Italian watersport experts are aiming to help Dubai’s fitness fanatics beat the desert heat after coming up with a range of training machines that let users work out UNDERWATER.
The Venice-based Aqquatix team have designed treadmills, exercise bikes and even a cross-trainer that anchor to the bed of swimming pools – allowing gym goers to take their routines from the indoors to the cool of the pool.
Their original equipment range – which also includes submerged trampettes and body balance poles – will launch in the UAE exclusively at the Piscine Middle East trade show at the Dubai World Trade Centre (Hall 1), taking place between September 17th and 19th 2016, co-located with The Leisure Show Dubai.
A spokesman for Health, Beauty, Sport UAE, who will be exhibiting the exercise machines at next month’s key industry event, said: “Aqquatix is the leading manufacturer of aquatic fitness and sports equipment in Europe and the US. Their concepts have never been seen before in the UAE and will open the doors to a new way for people to enjoy keeping fit. The range helps users rediscover how fun a work out can be and calls time on traditional and boring old routines. We are thrilled to partner with Aqquatix and showcase these products at Piscine Middle East.”
Named the ‘Fitspiration’ range, the exercise machines – almost identical to those found in gyms around the world – are built to work submerged at depths of up to a metre-and-a-half.
They provide varying degrees of difficulty – augmented by the water’s natural resistance – and run without the need for electricity, offering a fun alternative to the norm and paving the way for popular new wave group fitness classes such as spinning to be taken into the pool. The machines also act as key rehabilitation tools for those looking to recover from injury.
Piscine Middle East – which takes place alongside The Leisure Show Dubai – is dedicated to the region’s swimming pool and spa industry. Exhibiting at the show will be companies who specialise in all aspects of pool and spa design, construction and installation, distribution, maintenance and development, and those behind the most innovative in-water accessories, saunas, hammams and pool safety gear.
Other exhibitors at the 2016 event include: Al Kharafi Swimming Pools; Pahlen; Atecpool Internacional España; Hanovia; Laswim Pool & Spa Equipment; Polin Waterparks; and many more.
Noemi Petit, Event Director at GL events, organisers of Piscine Middle East, said: “This is the first time the show will be held in Dubai having previously made waves in Abu Dhabi. It is growing year on year and this time around we have our biggest product showcase yet with stalls from as far afield as Europe, China, Canada, and Australia. Together, all the exhibiting firms provide a pivotal hub for buyers across the UAE, whether they are looking to build a pool or spa from scratch or – in the case of Aqquatix – add to their accessory range. We have all bases covered.”