Concerned by increasing instances of obesity in Botswana, top radio station Yarona FM is once again bringing the annual Fat Boy challenge to Batswana. Yarona FM will, from September 12th until November, engage Energym’s Chyna and Bicky of Chyna’s Kata-Bo fame to take this year’s recruits on a rigorous fat burning and weight loss regime. Proceeds from this year’s challenge will go to charity.
Apart from raising money for charity, the Yarona FM Fat Boy Challenge is aimed at encouraging healthy living amongst Batswana to reduce instances of hypertension, sugar diabetes and heart disease. This will be the Fat Boy challenge’s fourth instalment, and over the years the event has grown to become a key player in Botswana’s fitness calendar. The last three editions have grown to attract enormous participation and pledges from Batswana, also raising over P10┬á000 each year.
Yarona FM Marketing Executive Lebogang Maruapula said in an interview that the challenge continues to receive positive feedback from the public. “We have had numerous calls from members of the public who are interested in joining. For this edition, already two of our listeners who have been afforded a unique opportunity to join in the Challenge to get fit and lose weight for charity.
This year Yarona FM has brought on local celebrities such as T.H.A.B.O, Mapetla, Apollo Diablo, Zeus and Lady of Soul, as well as players from the corporate world such as Thabo Majola of Horizon Ogilvy, Dumi Lopang of Yarona Media Holdings, Bokete Mokgosi of BIFM, Mothusi Lesolle of BF Lifestyle and Kungo Lentswe of BEDIA. From the Yarona FM team, the representatives of this year’s Fat Boy Challenge are; Mimi-The Fabulous, Scar, Dollar-Mac, Uyapo Khupe, Tiego Obuseng and Owen Rampha. Last year President Ian Khama was also featured in the challenge after he joined the team of local celebrities for an obstacles challenge at Sir Seretse Khama barracks.