Looking for extracurricular activities in Dubai that take place outside of the everyday school grounds? Whether you want your little ones to take up a new hobby or join a sports club, it’s worth checking out the Fitness First community clubs around the city.
Striving for more than just fitness, Fitness First UAE offers access to a number of clubs, classes and academies that will build confidence, open doors to new skills and ensure that your children develop their passions.
Here’s a rundown of the Fitness First community clubs around the city for you and your little ones to check out…
Pool activities and swim classes for kids
The Swim Academy: Fitness First’s own Swimming Academy which offers swimming classes for children aged 3 years and up.
Baby Splash: specialised swim classes for babies aged 3 months to 3.5 years, with a focus on the early stages of swimming.
Performing arts and dance academies
Step Up Academy: one of the longest running dance schools in the UAE offering a massive selection of dance genres. Classes on offer include:
- RAD Ballet
- Pointe work
- Baby Ballet
- Beginners Ballet
- Kinder “Dance With Me”
- Kinder Tots
- Kinder Dance
- Kinder Gym
- Kinder Motion
- Street Jazz
- Break Dancing/Hip Hop
- IDTA Tap & Modern
- Musical Theatre
- Freestyle and Disco
- Combo SUA
- Elite SUA
- Lyrical Contemporary
- Rhythmic Gymnastics
- Leaps and Turns
- Stretch n Flex
- Kids Yoga
Fusion Arts: an academy which offers internationally qualified instructors from both ISTD and RAD Societies for Performing Arts. Classes on offer include:
Irish Dancing: Irish dance lessons are available for children (boys and girls) aged 4 years and up.
Martial arts classes
Nearu Self Defence: teaches children aged 3 to 12 years how to protect themselves through self-defence techniques.
Golden Fist Karate: offers an array of karate programmes for 4 to 14 year olds, to help develop confidence and resilience.
Outdoor SPORTSZONE at Mudon community club
The Fitness First community club in Mudon has something for both kids and adults. Boasting a multi-purpose Sports Court and Junior Academies, you’ll find everything from football and basketball to cricket and volleyball.
Improve your child’s strength and stamina with one of Fitness First’s kids bootcamp classes. Led by qualified coaches, this energetic activity features sports drills, light weights, jump rope, boxing, circuits, games and interval training.
Parkour for kids
Got kids that love running, jumping and climbing? Parkour is an art of movement where you travel freely through or over any obstacle. It develops balance, strength, dynamism, endurance, precision, and creativity. The Parkour Kids classes on offer at Fitness First include:
These specialised classes by Fitness First help improve your child’s physical fitness through seven primal movements: squat, lunge, push, pull, bend, twist, and gait.
Want to know more? Check out the Fitness First ‘Kids’ page for all the details.