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Initiative shows fitness can be fun

SportHour

Throughout the holy month, visitors can participate in the sports hour every Monday.

Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter

Fitness and enjoyment are the key elements at ‘Ramadan Sports Hour’, which is in its third consecutive year. The community programme is showing the Sharjah residents and visitors that workouts can be fun.

In just a week, The Flag Island, a picturesque outdoor destination, is attracting people across several age groups to this month-long fitness event, who are coming together actively, to take part in the event’s comprehensive programme themed, ‘My Health in My Sports’ in collaboration with Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah, and Fitness First.  

From Pilates lessons, power-packed yoga classes, boxing training, to high-energy boot camp style workouts, the dynamic programme is designed to set health and fitness activities within people’s daily routines.

The idea is to devote at least one hour to sports and exercise to re-energise especially during fasting. Throughout the holy month, visitors can participate in the sports hour every Monday.

The event is also offering free health check-ups, Body Mass Index (BMI) tests, blood sugar and blood pressure tests before Iftar and nutrition tips from experts.

In addition, ‘Ramadan Aman’, a campaign by Al Ihsan Charity Association, distributes Iftar boxes among the attendees after the workout.

An earlier report said the Flag Island, Sharjah’s leisure, tourist and family destination, was to host the International Festival ‘Kalinka’.

The festival would be showing spectacular cross-cultural performances as Russia and Kazakhstan combined their talents in a dazzling display of music and dance at the Flag Island’s amphitheatre, from 7pm - 11pm.

The Flag Island would be providing families, children and audiences of all age groups, with a full spectrum of Eastern Europe’s most authentic styles and genres.

The Festival Committee collaborates with local artists from Russian and Kazakhstan, both children and adults, aiming to encourage cross-cultural exchanges and forge new professional pathways.

The repertoire of participants at the festival include ‘Sozvezdie Sharma’ who have produced more than 200 dance shows and 6 musical performances internationally.