The Pet Project Malaysia 201210 Jan 2012
The Pet Project Malaysia at the British International School of Kuala Lumpur was a tremendous success with a good turn out and participants who eagerly joined in the “get active” fun with trainers.
Created by performing artist and coach and group fitness presenter, Sabrina Saw, the event was a 12-hour marathon of dance, fitness and sports to raise awareness for animal welfare. “Everyone had commented on how well it all went, especially considering it was our first year,” said Sabrina.
From 11am to 11pm on Jan 7, children and adults joined in the classes presented by some of the best global presenters from Hong Kong, Australia, Brazil, Norway, USA, UK, South Africa, Singapore and Malaysia.
The programmes included yoga and core, cardio dance, hip hop, salsa slam, jazz the funk, Hi-lo, Sh’bam and BodyJam, freestyle dancing, football clinic and more. Animal NGO booths on the top floor of the school brought their pets and sold merchandise to raise funds.
Despite facing some challenges in the organising of the event, Sabrina made the event come together very well. “Having a close network of people on your team and keeping your loved ones near is crucial.
There have been quite a few hiccups along the way but I think you just always have to anticipate last-minute changes and have back-up plans ready. You will never get a perfect event, but if you’ve got trustworthy people on your side, things have a way of working out,” she said.
Already plans for the following installment are underway. “As the organiser of the event, I have quite a bit of aftermath to deal with so I am in a bit of unfamiliar territory as usually I get a few days to myself to just vege out and recuperate. We are already planning TPPM2013 as most of our sponsors and partners have already been secured.”
Sabrina promises an even bigger and better event next year – a two-day fitness convention with all the same names of 2012 and more. “Even more students and more amazing special guests as well and all for animal welfare in Malaysia! We are that much stronger after our experience this year to put on even a better show next year. I have so much thanks to give to everyone involved.”