Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is an annual celebration of all things fitness and wellness. Launched in 2017, the initiative challenges everyone in the city to complete 30 minutes of activity a day for 30 days. DFC heralds a month-long calendar of exciting fitness events and wellness-focused entertainment to keep Dubai up and on its feet. It not only cultivates fitness-focused mindsets but also inspires Dubai’s residents to work towards a common goal of maintaining healthier, active lifestyles in the long run.
The 2019 edition of DFC was bigger and better than ever! Dubai truly came alive with the fitness and wellness spirit, with over 1.1 million participants. Two dedicated Fitness Villages at Kite Beach and Festival City Mall were open daily, welcoming 285,000 visitors and residents of all ages to join a variety of activations, programming and classes. 11 Fitness Hubs popped up throughout the city, offering free classes and activities to various communities, while the City is a Gym activation offered unique workout plans in 30 popular locations across Dubai. The DFC website’s Find Your 30 portal enabled those wishing to learn about fitness to follow virtual workouts from the comfort of their home.
Dubai Fitness Challenge was filled with over 13,000 classes and activities, from community runs to mass yoga gatherings to triathlons in the Hatta hills and on the Palm Jumeirah. No matter the age or ability, there were events catering to everyone in the city. Fitness star Joe Wicks lead the region’s largest ever HIIT class at Skydive Dubai, while WWE® Superstar Becky Lynch® led a session at the Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital. Finally, history was made as 70,000 people ran their way down Sheikh Zayed Road, which was closed specially for the occasion.
Over 10,000 free classes were available via the Dubai Fitness app, as gyms and studios opened their doors for Dubai Fitness Challenge participants to complete their daily 30 doing Zumba, spinning, HIIT, Pilates, yoga and more. Hundreds of deals and offers on everything from sports apparel to meal plans to health checks ensured that the participants’ wellness was addressed from all angles.
Dubai Fitness App
Download a little motivation with the Dubai Fitness App.
DFC is even more accessible thanks to the Dubai Fitness App, which will help you track your progress both over the 30 days of the challenge and during the rest of the year. With the ability to monitor your workouts, sync with top fitness apps and join an ever-growing fitness community, the app is at the heart of all the action.
- Track your workouts
- Sync with top fitness apps
- Explore classes and fitness events
- See where you stand on the leaderboard
- Create social fitness groups