The first of its kind, all-in-one fitness centre for kids has opened in Dubai. The project was inspired by the Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and his mission to improve the health and wellbeing of the UAE’s citizens and its residents. Sheikh Mohammed has been 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 concept was founded by husband and wife entrepreneurs, Javed and Shanna Gani who moved to Dubai in 2016 with a mission to give back to their newly adopted home. Avid believers and keen followers of Sheikh Mohammed’s work 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 its doors for the first time.

Situated on the Golden Mile, Galleria Mall, on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Little Gladiators covers a 7,400 square feet space and will be joined by two more facilities in the emirate over the coming months.

Activities 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. Not only is it the perfect place to bring your little ones to burn off steam and energy, but it’s also a great place to throw a pool party for special occasions and birthdays. Mums will be happy to hear that there are also classes for you to attend with female adult aerobics held every morning. The classes include underwater cycling, underwater treadmills and water boxing led by female instructors for female fitness fans. Sorry Dads, no news of classes for you yet (we’ll keep you posted).

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When: 6 days a week 10am until 8pm (closed Fridays)
Where: Palm Jumeirah, Golden Mile Galleria Mall Bldg. 3 Mezzanine Level

For more information, visit the official website here