Are you competing in any fitness events in August and September?
Here’s our top six to get involved in!
ADSC INDOOR RUN FERRARI WORLD
Friday, August 17 and Friday, September 14
The Abu Dhabi Sports Council Indoor Run is hosted by Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Mall.
The run will start and finish in Ferrari World with the run taking in the ground floor of the mall.
Runners will have options to take part in either the 2.5k, 5k or 10k.
TIME: From 8.15am*
MORE INFO: ADSC Indoor Run Ferrari World
URBAN-ULTRA NIGHT REBEL
Friday, September 21
If you are ready for a serious challenge then this may well be the event for you.
Described as one of the toughest solo night footraces in the UAE, the Urban-Ultra Night Rebel has three distances available for competitors – 10km, 20km and 30km.
Wanting to test your fitness before the season kicks into gear – then this is a must.
START TIME: 7PM
MORE INFO: Urban-Ultra Night Rebel
RUSH-A-WAY SUMMER CHALLENGE
September, September 22
Another new adventure is headed to Dubai with the Rush-A-Way Summer Challenge, set to physically and mentally test participating teams in a variety of ways.
Each challenge will offer a different test, with aspects like teamwork, stamina, strategy, communication skills, quick thinking and speed required.
With it being summer and the heat ratcheted up, this edition will take place at indoor locations, meaning there’s nothing to sweat as you zoom through the challenge.
Teams will earn points based on how fast they complete each challenge, and those that don’t finish in the given time will receive a penalty.
TIME: From 8am*
MORE INFO: Rush-A-Way Summer Challenge
WADI ADVENTURE RACE
Saturday, September 29
The popular Wadi Adventure Race returns this month where athletes will be pushed to the limits in a gruelling obstacle course.
Since its debut in 2012, the race has gone from strength to strength, and organisers are expecting another strong turnout this month for what will be the seventh edition overall.
Competitors will have to overcome a 5k, 10k and 15k obstacle course where they will crawl, run, carry, swim, swing and climb their way to the finish line.
TIME: From 6am
MORE INFO: Wadi Adventure Race
Produced using unique technology and extensive research, Melt Water is the result of years of development. The production process mimics the natural formation and melting of glaciers and involves a complex multi-stage freezing, extracting and melting process.
Melt Water is a result of freezing, extracting and melting. As ice crystals start to form during freezing, they naturally push away all impurities and admixtures. The water that doesn’t freeze, due to impurities, is removed using special technology. At the final stage of production, the final layer of ice is melted back into water giving it the unique icy taste.
Melt Water benefits
During exercise, it’s vital to stay hydrated and ice cool Melt Water is a favourite of personal trainer Jennifer Chalouhi who has teamed up with Melt Water to talk us through core strength exercises.
Core strength exercises
This builds your upper body strength and core. Get yourself in the press-up position and with a dumbbell in either hand, do regular press-ups but also row the weight. This works several muscles in your upper body; your traps, rhomboids, lats, biceps and shoulders.
Russian twists with a kettle bell
In a sitting position, if you’re a beginner, keep your legs on the floor, hold the kettle bell in front of your chest with both hands and twist side-to-side. For a more advanced workout keep your legs raised. This is a great exercise for engaging the whole abdomen area.
You can use these for both arm strength and core strength. Beginners, take a deep breath in, lock in your elbows and lift at the knees. For an advanced exercise you can go into a L-Sit position – tuck in your core and keep your legs straight as you lift them. An L-Sit requires more strength from your abdominal muscles, oblique muscles and hip flexors. Try and hold your legs up for a few seconds to really engage your abs.
Thirty children of determination in the age group of 12-22 year olds from Manzil, Al Noor Training Center for Persons with Disabilities and SEDRA were hosted by Gold’s Gym at Dubai Sports World, as part of a six-week fitness and wellness training program which has been organised by the Special Olympics.
Gold’s Gym is the exclusive gym partner for Dubai Sports World, delivering group exercise classes and the best gym experience all through the summer of 2018.
Ever since its launch in October 2011 Gold’s Gym, the largest international gym chain in the world which is known for its passion, heritage and experience has continued to make its mark in the UAE health and fitness industry with continued expansions, unwavering fitness support to the masses for local events and introduction of new and improved fitness gears and equipment.
Gold’s Gym has 22 fully operating clubs in 14 locations across the UAE & Oman, some of which have both mixed and ladies only clubs.