A Filipino man in Dubai has won 10 grams of gold for shedding 10 kilograms in a fitness challenge.
Maniyok said he had always wanted to be fit, but never had time to visit a gym regularly. However, as he already walked three to five kilometers a day, to meet the challenge he began walking up to 10 kilometers a day. This helped him to significantly reduce his body weight.
According to Zeinab Badar, marketing head at The Al Ghurair Center, the challenge rewards the winning participant with a gram of gold for every kilogram of weight lost during the 30-day challenge period.
“This competition is not just about winning gold for a short-term commitment towards their health but aims to encourage our community at large to permanently adopt a well-balanced lifestyle,” Badar said.