Join GoWell Sweat Night with Nikki Torres on Nov 17

Monday, 7 November 2016  |  News + Promos

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– with Chris Everingham, Bianca King, and Nikki Torres after our Sweat Session at the GoWell Wellness Retreat in Shangri-La Boracay last month –

I first saw Nikki Torres at an Adidas Ultraboost event several months ago. Soon after, I caught sight of her on social media and started wondering what this adidas ambassador was all about… and, more importantly, how did she get those washboard abs? lol

Later on, she invited me via email to her Sweat Session to which I replied in sheer terror: “Thanks! Okay, I’ll drop by and check it out.” Yikes.  For those who know me, I have two left feet. However, since I’m a dreamer, allow me to share with you my ultimate dream. After having conquered the World Marathon Majors, my next dream is to become the newest (and perhaps oldest!) member of the Philippines All Stars Hip-Hop group. I’m kidding… but, uhm, yes, if there was a slight possibility of that happening, I really would jump at the chance lol.

Back to Nikki. I did drop by at Beyond Yoga in Salcedo Village that day to catch her class. It was awesome. Her music was R&B / Hiphop and they danced and grooved while enjoying a pretty good workout. It’s definitely a class that’s open to various levels from beginners to advanced.  There were also some toning exercises mixed into the session. For someone like me who can’t dance at all, I was eager to give it a try. I was so enthralled and excited that I met with her the week after and asked her to lead a session for the launch of GoWell, my wellness campaign at Sun Life where I work. We had her teach a Sweat Session in Shangri-La Boracay in which I finally joined… and  that’s where my career as a dancer began! (Okay, okay, the last few words are a lie!)

Anyway, I think that’s a pretty good introduction to our GoWell Community Workout called Sweat Night with Nikki Torres. It’s on November 17 at 6:30PM in Function Room C at SMX Aura. We still have a few more slots to go so I do hope you can make it!  Even if you’re a runner or a triathlete, it’s a great cross training workout that’ll allow you to use muscles that you’ve never used before!  The session is free but pre-registration is required. Just click on this link if you want to join us: GOWELL SWEAT NIGHT: BOOK A SLOT.  Hope to see ya!

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Win Free Tickets to Ablaze, A Fiery Marathon by Fitness First

Monday, 7 November 2016  |  News + Promos

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Join this year’s biggest group exercise marathon! ABLAZE on Saturday, November 12 at Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan, Libis. Get your All-Access ticket or Class Passes at any Fitness First club now!

Want a chance to win free All-Access tickets worth P595? I’m giving away 2 tickets. Here’s how:

  1. Like Facebook pages of both @fitnessfirstphilippines and @thebullrunner
  2. Comment below saying why you deserve to win the ticket in only 1 sentence.
  3. Two winners will win All-Access tickets worth P595.
  4. Winners will receive an email on how to claim the tickets.

Good luck!

 

 

Sharing Skin Stories with Aveeno

Tuesday, 27 September 2016  |  News + Promos


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Back in July 2013, as I was training for Ironman Cebu, I crashed my bike on Daang Hari Road. All I remember was wobbling on the bike. Next thing I knew I woke up after 2 minutes of lying unconscious on the open road and finally having my taste of what cyclists like to call “tocino” (or scraped reddish skin) on my shoulders, elbow, and calves. While I recovered fully from the crash and eventually completed the race, I still bear the scars on my arms and legs now. It’s the annoying “peklat” but seeing it each day also reminds me of how strong I was to continue the race despite the trauma. In the face of challenges, I just look at that scar and know I can survive anything. (more…)

New Balance Special Discount for ALL TBR Dream Alumni

Friday, 29 July 2016  |  News + Promos

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Yes, you read that right, TBR Dreamer!

If you are a TBR Dream Alumni from Batch 2010 to Batch 2016, New Balance is giving you a 15% discount PLUS a 10% discount on all regular priced New Balance products at all New Balance branches within Metro Manila.  Discount is available only for this weekend: July 30 and 31, 2016.

If you still have your New Balance VIP card and/or TBR Dream Card, please present it upon availment of discount.  If you’ve lost it, you may still avail of the discount as well.

Go to your nearest New Balance branch now!  For a complete list of branches, click here.

The Curious Case of Mary Joy Tabal

Friday, 3 June 2016  |  News + Promos

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I was asked to publish this article to share with you the other side of the story behind Mary Joy Tabal’s qualifying for the Rio Olympics. (See press release here.)

I hear that it’s a controversial topic lately among runners, but, quite honestly, it’s the first time I’ve heard about this so I don’t feel I’m informed enough to express an opinion. However, I do believe it’s important to share this article to help shed light on the issue and allow the public to decide for themselves.

Below is the article written by PATAFA marketing head, Edward Kho:

The Curious Case of Mary Joy Tabal
What it truly means for her to represent the Philippines in the Rio Olympics

The running community recently celebrated the success of Mary Joy Tabal hitting the Olympic standard for marathon. Joy ran a 2:43:30-hour marathon time at the 2016 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, beating the 2:45-hour standard for her to join the Olympics. While the running community celebrates, there are mixed feelings inside the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA). (more…)