On May 31, 2017, Yarona FM radio station announced the return of its annual healthy lifestyle activity known as “The Fat Boy Challenge” which was launched in 2007 and aimed at giving back to the community.
The challenge is said to be a three-month fat loss programme where participants are taken through a rigorous weight loss exercise routine as set by instructors from Jack’s Gym and Ultimate Fitness, as the participants are also expected to share their experiences with listeners as a way of educating the audience about the importance of taking care of one’s health.
This time around, the organisers mention that the “Fat Boy Challenge” will have a total of 30 participants who have been put in six teams of five where all participants will weigh in on June 3, 2017 with the training set to commence on 5th June 5, 2017 and end 31, August 2017.
This year, the challenge brings a few changes and some of these new changes include the inclusion of corporate teams from companies such as Collins Newman and Co, Horizon Ogilvy, Botswana Life, Pain Clinic as well as Yarona FM.
“Challenge support, guidance and weight loss tips will be on hand throughout the three-month period of the challenge from a pool of exceptional trainers and fitness experts who will provide the tools and education to translate healthy thoughts into action which participants can take home and make permanent lifestyle changes. The participants can look forward to a fun, energetic, inspiring experience and team camaraderie with humour,” said Yarona FM Station Manager, Kelly Ramputswa.
Yarona FM Director said even though there have a challenge as “The Fat Boy Challenge” has to be held annually but now happens after two years, he gets overjoyed whenever the time of this fitness approaches as he looks forward to learn more from all the fitness expects who will be taking part.
One of the instructor’s from Ultimate Fitness Gym, Chyna Mokaila said that they approached Yarona FM since 2008 as it is the station’s idea; they want to help them turn it into an incredible event, as they brought all the fundamentals of gym so that participants can carry on beyond the three months that they will be with them. Participants should make what they will learn from the sessions a lifestyle as it is not just entertainment, Mokaila continued.
According to Yarona FM the first installment of “The Fat Boy Challenge was run in a “pledge to lose” set-up where pledges were made per kilogramme lost by participants with monies collected after the challenge donated to underprivileged communities. The challenge in addition shifted the focus in making it a lifestyle event in making people understand the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.”