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Garmin ® solar-powered smartwatches launched

Proprietary technology powers up the world’s first solar-powered multisport GPS smartwatch series

Building on the success of the debut of its patented solar charging technology in fēnix 6X Pro Solar, Garmin recently launched the extension of this technology into two of its flagship outdoor smartwatch series–Instinct and fēnix Solar.

Unlike other solar-powered watches that convert the solar energy into electrical energy for single function such as time, Garmin’s solar charging technology is the only watch that can convert electrical energy to support various sports activity modes and health monitoring features like heart rate, GPS, various sensors, and data calculation.

Solar Instinct / photo by TrendSpotting

This solar charging technology not only brings about an overall improved power performance, but also reduces carbon emissions by 59% compared with other smartwatches due to its reduced power charging frequency. With the enhanced battery life, added sports activities, and comprehensive health data monitoring, Garmin hopes to motivate users to continue their outdoor adventures and enjoy their activities for longer periods of time without having to worry that this activity not recorded when battery runs out.

To know more about the Instinct Solar and fēnix 6 Solar series, visit Kinetic site or ph.garmin.com. They are also available at Lazada, Shopee, Garmin stores, and authorized retailers.

About Garmin International, Inc. Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, fēnix, QuickFit and Instinct are registered trademarks. Garmin Pay and Power Glass are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Experience Sabor Latino 100% by Soleus Philippines

100% passion.

Promising unrelenting pure energy.

Sabor Latino 100%!

Soleus Running Philippines is proud to present their newest member in the Soleus family, William Flores.

William Flores is a Peruvian International Zumba® Fitness instructor, a great performer for almost four years now, and has performed at several major dance events in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Malta, France, Italy, Ireland, Dubai, and Singapore.


He had three years as a dancer under his belt teaching and dancing ballet, modern dance, jazz, reggaeton, salsa, cumbia, folk dance, merengue, and hip hop.  His love for dance and his joy creates a new world for all who come to his class.  He gives 110% on every performance and he cares about his students both outside and inside the Zumba® Fitness center.  His name is undoubtedly growing in the dance world.

This coming February 2017, experience Sabor Latino 100% for the very first time in Manila, Philippines!

Stay tuned for more updates!

The Music Run™, 3 Dec. 2016

Asia’s most exciting music festival and ultimate 5K run drew nearly ten thousand runners when it first made waves in the Philippines last year [at the Philippine Arena]!

This year, The Music Run™ (TMR™) by Philam Vitality in partnership with music streaming service Spotify brings the party back to Manila with everyone’s favorite hits playing on 120 concert-quality speakers across McKinley West in Taguig City.

The Music Run 2016 successfully launched in Uptown Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

TMR™ event was officially launched last week at the Revel at the Palace, Uptown Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City attended by event partners, sponsors, the media, and VIP guests.

The five-kilometer run includes music-themed zones playing Rock, Pop, Old School, Hip Hop, and Dance.  Using the live Spotify Music Voting App, participants can vote up to five songs per playlist every day to build the official soundtrack for each zone.  The event kicks off with a prerun performance by local alternative band Sud, while the afterrun music festival features Australian radio house DJ Sam Withers.

Music Runners™ can select from two event packs: Standard Pack (P850) which comes with a T-shirt, bag, beat band, sticker, and temporary tattoo; the Rock Star Pack (P1400) which comes with a towel, water bottle, and a cap.

Late registration for TMR™ starts on November 1. Standard and Rock Star Packs for late registrants are priced at P950 and P1600 respectively. For last call registrations starting on November 21, the Standard and Rock Star Packs will cost P1050 and P1800 respectively. Last call for registration is on November 25. Children less than five years old can join the run for FREE!  Registrants can collect their event packs at Glorietta 5 in Makati on November 26-28.

Philam Life has been at the forefront of leading innovations in the life insurance industry to change the general perception about insurance. Insurance is about living life to the fullest without worry and being healthy to pursue one’s passion and goals.

Running Diva enjoyed running to the beat at the TMR™ LIVE THE BEAT 2015

“This is the second time that Philam Life is partnering with TMR™. We want to send a strong message that being healthy can also be fun and engaging,” said Philam Vitality deputy head Kats Cajucom. “One of our company’s main thrusts is healthy living through our Philam Vitality program, which is the first of its kind in the Philippines. It is a full-scale wellness program where members get rewarded for making healthy choices. Through Philam Vitality, we are taking active steps to positively transform the lives of Filipinos by helping them live longer, healthier, and [have] better lives,” Cajucom added.

“While most fun runs originate from the US, TMR™started in Asia and expanded throughout the region before crossing over to Europe and the US in the last two years,” said co-founder and chief executive officer of Exceed Sports and Entertainment Martin Capstick, co-founder and chief executive officer of Exceed Sports and Entertainment who is organizing the run. “The reason for its massive success is its winning formula that combines music with the ever-growing fitness craze into the ultimate running and music festival that also puts control of the run’s soundtrack in the hands of our Music Runners™,” he added.


TMR™ first took place in Kuala Lumpur in 2014.  Since then, it has drawn more than 100,000 runners across twelve events and nine countries.  For more information on TMR™, visit its official website, Facebook Page, or YouTube Channel.

