Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Media Release: Under Armour and Elements Gym endorses CrossFit with the Earn Your Armour Campaign and the launch of the first CrossFit box in Kuala Lumpur



28 July 2015, Kuala Lumpur - Recognising the need for athletes to become better, Under Armour will kickstart their third challenge of the Earn Your Armour Campaign, which is the CrossFitGTX challenge, at Elements Gym.

With Functional Fitness becoming the most popular trend in fitness today, the first boutique gym in Kuala Lumpur, Elements Gym has opened its first CrossFit box; CrossFitGTX aimed at forging functional fitness in the city and beyond. CrossFitGTX is the first boutique CrossFit affiliate in Kuala Lumpur City Centre and is fully equipped with Rogue Fitness from USA.

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CrossFit is a strength and conditioning programme that builds general physical preparedness for all of life's challenges. A blend of gymnastics, weightlifting, and mono-structural endurance, it does not specialise. It will never plateau.

It is fun, creative, and, most importantly, it works. It teaches you to do common things uncommonly well, while developing a base of strength and stamina on which you can build an active lifestyle.

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As the gym partner of Under Armour, Elements Gym is launching the CrossiitGTX in conjunction with the Earn Your Armour campaign.

The Earn Your Armour Challenge offers a bi-weekly free workout session for the public to participate and will themselves to become better athletes. Not only that, they can also join the challenge via the Endomondo Fitness Application and be in the running to win exclusive products from Under Armour and LiveFit Nutrition.

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Tan Mei Sian, Director of CrossFitGTX said "Functional fitness includes squatting, reacting, rotating, picking things up from the floor and putting things away over your head which mimic everyone's everyday life movement. These functional exercises condition your body to move more efficiently through real-life activities and help prevent injury.

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Adopted by US Navy SEALS, Canadian Army, Police and Special Forces unit worldwide, as well as a variety of serious mature and professional athletes, CrossFit is the ultimate form of cross-training that produces results that frequently surprises even experienced athletes. With every exercise being scalable, anyone can adapt the workout to the maximum potential with concrete results.

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With a philosophy, Fitness Is NON-NEGOTIABLE, CrossFitGTX inspires health, break barrier, work together professionally with a purpose in creating happier, healthier and fitter people. Our box will be the centre of engagement and community for functional fitness.

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The Earn Your Armour CrossFitGTX Challenge will be held every two weeks, on 28 July, 4 August, and 18 August 2015 at Elements Gym. Interested participants can register for the challenge at http://www tripleready.com/events. Join in on the conversation by following @underarmourmy on Instagram, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.

CrossFitGTX has been open since 20 July 2015 and for more information, drop by at the Elements Gym box or email them at flfc@crossfitgtx.com.

There will be FREE Foundation On-Ramp Training available for the 1st 100 people who register.

Monday, July 27, 2015

First Look: Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015 Finisher Medal



You loike? It features the iconic Twin Towers, the pride of our country.

The lanyard colour will differ based on your marathon finishing timing. Blue (finisher) for sub 4, green (finisher) for sub 6 and grey (participant) for those who exceeded 6 hours. If you have not started training, we do advise you to pile up the miles pronto!

Note: since this is just a sample the final design might be different.

About the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015

Back for the seventh year, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon is scheduled to take place on 4 October 2015. The marathon will open to 35,000 participants, ranging from elite athletes to first-time distance runners. A truly international event, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon boasts participants from all over Malaysia and over 48 countries. The Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015 continues as Malaysia’s premier running event with top runners competing for a total of USD 125,000 prize money.

For more information on the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon, please refer to: http://www.kl-marathon.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/SCKLmarathon.

Media Release: Under Armour Keeps You on Your Game with New Fall/Winter 2015 Collection



Kuala Lumpur, 08 July 2015 – With Under Armour, you only get better. For the upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 collection, U.S. high performance sports label Under Armour packs a new punch with an expanded product range tailored to suit every need you might have, and every condition you might face. Be it rain or shine, day or night, in the gym or the great outdoors; whether you’re training for speed and agility, going for distance and endurance, or simply stretching your muscles for recovery – Under Armour has just the right athletic performance gear to help keep you on your game.



