Physical and mental challenges await visitors to FitForLife fair

THE FitForLife Penang fair is not all about health checks and services, supplements and health products.

It is also a fair for the adrenaline junkies who crave thrilling adventures like rock climbing and for those who love solving puzzles, the ‘Great AMAZEing Challenge’ at SPICE Arena in Relau, is up their alley.

Visitors, comprising mostly senior citizens, were aplenty and crowded booths offering healthy living tips yesterday.

Some exhibitors from specialised industries like insurance, health supplements, healthcare, medical centres, fitness and pharmaceuticals also gave out free health checks.

Business was brisk with many buying their products offered at special promotion prices.

At the Great AMAZEing Challenge, puzzle enthusiast Ivan Ong, 26, led his four same-minded teammates - Hendry Hum, 26, Yeoh Li Imm, 40, Joelynn Ooi, 35, and Sylvia Goay, 28 - to “break out” alive within the stipulated eight minutes at the challenge.

“There are many rooms that look identical and we have to think fast to escape from the place.

“It is like a maze and we have to solve a series of puzzles in the real-room escape challenge.

“But in the end, we still had 12 seconds to spare. It is really exciting. Our hearts were pumping real fast,” said Ong, an insurance agent.

His team won cutlery sets for their efforts.

For 48-year-old Tan Yam Chean, it was ‘no sweat’ completing the Live Great Wall Challenge that comprises three unique rock-climbing walls.

“One of the walls is challenging as there are no grips to it. It requires good strength to reach the top.

“I enjoyed it,” he said.

At the Live Great Dodgeball Tournament, team Legency came out tops in the Great Eastern Closed category featuring the company’s staff and agents.

They beat team Legend 2-1 in a closely contested final. Coming in third was G.I. Warriors, who beat Rogue Squad 3-0 in the playoff.

Legency team captain Lim Wei Chuan attributed their victory to their ability to stay calm and composed when it mattered most.

He said both teams in the final were equally good, as they had been training together under the same coach for sometime.

“We know each other’s game well. But our team members were calmer in the final.

“Luck also played a part in our win,” he said.

Great Eastern head of customer loyalty Regina Peh was on hand to give away the prizes to the top three winners.

For today and tomorrow, health and wellness gurus and experts will share how to lead better and healthier lives in a series of Live Great Talks.

There will also be a 9.5km FitForLife Fun Run starting from 7.30am tomorrow.

The fair ends tomorrow.

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