Category Archives: fitness

Women’s Health Are You Game? Happening on May 19

Are You Game?, an international signature event of Women’s Health (WH) done in New York, Chicago, and Sydney is now in the Philippines. And true to its international counterparts, WH Are You Game? Philippines invites women to take charge of their health and wellness in an all-day-feel-good festival through fitness workouts, healthy snacks, proper hydration, a bit of pampering, music, and more.  


Simply present your May 2012 issue of WH to join.  

For preregistration procedures and more details on  WH Are You Game?, grab a copy of the May issue of  WH with Solenn Heussaff on the cover or like WH on facebook

WH Philippines proves time and time again to be the leader in fitness, wellness and fun! Discover the latest workouts in the metro with  WH and Gatorade Low Carb’s first ever Are You Game? event on May 19, Saturday at Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater at 2PM. 
Through this event,  WH encourages all women to let out their adventurous side as they try various workouts like Partner Yoga, a yoga exercise that combines Thai massage, yoga, and the dynamic power of acrobatics. TRX Body Blast and Rip Training, a total body workout, which works on strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. Techno Rave, a cardio workout through dance steps set to 90s techno beats.

Then, ladies can bounce their way to weight loss with the use of Kangoo Jump shoes through FTX Urban Rebound or look and feel like a model with Model’s Runway workout. And the highlight of the event, featuring hot dance moves of chart topping club tunes – Gatorade Low Carb Cardio Mash-up is a must try!

If all is not enough for today’s active women,  WH Philippines also brings together sets of activities that only WH can give. Know the perfect workout and nutrition plan for your body type through a one on one consultation with  WH fitness experts and nutrition consultants. On top of that, ladies can also try virtual surfing, bungee jumping, and even bull riding!

WH Are You Game? is brought to you by Gatorade Low Carb.  Special thanks to official venue partner Bonifacio Global City and official radio partners Magic 89.9 and Mellow 94.7.

See you there!

Reebok’s “The Sport of Fitness Has Arrived” Campaign Launched!

14 April 2012 — The Reebok Experience Zone Philippines in partnership with Crossfit® was launched on April 13, Friday evening, at Eastwood City Walk. I was invited to take part in the event and discover Reebok’s latest footwear technology called RealFlex (RF). It’s a new technology designed for natural movement and flexibility.  



I’ve heard of Reebook in the 80s.  Most of my classmates back then owned this famous white or black high-top basketball shoes and it was quite a fad in the campus, and if you own one, you’d be considered a fashionista.  But I never get to wear any of Reebok’s products until now. Thanks to Reebok Philippines (thru the invite of Villy of Reebok and fellow blogger Blas aka Titanium Runner) for giving me a pair of Reebok’s RF. 

In as much as wanted to test the new Reebook pair (colored gray and light blue) the following week, I couldn’t just yet as I was still in the middle of a training run and also got another new pair of running shoes for break-in (courtesy of a Gift Certificate won at bloggers meet and greet raffle last January) which I would be using in an upcoming big race. 
I finally had my chance to initially test RF last Tuesday, April 19, in a six-kilometer run, a combination of some flat and hilly training run for me that night.  My verdict:  RF is very light, soft and flexible. It conforms to the shape of your feet; it’s like wearing another pair of very thick socks.  Ideal distance to run in it would be from 3 KM at the minimum to 15-16 KMs maximum.  RF is good for speedy runners who want protection and a minimalist feel during races.  Tip: Get a pair one size up as RF is a little cutie in terms of size.


The Sport of Fitness Has Arrived (in the Philippines) Campaign

Reebok invites everyone to experience their Reebok Experience Zone and discover Crossfit®, a strength and conditioning program.  The Reebok Experience Zone is a FREE, interactive retail event, and it will go around different malls in Metro Manila until June.  Everyone gets a chance to participate in a CrossFitChallenge by trying on RealFlex shoes and various CrossFit movements including box jump, jump rope, and air squat.  This campaign aims to change the way people perceive, define, and experience fitness. 
Reebok Experience Zone

