Get ready to break a sweat and burn some calories because Sheikh Hamdan’s flagship initiative, Dubai Fitness Challenge makes a return for its third edition from 18th October-16th November.
Dubai Fitness Challenge returns for third edition
We’re 30 days away from the month-long initiative and Dubai Fitness Challenge is inviting adrenaline junkies and fitness enthusiasts to download the app and start adding their workout results.
You can download the app here.
1 million people were involved in the 2018 edition
Last year witnessed an unprecedented 1,053,100 residents taking up the challenge, requiring them to exercise for half an hour daily. It was a 34% increase from the first edition, in which 786,000 people participated.
Sir Mo Farah took the Dubai Fitness Challenge too
Four-time Olympic Gold medallist distance runner Sir Mo Farah joined in working out at Barry’s Bootcamp.
92% of participants achieved the 30×30 target
It’s praiseworthy to reveal the second edition saw 92% of the one million participants achieving the daily target of 30 minutes exercise during the month-long challenge.
A driving force for participation was the establishment of pop up fitness villages in JLT, DIFC, Al Khawaneej, Kite Beach and Palm Jumeirah.
“The second edition of Dubai Fitness Challenge, an incredible initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has dramatically changed the mindsets of people towards achieving positive social and lifestyle changes. Our recent consumer research that compares pre and post DFC behaviours to assess tangible impact, reveals extremely high satisfaction scores across all aspects of the festival itself, in addition to a marked improvement in lifestyle choices. These are strong indicators that this city-wide movement is turning into a social platform for good health, and by extension, well-being and happiness of Dubai’s entire community.”Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment