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Sunday, December 25th, 2016
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Staying Fit in Cairo: 10 Alternative Workouts & Exercise Routines You Should Know About



Contrary to popular belief, exercising doesn’t have to be a grueling chore even in Cairo. For many, the biggest barrier to exercising regularly is commitment, but when a workout has an element of fun to it, exercising crosses the threshold and becomes a hobby.

There’s another barrier, though, that have lead many to believe that the increasing number of unconventional and creative workouts aren’t as effective as more traditional ones which is just plain nonsense as these ten alternative workouts prove.

1. Pole Dancing

Combining both cardio and strength training in one, pole dancing not only builds the upper body strength but beginners can burn between 250 and 400 calories in one 60 monute session, in addition to improving flexibility through moves like splits and backbends. You can attend pole dancing fitness classes in Pole Fit Studio, which, as you’d expect, is for ladies only.

2. Piloxing

It might sound made-up, but mixing boxing with pilates and dancing, Piloxing is a full-package exercise that burns plenty of calories, helps the body build leaner muscle and increases stamina. Piloxing classes are available at Powerhouse Gym, Gold’s Gym and Fight & Fitness Factory.

3. Cheerobics

Cheerleading to burn calories? We know what you’re thinking; only cheerobics is so much more than just a dancing class. Combining cardio and aerobics alongside cheerleading techniques, Cheerobics is a fitness-focused workout designed to help you burn fats and increasing your muscle strength. Attend Cheerobics classes at Cheerobics Egypt or at Fly Fit Fitness Center.

4. Jumping Fitness

‘Jumping-off’ excess weight is apparently the new thing in town, as the trampoline-based exercise provides a full body workout on the beats of bouncy music. Jumping fitness is increasing in popularity in Cairo and it can burn up to 800 calories per hour. Try jumping fitness exercises at Gold’s Gym or at BeFit Egypt.

5. Jazzercise

One of the more established workouts on this list, Jazzercise combines dancing, pilates, kickboxing and even yoga in one fun, energetic and surprisingly thorough workout. Jazzercise can be found at Titans Gym and Gold’s Gym and has become a standard workout offered by most gyms in Cairo.

6- Air Yoga / Aerial Flow Yoga

Also known as the anti-gravity yoga, Air Yoga combines conventional yoga poses and postures alongside a dose of dancing and pilates but we haven’t even got to the good part yet; you perform all of your moves while hanging entangled in a yoga swing. Aerial yoga is a full physical activity that not only engages all your muscles but also allows you to experience, well the joy of flying kind of. Air Yoga classes are available at On the Mat Studio.

7. Kick Boxing

Ignoring the competitive sport aspect of it, kick boxing provides a full body workout that not only helps burn almost 10 to 15 calories per minute, but also provides total toning for the body because that’s just what kicking and punching does. Kickboxing classes are available at Fight Club, Fitbox and Body Shapers Egypt.

8. Brazilian Hip Workout

An intense workout for the gluteus and the hip areas, Brazilian Hip Workout helps you develop a toned, stronger shape. The Brazilian Hip Workout routine includes wall-sit, glute-bridge and bodyweight squats that trim the entire lower body part for a fiercer derriere. Brazilian Hip Workouts are available at Body Shapers Egypt.

9. Salsa & Zumba

Dancing your way to fitness is no longer news. For years, people who shied away from generic gym workouts resorted to Latin dance classes the likes of salsa, rumba and samba- or joined the Zumba craz. Latin and Zumba workouts combine dynamic aerobics workouts with Latin and Indian dance moves. Toned body, stronger muscles and increased stamina are the benefits of these fun and energetic workouts. You can attend Salsa and Zumba workouts at Ladies’ only fitness facility, Hers, Fit My Way or check out Zumba Instructors in Egypt for classes’ schedule and locations.

10. Yogalates

Also known as Hatha Yoga, Yogalates combines a number of yoga poses alongside challenging standing and floor workouts. Yogalates is a total body toner exercise that helps with weight loss as well as toning and shaping the body while maintaining satisfying that yoga experience that acts as a natural detox for the body. Yogalates classes are available at Fit My Way.



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Sunday, August 16th, 2015
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Submitted by: Ricardo L

Yachting can be a fun way to travel the world. It offers you the chance to explore the world on your own terms, whenever you want. With the right type of yacht it is possible to travel to some of the most remote and hidden places in the world and explore the beauty of these exotic places.

For those who believe in setting their own course in life, the Southern Cross III is perfect. Southern Cross III is the ultimate in luxury motor yachts. Built in 1986, this stunning vessel is eye-catching due to its sheer size and its beautiful make. Built by Nishii, the Southern Cross III had been designed by J. Binnenberg.

M/Y Southern Cross III had been refit again in the year 2008, adding a lot of modern amenities that only a yacht like this deserves. At a length of 55.17 meters, the Southern Cross III redefines luxury cruising with its vast amount of amenities. It has a top speed of 13 (cruising) and a range of 4000 nautical miles.

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The best thing about Southern Cross III is the deck; there is a secluded upper deck, which has sun pads and a pool and a beautiful aft deck for dining option. There is a bathing platform, which is easily accessible with plenty of room to enjoy the water toys. Yachting is all about taking it easy and enjoying a relaxed holiday and this yacht allows you to do just that. With the amenities that it has to offer, all that the guests have to do is to enjoy themselves, relax on the deck with a drink and watch the beautiful seawater. Watching a beautiful sunset from the deck of the Southern Cross III can be a magical experience.

Accommodation and amenities

M/Y Southern Cross III provides the comforts and luxuries of a palace. The interior of the yacht is luxurious and offers long vistas. The rooms are all beautifully proportioned. There are several entertainment possibilities for those who are interested in entertaining friends. The formal dining area is classically designed and there is digital surround throughout the yacht.

The accommodations are grand. There are five cabins in all. There is one master suite, which is sumptuous. In addition to that there are four other spacious staterooms for the guests. In all, the Southern Cross III can accommodate 15 guests and a crew of 15.

The Southern Cross III offers state-of-the-art technology and communication options, which will allow you stay in touch with the world outside even while you are yachting to some remote exotic place. The Jacuzzi on board is the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon under the pleasant sun.

There is WiFi on board which means you can stay in touch with your friends, send and receive e-mails even while you are traveling. The Southern Cross III is the epitome of luxury, for those who believe in traveling the world in style and luxury, this is the perfect way to do it.

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