10 March, KUALA LUMPUR – AYER Holdings Berhad launched a community initiative to promote healthy and active lifestyle for residences of Bukit Puchong as well as those from nearby areas.
The health and fitness program, called ‘Bukit Puchong Running Clinic’ will feature 12 unique running clinics over 6 months. Clinics will be conducted twice monthly on alternate weekends starting from 7am and will be open to the public. Each clinic highlights specific running skills, techniques and methodologies. From endurance running, speedwork, race nutrition, injury prevention, to muscle conditioning for runners.
The introduction of the Bukit Puchong Running Clinic is consistent with AYER’s tagline to “Celebrate Life”. Speaking at the event, AYER’s Group CEO Eugene Khoo, said, “The aim of this Running Clinic is to bring people together over one common interest of promoting health and fitness. The running clinics will be conducted under the guidance of a professional running coach to ensure that all participants learn the correct running techniques to minimize injuries. He adds, “We want Bukit Puchong to be the ideal sports hub for healthy activities such as walking, jogging, running and cycling.”
The Running Clinic can accommodate up to 150 participants per session. There will be pacers to lead advanced runners as well as newbie runners allowing participants to run at their own desired pace. Two running routes have been plotted; a 5km loop as well as a 16km loop. Depending on the clinic, participants will also be led on interval hill repeats at some of the more challenging inclines in Bukit Puchong.
These running clinics cater for all levels of fitness, so all are welcomed to join. Fitness tips and updates on these Running Clinics will be available on Bukit Puchong by AYER’s Facebook page at fb.com/ayerhldg. Participants can choose to take it easy or push themselves if they are preparing for an upcoming race event.
Coach Karen Siah has been appointed as the Lead Coach for the running clinic. A regular podium marathoner herself, she has completed 2 full Ironman and have recently qualified for the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in South Africa. She is also the Brand Ambassador for New Balance, Liv Bicycles and have been a guest speaker at several sporting events and radio talk shows.
On top of participating in the complimentary running clinic, registered participants are entitled to special deals from clinic sponsors. All participants will also receive via e-mail, a summary of the running drills and exercise which were performed during the day.