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Global Athletes and Celebrities took the Test of Will Challenge

Posted by on 29. March 2017
AJ Matthews, Mark Streigl, Gretchen Ho and JC De Vera

AJ Matthews, Mark Streigl, Gretchen Ho and JC De Vera

The Philippines got their chance to have a Test of Will last March 25-26, 2017 at the Glorietta Activity Center.  Global Athletes like Fil-Am Bellator fighter AJ Matthews, MMA fighter Mark Streigl, TV Host Gretchen Ho, Actor JC De Vera, 3-Time Jiu-jitsu champion Meggie Ochoa among others also took part in the event.

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MMA fighter Mark Streigl doing the Drills at the Test of Will

MMA fighter Mark Streigl doing the Drills at the Test of Will event

Now on its second year, Under Armour’s Test of Will was designed to be “the most advanced urban fitness challenge.” Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City played host to the Philippine leg of the Test of Will last March 25 & 26.   It offers athletes the chance to compete in a simple 4-minute circuit consisting of Burpees, One Arm Thruster, TRX Rows and Sandbag Throw.

Each competitor was scored based on the maximum number of repetitions they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring man and woman of the national Heats from each respective country will be sent to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 6, 2017, to face-off with other representatives from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei.  This year’s overall champion of the regional finals will walk away with S$2,500 cash prize, or around Php 88,000.00, winners will also get free head-to-toe gear and special discounts.

Bellator Fighter AJ Matthews also joined the event.

Bellator Fighter AJ Matthews also joined the event.

 Some of the athletes and celebrities who joined the event on UA Test of Will’s first were Filipino-American Bellator fighter AJ Matthews, Alliance Gym’s top coach George Castro, UAAP football player Kali Huff, volleyball player and TV Host Gretchen Ho, actor JC de Vera, MMA fighter Mark Streigl, fitness expert Elle Adda and three-time world Jiu-jitsu champion Meggie Ochoa.  Participants witnessed MMA fighters AJ Matthews and Mark Striegl slug it out in the 4-minute challenge ‘Test of Will’.  Striegl won over Matthews 119 to 101 in terms of total repetitions.

The side-events also included arm wrestling challenge and a fitness session with Elle Adda.

Elle Ada also held a fitness talk.

Elle Ada also held a fitness talk.

For more information regarding ‘Test of Will’ and other events, you may visit www.tripleready.com/events.  Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter for updates as well as Facebook at www.facebook.com/underarmoursea

7 Responses to Global Athletes and Celebrities took the Test of Will Challenge

  1. Bhushavali

    Its good that celebrities like tv hosts and actors took up the Test of Will challenge! It helps in gearing up loads of general public interested in fitness!

  2. Wahidin Wong

    The MMA fighters are there as well? This Test of Will Challenge should attract many people.

  3. rochkirstin

    Whoa. 60 seconds may be a short time usually but it can be a slow and long duration for those who will join the test of strength and endurance.

  4. Jason Panuelos

    Another awesome event by Under Armour! It’s really nice that they take icons from different sports to inspire as many people as possible 😀

  5. Fred Hawson

    This should be an interesting event to watch. Athletes always play to win so they will take these challenges seriously. Great to see Gretchen Ho there as well.

  6. Elizabeth O

    I’m impressed when fitness celebrities show up to support an event and demonstrate their level of fitness… all good to me!

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