Dhabi is hosting a Spinning + Yoga class on November 12th at 4.30 pm. Call us on 02/ 4444 945 to book.
Objectives of the class
• Discover why yoga and the Spinning® program work well together.
• Learn a sun salutation sequence and breathing exercises for a yoga
• Learn asanas that will stretch the cycling muscles.
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