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Dubai Lays on the Biggest Ever HIIT Workout Session in the Region

The high-octane event was part of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019, which aims to encourage the emirate’s residents to be more active and healthier.

The largest ever High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout session in the region recently took place in Dubai. Thousands gathered at Skydive Dubai, where they joined international fitness coach and Instagram star Joe Wicks, who lead the galvanising session.

An intense 30-minute workout session, HIIT 30X30 with Joe Wicks was one of the 5,000 plus fitness classes and sessions taking place across the city. The emirate has been demonstrating its commitment to an active and fitter lifestyle with the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019, which is ongoing until November 16.

“I’m ecstatic about leading the city of Dubai in the largest ever HIIT session in the region! I couldn’t have asked for a better and more dedicated crowd to join me in such a high-energy event,” Wicks said at the event. “Dubai Fitness Challenge is a fantastic initiative to energise the entire city to get active, and it has been an honour to be part of this year’s edition.”

Radio personality Kris Fade kicked off the event, presented by DEWA, in association with Emirates NBD and Skydive Dubai, and entertained the crowds as they geared up for the session with warm-up exercises by Fitness First. Wicks then surprised and motivated the crowds further by skydiving into the venue to start the exciting session. And once the workout was over, Circuit Factory took participants through a cool down routine.

Joe Wicks

About The Dubai Fitness Challenge
The Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC), an initiative by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, was created to motivate the people of Dubai to boost their physical activity. People are asked to commit to 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 days, doing any kind of exercise they enjoy, from cycling,team sports and walking to yoga or trying new and exciting ways to improve their fitness and health levels. As well as getting active, whether alone or with others, residents are encouraged to focus on wellness and a healthy lifestyle.This year, over 100 volunteers and team leaders from the Medyaf Tourism Training Programme, part of wider industry training initiatives by Dubai Tourism, are supporting DFC.

For more information on all events and activities, please visit the official DFC website:

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