Health aficionados, if you’re a reader of RunSociety, you most likely have participated in a half or full marathon before, or you’re training for one. Some of you might even have joined an ultramarathon or a triathlon because you have an insatiable desire for physical challenges.
The good news is, this May, you can challenge yourself to a marathon of high-intensity and adrenaline-pumping activities at FitnessFest, which spans over a weekend from 20 May to 21 May 2017.
FitnessFest by AIA 2017 is the first-of-its-kind and the largest fitness event to be held in Singapore at Bayfront event space. It is the perfect nirvana for fitness hardcore who are keen to rev up their fitness routine, fitness newbies who want to try their hands on a variety of workouts, and even for families who wish spend time making memories with fun and unique kids-friendly fitness activities.
Here are what you can expect from the fitness bonanza, which starts from 9:00 a.m. and ends around 9:00 p.m. on both days.
Fitness Concert with Fitness Celebrities and Top Pros
The Fitness Concert features epic mass workouts with fitness celebrities and pros. For the whole two days, expect a line-up of challenging workouts that suit fitness lovers of varying fitness levels, starting from 10:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Main Arena Stage.
Do not miss out two creative workout sessions created by the award-winning fitness instructor Cassy Ho, namely POP Pilates and PIIT28. POP Pilates, scheduled as the opening act on Day 1 at 10:00 a.m., is a dynamic “dance on the mat” experience that choreographs beautiful Pilates-inspired moves to your favourite pop songs.
Meanwhile, PIIT28, which is scheduled on Day 2 at 5:30 p.m., stands for Pilates Intense Interval Training. This ingenious training combines core strengthening benefits of Pilates and fat burning power of HIIT28 and turns them into an intense equipment-free workout session that lasts for 28 minutes.
Other programmes in the Fitness Concert line-up that you might not want to miss are Les Mills Medley, ooberXpress Bootcamp, Box Fit, Yin Yoga, PoundFit Party, Hatha 1, Bolly Dazz® Fitness, Glow Yoga and a surprise session by Lorna Jane.
Fitness Discovery Arena
In addition to mass workouts at the main arena stage, you can also opt for various workout trials at Fitness Discovery Arena, such as Crossfit, Spin, Parkour, Barre, Yoga, Pilates, Boxing and Muay Thai.
Do take note that, unlike Fitness Concert which doesn’t require any registration, you need to register on-site for Fitness Discovery Arena workouts and slots are given on a first come first served basis.
Kids Fitness Activities
Don’t wish to part with your kids when you indulge in FitnessFest? Bring them along! Kids under 12 enter for free. And there are plenty of kids-friendly activities to keep them occupied.
At Kids Gym, let your young ones discover their fitness through a series of activities, such as Sportykidz Basketball, Sportykidz Badminton, Sportykidz Soccer and Sportykidz Tennis.
At Manduka Tent, your kids will be delighted to join Kids Yoga (yoga session that involves storytelling), Kids Jazz Cardio (cardio session infused with Jazz dance elements) and Smarty Pilates.
Both Kids Gym and Manduka Tent are located at Fitness Discovery Arena.
Healthy Living Show
If you are keen to learn about living a holistic lifestyle, make your way to Healthy Living Show and join exciting talks and workshops, such as Peak Your Performance, Superfoods for a Supercharged You, Good Fats Bad Fats, Kimchi Making Workshop, Silent Meditation, and many more.
Food Village & Shopping Village
Clean eating during a festival has never been this easy. Grab yourself some nutritious food and drinks from A Poke Theory, Café Salivation, Do Si Ak, Sarnies and Soi Coco. But make sure you purchase food tokens first before ordering your food.
Deal hunters, check out the shopping village to quench your desire for fitness gears. The participating brands include Bakening, BASE Athletica, Cloud & Body Organic, Fitbit, InZone5, Lorna Jane, POPFLEX, Pure Apparel, THEIA Active and Tom Tom.
Registration is open now. The early birds can snatch 1-day pass at S$ 59 or 2-day pass at S$ 89; this pricing is available until 2 April 2017 or while capacity lasts. After early bird period is over, tickets will be S$ 69 (1-day pass), S$ 99 (2-day pass), S$ 79 (at door, 1-day pass). Kids under 12 enter for free.
If you have a huge fitness clan, create a team and sign up as a #FitFam to enjoy 10% discount. Your team needs to have a minimum of 4 people. There is no limit to the maximum people for your #FitFam, the larger the better. The largest #FitFarm will get 20% cash rebate.
All participants will receive a swag bag which includes a T-shirt or Tank of FitnessFest and a sports towel. The collection for swag bag will be on the event day, so participants are encouraged to arrive early to avoid any delay.
Are you ready for this challenge? Will you survive an intense weekend like this? If you are, sign up here!