Abu Dhabi, UAE: Whether you are a die-hard gym freak, a regular fitness enthusiast or even a watersport junkie or a beauty buff, Yas Marina is the place to be.
With an impressive set of world class facilities offering beauty, sports, health fitness options, the place is fast developing as an ultimate fitness and lifestyle destination in Abu Dhabi.
Vogue Fitness, NuYou Spa, Watercooled and Bounceback are some of the names that lend credibility to that claim.
For instance, Vogue Fitness has launched fully functional outdoor training sessions with adrenaline-fuelled fitness sessions in the surroundings of Yas Marina. If you believe that outdoor workouts are much more fun and push your limits, Vogue Fitness is offering a First Session Free promotion giving residents and tourists an opportunity to try out the sessions and amenities before signing onto a full membership.
The centre’s indoor facility also offers a range of services such as sports massages, corporate fitness packages, personal training, kid’s fitness, gym membership and a host of other fitness regimes.
And if you are looking for adrenaline-rush water sports, you need not go far. Watercooled, Yas Marina’s watersports operator, has an array of activities such as wakeboarding, waterskiing, Zapcat thrill rides, Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) yoga, kayaking, as well as weekly waterski and SUP fitness classes. This is in addition to the boot camp that promises a high intensity workout in the promenade area.
Emma Thompson, a British expat and mother of two, said her family loves the facilities at Yas Marina. “We are regulars at the Island. It is a perfect family destination for us because our kids have loads of fun activities, while my husband and I get to focus on fitness training,” said Thompson.
Another great attraction is Bounceback, a fully comprehensive physiotherapy and rehabilitation service.
Physiotherapists here have extensive experience and are trained to provide a variety of treatments such as the McKenzie method, clinical Pilates and acupuncture that treat neck pain, sport injuries, and pre and post natal pains, to name a few. There are also specialists to treat golf-related injuries and help improve swing mechanics.
“It is good news for sportsmen and women in Abu Dhabi,” said Martin White, an Australian cycling enthusiast living in Abu Dhabi.
“It’s great to have a physiotherapy centre at the very hub of activities – convenient and very thoughtful,” he added.
Yas Marina has also spruced up its beauty quotient with the introduction of NuYu, a rejuvenating spa, slimming and tanning centre.
NuYou also has a range slimming treatments, from body wraps and wellness classes to body composition, which can be tailor-made to suit individual needs.
Cedric Le Rest, general manager of Yas Marina, said the launch of the new fitness amenities after summer comes at a time when getting back in shape is at the forefront of everybody’s mind. “Since the reopening of the Marina in October 2013 with the additional restaurants, facilities and activities, Yas Marina has also become a popular dining and entertainment destination. With this in mind, I’m excited to announce the second phase, which is to position Yas Marina as a truly integrated lifestyle as well as fitness destination,” added Rest.
© Gulf NewsAug 2014