Exercise clinics gaining traction


Its thumbs-up for a tripartite MoU agreement between Global Connect Academy, represented by Nagy-Pal (left), with Core LLC representatives Brian Dorairajah (second from left) and G.P. Sivam of Dynamex Health and Gym (far right), and Dr Lee (second from right), to equip New Symphony clinics with better machines and obtain European accreditation. Witnessing the MoU exchange are Lai (third from left) and Raja Datuk Seri Yong Sofia Sultan Azlan Shah.

 
 FOLLOWING the launch of its MS New Symphony Exercise Clinic, Monspace Multinational Corporation is partnering with two companies in Europe and the United States to add further value to the services offered.

Monspace chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jessy Lai and New Symphony chief executive officer Dr Lee Chee Pheng signed and exchanged memoranda of understanding with representatives from American fitness equipment company Core Health And Fitness as well as Hungarian e-learning solutions provider Global Connect Academy (GCA).

The MoU signing took place after the conclusion of the Monspace Earth Run 2017 and was witnessed by Raja Datuk Seri Yong Sofia Sultan Azlan Shah and Hong Kong actress Michelle Yim.

Dr Lee said the partnership with GCA, which has an online learning and training “blended education concept” would help New Symphony gain European Union accreditation for its training module.

“We have already started the accreditation process with the European Qualifications Framework,” said GCA managing director Levente Nagy-Pal.

Monspace members from countries where the multinational company has a presence pose for a picture at the starting line with Monspace CEO Datuk Seri Jessy Lai (centre, with placard).
Monspace members from countries where the multinational company has a presence pose for a picture at the starting line with Monspace CEO Datuk Seri Jessy Lai (centre, with placard)

New Symphony’s focus, said Dr Lee, was on non-communicable diseases, primarily high blood pressure and cholesterol as well as diabetes and obesity.

“We selected brands which are user-friendly and safe to complement our exercise and sports medicine programme,” said Dr Lee who is also the head of the Asia College of Exercise and Sports Medicine.

New Symphony Exercise clinics have been set up in Alor Setar, Kedah as well as Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur and Setia Alam, Selangor with new ones coming up in Ipoh, Perak, Penang and Langkawi, Kedah

The Philippines Monspace contingent also came out in full force to participate in the inaugural Monspace Earth Run 2017. — Photos: SHAARI CHEMAT/The Star
The Philippines' Monspace contingent also came out in full force to participate in the inaugural 'Monspace Earth Run 2017'. — Photos: SHAARI CHEMAT/The Star

Another exercise clinic would be opening overseas in Medan, Indonesia soon, Dr Lee added.

Lai noted that some Monspace members already have their own fitness centres.

“We have received many enquiries about converting them into exercise clinics,” she said.

On the run, Lai said over 1,800 participants had registered including from countries in South-East Asia and Africa as well as China.

Algerians Mohammed Bouchetara and Saidi Hibad said they were excited to be here to join in the run.

Yim (seated) gets a basic health check, with Lai (right) looking on at the health booth set up during the event.
Yim (seated) gets a basic health check, with Lai (right) looking on at the health booth set up during the event

“This is my third time coming to Malaysia just this year alone,” Mohammed said.

“It is a very good opportunity to meet new people from other cultures,” said Saidi, adding that there were 93 Monspace members from Algeria who had participated in the run.

Lai said the run would continue next year and added Monspace was also looking to sponsor other sports such as football or basketball.

“We plan to create awareness on living a healthy life, and this is a good start.

“We will have it every year and grow the number of participants too,” said Lai.

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