Starting the new year on the right foot

By Jude Toyat
judetoyat@theborneopost.com
@judetbpseeds

 

Fatimah trying piloxing, a combination of dancing, boxing and standing pilates principles from Sweden. -Photo by See Hua Daily News

Fatimah (second right) trying piloxing, a combination of dancing, boxing and standing pilates principles from Sweden. -Photo by See Hua Daily News

 

The start of a new year is the perfect time to make a resolution to improve your health, and regardless of your age, keeping fit should always be one of your highest priorities.

On January 2, Minister of Welfare, Women and Family Development Datuk Fatimah Abdullah was out of her formal attire and donning fitness wear as she officiated the opening of Wild Warrior Fitness Studio and joined in some workouts.

Besides reminding women to be fit and energetic to carry out their multiple roles, tasks and functions in life, she also called upon members of the public to always support young entrepreneurs in Sarawak.

 

Fatimah with instructors and friends from Majlis Wanita PBB and Kelab Peminat P Ramlee Sarawak pose for the media.-Photo by See Hua Daily News

Fatimah with instructors and friends from Majlis Wanita PBB and Kelab Peminat P Ramlee Sarawak .-Photo by See Hua Daily News

 

“I can say that this year will be a year that we will face a higher cost of living, and to ensure that we will be able to cope up with that, we must encourage our young ones to get more involved in entrepreneurship and to do it diligently.

“Therefore, I am very proud to see our younger generation putting their hands, energy and creativity together to provide opportunities for everyone to exercise and keep fit here,” she said referring to the fitness centre owned by two former online entrepreneurs Dayangku Balqis Sharbanu Awangku Malyx and Nurul Fakhriah Jamaludin.

Starting off as online entrepreneurs, Dayangku Balqis and Nurul Fakriah jointly own an online shop, also known as Wild Warrior in August 2015.

 

Owners of the Wild Warrior Fitness Studio Dayangku Balqis Sharbanu Awangku Malyx (left) and Nurul Fakhriah Jamaludin.

Owners of the Wild Warrior Fitness Studio Dayangku Balqis Sharbanu Awangku Malyx (left) and Nurul Fakhriah Jamaludin.

 

“Dayangku makes and sells yoga mats while I make and sell yoga pants,” Nurul explained when met by The Borneo Post SEEDS.

She founded Come Reza Yoga which means eat, pray, yoga in Spanish in South America in 2013 before she moved on to designing yoga apparel in 2014.

Meanwhile, Dayangku, who took up yoga when she became a first-time mother was inspired to design her own line of yoga mats when she found dull PVC mats available in her local area.

 

The cutting of cake to mark the grand opening of the Wild Warrior Fitness Studio.

The cutting of cake to mark the grand opening of the Wild Warrior Fitness Studio.

 

Hence, Yogini Republic was formed. It’s aim is to incorporate beautiful designs in fitness gear to motivate everybody to adopt a healthier and stronger lifestyle.

“We combined our products and eventually came up with this idea to open a fitness centre together. This is not just a fitness centre, it is a boutique fitness centre where we also have a retail area to display our products and sell it to our customers.”

There are more than 20 yoga classes offered in the Wild Warrior Fitness Studio, where they concentrate more on weight loss and posture correction as well as releasing anxiety and stress.

“On top of that, we also do piloxing, zumba, as well as abs, butt and thigh exercises.”

 

Fatimah performing a yoga pose with instructors of the Wild Warrior Fitness Studio.

Fatimah performing a yoga pose with instructors of the Wild Warrior Fitness Studio.

 

For the uninitiated, ‘piloxing’ is the brainchild of Swedish dancer and celebrity trainer Viveca Jensen which combines boxing, dance and standing pilates principles.

“To make it even more interesting, we also offer yoga and zumba classes for kids here,” Nurul added.

The daily walk-in fee is RM25, and health enthusiasts can also purchase passes for additional exercise sessions.

“If you prefer to come once a week, you can buy 4 passes at the price of RM60 and for those who prefer to come twice a week they will only need to pay RM90 for 8 passes. Meanwhile for 4 times a week and 5 times a week it will be RM120 and RM150, respectively.

 

Owner of the Wild Warrior Fitness Studio Nurul Fakhriah (right) welcome all guests to the opening ceremony of the fitness centre here on January 2.

Owner of the Wild Warrior Fitness Studio Nurul Fakhriah (right) welcome all guests to the opening ceremony of the fitness centre here on January 2.

 

“Members can also opt for the unlimited passes which allow them to attend all 35 classes and we only charge RM180 per month. They can mix and match any classes that they wish to attend. It does not have to be just yoga, but you can mix yoga and piloxing or any other type of exercises available here.”

The Wild Warrior Fitness Studio has nine instructors that caters mainly for women during the weekdays and for the men and kids on weekends and is open daily from 6.45am to 9pm.

For more information, log on to their website at www.wild-warrior.com or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wildwarriorfitnessstudio or Instagram at wildwarriorfitnessstudio.

Alternatively, contact them at 011-40038242 or visit them at their centre located at 3rd Floor, Bangunan Aiman near Jalan Kulas, Satok (on top of Bank Islam and behind Menara Zecon).

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