"When it comes to sports, Under Armour has always been about pushing boundaries. Not just for athletes, but also for all pursuing their fitness journeys. We are also constantly advancing our technology and innovation, aiding athletes to be at their best during trainings and at competitions in all conditions,” says Michael Binger, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Triple Pte Ltd, the exclusive distributor of Under Armour in Southeast Asia.

Protect Against the Elements

The Under Armour Storm clothing and shoes are built with water-resistant technology to fight off the elements. The technology features incredibly lightweight, breathable material with durable water repellant (DWR) finish to repel rain and snow, as well as to shelter against wind, without adding bulk. There are three different levels of protection against the elements, and Under Armour’s Storm technology outerwear has got you covered from tropical climate to the cold country you’re heading to for the holidays, depending on your needs.



Put Your Best Foot Forward

With a strong focus on footwear this season, Under Armour has updated its range of athletic footwear with fresh additions, including the UA SpeedForm® Fortis. Joining Under Armour's renowned line of SpeedForm® shoes, the SpeedForm® Fortis features an ArmourVent™ mesh upper for true breathability, and a 6mm 4D Foam™ footbed in the cavity of the midsole that molds to the foot and enhances cushioning. Designed for stability and flexibility, the Charged Cushioning delivers superior impact protection, energy return and adaptive support, while a second layer of Micro G™ foam provides 40% of forefoot flex – the perfect amount to allow you to run stronger.

Also new this fall is the UA Charged Bandit, which features an ArmourVent™ upper, with seamless overlays that add structure and support without the bulk. Charged Cushioning and Micro G™ foam work together in the midsole to decrease the rate of pronation and to deliver the best in impact protection and energy return. Furthermore, anatomically placed flex grooves and strategically placed rubber traction enable a smooth ride and transition, and offer extreme comfort and stability for long distance running so you can go the extra mile.

Both the SpeedForm® Fortis and Charged Bandit will also come in exclusive Night versions that sport a breathable and fully reflective upper and 360-degree reflectivity for early morning and night-time safety.

Under Armour has also collaborated with Michelin to update its trail running range with the UA Fat Tire Low, inspired by the tires used on “fat bikes”, which run at lower PSI (pounds per square inch) and can bounce over tough terrain, enabling riders to ride through anything. In partnership with Michelin, Under Armour has developed the ideal outdoor compound and traction pattern, providing excellent cross-slope grip and unparalleled all-terrain performance. The Fat Tire Low also features Charged Cushioning and is bottom-loaded with softer, high-rebound foam, allowing it to be responsive yet adaptive to terrain.

Meanwhile, the popular UA SpeedForm® Gemini now comes in new colourways this season – classic, masculine tones of black, white and blue for men, and vibrant shades of purple, pink, blue and neon yellow for women.



Sun Protection Technology – Coldblack® and Sunblock

Under Armour continues to integrate its signature Coldblack® technology into its Golf and running apparel this season. The Coldblack® technology protects the user from harmful UV rays and reflects the heat of the sun, keeping you cooler and more comfortable in brutally hot conditions.

Now endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation, Under Armour’s Sunblock apparel are testified to effectively provide sun protection against UPF30 and UPF50, protecting the skin against UVA and UVB rays that can cause premature skin ageing and skin cancer.

Both product lines see an extension from the previous season, branching from tops into bottoms such as capris. The Coldblack® and Sunblock series remain exclusively for men and women respectively.



Making All Athletes Better

As the originators of athletic performance apparel, Under Armour is committed to continuously innovate their performance training gear, engineering apparel to footwear to make all athletes better. Featuring the brand’s key ArmourVent™ and HeatGear® technology that provide increased breathability and enhanced ventilation, Under Armour’s signature Baselayers are updated with a new performance flex panel that maximises mobility and relieves chaffing and abrasion. The compression fit supports muscles so they vibrate less, giving you less fatigue and more power.

