REACHING FOR THE SKY
I do not believe in limitations. Especially the self-imposed, Human-made creation of boundaries that we as a species always feel the need to apply to ourselves – whether it be a concept or idea, or to lofty goals of what we can achieve as both individuals and a society at large. Our potential – be it physical, mental, spiritual or material – is as limitless as our capacity for creativity and imagination, as limitless as our desire to improve and be better tomorrow than what we are today.
Hello, good day, and welcome back my fellow countrymen and women to another edition of BHC Magazine in which we approach the topic of limitless potential primarily from the perspective of fitness, as well as a few other standpoints. Following on the heels of our health special a couple months ago, which shone a spotlight on preventative and curative medicine in addition to healthy eating; we now delve into the realm of the ‘Fitness Fanatic', where we ponder whether this label is justified or if this segment of society are simply just ahead of the curve.
Based on my personal observations, the fitness industry in our tropical haven is no longer burgeoning, it's booming, as a result of the unexpected – an unspoken respect between the founders, trainers and coaches of multiple work-out spaces (who are not shy to gym-hop from locale to locale) resulting in cordial relations. After all, they share a similar goal: Strengthening the members of our wider community for improved quality of life, as well as understanding the futility of petty competition between over-inflated egos in a country with a population as small as ours. So join us this month as the BHC Team pays a visit to four work-out spaces in particular that caught our eye.
From strength-building with the power lifting Brusthetics crew, and the punch-throwing trainers of The Boxr, to the unique training regimen of Lagree Fitness Studio, and the Jack-of-all-Trades coaches of Reebok Crossfit 673 who simply do it all because they can; these are people that are as welcoming to everyone as they are professional in their pursuits.
Other smaller features this month include the celebration of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's 18th anniversary since establishing operations in our Sultanate (Happy birthday guys & gals!) and the return of our Politeknik student segment – both prime examples of endurance and pushing oneself to achieve greater heights. On a slightly fun tangent, this publication's lead photographer and I once again pinched a car – this time courtesy of Hyundai Brunei – for a quick spin around the country.
Last but oh most certainly not least, was a personalised tour of a recent addition to our nation's skyline. The Kiulap-based high-rise condominium better known as the 118 Residence is a stunning marvel of architecture and is a loud response to Bruneian travelers around the globe who often think “Why can't we have structures like this back home?” Managed by Eco-Green Development Sdn Bhd, backed up by their equally impressive associates involved in this project, now we do, as they share the same vision of wanting to strive to greater heights.
So, if there is anything you should take back home with you from my endless ramblings, it should be this: Never stop reaching for the sky, and have a fantastic September everyone!