The programme which airs on TV2 each Saturday at 10am will follow two teams as they embark on an epic 10-week journey which will challenge their resolve and no doubt test their limits.
Each week each roopu faces a physical, mental and spiritual challenge set by their 2KAHA trainer with the winning team receiving a weekly prize. The group that finishes with the largest collective weight lost wins the grand prize.
The teams, 2Kotahi and 2Hiringa, each consist of 20 members. 2Kotahi is lead by Te Waiariki Purea Youth Development Coordinator, Maylene Meroiti (Ngāti Whakaue) and 2Hiringa is being led by Rhodesia Fit trainer, Kahira-Rata Olley (Ngāti Rongomai, Ngāti Pikiao).
Bobby Howard, a 2Kotahi team member and Whānau Ora Paearahi (Navigator) at Te Waiariki Purea explains that 2KAHA for her in terms of Whānau Ora is about rising to the challenge, saying "for me, it's about stepping up to the challenge and having courage to conquer the obstacles that are part of the journey."
Her involvement in the programme has become an inspiration to the whānau she works with, helping them to consider overcoming their own challenges. "Whānau that I work with have seen me in this challenge and have been encouraged to conquer some of their own barriers", explains Bobby.
The journey has also lead to Bobby actively involving herself in her own Whānau Ora plan of sorts. The first step was allowing herself to dream, the next step was making a plan to help her reach those goals. The TV series was the catalyst, the thing that pushed her into action and gave her the space to get involved while being surrounded by friends, family and expert trainers.
"My mahi is about helping others to move out of their comfort zone and achieve their dreams, being part of 2KAHA has allowed me to do the same for myself," exclaims Bobby softly.
2KAHA screens every Saturday on TV2 at 10am.