Under Armour’s prominent Alter Ego compression range is also here to stay. This time, both DC Superheroes and Marvel fans can look forward to donning their favourite characters – such as Batman, Superman, Captain America and Flash – as training gear for added motivation.

Committed to have you covered from top to bottom, Under Armour has expanded its training footwear range to aid you in your workouts all year round with the UA Men’s SpeedForm® Phenom, UA Men’s Charged One, UA Men’s Phenom Proto, UA Micro G™ Sting TR 2, and UA Micro G™ Limitless TR – all created to support your training with strength, stability, and speed.

Under Armour apparel and accessories are priced from RM29 to RM1099.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Larian Sambutan Warga Emas 2015 @ Laman MBPJ



What? Larian Sambutan Warga Emas 2015

When? 25 October 2015 (Sunday) 7:30am

Where? Laman MBPJ, Ibu pejabat MBPJ

How Far/ How much? 7km / RM6-15 (depending on categories)

How to register? Download form HERE.


Runwitme Says: Small scale but well-received run in Petaling Jaya going on its 5th edition this year. The run started in 2011 with 80 participants to 420 participants in 2014. The run has garnered loyal followers because it stays true to its objective to honour the senior citizens (60 years & above) and their contributions towards their families and the society.

Jabatan Pembangunan Masyarakat, Bahagian Pembangunan Komuniti & Pembangunan Modal Insan of Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya has declared the month of October as Bulan Sambutan Warga Emas Petaling Jaya (PJ Senior Citizen Month) whereby various activities and healthcheck are being conducted.

This year, cash prizes are being offered to the top 5 runners in all the five categories. Two senior categories - A (Men Senior Veteran aged 60 years & above) and C (Women Veteran aged 50 years & above) will be awarded with a slightly higher cash reward to reflect well on the objectives of the event in honouring the senior citizen.

All participants will receive a number bib and event tee in the race kit and all participants who completed the run will be given a finisher medal.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Media Release: New Vivid Colours and Functionality at H&M SPORT This Autumn



Functional pieces in vivid colours for the best style and fitness at H&M Sport this autumn. New technical fabrics with a cotton feel bring both performance and comfort, while vivid prints that look as good on the street as in the gym. Oversized T-shirts worn with sports leggings is the perfect versatile outfit for a personalised training programme, with the full H&M Sport autumn collection available from late July in selected stores worldwide, as well as online at hm.com.



WOMEN
Loose and body-fit tanks in pops of pink or blurred black and white graphic print, fitness tights in bold zig-zag stripes or in all-over print with shape-defining waist and batik print running tights with reflective patches, all come in quick dry function fabric as the seasons change.



Bodymind bra tops and tights come in comforting melange fabrics with soft colour blocking, while the warming layers for outdoor activities are topped by a hybrid hoodie with a padded front and melange sleeves.



"Autumn at H&M Sport is about fresh motivation and a return to the city streets after the summer break. I love how the training look of oversized T worn with tights is both functional and fashionable too,” says Petra Smeds, H&M Sport women’s designer.



MEN
Training gets new attitude with quick dry T-shirts and performance tights in black, grey and blue melanges or nature-inspired all-over prints. Long-sleeved training tops are quick-drying and breathable, while new technical training shorts have a cotton-like feel for comfort. Seamless and featherlight running T-shirts, a zip-up jacket and a gilet, all equipped with technical layers for when the weather worsens.



The influence for outdoor activities is both urban and futuristic, with skin-tight base-layers that has panels like an action hero, along with looser cargo pants with multiple pockets. Hooded shell jackets and beanies complete the look in black and grey.

"There's urban energy at H&M Sport this autumn, with pieces to help make a serious commitment to a training regime. Functionality and comfort are everything, along with great style,” says Petter Klusell, H&M Sport men’s designer

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Media Release: SAUCONY Delivers ‘WHOA’ Experience with All-New ISO-SERIES™ for 2015



Whoa. That one word expresses the unprecedented sensation that runners experience when they step into the all-new Saucony HYPERLINK "http://blog.saucony.com/product-corner/iso-series-triumph/" ISO-Series collection of performance footwear.

