In support of World AIDS Day 2015, Celebrity Fitness Malaysia gathered 200 Malaysians to raise awareness for AIDS through a three hour workout party titled Move for WAD.
Participants and celebrities such as Yasmin Hani, Azura, Sha’rin Mohd Razali, Anthena Tan and Angeline Ooi danced and kicked to a combination of the ever popular Zumba and two Les Mills programmes, SH’BAM and BODYCOMBAT at Nu Sentral Sky Park. SH'BAM is an aerobic dance based workout that takes participants through dance moves set to older and new hit songs. Meanwhile, BODYCOMBAT draws inspiration from a mixture of high intensity martial arts such as Taekwondo, Karate, boxing and Muay Thai to develop an energetic non-contact workout.
At the opening ceremony, Ryan Cheal, Vice President of Celebrity Fitness Malaysia presented a cheque of RM15,000 from the proceeds of the workout party to Fahrin Ahmad, Red Ribbon and Celebrity Supporter of Malaysian AIDS Foundation. The funds will be channelled towards the Malaysian AIDS Foundation’s efforts in HIV prevention, treatment and support programmes for Malaysia’s underprivileged communities.
“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,” said Ryan Cheal, Vice President of Celebrity Fitness Malaysia.
“By working with Malaysian AIDS Foundation to organise Move for WAD, We hope to empower patients and encourage healthy conversation around HIV and AIDS among the public, ultimately creating a supportive community for all,” Cheal further said.
World AIDS Day 2015 was themed “Getting to Zero”, which stands for having zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. Participants and celebrities such as at MOVE for WAD not only joined a worldwide movement to show solidity with those living with HIV and AIDS, but also gain a healthier lifestyle. The three different workout styles can help to burn calories, provide core training and improve coordination while bringing great fun.
“This is our second year partnering with Celebrity Fitness to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. It is heart-warming to see businesses step forward to do their part towards promoting a healthy lifestyle to the public while encouraging compassion for people living with HIV and AIDS,” said Mr. Jasmin Jalil, Executive Director of Malaysian AIDS Foundation.
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 www.celebrityfitness.com or http://www.facebook.com/CelebrityFitnessMalaysia.