An initiative of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, in coordination with Fitness First Middle East, the world's number one health and fitness club chain and a franchise owned and operated under license by the Landmark Group, announced the qualifying circuit for the 'Dubai Fitness Competition'.
Dubai Fitness Competition is in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed to raise awareness on the importance of exercise for staying healthy.
The qualifying circuit for the 'men's' category will begin with a 500 meter row. Including 30 hand release push ups, 30 air squats, 30 sit ups, 30 dumbbell jerks with 12 kilogram weights, the circuit will end with ten 10 meter shuttle runs. Apart from the 500 meter row, the contestants will be required to repeat the circuit three times.
The 'women's' qualifying circuit will also open with a 500 meter row. It will then include a circuit comprising 30 dumbbell chest presses with five kilogram weights, 30 air squats, 30 sit-ups, 30 dumbbell jerks with five kilogram weights and culminate with ten 10 meter shuttle runs. Furthermore, the circuit will be repeated thrice.
Praveen Bhatnagar, CEO, Hotels and Wellness, said: "The qualifying circuit for Dubai Fitness Competition has been designed to drive competitiveness. We want the competition to be a real challenge, yet at the same time not an impossible feat. We are confident that Dubai Fitness Competition will prove a thrilling event for participants."
Registration for the competition begins on 1 July for a fee of AED100. Contestants will be offered two attempts to complete the circuit.
Commencing on 8 July, qualifying rounds will be held at Fitness First The Lakes, Knowledge Village, European Business centre (Green Community), Motor City, Beach Park Plaza, Oasis Centre, Al Hana centre, Al Manzil, Deira City Centre, Dubai Festival City, Mirdif City Centre, and Uptown Mirdif ladies only club. Challengers must complete the qualifying circuit in the fastest time to make it to the finals, which will be held on 9 August for women and 10 August for men.
Prizes will be distributed among the 30 finalists. While a sum of AED50,000 will be awarded to the first place winner, the runners up will receive AED30,000 and AED20,000. Each of the finalists will get a minimum of AED3,000 in prize money depending on their ranking.
With more than 23 clubs across the UAE offering state-of-the-art equipment, fully qualified personal trainers and the latest group exercise classes, Fitness First is dedicated to 'making the world a fitter place'.