Our brain controls the
mental processes and physical actions of human beings. The brain has the
ability to restructure itself after training or practice.
“Brain Fitness Training
works by building neural connections in our brain to form more efficient neural
networks. When brain fitness activities are conducted in a way consistent with
the laws that govern neuroplasticity, cognitive abilities can be improved. ” - Cheryl Chia, Founder of BrainFit Studio
As parents, we aspire
to give the very best to our children. We want them to obtain education and
learn new skills so that they have the platform to take on all the
opportunities life has to offer.. By preparing them, we give them the
opportunity to blossom to their full potential.
The route to success:
do well in school… high marks in exams… get into a good university… yet not
everyone’s path is the same because everyone is unique; all children are unique.
Some of them are smart students who are bored and become unmotivated. Some are
good students who need a little push. Some are average students who require
some help. And there are some who have learning disabilities.
In today’s competitive
world, with Ash turning 2 soon, I am gradually taking a serious concern in Ash’s developmental growth . I don’t wish to
burden him with the expectation of being the top student but I do want him to
be the top learner. My wish is for him to acquire lifelong learning skills that
will enable him to acquire new knowledge and experiences quickly. Lucky for me,
I was able to get a clear understanding of how this could be achieved.
Recently, I was invited
to the newly opened BrainFit studio in The Curve mall. The BrainFit Studio
seeks to improve the brain fitness of your child through its various programs
based on the latest neuroscience research. Through the boosting of your child’s
brain fitness and improvement in cognitive skills, the BrainFit studio aims to
sharpen your child’s learning skills. In
connection to my wish for Ash to acquire learning skills, I’ll share with you
my experience with BrainFit studio.
With targeted programs
for children for each age group from toddlers to teenagers –BrainFit Studio is known in Singapore for
imparting holistic brain fitness training.
So how does brain
fitness training work? Each child is unique and may require different cognitive
sections of the brain to be strengthened. The BrainFit studio recognizes this
and uses a proprietary Cognitive MAP assessment to measure your child’s cognitive skills, and identify areas
that can be improved. A robust series of tests is conducted to measure the 5 main
pillars of the brain: Visual, Sensory-Motor, Auditory, Attention and Memory, and
After the assessment, a
certified trainer will make
recommendations and design a program that best meets your child’s needs. All the programs at BrainFit Studio are
conducted according to the SMARTTM Protocol:
personal objectives ( establishing appropriate and achievable goals)
activities to abilities (choose the correct brain fitness training program and
level, based on the individual’s brain fitness profile)
the brain through the activities
brain for total performance.
One term of brain
training sessions at BrainFit Studio Malaysia will consist four (4) programs:
Suitable for students 5+ to 18 years of age, SMART™
Moves aims to strengthen a student’s sensory-motor brain fitness and
accelerate learning speed using a proven and personalized gym-based program.
Sensory-motor brain fitness is critical in the classroom whenever a child needs
to put pen to paper (e.g. for drawing, colouring and writing), participate in
activities with other children or execute any response with a movement element.
During each SMART™
Moves session, your child will participate in a series of movement
activities that build gross motor skills and processing speed (including core
stability, balance and coordination, motor planning) as well as table-top
activities that build fine motor and handwriting skills.
I had gone through SMART™ Moves, I have improved on my speed in writing and
copying class notes from the board. I am much faster now and don’t need to
borrow my friend’s book anymore. When I play sports, such as soccer, I’m better
at passing the ball and the team likes me better now” 12 year-old boy, after 6 weeks of SMART™ Moves
SMART™ Moves –
Details & Benefits. See improvement in:
and spatial awareness
and fine motor skills
Suitable for students 5+ to 18 years of age,SMART™
Vision aims to rapidly improve a student’s visual brain fitness by
using a proven and personalized program comprising gym-based exercises,
table-top as well as computer-based visual activities. Their visual brain fitness helps us to
quickly and accurately interpret the information received through our eyes,
especially important in the classroom.
visual brain fitness helps students to excel in “visual” subjects such as Math,
geometry and have neat, effortless handwriting. During each SMART™
Vision session, your child will participate in a series of movement
activities that strengthen eye movement speed and accuracy, visual spatial
awareness as well as table-top and computer-based activities that enhance
visual perception, visual-motor integration and visual memory.
changes in her after she completed the programs are remarkable. Her handwriting
has improved dramatically. It is easier for her to focus at school and she even
enjoys reading and Math now!” Nancy
Fox, mother of 9-year-old Juliette Bouwman
SMART™ Vision –
Details & Benefits. See improvement in:
speed and abilities
perception and memory
in detailed work
spatial awareness and organization
students 5+ to 18 years of age, SMART
Listening™ utilizes the Fast ForWord® family of products, proven for
its effectiveness at MIT, Stanford and Harvard Universities. The result of more
than 30 years of neuroscientific research, this software has helped over 2
million students boost their auditory, reading and language skills for improved
Children who have
been trained on Fast ForWord® have displayed improved auditory, language and
reading skills and increased self-esteem in and out of the classroom. Fast
ForWord® is a computer-based product that accelerates learning by developing
Learning MAPS™, key cognitive skills comprising Memory, Attention, Processing,
and Sequencing. Through Frequency, Adaptivity, Simultaneous development, and
Timely motivation, the FAST Power Learning Formula™, language, reading and
comprehension skills improve.
won’t think of the change as physical, but it really improves response time.
