Sometimes it can be a huge struggle to find the motivation to keep fit. We’ve all been there, paying for a gym membership that we have little or no inkling of getting our money’s worth from. So if you’re lacking a little inspiration, the Sun & Sand Sports Fitness Fest could help you overcome your lethargy.
Now in its second year, the two-day event is offering a variety of free challenges, healthy cooking shows, competitions and talks from fitness celebrities and elite athletes on Friday November 4 and Saturday 5.
One of the big names to be heading over to Skydive Dubai is everyone’s favourite fitness fanatic Joe Wicks, aka The Body Coach, whose Lean in 15 programme has made him a millionaire and a famous face in the British media.
Wicks will headline the new Healthy Living Show on the Saturday, giving live cooking demos, inspirational talks and high-intensity interval training sessions. “I had so much fun the last time, so I can’t wait to come back and inspire Dubai withmy brand-new dishes and exercise tips,” he says.
Another addition to the Fitness Fest bill has really captured our imagination, the world finals of the Strongman Champions League. Bought to you this year by Sun, Sand And Sports, the event also supports Team Angel Wolf.
The culmination of 16 gruelling events, some of the biggest stars in the world of strongmen will compete for the title, taking on six challenges in 48 hours.
One of those in the running for the title is Slovenian hope Matjaž Belšak. “It would be a dream for me to win the world title in Dubai. It’s a fantastic city and I can’t wait,” he says.
In a nod to Dubai’s love of all things glistening, the winner will take home 1kg of gold and their share of the Dhs1.3 million prize pot. And we’re sure that all visitors to Fitness Fest will take home some great ideas about how to live more healthily, too.
Dhs40 per day, free for under-16s. Fri Nov 4, 8.30am-8pm; Sat Nov 5, 9am-7pm. Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.fitfest.ae.
Three more fest highlights Inflatable obstacle course
The largest of its type in the UAE, climb walls, pass through hurdles and jump through hoops. Booking is essential.
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Ultimate sprint challenge
Hosted by Ultimate Athletics, test how quick you are out of the blocks and post the fastest time over 30m to win a medal and a prize in the U12, U14, U16, U19 and adult categories.