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All The Updates: U Bet I Will Season 1 Chefs

Chefs go head-to-head in a workout challenge

This summer, chefs will go head-to-head and compete in a four-week work out challenge at Style Fitness as part of a new reality show called U Bet I Will. They'll be training under the watchful eye of Mauricio Reyes.



This season will be documented in good ol’ reality show format—photos, videos and day-to-day coverage coming to you this June on City Weekend.
Keep an eye on this page for all the latest updates.

[ U Bet I Will ] Season 1: Chefs

Monday, June 12 - Briefing

Chefs meet at Style Fitness for a briefing of the program. Here's how it's going to go down:

U Bet I Will is a reality show that allows followers to support their champion chefs and to bet on their performance. There will be one chef who emerges at the top at the end of four weeks.

How Do Chefs Win?

The winner is the chef who collected the highest number of points at the end of the training according to the scoring system below:

- Commitment: 100 points per session attended
- Calories: 1 point per calorie lost
- Popularity: 5 points per like on social media (WeChat, Instagram, Facebook with the mention to @stylefitness)
- Teamwork: good team players during team workout will receive 100 points
- Charisma: Chefs will receive 50 points per bet received from followers (see below)

Bet On The Chefs!

Win Classes at Style Fitness AND Give To Charity

People are encouraged to support one champion by submitting "bets" through Style Fitness on WeChat. You can only choose ONE chef and place ONE bet.


If your chef wins, you'll get THREE classes at Style Fitness.
If your chef doesn't win, you get ONE class.
RMB10 will go to a charity organization selected by the chef.


Double your chances! If your chef wins, you'll get SIX classes at Style Fitness.
If your chef doesn't win, you still get TWO classes to try out.
RMB20 will go to a charity organization selected by the chef.

That's either RMB100 for 3 free classes, or RMB100 for 1 free class. Pretty good deal either way. Most cocktails/burgers cost way more than that in this town.

How To Submit Your Bet:

Scan this QR Code to support your chef (and basically pay up front for a workout class) and add a note with "UBIW" followed by the name of the chef.
Example: UBIW-Michael Wendling.

Thursday, June 15 - The Reveal

The full list of chefs have been revealed! A total of 16 chefs have willingly signed up and are ready to begin their four weeks of training. View the full list here.

Monday, June 19 - First Day of Training

The first training session begins. Mauricio lines them up for a high-intensity work out. Take no prisoners! 

Click here to watch a video from their first day of training.


Wednesday, June 21 - Second Day: Welcome Back

You thought the first day tough. You have no idea what's in store.



Style Fitness is founded by coach and style performance specialist Mauricio Reyes and Jasmine Shi. The gym offers Style Functional, MMA, Dance, Style Performance and Crossfit with CFL2 certified trainers.

U Bet I Will is a reality show co-produced by F&B marketing veteran Charles Belin. He previously managed marketing for restaurants under the VOL Group, including Mr & Mrs Bund, Ultraviolet and Bar Rouge before starting his own agency. Season One of UBIW features chefs with the next season already in the works.

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Rachel Gouk
Rachel Gouk is the dining editor and digital content manager at City Weekend Shanghai. She's a ball-buster, but manages to charm her way back into people's good graces. Likes food, cooking, photography and heavy metal.


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