JOIN US FOR A NEW FITNESS CHALLENGE IN OCTOBER: FUN RUN, OUTDOOR YOGA, AND SOCIAL DRINKS!
October 8 (THU) in person @ 6:30pm followed by drinks at Cafe8
3 options to participate:
1. Outdoor Yoga
2. 3.5km Run (Tamar Park <-> Convention Centre)
3. 7km Run (Tamar Park <-> Shek Tong Tsui)
Join us to de-stress and relax in this after work hours run or yoga around Central Harbourfront. Led by our team and volunteers at Women In Sports Empowered Hong Kong, you can choose to run in pods for either 3.5km or 6km, or simply a full session of stretch yoga. Coaches for this event include Emma Newman, and several WISE coaches and trainers.
After running or yoga, we can relax and re-energize at Cafe8 where drinks and light bites will be available at a nominal cost.
Women in Sports Empowered Hong Kong (WISE HK) champions sports for women and girls in Hong Kong. WISE educates and promotes why sports matter to women and girls, using sports as a tool for women's and girls' empowerment, and as the lens to accelerate and advance gender equity. Their signature events include Mothers and Daughters Sports Day as well as activities for teenage female students.
**All welcome! For those looking join for a drink but not take part in the fitness activities above, please meet at Cafe8 at the specified time for a networking only social. All fitness participants will rejoin after their relevant sessions to continue the conversation.**
Group 1: Running | Group 2: Yoga
6:30 PM Registration + Meet up at Café 8
7:10 PM Group Photo
7:15 PM Warm Up + Run/ Yoga + Challenges (optional) + Cool Down
8:15 PM Drinks at Café 8
Chargeable event at HK$150 proceeding to WiFA Charity partners (Empower U and Her FUND)
Tanya (also known as Pirate)is a British born artist who has been living in Hong Kong since 2007. Tanya lives on the sleepy island of Lamma with her cute & furry studio assistants Bubblegum and BatCat.
Tanya really enjoys seeking inspiration for her work, in self created challenges across the mountains of Hong Kong, particularly ones that involve hill reps, lots of hill reps! Her favourite pastime is travelling to new destinations to run and explore new places, meet new people, and eat all the foods. Her top trail destinations are Chiang Mai and Kayapa.
Johanna started practicing hot yoga in Florida in 2007, thanks to the influence of her professional golfer brother. After feeling instant benefits on her spine and joints during her first 90-min hot yoga class, she began to crave her next class and has never stopped since. Yoga has become her life balance.
In Autumn 2013, Johanna joined yoga teacher training in Los Angeles, and it soon became her vision to connect with more people in her community through yoga. She went on to teach, and opened the first hot yoga studio in the Beijing Olympic Centre in 2014. She is grateful to learn from world yoga champion Chaukei Ngai and master Yogesh Varun on applying yoga philosophies to daily life.
Johanna’s mission is to spread the healing power and joy of practicing yoga. She envisions a world without physical and mental pain. Johanna motivates students in class with positive energy and her experience dealing with struggles in her start-up journey. She challenges students to cultivate a mindful practice focusing on correct alignment and full body awareness. Seeing students trying their best with a smile is her biggest reward in teaching.
Johanna is an avid trail runner, social entrepreneur and wellness advocate. Yoga has changed her life, building the inner strength she never thought she could achieve. She encourages everyone to try a yoga class with an open heart and mind.
Cardeux has been sporty since a young child and these early involvements directed her career choices: where helping people and sport meet. She is a South African physiotherapist who has been working with international rugby, football and volleyball teams. Currently she works with clients of all backgrounds from amateur to professional athletes and from all walks of life at the Hong Kong Sports Clinic.
Her sports enthusiasm overflows into all aspects of her life. She has represented South Africa in Karate and Field Hockey. Says Cardeux, “Sport is my life and I will always be grateful for the opportunities that were presented to me at a young age. Sport has been a challenge, an outlet, a lifesaver, a natural anti-depressant, a love, a fight, a home, a passion and a way of life. It has made me mentally and physically strong. All I am looking to do is give other women and girls an opportunity to let sport benefit them, because it will.”
Cardeux also captains the premiere league Valley women’s hockey team and runs trail races. She is also involved in running coaching (Member of The Green Race HK). She loves trying out new sports as it is where she has met the most inspiring women through sports participation.
Business Development at Veridate Financial
Emma heads up Business Development for Veridate, a technology company helping financial services and professional services firms to transform their client onboarding processes and ongoing obligations procedures.
In her spare time, you will often find her running up a peak, eating delicious food, socialising/ playing for Valley Netball Club or co-organising fitness events through her WiFA networking committee.
Cindy's boxing stage name is 'Energizer Bunny' and that says it all! Cindy can fit many hours in a day, balancing life as a sponsored athlete, full-time banker, coach and PT, loving hands-on mum and easy-going wife! Cindy knows what it takes to train a variety of clients from the corporate world. Given her own experience as a finance professional who is still continuously educating herself most nights after her baby sleeps for future-proofing her career on courses such as Wharton's leadership course in digital disruption and Stanford's machine learning.
Growing up in Canada, Anik spent her childhood playing outside. She was snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. Her parents always encouraged her and her brother to be sporty. They believed in sports as a way for kids to build confidence and character. Later in life, through her travels and her many years working overseas, she stayed active by trying out a wide variety of sports such as rock climbing, surfing and scuba-diving.
When she moved to Hong Kong eight years ago, trail running became her thing. She had actually never heard of trail running until she witnessed people flying down the trails during her first exploratory hikes on the island. After a couple trial runs with friends, she was hooked. She now spends most of her weekends running, training or planning her next “runcation”.
Anik works in the Financial Services industry and has always been very vocal about using sports as an outlet and a way to manage stress. She co-leads her firm’s hiking group and is involved in the company’s Inclusion & Diversity initiatives.
Women in Sports Empowered HK (“WISE HK”) champions sports for women and girls in Hong Kong. We encourage our women and girls to participate in and stay playing sports by promoting the benefits of sports. We use sports to empower our women and girls to lead active, meaningful and self-fulfilled lives.