About The Music Run™

Launched in 2014, TMR™ is the ultimate 5K running and music festival. For music lovers, casual runners, and fun seekers, TMR™ is more like a party than a run.  It is the only five-kilometer fun run that puts music at the heart. TMR™ empowers participants to control the soundtrack of the run by voting for their favorite songs in the build up to the event. Voting is via a bespoke ‘Music Voting App’ and the songs with the most votes make the official run playlist. On event day, runners experience the world’s loudest 5K running course, known as ‘The Sound Track’.  Over 120 speakers pump out the songs participants voted for across five interactive and music themed zones.  The run ends with the ultimate after-run music festival. With music every step of the way, running never sounds so good.  2016 will see further global expansion of TMR™ with additional events across Asia and inaugural events planned in North America and Africa.


About Exceed Sports and Entertainment

Exceed Sports & Entertainment is an award-winning mass participation events & sponsorship agency. Exceed operates from four regional offices, staging innovative sports and entertainment events in eight countries across Asia. With a dedicated team of international and local experts, and a strong reputation for best practice implementation, Exceed provides tailored event solutions and delivers measurable results. Exceed was awarded Gold in “Best Event–Sports” at the 2016 Marketing Events Awards, the highest accolade presented by Asia’s most recognized event awards platform.

Fun Health and Fitness Book Hot Sos Launched

Actress, singer, TV host, model, painter, make-up artist, fashion designer, and all-around fitspiration Solenn Heussaff has made it her mission to help you achieve your best body—and have a blast while you’re at it.

Out now from Summit Books is Hot Sos, a fun fitness book where Solenn—whose nickname is “Sos”—guides readers in their journey to getting in shape, eating right, and most importantly, loving their bodies.

Solenn’s personal journey to health and fitness is an inspiring one. She makes no secret that she was a hefty child, who was called “Free Willy” by her peers, up until her teen years. Even as an adult, her eating habits were indulgent, and her exercise regimen entailed hitting up clubs and spending the next day in bed. Her less-than-healthy past is what makes her a truly believable role model for those hoping to turn over a new leaf fitness-wise—if Solenn can do it, so can you!

Even after sticking to a healthy lifestyle for a while now, it’s still an everyday struggle for me,” Solenn admits in Hot Sos. “To be honest, the only thing that keeps me going is my goal. I don’t work out to become skinny; I do it to be healthy.


In Hot Sos, Solenn shares lessons and techniques that have helped her get the hot body and health-oriented mindset she has enjoyed since her fitness awakening. Hot Sos contains workouts that can be done solo or with friends, indoors or outdoors.  Also inside are Solenn’s own recipes for healthy and nutritious meals including some helpful tips.  Hot Sos is out now in bookstores, newsstands, supermarkets, and convenience stores nationwide for P295.

For updates and more information, follow Summit Books on Facebook, on Twitter via @SummitBooks, and on Instagram via @summit.books.

About Summit Media
Summit Media is the largest magazine publishing company in the Philippines, with over 20 magazines, 13 websites and counting, book imprints, and a thriving out-of-home business.
Today, it has become the leading lifestyle and entertainment digital network in the country.

FedRun (21 Feb. 2016 : SM Mall of Asia)

The Federation of Filipino Chinese Alumni Association, Inc. (FFCAAI) is organizing a fun run dubbed as  Fedrun, an annual running event which aims not only camaraderie, healthy and active lifestyle but also close family ties and social awareness.



Distance  Fee    Assembly Time    Gun Start

3K             P450         6:00AM            6:30AM

5K             P550         5:30AM            6:00AM

10K           P700         5:00AM            5:30AM

16K           P850         4:00AM            4:30AM

You may register at the following registration centers:

  • Chiang Kai Shek College
  • Philippine Cultural College
  • St. Stephen’s High School
  • Uno High School
  • Hope Christian High School
  • Grace Christian College, Xavier School
  • St. Jude Catholic School
  • Westminster High School
  • Northern Rizal Yorklin School
  • Philippine Jin Nan Institute
  • Philippine Scholastic Academy
  • Paco Citizen Academy
  • Philippine Academy of Sakya
  • Crusader’s Lorenzo Ruiz Academy
  • Samantabhadra Institute
  • Philippine Tiong Se Academy
  • Dr. Kwangson Yang Memorial School
  • Philippine Chen Kuang High School
  • Philippine Institute of Quezon City
  • St. Peter the Apostle School
  • Jubilee Christian Academy
  • IloIlo Central Commercial High School
  • Divine Word Academy of Dagupan City

Registration form
Registration form






For inquiries, kindly contact the Secretariat at telephone number (+ 63 2) 366.2000 local numbers 112, 114, and 130 or email fedrun2016@gmail.com.  For updates, visit the event’s web site at http://www.fedrun.com.ph/ or see poster for details.

Kickass Sports and Fitness Expo Kicks off this August!

Fresh from her marathon stint abroad, Ruby Gan came home with the intention of sharing what she had experienced.  In partnership with Queenie Gavan of Takbo.ph, the duo designed an expo that is suited to the local running community, thus, the brainchild Kickass. Through  Kickass,  Ruby and Quennie will be bringing in the pros to share their knowledge, skills and passion through classes, trials and challenges—and for FREE!

Kickass Schedule

Kickass was finally launched on August 1, Saturday at the Slice Cafe, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Gobal City with Ruby, Queenie, and Mitch Felipe sharing to bloggers and media friends what Kickass is all about 

Kickass is the brainchild of Ruby (center) and partners Mitch (left) and Quennie (right).
Kickass is the brainchild of Ruby (center) and partners Mitch (left) and Quennie (right).

Watch out for the first ever Kickass Sports and Fitness Expo this August in Alabang!