Archive | March, 2014

Motivational talk for Healthy Lifestyle Clinic programme participants

31 Mar
Wu Chun in a group photo with participants of the latest Healthy Lifestyle Clinic programme. – JAMES KON

Wu Chun in a group photo with participants of the latest Healthy Lifestyle Clinic programme. – JAMES KON

|     James Kon     |

IT WAS a turning point for Awang Mohd Noor Faizal bin Hj Mohd Osmena when he knew that he needed to change his lifestyle for good after doctors repeatedly told him about his dangerous high blood pressure condition.

Setting his priority right that is to lose weight and stay healthy through healthy lifestyle, the 29-year-old joined the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic programme under Health Promotion Centre in 2012 and came out 15 kilogrammes lighter and with a stabilised blood pressure condition. This also cured his asthma condition.

As a good example of a success story, Awang Mohd Noor Faizal bin Hj Mohd Osmena yesterday gave a motivational talk to the new batch of participants for the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic Programme where 42 individuals will start a life-changing path to live healthier.

Over the past years, Healthy Lifestyle Clinic programme with the collaboration of the Health Promotion Centre (HPC), Ministry of Health and Fitness Zone has been successful where 85 per cent of the participants managed to lose weight.

In an interview with the Bulletin, he recalled his decision to turn to the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic Programme under the Health Promotion Centre. “I was twice told by doctors that I had high blood pressure however I ignored the doctor’s advice. It wasn’t until the third time when the doctor told me that I had high blood pressure that I realised how serious it was.”

He continued, “One of my colleagues who joined the healthy lifestyle programme successfully lost weight, that is why I made the decision to join. I was 90kg when I joined in 2012 and now I am 75kg. I was also an asthma patient and used inhaler frequently. Now I only need to use an inhaler when I have an allergic attack. ”

Losing weight is not easy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is even harder. Awang Faizal’s high spirit of commitment and determination came through support from family and friends.

His routine is to exercise at least one hour for six days in a week.

He also has a regime of balanced diet that includes oats, wholemeal bread and yoghurt as well as ordinary meals. As a member of Fitness Zone, Awang Mohd Faizal also goes to the gym for fitness classes.

Wu Chun, the founder of Fitness Zone was also present at the event to give support to the participants.

He was impressed with Awang Mohd Noor Faizal’s achievement and hopes that other participants can emulate his success.

In this latest programme the number of participants was a bit smaller, the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic explained that the programme is being expanded to Sungai Liang Health Centre for the first time. This will begin on April 3. It was also revealed that Temburong will also have its own Healthy Lifestyle Clinic Programme soon.

Source: Borneo Bulletin

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A healthy lifestyle for all as Fitness Zone celebrates 11th anniversary

31 Mar
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam tours one of the Fitness Zone branches with Wu Chun (ABOVE), who also poses in a group photo with Fitness Zone members (BELOW). Fitness Zone celebrates its 11th anniversary

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam tours one of the Fitness Zone branches with Wu Chun (ABOVE), who also poses in a group photo with Fitness Zone members (BELOW). Fitness Zone celebrates its 11th anniversary

|    James Kon    |

FITNESS Zone recently celebrated its 11th anniversary and is easily considered one of the leading fitness centres in Brunei Darussalam, after achieving the milestone of recording more than 10,000 registered members.

Eleven years ago the founder of Fitness Zone, Wu Chun, faced a lot of initial skepticism when he put forward his idea of establishing a top-notch fitness centre

Wu Chun recalled and said during an interview with the Bulletin, “Many people said to me it will not work because Bruneians are not ready for such a huge range of fitness and gym facilities. Many said that I would be wasting money and time.

“For myself, if there is a passion to help people, it will work. From the beginning our vision was to change the life of our members to adopt a healthy lifestyle, which led to our slogan ‘changing life through fitness’.

In addition to promoting fitness in the gym, Wu Chun also stressed on the importance of instilling an active lifestyle in the younger generation.

Wu Chun promotes the 11th anniversary of Fitness Zone

Wu Chun promotes the 11th anniversary of Fitness Zone

 

A workout session in progress. Fitness Zone prides itself on bringing in a variety of foreign fitness regimes  -  PHOTOS: JAMES KON

A workout session in progress. Fitness Zone prides itself on bringing in a variety of foreign fitness regimes – PHOTOS: JAMES KON

Wu Chun attends a fitness convention

Wu Chun attends a fitness convention

He said, “We also go to schools to raise awareness on healthy and active lifestyles through clinics with students. Students don’t have to go to the gym to accomplish this, as long as they maintain an active lifestyle.

“My aspiration is that Brunei Darussalam will be a healthy nation. This will not only reduce the government’s medical expenses but also increase productivity,” he added.

