This month is all about fitness. Dubai’s annual Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) kicked off again this year, seeing residents becoming more active and partaking in huge fitness events across the region. DFC has now launched five themed fitness villages offering a range of different activities for all ages and fitness levels. The villages span out across various locations including DIFC, DMCC Park in JLT, Kite Beach, Palm Jumeirah and Al Khawaneej. The villages will continue to run until 22 November.
DIFC Fitness Village
DIFC Fitness Village features over 300 free fitness classes including: Mat Pilates, Reebok’s Pure Move hosted by the Aviation Club, Hip Hop Cardio, HIIT with Reform Athletica and Round 10’s specialist boxercise workouts.
DMCC Park Fitness Village
DMCC Park Fitness Village offers more than 400 free fitness classes on the main stage including Fitness First’s Body Combat, Body Attack and Zumba, Speedflex Bootcamp, Karma and Meditation Yoga, while early birds can join 7am Artistic Yoga sessions every weekday. There are also a number of team sports and family activities including a Ninja warrior assault course.
Kite Beach Fitness Village
Kite Beach Fitness Village has over 400 free fitness classes at the beach, including sunrise yoga classes at 7am and daily DFC aqua classes as well as tournaments for beach volleyball, cricket and football.
Palm Jumeirah Fitness Village
Palm Jumeirah Fitness Village is hosting LeFit workouts for pregnant ladies by Anatomy Rehab, Hip Hop Cardio, Reebok Fusion from the Aviation Club and the city’s legendary Barry’s Boot Camp. Or, for something unique, you can partake in the Palm Jumeirah Glow Run, a 3.2km course with a themed lighting and audio soundtrack that immerses you into a virtual electric rain forest, teddy bear lane, colour brick road and party zone experience.
Al Khawaneej Walk Fitness Village
Al Khawaneej Walk Fitness Village is ideal for cyclists with an array of cycle clubs for all ages. For more extreme cycling, the XDubai Pump Track offers BMX, skateboarding and scooter sessions.