A full workout with just half a ball

IN CONJUNCTION with Breast Cancer Awareness month, hundreds took part in a challenging yet interesting Bosu workout at Sunway Pyramid, Piazza area.

Celebrities such as Ning Baizura, Sazzy Falak, Faradina and Goh Wee Ping were among those present at the Pink Bosu party.

“We want to continue advocating to Malaysians that working out can be fun and rewarding.

“Unlike most charity events, many people might have not heard about Bosu exercise and this is where Celebrity Fitness comes in to introduce the new workout and share the benefits of it.

“Some are surprised that they can jump, run and even meditate on this half-inflated rubber ball, called Bosu,” said Celebrity Fitness Malaysia Country Group Fitness manager Krishnan Malhotra.

Sazzy could not agree more.

“At first I was a bit hesitant to take part in this event.

“I had no idea what Bosu is but now, having tried it, I must say I am glad I am part of this exciting activity.

“Not only I get to work out with my fans, I am able to share the laughter, joy and sweat, in the name of charity.”

Other famous personalities spotted working out at the event were Winson Voon, Jason Phang and Daphne Iking.

The creator of Bosu, David Weck, made a special appearance during the Pink Bosu party and welcomed Malaysians with an inspiring speech.

“I feel so blessed and honoured to share the benefits of working out with Bosu.

“The various fitness regimes such as Bosu yoga, Bosu pilates and Bosu functional will help improve one’s stability and body alignment, while training their neurological system to interact with the musculoskeletal system,” said Weck.

Meanwhile, Krishnan said: “With the support of our sponsors, participants and members, we are pleased to have raised RM10,000 within one month! We are truly grateful for everyone’s generosity and look forward to making this event even bigger next year.”

All proceeds went to Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA).

“As ‘prevention is better than cure’, we are happy that Celebrity Fitness Malaysia chose BCWA as its beneficiary.

“Many are not aware that breast cancer is the most common illness in women, especially those aged 20 years and above in Malaysia.

“In fact, one in 20 women is at risk of getting breast cancer and the number has multiplied in the last few years.

“I am glad that Celebrity Fitness is helping us to educate the public about this,” BCWA president Associate Prof Dr Zaharah Aiyub.

BCWA will use the funds for its Mobile Unit Reaching Nationwide with Information (Murni) programme that conducts clinical breast examinations and teaches breast self-examination in the “urban villages” in the Klang Valley.

This includes public education and training on early detection and treatment of breast cancer and related breast health issues.

The Pink Bosu Party was made possible with partners such as Sunway Pyramid, Tune Talk, Astro Awani, Asia Web Direct, Biotherm, Blackmores, Silky Girl, Ecoparadise, Revive, CN Health & Beauty, Pathlab, Horleys, Sasa and Kinohimitsu.

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