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Here’s How You Can Participate in the Dubai Fitness Challenge

The second edition of the annual Dubai Fitness Challenge kicked off this weekend, drawing thousands of gym enthusiasts and fitness fans to Dubai Festival City for the Opening Weekend Carnival for a host of heart-pumping activities. On Friday, Festival City Mall was offering dozens of fitness challenges for adults and children, both outdoors and on the waterfront, that all UAE residents and those visiting could participate in. Activities ranged from beginner workouts to more intense training, and included HIIT, Zumba, martial arts, dance sessions, biking, tugs-of-war, and much more.

The Dubai Fitness Challenge was established last year by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in an attempt to make Dubai the most active city in the world. For 30 days, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council urged people living in the city to pledge to complete 30 minutes of physical activity a day for 30 days. The challenge asks people to sign up online as either an individual, a private organization, a government organization, or a school, with all participants tasked with completing 30 minutes of physical activity per day throughout the duration of the challenge.

UAE residents woke up to a text message from Faz, as he’s affectionately known, on Friday morning, personally inviting them to take part in the challenge, which ends on November 24. For a month, those living in the UAE will be able to benefit from a host of free outdoor activities, fitness sessions, and gym classes, most of which can be accessed through the all-new Dubai Fitness App. Read on for the different ways to take part in the second Dubai Fitness Challenge this week.

Box Tech
Real Boxing Only Gym in Al Quoz
Sunday, October 28
8.00pm – 9.00 pm

A boxing class, which teaches basic skills and techniques designed to boost muscular strength and cardio.

Crossfit
RixGym at the Rixos Premium Dubai
Monday, October 29
5.00pm – 6.00pm

A high-intensity fitness programme that incorporates various adrenaline-pumping exercises such as weight lifting and running.

Power Hip Hop Yoga
Core Club Pro, The Exchange Tower, Business Bay
Tuesday, October 30
11.00am – 12.00pm

A unique yoga class that combines yoga stretches and flows to the soundtrack of energetic hip hop music.

MMA
UFC Gym JBR
Wednesday, October 31
7.00pm – 7.50pm

This full-contact combat sport allows striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground.

Hiit Spinning Class
Surge Body Fitness in Concord Tower, Al Sufouh Street
Thursday, November 1
5.00pm – 5.45pm

Set to a bespoke playlist, this intense cycling and spinning class is sure to induce sweat.

Paddle Boarding Basics
Kite N’ Surf
Friday, November 2
10.00am – 11.00am

Ideal for those who have never experienced stand up paddling before, this course will leave you with all the basic paddling skills and knowledge you need.

TRX
Core Club Pro, The Exchange Tower, Business Bay
Saturday, November 3
12.00pm – 12.50pm

A type of suspension training that develops strength, balance, and core stability.

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