Singapore, 22 March 2015 – Shape magazine, Singapore’s only mind and body guide, hosted two high-energy activities over the weekend, drawing over 600 women participants.
Gleneagles Hospital & Shape Strength for Life Skipping Rope Charity Challenge
The weekend kicked off with the Gleneagles Hospital & Shape Strength for Life Skipping Rope Charity Challenge on Saturday, 21 March 2015 at Big Splash, East Coast Park. Co-organised by Shape and Gleneagles Hospital, the event was Singapore’s first all-women skipping rope charity challenge, which saw a turnout of over 250 women participants and a total of 109, 485 skips recorded.
For every five skips recorded during the event, Gleneagles Hospital committed S$1 from the Khazanah IHH Healthcare Fund to provide free cataract treatment for seniors under the care of Community Chest and its network of voluntary welfare organisations.
The top 100 contestants with the most number of skips recorded in five minutes each won a limited editor “GlenEgirl” Fitbit Flex activity tracker worth S$129. The Fitbit activity tracker keeps track of a person’s daily step count and Gleneagles Hospital has pledged to raise $0.01 for each step logged. Members of the public with Fitbit activity trackers are encouraged to log their daily step count with firstname.lastname@example.org through their Fitbit app to contribute to the cause.
With S$30,000 raised at Saturday’s event alone, organisers hope to raise S$180,000 by 30 April. Since the launch of the Charity Challenge, users have logged more than two million steps, which translate to over S$22,000. The total amount raised will be used to find as many as 40 cataract procedures at Gleneagles Hospital.
This event is a corporate social responsibility initiative under the ‘Life Renewed Project’, supported by the Khazanah IHH Healthcare Fund.
Shape Fitness Fiesta
On Sunday morning, over 350 women gathered at Big Splash, East Coast Park for the third instalment of the Shape Fitness Fiesta, where they participated in an exciting workout session.
Led by Amore Fitness, the workout comprised 30 minutes of Aero Lo (a basic low-impact aerobic workout), 30 minutes of Zumba (a high-energy dance workout to Latin and international beats), and 30 minutes of Stretch Fit (stretching exercises incorporating breathing techniques). Back for its third instalment, the Shape Fitness Fiesta was an exhilarating workout session which featured a combination of three different exercises.
Participants also enjoyed fringe activities such as games, a Miss Sunplay pageant, and a health talk by Dr Vivien Lim, a top endocrinologist from Gleneagles Hospital.
Diana Lee, General Manager, Fashion & Beauty, SPH Magazines, said: “As Singapore’s leading fitness lifestyle magazine, Shape is proud to offer unique opportunities for women to exercise, and do something good for themselves and others. We are thrilled to have co-organised our first charity skipping event and to witness a great turnout at the Shape Fitness Fiesta, and will continue to cater to the growing community of active Singaporeans."
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About Shape Singapore
Licensed from American Media Inc., Shape Singapore was launched in July 2004. It is the complete mind and body guide for women, with 15 editions worldwide and a readership of 27,000 (Nielsen Media Index 2014) in Singapore alone. It covers all aspects of living a well-balanced life, from the latest information on fitness, nutrition, exercise and health, to invaluable tips on living life to the fullest. This leading active lifestyle guide for women in Singapore motivates and inspires them to embrace a desirable lifestyle – shaping their looks and their lives. Shape also has an edition in Malaysia, which is published by an SPH Magazines subsidiary company.
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About SPH Magazines
A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited.
With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited and Blu Inc Media China, raise the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.
In addition, websites such as herworldPLUS.com, HardwareZone.com and Luxury-Insider.com have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print.
SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation.
With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam.
As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.
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