13 things to do to keep fit

From balls and racquets, courts to pitches, everything you need this week

Wednesday 22

Body Combat with Fitness First at Dubai Sports World
Take part in this mass workout at Dubai Sports World. The energetic mixed class combines martial arts with cardio.
Dhs30. 7pm-8.30pm. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

Sign up for the GMC Desert Warrior Challenge
The 10km obstacle event takes place on Friday October 23, so sign up now and start training. Unseasoned enthusiasts can take part in a 5km non-timed course and there’s also a junior race for kids aged eight to 12.
Dhs315-570 (adults), Dhs170 (kids). October 23, 7am-5pm. Dubai Police Academy, Al Rawia Training Fields, www.desertwarriorchallenge.com (no number).

Thursday 23

Book tickets for Dubai Pro Wrestling
Watch local grapplers put on a live sports entertainment show, and see the city’s only female wrestler, Joelle, taking on a host of challengers.
Dhs50 per person. July 31-August 1, 7pm. HM Fitness, Meydan Road, Al Quoz, www.dubaiprowrestling.com (04 338 5566).

Half price beach tennis
Book a court for four players or more for a discounted rate of Dhs110 per court, per hour (reduced from Dhs220). Players can hire rackets for a minimum of Dhs15 per hour and balls are provided on site. Call to book a court.
Dhs110 per hour. Daily 3pm-sunset. Until August 31. JBR, www.beachtennis.ae (055 268 6090).

Friday 24

Boulder Bash at Rock Republic
Rock climbers can take part in this final Boulder Bash event. The competition involves two hours of self-scoring problem solving. Top boulderers can win membership prizes. Participants should sign up at the venue.
Dhs100 per person (inclusive of T-shirt and climbing shoe rental). 11am-2.30pm. Rock Republic, Dubai Investments Park, www.facebook.com/rock.republic.dubai (04 8829361).

Fit Republik swimming clinics
Advanced swimmers can take part in these sessions, limited to ten per week for children aged between 10-17. Classes focus on improving stroke, speed and breathing. Call to reserve your place.
Dhs600 per week. Mon and Wed 3pm-4.30pm, Fri 10am-11.30am. July 20-August 6. Fit Republik, Dubai Sports City, www.fitrepublik.com (04 556 1800).

Get fit with Speedo
Swimmers of all levels can visit the ‘Get Speedo Fit’ site and watch tutorials and workout plans, and get tips on equipment to use to get the most out of pool time.
Ongoing. www.getspeedofit.co.uk.

Saturday 25

Table tennis at TribeFit
Play a competitive game at this fitness facility. The tournament is open to members and non-members. Sign up at the gym’s reception.
Free. 4pm. TribeFit, Silverene Tower, Dubai Marina, www.tribefit.com (800 87423).

Wire World at Dubai Sports World
Get your kids swinging off the walls at this indoor zip-line park. For children aged three to 12 only.
Dhs30 per person. 11am-10pm. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

Sunday 26

Join the Fitness First Change Project
Lose weight in eight weeks with this new programme from Fitness First. The project gives members the tools to not only lose weight but to maintain it. The programme includes seminars, nutrition advice, personal fitness regimes and informs on the science behind weight loss. Register at your nearest participating Fitness First.
Dhs1,800 (members), Dhs2,900 (non-members, including two months’ gym membership). Available at eight clubs including Ibn Battuta Mall, The Gardens. Ongoing. www.fitnessfirstme.com (800 348 6377).

Monday 27

Aquaventure birthday package
This offer at Atlantis The Palm’s Aquaventure waterpark provides you with free entry to the park within the week of your birthday. Register online to take advantage of the offer.
Free. Until February 29, 2016. Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.aquaventurebirthday.com (04 426 1000).

Tuesday 28

Indoor archery at Al Forsan International Sports Resort
Learn to shoot a bow and arrow at this brand-new indoor facility. The 15 metre range is climate controlled and is stocked with upgraded but traditional recurve bows as well as modern compound bows.
From Dhs150, with bow rental starting at Dhs100. Daily 3pm-11pm. Al Forsan Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi, www.alforsan.com (800 2536 7726).

Parkour with Against Graviti
Train at the purpose-built facility at Dubai Sports World. The padded workout area is equipped with apparatus for parkour training and the team will also be hosting group strength-training sessions.
From Dhs60 per hour. Sun-Thu 4pm-9pm (group exercise); Fri-Sat 10am-10pm (open playground). Until August 29. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).

Physique 57’s second studio opens in Al Thanya Mall
Fans of Physique 57’s barre workout can now work out at its new facility in Al Thanya Mall. The 4,800-square-foot exercise studio space holds two P57 studios, men’s and women’s locker rooms and the Physique Boutique.
Al Thanya Mall, Umm Suqeim, www.physique57.com/dubai (04 321 0577).

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