Make this the week that you have some fun, try a new workout – men’s pilates, anyone? – eat a healthy business lunch and get a jump start on summer camp for your kids.
Eat a healthy business lunch
According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control in the United States, 22 percent of people get food at work. According to that study the food is often free and accounts for an extra 1,300 calories per week. So when it comes to ordering lunch, why not switch to food that everyone can feel good about? Vietnamese Foodies, the busy new eatery in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers district, has launched a Healthy Business Lunch Menu, with a variety of dairy and gluten-free items, as well as paleo, vegetarian and vegan options.
Summer camp for your kids
Sign them up for FitRepublik Gym’s full or half-day summer camps aimed at children aged five to 14, where they can indulge in graffiti art, play on a water obstacle course, dance and make play dough models.
Ladies night at Yas Marina Circuit
Ladies can take to the three-kilometer section of the Yas Marina Circuit in privacy during Daman ActiveLife’s free GoYas nights, Wednesdays from 7-10pm. Register at Yas Marina Circuit.
Pilates was actually created by a man — Joseph Pilates. Yet, for some reason, most classes, which help to correct muscular imbalances and improve posture, coordination, balance, strength and flexibility, are filled with women. Bodytree Studios is aiming to change all that with this two-day, four-hour workshop that will teach men the five basic principles of Pilates, and take them through some exercises that form the foundation of the practice. By the end, participants will be able to join regular group classes. Prior registration required, course runs from 9am to 11am, Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14. Dh395.
Order a Careem Kids car
Skip the taxi and secure your little ones by ordering a Careem Kids cars, which have been fitted with Cybex Sirona car seats. The seats feature 360-degree rotation and is suitable for newborns up to children of four years of age.
Work out online
Whether it’s an app or on your computer, a free class on YouTube or US$19.99 for a trendy trampoline class via Lekfit, there is a multitude of ways to work out in your home at minimal cost this summer, compared to the Dh500-and-up price of joining a gym or yoga studio.
Go to Jumble
Adults can skip those scary escape room games that are all the rage, use their heads and get some exercise at Jumble, now open on Sheikh Zayed Road. Navigate a giant urban maze on deadline in groups of three to six people. Dh155 for two-hour pass.
Featured photo Vietnamese Foodies