If we’re being honest, when we think of Dubai our mind often jumps to the glitz and glamour we all know and love which also comes with over indulgence. Dubai Fitness Challenge is the month to shake things up! The fifth edition of Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) began on Friday, October 29 - and it’s perfect timing in the run up to the festive season as well as the weather cooling down here in the UAE.
We are super excited about being surrounded by all this passion for fitness and health this month. The endless classes, events and fitness enthusiasts spreading the positive vibes. There's so much going on around the city, it can be hard to keep up or know where to start. As you know part of our core values are supporting women’s physical and mental health all year round. We’re proud to offer sexy, supportive and sustainable swimwear, with some styles even being doubled up as activewear!. Here's one of our personal faves- Micheline Bikini Top. (adjustable, supportive, sweatproof, available now in all 5 colours)
To celebrate this month's Dubai Fitness Challenge, we've decided to share some of our favourite events, classes and workout guru's with you to help kickstart your healthy lifestyle.
DFC has an action-packed events calendar of free and inclusive fitness events, activities and classes. For these 30 days, whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or not, people of all ages and abilities come together to get active with 30 minutes of daily exercise. Download STEPPI here, track your progress and stay motivated with a series of fun challenges.
Salt Sister Swim is all about supporting women to look and feel their absolute best from the inside out. DFC is the reminder we all need to inspire, encourage and motivate each other to maintain that healthy, glow and an unmistakable energy buzz that you just can’t get any other way than a little bit of exercise each day!
For those who would like to participate but are not sure where to start-
Here are some of our favourite fitness heroes that champion women’s wellness in Dubai. Reach out, join them and get your 30 minutes a day in!
Jaedena at Shimi’s Dubai.
We’ve long been a fan of @missgreenteayogi and her Instagram Yoga workouts. Don’t forget, she gave us an exclusive beginner-intermediate Yoga workout you can check out here and follow along from anywhere. All you need is a mat!
Shimi’s has a full schedule of Yoga varieties from the music and heat of The Box to their tranquil candlelit sessions - this studio definitely has the Salt Sister Swim seal of approval!
Adam Rees at The Platform Studios
Ask any of your Dubai Marina friends where they head for workouts and you’re bound to come across The Platform Studios. We love Adam’s incredible energy and spin sessions for an amazing cardio workout and reaching a spin high; endorphins kick in within the first few minutes of your class and carry you through right to the end and beyond.
Kelly Thompson’s Outdoor Bootcamp workouts
Dubai’s winter season is our time to thrive! Did you know that outdoor workouts are linked to lowering blood pressure and stress? Being in the outside air pushes you closer to your maximum performance too, one of the many reasons we love Kelly Thompson’s outdoor bootcamp sessions aimed at women who love to get fit and have a good laugh whilst reaching their goals. Kelly's classes consist of a mix of functional training, equipment & body weight, body sculpting rounds and games. Check out her Instagram for more info and to book your space! classes are limited to 12 per class, so get in quick!.
Gabi's bootcamp at StudioRepublik
StudioRepublik is a gym with a cult-like following and as soon as you step through those doors you’ll understand why. With a fitness class for everyone, our all time favourite is led by our Brazilian Goddess- Gabi Stockler. Expect a high intensity class, with Gabi's bursting energy pushing you further and making you work HARD. Gabi's class is all about motivating and encouraging a friendly and fun atmosphere where you feel like you're part of a team. Working out should be fun! Oh, and bring a towel or 3- you’re going to need it!
Conquer any obstacle that comes your way! That’s the motto at BIA Warrior; the women's-only community built by Samia Kallidis and Domia Economides. We love BIA Warrior because not only do you get a kick-ass home programme, you become part of a beautiful supportive community that will help you reach your goals and be there every step of the way both mentally and physically.
Five’s Wellness - Five Palm Jumeirah
One of the cities favourite nightlife destinations has become an oasis of wellness - with one of the most Instagrammable backdrops we’ve ever seen! You can Nama-slay your fitness goals and find your inner zen with private or group classes available six days a week. Click here to Find out more.
While you're there, don't forget to pay a visit to ReFive Spa where you will find our full collection available to try on. Find your perfect fit with the help of our fully trained friendly team and indulge in one of their luxury treatments after your workout! Browse their menu here.
The Dubai Run
Maybe you’re more of a cardio sister? Lace up those sneakers, grab some girlfriends and get ready for November 26th where you can enjoy the rare opportunity to run at your pace down the "traffic-free" Sheikh Zayed road, past the iconic buildings. Something you usually only see when crawling to pick up the kids in peak hour traffic! This is a great event to join with friends and we hope to see you there! Read more here.
Prefer to workout from home? We've got you covered. Check out our "Workout With Us" page where you can see 6 weeks of exclusive workout content, from Yoga, HIIT, Full body, partner workouts and more. Don't forget to check back regularly for added workouts.
If you know of any other great events you think we should know about and would like us to add to our community of supportive women? Let us know in the comments below.
Good luck ladies! Let’s help each other reach those goals and get ready for the best bikini weather yet!