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Dee Dee's Profile
 
Consultant & Visiting Lecturer
Exercise Physiologist
Nutritionist
Celebrity Trainer
Official REEBOK Fitness Ambassador
Official VMG Ambassador
Official CHIEF Ambassador for Positive Behavioural Change
TV Presenter
 
■ Dee Dee's Research Selected Presentation in the President's Cup Award in The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) North-West & Alaska Chapter Annual Meeting 2016 in Tacoma, Washington 14-16 April 2016
■ Tune in to "Lensa Ramadhan" on Mon, 20 June 2016 on Channel News Asia/TV Suria at 8.30pm where Dee Dee gives tips on Exercises for Terawih, Behavioural Change for healthy lifestyle and speaks about her Doctoral Dissertation which received international recognition being the only research from Asia, presented in the President's Cup Award in the American College of Sports Medicine North West Chapter Annual Meeting 2016 in Tacoma, Washington. More tips on Exercises for Terawih will be given on Dee Dee Mahmood Fanpage.
 
 
■ Dee Dee is specially honoured for her commitment and dedication to Health Empowerment in Singapore and the Asian region. Dee Dee specially selected for her contributions to society, among the honored in this category is the 1st Lady of Singapore (wife of Singapore 1st President Yusof Ishak)
 
 

► Dee Dee is the Consultant & Visiting Lecturer, University of Malaya

Co-Researcher, Consultant and CHIEF Ambassador , UMCH Technology Sdn Bhd

Collaborative Research Consultant with the Centre of Research in Computational Sciences and Informatics for Biology, Bioindustry,

Environment, Agriculture and Healthcare (CRYSTAL), University Malaya

Project Consultant for UM Grand Challenge Grant Project (ICT for Emotion Connectedness, University Malaya

Head of Fitness & Lifestyle, 1Malaysia Sizing (MYSIZE) Malaysia National Project

Lecturer for United States Sports Academy and International Sports Academy, Singapore

Examiner & Lecturer, The American Council on Exercise

Examiner & Lecturer for Fitness Instructor Course, Singapore Sports Council in Singapore (since 2013)

The International Reviewer for Pilates in Indonesia 2014/2015. International Pilates Reviewer & Examiner for Yogyakarta State University in

October 2014

Gym Designer for Ladies’ Only Gym in Singapore in 2001

GyPanellist for the Community Blueprint on Singapore Health for the Singapore Government 2007

Celebrity Trainer in Personal Training, Partner-Trainings and Group Exercise (since 1995) (Dancefitness, SambaStep, Step Reebok, Yoga,

Pilates, BodyTone, BodySculpt, Stepbandrobix, AquaRobics, CHIIT, Bootcamp for Fitness, Stretch-Flex and others.)

Physiologist for Special Populations Exercises (elderly, pregnant, children, obese, medical conditions (diabetics, hypertension, hyperlipidemia,

arthritic sufferers etc).

Examiner Sports Director for American College of Sports Medicine, America (2001)

 

3 Dec 2015 Launch By Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia, University of Malaya, ASTRO AWANI TV, REEBOK and UMCH Sdn Bhd @ Experimental Theatre, University of Malaya at 2- 5pm


- “Travel Fitness Asia with Dee Dee” TV Show on ASTRO

- “The Obesity Dilemma: The Obesity Paradox Re-Visited” Book Pre-Launch (Dee Dee - Author)

- CHIEFTM Ambassadorship Announcement (Dee Dee’s joint positive behavioural change research reveal) WWW.DEEDEEFITNESS.COM 1

- Fat2FitR Season 2 Closing Ceremony (Dee Dee as Mentor & Trainer)

 

Education


PhD with Universiti Malaya entitled “Psychophsyiological effects of Music and Movement on Overweight and Obese Women in Singapore (Good

Standing)

Master of Exercise Science, Nanyang Technological University/NIE, Singapore

Bachelor of Science with Academic Excellence (Sports Science & Sports Management) from Edith Cowan University, Australia

 

Dee Dee receives Awards & Honors!


