By Staff writer
New show format will include more content on strength, conditioning, nutrition and lifestyle
The award winning Dubai reality-television show White Collar DXB is back with a new look format, and a new title – Fighting Fit Dubai.
The eight-part reality TV series will follow a group of everyday men and women as they take on the challenge to become both champions of the boxing ring and, in turn, their own lives.
Applications for potential constants close at the end of this week – Thursday 21st July.
“We are excited to announce the new title for the retuning series – now known as Fighting Fit Dubai,” said Phil Griffiths, director of Fighting Fit Dubai and co-founding partner of Nomad Productions.
“The title has been changed to reflect both the new look format of the show, and the international interest that Season 1 has received.”
Griffiths said the new title reflects the direction of Season 2, which will include more content on strength, conditioning, nutrition and lifestyle.
"The show is all about contestants of all shapes and sizes, professions and nationalities, male and female, using the experience as a catalyst to change their lives,” Griffiths explained.
"Boxing is the vehicle for them to achieve this change but the focus is more holistic this time round; [it's] putting greater emphasis on strength, conditioning, lifestyle, nutrition, and psychology [as well as] a more in-depth depiction of the emotional journeys the contestants and their loved ones go through because of the show.”
He said the show will monitoring and analyse the contestants progress in all elements of fitness and nutrition.
"It is all very well saying that someone is fitter, faster, stronger, but we want viewers to actually see the evidence; from how hard they punch, to their fitness levels, mental health and confidence levels, to the direct affect changes in their diet has on muscle mass,” Griffiths said.
In addition to a new title, the returning series will also see a new line-up of experts and trainers, helping two teams of everyday Dubai workers take on a life-changing eight-week journey to become champions of the boxing ring.
Heading up the experts, is Strength Gym owner, Chris Miller, who returns to the show as the strength & conditioning expert. Miller will be joined by new faces, former UK and Commonwealth boxing champion and world title contender, Roy Gumbs, who takes on the role of head boxing expert, and endurance and mental strength expert, Eva Clarke.
Also returning to the show will be nutritional expert, Vicki Tipper, taking on the role as the official health & nutrition expert.
Once applications close, 50 potential contestants will be picked to take part in the trials, with two teams of eight, and a team of reserve contestants then chosen to be part of the show.
Viewers will watch as the contestants – from all walks of life, nationalities and levels of fitness – train under the watch of the Fighting Fit Dubai experts and trainers, in boxing skills, strength and conditioning and health and nutrition.
After eight weeks of training, the two teams of eight will compete against each other in the boxing ring on the final 'fight night', for the chance to be crowned Fighting Fit Dubai 2016 Champions.
If you are keen to make a change and prove what you are really made of, this just might be the perfect challenge for you. Potential contestants have only until Thursday 21st July to sign up. To apply to be part of Fighting Fit Dubai, go to Fighting Fit Dubai on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and follow the instructions.