Taking the step challenge at Zayed Sports City

Head to Zayed Sports City every Monday for a free session

If you started 2019 by telling yourself you're going to keep fit, have you kept it up?

Sometimes plans get abandoned after a while, but don't worry, there's a free, easy fitness challenge you can do every week.

StepZSC is a free training event where anyone can get fit by climbing up and down the many steps at the International Tennis Centre.

This isn’t just one, long slog up a never-ending staircase. This is a short, high-impact workout fueled by loud pumping music.

The 20-minute classes are led by the friendly instructors from fitness studio The Room, and they’ll be on hand throughout to offer advice and encouragement.

The flights of stairs are taken in short, sharp bursts and broken up by runs on level ground. Your legs will really feel the burn and the rest of your body will be left aching after too.

We decided to try it out, and while it's loads of fun, it's also pretty tough!

The classes start at five and 35 minutes past the hour, with ladies-only sessions (also open to boys under eight years old) running from 4pm to 5.30pm. The general public are then invited to attend when that’s over, between 5.30pm and 8pm.

All you need to do is register at www.stepzsc.ae.

Free. Mon 4pm-5.30pm (ladies only); 5.30pm-8pm (public). International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, www.stepzsc.ae.

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