You’ve enjoyed the year end parties… indulged into lots of holiday sweets, but also piled on a few pounds?
If one of your New Year resolutions is to get fit this 2015, now is the time to put it into action.
You can find some of the best deals and discounts for gym memberships and health clubs across the UAE with your credit card. You can also kick-start your fitness program for the new year by running in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on 23 January 2015.
Credit card offers for fitness
Save while you get into shape by snagging health and fitness related offers or special prices for gym memberships with your credit cards. Here are a few:
|Credit Card offer||Where||Credit Card||Details||Emirate|
|Convert your gym spending into installment plans of three, six or 12 months at a 0% interest. You can also get discounts and free membership for a few months with select fitness partners.||Gold’s Gym, Fitness First, Fidelity Fitness Club and more.||ADCB, Mashreq, Emirates NBD Credit Cards||
||Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah|
|Get free access to a premium gym.||Fitness First Health Club||Standard Chartered Infinite Card||
||Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Ain, Sharjah, Fujairah|
|Get discounted rates on membership packages to the gym, swimming pool, steam-sauna, group aerobics or kickboxing and massage treatments.||Lifeline Health Club||Emirates NBD Credit Cards||
|Eat healthy meals at your work place, at a discount.||Health Factory||Emirates NBD Platinum and Infinite Credit Cards.||
||Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm-al-Quwain, Al Ain|
|Enroll for slimming and fitness programs and pay in an installment program of six months at a 0% interest.||VLCC||Standard Chartered Credit Cards||
||Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Ain, Sharjah|
|Dance your way to fitness with 25% off for monthly packages and single sessions.||Dance Fit||Rakbank Credit Cards||
|Convert your gym spending into installment plans of three, six or 12 months at a 0% interest.||Target Gym, Engine Health & Fitness Club||Citibank Credit Cards||
|Get free access to a premium gym.||Talise Gym, Emirates Towers||Noor Bank Platinum Credit Card||Dubai|
|Get free access to a premium gym.||Fairmont Bab Al Bahar Gym||Noor Bank Platinum Credit Card||Abu Dhabi|
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Ain, Sharjah
The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2015
Races for the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon will start from Umm Suqeim Road opposite the Madinat Jumeirah and finish at the Dubai Police Academy at the end of Umm Suqeim Road. Runners are required to register online to participate in the race.
|Race||Distance||Fees||Start time||Age group|
|Marathon||42.195 km||$120 (approximately AED 441)||7:00 am||18 yrs and over|
|Road Race||10 km||$75 (approximately AED 276)||7:15 am||15 yrs and over|
|Fun Run||4 km||$30 (approximately AED 110)||11:00 am||Open to all|
All participants will receive official race T-shirts sponsored by Adidas, a finishers medal and downloadable finishers certificate. Top ten winners will walk away with prize money of up to $200,000.