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About Reebok
Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in CantonMAUSA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of sports, fitness and casual footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied heritage in running, training and fitness. A subsidiary of the adidas Group, Reebok operates under the multiple divisions of the Reebok brand, Reebok-CCM Hockey and the Sports Licensed Division.
For more information, visit Reebok
Or, discover Reebok at the following locations: 
About CrossFit
CrossFit, Inc. is the world’s foremost developer of functional fitness programming and a leading accredited certificate issuer for physical training professionals worldwide. Founded by Greg and Lauren Glassman, CrossFit® is the principal strength and conditioning program for hundreds of accomplished and professional athletes and hundreds of thousands of individuals seeking to achieve elite fitness.  
CrossFit offers specialty certificate courses and programs, including the CrossFit Kids program; publishes the CrossFit Journal; and created and operates the CrossFit Games, an annual event which seeks to find and crown the Fittest on Earth™. There are currently more than 3,000 affiliated gyms in the global CrossFit training network.  
For more information, please visit CrossFitCrossFit Facebook site or CrossFit YouTube.  CrossFit is a registered trademark and 3,2,1..Go! and Fittest on Earth are trademarks of CrossFit, Inc. in the U.S.  and/or other countries.
About RSH Marketing Philippines, Inc.
RSH Marketing Philippines, Inc. is the local distributor of Reebok.
Reebok Realflex is available at Reebok stores in Megamall, Trinoma, Festival Mall, Eastwood Citywalk2, Robinsons Galleria and Royal Sporting House stores nationwide.
For more information, please call (02) 635-4301. 

Dare to be Fit ‘N Right Fun Run


Fun Run Details

3k, 5k, 10k
Men’s and Women’s Open
SM MOA Music Hall
Nov. 22, 4AM

Registration fee of Php 300 which includes Dare to Fit ‘n Right Fun Run singlet, race bib, Fit ‘N Right products, etc.

CEMG Office
Unit 3A Vernida I Bldg.
Amorsolo Street
Legazpi Village,
Makati City
Tel. No.: 892.5842
MP: 09155498282
Look for Marianne Tapales

Dare to be Fit ‘n Right booths
Bonifacio High Street, Taguig

Dare to be Fit ‘n Right booths in Selected SM Hypermarkets
Mall of Asia, Sucat, Pasig, and North EDSA

Proceeds of the fun run will benefit the victims of typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng, among others, through the SM Foundation.

Last Oct. 23, the Del Monte Fit ‘n Right launched its newest campaign Dare to be Fit ‘N Right at SM Mall of Asia and it was a bloggers event that featured Master Coach Jim Saret’s revolutionary F.I.T workout. I was invited for this event but had to beg off due to previous commitments. I’ve heard that the launch was a huge success!

About the F.I.T. Workout

The Fast Interval Training is a four-minute workout that makes you burn at least 400 calories and continues to burn even when you’re done with the workout! Plus, you don’t have to be a gym buff to enjoy the workout. It doesn’t require much space and equipment. It’s scientific, very visual, easy, designed for non-athletes, and with measurable results!

Partner your F.I.T workout with your Fit ‘n Right fruit juice drink, you’ll see faster results for Del Monte Fit ‘N Right contains the breakthrough L-Carnitine that helps burn fat and B Vitamis 1, 6, 12 that help speed up metabolism.

L-Carnitine is a natural substance that is occurring in the body but can be supplemented for optimal health. It transports the fatty acids into the mitochondria, the “cell’s powerhouse” where they are burned into energy needed for a healthy heart, important body functions and physical activities. Supplementary L-Carnitine contributes to optimal fat oxidation, and along with a proper diet and regular exercise, promotes healthy body weight.

A clinical study done by the University of the Philippines through Dra. Leonora Panlasigui and company has proven the effectiveness of Fit ‘n Right. In that study, it was found that one can lose as such as 16.7% body fat in just 6 weeks with regular consumption of Fit ‘n Right, diet and exercise. There are studies that indicate that 1000mg per day is ideal in helping you lose weight along with proper diet and regular exercise. Each Fit ‘n Right bottle contains 300mg and the recommended daily intake is at least 3 bottles, at least 2 hours before exercise or physical activity to maximize the fat-burning benefit.

B Vitamins 1, 6 and 12 are known as energy boosters and they help reduce fatigue and increase endurance by facilitating conversion of carbohydrates, protein and fat into energy. With L-Carnitine, B Vitamins can optimize metabolization of carbohydrates, protein and fat into energy.

Who is the Coach for the F.I.T. Workout?

The revolutionary F.I.T. Workout was conducted by Sports Scientist and Master Coach Jim Saret. Coach Saret obtained his MS Sports Science degree from Brigham Young University in the US. He is a core training expert and a sports and fitness writer and lecturer. Currently, he is the Sports Program Head of the Ateneo de Manila University and the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the PBA, POC, and the PSC.