The Dubai Fitness Challenge has not only instilled a love for fitness and exercise, but also a keen sense of responsibility to the environment.
Many residents who participated in the fitness challenge have nearly stopped using single-use plastics.
“As I registered for the fitness challenge on Day 1 at the Kite Beach Fitness Village, I was given an attractive fluorescent temperature-controlled reusable water bottle,” said Andy Cliff, fitness enthusiast and a resident of JVC.
Before registering for the challenge, Cliff was trying hard to stop the usage of plastic. “Since day 1 of the challenge, I can proudly say that I have reduced it to a very large extent,” added Cliff. He has decided to cut single-use plastic from his life, and convince his friends and family to do so as well.
Another fitness enthusiast who was a regular at the Kite Beach Fitness Village believes the fitness challenge has encouraged him to switch to reusable containers. “It began with carrying the reusable bottles to Kite Beach. I filled up my bottle while entering and exiting from the water tap installed at the venue, which made me feel proud,” said Alif, a Kenyan expat resident in Dubai.
“It gradually became a habit, and I will try to continue with this noble habit of mine by starting with the water bottle and then moving on to other single-use plastics,” added Alif.