On August 24th 2013 at the “Mahogany” meeting room of Satree Phuket School, Secretary of PPAO Council – Mr.Kriwut Kumbaan presided over a project entitled “One Tambol – One Aerobic 2013”” Line Dance program. In attendance at the project was Advisor of PPAO – Mr.Boonserm Suwanrattaphoom, PPAO Council Members – Mr.Prasit Sinsoawaphak, Mr.Saroj Angkanaphilas, Mr.Kamron Pantip, Mr.Opas Chobdi and Mrs.Nualchan Samart, Vice Doctor of Phuket Public Health Office – Dr.Prapornsri Narinrak, Director of Satree Phuket School – Mr.Utain Chitsamroey and members of 79 Phuket Exercise Clubs. The total attendance for the project was 996 people.
The aim of the project was to provide the island’s exercise leaders line dancing training, a method of exercise where groups of participants perform pre arranged movements in rows. Line dancing uses the basic skills of natural movements, walking and dancing and leads those who participate to live a healthy lifestyle. The movements go in 4 directions in time with the rhythm of music. This form of exercise is also proved to improve coordination between the left and right side of the brain giving better balance.
PPAO has provided support for the Phuket Health Office’s budget to support the “One Tambol – One Aerobic” project since its implementation in 2011. The main support provided by the budget was the provision of stereos, training for the exercise teachers and organizing seminars for those wanting to learn.