Fitness Zone’s All Women Club completes 28-day challenge

20 Sep

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|      James Kon      |

THIRTY members of Fitness Zone’s All Women Club, who had taken part in a 28-day challenge to test their limits and take their fitness to the next level, learnt the importance of strength and functional training in helping them to build a more balanced fitness regime.

The four-week fitness activity comprised posture and breathing in the first week, technique and flexibility in the second week, isolation versus compound in the third, and circuit training and HIIT (with outdoor activities) in the fourth.

One of its participants was Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Hajah Ameenah Bushral Bulqiah binti Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz.

The challenge concluded yesterday with a certificate presentation ceremony officiated by the Managing Director of Fitness Zone, Wu Chun.

In an interview, he said, “It is important for ladies to learn about strength and functional training besides cardio training.

“There is a perception that strength training will build a bulky body for ladies, but this is not true because male and female hormones are different.”

The advantage of having strength training, according to Wu Chun, is that the body will be slow to gain weight when one stops going to the gym for two or three weeks.

Wu Chun in a group picture with participants of the four-week challenge. – PHOTOS: JAMES KON

Wu Chun in a group picture with participants of the four-week challenge. – PHOTOS: JAMES KON

“We aim to do more of these activities in the future… Not only to create programmes for women and promote strength training in women, but also to create a community that celebrates women,” he added.

The winner of the challenge was Mandy Lui, followed by Liew Chiew Fah and Ng Yuen Leng in second and third place respectively.

Full-time housewife Mandy Lui lost a good amount of body fat in just four weeks, and she received her certificate and wellness goods yesterday as well as a one-month membership.

The criteria for the challenge were 30 per cent score on attendance, 35 per cent on body fat loss and the other 35 per cent on muscle gain.

In an interview, the first place winner expressed, “I was quite surprised that I won because all the participants were really working hard in the challenge.”

She also revealed that the first week was really tough, as she was not used to the new training.

 

Source: Borneo Bulletin

Fitness Zone Kiulap turns 9

30 Aug

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FITNESS Zone celebrated its ninth year anniversary of the opening of its Kiulap branch yesterday by holding a host of fun activities for the public.

The line-up includes fitness awareness programmes as well as Les Mills and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) classes.

Various sponsors also set up booths to showcase their merchandise at the event, including BMW, BrewCoffee Department, Sweetcuts Asia and Redbull with groovy music by duo DJ’s Kueymo and Sushiboy providing a positive vibe to the event.

During the event, the health club awarded two of their most loyal members, husband and wife Dato Talib Berudin and Datin Norzainah Hj Md Salleh, with loyalty awards. Their son Zurairi accepted the awards on their behalf from Fitness Zone Managing Director Wu Chun.

The two have been members of the health club since 2004 and frequent the gym regularly.

In a press release from the centre, Dato Talib said that he and his wife believe that exercise is the best medicine for keeping physically fit and healthy. He added that the health club provides everyone with facilities that they can choose from, which are suited to their needs and abilities.

Meanwhile, Wu Chun extended his appreciation on behalf of the health club to all its sponsors, partners, the public and media who have shown their support throughout the years, ever since the clubs establishment.

He added that it will continue to tirelessly improve people’s lives through fitness.

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Source: The Brunei Times

Award for loyal Fitness Zone duo

30 Aug

|     Fizah HAB     |

IN MARKING its 9th anniversary, Fitness Zone yesterday presented awards to two of its most loyal members during a celebration held at its Kiulap branch.

Fitness Zone Managing Director Wu Chun presented the husband and wife duo – Dato Talib Berudin and Datin Norzainah binti Haji Mohd Salleh with their awards.

A Fitness Zone member since 2006, Dato Talib Berudin told the Bulletin, “We believe that exercise is the best medicine to keep you physically fit and healthy. The health club provides facilities that cater to each individual’s needs and abilities.”

The celebration also included healthy lifestyle showcase, fitness awareness programmes and booth exhibitions by sponsors such as BMW, Brewcoffee Department, Sweetcuts Asia and Redbull. Wu Chun said, “On behalf of Fitness Zone, we would like to extend appreciation to all our sponsors, partners, people, media, and groups who showed support not only with this event celebration, but all throughout the years.”

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Wuchun presenting the most loyal membes award to representative of Dato Talib Berudin and Datin Norzainah Hj Mohd Salleh

Fitness Zone sponsors charity run for CHMS alumni

30 Aug

|     Fizah HAB     |

FITNESS Zone has stepped up as the official sponsor for the Chung Hwa Middle School (CHMS) Alumni Association Charity Run on September 25, at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.

Yesterday, a handover of the official T-shirts and posters for the charity run took place at Fitness Zone in Kiulap, which was attended by Wu Chun, the Managing Director of Fitness Zone and a former student of CHMS.

Also present was CHMS Alumni Association Chairman Tan Guan Song.

In a press release, Wu Chun said that he was proud to be part of the alumni run, since it gave the opportunity for former students of CHMS to get together for a good cause, in promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Carrying the slogan, ‘Run For Health, Run For Charity’, the event aims to promote healthy living as well as giving back to the community through charity.

