Our ultimate fitness enthusiast, Essa Al Ansari, looks like someone who has always belonged at a gym – but as always there is more than meets the eye. This young Emirati has lost 70kgs in two years through a strict workout and diet regimen – and has turned his whole life around in the process. We couldn’t think of a more inspiring fitness expert to help you pick out gifts this season!

What do you love most about the Holiday Season?

Vacation time – I always look forward to being able to relax and enjoy.

Who is the person you find it hardest to shop for?

My twin brother – because we both have such different interests and tastes.

What is your favorite item from your personal wishlist and why?

Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. I am very active and am involved in loads of outdoor activities such as running, hiking, and rock climbing. A pair of really good headphones would always help make these experiences even more enjoyable.

My favorite holiday tradition is…

Family gatherings; it’s always so nice to have everyone come together to have a really relaxed and festive time.

What is the “must-have” item for a fitness enthusiast?

Fitbit, of course, without it you cannot keep track of how effective your workout is. It measures the calories burned, heart rate, and so much more!

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