NYU Abu Dhabi Athletics Launches Public Virtual Weekly Workout Sessions

The classes, led by NYU Abu Dhabi Athletics Coach Huw Jones will be live streamed on Instagram every Tuesday at 5pm

Press Release

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Athletics will be live streaming virtual weekly workout sessions open to the public, starting from Tuesday, March 31 at 5pm. The fitness sessions, which will be led by Strength and Conditioning Coach Huw Jones, will be held once a week, to help people maintain their physical health and fitness levels while ensuring physical distancing in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus and support the UAE’s #StayHome campaign.

NYUAD Athletics will also be producing pre-recorded fitness videos and sharing them on its Instagram Stories three times a week on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays. This initiative comes as part of NYUAD Athletics’ commitment to the NYUAD and broader UAE community and in an effort to protect public health.

The classes will cover a range of topics and exercises, including bodyweight workouts and fitness tips. Huw Jones, who has been a professional strength and conditioning coach since 2006 and has worked with Olympic athletes across a variety of sports including athletics, cycling, and rowing, will be leading the sessions.


"We are delighted to launch this initiative to support our students and the wider community stay healthy and physically active while following the public health directives to remain at home and maintain physical distance from others. The mix of exercises and routines that we will provide will enable everyone to take part and benefit”.

Strength and Conditioning Coach at NYUAD Huw Jones

NYUAD Athletics has run a variety of fitness events for communities based in Abu Dhabi and the UAE, including the popular annual cycling challenge Ride for Zayed, marathon-relay races Katching Kipchoge and Katching Kosgei and female-only community-based initiative HERsports.

To access the session, simply visit NYUAD Athletics’ Instagram page @nyuadathletics.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and research campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective undergraduate curriculum across the disciplines with a world center for advanced research and scholarship. The university enables its students in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and arts to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from over 115 countries and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.