Archive | January, 2013

Fitness Zone celebrates re-launch of Les Mills Programme

29 Jan

Fitness Zone Health Club is celebrating its first quarter re-launch of the Les Mills Programme.

A total of 1,500 members turned up for the 4-day group exercise celebration. Fitness Zone featured the eight different exercise programmes that pioneered them in Brunei’s Fitness Industry and the public voted them as the No1 Health Club in the country, according to a press release.

Fitness Zone Managing Director, Wu Chun (L) striking a pose. PHOTO COURTESY OF FITNESS ZONE

Fitness Zone Managing Director, Wu Chun (L) striking a pose. PHOTO COURTESY OF FITNESS ZONE

The Les Mills Programme is installed in 80 countries with 20,000 clubs, 180,000 instructors across the globe and 15 million participants attending the class per day. This event is a one week celebration aimed to not only enhance skills of their regular members but to educate potential members of Fitness Zone.

On January 26, 2013, the club had their closing ceremony with 350 participants attending the Body Combat Programme conducted by their special guest instructor from Les Mills Southeast Asia Pacific named Peekae and he performed along with the Fitness Zone certified instructors Amy Lai and Bob who are the first few Bruneians certified under this Body Combat Programme of Les Mills. This re-launch programme is being done every quarter of the year presenting new moves and new music to its followers and fans of this life-changing experience programmes offered by Fitness Zone.

Other Les Mills programme presented are Body Attack, Body Jam, Body Balance, RPM, Body Pump, Sh’Bam and CXWORX.

Fitness Zone Managing Director, Wu Chun promised its members that this will be a good start and good year for everybody because the club services will be expanded this coming March.

For more information, the public can log on to http://www.fitnesszone.com.bn/ or call 2233338.

Fitness Zone launches iPad app

28 Jan
 Fitness Zone launches iPad app

MeSixty Chief Executive Officer Keeran Janin (R), guest of honour Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman (2nd R), Fitness Zone MD Wu Chun (2nd L) and Goh Kim Tian (L) holding up the iPad with the Fitness Zone app. Picture: BT/Ubai Masli

Zatty Joanda
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Saturday, January 26, 2013

FITNESS Zone, Brunei’s number one health club, officially launched its own app yesterday after recently launching its 2013 Les Mills fitness programmes. The launching was held at Fitness Zone’s Kiulap branch along with the launching of the Les Mills RPM.Fitness Zone’s iPad app is a partnership between the gym operator and mobile app developer MeSixty. The free Fitness Zone app includes an opening video that features Brunei’s own international star and Managing Director of Fitness Zone Wu Chun. Inside the app, users will find all the information they would need about the club’s programmes, classes, facilities, news and schedules, and health tips.

Wu Chun said, “As technology is becoming more sophisticated, the health and fitness industry are also responding to the increasing popularity of technological innovations. This allows for a truly flexible and enjoyable learning experience for Fitness Zone, not only to inform and connect with our members but to (also) educate and motivate them with just a few clicks on their iPads.”

MeSixty Art Director and lead designer of the app Nadia Yahya said, “When designing the app, we wanted to capture the look of Fitness Zone while still making the app easy to use.”

The app includes photos, videos and detailed information about the classes and facilities as well as updated class schedules and Fitness Zone’s blog.

Present at the launch as the guest of honour was Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman. Also present at the event were Managing Director and owner of Fitness Zone Wu Chun, MeSixty Chief Executive Officer Keeran Janin, invited guests, members of the media and members of the gym.

The Fitness Zone app is free and available download in the iTunes app store for the iPad and the iPad Mini. In addition to the launching of the app, Fitness Zone is also giving away free two-week membership and a Fitness Zone shoe bag to the first 30 customers who download the app. To claim these prizes, all customers have to do is present the app on their iPad to any Fitness Zone health clubs in Brunei.

Source: The Brunei Times

Fitness Zone goes high-tech with new app

27 Jan

FITNESS Zone has once again stepped up efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle but this time, through chasing the speed of ‘sharing’ via their new iPad app, which was launched yesterday by the fitness centre and MeSixty, a local mobile app developer, at their Kiulap branch.

The guest of honour was the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman.

The Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman, Wu Chun and Keeran Janin posing with the newly launched FZ app. – DANIAL NORJIDI

The Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman, Wu Chun and Keeran Janin posing with the newly launched FZ app. – DANIAL NORJIDI

The app, built by MeSixty, was created to showcase Fitness Zone’s focus on high quality and their design-first approach to app development.

The free application includes an opening video featuring Brunei’s very own international star Wu Chun, and is the first video filmed and produced completely by MeSixty and the first directed by Chun, exclusively for the app.

“Since 2003, Fitness Zone (FZ) has always kept up with the pace in terms of the latest and most popular fitness programmes or state-of-the-art equipment available around the world. But today, we are making a difference by sharing healthy and life-changing information anytime, anywhere with the FZ app,” Wu Chun shared.

