Les Mills and Reebok have partnered up once again to create a series of fitness festivals across the globe – and the party is coming to Dubai on December 9. Located at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the event gives everyone, regardless of their fitness levels, the chance to workout with some of the world’s leading trainers is a pumping party atmosphere.
Some of the previous Les Mills Live events have had up to 6,000 people attend a single class – that’s a lot of people exercising at one time.
Headlining the event will be Les Mills programme directors Rachel Newsham and Lisa Osborne. As global fitness superstars, Newsham and Osborne travel the world inspiring millions, however this will be their first time ever in the Middle East. Dubai will be one of the first ever cities to experience BODYATTACK 100, taught by Osborne the programme’s creator.
For 25 years BODYATTACK has evolved, consistently providing modern sports-inspired training that blends challenge with togetherness in a fun group atmosphere. Now as Les Mills reach 100 releases of this athletic workout, exercisers all over the planet are set to celebrate how BODYATTACK gets them fitter than ever.
“Reebok Les Mills Live events are an opportunity for thousands of like-minded people to come together and celebrate the latest fitness trends,” said Glen Stollery, managing director, Les Mills Middle East and India. “Hosted at the DMS Active exhibition, it is the chance to experience the benefits of group fitness while working out with some of the world’s best instructors.”
Les Mills inspire millions of people to get moving every week with the world’s best group training. Great music and cutting-edge science is mixed together to help people fall in love with fitness. Les Mills’ workouts are licenced by 17,500 partners in 100 countries around the world. Tickets are now on sale and start from Dh299 for fitness enthusiasts.
Tickets are available at Virgin Megastores and through tickets. virginmegastore.me. Find out more about Reebok Les Mills Live at www.lesmills.live or stay up to date on the latest updates on Instagram @lesmillsmiddleeast. Get moving and attack your workout this winter with Les Mills and Reebok.
The seventh edition of Dubai’s Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup kicks off on Tuesday October 31 and will conclude on Saturday November 4.
The event will bring together eight of the world’s best teams including defending champions and World Cup winners Brazil, who are on a stunning 42-match winning streak.
UAE will be looking to bounce back from their poor second-to-last finish in last year’s edition and build on their impressive performance at last summer’s World Cup.
Sport360 reporter Matt Monaghan previews the tournament in this week’s edition of UAE Spotlight.
There is no shortage of top sporting events in the Emirates and here’s our one-stop diary of everything that’s going on — welcome to our weekly feature, What’s Up UAE.
Are you attending or participating in one of the following events?
Monday, October 30
Abu Dhabi residents will have the opportunity to engage in vertical training by climbing the stadium steps at Zayed Sport City Stadium, while also having the chance to walk or run around the track.
It’s part of Daman’s initiative in promoting a healthy lifestyle and open to people of all abilities – whether you exercise regularly or not.
Besides the activities, Daman are also offering free health checks, while there’s a children’s play area as well.
Registration can be done on the day.
VENUE: Zayed Sports City
MORE INFO: TrainZSC
Tuesday, October 31 – Saturday, November 4
The most formidable beach-footballing nation’s return to Dubai to vie for championship glory as one of the sport’s most prestigious tournaments gets underway.
Brazil – unbeaten in 42 matches – are the reigning champions after beating Iran in convincing fashion last year, with the Canarinha sure to be among the favourites again in 2017.
VENUE: Marasi Business Bay
MORE INFO: Beach Soccer Cup
TICKETS: On sale at the venue
Wednesday, November 1 – Saturday, November 4
The second Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Open gets under way on Wednesday at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.
Part of the Ladies European Golf Tour, the tournament runs over four days from Wednesday to Saturday.
It is being organised in partnership with the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Ladies European Tour and is a milestone event in the women’s golfing calendar.
VENUE: Saadiyat Beach Golf Club
MORE INFO: Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open
Thursday, November 2 – Friday, November 4
Gameweek 7 promises to be a belter with another exciting round of fixtures.
The Bur Dubai derby kicks off proceedings Thursday with Al Nasr entertaining Al Wasl at Rashid Stadium.
On Thursday, champions Al Jazira face a star-studded Shabab Al Ahli side who are in search of goals.
To close off the weekend’s action before the international break, Abu Dhabi rivals Al Wahda and Al Ain clash at Al Nahyan Stadium.
MORE INFO: AGL Website
Friday, November 3
Participate in a scenic race through the Jebel Jais Mountains in Ras Al Khaimah.
It’s a 46km challenging race with several inclines and declines along the course to test your strength and stamina.
The race is divided up in categories: Open Male / Open Female / Social Emirati and will start in separate waves.
VENUE: Jebel Jais
START TIME: 7:30 am
MORE INFO: Jebel Jais Cycle Challenge
Friday, November 3 – Saturday, November 4
The inaugural Dubai Fitness Challenge continues with a fun-packed free weekend carnival of events at Skydive Dubai, including appearances from Red Bull athlete Sheikha Al Qassimi and many more.
Some of the activities available to try include: Sunrise Yoga, HIIT, Hatha Yoga, Les Mills Bodybalance workout, ZUU fitness class and the wheelchair XDubai assault course.
VENUE: Kite Beach
TIMES: 1-9PM on Friday and 1-7PM on Saturday
MORE INFO: dubaifitnesschallenge.com
Friday, November 3
Organised by the Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Women’s Triathlon is the first triathlon exclusively for women to be held in the Middle East.
The event is designed for athletes of all levels, with Super Sprint, Sprint and Short categories available.
The race is open to teams and individuals with age categories from 16-29 and 30+.
VENUE: Dubai Ladies Club
START TIME: 6.45am
MORE INFO: Dubai Women’s Triathlon
Friday, November 3
The Giant Duathlon Series is aimed at triathletes, duathletes, cyclists, runners and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.
Each race comprises off two bike rides and a run and is open for individuals or teams of two people.
The full distance duathlon is 3k / 24km/ 3km and is the perfect way to kick start your weekend.
VENUE: Hamdan Sports Complex
START TIME: 7am
MORE INFO: Giant Duathlon Series
Friday, November 3
In-form Dubai Exiles will look to get back to winning ways when they face Abu Dhabi Harlequins at Zayed Sports City.
Jacques Benade’s side have had a solid start to the season – crushing Dubai Eagles 85-8 and Dubai Hurricanes 40-7 in their opening two matches – before suffering a one point defeat to Jebel Ali Dragons recently.
In the other match, Abu Dhabi Saracens take on Dubai Eagles.
MORE INFO: Yalla Rugby
Sunday, November 5
Manchester City fans of all ages will gather at Emirates Palace next Sunday for the Premier League clash against Arsenal.
The Fanzone event in Abu Dhabi will be held on the Marina Pitch – with the doors opening at 5.30pm and kick-off at 6.15pm.
Activities and competitions will take place before the game and at half-time with refreshments available throughout the day.
VENUE: Emirates Palace
REGISTER: Manchester City Fan Zone