Year: 2020

Eliminate Your Fears and Doubts About Cardio Fitness Training

Eliminate Your Fears and Doubts About Cardio Fitness Training "Cardio" is a term that gets thrown around a lot whenever the topic of weight loss comes up. But cardio has more than just weight loss benefits. Cardio fitness helps circulate your blood, and research has shown that regular cardio exercise can actually slow down the [...]

CrossFit – The facts & the myths

5 Common Myths About CrossFit “CrossFit looks awesome, but I have to get fit before I try it.” We get it. In fact, we’ll be writing a whole blog post on it in the weeks to come. If you’ve seen CrossFit on TV, via YouTube, or just in the transformation of your once average-Joe neighbor [...]

Creative exercises that do absolutely everything – The Mountain

By Andy on November 11, 2015 At Iconic Fitness Dubai Marina, we provide an ideal program that offers conditioning to all areas of your body that doesn't repeat any sets. All exercises are only done once. The Mountain! This workout offers something different. No monotony and you move through each and every exercise quickly. It’s [...]

Burn your abs with just 1 effective exercise

By Andy on December 17, 2015 Substitute your whole abs exercise routine with just one exercise. I am often asked by our members at Iconic Fitness, a gym in Dubai Marina, if there is one exercise that can be done at home, in the hotel, or just quickly during lunch at the gym that caters [...]

Boost your workout with Interval Training

By Andy on November 11, 2015 Do you want to get the most out of your gym session or workout? The best way to achieve this is to move out of your comfort zone and try something that challenges you. A great starting point is interval training, as it helps you to increase your fitness [...]

Back squats vs Front squats

By Andy on November 11, 2015 Recently while training my clients at Iconic Fitness Dubai Marina, I was asked what is the difference between the Front and Back squats. One is not more superior to the other because they both target the major muscles in your lower body such as your booty, oh yeah! However, [...]

Am I lifting too heavy?

By Andy on February 25, 2016 As a Crossfit Coach in Dubai Marina, I’m often asked this: "how much should I be lifting and how much should I go heavier?" I have 3 answers for this: If you are new to an exercise: then be sure to lift a weight where you can complete at [...]

10 Ways To Improve Your Burpees

By Andy on June 30, 2016 Now you will also smile after burpees. Most of our members at the Iconic Fitness gym in Dubai Marina (99.99% of all humans) hate burpees. But just because they are tough right? The way I see it there are two ways to make burpees easier : One is to [...]
10 Steps to train as YOU should

10 Steps to train as YOU should!

By Andy on November 11, 2015 A quick and effective way to discover your training weight to achieve your training goals faster! Simply doing 10 or 20 reps of an exercise because you 'feel' like it or 'because that's what everyone does', isn't based on any specific science. If you aren’t training at the correct [...]
9 tips on training while pregnant

Can I train while pregnant?

By Hannes Loubser on March 16, 2017 Here in Dubai, mums often ask me:  Can I train while pregnant? We have a few soon-to-be-mums training with us in the Dubai Marina, and it's super special for team Iconic to have the privilege of being part of this journey. Pregnancy and training is a subject very [...]