FIT­NESS AND WELL-BE­ING

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Stay fit and fab this Ra­madan with Al For­san In­ter­na­tional Sports Re­sort’s Ra­madan boot­camp. The month-long fit­ness camp will fo­cus on fat-burn­ing ex­er­cises such as squats and sit-ups and will pro­vide par­tic­i­pants with diet guides, train­ing videos and a per­sonal train­ing app. Mem­bers will also get to be part of an on­line com­mu­nity where they can share fit­ness tips, ask for ad­vice and pro­vide guid­ance to oth­ers. From 9.45pm to 10.45pm ev­ery Sun­day, Tues­day and Thurs­day; Dh65 per ses­sion for non­mem­bers, Dh54 per ses­sion for mem­bers and Dh780 for a monthly mem­ber­ship. Call 800-ALFORSAN (800 25367726).

Global Well­ness Day falls on June 10 this year and Hilton Abu Dhabi is join­ing in by host­ing in­door fit­ness classes from June 4 to 10 with Ad­van­tage Sports UAE (be­low). The week-long ses­sion will in­clude cy­cling, box­er­cise, a boot camp, stretch and tone and car­dio com­bat and kiddy fit and bal­let classes for chil­dren. Dh75 per class; call 02 692 432. The same day in Dubai, St. Regis Dubai and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City cel­e­brates with a Dh100 30-minute mas­sage or fa­cial, or a 30-minute train­ing ses­sion. There are free group classes (yoga at 9am, 1pm and 5pm and cir­cuits at 11am and 3pm) and free bike rides around Dubai Wa­ter Canal from 3-11pm.

If you’re more of a well­ness junki,e the Find Your En­ergy Qi Gong work­shop at Fair­mont The Palm on June 3 will let you re­cal­i­brate your qi (life en­ergy) through med­i­ta­tion (above left). The 60-minute classes will be con­ducted by gu­rus Laura and Wis­sam who will guide you into a med­i­ta­tive state util­is­ing sooth­ing sound fre­quen­cies of gongs, breath­ing tech­niques and vi­su­al­i­sa­tions. From 5-7pm at the Cres­cent Ballroom; Dh100 per per­son in­clud­ing yoga mats. Email Palm. Wil­low­stream@Fair­mont.com.

Now that you’ve in­fused pos­i­tiv­ity into your body and mind, time to bring some of those good vi­bra­tions home with tips at Feng Shui and Vastu ex­pert Padmaja Yadav’s free sem­i­nars (left) at the In­dian Prop­erty Show from June 8 to 10. The work­shop will see her share home decor tips for in­creas­ing health, wealth and har­mony by keep­ing homes clean, clut­ter-free, painted in sooth­ing colours and hav­ing mir­rors placed cor­rectly.

Ma­rina Mall in Abu Dhabi has a fun al­ter­na­tive to work­outs this Ra­madan – The Unique Chal­lenge, a phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and ob­sta­cle course set up in the main ex­hi­bi­tion area (above). From 8pm with pro­ceeds will be do­nated to an autism cen­tre. (The mall also has a char­i­ta­ble if­tar tent, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Emi­rates Red Cres­cent for up to 300 peo­ple per day. Call 800 6623 or visit mari­na­mall.ae.)

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