Archive | June, 2014

World Cup Special

25 Jun


Get ready to win the Official FIFA World Cup Merchandise! Simple sign up or renew your membership before 5 July 2014, and you stand a chance to walk away with them. Don’t miss it!

Stay Fit While You Sit!

22 Jun

by Shelley Busque

You wake up in the morning, getting that sluggish feeling, you go in the shower, hop in your car, take a little sip of coffee and Voila! You’re on your working area!

When it comes to exercising, we may not admit it, but “procrastination” might be the safest word to be used than laziness. The overwhelming amount of numbers you carry with you everyday; weekly budgets, the countless meetings, appointments and presentations you dealt and STILL have to deal with soon enough. Surely, time is but the problem for most of us. Our busy daily lifestyles might not meet an extensive workout this way, but you can get enough exercise that missing a day or two of a more strenuous activity won’t make a difference.

So I came up with these 8 helpful short fitness tips briefly gathered to help you and your body to keep moving to avoid that sluggish, sore and stiffness feeling before your day ends!

Never. Ever. Skip Meals!
(Eating smaller, more frequent meals)
C.M.A, my General Manager, taught me this. Never deprive yourself from the “fad dieting techniques”. You can eat anything you want actually! Just think of having small portions because going too long without eating makes your blood sugar plummet! And it does leave you with the raging and overpowering appetite that manipulates your intentions to eat well. Depriving from eating properly makes you feel sluggish and lazy around about late afternoon that’s why we do tend to back log some of the tasks that should be done at the moment. (And that could upset your boss!)

Your toes, your knees
Every chance you get, say like when your thinking and brainstorming, instead of slouching, lift your toes while keeping your heels firmly on the ground. While you can also do this exercise standing, it works very well while seated. Also, while sitting in your chair, try lifting your right foot a few inches off of the floor. Keep your knee bent at a 90 degree angle and hold the position as long as you are comfortable. (I’m sure your boss will support you on this)

Walk the talk!
Taking the stairs/Walk your way around
If you need a harder workout, try taking them two at a time — you’ll get a chance to stretch your legs more than you would otherwise. This can be applied when say you’re about to pick up your food to a store nearby, instead of using your car, walk your way there! Aside from saving your gasoline and burning calories, you’ll never know what surprises you may encounter on your way!

You have two hands. The left and the right.
Stand up and take a couple of jabs at the air! Wave it like you just don’t care! While you can pump both of your arms over your head for 30 seconds as well! You could also add a bit of shoulder raises. Raise your shoulder to your ear, hold and then relax. Repeat, alternating shoulders. (But while doing this, don’t forget to meet the tasks in front of you)

I believe you could fly
Flap your wings! Stretch both of your arms up and back, as far as you can. Bring them forward until they meet and stretch your arms out in front of you. Repeat. At least thrice.

The Chubby Tummy
The abdominal stretch. Big word! Try sitting on the edge of your chair(make sure it’s stable enough to handle your body weight. I mean, I’m just saying) and stretch your arms out in front of you. While keeping your back straight, contract your abdominal muscles. Relax and repeat. It’s advisable to do it for two minutes.

Break a neck!
This has been derived from the famous advise we give before a show is about to start,”Break a leg”
While I didn’t mean for you to actually break your neck, you can actually release  tension by neck
rotations. Drop your chin and roll your neck. Raise your chin up and bend your neck to each side. At least thirty seconds. But when say for example tension is raging and that complicated co worker is causing you to release Hulk in you, Do it for one minute while thinking if that person is worth driving you insane!

Because I work in a health club, I can say that I am a fan of sweating out and I am loving exercising these days. One thing that delights me is that I have a very fun to be with team. Whenever we start our meetings everyday, laughing is a part of our daily routines. Releasing tensions before the actual tension arises. Starting your day right with a proper mindset, a positive attitude and approach to things and surrounding yourself with good people go well together with staying active physically. It’s proven and tested. With approved therapeutic claims.

Exercising could be really really fun. Stress is present around you. Sweat it out where you are, instead of fretting about the endless paper works and tasks. Embrace and love what you do. It’s a lifetime reward. Always put in mind, that not because you are having a bad day means you have a bad life!

Live fit and love life!


Fitness Zone members eligible for free tickets to watch ‘Aladdin on Skates’

22 Jun
Wu Chun signing the ‘Aladdin on Skates’ poster. – JAMES KON

Wu Chun signing the ‘Aladdin on Skates’ poster. – JAMES KON

|     James Kon     |

FITNESS Zone yesterday became the official health club for the upcoming ‘Aladdin on Skates’ show.

