As the search continues for Shape Fit Girl 2019, finalists were put through the ultimate grit test for us to suss out the best.
While the rest of Funan mall slowly stirred to the arriving weekend crowd on July 6, 19 finalists of Shape Fit Girl 2019 were geared up and ready to sweat and shine their way through a series of challenges at TFX Funan.
On top of a gruelling seven-station fitness test designed by TFX fitness training manager Yusuf Kay, the girls were surprised with a three-minute active beauty makeup challenge with an array of Guardian beauty products.
Survival of the fittest
For good measure of their fitness ability, Yusuf selected exercises that would test their cardio, muscular endurance and muscular strength.
In pairs, the Shape Fit Girl finalists took turns to conquer each station, starting with a heart-pumping 500m row at the gym’s cardio section, followed by eight variations of planks that gave their core a serious burn.
Next on the list: chin-ups. Using the assisted chin up machine, finalists had to literally pull their own weight – 75 per cent of their bodyweight, that is – and complete as many reps as possible. The workout continued with one minute of box push-ups and one minute of explosive plyometric lunges to end the endurance segment.
With just two more stations to go, energy levels remained high as the girls cheered each other on in true #girlpower spirit as they pushed their limits, crushing squats and deadlifts with barbells above their bodyweight.
This fitness challenge proved to be no easy feat, but the girls showed admirable tenacity and great sportsmanship nonetheless.
The surprise active beauty makeup challenge
Using beauty products from Guardian, finalists had a snappy three minutes to come up with a look that represented active beauty and thirty seconds to present their picks and tell us what active beauty means to them – on camera.
While the Shape Fit Girl should possess the fit factor, she should also embody confidence, eloquence and charisma. Given the time limit, the girls truly wowed us with their spontaneity and ability to think on their feet.
Needless to say, choosing the top five Shape Fit Girl 2019 finalists and a winner from this group of amazing ladies is a true challenge in itself. Stay tuned.