Thursday, February 14, 2008

Petaling Jaya SS3, aerobic exercise led by K. Pathmanathan

K. Pathmanathan, aerobic exercise instructor

Above is a photo of K. Pathmanathan, 68 year old and really fit. Mr. Pathmanathan was a former Sports Ministry personnel and now volunteers to lead aerobic exercise sessions in various places and one of them is at the covered basketball court, next to the community hall of Section SS3. The exercise sessions are livened by music using his own audio system comprising a P.A. (public address) system, microphone and portable player, costing RM7,000 which he bear himself.

Mr. Pathmanathan designed the series of aerobic exercises himself and according to theStar Sunday Metro, 15 July 2007, was reported to have said that people who had frozen shoulders, joint and lower back problems have found relief through his series of aerobic exercises.

Mr. K. Pathmanathan also conducts fitball exercises in Sri Setia, Sungai Way every Wednesday. I have seen a small group of people exercising early morning while still dark, with a large, bouncy ball which I guess must be that fitball exercises, at the same basketball court before the star of the aerobic exercises. According to Mr. K. Pathmanathan, these fitball exercises strengthen the muscles and improve the blood circulation in the lower back by 30%.

Below is a photo of one of the aerobic exercise session:

aerobic exercise session in SS3 Petaling Jaya

And below is a photo of the basketball court where the aerobic exercise sessions are conducted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning:

covered basketball court, SS3, Petaling Jaya

If you are interested in joining the aerobic exercise sessions, below is a guide to the SS3 Petaling Jaya community hall. The covered basketball court is right beside the community hall:

map to community hall, SS3, Petaling Jaya

More about Mr. K. Pathmanathan

Mr. Pathmanathan has written more than 50 health care articles in a Malay newspaper, has also been featured in health lectures on radio, has been televised with 10 others doing aerobic exercises every Sunday morning on a national television channel. He has also swam from Butterworth to the Penang Island twice, both under 4 hours.

Mr. K. Pathmanathan also keep himself healthy with good nutrition, following a very strict diet of 55% complex carbohydrates such as rice, cereals and bread and the rest are mainly vegetables. He seldom eats meat as he is of the opinion that the body only absorbs some of the nutrients from meat and meat overworks the kidney.

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