The Abu Dhabi Sports Council, together with the Department of Community Development, has launched a new initiative to promote healthier lifestyles through exercise and activity.

Called Active Parks, it will offer 380 free training sessions in 12 public parks and urban spaces in the capital. From Thursday until January 26, it is open to anyone aged 15 and over. Classes include DanceFit, RunFit, bootcamps, CrossFit, and yoga, and there will also be special classes for determined people.

The full course schedule is available on the Active parks website.

The participating parks are Khalifa City Park 3, Sheikha Fatima Park, Dolphin Park, MBZ Park, Al Khaleej Al Arabi park, Electra Park and Al Shamkha Park 4 in Abu Dhabi; Madinat Zayed, Al Ruwais Park 2 and Al Marfa National Park in the Al Dhafra region; and Al Jahili and Al Towayya parks in Al Ain.

“The Active Parks program is an inclusive initiative open to everyone in the community,” said Talal Mustafa Al Hashemi, executive director of the sports development sector of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.

“The goal is to increase regular exercise by offering structured and free classes led by a team of qualified coaches.

“We don’t want people to feel out of place or overly aware, which is why we are rolling out a dedicated activity program to meet a range of capacities in parks in their own communities. “

Mohamed Helal AlBalooshi, Executive Director of the Office of Strategic Affairs of the Department of Community Development, said: “In line with Abu Dhabi’s vision to build and nurture an active community engaged in the practice of sport, the DCD and the Council Abu Dhabi sports are actively cooperating. foster a large and fully regulated sports ecosystem across the emirate.

“Our latest collaborative initiative, Active Parks, is a strategic platform that aims to cultivate healthier, happier lifestyles and stronger social communities by encouraging the continuation of regular fitness regimes across the many spaces. greens of Abu Dhabi’s world-class integrated infrastructure. ”

Scroll through the gallery below to see photos of the new Sheikha Fatima Park in Abu Dhabi:

Update: December 27, 2021, 5:49 am