Meet the Squad

Our team of experienced and certified personal trainers brings European standards and a wealth of expertise to the fitness scene in Abu Dhabi. With a shared passion for helping clients achieve their best results, we pride ourselves on exceptional service and transforming lives through fitness. Each member of our squad comes from a diverse background with a strong foundation in fitness and sports science.

With years of hands-on experience and staying up-to-date with industry advancements, we provide top-notch training. We take a personalized approach to your fitness journey, understanding your unique goals, challenges, and aspirations. Our tailored programs maximize your potential. Beyond our qualifications, what sets us apart is the supportive and inclusive environment we foster. Join our fitness family and reach new heights in your journey.

George

12+ years of experience

Elevate your fitness journey with George, co-founder of E.T.A.D,  a Master of Physical Education and internationally certified personal trainer form Europe. With a wealth of experience spanning many years, George has honed his craft, specializing not only in general fitness but also as a certified boxing trainer. His passion extends beyond the gym walls—George holds a pedagogy certificate, making him adept at working with kids and specifically addressing the needs of overweight children.

What sets George apart is his impressive track record of over 100 successful weight loss transformations. His personalized approach to fitness goes beyond the conventional, creating tailored programs that empower individuals at every fitness level.  Join George on a transformative adventure, where his expertise, international recognition, and commitment to holistic well-being converge for your ultimate fitness success. Your journey to a healthier, stronger you starts here.

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Anya

10+ years of experience

As a professional personal trainer, Anya brings a wealth of experience and a lifelong passion for sport to every client interaction. With a decade-long career in professional basketball, she understand the dedication and commitment required to excel physically and mentally. Transitioning from the court, she immersed herself in various fitness disciplines, including CrossFit, and eventually found her calling as a Les Mills instructor and personal trainer.

Her journey as a NASM licensed personal trainer and functional trainer has equipped her with the knowledge and expertise to guide clients towards their fitness goals effectively.

Beyond the gym floor, she is constantly engaged in the pursuit of knowledge, researching nutrition, healthy routines, and sleep management to provide comprehensive wellness advice to her clients.Driven by a relentless desire to improve and evolve in the realm of fitness, Anya is dedicated to empowering others to unlock their full potential and lead healthier, happier lives.

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Riad

10+ years of experience

Meet Riad Zalihic, co-founder of ETAD, a renowned Bosnian fitness specialist. His holistic approach blends physical education, nutrition, and specialized training techniques, making him a sought-after mentor in sports.

 

Riad’s impressive background includes training football clubs and nurturing young tennis talents. He’s led 3,000+ group classes, captivating fitness enthusiasts of all levels with infectious energy. As a spinning rockstar and boxing instructor, he injects fun into workouts.

 

What sets Riad apart is his ability to address health issues, providing lifeline support for many to overcome hurdles and regain vitality. Whether you’re new to fitness or experienced, Riad’s motivation propels you to your full potential. Experience the guidance of this fitness luminary, Riad Zalihic, and embark on a journey to a healthier, happier you.

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Vin

18+ years of experience

Meet Vin, a seasoned Personal Trainer & Online Coach originally from Dublin, Ireland. With a career spanning 17 years in the fitness industry, Vin’s journey began in his teens when he transitioned from a place of insecurity to winning bodybuilding competitions as a junior athlete at the age of 18.


Vin’s philosophy revolves around equipping clients with the tools to transform their lifestyles while achieving their fitness goals. He emphasizes building strength, confidence, and fostering a positive relationship with nutrition to help clients reach their peak physical condition.


Vin finds immense satisfaction and motivation in guiding clients through life-changing transformations. Being part of their journey towards success is a source of magic for him.

Regardless of their fitness level, Vin is dedicated to helping clients progress to the next stage of their fitness journey. Meet Vin, your dedicated coach committed to helping you achieve your fitness aspirations.

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Igor

10+ years of experience

Meet Igor, a dedicated fitness specialist at ETAD, one of the leading wellness organizations in the industry. With a passion for transforming lives through fitness, Igor brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role as a coach and mentor.

 

Igor’s journey in the fitness world began with a deep commitment to helping others achieve their health and wellness goals. With a background in personal training and nutritional coaching, he has honed his skills to provide personalized guidance and support to clients at every stage of their fitness journey.

 

As a key member of the ETAD team, Igor’s approach is grounded in a holistic understanding of health, combining physical training, nutrition, and motivation to empower individuals to reach their full potential. His infectious energy and unwavering dedication inspire clients to push past their limits and achieve lasting results.

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Anita

18+ years of experience

Meet Anita, an experienced Personal and Group Fitness Coach, who dedicated over 15 years to the fitness industry. Her philosophy emphasizes lifelong learning and empowering clients with tailored support on their wellness journey.

 

With a diverse clientele ranging from rugby players to senior citizens, Anita’s approach is individualized and goal-oriented. Specializing in Cardiac Rehabilitation, she provides specialized care for clients recovering from heart events and surgeries.

 

Additionally, Anita holds an internationally recognized Diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle coaching, complementing her expertise in combining diet and exercise for optimal results. Finally, besides motivating clients and helping them achieve their fitness goals, she is a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES®️ Instructor for Merrithew®️ specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer.

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Nash

10+ years of experience

Nash is a renowned fitness trainer with a passion for helping individuals achieve their health and fitness goals. As a bodybuilding champion and IFBB coach, Nash brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his training sessions.

With a deep understanding of nutrition and fat burning techniques, Nash develops personalized programs to optimize results.

As a certified personal trainer and FISAF licensed professional, he is committed to providing the highest quality training, guidance, and support to his clients, empowering them to transform their bodies and lead a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle.

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Meet the Personal Trainer Nash

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