Winners of Test of Will, the 4th edition of Under Armour’s annual urban fitness challenge was announced today with Zain Zulkifli and Hui Hui Lim named the official Male and Female champions of the Elite Category. They each walked away with a cash prize of RM 10,000 together with Ace Koh and Boo Chai Yee, winners of the Open Category, bringing home RM 7,000 each.
Held at IOI City Mall Putrajaya Kuala Lumpur, the competition pitted participants against four challenges designed to put their will and endurance to the test. Each participant completed the Double Rope Slams, Rope Russian Twist, Reverse Lunges and Rope Pull challenges across three age categories and an all-new elite category for added intensity.
“The main goal of Under Armour is to help athletes perform better. Test of Will is a platform created for everyday fitness enthusiasts to push the limits of their strength, endurance, and power. We were very encouraged by the determination of each participant who placed their strength and willpower to test with exemplary sportsmanship, regardless of their fitness level,” said Mr. Michael Binger, CEO of Triple Pte Ltd, the exclusive distributor of Under Armour in Southeast Asia.
“At first, I thought I would not cope with the challenges of Test of Will. Motivation from family members and friends kept me going with confidence. Diet played a vital role in my training too and the three weeks leading up to Test of Will were the most intense moments of my life. I trained almost every day at Celebrity Fitness One Utama, and I’m glad it all paid off,” said Zain Zulkifli, Male Champion of the Elite Category at Test of Will.
“This year’s Test of Will was extremely challenging and I had to keep pushing myself to the best of my abilities and I am proud of this achievement. I believe that we may never discover how far we can go until we challenge ourselves and our limits. I’m a testament of that,“ quotes Hui Hui Lim, Female Champion of the Elite Category and Celebrity Fitness trainer.
Zain Zulkifli, Men’s Champion of the Test of Will 2019 Elite Category
Test of Will 2019 was supported by official fitness partner – Celebrity Fitness and were also the official judges for the challenges. Warm-up sessions were conducted by Garmin and cool-down sessions by Sanctband to help participants recover and stretch. Other official sponsors of Test of Will included official equipment partner – Fitness League, and supporting partner sponsors – L’Occitane and Shoe Mo.
Under Armour also showcased the new RUSH collection, its newest performance apparel range featuring mineral-infused fabric with Celliant technology that can help improve strength and endurance as well as the Recovery collection for post-training recovery. Both collections were displayed at the RUSH Lab for visitors to touch and feel the collection first hand.
Full List of Winners:
Men’s Champion: Zain Zulkifli
Women’s Champion: Hui Hui Lim
Open Category (18-34 years old)
Men’s Champion: Ace Koh
Women’s Champion: Boo Chai Yee
Men’s Runner-up: Chan Wei Kean
Women’s Runner-up: Gooi Wen Xin
Open Category (35-44 years old)
Men’s Champion: Kai Shen Wong
Women’s Champion: Lina Othman
Men’s Runner-up: Yusof Ishak
Women’s Runner-up: Melinda Wang Mei Ling
Open Category (45+ years old)
Men’s Champion: Leonard Chat
Women’s Champion: Foo Wen Nee
Men’s Runner-up: Amri bin Zainoordin
Women’s Runner-up: Hwee Ping Choo
(L-R) Top: Suhaili Micheline – Dancer, Choreographer and UA ambassador, Adrian Tan – Managing Director of Nutrition Depot, Sam Cheow – Business Development Assistant Manager of Sanctband, Kai Shen Wong – Men’s Champion of Open Category aged 35-44, Ace Koh – Overall Men’s Champion of Open Category, Zain Zulkifli – Men’s Champion of the Elite Category, Boo Chai Yee – Overall Women’s Champion of Open Category, Jessica Tan – General Manager of UA Sports Malaysia, Joanna Phuah – Partnership Manager of Celebrity Fitness, Hwee Ping Choo – Runner Up for the Women’s Open Category aged 45 and above, Melinda Wang – Runner Up for the Women’s Open Category aged 35-44, Mardzlina Ismail – Senior Marketing Manager of UA Sports Malaysia
(L-R) Bottom: Linora Low – Trainer, Radio Host and UA ambassador, Leonard Chat – Runner Up of Men’s Open Category aged 45 and above, Lina Othman – Women’s Champion of Open Category aged 35-44, Foo Wen Nee – Women’s Champion of Open Category aged 45 and above, Chan Wei Kean – Runner Up Men’s Open Category aged 18-34, Amri bin Zainoordin – Runner Up Men’s Open Category aged 45 and above, Nana al-Haleq, Celebrity Trainer and UA ambassador
Under Armour ambassadors and Friends of Under Armour (L-R): Peter Davis – Celebrity Actor, Theebaan – MMA Fighter, Adli Hafidz – National Boxer, Jeff Lau – Ultra Marathoner, Irfan Shamsuddin – National Athlete, Welson Sim – National Swimmer, Suhaili Micheline, Dancer and Choreographer, Nana al-Haleq – Celebrity Trainer, Atilia Haron – Celebrity Yogist