Our fitness levels and treasure hunt skills were put to the test at Paragon, where Team Shape and Shape Fit Girl finalists took on a fitness challenge to win an attractive Sports Cluster Kit. Find out how you can win those items, without having to sweat it out like this.
While the rest of Orchard Road took its time kickstart their Thursday morning, nine Shape Fit Girl finalists from this year’s and last year’s competition joined Team Shape at Paragon for a fitness challenge like no other.
They were split into two #fitspirational teams of four members – Team Blue (Gillian, Tiffany, Shermaine and Shape writer Yi Wen) and Team Pink (Sara, Ranjini, Jia Lin and Karen). Dressed in their respective team colours, they headed up to the cluster of sports shops in Paragon located at levels 3 and 4, where the mystery challenge would take place.
The mystery fitness challenge revealed
The 20-minute challenge comprised four stops: World of Sports, Under Armour, Rip Curl and The Planet Traveller. At each station, a representative from the shop would reveal to the team the task to complete before one team member would be allowed to enter the shop to search for a particular item.
It was all about teamwork, precision and speed. Everyone had a role to play and the team with a faster timing would win bonus Paragon shopping vouchers. Team Pink went first – after winning a rock-paper-scissors game, followed by Team Blue.
In true Amazing Race fashion, each team enthusiastically sped off at the start of the timer, and the heat was on from the very beginning.
1st stop: World of Sports
The first stop was World of Sports, where the entire team had to do 20 alternating jump lunges per leg in unison, before they were shown a picture of the Mizuno Backpack (worth $59) to find and grab.
2nd stop: Under Armour
The second stop was a few shops away at Under Armour. There, the first two team members were challenged to do 30 jumping jacks to collect a pair of Women’s UA Breathelux Printed Leggings (worth $159), while the remaining two had the unimaginable task of doing 50 reps of high knees before hunting for the matching Women’s UA Breathelux Perforated Mid Printed Sports Bra (worth $79).
3rd stop: Rip Curl
Then the teams ran down at super speed to Rip Curl, at level 3 – their third stop. There, the first pair of team members were to do 50 reps of forward and backward quick feet before sending one person into the shop to look for a Glassy Day Tee (worth $45). The other two team members were then challenged to jump 20 reps of lateral bounds to find the Search Vibes Trucker Cap (worth $45).
4th stop: The Planet Traveller
The fourth and final stop, The Planet Traveller on the same level, had the first two team members powering through 30 reps of jump squats before running in to find an Arctic Squeeze MNS Insulated Water Bottle (worth $21.90), while the next pair did 10 reps of lateral shuffles with two hops per leg to find the last two items in the huge travel and lifestyle store: an O2 Deluxe Necklace Portable Fan (worth $12.90) and a Sea to Summit Towel Size S (worth $25.90).
And the winner is…
Despite speeding their way through each exercise, each team met with their own obstacles along the way. For Team Pink, it was finding the right trucker cap amongst Rip Curl’s wide variety, while Team Blue had trouble with hunting down the Glassy Day Tee – there were so many cotton white tees on the rack!
After breathlessly making their way back to the starting point after the strength and cardio workout, the winners were revealed. Team Pink claimed victory with a timing of 11 minutes and 53 seconds, while Team Blue finished in exactly 15 minutes.
Still, everyone walked away with an awesome Paragon Sports Cluster Kit, which included every item they hunted for during the challenge, plus $20 Paragon shopping vouchers. For winning the challenge, each member from Team Pink was awarded bonus $50 Paragon shopping vouchers.
“The hardest part of the fitness challenge wasn’t the exercises. It was searching for the items,” said Ranjini, the leader of Team Pink.
“It was a good and fun workout nonetheless. We’re all sweaty and panting from jumping and running around,” said Tiffany from Team Blue.
You can win a Sports Cluster Kit from Paragon too
Clockwise from left:
- Rip Curl Search Vibes Trucker Cap (worth $45)
- Sea to Summit Towel Size S (worth $25.90)
- O2 Deluxe Necklace Portable Fan (worth $12.90)
- Under Armour Women’s UA Breathelux Perforated Mid Printed Sports Bra (worth $79)
- Rip Curl Glassy Day Tee (worth $45)
- Under Armour Women’s UA Breathelux Printed Leggings (worth $159)
- Mizuno Backpack (worth $59)
- Arctic Squeeze MNS Insulated Water Bottle (worth $21.90)
To win this Sports Cluster Kit worth more than $400, all you need to do is spend $100 and above at any Sports & Lifestyle store in Paragon, to earn a lucky draw chance.
Five lucky winners will be picked every month from now to December 2018.