FitMalaysia is a campaign started by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The aim of this carnival is to create public awareness towards a healthy lifestyle by keeping active and fit. Hopefully this campaign will encourage people from all walks of life to be more energetic and to take part in sports.
There will be a series of roadshows carried out in various states including Sabah and Sarawak.
The Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin launched the first roadshow at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur on the 7th September 2014. He wants Malaysia to be a sporting nation. “We have serious public health issues. Malaysia is one of the top countries in Southeast Asia when it comes to diabetes, hypertension, heart-related illnesses — all the lifestyle diseases. This is reflective of the fact that we don’t really care about fitness”, says the sports minister.
There will be various activities organized from 6am to 5pm. FitMalaysia highlights on four principal of fitness activities: running, cycling, fitness programmes like aerobics, zumba, cross training, and martial arts.
Stick2stix , Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation Malaysia’s (WSFFM) own brand of aerobic exercise will be featured in every roadshow. The participation of the public for our event at Dataran Merdeka was very encouraging. The support was heart-warming.
Kee Poh Siew
8th September 2014