Yas Marina Circuit was alive with the pulse of the capital’s fitness last night as residents registered for the 3rd annual Get Driver Fit program which got underway at TrainYAS by Daman’s Activelife and organized by FLASH Entertainment, Get Driver Fit is the 7-week free fitness program for residents across Abu Dhabi.
GDF is part of Yasalam 2015, the largest festival of entertainment and activities run by any race host city aiming to highlight the importance of healthy living within the Abu Dhabi community.
Working with local fitness supporters, GDF offers young and old the opportunity to try something new during the exciting build-up to the race.
The third instalment of the campaign will motivate residents to get fit across a variety of fitness regimes including functional fitness, yoga, boxing and beach circuit training, as well as group family fitness sessions for the whole family to enjoy together.
With locations across Abu Dhabi including Mushrif Park, Haddins Gym at Zayed Sports City Bodytree Studio, St. Regis Saadiyat and Yas Marina Circuit, the program will be easily accessible for residents of the entire city.
Following the fantastic challenge introduced in the GDF 2014, GDF will once again culminate with a life-changing run on the purpose built Obstacle Course on Lagoon Beach at the Abu Dhabi Corniche from 19 – 22 November.
The course will be open to the public for all to enjoy, but the GDF Finale will take place on 20 November where the top male and female entrants registered as part of the GDF program will win a luxurious getaway to the Seychelles.
Emirati trainer and GDF ambassador Abeer Amiri commented on the launch of Get Driver Fit brought to you by Daman’s Activelife: “Abu Dhabi is once again beginning a program that will literally activate the capital, and I am thrilled to be taking part.
"Our bodies are made to move and the open-access format of the Get Driver Fit program is a fantastic way to get the community healthier, excited and revved up for the Yasalam festivities.
"I hope the whole of Abu Dhabi is as thrilled as I am and are willing to take a step towards what it means to get ‘driver fit’.”
Week by week the free program will push participants to their limits on disciplines as well as work to set the building blocks of fitness within the Abu Dhabi community. As part of this, Get Driver Fit 2015 will reach out to the classrooms of Abu Dhabi for the GDF Lab program, running 11 October– 19 November.
The 6 week program will be specially designed to prepare students for the ultimate challenge at the Obstacle Course where 5 Abu Dhabi schools will compete to win the GDF School Challenge.
Those who wish to enjoy their workout along the picturesque Abu Dhabi Corniche will be able to head down to the new Muscle Beach in the GDF Fitness Zone from 19 November throughout Yasalam’s Live on the Corniche.
The GDF Fitness Zone will run daily drop-in beach fitness classes as well as allow fitness enthusiasts to try their own workout at the open air Muscle Beach gym with a custom-built functional training rig and equipment.
Classes for Get Driver Fit brought to you by Daman’s Activelife are now live across the capital until 19 November. To learn more about GDF check out the official community page atwww.facebook.com/GetDriverFit and share your fitness inspiration #GDF2015.
Yasalam festival details can be found at www.yasalam.ae #Yasalam2015