The Project: Kuwait

012: This Week in the News (Dec 5-13)The Burrow, Flare Fitness, Fawzia Sultan, NBK, Dubai Fitness Championships

December 13, 2018 Season 1 Episode 11
The Project: Kuwait
012: This Week in the News (Dec 5-13)The Burrow, Flare Fitness, Fawzia Sultan, NBK, Dubai Fitness Championships
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The Project: Kuwait
012: This Week in the News (Dec 5-13)The Burrow, Flare Fitness, Fawzia Sultan, NBK, Dubai Fitness Championships
Dec 13, 2018 Season 1 Episode 11
Mahdi Aloun, Meg Guthmiller, Liam Glynn
This Week in the News
Show Notes

The Burrow Gym celebrated it’s 3rd birthday with a community event at The Boulevard, highlighting their most popular classes of Spinning, Pilates, and Bootcamp. The Burrow is a fitness facility with classes and personal training for a variety of fitness activities like CrossFit, Boxing, Muay Thai, Physiotherapy, and yoga. They added a special obstacle course to the event giving participants a chance to test their fitness in a creative capacity. 


Flare Fitness held a CrossFit style Throwdown for teams of two on (date). Flare Fitness is a CrossFit gym with both male and female facilities in Kuwait. The event ended with two teams battling it out on the assault bikes until the last second!. Flare does a great job of providing community driven and competitive events throughout the year. They are getting ready for their main event this January for the fifth year in a row. The Flare Fitness Festival is an event with FIVE divisions! 

  • One division for Individual and team competition of University students
  • A division for the public challenging males in both individual and team formats
  • Their obstacle course - The Hindrance Race includes two divisions: one for kids, and one for adults.
  • Finally they have the Market division which is made up of 50 business from around the city for a 2 day Expo

check out their page in our show notes for more details on participation, spectating, and celebrate health in Kuwait!


Fawzia Sultan school events 

Over 9,000 people participated in the 24th annual NBK Walkathon last Saturday (Dec. 8). NBK hosts the walkathon event as a way to encourage and show support for healthy living initiatives. The walk took place from Green Island to Shuwaikh Beach for a total of 11km which is about 14,000 steps! The event also included a competition for people with special needs and a racing category for those over the age of 60 which goes to show how inclusive and vital movement is for all members of our community. Thank you NBK for hosting an inclusive event! If any of you participated shoot us a message and let us know how you liked it! In case you missed it, give the walk route a try and let us know how many steps you collect along the way!

Outside of Kuwait and in the GCC region we have the Dubai CrossFit Championships, formerly known as the Dubai Fitness Championships! The Dubai CrossFit Championship is a four-day CrossFit sanctioned competition taking place now through Saturday. These sanctioned events by CrossFit are part of a new strategy that refocuses the company

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