Through the partnership, members of the public who join Fitness Zone this month and next month as well as current members who renew their membership for six months to a year will get a free ‘Aladdin on Skates’ ticket while members of the public who purchase the $35 or $30 ticket can enjoy a free day pass to Fitness Zone which is worth $20.

The free ticket also will be given to members who purchase training sessions at Fitness Zone.

In raising funds for charity, $5 from each Aladdin on Skates ticket purchased at Fitness Zone branches will go to charitable organisations.

This was announced yesterday by Wu Chun, Managing Director of Fitness Zone and the organiser of Aladdin on Skates, Forevershine Events, Media and Management Services at Fitness Zone in Kiulap.

The crew of the Aladdin show can make use of the facilities in Fitness Zone to stay fit for their shows.

Previously, more than 4,000 tickets were given to volunteers as well as runners who completed various categories of Pusat Ehsan’s The Run, which was held recently.

Organised by Forevershine Events, Media and Management Services in cooperation with Rakan Tiga Media, the Aladdin on Skates show will be held from August 8 to 10 at the Indoor Stadium in Berakas.

Source: Borneo Bulletin

World Cup fever at Fitness Zone

22 Jun

James Kon

WITH the ongoing World Cup fever, Wu Chun has put on display some of his personal FIFA World Cup merchandise collection at the Fitness Zone in Kiulap to inspire his gym members to work hard.

The display comprises the official FIFA World Cup football that dates back to 1970 until the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. There are also a number of jerseys on display.

Wu Chun, the owner of Fitness Zone revealed that 10 official FIFA World Cup merchandise will be up for grabs in a lucky draw for individuals who sign up to become a new member as well as members who renew their subscription with the gym. The promotion will go on until July 5.

When asked which team he supports to win the FIFA World Cup 2014, Wu Chun answered Brazil since they are the host.

“I think they should win,” he said.

With the games being telecast live on the wee hours of the morning, football fans who watch the matches will be lacking sleep.

To counter the lack of sleep, Wu Chun’s advice is to eat a proper meal.

“Consume food that are rich in nutrients and vitamins to keep yourself energised. As an actor, I frequently also experience lack of sleep when filming and I try to take food that are full of vitamins and nutrients to keep myself energised,” he shared.

Source: Borneo Bulletin

Wu Chun showing off his football skills. – JAMES KON

Wu Chun showing off his football skills. – JAMES KON

Fitness Zone is health partner for WCOPA Brunei team

20 Jun

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

FITNESS Zone is giving its support to the Brunei team, who will be competing at the upcoming World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) in Hollywood, by becoming their health partner.

This was announced by Managing Director of the fitness club, Wu Chun, who is also Brunei’s very own celebrity, at a press conference yesterday at Fitness Zone.

Under the memorandum of understanding, the delegates can choose from a variety of group exercise classes, ranging from dance cardio to high intensity strength classes. Aside from that, there are plenty of gym exercise equipment for them to utilise.

Wu Chun said it is crucial for the candidates to be fit and healthy, both physical and mental tenacity to avoid any nervous breakdown.

“Having a strong mentality up on the stage is very important. Many studies show that exercising positively collates with improving mental strength, hence performance.”

Aside from the signing of the agreement, five WCOPA delegates had the chance to give a one-minute sneak peek of powerful vocals and convincing acts to the members of the media as well as the rest of attendees.

“They make me feel like going back to singing and acting again,” said Wu Chun of the performances.

“They know how to make original music and they have a talent in playing musical instruments,” he added as he handed out books, which he read back during his early career as a performing artist.

Also in attendance at the event was Jane Koh, a mother of one of the delegates, Maria Grace Koh, who said that by sending Bruneian to Tinseltown, it will give them the right exposure and experience to hone in their creativity.

Present as well was the Licensed National Director of WCOPA, Prismworks, represented by its national director, Jeffrey E Cadayong, who mentioned that the delegates are predicted to leave the Sultanate on July 8 and will be competing from July 11 to 20.

A fundraising fitness marathon will be held on June 21 to support the WCOPA Brunei team. Organised by Fitness Zone, the fundraiser is priced at $5 per person. Programmes lined up for the event are Body Jam, Body Combat and Body Balance, which will be conducted by certified instructors of the fitness club.

For enquiries on how to be a sponsor or a partner, kindly contact Prismworks at or follow its Instagram at @officialwcopabrunei.

Source: The Brunei Times

Winners Of The Month – May 2014

18 Jun

Here comes the winner details for May’s Receipt.

