Dubai Fitness Challenge is On!
Safa Park will host the launch of the much-awaited Dubai Fitness challenge on 20 October. The challenges will include all forms of activity – from beach cricket, cycling, football to paddle-boarding, team sports, walking and yoga and everything in between. All for 30 minutes in 30 days. The event will also feature celebrity appearances, and extreme action stunt sports performed by XDubai.
If that isn’t enough to get you going wait till you hear that former England football captain and Manchester United player, Rio Ferdinand, will be attending the event to lead the festivities.
Rio Ferdinand, played 81 times for England and is the winner of six Premier League titles and one Champions League medal. He commented about the Fitness Challenge, “I am massively into my fitness and it has always been a big part of my life. The Dubai Fitness Challenge is really exciting for me and I’m happy to be involved. I train regularly not just for myself physically, but also for my mind, for 30 minutes it can be the most chilled out time of your day mentally. I believe that regardless of whatever age we are, we need to be more active, more motivated and influenced by people to understand that being active, being fit and generally just moving should be part of our lifestyle. I look forward to being in the great city of Dubai soon and getting involved; see you there.”
And it’s not just football starts that will show up. UAE’s favourite RJ’s from Virgin Radio- Kris Fade, Big Rossi and James Everton- will be on, urging the crowds while taking part in their own fitness challenges. Plus, they will be giving out a host of sporting prizes to lucky fans.
Highlights of the event
• Star of UK TV show, “The Biggest Loser”, Rob ‘The Killer’ Edmunds will be live on the main stage getting the crowd to work up a sweat by bringing to life some of the training seen in the popular programme including a boot camp session.
Emirati CrossFit and Red Bull athlete, Shaikha Al Qassimi will demonstrate how she maintains her incredible fitness and competitiveness by getting participants involved with her own special training regime
Sharmila Dance will showcase amazing dance routines
The Bollywood Workout, a Bollywood cardio workout, will get you worked up with their foot-tapping Bollywood music.
NRG Boxing is a mix of martial arts will help develop footwork skills, shadow boxing, core focus, and hand to eye coordination as you punch away the pounds
Golds Gym - Dance Fusion infuses Latin rhythms with cardiovascular exercise to create an aerobic routine that is fun and easy to follow
The Children’s Fun and Fitness Zone includes bubble soccer, a climbing wall, trampolines, an inflatable assault course, Horse Hoppers in addition to football skills, drills, training and games on small pitches. This is the chance for budding little footballers to try out their passion.
The first of its kind, The Dubai Fitness Challenge, aims to make Dubai one of the most active cities in the world. No kidding!