Get Fit, Be Fit, Stay Fit
I am SO excited for this years Sun & Sand Sports Fitness Festival!
Last year I was able to go as a spectator, but unfortunately we only got to go on the Saturday because of the clash with Taste of Abu Dhabi on the same weekend. This year, I’m super excited to be one of the Ambassadors for the Fitness Festival, and that means I get to be there all weekend (and Taste is the weekend after – yay!!)
This years festival will be hosted at SkyDive Dubai, The Palm, and is looking to be a huge improvement on last years debut, with a hundred and one things to do for people of all abilities and all ages. The title quote is true – the festival is for those who want to get fit, be fit or stay fit…
There’s 3 stages at this years Fitness Festival; the Inspiration Stage, the Demo Stage and the Main Stage.
The Main Stage will host a Les Mills day all day on Friday 4th November, and the Saturday will showcase a huge spectrum of workouts that you can get involved in! You’ll see the guys from Nike Training Club leading a workout, Golds Gym hosting Bollywood and Zumba sessions, and Soupless Cycle taking you through of their classes. And that’s just a tiny snippet of what’s going on!
The biggest and most exciting thing is that the one and only Body Coach, aka Joe Wicks, will be gracing the Main Stage twiceon Saturday 5th November – once to lead a Q&A session, and the second time to take us through one of his famous HIIT workouts! Be prepared – and bring a towel!!
If you’re more of a spectator than a do-er, you can head over to the Demo Stage to find out about new fitness classes in the city and what they are all about. You’ll be able to see kickboxing, basketball, Zumba, athletics and pilates amongst a bunch of other things – so you never know, you might find something new that you fancy picking up as part of your fitness regime. Ones to watch out for are the calythenics class by Gravity gym, and Rick Bhullar’s Bootcamp. We were lucky to take part in one of Rick’s bootcamps as part of the 24in24 fitness challenge and it was such great fun! We also tried a bit of calythenics, but I’ll be honest – I was pretty rubbish lol!
The Inspiration Stage I feel will be one of my favorites. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m pretty partial to an inspirational video or two – so I think that a few live talks will be right up my street. There’ll be talks on healthy cooking and nutrition, along with peoples truly inspirational fitness journeys and the real reason diets fail! I’d love for you to look out for some of the amazing Ambassadors and their time on stage; incliding Nick Watson of Team Angel Wolf, and Olga Zolotova. You will be truly astounded by their stories!
Activities and Challenges
Whether you’re a beginning or a super-athlete…there is a challenge for everyone at The SSS Fitness Festival. And, what’s more, they’re all free!! From planks to push ups, belly dancing to body building – you can get fully involved on the 4th and 5th of November.
You’ll also have the chance to take on the UAE’s biggest inflatable obstacle course at this years event. To be honest, I think it looks absolutely epic – so you’ll definitely see me having a go! If you fancy it, you just need to make sure that you book online in advance – as it is due to sell out quickly! You can book online here.
There’s loads going on for the kids as well, with the Schools Fitness Games taking place over the weekend. There’s tones of things for the little ones to get involved in too, including Ultimate Athletics and the GJ Cup by IFA.
The Sun and Sand Sports Fitness Festival will host the World Strongman Championship, there’ll be a super gym, muscle beach and demo area – AND tonnes of stands from the festivals sponsors, showcasing their healthy living products.
I could sit here all day and write about all of the activities happening at this years Fitness Festival, but there would seriously be pages and pages of writing – so you’ll just have to believe me when I say that you don’t want to miss out!
The Healthy Living Show
The Healthy Living show at this years Fitness Festival will be your one stop shop to find all your health and nutrition products, as well as see demos and sample the latest technology in the health and fitness world. You can see a list of all of the exhibitors here.
Within the Healthy Living Show you’ll be able to find the Healthy Cooking Theatre, where chefs and nutritional experts will be demonstrating how to cook quick and easy nutritional meals. What’s more, Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) will be doing a live demo of a few of his famous ‘Lean in 15’ recipes! Bosh!
Jeeeeez – there’s a lot going on isn’t there?! There’s nothing else like this event in the UAE, and so if you have any interest in health and fitness – whether you’re a true beginner or a practiced athlete – I would definitely recommend you go down to SkyDive Dubai, The Palm on 4th & 5th of November to really immerse yourself in allllll the goodness. I say that if you spend more time around like minded people, you’ll gain inspiration and ideas to take away with you and soon you’ll start implementing them into your every day life.
Us ambassadors have put together our best tips and tricks for staying on track with health and nutrition, and you can download them from the SSS Fitness Festival Website. If you want some quick and easy recipes, click here…or if you are interested in the healthy tips and tricks, click here.
You can get 2-4-1 tickets by using my discount code for the festival…just check out the details below 🙂 Under 16s are absolutely FREE as well, so make it a healthy day out for all of the family! Get your tickets here.