Dee Dee is specially honoured for her commitment and dedication to Health Empowerment in the region. She is one of the 25 women, among whom is the 1st Lady of Singapore (wife of Singapore’s 1st President Yusof Ishak).

View Video Journal Aura Hawa Dee Dee Mahmood on YouTube https://youtu.be/uRmvKbu2Mio

Awarded 2015 The Iconic Inspiration, Celebrate the Hero for Jetstar Airways Dee Dee was honoured with Universiti Malaya’s UMCares Award 2014 in recognition for her tremendous effort and contributions towards Community Engagement & Sustainability as well as Community Empowerment for Health in Malaysia

Awarded "The Shining Lady Award, Singapore 2014" by EDH, Singapore on 8 March 2014 for her commitment, dedication and contribution towards the empowerment of community fitness and health in Singapore

Dee Dee is also a Multi-Award Winner, as follows:

✔ 1st Singapore Honoree 2011 International Women Empowering Maverick Award, USA

✔ 2011 Challenge Medal Winner at World Idea Fitness Convention, Los Angeles, USA

✔ 2010 "Caring It Forward" Ambassador (National Healthcare

✔ 2008 & 2009 "Go Red for Women" Ambassador (Singapore Heart

✔ 2006 Gold Award, Singapore Sporting Inspiration Award (Singapore Sports Council)

✔ 2005 Singapore Healthy Lifestyle Ambassador Award (Singapore Health Promotion

✔ 2004 Gold Award, Singapore Sporting Inspiration Award (Singapore Sports Council)

 
* Launched Worldcuprobix nationwide with massive coverages from TV News, Radio & print media in conjunction with the World Cup in 2010

* Dee Dee is a Football Fitness Coach & Initiator of Exhibition Celebrity Charity Match on 16 Aug 2009. Celebrity Weekender Football Team created by Dee Dee, to showcase through the media the positive effects of physiological and psychological trainings as well as nutritional advice on health and fitness for the Singapore Weekend heartlander Footballers

* Designs 1st Gym for Muslim Ladies in Singapore in 2000

* Released her first MTV Single & Fitness Video titled "Dee Unravelled" in 2008, launched nationwide by Minister Member of Parliament Halimah Yaacob, Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee on Health. This first fitness dvd received wide media coverage and was sold out within 7 months of its nationwide launch in 2008.

* Panellist for Community Blueprint-Planning of Singapore's Health Programme, nominated by Prof Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Environment & Water Resources in 2007

* Dee Dee is the Mentor and Celebrity Trainer for "Fat to Fit", a 17-episode reality TV series on RTM TV 1, with 6 obese ladies successfully losing 25kg within 3 months!
 

Obesity Fitness Management Programme: FAT2FITR Singapore & Malaysia Founded, Trained and Mentored by Dee Dee


  • Fat2FitR with Dee Dee is an “INSPIRE & EMPOWER” community-health initiative founded by Dee Dee, who first spearheaded Fat2FitR TV RTM TV1 in a 17-episodes reality TV segment aired on Malaysia’s National TV Station: RTM TV1 in 2013. Mentoring and training 6 obese participants in holistic obesity fitness management program.

  • 3 successful versions of Fat2FitR Singapore with Dee Dee was conducted in Singapore in 2013/2014.

  • In Malaysia, MARA (Majlis Amanah Rakyat, Malaysia) undertook Fat2FitR MARA Corporate Employee Programme with Dee Dee

  • University of Malaya undertook Fat2FitR Employee Wellness Programme with Fat2FitR Season 1 (2014) & Fat2FitR Season 2 (2015) where the participants lost up to 20 kg in 3 months, the healthy way.

  • University Malaya is undergoing Get Fit U.M.@ Chancellory with Dee Dee 2016

Mentoring Fat2FitR Community and Fat2FitR TV was inspirational as Dee Dee herself was once obese at 90kg but is now a petite healthy 48 kg empowering the community to combat obesity to improve health and their quality of life.

