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  1. Health club chain looking for fighting fit applicant

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos A top job tailor-made for people with a strong competitive streak and an unbeatable work ethic has come up at a renowned international fitness group. California Fitness is looking for a trainee club general manager to join its Hong Kong team. Part of an international chain of fitness centres with more than 300 clubs, the group is affiliated with more than 6,500 ...

  2. Fit or fat?

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... important criteria to being healthy and fit. Almost half (43 per cent) felt their body weight had a greater impact on their health than the percentage of body fat they carried, and more than half (52 per cent) said they didn't need to worry about body fat as long as they didn't appear fat. Until recently, most fitness experts believed health could only be achieved ...

  3. Keep-fit mania adds muscle to mainland boom

    Posted Aug 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amid the booming economy on the mainland, more people are joining gyms and trying to get fit. Meng Jiangwei, 27, a qualified personal trainer, tells David Fang how he has made a lucrative career, and a number of friends, out of the fad for fitness. How did you make it to the first batch of certified private fitness club trainers on the mainland? I graduated from the Capital College ...

  4. Healthy opportunities abound in fitness industry

    Posted May 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fitness First is on an expansion drive to cater to an increasingly health-conscious society, writes Sam Spiro For most people in most industries, the reality of last year's Sars outbreak was not a pretty one. But it was a boon for many companies in the fitness sector, adding fuel to a general change in mindset on the importance of getting fit and keeping the immune system ...

  5. All Fit set to deliver magic 300th for Cruz

    Posted Sep 05th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Popular Derek Cruz has had his patience tested since his last winner in early June but All Fit can land the trainer his 300th career winner at Sha Tin's opening day. Cruz ... winning chances during the second half of the card in Sir Humour, My Choice, Green Treasure and Bobo Win. But four-year-old All Fit might be the one to reach the milestone. He is no superstar ...

  6. Fitness expert McCarthy to give team an edge

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... Tim Maitland Kitchee have signed up the services of a top sports scientist and fitness instructor to prepare them for the second half of the Hong Kong league season. The club, who ... we've taken an innovative step to bring in someone who can improve our entire squad,' said Kitchee chief executive Ken Ng Kin. 'Fitness has traditionally been considered a weak point ...

  7. Fear of summer expose brings out gym junkies

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Fitness clubs have witnessed a surge in activity as members flock back in force to burn off flab in anticipation of squeezing into a swimsuit as summer approaches. After months ... Hong Kong managing director for the health chain Fitness First. He said daily visits to its seven branches had increased as much as 25 per cent this month. More importantly, he adds, about half ...

  8. Seat belts fitted in all minibuses could be years away

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo While new minibuses will be required to have seat belts from August, it could take up to a decade before they are fitted in all of them. Transport Department officials said ... their old ones. 'New buses that are registered with the department from August 1 are required to have seat belts fitted to every seat,' one official said. 'That will give ...

  9. I wanna be a fitness instructor

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Nancy Chan

    ... By Nancy Chan Rocky Chow, 30 Rocky is a fitness instructor and regional director at California Fitness. He says a passion for exercise and good communication skills are a must in his profession. What qualifications do you need? To get started, you have to attend a fitness foundation course. There are many fitness educators in Hong Kong who run these courses. What sort of person ...

  10. Motion: your key to emotional fitness

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Leighton Tsai

    ... fitness or vanity alone? Not according to the latest scientific findings. A study by the United States President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has found that 'exercise ... quickly from psychosocial stressors'. In other words, motion leads to emotional fitness. Physically active people seem to be mentally healthier, according to the US Surgeon General's ...




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