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.

Fete Dela Fitness

21 Aug

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You are invited to bring along your friends for Fitness Zone Kiulap 9th Anniversary.

Join us on 28 August, from 8am with your friends, we have prepared a day of excitement for you. Be sure to have fun!

Registration for the fitness workout is now available at our reception. Register soon to secure your slot.

Star cagers missing but team vow to be champs

23 Jul

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|     James Kon     |

DESPITE the lack of a permanent coach and some of the key players missing due to the ongoing basketball tournament, the Brunei men basketball team vowed to do their best at the upcoming 18th Borneo City Basketball Invitational Tournament in Labuan on July 22-24.

The national squad were given a morale boost after Fitness Zone and Bake Culture Brunei came together to sponsor the team jerseys and allow the athletes to train at the well-equipped gym of Fitness Zone.

Wu Chun, managing director of Fitness Zone and Bake Culture, handed over of the Brunei national men basketball team jerseys to Lim Ting Guan, president of Brunei Basketball Association yesterday.

Team manager Khoo Eng Choeng lamented the problems currently faced by the team, “We are missing some key players and the temporary coach of the team due to the ongoing tournament.

“However I can see that the team possess good fighting spirit. We will do our best to win the tournament.”

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The team comprise only 14 players, namely Han Ming Kwong, Khoo Chin Kai, Foo Gwen Tong, Samuel Jong, Po Yung Wee, Soon Kian Leong, Lim Liang Wei, Fang Bo Yuan, Yap Jenn Chyuan, Ching Wei Ming, Alvin See, Anton Lim poh keen, Lim Jin yee and Ahmad Termizi.

Wu Chun said, “We are really eager to support our locals especially those who are competing outside the country.

“Through this, we award them the complimentary privilege to use our well-equipped gym and at the same time, they are able to train with our certified coaches specialising in different fields.”

Meanwhile, Shelley Busque from Fitness Zone mentioned, “It is one of Wu Chun’s endeavours to promote basketball in Brunei and encourage the national team players to let them know that we truly appreciate their efforts and hard work.”

The team will take on host Labuan in the first match.

Tanita 28days Fierce Women Strength Challenge

19 Jul
28 days Fierce Women Strength Challenge

28 days Fierce Women Strength Challenge

Ladies, it’s your challenge!
Sign up now for our Tanita 28 days challenge and stand a chance to walk away with a 1-month membership extension + a Tanita weighing machine. Our instructors will be there to guide you along!

Registration is now available at Fitness Zone reception. Eligible for all Female members of Fitness Zone.

*Terms and Conditions apply.
Approach our receptionists for more information

 

Fitness Zone, SOBD mark World Autism Awareness Day

3 Apr
Some of the participants of the ‘Dance and Shine a Light on Autism’ event in a group photo. – JAMES KON

Some of the participants of the ‘Dance and Shine a Light on Autism’ event in a group photo. – JAMES KON

TO commemorate the World Autism Awareness Day 2016 that falls on April 2, more than 150 people from all walks of life participated in the ‘Dance and Shine a Light on Autism’ event, co-organised by Fitness Zone and Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam (SOBD) on Friday evening.

Some 20 athletes from SOBD and the Special Olympics Young Athletes team took part in the sweat-and-fun event accompanied by music. In a show of unity, parents and friends of the athletes also joined in the fun-filled fitness moves.

Matching to the theme of this year’s World Autism Awareness Day, ‘Light it up Blue’, members of Fitness Zone and the public were encouraged to turn up in blue-toned attire.

The theme aims to spread awareness of autism, celebrate and honour the unique talents and skills of people with autism and bring attention to the needs of people with autism.

Wu Chun, Managing Director of Fitness Zone, said, “Our team always see to it that we are able to pay attention and reach out to different communities here in Brunei. “

“People with disabilities have great undiscovered abilities, they just need an extended caring hand and that is what this event is all about – to show that we support them and they are not alone shining their lights.”