Launching Spring 2015, the ISO-Series, consisting of the re-engineered Triumph and Hurricane and the all-new Zealot, showcases two of the brand’s latest innovations: ISOFIT and PWRGRID+.

The ISOFIT dynamic fit system adapts to the runner’s foot in action, allowing the shoe to move in perfect harmony with the foot. Combined with a PWRGRID+ platform for enhanced cushioning, the ISO-Series is the latest demonstration of Saucony’s relentless commitment to elevating the running experience through performance innovation.

A global, multichannel marketing campaign called Whoa will debut November 1st at the New York City Marathon in support of the ISO-Series product launch.

“Our design philosophy has always been to look at the dynamics of the runner’s entire stride, not just the moment of impact,” said Pat O'Malley, senior vice president of global product for Saucony. “Runners continue to tell us that fit is the most important criteria in their choice of a running shoe. But there’s fit and then there’s fit in motion. ISOFIT provides a sustained dynamic fit−a truly personal connection between the runner and their shoe−no matter foot shape, stride mechanics or ground surface. The ISO-Series’fine-tuned approach is engineered to make you want to run, fully enjoying the experience like never before.”

ISOFIT™

According to the Running USA 2013 National Runner Survey, 92% of respondents surveyed selected “fit” as the most important criteria when purchasing running shoes. Saucony designers engineered an ultra-soft, inner fit-sleeve crafted out of stretchable air mesh that morphs to the foot for a sock-like feel. A floating support cage sits like a saddle over the fit-sleeve, cradling the midfoot and adapting to the foot’s size, shape and movement, allowing the shoe to respond to the individual runner’s gait throughout the run.

PWRGRID+™

The PWRGRID+ platform is engineered with PowerGrid™, a Powerfoam material that is integrated with Saucony’s GRID™ technology, creating a system that effectively centers the foot, absorbs impact and distributes pressure. The PWRGRID+ platform’s increased stack heights deliver over 20% more cushioning and 15% more resiliency than PowerGrid construction alone. The result is the most cushioned running experience the brand has ever created.

The ISO-Series


Triumph (for her) available in twilight/oxygen/citron; (for him) in blue/citron/viziorange

Triumph

Weighing in at just 10.3 oz., the Triumph, with ISOFIT and PWRGRID, is the brand’s super-plush neutral trainer. The open toe box of the 8mm-offset Triumph further enhances the shoe’s sock-like feel. The shoe’s SRC™ (Super Rebound Compound) Impact Zone provides durable shock absorption at impact while a lightweight Support Frame™ locks the heel in place for a secure fit.




Hurricane (for him) available in grey/ citron/orange; blue/white/black

Hurricane

The Hurricane blends the benefits of a premium stability shoe with plush cushioning underfoot, the result of the PWRGRID+ platform. The ISOFIT saddle is engineered to provide additional stabilizing support. A seamless toe box in the 8mm-offset Hurricane provides plush comfort and the Support Frame secures the heel upon foot strike.


Zealot (for her) is available in oxygen/twilight/citron; navy/pink/lime


Zealot (for him) is available in viziorange/blue/citron; grey/blue/red

Zealot

The all-new Zealot rounds out the ISO-Series, offering runners ISOFIT and PWRGRID+ technologies in a lighter weight, lower-profile package. Two ounces lighter than the Triumph and built with a 4mm offset, runners will appreciate how light, fast and highly cushioned this shoe feels. Deep forefoot grooves provide an extremely flexible feel and an extended SRC (Super Rebound Compound) Impact Zone through the midfoot allows for a smoother transition. A seam-free toebox provides comfort and allows the toes to splay during the latter phase of the gait cycle.

Saucony ISO-Series: Triumph, Hurricane and Zealot are retailed at RM469 per pair. The collection is expected to be available NOW across selected Stadium, Studio R and Royal Sporting House outlet in Malaysia.

