By Sam Bridge
International coach Wicks leads a 30-minute high-intensity interval training as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge
Thousands of people on Saturday took part in a 30-minute workout session with global fitness influencer Joe Wicks, at Skydive Dubai.
Dubai demonstrated its commitment to an active and fitter lifestyle as the city gathered to join international fitness coach and Instagram star Wicks in the region’s largest ever high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session as part of Dubai Fitness Challenge.
Wicks surprised the crowd by skydiving into the venue before hitting the stage for the 30-minute HIIT session. Circuit Factory took participants through a cool down routine after the workout.
Speaking at the event, Wicks said: “I’m ecstatic about leading the city of Dubai in the largest ever HIIT session in the region. I couldn’t have asked for a better and more dedicated crowd to join me in such a high-energy event.
"Dubai Fitness Challenge is a fantastic initiative to energise the entire city to get active, and it has been an honour to be part of this year’s edition.”
HIIT 30x30 with Joe Wicks, presented by DEWA, in association with Emirates NBD and Skydive Dubai, was supported by over 100 volunteers and team leaders from the Medyaf Tourism Training Programme, part of wider industry training initiatives by Dubai Tourism.
Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019 will continue until November 16 with more than 5,000 fitness classes and sessions across the city. For more information, visit www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com.For all the latest sports news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.