Wellness Day 2012 at Dubai Ladies Club
Last week more than 1500 ladies from across Dubai took part in a variety of fitness and health-related activities during Wellness Day 2012 at Dubai Ladies Club, a member of Dubai Women Establishment. This Open-Day event was organised to celebrate International Women’s Day by drawing attention to women’s health for a productive and happy life. Wellness Day was Day held in association with Samsung Home Appliances and co-sponsored by Porsche and CosmeSurge as Wellness Walk sponsors.
This year’s event featured a variety of attractions such as indoor and outdoor fitness classes, healthy snacks and refreshments and an extraordinary Wellness Walk which offered complimentary health screenings to all visitors. Moreover, this year also saw the addition of a dedicated Kids Wellness Zone with a variety of children-focused activities and services, offering a large selection of free comprehensive health risk services and products targeted at the health and wellbeing of your children. Entry to the event was complementary and open to ladies only.
Madelaine Stocks, Wellness Manager at Dubai Ladies Club, commented: "We are delighted to see that many women have taken their first steps towards good health for themselves and their families by attending Wellness Day 2012. Our program for the day was designed to provide ladies with ample opportunities to learn the facts they need to make smart health choices, and to make time for regular physical activity. It is imperative for women to be healthy as they play a very vital role in maintaining the health of their family and the community as well. The best gift the body asks for is good health.”
Moreover, during the event Samsung Home Appliances, Title Sponsors of Wellness Day, promoted wellness and healthy living by providing healthy recipes and organic meals to visitors during an all day live cooking demonstration. Samsung also hosted a cook-off between four participants who competed to win an Omni Pro Microwave.
Over the course of the day, Dubai Ladies Club also introduced their new 2012 Club Membership packages which included new pricing structures and limited time only joining fee waiver. As always, Wellness Walk was a great attraction, providing free consultations with doctors and pharmacists as the first step towards early detection and disease prevention. Among others, Dubai Health Authority provided over six different medical check-ups which also included advice or early breast cancer detection. Moreover, Cosmesurge sponsors provided free skin analysis testing and nutritional advice for all visitors. Other local businesses were also present at the event to provide additional assessments such as spinal and osteoporosis screenings.
The day concluded with a spectacular raffle draw comprising of valuable prizes including luxury gift hampers, home appliance from Samsung and as well as plenty of vouchers to Dubai Ladies Club services.
Since its inception in 2003, Dubai Ladies Club has consistently worked towards improving the quality of life of Emirati and expatriate women living in the UAE through in-house events, facilities and pilot projects. The events span the fields of art, culture, fitness and educational seminars. The primary objective of Wellness Day was to provide all women in Dubai with the opportunity to try new fitness activities, products and health related services entirely cost free, with the view to encourage participation and healthy living on a long term basis.