13 fitness studios get on board for WAH 2.0

James Kon

The WAH 2.0 Programme is a private-public partnership (PPP) programme of the Ministry of Health and Gleneagles JPMC Sdn Bhd for the year 2020/2021.

The programme is being carried out in 13 ministries – the Prime Minister’s Office; Ministry of Finance and Economy; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Home Affairs; Ministry of Education; Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism; Ministry of Development; Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; Ministry of Health (MoH); Ministry of Religious Affairs; Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications; and Ministry of Energy.

The WAH programme includes several components – physical health screening and monitoring sessions, in particular, for blood pressure monitoring and Body Mass Index (BMI) as well as free group workout sessions before, during or after working hours led by a fitness studio; online health education sessions on the risk of non-communicable diseases including heart disease, healthy eating practices, basic exercise and physical activity; the dangers of smoking and smoking cessation; and measures to address stress.

The WAH 2.0 Programme recently received a boost following a contract signing and briefing between the MoH through Health Promotion Centre (HPC) and 13 fitness studios.

HPC Head Dr Hajah Norhayati binti Haji Kassim and HPC Deputy Head Haji Zakaria bin Haji Kamis signed on the dotted line, alongside studio representatives.

The 13 fitness studios are: Studio Eleve Sdn Bhd; Aman Optimum Fitness Centre, Health and Performance Fourte Co; Fitnesszone Studio; HSN Health & Fitness; Studio Ninetysix; Soulfitness Centre; Fitness Rebel; Victorious Enterprise; RS Mission Fitness; Primal Performance Centre; Helmi Abdullah Fitness Enterprise; and Renegade MMA Academy and Fitness. Each ministry is allocated 30 exercise sessions conducted by the nominated fitness studio. Meanwhile, 70 WAH exercise sessions from 10 ministries have been conducted since December 2020.

The document exchange between the Health Promotion Centre and Renegade MMA Academy and Fitness. PHOTO: HEALTH PROMOTION CENTRE