For more information, go to www.saucony.com / www.facebook.com/saucony.my

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Khairy Jamaluddin's Statement on the Standard Chartered KL Marathon - SCKLM 2015 is back to 4 October!



I’ve read all your tweets, Facebook messages and emails regarding the date change of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015. There are a few things I want to clear up.

The National Sports Day isn’t about achieving KPIs or hijacking events. There are noble intentions in what we were trying to do. We were trying to get as many Malaysians from different ethnicities, religions, age, location and walks of life out there as one to do as many sporting activities as possible on one day.

The power of sports to unite people can not be underestimated. When you’re running, cycling, lifting weights or playing football, they person next to you isn’t defined by what they look like, but rather what they’re able to achieve. Not in relation to you, but in relation to themselves. Sports has that power to show you what your limits are and then pushes you to exceed them.

Ten months ago, my ministry launched the Fit Malaysia initiative with this in mind. In that short time, we’ve seen great success in bringing people together. We’ve had tens of thousands of people who might ordinarily not exercise come out to join us in our fitness activities. We’ve had people who might ordinarily not mix around outside their ethnic boundaries come together as one. Everyone who’ve been at the events have been Malaysians.

The National Sports Day is the culmination of the Fit Malaysia movement -- one day in a year where everyone gets off the couch, comes out, and does something, not for fitness or sports, but for themselves. To join organised runs like the Standard Chartered KL Marathon or the Spartan Race, dance at the Score FitMob, play football or badminton, or just get out there to your local neighbourhood park with your loved ones and do something.

The National Sports Day is not a political event with a political agenda, like how Teachers Day or Cancer Awareness Month are not. It was to be our step towards becoming a sporting nation and to make sports and fitness part of a Malaysian culture, identity and lifestyle. We are a sports-loving nation but we are nowhere near being a sporting nation.

That was the idea behind changing the date of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon. It was a joint decision between the ministry, Standard Chartered, Dirigo Events and DBKL, and for that I thank them for their commitment and support to this national agenda. Not only them, but all the other organisers and partners who’ve pledged to pull their weight to come together on that one day.

It was not to “hijack” their event to artificially boost participation for the inaugural National Sports Day or to achieve my KPI. We were looking for several iconic events all around Malaysia and we realised that there is a hunger for running events, evident from the spots that have been quickly sold out in these events.

I have personally been reading a lot of your comments about the marathon and have held many discussions with the organisers and other stakeholders. We have jointly come to the conclusion that the Standard Chartered KL Marathon will be reverted back to October 4, considering the many issues that have been raised.

On behalf of the ministry, Standard Chartered, Dirigo and DBKL, I apologise for the inconvenience caused by the earlier change in date and I hope that you all will still come forward to support the National Sports Day.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/Khairykj

Giveaway: "To The Fore" Premiere Screening Passes




A sports-romance movie by Dante Lam that focuses on the friendships and love lives of four friends. All four are avid cyclists and they have entered a cycling competition; their toughest yet which will test their friendship.

Release date: 6 Aug 2015
Director: Dante Lam
Language: Mandarin
Casts: Eddie Peng (彭於晏), Chinese-Canadian actor Shawn Dou, (竇驍), Korean actor Choi Siwon (崔始源), and mainland Chinese actress Wang Luodan (王珞丹).
Genre: Sport

Trailer


In-conjunction with the release of Sport Movie ‘To The Fore’, the generous people at RAM Entertainment is giving 10 lucky readers of this blog two tickets each to attend "TO THE FORE" Premiere Screening.

Screening details

To The Fore Premiere Screening

Date: 4 Aug 2015 (Tuesday)

Venue: GSC Pavilion KL

Time: 9.00pm



Here's how you can win. Answer this simple question

Who is the director of TO THE FORE?

The 10 readers will win a pair of tickets each. Send your entry via email to runwitme@gmail.com with the subject "TO THE FORE" not later than 2 August. Winner will be contacted via email. Do include your FULL NAME, IC Number and Phone number.

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