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Helper Appreciation Month: Fitness, Photography, Dragon Boat Racing and Theatre During Fun Week

helper appreciation month includes offers for free and discounted fitness classes for helpers
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It’s the final week of Helper Appreciation Month! Treat your helper to a healthy dose of fun on her day off, from fitness, to theatre to inspiring photo walks

In case you missed the big announcement, May 2019 is Helper Appreciation Month! Throughout the month of May we will have four themed weeks offering special activities and free or discounted services just for helpers: Healthcare (3-10 May); Gratitude (10-17 May); Education (17-24 May); and Fun (24-31 May). Today we are highlighting all the ways your helper can enjoy her day off and have some fun!

Click here to sign up for our Helper Celebration Party on Saturday 1 June!

The struggle to achieve a work/life balance is real for all of us! But when you work 6 days a week (and essentially live at your workplace) it can be even tougher. Making time for fun can make a big difference to the rest of the week, whether it’s getting some exercise, indulging a creative side, joining a club or getting together with friends. Make sure your helper knows what’s on offer for her on her day off, especially if she’s new to Singapore.

What does your helper do on her day off? If she’s looking for some fun new activities to try, let her know about these great offers from our partner organisations.

FAST Clubhouse Membership

Discounted Clubhouse Membership with FAST

FAST Clubhouse Members enjoy free access to fitness classes; affordable rates for karaoke bookings; free locker usage; free wifi, games, books and move screenings; plus discounts on classes, F&B, remittance and medical services, and much more.

Sassy Mama Perk: FAST is happy to offer all foreign domestic workers with valid work permit cards a 50% discount on one year membership at the FAST Clubhouse for sign ups during the period from 23 to 31 May 2019 (U.P. $10 annual fee)

To redeem your discounted annual membership:

  1. Head down to the FAST Clubhouse at 2985 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-1B, Singapore 159457
  2. Fill up the membership form at the registration counter
  3. Quote “Sassy Mama” during your registration

T&Cs:
∙ Limited to the first 400 sign ups from 23 May to 31 May 2019
∙ The code “Sassy Mama” must be quoted during registration
∙ Not to be used in conjunction with any other promotions or events-related discounts
∙ Limited to one code per sign-up

Helpers and employers can sign up and find out more at the FAST Education and Health Fair, happening on Sunday May 26 from 11am to 4pm.

FAST, 2985 Jalan Bukit Merah #01-1B, Singapore 159457, www.fast.org.sg

Free Spirits boxing

Fitness Classes from Free Spirits

Free Spirits is a social initiative that provides Foreign Domestic Workers with access to fitness activities through partnerships with local fitness studios. They host free monthly events with activities like zumba, yoga and boxing. Upcoming events are all announced on their Facebook page. Free Spirits also offer packages where FDWs can attend regular fitness classes in studios across Singapore at a discounted rate. Packages start from just $20.

Sassy Mama Perk: Free and discounted exercise classes for helpers!

Pilates

When: Sunday 2 June, 11:45am – 12:30pm
Cost: Free
Address: FlyWith Fitness, 94 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore, 088515
Sign up here.

Zumba
When: Sunday 2 June, 3 – 4pm
Cost: $5/person (pay at the door)
Address:  JR Fitness, 1 Coleman St, B1, 19 The Adelphi, 179803
Sign up here.

Basic Flow Yoga
When: Sunday 9 June, 12:45 – 1:45pm
Cost: Free
Address: Facebook Office, 9 Straits View, Marina One West Tower, Singapore 018937
Sign up here.

ZUU Class
When: Sunday 9 June, 2:15 – 3:15pm
Cost: Free
Address: Facebook Office, 9 Straits View, Marina One West Tower, Singapore 018937
Sign up here.
*Please note that this is may be a more rigorous session compared to others

HelpHer Do Better Yoga

Yoga Classes from HelpHer Do Better

Social initiative HelpHer Do Better aims to help foreign domestic workers gain self-esteem and mental wellness through activities like yoga, bootcamps, hikes, book exchanges, wellness workshops by experts and experience sharing by fellow helpers.

Sassy Mama Perk: Yoga in the park!

