Dubai Sports Council announced that the initiative “Stay active… and keep you healthy” reached 1.3 million followers from inside and outside the country, through various social media, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, a period that coincided with staying at home.
The council said, in a statement, that the participants in the initiative published more than 3,800 pictures and videos, during which they recorded their various home exercises, using simple home tools to perform the exercises, and the participants mastered in creating new and various sports exercises, to suit the home area and the training place, so that the initiative turns into A challenge in which participants compete with each other to deliver the most innovative and diverse training.
Sports halls, official training centers and professional fitness trainers also continued to offer their training programs on a daily basis without interruption, and at specific times, for the public to follow, and to be broadcast live for long hours throughout the week, through social media, where training is provided Home fitness, with hundreds of followers interacting with it continuously.
The Council stressed that the initiative motivated many individuals and specialized trainers to form remote training groups for their followers and friends, and among the influencers in social media is a fitness instructor, director of the “Fit on Click Emirates” gyms group, Macro Chilaki, who interacted with the initiative and broadcasted lessons. Free daily from home through his official channel on social media, in which he provided innovative physical training on the famous Macarena music, which hundreds of followers interacted with, and Macro expressed his happiness to participate in the initiative and said: «I thank the Dubai Sports Council for these principles Its magnificent, which makes staying at home have fun, and it's amazing to offer something beneficial to society during this difficult period of quarantine, these lessons live online is the best way to make everyone active and happy during their sitting at home ».
The categories of followers varied between men and women, where the proportion of men following the initiative reached 79.4%, while the proportion of women reached 20.4%, and most of the followers were young people from 25 to 34 years, reaching 54.2%, and the proportion of young people following the age of 18 to 24 Years to 25%, and the rest of the 18.8% of followers were distributed among children and adults between 35 and 65 years. The category of participants in the initiative also included people of determination.
The percentage of followers from the Arabs reached 55.1%, and the followers of the English-speaking language reached 41.6%, and the followers were among the speakers of the Italian, Croatian and Russian languages.
The initiative encourages various groups of society to continue sports and physical activity exercises at home, during the current period, to maintain a healthy body and strengthen blood circulation and the immune system, and also aims to urge the public from all groups of society to stay at home, in response to the directives of the rational leadership to protect the public and prevent From the pandemic.
The public can participate in the initiative “Be active… and keep you healthy” by publishing videos of their training from home, through their accounts on social media, by implementing simple physical exercises that suit all groups and physical levels, using tools and equipment available at home, no matter how simple, Without leaving, in order to preserve the health, activity and happiness of all members of the community, participants must use the Dubai Sports Council Challenge tag #DSCChallenge, and refer to the @dubaisc Council account in the text. Participants can also nominate two of their friends to participate in the challenge, so that Dubai Raya Council Zi re-publish the video to his official account.
The percentage of followers from the Arabs reached 55.1%.
Among the followers are speakers of Italian, Croatian and Russian.