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8 Fitness Apps to Boost Your Dubai Fitness Challenge

Get your fitness fix for free this Dubai Fitness Challenge with the world’s best workout apps.

Need a final push of motivation this week as Dubai Fitness Challenge races towards the finish line? Then take advantage of DFC’s brilliant free fitness app offer. Collaborating with some of the biggest names in the industry, registered DFC participants can access virtual workouts from Fitbit Premium, Daily Burn, FIIT, Les Mills on Demand, NEOU, Steppi, Sweat, and Sworkit to keep motivation at its peak, with digitized fitness experiences and studio-style workouts anytime, anywhere, until the challenge ends on November 28.

With content created by an array of world-class trainers and instructors to help users turn up the pace in any space – from video workout programmes, step-counting and mapped running routes, to bodyweight workouts, yoga, meditation, HIIT, core and strength sessions at home – if you’ve never downloaded a fitness app, now’s your chance to sample the best out there without costing a dirham.


One of the world’s leading apps for health and fitness, use the Fitbit Premium app even without a Fitbit device to join the community to track your stats and stay motivated. With all the information and inspiration you need to reach your goals in one place, if you decide you love it so much you decide to buy a Fitbit tracker or smartwatch, you’ll get a 90-day trial of Fitbit Premium to get even more personal guidance in the Fitbit app. With deeper, personalised insights and guided programmes to help you build healthy habits, you’ll also have access to hundreds of workouts, meditation tracks and motivation-boosting Premium challenges.


Daily Burn offers thousands of workouts on-demand and provides personal fitness guidance, encouragement, and motivation to help those from all levels and lifestyles achieve everyday victories. Daily Burn 365 features different live workouts every day and aims to help you move better, feel better, and live a healthier lifestyle, as well as offering access to their full library of past workouts to use anytime. Meanwhile, Daily Burn at Home offers over 2,000 curated videos and audio-based classes featuring everything from total-body workouts, barre, kickboxing, prenatal, meditation, strength, and Pilates training. 


The FIIT app divides exercises into three simple ‘studios’: cardio, strength and balance – including core strength, yoga and pilates. There’s something to suit every fitness level – all you need is a 2mx2m space and a smart device to get going. Enjoy over 600 classes, free for 30 days, and follow more than 20 programmes from top trainers – with the option to connect with a fitness tracker for live stats, progress and leaderboards in group workouts.


With more than 1,000 online workouts, including yoga, strength, cardio, HIIT, dance and more, with world-class instructors, all Les Mills workouts are scientifically designed and proven to get results – from beginner to advanced plans to help achieve individual goals. 


Taking the DFC philosophy of “wherever you are” to heart, NEOU has both live-streaming and on-demand content with thousands of fitness classes from more than 100 studios and instructors. With each experienced tailored to an individual’s personal preferences and goals, there’s even a custom-made 30-day challenge that’s been created by NEOU specifically for DFC participants


A home-grown UAE app that mixes fitness with leisure, Steppi gives rewards for being active by simply syncing your daily steps with your smartphone or fitness wearable to earn savings on restaurants, cafes, and a host of other venues across Dubai. See how you rank up against other residents by joining city-wide fitness challenges or create private ones with your family and friends, completing different goals every day according to the number of steps, active minutes, distance or calories burned. 


Work out at home with the world’s largest female fitness community, designed to help women get stronger and fitter each week. From workout videos to weekly meal plans, SWEAT inspires users to leap ahead in their wellness journey, embrace new challenges and level up your workouts, boosted by an all-female support forum led by celebrity trainers Kayla Itsines, Kelsey Wells and more.


Sworkit offers video-guided, precision-timed, sports scientist-approved workouts for both adults and kids, giving all family members the perfect opportunity to start and continue a healthy habit of daily exercise. The app’s customised programmes mean you can fit a solid, targeted workout into whatever time you can find – simply choose the kind of routine you want – strength, cardio/HIIT, yoga, or stretching – and enter how many minutes you have. Brilliant for those that are always racing against the clock!

For more information, visit the website dubaifitnesschallenge.com.


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Revitalise After Feasting: A Post-Thanksgiving Workout Regimen to Recharge Your Body

Revive, Recharge, Thrive

As the Thanksgiving feast fades into fond memories, it’s time to give your body the attention it deserves. In this post-feasting recovery guide, we’ll explore a tailored workout regimen designed to revitalise your body, recharge your energy, and counterbalance the indulgences of the holiday season.

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1. Wake Up the Body with Cardio Bursts:

Kickstart your post-Thanksgiving regimen with invigorating cardio bursts. Whether it’s a brisk morning walk, a jog, or a dance session, get your heart pumping and awaken your body from its food-induced slumber.

2. Core-Strengthening Pilates:

Engage your core muscles with a Pilates session to restore balance and stability. These low-impact exercises are perfect for toning and strengthening, providing a gentle yet effective workout for your post-feast body.

3. Yoga for Digestive Ease:

Explore a sequence of yoga poses designed to aid digestion and promote relaxation. Gentle twists and stretches will help soothe your stomach and release tension, leaving you feeling rejuvenated.

4. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT):

Inject a burst of energy with HIIT exercises to elevate your heart rate and boost your metabolism. Short, intense intervals followed by rest periods are an efficient way to burn off excess calories and jumpstart your fitness routine.

5. Mindful Cool Down with Stretching:

Wind down your workout with mindful stretching. Focus on areas that may have tightened during the holiday festivities, allowing your body to recover and preventing post-feast stiffness.

As you embrace this post-Thanksgiving workout regimen, remember that it’s not about punishment but restoring balance. This curated routine aims to invigorate your body, clear your mind, and set the tone for a healthy and active holiday season. So, lace up those sneakers, roll out the yoga mat, and let’s embark on a journey to revitalise and recharge after the Thanksgiving feast.

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon after Thanksgiving should I start this workout regimen?

The post-Thanksgiving workout regimen can be started as early as the day after the feast. However, listen to your body, and if needed, allow a day or two for digestion before engaging in more intense exercises.

Can I customize the workout routine based on my fitness level?

Absolutely! Tailor the regimen to suit your fitness level and preferences. Modify intensity, duration, or choose alternative exercises to ensure a comfortable and effective workout experience.

Is it necessary to follow the entire workout routine, or can I focus on specific exercises?

Feel free to adapt the regimen to your needs. While the full routine provides a well-rounded approach, you can choose specific exercises based on your preferences or focus on areas that feel particularly tight or in need of attention.


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