12 Oct - 30 Oct 2020
What is the #OnlineGYMChallenge?
#OnlineGYMChallenge is a free 3-week online programme for seniors to continue keeping fit, staying healthy, and remain connected to a community, despite safe distancing measures during COVID-19.
Participants will receive WhatsApp messages (in both English and Chinese) from Empower Ageing every weekday from 12 Oct (Mon) to 30 Oct (Fri) with links to YouTube videos of 20 - 30 minutes long that cover the below content:
Follow-along exercises to stay fit
How to take care of ageing bodies
What to eat to stay healthy
How to use technology to keep relevant
How to bond with different generations
The YouTube videos will be hosted on Empower Ageing’s YouTube channel: https://tinyurl.com/GymTransformationOnline
How to participate in #OnlineGYMChallenge
2 simple steps:
Add Empower Ageing’s WhatsApp business account number to your phone’s contacts: +65 9632 0057
Send Empower Ageing a WhatsApp message with your name
Participants may join the #OnlineGYMChallenge at any time. Participants will be sent WhatsApp messages for the remainder of the programme, from the point when they join.
Contests and Prizes
From 30 Sept 2020 (Weds):
The first 100 seniors who add Empower Ageing’s number to their phone contacts, and send a message to Empower Ageing, will receive $5 each. Seniors will be notified via WhatsApp whether they have won, after they send the message to Empower Ageing.
From 9th Oct 2020 (Fri):
The first 100 seniors who reply Empower Ageing’s WhatsApp message with “Ageing well is possible!” will win $10 each. Seniors will be notified via WhatsApp whether they have won, after they send the message to Empower Ageing.
From 12 Oct 2020 (Mon):
The first 50 seniors who subscribe to Empower Ageing’s YouTube channel (https://tinyurl.com/GymTransformationOnline) will win $5 each. Seniors will be notified via WhatsApp whether they have won, within the week of subscribing to the YouTube Channel.
Empower Ageing will reference YouTube’s list of channel subscribers to determine the winners.
From 12 Oct 2020 (Mon):
There will be 1 unique code shown in each of the 15 videos throughout the duration of the programme. Top 30 seniors who message Empower Ageing the most number of accurate unique codes by 23:59 on 30 Oct 2020 (Fri), will win:
1st to 3rd: $200 each
4th to 6th: $150 each
7th to 10th: $100 each
11th to 20th: $50 each
21st to 30th: $20 each
Announcement of the 30 winners will be made during an online Grand Finale session which will take place over a YouTube live broadcast on 31 Oct (Sat), 5pm.
Winners will be contacted individually and asked if they prefer to receive their cash prize via digital transfer, or offline methods. Empower Ageing will award each winner’s prize according to their preferred method.
Every year, Empower Ageing holds a fun-filled day in October for seniors called “Go For Your Mountain” (GYM), where we climb up Mount Faber together as a way of celebrating the truth that ageing well is possible.
This year, even though we are not able to gather due to COVID-19, we still want to connect with seniors to build community while keeping fit.
#OnlineGYMChallenge allows us to do that and even more - while scaling Mount Faber is not possible for now, it is instead replaced with another figurative mountain for seniors to conquer - the challenge of going digital!