Garmin Opens its First Concept Store in Glorietta

Sunday, 9 November 2014  |  Gear + Gadgets, News + Promos

Garmin_Event-Team-GottaGarmin brand ambassadors, Team Gotta

Garmin, a worldwide pioneer and leader in GPS, recently opened its first concept store at the 3/F Glorietta 5.   (more…)

Exceed Camp: Triathlon Camp on Sep 19-21

Tuesday, 16 September 2014  |  News + Promos

Join The Next Step Triathlon Camp Series’ Exceed Camp with Coaches Dan Brown, Andy Leuterio, Ige Lopez, and nutritionist, Giorgia Giudicelli this coming weekend, September 19 to 21, 2014, at Seda Hotel in Nuvali.  Registration will be open until tomorrow! (more…)

Protect and Tame Your Hair (While Running!) with Vitress

Wednesday, 13 August 2014  |  News + Promos


Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the Vitress Catwalk event at Bonifacio High Street. Vitress, the country’s number one hair cuticle coat and hair polish, introduced their endorsers to the press: model and actress Solenn Heussaff, fashionista and TV host Kim Jones, and volleyball superstar Gretchen Ho. (more…)

Ultra Track Oval Reopens June 1, 2014

Saturday, 31 May 2014  |  News + Promos



Missed Ultra? I did!

After what felt like forever, one of my fave coaches, Coach Roel Ano, announced that Ultra Track Oval will be open starting June 1, 2014. Woohoo! I’m so happy I plan to do cartwheels once my feet touch that new track!

See you there!

Photos courtesy of Coach Roel Ano

Meet Specialized Philippines’ 2014 Ambassadors

Tuesday, 27 May 2014  |  News + Promos


Specialized Philippines announced its 2014 ambassadors a few weeks ago.  First good news for that night?  I found out that I was one of them!  Woot!

Joey Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer of Dan’s, the Philippine distributor of Specialized proudly said: “Specialized has been sponsoring a number of athletes for several years now, but it is only recently that we have come to have such a diverse group of athletes.  We have always been about performance. In selecting our ambassadors, we consider their racing credentials as well as their enthusiasm to really represent Specialized in their training and racing lifestyle.”

In my case, I’m guessing Joey voluntarily overlooked the “racing credentials” area and gave me 200% for enthusiasm and passion for the sport.  Sweet! LOL.  Thank you so much to Joey and the rest of my Specialized family!

Second good news that night?   They announced Matteo Guidicelli as one of the new brand ambassadors of Specialized!  That makes us practically siblings!  (Wait, if he starts calling me Ate that ain’t good news at all!)

JoeyMatteo with Joey Ramirez and Matteo Guidicelli

Here’s the list of all 2014 Specialized Ambassadors:

Matteo Guidicelli – Mountain biker, Triathlete, and Actor

Monica Torres – Professional triathlete

Ariana Dormitorio – teenage phenom in the mountain biking scene

Nino Surban

Other ambassadors include: Fitness First Cycling and Triathlon Teams and The Isuzu D-Max – Team Prima with rising star Jerich Farr.

Before the night ended, it was also announced that, for the second year in a row, Dan’s was awarded the coveted Specialized Distributor of the Year Award for the Pacific Rim region thanks to its aggressive promotion of Specialized, its signature Body Geometry FIT methodology, and fruitful partnerships with its ambassadors.  Congratulations Specialized Philippines!