Newlywed gym instructor dies in Dubai balcony fall


A gym coach died after falling from a balcony less than three months after he was married.

Elwood McIlwraith plunged from the building in Dubai, where he had set up home two years ago.

The exact circumstances of his death are unclear and it is not known whether the 29-year-old lived in the building.

Smart Fitness, where Mr McIlwraith worked, said: ‘It’s so hard for us to imagine the gym and Smart camps without his smile, his encouragement and his dodgy banter.

‘Elwood was a founder-trainer who played a big part in helping make Smart Fitness what it is today.

‘He brought tremendous energy and warmth to the gym.

‘His genuine kindness made everyone feel comfortable, irrespective of their fitness level.’

Mr McIlwraith, whose gym is at the Jumeirah Lakes Towers development, married girlfriend Susie in February.

He joined the Royal Navy after leaving school and stayed in the military…

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