Inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Little Gladiators is the first-of-a-kind, all-in-one kid’s fitness centre in the UAE. With a mission to better the health and well-being of the UAE’s citizens and residents, Sheikh Mohammed is a vocal advocate for healthy lifestyles and the pioneer of Healthy Children 2021, a campaign to reduce obesity in the UAE more than 20% by 2021.
The UAE needed a dedicated facility offering an assortment range of activities for those who need them most – children and their families. In 2016, husband and wife entrepreneurs Javed and Shanna Gani, opened a business that would help give back to their adopted home. They wanted to follow Sheikh Mohammed’s mission to improve the nation’s health, they devised a unique concept to support the UAE in achieving its ambitious plans for a healthy future and, in 2017 Little Gladiators opened their institution. The place is located at the Golden Mile Galleria Mall, on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. The first Little Gladiators covers a 7,400 square feet space and will soon be joined by two more facilities in the emirate over the coming months.
Activities at Little Gladiators gym include Gymnastics, Interactive Wall Climbing, Tree Climbing, Virtual Sports gaming, Kids’ Yoga, Kids’ Cardio, Kickboxing, Kids’ Hammam, Kids’ Spa and a Swimming Pool with highly qualified instructors leading all lessons. The gymnasium also hosts pool parties for birthdays and special occasions, and private family swimming lessons. Mothers can join the exciting fun activities too, with female adult aerobics that is organised every morning. Introducing the latest trends to Dubai, classes include underwater cycling, underwater treadmills and water boxing classes by female instructors for female fitness fans. The centre provides full changing and shower facilities and employs qualified, full-time lifeguards during all hours of operation.
Little Gladiators is one of the most affordable kids’ facility in the emirate, with opening promotions on annual passes that offer unlimited access to the gymnasium and its facilities. The sign-up process is quick and easy, with completion of the forms, visitors can select a class or activity and the little gladiators are ready to start up. Little Gladiators is the first fitness centre where children can actively improve their health and well-being, by learning new skills, making new friends and developing new hobbies.
Golden Mile Galleria Mall Bldg. 3
Mezzanine Level, Golden Mile 3
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 240 8709
Photo courtesy: www.littlegladiators.ae
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