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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 18 November 2018

5 healthy things to do this weekend: hike Shawka with Gulf 4 Good, run with Guava Pass and #theADmovement

Take part in a free open day at Hiltonia Beach Club and enjoy a range of fitness classes. Courtesy Hilton Abu Dhabi
Take part in a free open day at Hiltonia Beach Club and enjoy a range of fitness classes. Courtesy Hilton Abu Dhabi

Take part in the Daman ActiveLife Electric Run Recharged. The updated race format includes the new Power Hour, which gives exclusive access to the 5K neon course to runners from 6.45pm, plus an upgraded course experience, interactive technology and the post-run concert experience. Friday, gates open at 5pm, run begins after dark, from Dh200, Yas Gateway Park, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.electricrun.ae

Hike for the day at Shawka near Big Red Rock with Gulf 4 Good as part of their #FitnessFriday initiative and in partnership with the UAE Mountaineering Group. The route is 5.5 hours and easy to moderate, suitable for all levels, goes through wadis and a camel farm and has a 250m elevation. It will provide spectacular views of the Hajar Mountains. The return to Dubai will be around 3.30pm. Visit the Gulf 4 Good page at www.gulf4good.org for a list of essential gear and other details. Friday, 6.45am meet at Emirates NBD Meydan offices in Dubai to carpool; 8.15am meet in Shawka, free with registration, ages 16+, Gulf 4 Good, admin@gulf4good.org

Sign up to take part in a free fitness morning with Guava Pass and #theADmovement. This mixed event starts with a run on the beach and ends with a short abs-and-stretch class at Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa. Guava Pass members can register their friends to participate. Saturday, 9.30am, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa, Abu Dhabi, register at abudhabi@guavapass.com

Attend the free open day at Hiltonia Beach Club and enjoy a range of fitness, dance and swimming classes with personal trainers on hand, all for free. Try indoor cycling, boot camp, beach tennis, dance classes, Zumba, swim fit, yoga and more. Kids will enjoy fun and games in the pool for different age groups, Latin dance class, plus a bouncy castle, football and face-painting all day. Saturday, 10am to 6pm, free, Hiltonia Beach Club, Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 02 692 4324, www.facebook.com/HiltonAbuDhabi

Join a high-intensity bootcamp with Bodytree Studio. Led by Anissa, the workout combined low and high intensity intervals with deep toning and sculpting, using arm and ankle weights and bands to increase your fitness levels. Bring your spouse or a friend for more of a challenge. Saturday, 9am to 10.15am, Dh125 per person; Dh210 for two people, Saadiyat Beach Club, Abu Dhabi, book at 02 443 4448, info@bodytreestudio.com