Move it

988 kick­starts 20th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion with MoveLa Fit­ness Chal­lenge.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - SHOWBIZ - By SETO KIT YAN en­ter­tain­ment@ thes­tar. com. my

LO­CAL Chi­nese ra­dio sta­tion 988 is cel­e­brat­ing its 20th year on air in the mer­ri­est way! To thank its loyal lis­ten­ers, the sta­tion’s deejays have planned a host of fun, in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties for a year- long cel­e­bra­tion.

To kick­start the 20th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion, 988 is con­duct­ing MoveLa Fit­ness Chal­lenge, which is set to take place this com­ing Sun­day.

The game is akin to an ob­sta­cle course where con­tes­tants have to race against time to com­plete 20 dif­fer­ent chal­lenges. If you have watched enough va­ri­ety shows or game shows on TV, you will un­der­stand the me­chan­ics of the game.

Six­teen deejays from 988 will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event. There will be eight teams, each with two 988 deejays who will lead the con­tes­tants. The dee­jay pair­ings will be re­vealed in stages.

Com­ment­ing on the ris­ing num­ber of reg­is­trants for the event, DJ Ch­eryl says young peo­ple will en­joy the fit­ness chal­lenge as they can have fun while hang­ing out with friends and get fit and healthy at the same time.

“We just want to tell peo­ple the plus points of get­ting healthy. Fit­ness chal­lenges like th­ese of­fer a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties and an el­e­ment of com­pe­ti­tion so get­ting fit can be a lot fun,” says the out­doorsy gal, who prefers cy­cling, hik­ing, camp­ing and swim­ming.

DJ Cyn­thia says fit­ness chal­lenges like th­ese are a test of one’s stamina. “Peo­ple will know right away whether or not you ex­er­cise reg­u­larly. Seg­ments which re­quire strength or lift­ing weights can be quite a chal­lenge for me,” says the bub­bly lass who is par­tial to less stren­u­ous work­outs like yoga and walks in the park.

As a reg­u­lar gym goer, DJ Sean says city folks are more ac­cus­tomed to in­door ac­tiv­i­ties partly due to so­cial me­dia. “Those who live in the kam­pung have a health­ier life­style play­ing out­doors in the sun. Peo­ple need to ex­er­cise more than their fin­gers, so I want to re­mind our lis­ten­ers to get out of their houses and for­get about so­cial me­dia for a while.”

The only ra­dio an­nouncer who have ac­tu­ally tried out all the 20 chal­lenges is DJ Hao Min. She says the chal­lenges re­mind her of the ex­treme out­door ob­sta­cle races she had taken part in dur­ing her school days.

“Ev­ery­body should come and have fun. Just re­mem­ber to warm up prop­erly to avoid get­ting hurt dur­ing the event. I also want to tell those in my group that I will do my best to help them to win,” says Hao Min.

To date, over 100 ra­dio lis­ten­ers have al­ready reg­is­tered to par­tic­i­pate in the fit­ness event.

988 is tar­get­ing an en­try in The Malaysia Book Of Records with its MoveLa Fit­ness Chal­lenge.

988 MoveLa Fit­ness Chal­lenge will be held at Celebrity Fit­ness Mid Val­ley on Mar 13 from 10am to 3pm. Cash prizes and vouch­ers are up for grabs.

To join in the fun, reg­is­ter now at www. 988. com. my/ 988-movela- fit/.

988 deejays Hao Min ( left) and Ch­eryl are look­ing for­ward to the MoveLa Fit­ness Chal­lenge. — LOW BOON TAT/ The Star

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