Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Celebrity Fitness Malaysia throws workout party to raise awareness of World AIDS Day

Participants gathered as early as 8am to dance and spin to the first workout of the day, Zumba
What better way to end the year than to support a good cause? On the 20th of December, Themodelmom together with 200 other Malaysians gathered to raise awareness for AIDS through a three hour workout party titled Move for WAD organised by Celebrity Fitness Malaysia, 

Azura having fun with BodyCombat

Many local celebrities, namely Yasmin Hani, Azura, Sha'rin Mohd Razali, Anthena Tan and Angeline Ooi stepped forward to lend their name to the event and sweat it out together with other participants.

#MoveForWAD T-shirt

Celebrities and participants alike dressed in a special T-shirt designed for the event to show solidity with the world wide movement. 

Yasmin Hani sweating it out with other participants
This year the theme was 'Getting to Zero' which symbolizes zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.

Themodelmom caught in the act

I thoroughly enjoyed the 3 hour workout that was held on the Sky Park at Nu Sentral but was pleasantly exhausted lol. The three hour workout started with Zumba, followed by 2 Les Mills programmes; SH'BAM and BODYCOMBAT. It was the first time for me trying any of these.

For those of you who are not familiar let me break it down for you:

Zumba = an aerobic workout with various styles of latin dance moves usually to latin or latin inspired music.

SH'BAM = fun, addictive, dance workout to club & hip hop chart topping hits.

BodyCombat a high-energy martial arts-inspired workout that is totally non-contact with moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu. 

Ryan Cheal, Vice President of Celebrity Fitness Malaysia hands over a mock cheque to Fahrin Ahmad, Malaysian AIDS Foundation Red Ribbon Celebrity Supporter Red Ribbon Celebrity Supporter, who accepted on behalf of Malaysian AIDS Foundation
The event started with a cheque presentation of RM15,000 from Celebrity Fitness Malaysia to Fahrin Ahmad, Red Ribbon and Celebrity Supporter of Malaysian AIDS Foundation. In his speech, Ryan Cheal, the Vice President of Celebrity Fitness Malaysia who presented the cheque said "There are more than 6,200 new infections of HIV a year, adding to the total number of 100,000 Malaysians living with HIV. Despite this, HIV and AIDs remain a sensitive issue in Malaysia, and the social stigma surrounding the disease makes it difficult for patients to reach for the help they need,”

Celebrity Fitness Superstar Instructors lead the crowd in heartpumping rounds of Sh'Bam.

Speaking on behalf of Celebrity Fitness Malaysia, Ryan Cheal elaborated that Celebrity Fitness Malaysia hopes to empower patients and encourage healthy conversation around HIV and AIDS among the public, ultimately creating a supportive community for all.

To do my part, I will share with you some more facts that I gathered from the World AIDS Day Official Website


Did You Know?

Effective treatment can mean that people living with HIV are no longer infectious.

People living with HIV can have a normal life span if diagnosed and treated in time.

People living with HIV are able to become parents of a HIV-negative child.

There is no job someone can’t do specifically because they have HIV.


Move for WAD was made possible with the support of NU Sentral, Bean & Beans, L'Oreal Malaysia and 7UP Revive.

For more information on Celebrity Fitness and for more exciting activities, log onto or

No comments: