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Richie Jen (任贤齐) at California Fitness Media Conference!

News Release

New California Fitness spokesperson Richie Jen (Ren Xianqi) in Singapore


Singapore, February 23, 2013 – J.V. Fitness Limited, trading as “California Fitness,” announces Taiwanese singer and actor, Richie Jen (Ren Xianqi), as its new spokesperson throughout Asia, leading the gym’s various fitness programs for busy professionals demanding a fighting fit physique and health.

Every festive season bring lots of joyful eating, and a busy lifestyle for many professionals is especially counterproductive when it comes to maintaining health and fitness. For many, the most resistant area to lose persistent fats is the tummy, which in turn, has a large part to play in the core strength of a person.

Richie is known for his many ballads of optimism, love and positive energy. His long filmography has always brought entertainment and joy to many. Richie has always been seen as an epitome of health and fitness among fellow celebrities in Taiwan, and loves to maintain his physique and health while he juggled his busy music and acting careers, his new business, and his family with two adorable kids.


“I am very honored to be the new California Fitness spokesperson. I have always been highly selective for brand endorsements, and maintained that any brand I represent must be a good fit, and we must be able to bring a positive message to the community,” said Richie Jen (Ren Xianqi).

“I am impressed by California Fitness in its revolutionary fitness concepts, the spaciousness of its gyms, the comprehensive array of fitness equipment for aerobic and resistance training, professional fitness trainers with passion and encouragement.”

Fighting Fit for any occasion

In more recent years, Richie has been dedicating most of his time in acting, and with the heavy schedule and particular requirements of films, Richie has found less time in his schedule to maintain his physique and health, until he found the rich and exciting spread of fitness programs and equipment at California Fitness gym, all of which are specially developed for busy professionals on the move.

With the variety of programs and equipment at the California Fitness gym, Richie has kept up his ideal fitness and physique demanded by the competitive entertainment industry, with 30 minutes per workout, according to him. As with most people who hold down demanding careers, with a desire to care and love their families, and to maintain health as well, the more
sustainable fitness regimes have to be short in duration (30 minutes would be ideal), and a combination of aerobic and resistance training to condition cardiovascular fitness as well as musculoskeletal strength. With the increasing bombardment of many stimuli in our society, people also like their fitness programs tailored with contemporary music and some choreographed routines.*

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“Many of our customers are facing this challenge of trying to get the most returns on their exercise and fitness regimes, without spending too much time in the gym or in the field,” says Mr. Zen Lee, Fitness Manager, California Fitness Singapore. “We would recommend a tailored program to fit into the little pockets of time our customers’ can invest in their fitness amidst their busy work and family schedules. A great workout program we can develop for customers would be short, targeted, highly energetic, and great fun.”


“We are very pleased to be associated with Richie Jen, who represents the summit of the ‘everyday hero,’ someone who is a busy professional at the echelons of his career, and cares for his family, career and health in an exemplary and admirable manner,” says Mr. Anthony Pan, Senior Vice President, California Fitness Singapore & Shanghai. “We hope to bring the optimistic and positive energy of what Richie represents to our members, and to inspire them to greater heights of fitness and health, while scaling the heights of their own careers, and the loving and caring for their families.”


For more information on California Fitness’ many programs and their availability, and demonstrations by professional certified trainers in Singapore, call 6302 5376, email, or visit

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About Richie Jen (Ren Xianqi)

Richie Jen (Ren Xianqi), 46 years old, is known for his many ballads throughout Asia, with discography that includes “Heart too soft” (1996), “Hey girl look this way” (1998), “Wanderer” (2000), “A wonderful man” (2003), and “Daredevil spirit” (2011), among many others. Richie’s filmography includes “No Sir 3” (1994), “Marry a rich man” (2002), “Seoul raiders” (2005), “Happy birthday” (2007), “Flirting scholar 2” (2010), “Mayday 3DNA” (2011), “Scheme with me” (2012), and many others. He was born in Changhua County, and graduated from the Physical Education Department of Chinese Culture University (CCU), Taipei.

About California Fitness

California Fitness is acknowledged as the leading fitness centre chain in Asia. Our first club opened in Hong Kong in July 1996 and pioneered the mega gym concept in the region. This club was such a huge success that we embarked on further expansion within Hong Kong and into Asia including Singapore and mainland China. Today, we have 16 fitness centers across Asia.


Bioessence “The Biggest Loser in 7 Days!” Slimming Challenge!

In my previous entry I mentioned attending a bloggers’ event – Bioessence’s “The Biggest Loser in 7 Days!” Slimming Challenge! That was last Saturday, when we also attended a Zumba Toning dance workshop at California Fitness, Bugis branch. Zumba helps build coordination, muscular strength and reshapes body contours!

It was mainly an event for female bloggers to test out Bioessence’s new product – the Celebrity’s Choice Inch Loss Body Cream (EXTRA STRENGTH)! So when we reached the fitness centre we were told to change into gym attire, and have our photos and measurements taken – of our arms, thighs and tummy before proceeding to the Zumba class.

The cool activity room for dance classes etc and the other bloggers (all very slim!) preparing for class and mingling around…

Me, April and Linda 🙂 Notice my flabs! Must be those weeks of studying, urgh! But it feels good without much makeup!

With Jerlene, a beauty blogger!

The product that works! But will get you burning on areas you apply it on! Aileen Tan’s the product ambassador! So slim and pretty at her age, wow!

Product introduction time! We all listened intently to the wonderful stuff that the product promises.

Pretty bloggers snapping away~

So before the Zumba session we applied the body cream on our arms, thighs and tummy, and then the instructor started playing dance music and got us jumping, leaping and moving every part of our bodies for a full workout!

It feels pretty good after the whole session, and I’m glad to have made new friends! We each brought back a tube of Inch Loss Body Cream and Shower Scrub to try on for a week and were told to come back today for measurements again to check on who actually won the challenge!

Guess what???

I actually won 2nd prize for being one of 3 “biggest losers” of the challenge! HAHAHA! AMAZING! I wasn’t expecting miracles, really, and just tried to apply the cream religiously everyday. But I didn’t do it every single day for 2x a day though for the scrub I did because it feels really good and smells nice. The body cream smells pleasant too but it leaves a burning sensation for some time and it can be a little torturing! Disclaimer: The products don’t really execute the weight loss process, just promotes firming and facilitates the fat burning and losing those “extra inches”.

3 bloggers including myself contesting for the top 3 prizes!

We got our pictures and measurements taken again and I actually lost 10.5 cm in total from my arms, thighs and tummy!

Tummy lost the most – I think it was 3.7cm!

Above are the 3 “biggest losers” – the 1st prize went to the girl in the middle for losing 12.5cm!

Myself and Carrie both tied for 2nd with 10.5cm loss!

The prize I got! $200 worth of Bioessence products!

woot woot~!

Well, I really didn’t realize I did actually lose weight, though I definitely felt healthier and fitter because of the gym sessions with Linda at Cali – with personal instruction to choose the ideal machines that target our problem areas. But I did try to diet by cutting down on proportions, though at the same time indulge in Old Chang Kee curry puff and wings, KOI and potato chips, I’m serious! Maybe my waistline didn’t get affected too much but my pimples started poppin’! eeks~ so please try try try to control your diet because I think it’s the first step to weight loss on top of products like these and exercise.

Honestly, I think I won also because the other bloggers at the event were already so slim and pretty! Hahhaha! When you have more to lose that’s when it’s easier to win! right?

Anyway, I’m so addicted to gyming now I do intend to sign up for membership, but before my decision I’m going to try hot yoga with Linda tomorrow at True Yoga! Courtesy of my purchases and membership from Pretty Fit 🙂 Yeah!! this is the lifestyle I want!

Pretty blogger Linda! I love her slim arms and shoulders! She’s now my new gym/massage/yoga buddy! HAPPY!!! 😀

Ok, will blog more about the Inch Loss products later! Thank you The Sample Store for so many goodies and opportunities given to us bloggers! Up next – A dinner and beauty event (Murad) at Mandarin Oriental Hotel this coming Thursday. I can’t wait!

In the spirit of celebrating fitness and hot bodies, let me present my inspiration – I hope to seriously train up this time to attain my dream figure by the end of the year! No more excuses, no more flabs!

SCHUMACHER BOOTIES  photo | Jessica Alba

JESSICA ALBA – Ok, I’m talking about her pre-baby days but really, does one really cares when she still looks so good after giving birth?

How about a drool worthy MALE bod that everyone’s talking about now?

Yeah, even Natalie Portman can’t stop drooling!

Yup, that’s what I’m talking about – MUSCLES! BRAWN! hot stuff~


Melissa Jane