Just 30 minutes on the WaveOz 180 can burn 200 calories
30 minutes of stair climbing on the slide tower can burn 300 calories
30 minutes of walking around the park can total 1.5km
19 November 2018, Dubai: Laguna Waterpark encourages the community to keep active during the Dubai Fitness Challenge this month, with an alternative and fun workout that will put boring gym sessions to shame.
The hip waterpark nestled at beachfront hotspot La Mer, sent its staff on a mission around the park armed with a Fitness Tracker, just to see how much fitness fun can be had in an afternoon at Laguna Waterpark.
Proving that burning calories and keeping fit can be fun, the team found that climbing the slide tower complex is actually more physical work that getting on the treadmill. Each minute of stair climbing burns approximately 10 calories, so a mere half hour of quick stair climbing can burn up to 300 calories! This is compared to 240 calories burned in 30 minutes on a treadmill.* With 92 steps to ride the Manta and119 steps to reach the Free Fall Slide, that’s plenty of calories burned!
Aside from the adrenaline rush of sliding, there are plenty of other ways to raise the heartbeat. Spending 30-minutes swimming around the lazy river clocks up 375m, equivalent to seven lengths of an Olympic-sized swimming pool! Not to mention swimming is also a great workout for the core. And even just a 30-minute walk around the park can clock up to 1.5kms!
Finally, swapping the Rowing Machine for another total body workout on the WaveOz 180 can burn up to 200 calories in 30 minutes! The epic 180-degree FlowRider is the only kind in the region and can be used for sitdown and stand-up flowboarding.
In-keeping with November’s Dubai Fitness Challenge, Laguna Waterpark will also be offering complimentary yoga sessions at the Laguna Mama’s coffee morning, every Sunday throughout the month from 8am-10am.
Promoting a healthy and active outdoor lifestyle, guests can also enjoy restaurant-like dining at Laguna with plenty of healthy choices from fresh salads, to wraps and freshly-squeezed juices.
Tickets to Laguna Waterpark start at just AED99 for residents and AED149 for non-residents. The winter resident’s season pass offer, priced at just AED199, offers unlimited entry, valid until January 31st 2019.
For more information and to book tickets visit www.lagunawaterpark.com