It’s that time of year again when Dubai residents get fit and healthy and embrace the Dubai Fitness Challenge which started on 18th October and runs through to 16th November. It’s 30 minutes of exercise a day which shouldn’t be a struggle, but as mums, we know that our own fitness regime can sometimes come way down the list of daily priorities.

Thankfully we’re pleased to learn that The Pointe, located at the tip of the world-famous Palm Jumeirah, is a Fitness Hub this year and will be running a number of experiential and fun outdoor, beachfront workouts with several influential trainers. From the 23rd to the 30th October you can join in these classes for FREE and get the kids involved too!!! After all, there’s no point in leading a healthy and active lifestyle yourself if you can’t promote the same to your children!

The fab pop up gym will be running for 8 days and has a range of wonderful activities to participate in, from circuit training, RPM and sprint classes through to Body Attack, Combat and Pilates from the team at Fitness First. Get out on the water with the daily stand up paddle and kayak sessions or light it up at the Zumba Glow Party (Saturday 26th October only – this one will be popular!). Discover inner peace with numerous experienced yoga professionals or dance the calories away with some great classes from Moto Dancers.

For the kids there’s everything from Kids’ Parkour for the older ones through to Tutu & Pirate Dance parties from the guys over at Cheeky Monkeys for the tots. My Gym UAE is also offering kids’ gym sessions every afternoon for four and a half hours so it’s the perfect opportunity to get them active after school or nursery.

Not only is The Pointe getting us fit and active, it’s also ensuring we stay healthy too (instead of rewarding ourselves with a piece of cake)! The Healthy Market will run throughout the Dubai Fitness Challenge offering healthy bars, juices and coconut water, whilst Life Pharmacy will be doing free check-ups and giving away free health products.

We think this is the perfect opportunity to don your sports gear and get active whilst having fun! Plus, it’s a fab excuse to have a mooch round the shops either before or after your workout. Don’t forget your cap and water though as classes are taking place outdoors. For more information, call 04 390 9999 or email No need to book and all classes are FREE FREE FREE. See you there!

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