Dubai: The seventh edition of the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) kicks off tomorrow (October 28), turning Dubai into a massive platform for all things fitness.
Although fitness is not a seasonal issue, DFC’s emphasis on the need to adopt a healthier lifestyle by devoting just 30 minutes a day to physical activity for 30 days helps make it a habit. This year, the all-inclusive DFC 2023 will feature many free sporting events and activities open to everyone, regardless of age or fitness level.
Held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, DFC is a testament to the city’s steadfast commitment to developing the culture of health and fitness. Keeping health and wellbeing at the forefront of conversations, DFC aims to set new global benchmarks for fitness activities by offering a wide range of free events to enhance the city’s sporting culture and heritage. Recognizing that real strides in health and fitness can only be achieved by removing barriers and providing everyone with equal opportunities to participate, Dubai’s leadership is committed to deploying DFC as a catalyst for an active and well-rounded lifestyle for all members of society. elderly, children and People of Determination. Its mission revolves around encouraging widespread participation by offering a myriad of accessible, free-to-participate activities that align with Dubai’s vision of becoming the world’s most active city, organizers said in a statement.
From vibrant 30-day Fitness Villages to bustling Community Fitness Centres, as well as a multitude of fitness events and activities across the city, including the iconic Dubai Ride presented by DP World and the Dubai Run presented by Mai Dubai, there truly is something for everyone. . Individuals can choose the type of exercise they prefer, such as a walk in the park, swimming, or an intense gym workout. This flexibility is particularly important as DFC aims to inspire people to find the activities that best suit them on their fitness journey and encourage long-term commitment. It also aims to attract people from all walks of life and create an all-encompassing fitness experience for the entire community by offering a wide range of fitness activities, from traditional sports such as football and tennis to emerging trends such as aerial yoga and paddleboarding.
DFC thrives on a sense of community, serving as a driving force that fuels a collective commitment to wellness and inclusivity. Challenge offers hundreds of free exercise classes in partnership with gyms and fitness studios. Moreover, special opportunities are offered in fitness and healthy living applications to ensure continuity of motivation throughout the entire journey. These partnerships exemplify DFC’s collaborative ethos, with organizations from across Dubai coming together to support the health and wellbeing of the community. While the official DFC period ends on November 26, its impact extends far beyond. Participants are encouraged to continue the positive changes they have adopted during the challenge, including adopting healthier eating habits, choosing active choices, and prioritizing mental health. DFC goes beyond just being a 30-day fitness event; It aims to inspire lasting transformation by encouraging habits that promote lifelong well-being.
Through the promotion of regular exercise and the development of healthy lifestyle habits, DFC aims to positively impact the lives of residents and tourists by igniting a passion for health and wellness. Since its launch in 2017, DFC has helped millions of people improve their fitness and wellbeing. It has also successfully transformed Dubai into a vibrant hub for fitness enthusiasts and has witnessed remarkable growth in the city’s sports and fitness infrastructure. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved, with plenty of free outdoor exercise areas, extensive running and cycling trails, and a wide range of fitness options to cater for a range of preferences and fitness levels. This significant expansion in infrastructure demonstrates Dubai’s unwavering commitment to creating an inclusive environment where fitness is accessible to everyone.
DFC is organized by Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) and Dubai Sports Council; With Presenting Partners DP World, Dubai South, Mai Dubai and Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA); Association Partners Sun and Sand Sports, Blue, Dubai Chambers, Emirates Airline, Emirates NBD, Etisalat by E&, La Roche Posay, MIRA Developments, Mubadala Health, Optimum Nutrition, talabat, Shamal – Kite Beach and Emaar; Official Partners Aster Hospitals, Clinics and Pharmacies, Arabian Automobiles Co, Cigna, Emarat, Lipton, SIRO and TechnoGym; Media Partner Arab Radio Network (ARN); and Government Partners Dubai Ambulance Services Authority, Event Security Committee, Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police and Emirates Schools Establishment.