Over 250 people took part in Singapore’s first charity spinning event in Paragon on July 28. Here’s what happened.
On July 28, Paragon was abuzz with more than the usual crowd of weekend shoppers. Over 250 people turned up to participate in Singapore’s first charity spinning event – including passersby who signed up on the spot!
By donating $30, fitness lovers got to burn calories and sweat it out for the event’s adopted charity foundation, Make-A-Wish Singapore. They also received a goodie bag containing an Under Armour top (worth up to $39), a bottle of Polar natural mineral water, shopping vouchers for Moxie and Under Armour, a one-week trial pass to Fitness First gyms and three complimentary digital issues of Shape magazine.
From 10am to 8pm, Paragon’s atrium was turned into a spin studio for 10 good hours back-to-back spinning sessions, led by Fitness First’s energetic instructors, as well as Royce Lee, Left Profile Artiste who was the emcee for this inaugural event.
Each 60-minute session saw 29 riders pedalling hard to the upbeat music, elevating their heart rate from start to finish. The dynamic workout involved switching between seated cycling for low-resistance all-out sprints and standing up for high-resistance climbs that simulated cycling uphill. Suitable for those with knee problems, spinning is the ultimate low-impact cardio workout that sets your quads and glutes on fire. Knowing that this event was for a worthy cause spurred many to cycle even harder.
A total of $7,124 was raised and all proceeds were donated to Make-A-Wish Singapore, a foundation that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, such as end-stage renal failure and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Spin For A Good Cause was organised by Paragon and co-organised by Shape Singapore for our adopted charity partner, Make-A-Wish Singapore. A big thanks to our sponsors, Fitness First, Under Armour, Youc1000 and Polar Natural Mineral Water for making this event possible.