Get ready for the exciting return of the Dubai Fitness Challenge happening from October 29 to November 26, 2023. During this period, we're encouraging everyone to get moving for 30 minutes every day for 30 days. There's a fantastic line-up of free workouts, fun fitness events, and entertainment waiting for you at the DP World Fitness Village on Kite Beach and various spots around the city.
Here are 30 reasons why you should participate in the 30x30 Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative:
1. Good for your mental well-being
Research indicates that dedicating just 30 minutes a day to physical activity not only enhances physical health but also contributes positively to mental health.
2. Support Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid’s initiative
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council of Dubai initiated the Dubai Fitness Challenge in 2017 to promote sports and its health benefits.
3. All movement counts – big or small
Engaging in 30 minutes of exercise, even a brisk walk, is better than doing nothing. Finding time for this amount of physical activity is achievable for most people.
4. Develop good habits
Taking part in the 30x30 challenge can help you build long-lasting exercise habits, setting you up for an easier time sticking to a healthy routine even after the Dubai Fitness Challenge wraps up.
5. Explore new activities
At the DP World Fitness Village on Kite Beach, you can dive into a variety of sports including padel tennis, football, cricket, golf, rugby, and boxing, all available for you to explore throughout the entire month.
6. Experience Sheikh Zayed Road like never before
Events like Dubai Ride presented by DP World offer a unique chance to compete on the normally bustling Sheikh Zayed Road, one of the world's busiest roads.
7. Be part of one of the biggest runs in the world
Dubai Run presented by Mai Dubai attracted over 193,000 runners in 2022, with even more participants expected this year. Choose between 5km or 10km distances.
8. Try new classes
Across Dubai, you can try spinning, dancing, yoga, and more classes, making workouts enjoyable and sociable.
9. Meet new people
The DP World Fitness Village at Kite Beach hosts a variety of group sessions during DFC which offers you the opportunity to engage with new people of similar interests.
10. Make new friends
Fitness activities offer a platform to connect with like-minded individuals and build new friendships.
11. Inspire your colleagues
Staying active at work can inspire colleagues to adopt healthier habits, creating a supportive atmosphere. How about spicing things up by challenging each other to see who can log the most steps over the course of the month?
12. Improve your diet and eating habits
Regular exercise often leads to improved dietary choices and reduces on consumption of unhealthy foods.
13. Push your limits
Pushing yourself during DFC challenges can yield a sense of accomplishment and personal growth.
14. Give your dog a fun month (if you have one)
If you have a dog, they will love you taking them out for walks and beach outings during 30x30.
15. Embrace nature
Amid Dubai's indoor lifestyle, spending time outdoors offers numerous health benefits.
16. Excuse for a new outfit
Who doesn’t love purchasing a new gym outfit? Look good and feel good during the Dubai Fitness Challenge.
17. Try Careem Bikes
You can find Careem Bikes scattered throughout Dubai, offering an enjoyable experience with their pedal-assisted electric motors. Plus, if you're a subscriber of the Careem Plus app, you can enjoy the bikes at no cost.
18. Reward yourself with a cheat meal
At the end of a fitness driven week, reward yourself with your favourite cheat meal . It is the perfect motivation at the end of a productive week.
19. Start of a new you
Setting goals during DFC can lead to positive lifestyle changes, such as eating healthier and drinking 3 litres of water every day.
20. Go to the beach
You're in for a treat with the variety of complimentary sports and classes available at Kite Beach. After getting active, soaking up some sun and taking a refreshing dip in the sea is a wonderful way to rejuvenate.
21. Feel better about yourself inside and out
Engaging in exercise stands as one of the most impactful methods to enhance your self-image. Developing physical strength leads to a greater sense of capability, which in turn boosts self-confidence across various aspects of life.
22. Boost flexibility and mobility
Taking part in exercise classes like yoga can significantly improve flexibility and range of motion, which can have positive effects on your daily life, especially as you grow older.
23. Try a new activity
Dubai fitness challenge is the perfect opportunity to try different activities such as swimming, running, padel and much more!
24. Help Dubai become more sustainable
Getting involved in the Dubai Fitness Challenge might inspire you to opt for walking or cycling instead of driving.
25. Sleep better
Regular physical activity can enhance your sleep quality, leaving you more revitalised and recharged each day.
26. Improve your posture
Just 30 minutes of low-impact exercise daily can maintain your body's flexibility and vitality, contributing to overall health. Activities like yoga and pilates strengthen the supportive muscles in your back and abdomen, leading to improved posture.
27. Decrease anxiety and stress levels
Engaging in running as a form of aerobic exercise can help alleviate stress, clear your mind, and promote a more stable mood, leading to enhanced self-esteem.
28. Inspire your friends to participate
Fitness is more fun when you’re with your friends. If you tell other people about your desire to complete the Dubai 30x30, I guarantee a few of them will be inspired to join you!
29. Win some great prizes
Participating in the Dubai Fitness Challenge gives you a chance to win awesome prizes. For instance, DP World offers a customised road bike to the top male and female performers in the Steppi Challenge as well as weekly prizes.
30. Change What’s Possible
Embrace the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2023 as an opportunity to push your boundaries, cultivating not only physical progress but also mental resilience. Believe in your abilities, and you'll be able to 'Change What's Possible'.