Winner details for May's Receipt

Winner details for May’s Receipt

Please note that all prizes that remain unclaimed by Monday, 26 June 2014(within operating hours), will be forfeited. All winners will be required to produce their receipts and IC upon claiming their prizes. All lucky draw redemption are non-exchangeable for cash and/or other gifts, and are non-returnable.

RB’s fun for a good cause

15 Jun
Children playing at a bouncer. Today is the last day of the fun day. Picture: BT/Ikhwan Salleh RB staff taking photo with the B787 photobooth at the airline’s Family Fun Day at its training centre. Picture: BT/Ikhwan Salleh Face painting is one of the activities that is available during the day. Picture: BT/Ikhwan Salleh 1234567

Children playing at a bouncer. Today is the last day of the fun day. Picture: BT/Ikhwan Salleh
RB staff taking photo with the B787 photobooth at the airline’s Family Fun Day at its training centre. Picture: BT/Ikhwan Salleh
Face painting is one of the activities that is available during the day. Picture: BT/Ikhwan Salleh

Sunday, June 15, 2014

TREAT your loved ones to a good time at Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) Family Fun Day today and give back to the community at the same time!

Organised by the airline’s Courtesy Programme, the bazaar, which is held at its training centre, is aimed at raising funds for RB orphans and single parents in conjunction with the month of Ramadhan and Syawal.

The bazaar features over 50 booths selling a variety of goods ranging from delicious chicken wraps by UUB Burger Restaurant & Catering to unique printed garments by September Moon and many others.

Visitors can also visit the face painting booth managed by Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) students and beautiful henna arts by Victoria Crane or take photos with the B787 photo booth.

Some of the highlights are an aerobic session led by Fitness Zone at 4pm and a colouring contest for children at 2pm. Entrance is for free.

Other than that, visitors can also join the Instagram competition where they have to submit photos themed ‘best moment during the RB Family Fun Day’. Winners will be notified and get the chance to win RB vouchers as well as goodies.

Source: The Brunei Times

Get fit and earn Royal Skies miles at Excapade Sushi

14 Jun


Joana Tan


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

GET fit and earn miles when you dine at Excapade Sushi!

Royal Brunei (RB) Airlines’ loyalty programme, Royal Skies, has tied up with Excapade Sushi and Fitness Zone to reward customers with special deals.

From now until June 27, with a minimum spending of $50 at the Japanese Eatery, you can earn triple Royal Skies miles for every $1 spent. In addition, you’d also get a one week free pass for two to the fitness club, worth $140.

Non-Royal Skies member? There’s a special deal for you as well. Once you sign up for a three-month package with Fitness Zone, you will automatically become a Royal Skies member and earn 5,000 miles.

articles100614AJT-100614AJT-presscon-003-4C.transformedAt the sidelines of the press conference of the tie-up yesterday, ExCapade Senior Manager Calvin Cheah said, “We always aim to provide the freshest food at Excapade and we believe that health is wealth and it is our responsibility to support our patrons’ goals in leading a healthy lifestyle, which includes diet, by offering them a variety of low calorie food.”

Meanwhile, Brunei-born Taiwan celebrity, who is also the Managing Director of Fitness Zone, Wu Chun, said that staying healthy is not just a lifestyle; it should be fun as well.

“I truly believe that partnering with RB and Excapade will greatly benefit each of our customers. Who doesn’t want to stay fit and healthy while enjoying great food and travel,” he said.

Also present at yesterday’s event at Fitness Zone was RB’s Loyalty Manager, Yasmin Abdullah Chin.

Established in May 2003, Royal Skies is a simple and straightforward method of miles accrual. Members can gain the opportunity to enjoy a host of benefits and privileges including seat upgrades, access to the sky lounge and free flights as well as special promotions with Royal Skies partners.


Fitness Zone Launches New Les Mills Moves and Music this July

13 Jun
News Moves and Musics from Les Mills will be release this July at Fitness Zone.

News Moves and Musics from Les Mills will be release this July at Fitness Zone.

Mark your calendar and get ready to join us for new moves and music from LesMill this July!
Don’t miss the BodyJam Master  class conducted by the Asia Master, Fetty Fatimah on 25 July 2014. (A $15 admission fee is required for her session)
Drop by Fitness Zone today and register your slot at our service counter!
*Do approach our service if you have any inquiries.

June Basketball clinic

1 Jun
Basketball Clinic

Basketball Clinic

This June, get ready for basketball session conducted by former PBL player Francis Barcellano at Fitness Zone! *Participants are required to bring your own basketball