He also pointed out that, “We want members to have fun while exercising and not to feel like they are suffering while exercising. This is the reason why Fitness Zone brought in a variety of foreign fitness programmes, which have become a success.”

Currently, an increasing number of corporate organisations in the country have also started to look to Fitness Zone in a bid to help their employees get fit and healthy. Local companies like DST and BIBD as well as others have signed up with Fitness Zone for corporate membership for their staff.

Commenting on this Wu Chun said, “Corporate membership is very popular overseas and now is picking up in the country.

“Starting this year, there have been many corporations approaching us to sign for corporate membership.”

Over the last 11 years, the fitness centre has been involved in numerous events such as tree planting, ‘No Plastic Bag Day’, beach and coastal clean-up campaigns, ‘Earth Hour’ as well as helping the underprivileged and raising funds for charity.

Wu Chun said, “At Fitness Zone, caring for the community is one of our core values. We also recognise that it is our duty to create a platform for our members to engage in more worthy causes. That is why we have been driven to work in partnership with local people and organisations to hold various events and campaigns aimed at enhancing public awareness of the importance of creating a sustainable environment for all.”

After 11 years of success, Wu Chun is looking to increase the capabilities and quality of its instructors, trainers and advisers for the benefit of Brunei’s citizens.

Meanwhile, Wu Chun disclosed that in the future, “Our Serusop branch will be expanding while there is also a possibility of opening a new branch in Kuala Belait. The Kiulap branch will see the introduction of functional training.”

 Source: Borneo Bulletin
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Fitness Zone launches Les Mills new moves this April!

30 Mar
Join us at the launch party this April

Join us at the launch party this April

New moves, new musics! Don’t miss the launch party happening at Ftness Zone this April!

*Approach our service staff for more information

Fitness Zone fetes 11 years with marathon

23 Mar

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Adib Noor
Bandar Seri Begawan
Thursday, March 20, 2014

FITNESS Zone yesterday celebrated its 11th birthday with a two-hour dance fitness marathon at its multipurpose hall of the Kiulap branch.

A total of 100 participants, comprising members of the club as well as the public, who had generously contributed a door entrance of $8 towards the health club’s charity box, took part in the marathon which included zumba, Les Mills SH’BAM and Les Mills BodyJam.

“With just a couple of months of preparation into tonight’s event, we have received an overwhelming number of participants. We also received major support from Nestle Fitness and M-image Hair and Beauty Salon in contribution to our prizes,” said Rachael Lee, fitness manager of Fitness Zone during the memorable event.

“Today we are celebrating Fitness Zone’s 11th anniversary. Although it has been tough, but seeing more and more Bruneians getting active and conscious with their health and fitness had made me even more aggressive towards my initial goal which is to inspire all Bruneians to the world of fitness,” said Wu Chun, the managing director of the health club.

Over the years Fitness Zone has made great collaborations with numerous health conscious companies, most notably the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Health to fight against obesity in the country. The health club also thanked its members for their continuous support in pursuing their health and fitness goals with them. In conjunction with Fitness Zone’s anniversary, the health club is offering members as well as the public amazing promotions. To find or more just drop by to any of the Fitness Zone branches in the sultanate or call 2233338.

For the latest news and happenings from Fitness Zone visit fitnesszone.com.bn or its official Facebook page.

Source: The Brunei Times

Fitness Zone celebrates 11th year anniversary

23 Mar
A dance performance during the event. – FADHIL YUNUS

A dance performance during the event. – FADHIL YUNUS

|     Fadhil Yunus     |

IN CONJUNCTION with Fitness Zone’s 11th year anniversary, the Born To Move lifestyle and fitness event was held at its main branch in Kiulap Wednesday.

Among the highlights of the event were a special performance by Roger and a ‘party class’ divided into two parts.

Dozens of gym members also took part in Zumba, Sh*bam and Body Jam sessions.

There were also hamper prizes as well as a special prize for the winner of ‘The Killer of the Dancefloor’.

 

Source: Borneo Bulletin

 

First Functional Training Zone in Town!

16 Mar
Get ready for the first Functional Training Zone in town!

Get ready for the first Functional Training Zone in town!

 

Our weight studio at Kiulap, Level 3, will be closed for renovation from 21 to 31 March.

Get ready for the first Functional Training Zone in town!

Basketball Clinic 2014

16 Mar
basketball Clinic for youngster this March!

Basketball Clinic for youngster this March!

Don’t miss the basketball clinic this March conducted by former PBL player Francis Barcellano.

Members and non-members are welcome to join us at a registration fee of $15 and $30 respectively.

*Please bring along your own basketball for the classes.