GE HealthAhead Rises to the Dubai Fitness Challenge
During the 30-day Dubai Fitness Challenge, GE employees in Dubai logged more than 10,900 kilometers walking, running and cycling, and 1,500 hours engaged in a dozen sporting activities.
From Pilates, Zumba and Spartan Races to yoga and swimming, these employees registered 1,900 different fitness events over the month, encouraged and assisted by GE and its employee health initiative HealthAhead. HealthAhead seeks to inspire GE employees and their families around the world to achieve their best health possible through a culture that empowers and supports living a healthy well-balanced life.
The UAE HealthAhead group facilitated participation in this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge as part of its year-round activities. Most recently, in May, the UAE chapter led a HealthAhead Week, featuring organized activities, special promotions on healthy meals in the company cafeteria, healthy snacks during the day, and wellness checkup booths.
These efforts reflect GE’s broader commitment to the growth and economic development of the UAE and to strengthening the country’s human capital.
Across the city, this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge brought together more than 1 million participants in an effort to encourage greater activity and fitness among the emirate’s population. The event organized more than 8,000 free classes in over 250 locations around the city, including at five themed Fitness Villages.
It also worked with government entities and private companies – such as GE – to encourage fitness among their employees.
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