Sunday, June 8, 2014

Rise of the Fit Champions

 It was an intense battle with riotous cheers echoing throughout the Cheras Sentral Shopping Mall Concourse recently. Eleven participants, each with a celebrity partner, pushed their fitness to the utmost limits. The goal was simple - to be the champion of the inaugural Celebrity Fitness Indoor Fitathlon, which offered prizes worth more than RM 38, 000 as a reward to deserving winners.

“Following the overwhelming response to the Celebrity Indoor Triathlon in 2012, we decided to come up with an interesting twist to staying fit by conducting this fitathlon in conjunction with our 11thanniversary – a welcome change from marathons and triathlons usually held quite often in Malaysia. To fulfill the dream of many to workout with their favourite celebrities, eleven lucky participants were chosen to participate based on slogans they constructed upon registration,” said Kris Malhotra, Country Group Fitness Manager of Celebrity Fitness Malaysia.

Celebrity
Participants
Sazzy Falak
Zulhusmie Aripin
Nazril Idrus
Muhammad Azri
Yasmin Hani
Fakhrul Azhan
Azura Zainal
Ariff Syafik
John Oh
Stephanie Ho
Jason Phang
Kathryn Soo
Aenie Wong
Lee Yan Kar
Jojo Goh
Vincent Lok
Thanuja Ananthan
Hong Xiao Yun
Iz
Mohd Soleh Ahmad
Tony Eusoff
Ahmad Daud

All teams gave their very best. However, at the end of the day, only three teams stood out from the rest.
Team John Oh emerged as the ultimate power duo, walking away with a Celebrity Fitness 5 Star Makeover Personal Training Package, a 4D/3N cruise courtesy of Star Cruises, a GINTELL i-So 3D EZY Fitness Machine (GT888), Horley’s products worth RM1,500, a 2D/1N stay at Silka Cheras KL for 2 and a Strip treatment voucher.
Meanwhile, Team Iz emerged as the first runner up, winning themselves a three-month membership at Celebrity Fitness, a buffet dinner for two at Silka Cheras KL, aGINTELL G-Guasa Foot Massager (GT280), and Strip treatment sessions.
Team Azzura Zainal emerged second runner up and they received Celebrity Fitness 1 Month Gym Membership, buffet lunch for 2 at Curvz Café, Silka Cheras KL, 1 session of underarm IPL treatment, and GINTELL G-Tappy (GT660) Massager.

Those who did not make it to the top three spots walked home with Adidas merchandise.

During the competition, all 11 pairs were put through three stages in the competition. In the first stage, each pair had to complete 11 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) challenges which included the Kettlebell squat, BOSU balance and Isometric Squat Hip Shake. The teams would then proceed to the Cardiovascular Conditioning stage, followed by the Core Conditioning stage where their stamina and body balance were put into test.
Participants had to complete two rounds of these stages within 30 minutes. The team that performed the most reps was crowned as the grand winner.
The Celebrity Fitness Indoor Fitathlon was made possible with the following partners: Cheras Sentral Shopping Mall, Silka Cheras KL, Star Cruise, Gintell, Horleys, Adidas, Strip, Boost Juice, CR2, Kinohimitsu, Lecka-Lecka, Watsons Malaysia, Mr. Bean, Permanis, and Kakao Talk.

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