 
 
 
 

Publications

 
“The Obesity Dilemma: The Obesity Paradox Re-visited. (2016) by Dee Dee Mahmood (Author), Mohd Salleh Aman, Mohd Nasir Hashim & Loo Fung Ying. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: University of Malaya Press.
   
Hidup Aktif Cara Kita. (2016). Mohd Salleh Aman & Wasitah Hj Mohd Yusof. (2015). Institut Penyelidikan Pembangunan Belia Malaysia
   
Fat2FitR: The CHIEFTM Support Solution to Obesity Fitness Management for Positive Behavioural Change.
   
Dee Dee is the Contributing Editor in the 2015 book entitled "Sports and Recreation: Where Fitness Fits In" launched on 18 Dec 2014 by University Malaya.
   
Featured in the Singapore's Prime Minister Coffee Table Book in 2008
   
Columnist for Media/Press (Berita Harian & Berita Minggu in Singapore, Mingguan Malaysia, Majalah Perkahwinan, Her World Magazine & Shape Magazine in Singapore among others)
 
 
Speaking Engagements
 
Invited Speaker at the 9th International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences ICESS 2015, 17 – 18 October 2015 speaking on “Obesity Fitness Management: Effects of music on physical activity among obese women in Singapore” in Holiday Inn Istanbul City, Istanbul, Turkey
   
Invited Speaker at the 9th ASEAN Conference Symposium on Primary Health Care, Malaysia on 24-26 April 2015 speaking on “Lifestyle Management for Obesity: What works.”
   
Invited Speaker at the 4th International Conference on Management, Finance & Entrepreneurship, Medan, Indonesia, 11-12 April 2015 speaking on “FAT to FIT – An Asian OBESITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM and the Malaysian case study”
   
Speaker “Fat to Fit: The Obesogenic Factor” in the UMCares Exchange & Summit 2014 on 11-13 Nov 2014
   
Invited Speaker at World Leisure Congress in Alabama, USA on 7-12 Sep 2014, presenting the “Algorithym of obesity fitness management in Singapore and Malaysia”
   
Invited Speaker to William Paterson University, New Jersey, USA presenting “Women & Sports in Malaysia”. She was interviewed by WP 88.7 FM
   
Keynote Speaker in the 14th Annual International Conference Sports: Economics, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects on 19-22 May 2014 in Athens Greece, presenting "Fat2FitR Reality TV: The Malaysian community perspective and the Singapore connection."
   
Nominated Speaker at the International Women Day, University Malaya, Malaysia on 8 March 2014
   
Seminar Speaker: “Fat to Fit: Obesity in Singapore.” Changkat Community Club, Singapore (24 Nov 2013)
   
Guest Lecturer in Yogyakarta State University April 2014
   
Chairperson in the International Student Sports Science Conference (ISSSC 2013)
   
Chairperson in the 14th Annual International Conference Sports: Economics, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects on 19-22 May 2014 in Athens Greece
 
 
Fitness DVDs Launched by Ministers in Singapore
 
Dee Dee released 2 Fitness Dvds and an MTV in 2008 and 2012 in Singapore:
 
"Dee Unravelled" Fitness Dvd was launched by Halimah Yaacob, Minister of State, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, Speaker of Parliament on 4 Aug 2008.
   
"Move Like Dee Dee" Fitness Dvd was launched by Minister of Parliament for Siglap, Charles Chong, Deputy Speaker of Parliament in the "Singapore National One Community Walk" on 26 Aug 2012.
   
Upcoming Latest Fitness DVD “Endorphinised! By Dee Dee” launching soon!
 
 

Media Coverages

 
She has been featured in USA Radio, USA Today, Philippines Enquirer, Channel News Asia, Shape, ELLE, Her World, Simply Her, Vanilla, Today, Straits Times, Sunday Times, CLIVE magazine, Utusan Malaysia, Utusan Mega, Harian Metro, MIDI, Dewi, Keluarga, Majalah Perkahwinan, radio FM94.2, 89.7Ria, 91.3FM, Class 95, 938 LIVE, Suria TV, Astro, Channel 5 TV, RTM TV1 among others.
   
