Rush-A-Way Corporate event will see you escape the office

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Teamwork is key to tackling the various challenges next month.

Rush-A-Way are known for their adventure races and now they’re adding a corporate twist to their experience with their Corporate Challenge.

To be held on Saturday, April 22 at a venue that will be revealed two weeks prior, the event is set to pit corporate teams against each other as participants battle for the title.

The Corporate Challenge is open to 100 teams comprised of two to four members, who will navigate through eight different challenges.

Each challenge is set up at different locations around Dubai, which competitors will get to by use of a car. The location details of the next challenge will be given when teams complete the previous challenge.

As always, the team with the highest score in the end will earn bragging rights and the grand prize, making this less of a race and more of a competition based on the results throughout.

If you’ve never taken part in a Rush-A-Way challenge before, here’s what you can expect from the various challenges on the course.

For one, they are designed to test teams’ skillsets across the board, which will allow different members to shine.

The tests will require a range of different skills to be successfully completed.

If you’re a jack of all trades, you’ll have a better chance of completing the challenges as they’ll range from testing speed, logic, fitness, accuracy, perseverance and navigational skills. Most of all though, the challenges will force teams to work together to build teamwork and camaraderie – key factors in the workplace.

Following the conclusion of the event, medals and trophies will be given to the teams who finish in first, second and third place, while an Excellence Award will be presented to the organisation with the most entries and a Best Performing Company Award handed to the organisation whose top three teams accumulated the most points.

Teams can sign up now through www.rushawayuae.com and receive an early bird discount until April 8, before the regular registration fee applies from April 9 onwards. Included in the entry fee is a branded t-shirt with company name and logo, along with a goody bag.

Team members must represent their company and be aged 18 or older, while one person on the team must have a valid UAE driving license and one smartphone with 3G/4G internet to access the Rush-A-Way web application, which will give all the relevant information during the event.

Build teamwork outside of the office and go on an adventure with your colleagues in the Rush-A-Way Corporate Challenge.

WHAT: Rush-A-Way Corporate Challenge
WHERE: Dubai, TBA
WHEN: Saturday, April 22
CONTACT: www.rushawayuae.com

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Going Out: Barry's Bootcamp

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Dubai is never short on ways to exercise and now the emirate has another workout experience that’s sure to be a hit in Barry’s Bootcamp.

The original boutique lifestyle brand has opened its first Middle East location at Central Park Towers in DIFC, with the studio marking the 13th Barry’s Bootcamp location globally.

The space is custom-designed to accommodate a studio with a 50-person capacity, while also featuring their signature Fuel Bar, serving up Barry’s own recipes, healthy smoothies and snacks, along with a clothing boutique selling Barry’s original workout apparel. Other amenities include a men’s and women’s locker room and a selfie station.

As far as what fitness fanatics can expect, Barry’s is a one-stop signature class to a leaner and harder body, with the workout results driven to push participants to their physical and mental limits.

Barry’s signature method utilises the most effective combination of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) by incorporating 25-30 minutes of interval-based cardio-vascular routines on treadmills with 25-30 minutes of strength training using free weights, resistance bands, and more. A one-hour class incinerates fat, burns up to 1,000 calories, and releases stress.

The studio calendar is uniquely customised to focus on a different body part each day of the week, offering participants a complete, full-body fitness regime. No class is ever supposed to be the same so participants never plateau.

Do arms and abs on Monday, legs on Tuesday, chest, back and abs on Wednesday, hard core abs on Thursday and a full body workout on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to round out the week.

Barry’s classes are also held in dim lit, red studios to motivating playlists. The room adds an element of excitement to the workout while enabling participants to dig deeper and lose themselves in the physical moment. The instructors coach and motivate the group to run and work harder so partici-
pants can maximise their results.

You can check out the Barry’s Bootcamp experience for yourself in Dubai, with introductory sessions priced at Dh80, while class packages and memberships are also available.

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Going Out: The Labour Run

Denzil Pinto 25/03/2017
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Here’s your chance to be part of a noble cause by joining labourers in the third edition of the Labour Run next week.

On Friday, March 31, hundreds will line up at Muhaisnah 2 in Dubai and with registration extended until Wednesday, there’s still time to sign up. The last two editions have been hugely popular and next week’s is expected to be no different.

Organised by Team Sports UAE, the event is backed by the UAE Athletics Federation and Dubai Sports Council, and an opportunity for the labourers to enjoy an active lifestyle.

“The fact that we are not going to charge the labourers is significant,” said Meher Un Nissa, event director.

“They have been registered for free as it’s a chance for us to say thank you for the hard work they put in, in making the UAE a great place to live in. Overall, it’s a chance for them to get rid of all the anxiety and tension of the daily routine work that they do from Sundays to Thursdays.

“With such a hectic schedule, they don’t have time to enjoy an active lifestyle so since it’s on a Friday when they are off, it will give them an opportunity to do so.”

She added: “It isn’t just about the labourers. It will be a big day and we want as many people in the UAE to join them as it will be a great occasion.

“There will be social and professional runners taking part and it’s an opportunity to run in an event which is showing support.”

If you’re a beginner or experienced runner, there are two different distances to choose from with a 3km and 10km run on offer. As well as prizes for the winners in each category, there will also be a chance to win some attractive prizes in the raffle draw.

With registration closing on Wednesday, Un Nissa insists there will be plenty of positives by signing up.

“This is the third time we will be organising this and the last two editions have been really popular,” she said.

“Runners have really enjoyed the experience of taking part and most importantly supporting the labourers. While registration numbers have been encouraging, we hope to see an increase in the coming days.”

What: Labour Run
Where: Muhaisnah 2 in Dubai
When: Friday, March 31 from 06:30
Contact: For more information or to register, visit www.premieronline.com

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