Winners emerge in Dubai fitness challenge
By Carolina D’Souza, Staff ReporterPublished: 14:48 August 11, 2012
Eva Clark (left) was named Dubai’s fittest woman and Grant Goes the fittest man.
Dubai: The phrase ‘give someone a run for their money’ becomes that much more pertinent when there’s Dh400,000 to be won and the contest is about fitness. In an effort to promote an active lifestyle among Dubai residents, Fitness First Middle East recently held the ‘Dubai Fitness Competition’ under the patronage of Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture, to identify the fittest man and woman in Dubai.
More than 400 individuals (members and non-members of the health and fitness chain) entered the competition and put themselves through the paces during the qualifying rounds in July. Participants had to complete three rounds of the qualifying circuit — combination of squats, sit-ups, shoulder presses and shuttle runs — in the fastest time to make it into the finals.
The initial field whittled down to 40 finalists — divided in two equal groups of men and women, who competed for the prize money in the hope of claiming the top prize of Dh100,000 for each group besides the honour of being acknowledged as Dubai’s fittest man and woman.
The finals took place at the Dubai Mall Ice Rink over two days, ending on August 10.
Winner's Of Dubai Fitness Competition
Dubai Fitness Competition Concludes in Thrilling Fashion
Fittest Man and Woman Awarded AED100,000 Each in Prize Money
Dubai-UAE: 12 August, 2012– Dubai Fitness Competition, an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, concluded on 11 August.
The two-day finale managed by Fitness First attracted the community in large numbers to the Dubai Mall ice rink to witness the coronation of the emirate’s ‘Fittest Man and Woman’. A prize distribution ceremony followed the finale with the first place winners in the men’s and women’s categories each receiving AED100,000 in prize money.
The women’s event crowned Australian fitness instructor, Eva Clarke, as ‘Dubai’s Fittest Woman’. Emily Estall bagged the second place, while Charlotte Mathers came in third.
In the men’s event, New Zealander Grant Goes took away ‘Dubai’s Fittest Man’ title, while Clifford Tindell and Darryn Whitsitt won the second and third place respectively.
We hope that this event has inspired you to set new goals after witnessing the immense fitness levels and dedication of the winners.
You can watch highlights of this fantastic event on www.youtube.com/fitnessfirstME1