Monthly Archives: May 2013

gyrotonic® & gyrokinesis® at the hundred pilates studio in dubai | contributed by sara simmons, certified pilates instructor

Sara Simmons Certified Pilates Trainer, Licensed Gyrotonic® And Gyrokinesis® Trainer at The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai | www.thehundred.ae

Sara Simmons Certified Pilates Trainer, Licensed Gyrotonic® And Gyrokinesis® Trainer at The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai | www.thehundred.ae

Sara Simmons introduces us to the world of Gyrotonic® And Gyrokinesis® here at The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai | www.thehundred.ae.

GYROTONIC is very popular in the USA as well as across Europe and Asia. Unfortunately, it is not very well known into in the Middle East (yet!). As far as I know, I am currently the only certified teacher in the UAE.

Just a little bit about myself: I was a collegiate gymnast, doubled majored in Physical Education and Sport Science and Psychology, I am pilates certified through PhysicalMind (2000) as well as ACE certified personal trainer, GYROKINESIS certified (2003), GYROTONIC certified (2005), GYROTONIC level 2 certified (2011). I owned and operated a studio in Raleigh, NC before relocating to Dubai with my husband and sweet puppy July 2009. I have a 14 month old very active little boy.
Exercise has always been a part of my life ever since I started gymnastics at age four. After teaching pilates and personal training for several years, I felt the need to add something a little different. GYROTONIC was definitely different and unlike any other type of exercise I have done, yet so familiar. The fluid, spiraling, undulating movements were exactly what my runner/triathlete body needed. Not to mention the mind, body, spiritual connection it provided. GYROTONIC exercises are organic and natural in their movement.  Sessions are generally 55min for GYROTONIC and a bit longer for GYROKINESIS.


delicious dairy-free vegan queso dip for cheese lovers !

    Vegan Queso Dip contributed by Sara Davis, Certified Pilates Instructor at The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai

Vegan Queso Dip contributed by Sara Davis, Certified Pilates Instructor at The Hundred Pilates Studio in Dubai


Now, even if you are not a vegan, or a vegetarian, this much healthier and dairy-free option is a great substitute when you’re craving a cheese dip. It is a delicious, lighter and satisfying dip substitute to processed cheese using healthy cashews instead, yes, cashews! Easy to prepare and so creamy and delicious, this lower calorie and heart healthier alternative dip is also a lighter way to indulge; loaded with B-vitamins, protein and healthy fats, you can actually feel good about enjoying this cheesy, yet cheeseless, delight. Nutritional yeast is considered by many to be the most valuable supplement available and is used as a flavor enhancer as well as a nutritional aid …


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