UAE women get ready to GoYas
A first for Abu Dhabi as Yas Marina Circuit launches fitness programme for women, by women
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 March 2013: In a first for Abu Dhabi and a first for an F1 circuit, Yas Marina Circuit is announcing the launch of GoYas, a fitness initiative that gives the Emirates’ women a unique and supportive platform to get motivated and moving in a fun women-only environment.
Announced today, International Women’s Day, and starting on 3 April, GoYas reaffirms Yas Marina Circuit’s commitment to the Abu Dhabi community. Set to take place every Wednesday during the month of April, Go Yas will offer complementary and private women-only cycling, running and fitness classes at the Circuit. It will be the first time the F1 circuit will open its doors to a strictly female audience, and the first time women will be able to participate in indoor-outdoor fitness classes at the circuit, designed specifically for them.
“GoYas is about inspiring the UAE’s women to be active in an inclusive and supportive environment, “said Sana Al Hamadi, spokeswoman at Yas Marina Circuit. “Our Train Yas nights have become a mainstay on Abu Dhabi’s fitness and social calendar. Through GoYas we want to specifically extend the spirit that makes Train Yas so popular and special, to the women of the UAE.”
Complementary fitness classes offered under the GoYas programme include Zumba, Boot Camp and Pilates, as well as ladies-only Karting at Yas Kart Zone. Participating women will also have access to individual nutritional and fitness assessments. Instruction for all fitness classes will be provided by four internationally certified female fitness trainers from Haddin’s Fitness, Abu Dhabi.
GoYas is the latest addition to the Circuit’s growing community programme, joining events that include Train Yas training nights, Tri Yas and Cycle Yas. Since 2010, Yas Marina Circuit’s athletics and community following has grown from a group of 250 cyclists in that year to over 50,000 attendees in 2012 alone.
“GoYas makes our community initiatives even more inclusive as it allows women to have fun and get fit in a friendly, supportive women-only environment,” added Al Hamadi. “We encourage women of all ages in the UAE to come to the Circuit and give it a go.”
GoYas membership is free and is available through registering on yasmariancircuite.com. The inaugural GoYas will be held on Wednesday, 3 April, 2012 from 6-9 pm at Yas Marina Circuit.
About Yas Marina Circuit:
Yas Marina Circuit is the United Arab Emirates’ most exciting sporting and entertainment venue. Located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the circuit is the home of the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. With motorsport as its pulse and an extensive year-round programme of professional and grassroots motorsport events and experiences like Drag and Track Nights, the circuit has also emerged as a thriving hub of entertainment and community events in the UAE. As the region’s most dynamic and technologically advanced facility, the circuit is also a leading MICE venue, regularly hosting a diverse range of corporate meetings, conferences and events. Whether you want to experience the thrill of karting, driving an Aston Martin GT4 over 200km/hour on an F1 circuit, work towards your racing license at the Yas Racing School, get fit at Train Yas, or simply catch up with friends over burgers and shakes at Yas Central, there's something for everyone at Yas Marina Circuit.