Kudumbashree Wellness Centre opened at Kunnamkulam Municipality Updated On 2019-01-07
Kudumbashree Wellness Centre is opened at Kunnamkulam Municipality of Thrissur district of Kerala to address the lifestyle diseases caused by the unhealthy food habits. Life style diseases are quite common in Kunnamkulam Municipality. The health issues can be reduced to a large extend by practicing yoga or physical fitness exercises and there arise the scope of a Wellness centre.
Kudumbashree Welless centre is one of the initiatives implemented in Kunnamkulam Municipality after assessing the demand. The wellness centre is launched as NULM individual enterprises for men and women. Named as 'Bull International Wellness Centre' the centre is fully equipped for women and men with adequate parking facility and all are viable for economic and social context. This centre includes a yoga trainer, dietitian and a gym trainer.
The certified yoga trainer of the wellness centre give the three vital components that make the practice whole: breathing exercise, body postures and meditation to the clients. The dietitian works closely with clients who are over weight, have medical illness that prevent them from losing weight , diabetes etc and also help clients make meal plans and change the course of their life with the food they eat each day.The certified gym trainer give the fitness classes which consist of heavy duty treadmill, motorized treadmill, orbit rack steel type machine , leg press machine etc. Smt. Sudha, one of the Kudumbashree member is the yoga trainer and Shri. Jiju Mon, the entrepreneur himself is the certified gym trainer of the wellness centre.
A total of Rs 8 lakhs was invested in the enterprise and was done through NULM bank loan and beneficiary share. Rs 6 lakh was availed as loan and Rs 2 lakh was the beneficiary share. The Wellness Centre have a total of 6 shifts of 1 hour each everyday . A shift can maximum incorporate around 10 persons. Rs 1500 is the fee per month.
The percentage of women who are over weight or obese in Kerala is 28% .The problem of obesity has been particularly increase in urban area ,as there is a drastic change in living standards and life style of people over the recent years.It is for addressing such health issues caused because of unhealthy life style that the wellness centre was launched.
Self Employment Programme Component of NULM focus on financial assistance to individuals/groups of urban poor for setting up gainful self-employment ventures/ micro-enterprises, suited to their skills, training, aptitude and local conditions.