May 2nd 2014 By Yasmin Hingun
They say, “a couple that sweats together, stays together”, so grab that special someone and start training for Hong Kong Yachting’s Couples’ Fitness Challenge. This charity contest will allow the two of you to bond, get beach-ready, help alleviate poverty and compete for the chance to win a paradise getaway. If that’s not Hong Kong-style efficiency, we don’t know what is!
Taking place on Saturday May 17th (8:30am – 12pm) at Discovery Bay Beach, the challenge will start with a carb-burning 5km run, followed by a series of strength-based couple challenges (we can’t guarantee there won’t be burpees!). You and your partner will then need to plunge into the big blue and make your way to a hard-to-handle but hilarious inflatable assault course, before a final swim back to shore to the finish line.
You’ll be going go head-to-head with other Hong Kong power couples to compete for a glorious line up of prizes. First place winners will receive a three-day, two-night stay (with breakfast) at The Sarann Resort in Koh-Samui, an Ozzie Cozzie beach bag, Havaiana flip-flops, Otter Box iPhone case and other summery goodies. Second place winners will receive a two-day, one-night stay at Discovery Bay’s The Auberge, a Supplements HK package and more.
Think your relationship is ready for a challenge bigger than a Saturday at IKEA? Simply sign up, pay the HK$550 fee and download the sponsorship form to raise funds for the Crossroads Foundation. The organisation distributes resources (such as clothing or educational materials) and works to bring employment to poverty-stricken families in Hong Kong and abroad. Brangelian’s got nothing on you guys!