Members of Parliament steps it up in Garmin MP Step Challenge
Garmin Malaysia – AECO Technologies (M) Sdn. Bhd., awarded prizes at the prize giving ceremony for the Garmin MP Step Challenge which has recently concluded on last Friday, 2nd October 2015.
The minister of Youth & Sports, YB Khairy Jamaluddin was present during the prize giving ceremony to hand the prizes to the winning Members of Parliaments (MP).
The Garmin MP Step Challenge is one of the initiatives done by Garmin Malaysia in support of Hari Sukan Negara which falls on 10th October 2015. Garmin Malaysia believes MPs who are the leaders for their respective constituents can set a good example by staying active and adapting a healthy lifestyle even with their busy schedule.
A total of 46 MPs from both government and opposition parties took part in the Garmin MP Step Challenge where they utilized the fitness tracker, Garmin Vivofit 2 to keep track of their daily activities from 11th September – 2nd October 2015.
This step challenge has proven that the MPs are able to set aside their political differences when it comes to sports related events as well as contributing to a healthier Malaysia.
Garmin MP Step Challenge
The Garmin MP Step Challenge was opened to both government and opposition members of parliament with the aim of getting Malaysians to stay fit. The challenge was held from 11th September – 02nd October 2015.
As leaders of each constituents, MPs can be the role model in living a healthy lifestyle by staying active. The participating MPs were given each a fitness tracker, Garmin Vivofit 2 which was used to keep track of their daily steps, calories burn and distance walked.
A dedicated website was set up where the public can constantly ‘monitor’ the progress of their MPs. The public provided motivation by constantly reminding their respective MPs to keep moving.
At the end of the campaign, the top three MPs who achieved the highest average daily steps was rewarded with RM10,000.00 (Sponsored by Garmin Malaysia), RM7,500 & RM5,000 (Sponsored by Ministry of Youth & Sports) respectively to promote sports for his/her constituent in conjunction with National Sports Day on 10th October 2015.
List of winning MPs:
Team Olympic (Below 45 years old)
1st Place: YB Ong Kian Ming, achieved a total average of 18,401 steps per day
2nd Place: YB Lim Lip Eng, achieved a total average of 16,456 steps per day
3rd Place: YB Teo Nie Ching, achieved a total average of 16,022 steps per day
Team Universe (Above 45 years old)
1st Place: YB Shaharuddin Ismail, achieved a total average of 35,416 steps per day
2nd Place: YB Ko Chung Sen, achieved a total average of 26,427 steps per day
3rd Place: YB Sim Tong Him, achieved a total average of 25,386 steps per day
Team Ladies (Overall)
1st Place: YB Teo Nie Ching, achieved a total average of 16,022 steps per day
2nd Place: YB Mas Ermieyati Samsudin, achieved a total average of 13,953 steps per day
3rd Place: YB Noraini Ahmad, achieved a total average of 12,898 steps per day