Fitness challenge unfolds May 18

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THE Philippines’ first sports recovery center Peak Form by physician Edgar Michael Eufemio will hold Fitness Challenge on May 18, at the Atrium of Fisher Mall in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.

Peak Form uses Fitness Quotient or FQTest to gauge a person’s overall fitness level.

“We all know about the IQ or Intelligence Quotient test. There is also the EQ or Emotional Quotient, which tests a child’s ability to delay gratification. Just like an IQ test, we were looking for a way to objectively measure one’s fitness level. We wanted a test that measures all aspects of fitness, not just strength, speed and endurance. More importantly, we wanted it to be personalized to one’s physical dimensions. This has never been done before,” said Gar, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy.

In the Fitness Challenge, the participants will go through several training stations among them vertical rope pull, box jump, suspension cable push up, balance board, horizontal rope pull, gang plank, sand bag throw, cone run, sit up shot and ball up, ball down. Celebrities as well as elite and professional athletes will participate in the event.


Strength and explosiveness, speed and agility, coordination, balance and flexibility, endurance and recovery as well as mental strategy will be tested and gauged using the ten different stations.

“The participant with the highest total score is crowned the fittest athlete, similar to being the valedictorian. The top marks per station and    component will also be noted, like being best in Math or English,” said Gar.

Registration for the event is ongoing at all Chris Sports outlets located in Fisher Mall, SM North EDSA main SM Annex, SM Megamall, Glorietta and SM Mall of Asia.

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