Dubai Fitness Challenge set to kick off on Friday

Dubai Fitness Challenge starts this weekend with two days of fun activities, team and individual sports, stage acts and a host of events.

The Dubai Festival City Opening Weekend Carnival, presented by DEWA in association with Dubai Festival City marks the start of the 30-day city-wide fitness movement targeting one million participants.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Executive Council, launched the initiative last year, aimed at enabling a positive social change for all.

The opening weekend offers over 30 sports sessions, more than 80 group classes and an action-packed calendar of acts on stage throughout the two days.

Highlights include the chance to meet the likes of Badou Jack, Swedish professional boxer, Michael Owen, English former footballer, and Emily Skye, fitness guru and role model who will be running classes on the main stage.

Fitness sessions for every ability will include Animal Flow, Contemporary Dance workouts, Boxercise, JumpRope Fit, Bodyweight Bootcamp, HIIT and Zumba, provided by the city’s top fitness studios.

Other fitness related activities include an instructor led mass spinning area with 60 bikes for participants to try and top their personal best while the dedicated TechnoGym area will offer SkillRow Interactive Bikes with master trainers complimented by the Les Mills Interactive Cycle Zone.

A huge range of sports will be on offer including sharpening football skills, Dragon Boat racing for 1,500 participants per day, Climbing Treadwall and Mixed Martial Arts sessions including boxing, muay tai, jiu jitsu, karate and judo.

Another of the weekend highlights will be the free YogaFest Dome hosted by YogaFest Dubai where Yogis can participate in 14 free master classes.

This year will also see a strong focus on holistic wellbeing with 28 classes taking place on Friday and Saturday on transcendental meditation, nutrition tips, Sol Pilates, positivity, self-motivation and homeopathy.

All carnival attendees will also be treated to a multimedia show and fireworks display over the water on Friday at 10:50pm to announce the official start of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018.

The Dubai Fitness App is available for participants to officially sign-up in the Apple and Google Play app stores.

Running from October 26 to November 24, returning for its second consecutive year, the Dubai Fitness Challenge is the world’s only multi-activity, month-long, city-wide fitness movement.

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