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.
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
Spring is right around the corner and Yas Waterworld is bringing a variety of seasonal activities and shows to entertain guests in the next month.
Springfest 2017 will begin tomorrow and run until April 15 at the Abu Dhabi waterpark, giving residents even more reason to visit and let loose in the water.
Headlining the festivities will be Yas Waterworld’s never-beforeseen mermaids show, with two colourful mermaids set to dazzle park-goers every weekend during Springfest. Meet and interact with the mermaids and capture a moment that is sure to be memorable.
Kids will also be able to enjoy the biggest egg hunt on Yas Island on the final day of Springfest, April 15, when over 5,000 eggs will be hidden.
Other activities and shows on offer will be the Springfest Maze at Amwaj Beach, the opportunity to snap a photo with Yas Waterworld characters and even a new, limited edition ice cream, the Yas Twister.
Bianca Sammut, general manager of Yas Waterworld, said: “Spring has arrived, and we are extremely happy to celebrate the season with families, offering everyone exciting and fun experiences.
“Guests will be able to create long, lasting memories at Yas Waterworld’s Springfest with our exclusive offerings ranging from colourful mermaids, to fun games, to the largest egg hunt on the island. Families wouldn’t want to miss this.”
Springfest, of course, is in addition to Yas Waterworld’s 40 exhilirating rides and attractions, five of which are unique to the capital.
Hanging 10 is never a problem as flowboarders and bodyboarders can hit the waves in the Rush Rider before taking on the challenging Bubbles’ Barrel, which has a 3mhigh wave and 1,250-horsepower pumps producing 7,000 litres of water per second.
Other thrilling rides include the Jebel Drop, a free-fall speed slide with a daring plunge, the Liwa Loop, a loopy waterslide experience, Dawwama, a 20mhigh adrenaline-rush tornado waterslide featuring a six-person raft and Falcon’s Falaj, another six-person raft ride with plenty of twists, turns, rapids and drops.
Experience the heart-pumping attractions for yourself and enjoy the spring season this year at Yas Waterworld.
WHAT: Yas Waterworld’s Springfest 2017
WHERE: Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi
WHEN: March 23 to April 15, from 10:00 to 18:00 in March and 10:00 to 19:00 in April
CONTACT: Visit www.yaswaterworld.com for more information.