Friday, April 27, 2007


Frequent Exerciser 2006 (Male) – Mujuthaba Saeed
Award Presented by Ms. Mueena Mohamed [National Table Tennis Champion]
Total Workouts in 2006 – 313 Days

Frequent Exerciser 2006 (Female) – Mariyam Sheenaz
Award Presented by Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim [Mr. Maldives 2006]
Total Workouts in 2006 – 291 Days

Most Successful Sports Professional – Capt. Dr. Hussain Haleem
Award Presented by L Cpl. Hassan Iad [National Bentam Weight Body Building Champion 2006]
Capt. Dr. Hussain Haleem hold a PhD in Sports Coaching from University of Otago (New Zeland), former Olympic marathon runner presently working in the Maldives National Defense Force worked as a fitness instructor in Male’ Fitness Club during 1992

Promising Personal Trainer – Mr. Ali Shameem
Award Presented by Mr. Abudulla Niyaz [National Body Building Coach and former bodybuilding athlete]
Mr. Ali Shameem is a certified personal trainer from Sports Education Academy of Maldives. Presently trains more than 12 one on one clients and within the past year has trained more than 50 one on one clients. According Mr. Shameem his specialty is training elderly clients.

Inspiring Fitness Personal based on Body Transformation – Mr. Simon Shareef
Award Presented by Ms. Hishmath (Hisko) [Group Fitness Manager - HEAT]
Mr. Simon has lost a whopping 21 Kg in 12 weeks, his change inspired a lot of people at Male’ Fitness Club to follow his footsteps to loose weight.

Fitness Enthusiatic Sportsman – Mr. Sobah Mohamed
Award Presented by Pele’ [Former National Surfing Champion]
Mr. Sobah, defender of New Radiant Sports Club remains the only sportsman who follows proper weight room training in Male' Fitness Club for the past three years. His determination to improve his fitness levels are praise worthy.

Congratulations to all of you on your achievements … Male’ Fitness Awards was introduced by Male’ Fitness Club this year on its 17th Anniversay Club Night.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


The story about miracles of loosing muscles over a decent cardio workout still goes on.

Cardiovascular training can be defined as training that improves the efficiency of the aerobic energy producing pathways, and which can improve cardio respiratory endurance (Wilmore and Costill, 1999).

Among the people who hate cardio are mostly the guys in late teens and early twenties who has the fancy dream of getting a six pack abs with a bulging bicep and a chest. All they dream is about fitting into a slim fit t-shirt. Can you achieve this without a proper cardio routine?

One day I asked a guy at a local gym to join me in a 5.3km (round male’) jog, I could not succeed with him he simply had his own theory of becoming a chop stick after the jog.

I have spoken to many recreational exercisers in the gym to find the reason why they hate to do a cardio routine; most of them say that they don’t want to loose muscles, who say doing few cardio routines will eat away all your muscles?

Well it becomes worse … even a lot of competitive bodybuilders believe doing few cardio sessions a week will spoil there off-season training regime.

Cardio training will not eat away your muscles; in fact it will help you build up your heart health. Most of all to remain lean and to show definition in your body, cardio training is a must if you want those defined and ripped chests, biceps or the six pack abdominal.

From what I found after talking to these athletes the answer simply was … Cardio Sucks!

But I will say cardio RULES… as it can give you the ripped and defined body you’ve always wanted.