The FZ app offers users with information they could possibly need with regards to Fitness Zone programmes, classes, facilities, news, schedules and health tips, all of which is neatly packaged in an app inspired by the look and feel of the upcoming newly renovated Fitness Zone health club.

Wu Chun added, “As technology is becoming more sophisticated, the health and fitness industry is also responding to the increasing popularity of technological innovations.”

This, he said, allows what is truly a “flexible and enjoyable” learning experience for Fitness Zone, not only to inform and connect with their members but to also educate and motivate them with just a few taps on their iPad.

Nadia Yahya, the Art Director for MeSixty and lead designer of the FZ app was quoted as saying, “When designing the app, we wanted to capture the look of Fitness Zone while making it easy to use.”

The app includes photos, videos and detailed information about classes and facilities as well as regularly updated class schedules and the Fitness Zone blog. It also allows users to read real testimonials written by other members describing their various experiences.

Wu Chun said, “We are so glad to work with the best mobile app developer in our country, MeSixty especially the man behind the company who invented numerous inspiring ideas for the FZ app, Keeran Janin.”

The event was held in conjunction with the recent launch of the brand new Les Mills fitness programme. Those who wish to obtain the free app can do so by downloading it from the iTunes app store for the iPad Retina and iPad Mini.

Fitness Zone is also giving away free two weeks membership and a FZ shoe bag to the first 30 customers who download the app on their iPad and present it at any one of their health clubs.

Wu Chun at Fitness Zone releases App

26 Jan
Wu Chun at Fitness Zone release its iPad Application

Wu Chun at Fitness Zone release its iPad Application

Brunei’s health club, Fitness Zone, commissioned application developers, MeSixty Sdn Bhd, for the creation of its iPad application.
The app makes Fitness Zone the first gym in Brunei to have an online application which Managing Director, Wu Chun, said that it will provide a boost to the health and fitness industry.
A launch event was held at Fitness Zone Kiulap, where Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman, deputy minister of Culture, Youth and Sports officiated the event.
MeSixty Sdn Bhd is a Bruneian company, involved in the development of the Brunei Tourism Board’s well-received iPad app.

Source: Brunei Times

Combat fats with world class Les Mills facilitator PK

25 Jan
Les Mills relaunch-Jan 2013

Les Mills relaunch session attended by young and old at Fitness Zone Kiulap. (Left) Peekae or PK from Thailand who will be facilitating a Body Combat class at Fitness Zone Kiulap. Pictures: BT/Ammirul Adnan and Courtesy of Fitness Zone

Ammirul Adnan
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
BRUNEI will be witnessing a world class Les Mills facilitator in action this Saturday at Fitness Zone Kiulap’s Multi-Purpose Hall.A Thai-born Body Combat programme coach for Les Mills Asia Pacific, Peekae or PK has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry around his belt.

With expertise and experience in teaching the programme around Southeast Asia, he has been a massive inspiration to thousands. He continues to travel the globe as a fitness coach, presenter and consultant, igniting others with his passion and knowledge.

PK’s driving force stems from the desire to empower people around him to take control of their life and achieve more than they ever dreamed possible. Hence, his motto is “Keep It Real and Stay With The Fight.”

Whether you’re looking for a push to get in shape or a fitness buff, all are welcome to join the open class on January 26 at 5.30pm to experience fitness lifestyle at another level.So drop by Fitness Zone Kiulap’s Multi-Purpose Hall this Saturday and experience an expert facilitator work his magic.

In addition to the masterclass, Fitness Zone will also be launching its very own Apple iPad application today and anyone bringing their iPads to the launch to download the app will get a chance to win a shoe bag or a week’s access into the number one fitness centre in the Sultanate.

Source: The Brunei Times

Fitness Zone relaunches Les Mills programmes

24 Jan
Les Mills fitness programme participants moving to the 2013 music during the relaunch at Fitness Zone Kiulap.

Les Mills fitness programme participants moving to the 2013 music during the relaunch at Fitness Zone Kiulap. Picture: BT/Ammirul Adnan

Ammirul Adnan
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

FITNESS Zone, the number one health club in Brunei, paved its way into the first quarter of 2013 by relaunching its Les Mills fitness programmes.

The 2013 programmes have lined up new moves and new music to challenge even the fittest members. But they will also give a new feel and motivation that will drive its members to perform at their peak.

Fitness Zone is considered one of the first in Brunei’s fitness industry to bring in the Les Mills fitness programmes and it is one of the driving force behind the popularisation of the modern group exercise experience.

According to Wu Chun who kickstarted the relaunch week on January 22, said: “Les Mills programmes have given rise to the latest trend. It is like having a personal trainer but you are working out with a group of people that gives each other the extra push.”

