Performance Team

Taif Delamie
Strength and Conditioning Coach and Service Manager
Taif Delamie
BSC (Sports Science & Health), CSCS, PGDip (Spt&ExMed), Cert. (Strength & Conditioning Specialist)

Taif is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with over 10 years experience working with clients to help attain their rehab, health and performance goals. He has achieved a first class honors in both his degree in Sports Science and Health from Dublin City University in 2008 and more recently his Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of South Wales. He is an ex-international rugby player, competing for the Arabian Gulf squad in the 2009 Rugby 7’s World Cup and captaining the Arabian Gulf 15’s in the 2011 World Cup qualifiers. His special interests are sports specific functional training and rehabilitation, and maintaining and improving fitness despite injury.

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Phil Elder
Strength and Conditioning Coach and Lead Sport Scientist
Phil Elder
BPhEd, PGDip (SportMed), ACE

Phil has an extensive background academically and physically, initially completing a degree in Physical Education at the University of Otago and then a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Medicine, more recently becoming an American Council Certified Trainer. He played football in New Zealand's premier division for a number of years before moving to Dubai. Phil is constantly learning, bringing together multiple facets of health and performance, as he believes his clients deserve the best, to assist their development of a lifetime of healthy success.

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Dr Ramzy Ross
PhD Specialist Consultant in Applied Physiology and Sports Science
Dr Ramzy Ross

Dr Ramzy Ross is a dynamic and innovative individual with experiences ranging from supporting Olympic Gold Winning and World Champion athletes to working with the UAE Armed Forces. He joins the UPANDRUNNING Performance Team offering a range of Cardio – metabolic Exercise Testing Services such a V02 max, sweat tests, lactate threshold, data-based training zones and plans.

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Louisa Grosvenor
Sports Massage Therapist
Louisa Grosvenor
BSc (Hons) (ExPhys&Health), Dip (Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy)

After qualifying as a Soft Tissue Massage Therapist, Louisa worked in London’s private health sector, supplying deep tissue and sports massage to help clients achieve full recovery and fitness. Louisa has worked with top professional athletes to provide pre and post-match recovery treatment, including the Australian Rugby team, Olympic lightweight boxers and World Champion Jiu-jitsu fighters. She also enjoys working at charity events such as the London Marathon and charity rugby tournaments.

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