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  1. Fitness plan calls for all villages to get sports facilities

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing has announced plans to promote physical fitness in rural communities by building sports facilities in all villages in response to studies that indicate ... the administration, said a five-year 'fitness programme for hundreds of thousands of farmers' would be launched from 2006 to promote sport in rural areas. He said the programme was on a par ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508302/fitness-plan-calls-all-villages-get-sports-facilities
  2. Mark Mastrov, Founder of California Fitness

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... Lauren Crothers Workout wear: 'California Fitness T-shirt, shorts and Nike shoes- to motivate me during my daily training.' Suits: 'It has to be Armani, as they are cut very ... Rover. Book: I am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action. 'I've always been a huge fan and getting to know him personally through the partnership with California Fitness, piqued my interest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/497908/mark-mastrov-founder-california-fitness
  3. Slim fit

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Trousers are super slim, low-slung and sometimes cropped. Worn with casual knits and jackets or as part of a suit, this compact silhouette is great for showing off a well-toned form. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517795/slim-fit
  4. Proof that one size doesn't fit all

    Posted Nov 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at times, and can even seem to produce an outcome opposite to the one intended. An example surfaced this week in Hong Kong, with suggestions by legislators that fitness tests for some ... Test results seem to indicate they have a point. Services which apply the same fitness standards for entry to men and women include customs and excise, immigration and fire services. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/523617
  5. Fitness test

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Firefighters: No difference between genders. Recruits must pass 11 elements- seven assessing physical fitness and four job-related performance, such as ladder- and stair-climbing with breathing apparatus Police: Male recruits must be able to do a 53.3cm vertical jump (women 38.1cm), seven chin-ups from a suspended position, (nine from the floor), 10 10-metre shuttle runs in 24.8 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/523315
  6. Fitness tests to gauge how city is shaping up

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Inspired by the mainland's national fitness test, Hong Kong authorities will launch city-wide physical checks this year to guide policies on health and sport. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department hopes to begin testing in mid-September. The method of choosing who to test has not yet been decided. 'We will examine the fitness of the community through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511475/fitness-tests-gauge-how-city-shaping
  7. One-for-all fitness test 'is unfair to women'

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by applying the same standards. Legislators said physical fitness requirements for three disciplined services- Customs and Excise, Fire Services and Immigration- discriminated against women because ... and therefore had different fitness standards, he said. The police force was reviewing its standards for women as they were increasingly required to perform tasks similar to men, but he declined to say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/523316
  8. Keeping others fit

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI Name: Terence Chan Siu-kin Age: 31 Occupation: Fitness trainer Young Post: What are the duties of a fitness trainer? Chan: People tend to think we only teach our clients how ... be their diet, lifestyle or even stress. If we don't communicate, we won't be able to find the best solution to their problems. The junior fitness trainers are also responsible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/503020/keeping-others-fit
  9. Publisher's health magazine is a perfect fit

    Posted Sep 11th 2005, 12:00am by Suzanne Dennis

    ... provided a niche market for one of the city's newest free bilingual monthly magazines- Fit! HK. 'I've always been passionate about publishing,' said Ms McGregor. 'I made my first adolescent attempts at writing at 11 years of age with a play that I made all the kids in the neighbourhood perform.' Fit! HK (www.fithk.com) is the third magazine that Ms McGregor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515729/publishers-health-magazine-perfect-fit
  10. A place to keep fit

    Posted Nov 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... everyone, regardless of age. Among the facilities on offer is a 25-metre, all-weather swimming pool, a health and fitness centre, an aerobics room and a multipurpose sports court, complete ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/527117

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