Eight of the Les Mills programmes will be showcased such as Body Attack an athletic based exercise that will challenge your stamina; Body Combat, a mixed martial arts based exercise that will unleash the inner warrior in you; Body Jam, a disco dance feel which is full of fun and emotions; Body Pump, a powerful and challenging exercise; CXWORX, a core training exercise programme; SHBAM, the latest dance sensation; Body Balance, a programme which concentrates on the mind as well as the body; and RPM, the 45 minute indoor cycling workout which can burn 850 to 1,000 calories.

All of these exercise programmes are designed for both beginners and advanced students as instructors have different movement options to suit various ability levels.

Martial Arts exercise enthusiasts should also take note of January 26. Les Mills master trainer, Peekae from Thailand will be coming over to Fitness Zone.

An expert and an inspiration to countless people around the world, he is determined to teach everybody his very own mixed martial arts exercise.

He will be showcasing his expertise at a Body Combat session on Saturday at 5.15pm in Fitness Zone, Kiulap.

Wu Chun stated, “A new year, a new you. Fitness Zone hopes to encourage and inspire Bruneians to experience the very best of what a healthy lifestyle can bring to you and your loved ones which is why we are doing an open house for everyone to drop by and give it a go.”

The exercise programmes on January 25, and 26 which commence at 5.15pm and end at 8.30pm are open for everyone so bring your friends and family to Fitness Zone Kiulap and try out the life changing experience from Les Mills.

Fitness Zone is also giving away prizes for lucky participants who are joining the Les Mills classes during the relaunch week.

At the same time, membership promotions will also be given away so grab this opportunity to transform into the new you by making your way to Fitness Zone Kiulap.

For further enquiries, call 2233338 or visit www.fitnesszone.com.bn or www.facebook.com/FitnessZoneBrunei to find out more about the number one health club.

Source: The Brunei Times

Hunt for treasure brings life, laughter to Bandar Seri Begawan

21 Jan
Participants raring to go at the starting point of the treasure hunt challenge. Pictures: BT/Md Asdeny Yakub

Participants raring to go at the starting point of the treasure hunt challenge. Pictures: BT/Md Asdeny Yakub

Eleena Teoh

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Bandar Seri Begawan Treasure Hunt Challenge II saw 91 teams flock to the capital city yesterday to compete for the top three spots in four categories.

The activity, organised by Sakam Enterprise, Fitness Zone, the Municipal Department and the Youth and Sports Department was held in the capital city to strive towards the Municipal Department’s goal of making Bandar Seri Begawan a livelier place.

Starting at the Taman Haji Sir Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien, the teams comprising three to five members each, also consisted of two veteran teams who competed in the female category.

This year, the hunt had four categories; the public all male category, the public all female category, the mixed category and the corporate category. In a previous challenge held in December 2011, the hunt only had two categories the mixed and the corporate category.

The top three teams for the all male category were PHJ Family, Sons of Guns, and Gazillion Gazelles.

For the all female category, the top three teams were Pirates of i46, The Hunter, and Lobos.

The top three teams in the mixed category were Running A, HMFC and Youth City.

Meanwhile, the corporate category was won by TAIB A, TAIB C and Pro Terra Nova.

Based on the highest scores, the overall champion among the winners of all the categories went to TAIB A.

Speaking to The Brunei Times, the head secretariat of the event, Nona Elis, said that it is “a continuous effort to support the Municipal Department in bringing in more people to the capital”.

“This is the second time we are holding the treasure hunt and the response this year has been overwhelming. In the first treasure hunt, only 18 teams signed up.”

However, she said that the reason why the previous turn out was much lower to this year’s was because it was held in December, when most people were away on holiday.

“That is why we decided that January would be a better time to hold it this time around.”

Three teams started off every five minutes and each were given a time frame of 2.5 hours to complete the treasure hunt.

There were four maps placed in the middle of the field in which the teams had to go to first to get hints and pointers before searching for their next tasks.

“We also spoke to a number of shops in the capital city to get them to participate. Some of the clues led to some of the shops around (the area).”

The teams had to go through 25 checkpoints with one even being in the water village where they had to take a boat to search for the checkpoint.

Nona said, “the secret is to know how to make full use of the shortcuts here. If the teams just stick to the main roads in the capital city, it will take up a lot of time”.

In an interview with one of the participants, Rahwani Farahan Zahari, 18, from the team, “The Rockettes” said that this had been the first time she had taken part in a treasure hunt and she had enjoyed herself going around the city, looking for the checkpoints.

Rozienah Aliuddin, 27, from team “Wild Bunch” said that it was also her first time joining in a treasure hunt and she had heard about the challenge through Fitness Zone.

This, she said, was a great effort to bring the people in Brunei together by getting them to participate in a fun activity.

“It was also really good to have tried something different to the normal aerobics and marathons.”

The chairmen of the treasure hunt were Fitness Zone’s Co-founder, Wu Chun, and the Director of Sakam Enterprise, Md Volinushky Hj Momin.

The guest of honour at the activity was Chairman of the Municipal Department Pg Hj Abd Rahman Pg Seri Indera Pg Hj Ismail.

Source: The Brunei Times