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This article spends time with Fitness Expert in Dubai, James Latham as we learn more about some of his best tips for Nutrition, Exercise & Motivation to get results…..Quick!

Are you ready? Great!…

….Lets jump straight in.


Before we get to James’ top health tips, let’s start with this clip of him in the gym….. (Psssssst: James has a Bachelors & Masters Degree in Strength & Conditioning as well as being a former Royal Marine Commando!!!…. He’s a great guy too!!!)…

  • MSc Strength & Conditioning
  • BSc (Hons) – Sport Science (Human Performance)
  • Reps – Level 3 Personal Trainer Dubai
  • Reps – Level 2 Fitness Expert Dubai
  • Kettlebell qualified
  • FA Fitness In Football Level 1,2
Areas of Expertise:
  • Strength & Conditioning (Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach- CSCS)
  • Athletic Development
  • Olympic Weight Lifting
  • Fat Loss
  • Group Training & Fitness Expert in Dubai
  • Biomechanics & Performance
  • Nutritional Programming

What his clients are saying…..

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Ok, now you know a little bit of James’ background, lets look at what he recommends as a fitness expert….

Here goes…

James’ Health Tips: In 2017

My Exercise Advice

Train like a Marine!!

Royal Navy Peregrine Trophy 2017 - Royal Marines Recruits Training

Don’t be put off by pushing yourself to your limits…..

..or thinking you can’t….

..You can.

….Whether you’re a beginner, just starting in the gym or an athlete who has been training for years, exercising with lots of energy, determination and a goal in mind is by far the best way to get results… Fast….

For this section I’d like to give you my ‘Top Exercises’ for training like a ‘Royal Marine Commando’ in the gym…

But first, I want to share a quick video from the Royal Marines Training course I went through as a young lad! It gave me a great foundation of fitness, strength and character, which I feel is important in any training program…

Check it out…..

Are you still with me after that scary looking video???….

Ok, great.. so let’s look at what exercises I’d recommend to get the best possible results for weight loss, strength and overall athleticism:

1. Dips


Main muscles worked:

  • Chest
  • Triceps

For a video guide on the Dip exercise technique, click here



2. Chin Ups/ Pull Ups


Main muscles worked:

  • Back
  • Biceps

For a video guide on the Chin Ups/ Pull up technique, click here


3. Front Squat


Main muscles worked:

  • Legs: Quadriceps & Glute’s


For a video guide on the Front Squat technique, click here

4. Clean & Press


Main muscles worked:

  • Full Body exercise
  • Legs, Back, Chest, Shoulders
  • Core

For a video guide on the Clean & Press technique, click here




5. Trap Bar Deadlift

Main muscles worked:

  • Legs
  • Back
  • Core
  • Shoulders

For a video guide on the Trap Bar Deadlift technique, click here


6. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)


Main muscles used:

  • Aerobic & Anaerobic


For a Video guide on HIIT training, click here

My ‘Nutritional’ Advice

Now that you have my top exercises to use in the gym, I wanted to give you a guide to nutrition whilst working out.

… I want to focus on one key tip…. Food preparation!

I believe people fail due to lack of preparation…

With a busy schedule, its very difficult to eat healthily all of the time, unless you have the right things in your cupboards…. and lets face it… When we get hungry and you can’t be bothered to cook a full blown healthy meal, its easy to eat the full packet of biscuits or bag of chips……

Right? …..

So- what I’d like to recommend is you watch this youtube clip from Dr. Lane on food preparation which makes it easier to stick to a routine…… And get those results you deserve!!


My Motivational Tips

As discussed above, I believe a ‘strong mindset’ is the key to achieving any results…. Pushing yourself past your limits in life is what attitude you should adopt…

How do we adopt a strong mindset over a long period of time?….

Well… I believe we need to understand what motivates us…

Check out this infographic below for the best tips on how to stay motivated…..

If at any point, you need personal support or help, don’t be shy to get in touch with me as I’d be happy to help…..

I offer Free consultations and would be happy to send you a free exercise program to get you started on your journey… james@smartfitness.ae | +971 50329 4355

Be happy and positive….. That’s an order!


Leave your comments below! Would love to hear what you think and any recommendations of your own for getting results and staying healthy…

With Healthy Regards,

James & the Smart Team

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Fitness Expert in Dubai: James Latham -Contact details: james@smartfitness.ae | +971 50 565 5237


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