Saturday 11th June marks International Wellness Day and to celebrate this zen weekend, we’ve rounded up some of the best fitness activities for you to get involved in.
It can be difficult to give yourself some ‘me time’ when trying to balance family life, work and all things social, it often gets put at the bottom of our lists. But as many of us begin to discover, it’s an important part of life to ensure that everything else stays balanced, and we don’t end up putting ourselves under too much pressure. It can be anything from a 5-minute breathing exercise during lunch, minimising social media throughout the day or diving into a good book at the beach. The smallest changes can often have the biggest impact. Whether you’re someone who practices well-being regularly or you need a weekend break to put yourself back on track, then this is the perfect opportunity to get that boost. There is a wide range of activities on offer this weekend, so here are some of our favourite yoga and fitness activities to get stuck into. Some may require advanced bookings, so let’s get moving!
SEVA Wellness Centre
Seva Experience is one of the Middle East’s leading Yoga, Meditation, and Holistic Wellness Centres so it’s the perfect place to begin your weekend wellness journey. The centre invites you to try out three of its top yoga experiences that you may not have heard of before:
Kundalini Yoga: helps to uplift and train yourself for success, through practices of exercise, breathing techniques and sacred mantras, the combination will help energy flow through your body, enabling you to feel invigorated and more intuitive.
Detox Yoga: this experience does exactly what it says in the name. The focused movements of this class help the body to clean toxins and stimulate the digestive system, it consists of twists and bends to stimulate organs and give you a healthy boost.
Power Yoga: an intensive upbeat style of Yoga that promotes cardiovascular health. The class is fast-paced and increases the metabolic rate resulting in better weight loss, improved bone and heart health, plus an extra dose of feel-good hormones.
Located on St 27B of Jumeirah 1, the centre also has a plant-based café and shop for ethically sourced, powerful products and tools.
For more information on the classes or to make a booking, please visit sevaexperience.com.
W, The Palm
Can you believe that W is offering two free fitness classes on The Palm this weekend, amazing!
Aqua Fit Class: Kick start your day with this special Aqua Fit class that features high-intensity and low-impact water workouts, it’s the morning exercise you need to boost your energy levels and build muscle strength. Not only will you have heaps of fun testing out this new water experience, but it’s the perfect way to keep cool in the morning heat. The class begins at 9 am and is located at Wet Deck.
Sunset Pilates: This class is located in the hotel’s stunning Secret Garden area and is designed to alleviate stress and anxiety. Enjoy body stretches and a relaxing ambience at sunset during this 60-minute session, it’s the perfect way to improve your health, both physically and spiritually.
For more information or to make a booking call +971 4 245 5533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This hotel has come up in the ranks since opening and has so much to offer, it’s not surprising that they are bringing us something extra special to celebrate Global Wellness Day. The hotel is offering two different experiences on the 69th floor, with breathtaking views to soak in and complimentary drinks and bites included.
Build your Booty: this 60-minute complimentary workout is sure to get that lactic acid building in your body, the killer lower body class will target the legs and glutes through a range of challenging moves designed to work up a sweat, tone and sculpt, it’s your beach body calling!
Yoga in the Sky: SLS invites you to find a new level of calm on the picturesque Ciel Spa’s terrace. Led by an expert instructor, this class puts you through your paces with a series of positions aimed to challenge your strength and flexibility before ending with calm dreamy views of the skyline. The class will be held on both Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 for AED 115.
Reservations & prior booking required: 04 607 0654 | +971 56 417 3887
Wishing you all a happy wellness weekend!