Monday, April 21, 2014

GetFitRadio April 20

Marcus Smith from joins me to talk your fitness.

This week we have a new segment, healthy cooking with Holly, very cool.

Go to for all the details of the show but give it a listen and share.

Here are the show notes and a few things we didn't get to!

Many shows ago you asked about what apps people use, a shout out should be given to 'my fitness pal' if it was not mentioned already. Its an app to track you food, and a cool feature is if your in the shop and tempted by the tim tams, you can scan the bar code and get all the nutritional facts. You can keep track through the day of you fat, protein and carbs etc.. I have been using it for 6 weeks, the only down side is the looks i get when i instantly log my food into it. Brett Taylor
1. lunchtime workouts, what about the drop of energy because of substituting action for energy?

2. speed walking or jogging is the walking just as good.

3. when we are talking situps or other repetitive exercises is there any golden rule for # of reps?

4. See james wearing an innerfight sweat visor, do you design your own stuff?

5. BMI do we need to log this?

6. weeks ago you spoke about essential travel exercise gear can you refresh us?

7. single leg vs split squats?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Jukebox April 16

Paul Kelly from joined me, as he does and we played some great indie music!

This week we have 6 bands.

Gypsy: @AlexandreValls
Eye: @EYExperiment 
Jay Wud: @JayWud
Two Wooden Stones: @TwoWoodenStones
Funny Death: @funnydeathmusic

And here is the podcast.

Work/Life Balance April 16

How well are you balancing work and your life?

I work from home, see I balance my life the best, I work when get time from other things, Shyam

 Abt life / work balance: it's about making priorities. You cannot Do everything. 

I usd to work in s company 9 to 19...and was often leaving at 8. So many night I would go home and fall asleep with my suit on... 
I got fed up. Thinking that company doesn't even think of its employee wellness. I resigned. 
Now i work 8 to 5 and leave at 5 sharp. I can finally see the sun and enjoying my evenings! 

Basically I don't have a work life balance! Busy season for auditors... Means 14 hr days everyday! Hardly anytime to sleep! And yes I do live in sharjah too! Hardly got time to sleep either. It's as if u are talking abt me! 

Am wilson katende, my worklife balance is totally bad. Fulltime i cant balance my life at any point. Doctor am young 23 now but am thinking of quiting this job.

I believe we need to identify what we need in our life and prioritize. It's difficult to achieve everything on ad- hock basis 

The other day there was a talk about productivity at work . It seems people waste a lot of working time.. So why we are surprised work wastes some of our personal time ? 

Hi Doctor, great show as always,
Work Life Balance:
I always get to work Early, so I can finish ealry.The evening  before i leave the office, i write a 'To do list' for the next day, so when I came in the Morning, i do not spend the first Hour wondering "what I have to do today"
Family Time:
Every Fridayis Family day.
Each Family member, in turn, decides what we will ALL do together as a Family. i.e. movie, pizza, bowling, etc. etc
Also no Mobiles on Friday, just "Prime Time" with the Family.
That's my recipe for a Peaceful and Productive life.
Kind rdgs Sunil.

Work smart not long! Difference between busyness vs business. If you are available through email and phone then try not be only office based. Dan

To a certain extent prioeitising o's important. We can take a lot more than we think, I have come to realise that now.

Let me know if I can grab the tickets! I have all my nephew and niece  coming to dubai up to may 5th! I would love to take them all to watch spiderman in English! 

I think work life balance involves taking care of your extracurricular activities... Sports, yoga, reading, watching Spiderman 2... etc. ;) Once your personal life is clear your work life will skyrocket as well!

We are always preparing to live, Never dad used to say. He worked for 51 years and he passed away after only a year of retirement.

I love my job. I work 10 to 11 hours a day regularly. I enjoy working and I don't mind it at all. But the only thing I miss is the quality time with my wife and daughter.

What is a work-life balance? Isn't work part of life?

 prioritize life, animals and insects do it best. In life there are a lot of compromises that need to be made but its your choice and your priority that will finally dictate satisfaction and hapyness. A bachelor with no family in Dubai would have different priority than a person with the whole family. Ross 

Some say work is worship but in my opinion work place is a warship!

My work life balance is ZERO. I work 8am to 8, 9,10 pm on daily bases. Sometimes I sleep over to meet up with deadlines ( like today). I fear the worse ! Thanks

I like having the distraction of planning holidays with loved ones. Joel

Hi James,
I ran into frustrations from work+school (MBA)+new baby. I hit rock bottom.
This is my first week after a month and half off work - new job!
This is what I learned!
1. Family love - embrace them wholeheartedly.
2. Time out - I take some time off work, even 30 minutes. Take a lunch break.
3. I play blocks with the baby - after a long day! Identifying the small thing that make you laugh. I smile when she shouts 'papa lets play blocks!
4. Physicalexercise - every Friday morning, we run 7 to 10km. Refreshing! 
Its tough but a smile keeps us moving!

Listen to the podcast.

Plan your Week April 15

Plan your week with Stephanie Kaur of

Here is what we spoke about.

JBR walk
The Counter

Yacht Club
UFC Fight Night
Girders Garden Brunch
Blue Marlin
The D bar & grill (evening brunch)

Top 5 things this week!

Straight from the source


-The Farm
Yas FlowLeague for me Flowboarding
-senutita sunday
-Carramel Tuesday DIFC
-friday Media one
-Q43 (media one) meet me Monday 2KG of meat


Ola James - Buenos días!

Dora the Explorer has reached the Middle East and will embark a dancing quest at Magic Planet in Mirdif City Centre.

For your kind consideration and possible inclusion in your publication, please find below the details of her adventure and fun activities that every child can partake in.
Join the quest with Dora the Explorer at Magic Planet

Live interactive shows at Soccer Circus on April 24th – 26th

Exclusive Meet & Greet at Little Explorers on May 1st – 3rd

Dubai, UAE; April 13, 2014:  Magic Planet, a fun-filled family destination located at Mirdif City Centre, invites families to a weekend full of exciting adventures as Dora the Explorer and her best friend Boots find their way to the Dance School.  The all-new live show, ‘Dora’s Dancing Adventures’ will take the audience on an interactive journey as they learn to investigate their surroundings, problem solve and learn a second language -  Spanish.

There will be four shows daily at 3:45pm, 5:15pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm from April 24th – 26th at Soccer pitch 3 in Magic Planet. Invitations to the show will be received upon topping up your Magic Planet card with AED 150 from April 3 onwards.  Registrations to guarantee your spot can be done online> or at a kiosk in Magic Planet, Mirdif City Centre.

What’s more, Day pass holders at Little Explorers, a one-of-a-kind edutainment centre, will get a chance to meet Dora up close and personal.  On May 1st - 3rd, Dora will spend some time with kids and will be available for photo opportunities from 3pm - 8pm and two arts and crafts sessions daily Day Pass tickets are valued at AED 140 per child.

Live shows and Meet & Greet sessions have limited slots and are available on a first come, first served basis.