Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 21 January 2020: H.E. Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council, inaugurated a new fitness centre for sports and recreation at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Abu Dhabi, occupying the bridge between the two buildings.
The opening ceremony was also attended by H.E. Saeed Mubarak Rashed Al-Hajeri, Chairman of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) , Chairman of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation, Saeed Abdul Jalil Al Fahim, Chairman of Al Fahim Group , as well as key sports personnel, and senior executives representing existing and potential clientele.
H.E. Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan received a show around of the state-of-the-art fitness center, familiarized himself with the extraordinary array of aquatic, gym, sports and recreational facilities, and met with the dedicated team of trainers, coaches and professionals. He appreciated the efforts of the founders behind this mega-sport complex and congratulated them in raising awareness on the importance of exercise in the capital.
Obaid Musallem Al Ameri, President of the Fitness facility stated, “The launch of this premium fitness facility is imperative in our mission to spread awareness on the importance of exercise and overall health in the UAE. Its vision is aligned to Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 that focuses on offering families access to amenities in order to maintain a balanced and ideal lifestyle”.
The fitness facility houses separate areas for men and women and features a club for children aged between 3 to 9 years enabling families to enjoy the facility together, while also providing an opportunity to meet and socialize with new friendly faces. Volt Fitness has also taken every precaution to ensure women and mothers are afforded familiarity and privacy, all while their children are entertained under the watchful eye of experienced supervisors.
It is also houses a full range of cardio, strength and functional training equipment and offers members the opportunity to train with professional fitness experts, all while enjoying panoramic views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf.
Al Ameri commented, “In tandem with the increasing rate of obesity and weight-related illnesses in the emirate, it is crucial that residents have access to sustainable solutions to obtain a healthy lifestyle. By believing and committing to a fitness led way of life, members can take advantage of our bespoke programs and classes that are designed to appeal to all age groups. We have chosen to reinvent the fitness experience, especially with the 73% increase in society’s awareness in exercise and its role in staying healthy”.
The concept for Volt Fitness was born in 1996 when Al Ameri and his friends took up recreational sports while attending high school in Al Ain. He observed that the daily training sessions contributed to high self esteem, confidence and personality building. He said, “In this modern day and age, access to fitness facility have become a dire necessity for men, women and children alike. In keeping with the pace of the tremendous urban growth witnessed by Abu Dhabi, it was important to me that every element of Volt Fitness is versatile, state-of-the-art and cutting edge, and it gives me great delight that my vision has finally come to fruition”.
“I am proud to present Volt Fitness, a haven for a haven for all members of the family to explore their passion for sports and fitness in the age of technology, monotony and corporate life. Whether it is swimming, yoga, pilates, HIIT or a standard visit to the gym, Volt Fitness has the solution for you,” added Al Ameri.
The fitness facility has been founded on the philosophy that fitness is a basic right for everyone. “Our goals are not material, rather we aim to raise awareness on the importance of staying healthy and making exercise a mandatory part of life. It not only shields society from chronic illnesses, but also encourages children and teenagers to spend more time away from social media and screens”.
Firas Nabil, the Managing Director of Volt Fitness said in a statement, “We are proud to introduce Abu Dhabi to the latest fitness solutions par excellence. The fitness facility has succeeded in creating an inclusive and family friendly environment that is beneficial for all members.”
Nabil explained that qualified trainers are on hand to curate programs based on members’ needs while also offering one-on-one sessions. He added that the fitness facility offers an array of subscription packages to suit different requirements and budgets. He commented, “I urge the youth and women working long hours that require plenty of sitting and computer screens to join the fitness facility to attain a balance that brings happiness, health and prosperity.”
Volt Fitness was founded by four visionaries, namely Obaid Musallem Al Ameri, Abdulla Mohamed Al Suwaidi, Hamad Sayah Almazrouei, and Khalaf Helal Almazrouei who together dreamt of a society grounded by the concepts of health, fitness and nutrition. They believe that increased access to sports will raise the overall productivity and happiness of residents and hope to launch additional fitness facilities across the emirates. The strategy is in line with UAE’s vision in supporting opportunities for sports, as is evident from the government’s investment in sport events and facilities.