Ramon Rapi, Customer Care Manager of Fitness Zone and Volunteer Head Coach of SOBD Adaptive Fitness Team commented, “This is one of the most meaningful events I’ve been part of.

“Everyone has shared the same love for music and exercise, which does not discriminate disabilities and limitations.”

The health club expressed gratitude to Kingston Beverage & Creamery Sdn Bhd, La Vi Da and Shooting Stars Brunei Basketball for their support to the event.

She Runs 2016 gets global glitterati endorsement

3 Apr
Wu Chun holding She Runs 2016 poster with the various international stars for the ‘Beat the Champions’ reality TV show that took place in Shanghai, China. – Zhe Jiang TV station

Wu Chun holding She Runs 2016 poster with the various international stars for the ‘Beat the Champions’ reality TV show that took place in Shanghai, China. – Zhe Jiang TV station

|     James Kon     |

THE second edition of the all-women charity fun run, She Runs 2016, organised by Fitness Zone, continues to receive international acclaim with famed stars Ella, Blackie and Nichkhun of Korean boy band 2PM becoming the latest glitterati to endorse the event.

The celebrities expressed their support for the charity run during the recent ‘Beat the Champions’ reality TV show in China, said Wu Chun, the Brunei-born international super star, who is also the Managing Director of Fitness Zone.

“One of the best things in life is to get the support from your friends when you needed it most. She Runs is a very meaningful event and when I shared this project with my celebrity friends, they were upbeat and wanted to be part of it.”

Wu Chun was invited to Shanghai to join the final episode of the reality show alongside Ella, Blackie, Nichkhun and NBA superstar guest, Tracy McGrady.

“I am so happy that She Runs is receiving such a positive response from the public after last year’s success and our team is full of passion to make the event more meaningful and fun this year for all the participants and our proud sponsors,” Wu Chun said.

On the opportunity to play basketball with Tracy Mcgrady, Wu Chun said he has a special feeling for basketball.

“Basketball has already been an important part of my life. Many parents don’t realise the importance of getting their children involve in sports. Sports help children develop physical skills, get healthy, be a team player, learn to play fair, and improve self-esteem.

“I had the chance to work with the NBA superstar, Tracy McGrady in the TV reality show.

“His success is all about hard work which is why his story is full of inspirations and he is a great role model for his fans.

“It’s also one of my dreams to inspire our children to live an active lifestyle and I hope all parents will start becoming a good role model for their children.

“It’s not easy, but we know it’s worth our time and effort.”

Set to take place on May 15, 2016, She Runs this year aims to raise funds for two non-government organisations – the Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA) which supports children diagnosed with cancer and their families while they undergo treatment, and the Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam (SOBD).

Split into two categories of 3.7km and 5km, She Runs 2016 is limited to 1,500 participants.

Online registration at sheruns.com.bn has commenced on March 23 and will conclude on April 10.

BMW to drive She Runs as title sponsor

27 Mar
Wu Chun and Roger Fletcher after the signing ceremony. – PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

Wu Chun and Roger Fletcher after the signing ceremony. – PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

 

 

Roger Fletcher commented, “BMW is proud to be the title sponsor of the 2016 She Runs, a charity fun run for ladies organised by Fitness Zone Women’s Club.

“QAF Auto’s involvement in the charity run echoes the organisation’s dedication to support charitable organisations in Brunei, and for this event they are YASKA and SOBD and all the proceeds of the event will go to them. We hope that we could do it more often,” he added.

Meanwhile, both YASKA and SOBD have expressed their gratitude for choosing them as the recipients of the money raised in the event.

“We are grateful and it makes us feel that we are not alone in the fight against cancer,” said Tsara’ Nawwarah.

Haji Mahrub added, “We are so grateful that SOBD has been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of this year’s event. With this assistance, SOBD will be able to organise events for the special athletes and enable them to compete at regional Special Olympics championships.”

Split into two categories of 3.7km and 5km, She Runs is limited to 1,500 participants. Online registration at sheruns.com.bn has commenced on March 23 and will conclude on April 10.

 

Source: Borneo Bulletin

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