CrossFit Founder and CrossFit Games Director pay a visit to Vogue Fitness at Yas Marina to commemorate the opening and new collaboration

8th September 2014

Abu Dhabi, 7 Sepetember, 2014: On Thursday 4 September, the Founder of CrossFit, Greg Glassman, and the Director of CrossFit Games, Dave Castro, made a surprise visit to the newly opened Vogue Fitness at Yas Marina situated on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The renowned duo stopped by the studio to show their support for Abu Dhabi’s premier CrossFit affiliate, CrossFit Yas. Vogue Fitness offers a functional gym and a large array of group fitness classes and CrossFit Yas has collaborated with them to offer the Capital’s leading CrossFit facility with additional access to the group fitness programme. On top of this, the facility hosts unique monthly clinics and seminars on mobility and diet and nutrition.

Vogue Fitness opened its doors in late August as part of the second redevelopment phase of Yas Marina, operated and managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas. A core component of establishing the Marina as a holistic lifestyle and fitness destination, Yas Marina joined forces with Vogue Fitness to offer adrenaline fuelled training sessions within the fitness studio and around the Marina. Billy Graham and Patrick Hegarty, Co-Founders of Vogue Fitness, commented on Greg Glassman and Dave Castro’s visit:

“It was an absolute honour to welcome Greg and Dave to Vogue Fitness at Yas Marina. Building a welcoming and sociable fitness community that allows people to be the best they can be is at the core of what we do. CrossFit as a sport that can be a life changing experience and we are pleased to offer this at our fully comprehensive fitness studio and a truly unique kind CrossFit box with the highest calibre of coaching staff from Europe, Australia, Germany, America and Sweden.”

CrossFit is defined as 'constantly varied functional movement performed at high intensity' and teaches you strength, stamina, flexibility, endurance, power, speed, balance, agility, co-ordination and accuracy. Reebok CrossFit Yas and Vogue Fitness memberships are capped at 80 members and sessions are scaled to suit all abilities. Spaces are limited to ensure all members get the most out of their intense workout that is run by highly skilled coaches from around the world.

Cedric Le Rest, General Manager of Yas Marina, concludes that “Yas Marina is much more than just an entertainment hub. The Marina now offers state of the art fitness facilities and classes both on and off shore, proudly living up to its name as providing something for everyone.”

Memberships for the CrossFit Yas Programme by Vogue Fitness are now available as a one month or three month package. One month is priced at AED 950 and three months is AED 2700. With this package, members have access to multiple CrossFit classes each day, a functionally designed gym and access to the full range of Gym Classes including Kettlebells, Boxing, Circuits, Pilates, Yogilates, Olympic lifting and much more. Each CrossFit class lasts a maximum of one hour and on Fridays and Saturdays there is one CrossFit class a day. All CrossFit enthusiasts have to undergo an introduction class that lasts two hours and takes place every Sunday for AED150. 

To find out more about CrossFit Yas or to book a membership, please call +971 (0) 2 583 2380 or email For more information about the extensive range of classes and facilities of Vogue Fitness, please visit or the Facebook page.


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About Yas Marina

Yas Marina, operated and managed by Camper and Nicholsons, is one of Abu Dhabi’s finest marinas. Situated on Yas Island, it is established as the premier destination in the Middle East for yachts, having received the “Best Marina” accolade from both The World of Yachts Recognition Awards and The Arabian Gulf Yachting Awards in 2010. The 222 berth marina caters for yachts from 8 meters up to 150m in size and gives visitors access to pristine coastlines, uninhabited islands and the nearby cosmopolitan cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Yas Marina launched its expansion development plan on 22nd October 2013 to enhance and complement the growth of Yas Island as a leading tourist destination. This development transforms the Marina into a vibrant dining, lifestyle, fitness and entertainment precinct. Featuring seven new restaurants offering large terraces with panoramic views of the Marina, a pedestrian promenade, an interactive musical fountain and a children’s playground, plus charter operators, water sports and fitness facilities. As the gateway to Yas Island, Yas Marina offers an unforgettable and affordable experience with something for everyone both afloat and ashore.

About Yas Island

The region’s prime leisure and entertainment destination, Yas Island is one of the finest destinations for weekend getaways, romantic holidays and fun with your partner, family or friends. Be wowed by amazing events and touring artists, gracing the stage at du Forum and du Arena. Live the ultimate water adventure at Yas Waterworld. Dare to take the world’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa, at speeds up to 240kmph at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest theme park. Take in sensational sea views on Yas Links Golf Course. Imagine driving a Formula Yas 3000cc V6 or Aston Martin GT4 on the same circuit as the pros.  Stroll along the calm turquoise waters at Yas Marina or simply lounge on the warm, idyllic sands of Yas Beach. All attractions can conveniently be reached with the complimentary island shuttle Yas Express.Home to Yas Marina Circuit, the official host of the world famous FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIXTM, Yas Island offers seven hotels (3 to 5 stars), all featuring numerous gourmet restaurants and entertainment venues.

Yas Island is located 25 minutes from Abu Dhabi and 45 minutes from Dubai. Further it points with its proximity to Abu Dhabi International Airport, 7 minutes.


About Camper and Nicholson’s Marinas

Camper & Nicholson’s is widely recognised to be one of the world's oldest and most prestigious yachting business names, with origins dating back to 1782. The company has specialised in marina and waterfront development for over 40 years and has provided services to clients in more than 25 countries worldwideProjects range from small marinas through to developments over 500 hectares. Camper & Nicholson’s Marinas Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Camper & Nicholson’s Marina Investments Limited, listed on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange. Camper &

Nicholson’s currently operate marinas in Abu Dhabi, Grenada, Italy, Malta, Cyprus and Turkey and through its joint venture Camper & Nicholson’s First Eastern for projects in Asia and China.


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