Bandar Seri Begawan - Fitness Zone, one of the leading fitness centres in Brunei Darussalam, will open another branch in the commercial area of Serusop early next year.
This was revealed by the owner of Fitness Zone, Wu Chun, who has made a name of himself in the entertainment industry overseas.
Known for his passion for fitness and healthy lifestyle, Wu Chun said that he hopes to see more people in Brunei sweat it out in the gym. According to Wu Chun, who is one of the members of "Fahrenheit", the level of knowledge in fitness in the Sultanate is still lacking.
"People in places like Singapore or Hong Kong are so concerned about their fitness and health that they would even hit the gym during lunch time," he said.
Wu Chun is confident that with the opening of Fitness Zone's new branch in Serusop, the fitness centre will be able to educate more people about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. He said that the new branch, which cost around $400,000 to build, will have a "new concept and theme" to cater to the taste of Bruneians.
Wu Chun said that Fitness Zone's new centre may officially open its doors to the public as early as January 2010. "If I have time, I may return to Brunei to officiate the opening ceremony," he said.
Wu Chun, who is currently in Brunei for a short holiday after wrapping up filming for his latest action movie, "AC14 Blades", in which he stars alongside well-known acting talents such as Donnie Yen, Zhao Wei and Qi Yuwu.
"14 Blades" is Wu Chun's second big screen movie after the much talked-about film, "Butterfly Lovers", in which he co-starred with Charlene Choi.
The new movie tells the story of a highly trained warrior from the late Ming Dynasty who is forced to fight his former comrades in order to protect the prosperity of the empire.
Wu Chun hopes to return to Brunei for the premiere of the new movie, which is scheduled to be released early next year. Fitness Zone opened its first branch in Brunei at The Mall in Gadong in 2004. Three years later, Wu Chun officiated the opening of the second branch in Kiulap. -- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin