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FitRebel Started A Running Club For People Who Don't Run -- And It Makes So Much Sense

We recently wrote about the official launch of Fit Rebel, an online fitness wear portal which offers high quality and fashionable fitness wear for women. This e-commerce site consists of a good amount of brands based on functionality, affordability and exclusivity, handpicked by the founder Nadia Hasbi, herself.

To raise awareness about fitness in the Klang Valley, Fit Rebel has participated in the active lifestyle revolution and started a running club called Fit Rebel Runs, a running club for people who don’t run to encourage them to become active and pick up running.

The inspiration behind this club was fueled by Nadia’s positive experience when she participated in other runs around KL and enjoyed every one of them. Before this, Nadia who wasn’t a runner herself, accidentally volunteered to participate in the Viper Challenge 2015 with a group of her friends.

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When she found out that it entailed a 20km run with 20 obstacles, she was intimidated at first, but resolved to take up the challenge. When the big day came, her team decided to take it easy, have fun and leave no man behind. “It took us six hours to complete the course. It was exhausting, we had pains and aches all over our bodies for the next few days but we look back at the experience with fond memories,” remarked Nadia, laughing.

Nadia Hasbi. (Image Credit: Fit Rebel)
Nadia Hasbi. (Image Credit: Fit Rebel)

The aim of Fit Rebel Runs is to rally a group of fun-loving people who want to make their typically lazy Sundays a bit more active. Nadia said “exercise can be fun and easy. While fitness enthusiast live by the ‘no pain, no gain’ catchphrase, not everyone will take to boot camps, marine-inspired workouts or intense body building routines. Sometimes, people just need a little motivation and some friends to get up and get moving, and this is what the Fit Rebel Runs are all about.”

How to participate in Fit Rebel Runs?

To participate in the club, the Fit Rebel Runners are required to meet at KLCC Park, in front of Dome Café by the fountain at morning 7:30 am sharp. Before starting the run there will be a quick warm up. The route is about 5km long and it takes half an hour to complete.

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Image Credit: Fit Rebel

There is no subscription or joining fee but you are required to pay RM 5 every time you run with them. This fee will eventually be invested back into every member. After completing 10 sessions with the Fit Rebel Runs, the club will sponsor your participation in a run.

Previous runs that the Fit Rebel Runners have participated in include the Malaysian Women’s Marathon and Bloodrunner 2015. The running team will decide together the distance or the level, and fret not, as the goal is to have fun and enjoy the experience in a non-competitive manner.

Besides members will also be given a 50% discount to shop at fitrebel.com.

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That being said, the Fit Rebel Runs will take  place every first and third Sunday of the month, in conjunction with KL Car Free Morning, an initiative supported by DBKL (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur) when major roads in downtown Kuala Lumpur are closed from morning 7 am until 9 am.

For more information, you can visit fitrebel.com.

 

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