Impressive turnout at three-day health and wellness fair in Kuala Lumpur


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  • Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015

Rising to the challenge: Mah demonstrating push-ups while fitness trainer Ng encourages him.

FITFORLIFE ended on a high note with more than 40,000 visitors learning more about health and wellness at the fair in Mid Valley Exhibition Centre.

From fitness demos to health talks, games to product offers — there was something for everyone at the three-day event.

This year’s theme “Get Fit. Live Great” was to inspire Malaysians to lead a healthy lifestyle and adopt a holistic approach that includes physical and mental fitness, financial health and general fitness.

Held for the fourth consecutive year with Great Eastern Life as event partner, FitForLife was launched by Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.

Also present at the launch were Star Media Group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, and Great Eastern Life Assurance (M) Bhd director and chief executive officer Datuk Koh Yaw Hui.

More than 70 exhibitors took up 170 booths to showcase a diverse range of fitness, health and lifestyle products and services including Great Eastern Life, Blackmores, Cambert, Guardian, iHeal, Institute Jantung Negara, MyFlex Health Group, Nestle, Optimax Eye Specialist, SCA Hygiene, Serba Wangi, Wellness Concept and many more.

Among the NGOs which participated were Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia, Cetdem, Hospis Malaysia, Society of the Blind Malaysia, National Blood Centre and many others.

Celebrities Atilia Haron, Jojo Struys, Kit Mah and Jeremy Ng were also present to share tips and demonstration on yoga, having a positive outlook in life as well as fitness advice.

Other health and lifestyle talks included sports rehabilitation, eye care, healthy aging, digestive disorders and more.

A highlight this year was Live Great Dodgeball Open 2015, which had participants and visitors stopping to watch and cheer on participants.

Cash prizes worth over RM2,500 were up for grabs. Dodgeball clinics were also conducted to coach the public on how to play the game.

Live Great Street Dance Showdown brought the house down with stunning performances. Participants as young as nine years old vied for cash prizes worth up to RM7,000.

Lai Soong Yen and Winson Loo Yi Sam, both 21 who formed Angry Pony, were crowned champion for the above 17 years old category.

“We tried our best to give a good performance and we are glad it paid off,” they said. They took home a RM2,000 cash prize.

Great Escape Challenge at Great Eastern’s Live Great booth was also another hit at the fair.

Many visitors took the opportunity to put their mental faculties to the test by solving clues to break out of the room within the given time. It was an exhilarating experience for those who managed to make their way out.

With a sports and fitness theme introduced this year, various activities were lined up to encourage visitors to try out the simple yet fun activities. Mini Putt set up a five-hole indoor golf course for visitors to get a feel of the game.

Skateline Malaysia also had coaching sessions on inline skating for those interested in giving the fun activity a try.

Nere Dart Catcher and Nere Jungle Hunt Obstacle Course were a hit with the children as there were exciting prizes to be won.

FitForLife 2015 was organised by The Star with Great Eastern Life as the event partner.

FitForLife fair will be heading to SPICE Arena, Penang from Oct 16 to 18.

For details, call 03-7967 1388 ext (1466 / 1243 / 1475) or visit www.facebook.com/starhealthfair


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