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The Singapore Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (SFBF) will be running the largest multi-strength sport event for the second year running.
Strength sports are on the rise globally and Singapore too, has seen a dramatic rise in the number of people getting involved in not only strength training for health and fitness purposes, but also competitively.
Alex Michael Betts, President of Singapore Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness. Photo: Derrick See/ SFBF
The SFBF, headed by Alex Michael Betts, aims to not only focus on the sport of bodybuilding, but also include a much wider variety of sporting events to witness and enjoy.
On 27 October, the SFBF will be hosting the Show of Strength which will incorporate four different strength sport championships amongst other activities and entertainment that will make this a day not to be missed. The sports included will be bodybuilding and fitness, strongman, arm-wrestling and crossfit, as well as a pole dancing display.
This event is like a miniature version of the famous Arnold Classic Sports Festival and has become a regular fixture in the local sporting calendar.
“We decided to go ahead and try running a mini Arnold Classic after the Arnold Classic Asia was abruptly cancelled back in 2017. We wanted to provide the athletes with an alternative option after all their months and years of preparation. I was also preparing for this event last year (the Arnold Classic) but of course could not take part in the event that I would then go on to organise,” said Alex Michael Betts, SFBF President.
The Show of Strength officials and athletes (from left: Roy Chua, Ahmad Taufiq, Sara May Garcia, Alex Michael Betts, Samuel Lim & Daniel Lino). Photo: Photo: Derrick See/ SFBF
The Show of Strength 2018 will see participation from about 300 athletes with a wide range of background and age groups from as young as a 17 year-old to the mid 50s. The championships will welcome the biggest, fittest, strongest and most conditioned athletes from all over Asia and beyond.
All athletes of the Show of Strength will be treated as VIP guests and will enjoy free flow of drinks and food at the Show of Strength After Party happening at the world’s highest alfresco bar, 1-Altitude, on 27 October, from 7.30pm till late. All show attendees will be given free entry and drink to celebrate and network with Asia’s fitness celebrities and fraternities.
“Our goal is to bring together and promote the fitness community in Singapore and beyond to learn from one another and create long lasting bonds and relationships,” said Nur Fauzi, SFBF Vice President.