Dubai Fitness Challenge ups the ante with adrenaline-packed carnival at Skydive Dubai

Sport360 staff 19:27 05/11/2017
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Thousands of yoga enthusiasts gathered for the sunrise yoga.

Dubai Fitness Challenge upped the ante this weekend with an adrenaline-packed fitness carnival at Skydive Dubai. One of the many highlights was Dubai’s first ever Superhero Walkathon, which saw Dubai Marina transformed into a scene straight out of comic book wonderland.

Participants young and old dressed up as their favourite caped crusader as they made their way along a 3.2km walking route. In addition, thousands of yoga enthusiasts gathered on the runway of the famed skydiving centre for a sunrise yoga session, with the Marina skyline serving as a spectacular backdrop.

The third weekend fitness carnival featured a host of extreme, adventure and determination sports, plus fun team and individual activities and entertaining stage acts.

Friends and families were seen having the time of their life trying their hands at the activations on offer including BMX and parkour courses, a skate park, climbing wall, kayaking, canoeing and paragliding.

Determination sports were also a key feature, with all participants being offered the opportunity to try wheelchair rugby and basketball, boccia, and sitting volleyball.

Multiple Guinness World Record activations took place, with UAE residents Osama Fawzy and Marwan Aly equalling the world record for most number of jumping jacks and aerobic step-ups done in 30 seconds, with a stellar 53 and 51.

Dubai's first ever Superhero Walkathon was a huge hit.

Dubai’s first ever Superhero Walkathon was a huge hit.

Star of the popular UK TV series ‘The Biggest Loser’, Rob ‘The Killer’ Edmond made his second carnival appearance and worked the crowd into a sweat. Also seen on the main stage was Celebrity fitness guru, Coach Marco, who demonstrated targeted exercises from his famous 6-pack Abs Workout for the huge crowd of fitness enthusiasts.

Dubai Fitness Challenge has been created to motivate Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors to boost their physical activity and commit to 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 days.

Running until November 18, the Challenge encompasses all forms of activity – from beach cricket, cycling, football to paddle-boarding, team sports, walking and yoga and everything in between.  Participants can track their performance and their contribution to the city on the DFC app.

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