FZ to hold Charity Aerobic Marathon for cancer-struck fitness instructor

22 Feb
Participants during Fitness Zone's Les Mills relaunch at the health club's Kiulap branch. Picture: BT/Ammirul Adnan

Participants during Fitness Zone’s Les Mills relaunch at the health club’s Kiulap branch. Picture: BT/Ammirul Adnan

Zatty Joanda

Friday, February 22, 2013
HER name is Lyza Colina Pacheco, fondly known as Lyza, and she was one of the pioneer members of the Fitness Instructor Team and was a Fitness Instructor at Fitness Zone for more than eight years. She also has cancer.

Fitness Zone will be holding a Charity Aerobics Marathon for Lyza who was a member and a driving force behind Fitness Zone’s team. Fitness Manager at Fitness Zone David Geo Sasis said to The Brunei Times that Lyza will undergo chemotherapy “in a few months time”.

Lyza was detected as breast cancer patient and now she is on the stage of recovery. However, she has an enlarging tumour in her brain she needs to have an operation as soon as possible.

“The doctors are preparing her for this event to happen. She has been advised to save and look for money accumulating P500,000 or $15,000 for the said treatment,” he added.

“We are conducting five different programmes on that event, starting up with Zumba, freestyle dance steps created for fun and enjoyment; Les Mills Programmes such as Body Attack, designed for athletic people and easy to follow movements that can burn 700 to 1,000 calories; Body Combat that unleashes the inner warrior in you, a combination of mixed martial arts from capioera, muay thai, taekwondo, karate and boxing; Body Jam and Sh’Bam, the latest dance sensation around the world that plays top billboard chart music with dance steps that challenges you,” said Sasis of the activities for the Charity Aerobic Marathon.

The event will be held at Fitness Zone in Kiulap on February 23 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. The three-hour event has no registration fee but there will be an open charity box where participants can put in their donations for Lyza.

“Fitness Zone has been known to Brunei as a club that works. We don’t only change lives of our clients but we have a commitment to serve the people of Brunei by doing charity works and Outreach Programmes. Our Managing Director Wu Chun has been committed to these kind of values that is to share something from what you have and making other people smile always brings him happiness,” added Sasis.

“It is just right for us as her co-instructors to give help as we consider her as one of our family members and like an older sister,” he said.

According to Sasis, Lyza had served as an inspiration to all her colleagues because of her passion in dancing. She inspired a lot of clients and she taught them well in this life changing experience. “As she said, ‘I only have one life and I still have a small daughter to share this passion’,” quoted Sasis.

Source: The Brunei Times

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