KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 – KL Wellness City Sdn Bhd, the visionary developer of a 360-degree integrated wellness hub, continues to uphold to its purpose of redefining health experiences and enhancing quality of life through its first-ever Fitness Challenge, which is set to be held in December 2022.
Taking place at the KL Wellness City in Bukit Jalil, the fitness challenge consists of CrossFit obstacle courses at different intensity levels. Its main goal is to create a platform of convergence for local and international athletes as well as sports enthuasists aged between 16 to 70 years old to challenge their limits and create breakthroughs.
To earn the finisher’s crown, racers will have to complete a 5-kilometre run and unlock five obstacle courses that will challenge their physical perseverance and self-determination.
One of the five obstacles is weight carry, in which competitors must carry a 10kg weight and move towards the next checkpoint. Racers’ core strength, stamina, and fortitude will also be tested with a full two-minute plank, barbed wire crawl, and 50 burpees. The final challenge, racers must soak themselves in freezing cold water putting their mental and determination to the test.
Dr Colin Lee, managing director of KL Wellness City, believes that the obstacles fitness challenge will further encourage the communities to lead a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.
“The statistics from industry players suggested that Malaysians have now placed greater priority on health and wellness ever since the pandemic, two in five Malaysians began exercising more during the period,” said Dr Lee.
“At KL Wellness City, we recognise that outdoor exercises is one effective way to get people moving and as a pioneer in advocating healthcare and wellness living, we are honoured for the opportunity to motivate the communities to embrace a healthier lifestyle through our Fitness Challenge,” he added.
KL Wellness City sees the Fitness Challenge as an opportunity to drive sports tourism in Malaysia as it is targeting both Malaysians and expatriate participants.
Taking place on December 11, 2022, the KL Wellness City Fitness Challenge welcomes racers to challenge themselves either as an individual or with their colleagues under the corporate category. The obstacle race is available for three age groups (Junior for 16 to 29-year-olds, Open for 30 to 44-year-olds, and Master for 45-year-olds and above) for both men and women, respectively.
The registration fee for the Fitness Challenge is priced at RM79 per person (RM99 after October 31, 2022), which comes with a goodie bag worth RM150, a race kit, a timing chip, an event tee, a finisher medal, post-race meal, insurance, and an e-certificate. Participants can register here, latest by November 15, 2022.
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