Transguard Group Opens Dedicated Fitness Facility for Female Employees


Dubai, UAE, 16 September 2022 – As part of its 360-degree approach to employee wellbeing, Transguard Group is pleased to announce the opening of its 13th fitness facility.

Located in Jebel Ali, the gym is Transguard’s first such facility for females and it is fully equipped with all of the essentials, including a multi gym machine, treadmill, stationary bicycles and free weights.  

“Exercise is key to more than just physical health; I know from my own experience that it also has a significant positive impact on mental health,” explains Lena ter Laare, Director of Marketing and CSR, Transguard Group. “Opening this gym for our female site-based colleagues is an active demonstration of our ongoing commitment to supporting our happy, healthy workforce.”

The inauguration event was attended by Transguard’s senior management, site-based and office staff. The ribbon cutting ceremony was followed by a workout session led by physical trainer Paul Alam. At the new gym, site-based staff can also benefit from complimentary self-defence and Zumba classes that will be conducted on a regular basis.

The opening of the gym is one of many on-going initiatives devoted to women’s wellness within the company: As part of a new programme promoting menstrual health and hygiene, Transguard has also recently begun providing free sanitary napkins to all site-based female employees. “We have been greatly inspired by the multiple global movements that seek to eliminate ‘period poverty,’” says Miriam Treacy, Head of Legal, Transguard Group. “Because we believe that access to menstruation products is a basic human right, we are now giving away more than 1,700 menstrual products to our female employees each month.”

“Under this initiative, we hope to set an even higher standard for employee welfare,” says ter Laare, adding, “It also sends a very clear message to anyone seeking a career with Transguard: We care about our employees and will go above and beyond to ensure a safe and healthy environment in which to live and work.”  

Throughout the month of October, Transguard has provided plentiful opportunities for both office and site-based staff to educate themselves on breast cancer and the importance of early detection. These include breast cancer awareness talks with specialist doctors and surgeons, free medical check-ups, as well as discounted rates for mammograms.