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The best way to work out is in the great outdoors. Apart from the free daily dose of Vitamin D and clean air, nature is exercise for your mind. Here is our pick of the best outdoor fitness classes in Dubai to get your sweat on in the summer


An intense workout boot camp, Elite Aesthetics is not for the faint of heart. You can find yourself training with innovative strength and conditioning techniques, which include sprints with parachutes, pushing and pulling 4×4 cars and other additional equipment.


This class is ideal for those who want to get fit and have fun at the same time. Without complicated routines or equipment, the sessions include a variety of fitness levels. Workout contains combinations of high-intensity
interval training circuits along with staple exercises such as push-ups, crunches and burpees. A great place to train with beautiful views and instructors that cheer you all the way.


Yoga and Pilates are two disciplines of fitness, which has a cult following globally. The health benefits are plenty too. The fusion of these two is the ultimate for rejuvenating your mind and body. Set at the outdoor pool terrace, these one-hour sessions strengthen your core and energizes your heart and mind. Classes take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings.


If you are into surfing, this fitness routine is just right for you. Stand-up paddleboarding and surfing are workouts that fit hand in hand with Yoga. Improve your core strength and flexibility while spending time out on the water. They include various yoga styles that perfect your fluid movement while getting a fabulous tan. You can also hire boards if you don’t own one. They even organize beach fitness camps.What more could you ask for?


Cycling is one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine. It’s a low-impact type of exercise, so it’s easier on your joints than running or other high-impact aerobic activities. However, it is still a great way to help you get into shape. The Dubai Roadsters are a group of cyclists who enjoy leisure and recreational cycling in Dubai. They organize Friday morning rides at the Nad Al Sheba and the newly opened Al Qudra cycling track along with other cycling events including weekly club rides, training rides and tours. Whatever your age or level of ability – from beginner to seasoned athletes, they have rides for all levels. Check out their website for latest ride timings and other info.


Burn 600 calories an hour with a workout that will leave you gasping for air. Rafat Shawe, professional MMA fighter leads kickboxing boot camps with a mix of sparring and cardio drills that gives you a complete fat-burning, muscle-building session improving your strength, fitness and your flexibility. Check out his facebook page for upcoming classes.


Triathlon is universally considered one of the most grueling sport that requires stamina and dedication for all three aspects of it- running, swimming and cycling. Dubai’s triathlon community is slowly growing in numbers. Whether you’re new to the sport or looking to improve your times, Tri Dubai’s regular – and free – training sessions, is your best bet. Plus, it’s the best way to meet like-minded athletes and have fun in the process. Locations vary, so check out their website or facebook page for more details.