Fitness campaign launched for Dubai residents




a group of people holding a sign: #LiveBetterwithAster: Fitness campaign launched for Dubai residents


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#LiveBetterwithAster: Fitness campaign launched for Dubai residents

Aster has launched the #LiveBetterwithAster campaign for Dubai residents consisting of free fitness sessions with fitness experts and health checks.

The services can be availed at the DFC’s flagship Fitness Villages at Kite Beach and Al Khawaneej/ Quranic Park until November 28.

Under the #LiveBetterwithAster campaign, the healthcare provider is offering 70 per cent off on special health check packages, starting from Dh99 only which can be redeemed any time before December 31, 2020.

In addition to this, several contests are being conducted throughout the month where residents will get a chance to win gift hampers and vouchers that can be redeemed with Aster.

The entity is also the official hospital and clinics partner of Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC).

Through various initiatives benefiting Dubai residents as well as employees of Aster,

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Para athlete pulls Jeep weighing 4,800 pounds for Dubai Fitness Challenge




a person riding on the back of a motorcycle: Para athlete pulls Jeep weighing 4,800 pounds for Dubai Fitness Challenge


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Para athlete pulls Jeep weighing 4,800 pounds for Dubai Fitness Challenge

As a para athlete, Zainab Al-Eqabi has regularly cut a striking figure on the local fitness scene. A UAE resident for the last 20 years, the Iraqi expat lost her leg to a bomb blast in her home country at the age of seven and has used a prosthetic leg to get around ever since.

Despite “always looking” for ways to push herself outside her comfort zone, the digital content creator says she wasn’t expecting to do what she did over the weekend – pull a Jeep Wrangler weighing 4,800 pounds.

The ‘Jeep Challenge’ was a free community event hosted by Fitness Hubs at The Sustainable City in Dubai as part of the ongoing Dubai Fitness Challenge.

“I was attending the event on Friday, watching people drag

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Over 620,000 students from 600 schools commit to 30 minutes of activity for 30 days for Dubai Fitness Challenge


(MENAFN – Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 21st November, 2020 (WAM) — Recognising the integral role that schools play in instilling fitness-focused habits in the country’s youth, Dubai Fitness Challenge, DFC, 2020 is ensuring that more than 620,000 students across 600 schools adopt healthier and happier lifestyles for 30 minutes for 30 days.

The fitness programme of free events, sports activities and family-friendly virtual sessions will continue throughout the month, while a new robust library of free online resources for parents and teachers will further, enable them to motivate children to get fit while having fun. Exciting activity calendars can be downloaded for free on the DFC website, catering to various learning models with over 80 fitness and wellbeing-focused activity templates and games for children aged two to 16 years. For an extra boost at home, kids can also join their beloved superheroes and cartoon characters in online workouts, wellness

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Dubai brings together world football’s biggest stars for friendly match as part of Dubai Fitness Challenge


(MENAFN – Emirates News Agency (WAM)) DUBAI, 21st November, 2020 (WAM) — Some of international football’s biggest stars came together in Dubai this weekend for a friendly match that took place on the pitches at Dubai Sports World, inside the air-conditioned halls of Dubai World Trade Centre as part of Dubai Fitness Challenge 30 x 30.

The match was organised jointly by Dubai Sports Council and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.

The players who took part in the match have won every possible title in the world of football, including the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships, UEFA Champions League as well the Best Player of the Year awards.

The star-studded line-up included Portugal legend Luis Figo, the 2000 Ballon d’Or and 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year winner, who is considered one of the greatest to ever play the game; Carles Puyol, the former Spain captain

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620,000 students accept Dubai Fitness Challenge – News


Children aged between 2 and 16 years can access over 80 free games and educational activities

More than 620,000 students from 600 schools in the UAE have taken on the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC), organisers announced on Saturday. The DFC, which began on October 30, requires participants to commit to 30 minutes of physical activity for 30 days.

Children aged between 2 and 16 years can access over 80 free games and educational activities to take part in the challenge at home or in their classrooms. Free online resources for parents and teachers are available on www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com/education.

Children can “join their beloved superheroes and cartoon characters in online workouts, wellness and dance sessions for free, easy-to-follow exercises and routines”, according to organisers.

Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director-General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), said: “More than any other time,

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Dubai Fitness Challenge, COVID-19 and IPL in UAE


UAE: Health and well-being activities

The weather is so pleasing, and the temperatures have dropped (“Complete guide of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020”, Gulf News, November 01). We all love to reconnect with our childhood, feel free, and now the Dubai Government’s initiative – fitness challenge is something to be a part of. The events, the camaraderie, and the feeling of being fit is something we all need. So let’s make the best of these opportunities, especially when the weather is on our side. I remember reading a quote: ‘Fitness first begins in the mind, then in the gym.’

Meanwhile, we also have the Sharjah book fair, another not-to-be-missed event. In this tech-savvy world, where everything is readily available on our smart devices, the thrill of holding a book and reading is simply heavenly. Parents often try to introduce our children to the joy of reading. I will make the best

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Ski Dubai warms up for Dubai Fitness Challenge


Dubai, UAE: To coincide with the Dubai Fitness Challenge (30 October – 28 November), Ski Dubai will host a series of free-to-attend activities, which will make it fun and easy for everyone to complete their 30 minutes of physical activity. Having recently hosted a ‘snowga’ class to kickstart the 30-day challenge, HIIT and hiking will get a cool new twist on the slopes of Ski Dubai, where temperatures are -4⁰C.

The indoor ski resort regularly hosts fun and innovative events in line with its goals to make the UAE and Ski Dubai an international destination for sport and in support of the UAE’s efforts to encourage an active lifestyle. The sessions are suitable for all fitness levels, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned athlete, and are sure to get your heart pumping!

SNOW HIKE

  • Date: 10 November & 15 November
  • Time: 8-9am
  • Maximum number of participants: 30 

Why not trade

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