Khalifa University’s new campus scheduled for completion later this year 2016 will feature one of the largest fitness facilities in the UAE in an academic institution. Housed over four stories the gym will consist of separate two-level men and women’s facilities featuring state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight lifting equipment as well as studios for Yoga and others for martial arts such as Boxing and Taekwondo. There will also be multi-use courts for basketball squash volleyball and badminton.
The facilities will be manned by experienced personal trainers and fitness professionals who will guide students faculty staff and alumni in proper technique in addition to organizing various group classes.
The new gym follows an increased focus at the University in the importance of sports and exercise for an overall healthy lifestyle and in combating lifestyle diseases common in the UAE such as Type II Diabetes.
“Khalifa University strongly believes in promoting a healthy lifestyle among its student body faculty and staff ” said Dr. Arif Al Hammadi Khalifa University’s Executive Vice President. “Indoor sporting facilities that offer a variety of activities and support are especially important in the UAE where the weather is not always conducive to outdoor sport. We hope that our new amenities inspire our community to get active and take care of their health which in turn will contribute to their efforts in excelling in productivity and innovation.”
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