Bad Times boot camp launches to help Dubai's recession hit recover
Feeling fed-up after losing your job? Now's the time to dust yourself off, and get fit, with other people in the same position.
26-year-old Brit Alex Light lost his job this year, like many other expats, but he wasn't going to dwell on it.
Instead, Alex set up Bad Time Boot Camp. A three-times a week workout session on Jumeirah Beach for people like him to let of steam and get together.
It is free to anyone who wants to get fit, but as the operating hours suggest, it is aimed at the unemployed.
Launched in mid-March, the boot camp has been growing slowly, and currently attracts about a dozen people each day. As well as encouraging fitness, it is also designed to bring job hunters together to chat and network.
Light says the boot camp is open to anyone who wants to come along, and is grounded in his core belief of free exercise for all.
So why not give it a go, you've got nothing to lose.
Bad Times Boot Camp takes place on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, visit www.badtimesbootcamp.com
With a tax on goods and services set to come in on January 1, 2018, We asks financial experts how it...
Watch – Dubai’s self-flying taxis take to the skies
Early footage shows remarkable progress being made already
US laptop ban lifted for Abu Dhabi flights, Dubai soon to follow
Passengers flying to the US can now carry electronic devices on board
Dubai Police remind residents about home security service
Don’t forget they can keep an eye on your home while you’re away
Wayne May 07, 2009 10:23 am
I've been attending this and its awesome. This guy (Alex Light) is very approachable and would make any company tick. C'mon all you sports apparel companies - he's looking for sponsorship to take this further and it will show that you're putting something back into the community.
margot Apr 17, 2009 07:14 am
What an exceptional chap Alex Light is ! does he sit and feel sorry for himself when he's made redundant ? NO. He encourages others in the same position as himself. Obviously he has the leadership to
motivate them to take their minds off their problems for a few hours - as
the growth of the Boot Camp Shows. Surely somebody out there must
realise what an asset he would be to their company !!?
Jane Apr 17, 2009 07:06 am
Great thinking outside the box and into the community...this young man will go far....employers note!!!!!!