If you’re in dire need of a New Year, New You health and fitness kick, then the upcoming wellness weeks in Dubai should get you on the right track…
The start of the year is always the hardest, shaking of old habits and start afresh with new optimism, stamina and enthusiasm. Luckily, it seems wellness brands in the UAE are coming to the rescues with Dubai fitness weeks. Here are the ones to add to your diary now (we’ve run them in date order):
Al Barari Wellness Week
From: January 17 to 23
Where: Al Barari (all-day schedules)
What: Wellness Week is a week-long initiative created to encourage individuals to lead a well-balanced lifestyle and make healthy, informed choices for the body, mind and soul.
During the week Al Barari will host workshops with industry specialists at Heart & Soul spa, Body Language health club, The Farm, and Al Barari’s Showcase Gardens.
Register here. Check out the timetable here
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FAST Athletic Training Free Classes
From: January 23 to 29 and February 26, March 4 and 11
Where: Market OTB at Burj Park Downtown Dubai (10am January 23 to 29) and The Beach Canteen at Kite Beach (10am February 26, March 4 and 11)
What: FAST will be hosting high-energy and dynamic circuit-based training sessions outdoors for free.
It will offer general fitness workouts for individuals looking to get variety in their training programmes. The classes are easily adaptable to all levels and will expose you to different strength based exercises as well as conditioning circuits.
For more details visit here
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Nike Women’s Week
From: January 25 to 29
Where: Various sites across Dubai at various times
What: Nike Women will be running world-class fitness sessions across the UAE, challenging you to take your training to the next level as part of their #BetterForIt campaign.
Each day they will run a different type of class, to introduce to new workouts.
For more details follow here
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Fitness First Running Club
From: Now and until further notice
Where: Various sites across Dubai and Abu Dhabi at 7.30pm
What: Taking place across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, Fitness First Running Club, powered by adidas, is dedicated to both passionate runners and those wanting to get into the sport.
Runs take place every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30pm across different locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. What makes this club so appealing is that you don’t have to be a Fitness First member, and it’s totally free to join.
See the running schedule and locations here
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XYoga Dubai Festival
From: Febraury 19 to 20
Where: Burj Park Downtown Dubai (4pm, 3.30pm and 5pm on February 19 and 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 2pm and 5pm on February 20)
What: Founded by Dubai Tourism, the yoga festival will reinforce its role as a two-day full-immersion yoga and wellbeing event, with a host of workouts and tutorials by well-known international yogis.
To secure a spot at XYoga Dubai, pre-register online here