Bonding Yoga At The Park
When: Sunday 26 May & 2 June, 8-9am
Cost: FREE!
Location: Palm Valley, Singapore Botanic Gardens (near the Orchid Garden entrance)
Max 150 each session

Please come early to settle down, the session will start promptly at 8am. All levels welcome, bring a yoga mat or big towel, water bottle and bug spray.

How To Get There:

Taxi: Drop at Tyersall Gate and walk towards the Orchid Garden and Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. Palm Valley is the sloping field between them.
MRT: Take the MRT to Botanic Gardens MRT Station. From Bukit Timah Gate, walk towards Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage and Palm Valley.

T&Cs:
Signups through Eventbrite links on a first come first serve basis.

Sign up here.

Mayrhose Coronado photography walk

Photo Walk with Mayrhose Coronado

Mahrose Coronado is a foreign domestic worker from the Philippines, Aidha student and an award-winning photographer with a passion for Peranakan shophouses and architecture. Read our interview with her here!

Sassy Mama Perk: Mayrhose will guide a group of photography enthusiasts on a photo walk around Bukit Pasoh Road, Duxton Hill and Keong Saik Road. All skill levels are welcome, just bring a smartphone!

Photo Walk
When: Sunday 26 May and Sunday 2 June, 2-5pm
Meeting Point: Outram Park MRT, Exit H

Those attending, please install Snapseed and Adobe Photoshop Express prior to the photo walk. Remember to wear comfortable clothing and shoes as there will be quite a bit of walking and bring a water bottle, cap or umbrella just in case it rains.

Sign up here (limited to 20 spots for each session).

race2share dragon boat racing

Dragon Boat Training with Race2Share

Race2Share works closely with foreign domestic workers to get them actively involved in sport for self-empowerment, holistic personal development and better productivity. They organise dragon boat racing every Sunday, as well as outrigger canoeing, with the support of their current training partners. They also conduct various fitness classes like swimming, cycling and running and encourage their members to adopt a fit and active lifestyle. Employers can enrol their FDWs by purchasing class packages for dragon boat sessions via the website.

Sassy Mama Perk: One Stroke, One Goal! A special dragon boat session for Employer-FDW tandem teams.

When: Saturday 1 June
Time: 10 – 11:30am
Where: Singapore Water Sports Hub Centre (nearest to Stadium MRT – Circle Line)
Max Capacity: 20 pairs (40pax maximum) = 1 employer + 1 FDW
Fee: $20s per pair

Sign up here.

What to bring:
1. Bring extra clothes as you will be loading the boat and you may get wet during the activity.
2. Please bring cap & wear dri-fit top & shorts to avoid heat exhaustion.
3. Wear comfortable footwear (slippers & aqua shoes are acceptable).
4. Bring shades & sunscreen to protect you from the heat.
5. Bring your own water bottle as we will not be able to provide refreshments.
6. Please be at the venue by 9.45am as you will need to sign a waiver and warm-up prior to the sessions.

Race2Share, www.race2share.org

Wild Rice Supervision

Theatre Tickets from W!LD RICE

W!LD RICE was founded in 2000 by Ivan Heng, with a mission to provide an open forum for the shared experience of theatre; celebrating our diversity, reflecting on the problems and possibilities of our times, and presenting productions that inspire, challenge and entertain.

Representation matters! Treat your helper to a night at the theatre, with a play that chronicles the challenges faced by Yanti, an Indonesian domestic worker in Singapore. Supervision shows us the perspective of Yanti, as well as that of her demanding employer Jenny, and Jenny’s elderly father Teck, whom Yanti is hired to care for.

Sassy Mama Perk: Wild Rice is offering 20 x Category 1 tickets worth $50 each for the first 20 employers who purchase a ticket to Supervision on Sunday 11 August, 7:30pm. Buy a ticket for your helper and get a free ticket for her to bring along a friend.

Book online here.

T&C:
– Limited to 1st 20 bookings.
– Free ticket valid for FDW with valid work permit verifiable at the door.
– SISTIC booking fee of $4 per ticket payable to all tickets inclusive of free ticket.
– Tickets are for the performance on 11 August, 7:30pm

W!LD RICE, Funan, 109 North Bridge Road, Singapore, 179097, www.wildrice.com.sg

Lead image via Aidha

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