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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

5 healthy things to do this weekend: Yas Mall Walkathon, AquaFIT biking, free yoga

Take part in the National Day Walkathon at Yas Mall. Delores Johnson / The National
Take part in the National Day Walkathon at Yas Mall. Delores Johnson / The National

Take part in the Yas Mall Walkathon, which celebrates the 45th National Day with a family-friendly 10km indoor walk. Dress in the colours of the UAE flag, but be sure to dress for comfort and physical activity in practical sportswear. Friday, 8am, Town Square, Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.facebook.com/YasMall

Celebrate National Day biking around Yas Island and enjoy a free ride day. Bicycles in the ADCB Bikeshare lot have been decorated in National Day colours you can get a free voucher for a one-day pass by taking a photo of yourself riding a National Day bike, like the Facebook page “Bikeshare powered by Cyacle” and post your photo with the hashtags #bikeshareuae and #yasisland. Friday, all day, credit or debit card is required as usage fees apply to all trips longer than 60 minutes, various ADCB Bikeshare locations on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 800 292253, www.bikeshare.ae

Enjoy a free class at Urban Yoga, which celebrates its third birthday this month and you get the gifts. Receive a complimentary pass with every single class pass purchased so you can enjoy attending another class during December. Offer valid throughout December, passes expire December 31, various timings, Dh90 per single class, Urban Yoga, Aspect Tower, Executive Towers, Business Bay, Dubai, 04 369 7882, www.urbanyoga.ae

Try AquaFIT, the dedicated spa biking fitness centre that offers health benefits in each 30-minute session as you reduce cellulite, burn body fat, aid micro-peeling, reshape the lower body and abdominals, improve circulation, rehabilitate healing muscles and joints and improve cardiovascular strength, endurance and flexibility. Burn an average of 500 calories per session with lower impact on knees and joints through built-in resistance being submerged in 720 litres of water. The sessions can be tailored to every fitness level, regardless of age. Open 7am to 10pm, AquaFIT Fitness Centre, Sunset Mall, Jumeirah 3, befit@aquafit.ae, 04 320 3909

Register for The Climb to Abu Dhabi, a vertical marathon up an iconic Abu Dhabi tower. Elite categories will compete in a timetrial format with 82 floors, 1,617 steps while family, school and community categories will compete in 32 floors, 720 steps. The prize pool is US$25,000 (approximately Dh92,000) and training sessions will begin January 8. January 27, Jumeirah Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, register at www.climbtoabudhabi.com