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!

 

 

What To Do When You Miss a Run in Your Marathon Program

Sunday, 6 November 2016  |  Running + Triathlon

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I’m 3 weeks away from Florence Marathon and I’ve missed more runs than I ever have in any other marathon training program I’ve done the past decade.  To say that I’m worried about how I’ll fare in the marathon is an understatement.

Why did I miss them? My training program got attacked by the common cold.  Yup, such an evil menace that cold!  I had the sniffles last month, lost my voice and had fever a couple of weeks ago, and I have sore throat and congestion again now.  I have never been sick as often as this in the entire past decade of my running life! (more…)

What’s your Fitness Age?

Monday, 31 October 2016  |  Health + Wellness

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I turned 40 this year and, while I feel like the years are slowly creeping up on me when I spot a strand of white hair, I don’t recover from a long run as quickly as before, or my kids make fun of me when I can’t figure out the settings of my iphone (grr!), I still do feel strong and fit enough to do the things I want. I guess that’s one of the benefits of living an active lifestyle.

So, when Fitness First invited me to try out BioScore, their new health and fitness assessment, which determines your biological or ‘fitness age’ compared to your real age, I jumped at the chance and squeezed it into my busy sched by dropping by the gym during my lunch break! Yes, it only takes an hour (if you go fast) to 1.5 hours. (more…)

Raise D’ Roof Bubble Run Christmas Edition on Dec 18

Thursday, 27 October 2016  |  Race Announcements

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This race is for the benefit of the Friends Elsie Gaches Village Inc. (more…)