Never short of cool places to pump iron, Dubai has welcomed its eighth outlet of renowned Venice Beach muscle chain Gold’s Gym International (056 358 1464) to Al Mussalla Tower in Bur Dubai. To celebrate the launch, the gym giant joined forces with Dubai-based Urdu radio station Suno102.FM, inviting listeners to register for fitness challenges, with the winner taking home a three-month membership to the gym. Register now for a 12-month membership at the Al Musalla Tower venue and you’ll pay Dh2,549 instead of Dhs3,999.
On the back of Fitness First’s now finished morning yoga sessions at the observation deck at the Burj Khalifa, yogis can still stretch outdoors with new classes in New Dubai. Yogalates Bliss (www.yogalatesblissindubai.com) is currently holding evening classes on the 7th floor pool terrace at Fraser Suites every Monday and Wednesday. Meanwhile, Liv2Lead (04 453 4600) ) is running Yoga Under the Stars classes on the lawn between the Icon buildings and Almas Towers. The next class is at 7pm on Sunday July 21 and packages of 10 can be purchased for just Dhs600.
Sign up now to sweat it. Lastly, desk workers concerned with keeping fit during summer should invest in the new Wellness Ball from Technogym (04 337 5337). The stationary workout device keeps you moving while sitting, engaging muscles and aiding core strength, muscle tone and improving posture. But what sets this one apart from the others on the market? The Wellness Ball is heavier at the base, making it more stable for the less coordinated among us. Until next week, namaste.