In this segment we recognise and pay tribute to the companies that are going beyond the call of duty to make important contributions to our community. In doing so, we hope that in the future more companies will be encouraged to step up and support company initiatives.
Inspired by his mother to help others, the owner of Fitness Zone, Wu Chun has made it the organisation’s mission to help improve the quality of the lives of others in order to make the world a better place to live in. Here is what he has to say on the subject:
“At Fitness Zone, we commit to more than just providing top-notch health and fitness services to our members. If there is one thing that everyone knows about us, it is that we constantly encourage our members to not only live healthily but also to Live RIGHT! That is why caring for and contributing to the community has always been one of our core values since we started in 2003. We believe that because our lives and environment are so inextricably linked, living right means that we should be accountable to ourselves, our loved ones as well as the environment surrounding us. Hence in 2009, in line with the worldwide campaign to tackle against bag pollution, starting in 2009, Fitness Zone has been advocating for no plastic bags and has been encouraging our members to use the special edition reusable FZ Recycle Bag.
Our annual activities include: Tree Planting; No Plastic Bag Day; Beach and Coastal Cleanup; and Earth Hour. At Fitness Zone, caring for the community is one of our core values. We also recognise that it is our duty to create a platform for our members to engage in more worthy causes. That is why we have been driven to work in partnership with local people and organisations to hold various events and campaigns with a view to enhancing public awareness of the importance of creating a sustainable environment for all.
Our initiatives include the FZ Charity Zumbathon with donations going to Pusat Ehsan; major marathon events; the Get Active campaign which involved visits to schools and offices to educate and inspire the public to lead a more healthy lifestyle; and the donation of sporting equipment to the senior citizen activities centre. Apart from this, Fitness Zone gives Blood Donations and supports underprivileged homes locally. We also support school children in Kenya and provide relief and recovery for survivors of natural disasters. It is our hope, that by taking part in these activities all participants will grow, both physically and spiritually, and learn to appreciate and cherish life. It is always the little things that we do and the small steps that we take which are going to make a BIG CHANGE in the end! Vision without action is just a dream.
Action without vision is just a waste of time. Vision with action can change the world!”