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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

Mark your calendars, free fitness events this week in the UAE 

From yoga and cycling to high-intensity interval training, there's no excuse to not find time for a workout with our round-up of free classes being offered this week

Test your core strength and coordination with a FloatUAE class. Courtesy FloatUAE
Test your core strength and coordination with a FloatUAE class. Courtesy FloatUAE

Looking for ways to unwind during the work week? Here's a guide to the free fitness activities taking place this week in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Sept 25

What: Flare Flow Yoga

Where: Umm Suqeim Park, Dubai

When: 7.30pm

Grab your yoga mat and towel, and enjoy a kid-friendly free outdoor vinyasa class at Umm Suqeim Park in Dubai. The flowing yoga form focuses on both postures and breathing techniques, and this hour-long session will be conducted by Clarisse from More Than Yoga.

What: Fusion yoga

Where: Taijitu House of OM, Dubai

When: 5pm

Experience a blend of traditional yoga mixed with ashtanga and flow yoga with yogi guru Pratik Sah from Rishikesh, India. The 75-minute class includes introduction, meditation and practice. Spots are limited, so you'll need to register through the Facebook event.

Sept 26

What: RockYourRide cycling

Where: Cyclebar, Dubai

When: 7am and 7.30pm

Head to Cyclebar in Dubai for their free RIDEYourSOUL event. Courtesy Cyclebar
Head to Cyclebar in Dubai for their free RIDEYourSOUL event. Courtesy Cyclebar

Grab your cycling shoes and head to Cyclebar to experience RockYourRide in partnership with Kold Press Juice Company. After the class, enjoy a refreshing drink. The 50-minute class will test your cardiovascular endurance through speed, strength, challenges, drills and mountain climbs. E-mail hello@sohocomms.com to book your spot.

What: Zumba toning

Where: Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi

When: 9.40am

This session is for those who love Zumba, but want to tone and sculpt their muscles as well. This class uses lightweight Toning Sticks to focus on specific muscle groups, while also enhancing rhythm and co-ordination. The class tones target zones such as arms, core and lower body. To register, call or Whatsapp 052 906 1355.

Sept 27

What: Strong by Zumba

Where: Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi

When: 9am

This is a Zumba class that uses high-intensity interval training to help participants reach their fitness goals. The workout is driven by music that’s synced to match every move and drive the intensity of the workout. The class aims to push people past their limits through body-weight movement. To register, call or Whatsapp 052 906 1355

Sept 29

What: Yoga session

Where: YApparel in Jumeirah, Dubai

When: 10am

Want to get your Zen on and then look fashionable afterward? Head to YApparel for a free yoga class followed by a healthy snack. Taught by yogi Dina Ghandour, the class only has 12 spots available. Afterward, participants can avail themselves of a 30 per cent discount on YApparel collection. To register, e-mail info@yapparel.com

Sept 30

What: FloatUAE Abu Dhabi Launch

Where: Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi

When: 10am-12pm

Test your core strength, co-ordination and balance through an HINT workout that incorporates squats, jumps, burpees and more - all done on a mat floating atop a swimming pool. Between 10am-12pm, FloatUAE will host free 20-minute sessions. The sessions are open to men and women and children ages 10 and above.

What: Cycle for Health UAE

Where: Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi

When: 9am-1pm

Cycle for Health UAE is a free cycling event. Courtesy Cycle for Health UAE
Cycle for Health UAE is a free cycling event. Courtesy Cycle for Health UAE

Work on your cardiovascular fitness with this cycling event that will take you on a 1.9km course through ZSC stadium and along closed-off roads. The event will also have health screenings, exercise information sessions and a healthy-heart cooking demonstration. There will also be a learn-to-ride programme, bouncy castles, and a healthy food truck, with complimentary bikes and helmets available.

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