And you know what? It means more time to react to changes without being
oblivious to the fact that changes, whether physical or mental, are happening
around you. Not just response, but comprehension, too. Keeps me more alert,
something even Java can’t bring to me. Kudos!” - 14 year-old boy, after 6 weeks of SMART Listening™
SMART Listening –
Details & Benefits See improvement in:
to follow instructions
and expressive language skills
and social skills
students 5+ to 18 years of age, SMART™
Focus utilizes the educationally proven computer-based programs, Play
Attention and Jungle Memory, to build attention and working memory brain
fitness. Play Attention is developed from NASA technology and certified by the
Space Foundation. It uses feedback-based technology to build skills that
strengthen our attention brain fitness.
This is crucial to
support all areas of learning, impacting a student’s focus and organization, as
well as behaviour, academics and social interactions. Jungle Memory builds
working memory through the use of adaptive technology and interactive games.
Working memory is used to remember important information as well as to work
with it; e.g. when doing mental Math, we need to remember a set of numbers and
simultaneously complete the calculation. Students who use Jungle Memory have
seen improvement in IQ, classroom performance, self-esteem and behaviour.
I came home from work last night, my son came running to me waving this piece
of homework in his hand. For the first time ever, he was able to finish all his
homework during class – a great achievement for him to have the attention and
focus to complete a task swiftly! We are all so proud!” Parent of a 7 year-old boy, after 20 weeks of SMART™
SMART™ Focus –
Details & Benefits. See improvement in:
to stay on task
During the tour, I had the opportunity to chat with Mr. Harish
Babla , CFE of Global Franchise Master. Mr. Babla emphasized, the brain is a
muscle and through repeated training and practice we can restructure the
neurons in the brain to process information faster and more efficiently. Which
parent doesn’t want their child to have increased IQ, improved problem solving
skills, be able to remember more, be brimming with confidence, be focused
organized and attentive? We believe that all parents aspire for their child to
be a scholar, artist or athlete and BrainFit Studio’s whole brain training can
result in a child achieving his or her potential for a successful life”
What I did realize,
after the tour and after learning so much about our brain is that BrainFit programs focused on the foundation
needed for our kids to learn. Yes!!! Building a solid foundation is very
important. Brain fitness training builds mental efficiency and when the brain
is efficient, everything else follows. Great right?
There is only so much
that a parent can understand from his or her child’s development through
observation, spending time together and through
home-learning with the child. Try
the Cognitive MAP assessment and you may be surprised with the test result;
parents have been known to be surprised by the gaps in the cognitive abilities
of their children or that the assessment validates some of their worries. I am
opting to enroll Ash into these programs
once the Baby/Junior program is launched. If you have always been wondering why
is your child suffering from a lack of attention, or is slower than his peers,
it may be time for you to visit the BrainFit studio to understand how the brain
affects your child’s pace of learning. Furthermore, the BrainFit studio is
hosting free non-obligatory information sessions daily for all parents for a
limited time. Contact the BrainFit studio for more information today.
Franchise Masters Private Limited (GFM) of Singapore announces the opening of
the 1stBrainFit Studio franchise in Malaysia on Saturday, August 1,
2015 at the Curve mall, 1st Floor in MutiaraDamansara.
first franchise is being opened by Master Franchisee, Brain Fit EducareSdn. Bhd,
who has signed a Master Franchisee agreement with GFM to develop a minimum of
15 franchised locations in Malaysia and Brunei. “We are very excited to bring
BrainFit Studio franchise to Malaysia and have the first location in The Curve
Mall for the benefit of all the parents in the Damansara area who want to give
their children the Ultimate Advantage in
Life,” said Ms. Frena Tan, Managing Director of Brain Fit EducareSdn. Bhd.
Studio provides whole brain training to transform the brain to be more
efficient and fit. Our philosophy is unique from tuition or enrichment centers,
where BrainFit programs work on the foundational cognitive skills that enables
all learning to be enhanced. The training results in the student gaining
valuable cognitive skills for success not only in school, but overall success
in life,” said Mr. Harish Babla, Managing Director of GFM.
ages 5+-16 workout
with ceritified brain trainers at the BrainFit Studio twice per week for one
hour, rotating through four modules: SMART Moves, SMART
Listening, SMART Vision and SMART Focus. These neuroscience-based programs have
been tested since 2001 to deliver proven results that positively impact the
lives of all students.
Fit EducareSdnBhd is the Master Licensee for BrainFit Studio franchise for
Malaysia and Brunei. The company is led by Ms. Frena Tan and Mr. Robert Lim.
Managing Director, Ms. Tan has experience with child-oriented business and a
passion for working with children. Mr. Lim runs a successful chain of retail
stores. The company has plans to open a minimum of 15 BrainFit Studio
franchisees in the next 5 years.
Studio was started by Ms. Cheryl Chia in Singapore in 2001. Ms. Chia has a
Masters in Pediatric physiotheraphy and is a leading practitioner of the latest
research in neuroplasticity, making her sought-after expert in the field of
About Global Franchise
is headquartered in Singapore and is led by Mr. Harish Babla, its Managing
Director and CEO. GFM is responsible for the development and growth of the BrainFit
Studio brand globally. Today BrainFit Studio operates in 6 countries. The team
at GFM has over 30 years expertise in franchising and scaling businesses for
global growth based on the world class franchising standards. The GFM group of
brands includes BrainFit Studio (www.brainfitadvantage.com)
from Singapore and Acumen Sports (www.AcumenSports.com)
from Argentina, Mr. Babla has been involved in franchising since 1983.
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