COVERGIRL in Magazines such as Vanilla, Heartline,Lifewise etc.
   
 
* Dee Dee was first featured in Simply Her Magazine and labelled as “One of the Top 10 Women to Change Your Life in 2007!"
   
* Special body issue feature in Her World Magazine in June 2012.
   
* Featured in Digits on Channel News Asia.
   
* New Year Resolution Exercises Plyo-S and Flex S featured in Majalah ISihat Jan and Feb 2016.
   
Invited Speaker on Mediacorp Radio Stations eg 93.8 LIVE, Radio Warna, Radio Ria, USA Radio & Mediacorp Tv stations, Suria, Channel 5, Channel News Asia etc.
 
 
Did You Know That...
 
Dee Dee was once obesed at 90kg?
   
  Overcoming the odds and spurred on by her family's tragic history: her father died of heart attack, her mother is now wheelchair-bound from stroke & obesity, her brother died at 49 years old from stroke. Her younger brother suffered mild stroke at 39 years old and she had 2 siblings with obesity, gout and hypertension.

She has successfully transformed herself into her current 49 kg healthy and fit self through healthy weight management.
   
Fat2FitR has been scientifically researched by Dee Dee.
   
CHIEFTM of which Dee Dee is a Consultant, Co-Researcher and Ambassador of, is a scientifically researched positive behavioural programme collaboration with the Artificial Robotics Intelligence.
   
Dee Dee is a
   
 
* Regional Motivational Health Speaker & Master Trainer in Corporate Wellness/Team Bonding Programme;
   
* Dee Dee is a Designer of Personal Groups Retreat Programme for Travel Agencies, Corporates and Family Groups;
   
* Specialises in Special Exercises for special populations ie. Seniors, obesed, children, medical conditions populations, the pregnant etc;
   
* Ergonomics Exercise Trainer in office & factories to increase productivity level of corporations.
 
 
Media
 
• Host of TV Programmes on Channel 5, Okto, Asian Food Channel, Suria TV since 2004: Klinik Kita, Kilo 123, Detik, Wanita Aktif, Sihat Cergas dll in Singapore and Malaysia
   
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Celebrity Nutritionist Judge in “Feast Fight” Cooking Programme on Channel 5 TV, Singapore in 2010
 
• MediaCorp Radio Academy Qualified Presenter since 2008, Singapore
   
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Dee Dee was featured in Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's Coffeetable Book 2008.
   
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Dee Dee successfully transformed local Singapore comedian with healthy weight loss of 18kg through a weight loss reality tv series on Kilo123 in 2006.
   
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TV Presenter in "Klinik Kita", an award winning Suria Tv programme.
   
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Dee Dee, Celebrity Trainer Launched Nationwide Exercise Video with Radio Deejays for Singapore Mediacorp Radio 94.2FM in 2005.
   
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Featured Nutritionist in Radio Warna FM94.2’s Cookbooks entitled “Rasa Rasa Warna” in 2007 and “Resepi Kasih, Hidangan Sayang” 2005.
   
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Launched Worldcuprobix nationwide with massive coverages from TV News, Radio & print media in conjunction with the World Cup in 2010.
   
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Dee Dee is a Football Fitness Coach & Initiator of Exhibition Celebrity Charity Match on 16 Aug 2009. Celebrity Weekender Football Team created by Dee Dee, to showcase through the media the positive effects of physiological and psychological trainings as well as nutritional advice on health and fitness for the Singapore Weekend heartlander Footballers.
   
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Panellist for Community Blueprint-Planning of Singapore's Health Programme, nominated by Prof Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Environment & Water Resources in 2007.
   
* Dee Dee's Research Selected Presentation in the President's Cup Award in The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) North-West & Alaska Chapter Annual Meeting 2016 in Tacoma, Washington 14-16 April 2016
   
   
* Dee Dee is specially honoured for her commitment and dedication to Health Empowerment in Singapore and the Asian region. Dee Dee specially selected for her contributions to society, among the honored in this category is the 1st Lady of Singapore (wife of Singapore 1st President Yusof Ishak)