Whatever It Takes: #TestOfWill2017 Regional Finals

It was all grit and glory at the Under Armour TEST OF WILL 2017 finals as 12 athletes across six nations competed at the regional urban fitness championship.

Last weekend (6th May 2017), the grand finale of Test of Will 2017, the ultimate urban fitness challenge organised by sportswear label Under Armour concluded with winners Michael Mogard of Brunei (Men’s Category) and Jemima Djatmiko of Indonesia (Women’s Category) snagging the championship title, walking away with a total of MYR8,000 each in cash prize.

Under Armour Test of Will 2017 Male and Female Champions – Jemima Djatmiko and Michael Mogard.

Held at Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the grand final had 12 national representatives across six nations competing for the title of Champions of Test of Will 2017. These contestants emerged from a pool of close to 2,000 participants for the opportunity to represent their country to compete in a series of training challenges that emphasize on power, strength, agility, endurance and stamina.

The actual fitness challenges include 8 rounds of will testing challenges from Vertical Leap, Bodyweight Bench Press, Burpess Over Box, Airdyno Bike, Battle Rope Double Slams, Over Hurdies, Military Tire Drill, Ladder Drill on Hands, Suicide Sprint, Slam Ball Over Shoulder,  Strick Pull-up, Metric Mile, Car Pull, Goblet Squats, Kettle Ball Swings, and Sand Bag Lunge Walk.

Test of Will Grand Finale 2017 Top 2 Finalist – (L-R) Nina Juna (Brunei) and Jemima Djatmiko (Indonesia).
Test of Will Grand Finale 2017 Top 2 Best Male Finalists – (L-R) Michael Mogard (Brunei) and Ben Lakoff (Thailand).
“Members of our gym back in Brunei kept me going when I faced tough challenges.” – Michael Mogard, fitness coach.
“I have been training on strong men’s workout for the past two months and was quite surprised about the functional challenges that turns out to be what I’ve been preparing for.” – Jemima Djatmiko, fitness coach, athlete and business owner.

Special performances by Suhaili Micheline (dance) and Atilia Haron (singer) jazzed up the event, not forgetting fitness enthusiasts across the region including Under Armour Brand Ambassadors from Brunei and Thailand.

Test of Will 2017 Top 12 Regional Finalists.
Under Armour Test of Will 2017 Regional Best Athlete Medal.

Mr. Michael Binger, CEO of Triple Pte Ltd, exclusive distributor of Under Armour in Southeast Asia added, “We were audience to a group of determined individuals who placed the human strength and willpower to test by overcoming all barriers and displaying exemplary sportsmanship by cheering on one another despite the fierce competition. This is what Under Armour is all about – we train hard, we break barriers, we will.”

Official sponsors for the event include Subaru, Sanctband, Again Faster, Yogood, Optimum Nutrition, Streamcast, Celebrity Fitness, Lab Series, and Royal Brunei Airlines.

For more information, visit http://testofwill.com/

Ian Ng

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