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Wu chun together with members of the Chung Hwa Middle school alumni association during the handover ceremony

 

Source: Borneo Bulletin

Brunei’s Olympians receive Fitness Zone membership

25 Aug
Wu Chun, Managing Director of Fitness Zone presenting the Fitness Zone lifetime membership sponsorship to the Brunei’s Olympians. – JAMES KON

Wu Chun, Managing Director of Fitness Zone presenting the Fitness Zone lifetime membership sponsorship to the Brunei’s Olympians. – JAMES KON

|     James Kon     |

BRUNEI’S Rio 2016 Olympians Mohd Fakhri bin Ismail, Maizurah binti Abdul Rahim and Jasper Yu Woon Chai received a major boost after they received Fitness Zone lifetime membership sponsorship yesterday. The sponsorship was presented by Wu Chun, the Managing Director of Fitness Zone.

Jasper who is the first Brunei badminton player to compete in the Olympics acknowledged the importance of the sponsorship. “This (Fitness Zone) is a top notch facility to train. I feel that Wu Chun who is a former national basketball player understands the needs of athletes. We really appreciate and are thankful for the lifetime membership.”

After achieving his dream of competing in the Olympics, the 27-year-old Jaspar hopes to represent Brunei Darussalam in the next Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in Australia’s Gold Coast in 2017. “The Olympics are a life changing experience. My next target is the Commonwealth Games in 2017.”

During his time in Rio, Jaspar met several famous athletes, including tennis star Novak Djokovic. “I managed to catch Novak Djokovic after his training and he said to me ‘All the best and keep it up’. It was an unforgettable moment.”

Meanwhile, Mohd Fakhri is the first Bruneian to run twice in the Olympics – in the preliminary round and the heats. He recalled his moments of nervousness yet exhilaration on the track.

He said one of the highlights of his time in Rio was when he met with the world champion sprinter Usain Bolt.

The 25-year-old Mohd Fakhri pledged to continue to train hard with the aim of taking part in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia.

In his message, Wu Chun said, “We want to extend help in moulding our promising local athletes. With this token of appreciation, we hope it will make them feel appreciated and that they will continue to inspire all youth in Brunei who share the same passion and dreams.”

Fitness Zone Kiulap branch also announced that it is celebrating its 9th anniversary on August 28 with the Fete Dela Fitness that is open to the public.

Source: Borneo Bulletin

Fitness Zone chooses award-winning alkaline water dispenser

22 Aug

STARTING this month, Fitness Zone members can get to enjoy antioxidant-rich, alkaline drinking water, courtesy of DescGroup Enterprise, the sole distributor for AOX Natural in Brunei Darussalam.

AOX Natural was founded with the vision of helping many improve their health, and was the first drinking water company to receive the Asia-Pacific Super Health Brand award in 2012, said a press release.

The dispenser ionises drinking water through a generous infusion of hydrogen, oxygen and negatively charged ions.

This gives the water millions of powerful antioxidants, which are highly effective in preventing free radical damage.

Antioxidants work like Vitamin C, in strengthening the immunity system, promoting anti-ageing as well as the feeling of freshness and youth.

AOX mineralises water with health-sustaining minerals, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium and silica to promote healthy cells, bones, joints, organs and skin.

AOX also removes dust, sand, rust and other forms of sediments in the water.

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In the process, it removes harmful chemicals and cancer-causing substances such as chlorine, THM, pesticides and carcinogens.

It also eradicates odour from the water.

In a press statement, Wu Chun, the Managing Director of Fitness Zone, said, “I strongly feel there is a huge synergy between Fitness Zone and AOX, as we share the same vision, which is to provide a healthier lifestyle to our members.”

According to Sam, the Sales Manager of AOX Natural, drinking alkaline water helps to slow the aging process, boost metabolism and improve blood circulation.

“AOX also reduces water molecules to smaller water clusters, which means that your body is able to hydrate more effectively than by drinking ordinary water,” he said.

“Any protein drinks made with AOX become immediately more effective, simply because more of it is getting into your cells.”

Source: Borneo Bulletin

Fitness Zone turns 9

21 Aug

|     James Kon     |

Fitness Zone in Kiulap, the largest branch, marks its 9th anniversary today.

Setting its sight on creating a health-conscious society through proper exercise, Fitness Zone has grown over the years. To date, there are three branches including The All Women’s Club in Serusop, and another in China.

To celebrate the occasion, the fitness club is holding an open event dubbed ‘Fete de la Fitness’ Sunday Fitness Festival on August 28, which will showcase in house offered training from the club such as Les Mills programme.

According to a press statement from Fitness Zone Managing Director Wu Chun, who is also the owner of the club, “It has always been one of my visions to have a place for Bruneians to go and be fit and healthy, while having fun and achieving their best selves.

“Over the past years, Fitness Zone has strived to promote healthy lifestyle among Bruneians and it brings us pride to have contributed towards greatly impacting a fitness revolution in Brunei Darussalam.

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Wu Chun during the opening of Fitness Zone Kiulap in 2007. – JAMES KON

“We are eager to spread the message that ‘prevention is better than cure.’ Investing in your health and placing high priority on it is one of the best investments you could reward yourself with, which will reap long term.”

Recalling the idea of opening Fitness Zone in Kiulap, Wu Chun said “We started at The Mall for the first Fitness Zone branch. But my vision was to expand, so I said to myself, “Why not provide a bigger place to accommodate more Bruneians? That is when the Kiulap branch was built (back in 2007).”

At the August 28 event, the public can join fitness activities such as HIIT Trainings, NVP Fitness, Basketball Challenge by Shooting Stars Brunei. The 8am to 8pm event will also feature lively music by local DJs Kueymo and Sushiboy.