Saturday, April 22, 2017

Herbalife Partners With Philippine Volcanoes

Global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition proudly announces its newest sports partnership with one of the most exciting team in the local sports scene to date, the Philippine Rugby Football Team-Philippine Volcanoes.

Herbalife Philippines General manager Rosalio T. Valenzuela and Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) President Rick Santos led the contract signing which was held at Herbalife’s Philippines corporate office. Also present to witness the momentous event were Herbalife Philippines’ management team; PRFU’s William Bailey (treasurer), Ada Milby (secretary-general), Jake Robrigado Letts (National Teams Head), and national team players’ Justin Villazor Coveney and Acee San Juan.

“This is another milestone for Herbalife Philippines, as this partnership exemplifies the company’s commitment to a healthy, active life, supported by good nutrition. Together with the Philippine Volcanoes, we are confident that we can inspire more people to make better choices towards a healthier lifestyle,” said Rosalio T. Valenzuela, General Manager of Herbalife Philippines.


The Philippine Volcanoes are one of the Philippines most successful national teams. Just recently, they bested 10 other countries to win the top prize in the Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy Series competition in Qatar. Currently, the team is ranked first in the Southeast Asia (SEA) after bagging the gold medal in the 2015 edition of the SEA Games.

With the recently forged partnership, Herbalife becomes the Official Nutrition Partner of the Philippines Volcanoes. The team will receive a monthly supply of products which includes the recently-launched sports nutrition line Herbalife24 F1 Sports and Rebuild Strength.

“Our partnership with Herbalife Nutrition is inspired by our shared commitment towards improving lives through an active lifestyle and healthy well-being. The collaboration provides a much-needed boost to the development and promotion of Philippine Rugby as the PRFU focuses on grassroots development and defending the Men’s and Women’s 7s medals at the SEA Games,” said Santos.


About Herbalife
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2016. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Million Volunteer Run 2017

Now on its fourth year, the Million Volunteer Run is this year’s biggest humanitarian run organized by the Philippine Red Cross. It aims to further grow the PRC’s already extensive network of volunteers nationwide.

Happening on 13 May 2017, Saturday, 4:00AM, at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta, Manila, the advocacy run likewise seeks to once again draw participation from government, corporate, religious, academic, and athletic institutions to rally together behind the impartial protection of life and dignity, especially of indigent Filipinos in vulnerable situations.


A 3K and 5K fun run, proceeds of the event will fund PRC’s various humanitarian programs and lifesaving services such as its Blood Services, Disaster Management Services, Safety Services, Health Services, Social Services, Red Cross Youth and Volunteer Services.

Onsite Registration
Chris Sports SM MEGA MALL
Chris Sports SM CITY NORTH EDSA
Chris Sports The ANNEX (SM CITY NORTH EDSA)
Chris Sports MALL OF ASIA
Chris Sports SM SUCAT
Chris Sports GLORIETTA 3




Saturday, April 1, 2017

NatGeo Earth Day Run 2017


April 23, 2017 marks another of raising the public’s consciousness about environmental issues and health and fitness for National Geographic, which celebrates its eighth straight year of holding Earth Day Run. Presented by the channel and its partners Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Day Run 2017 aims to continue the tradition of being one of the biggest running events in the country, expecting scores of running enthusiasts and Eco Warriors to register and run for the environment. The event will be held not only in Manila but simultaneously in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Taichung, an initiative that was adopted last year and effectively spread the vision and advocacy of Earth Day Run across Asia.


At Earth Day Run 2017, National Geographic will be celebrating eight years of social awareness through fitness with special program features using the hashtag #8withEDR. With the hopes of mobilizing all the Eco Warriors of previous Earth Day Runs, this year’s event welcomes all previously registered participants with VIP treatment and special loyalty perks to be enjoyed on the day of the run. Participants from previous Earth Day Runs will be given priority placement in front of the starting line at the beginning of the race and can claim their loot bags and finisher shirt at a special express booth. They can also make use of a special warm-up and cool down tent before and after the race to condition themselves and recover in comfort.

What: NatGeo Earth Day Run 2017
When: April 23 2017
Where: SM Mall of Asia
Beneficiary: Ipo Watershed

Last year, Earth Day Run participants ran to benefit such causes as saving the Irawaddy dolphins at the Malampaya Sound Research and Conservation Project in Palawan; giving the Earth Hour or “Gift of Life” village in Monreal, Masbate sustainable solutions that reduce carbon footprint; conservation of the Marine Protected Area and coral reef in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro; and beefing up reforestation efforts in the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which supplies Metro Manila with fresh water. Registered runners at Earth Day Run 2017 will not only experience a fun day of outdoor fitness by joining this year’s event, but will also be doing their part in contributing to National Geographic’s environmental efforts.


Earth Day Run 2017 in Manila will be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, where participants can join 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K categories. The event encourages and welcomes all types of Eco Warriors to take part, from fun-runners of all ages to the serious marathon runners who regularly compete. This year, Earth Day Run will also be sporting new features for its runners. As a special treat, all race kits will come with LED shoelaces, serving as a badge of pride and as a safety precaution for Eco Warriors running at night or before sunrise. Prizes will also be given to costumed runners who showcase their creativity by coming in their best ensemble made from recycled materials. Finally, to make each Eco Warrior’s voice heard in this run for the Earth, advocacy banners will be hanging above the finish line so that each runner can grab them as they cross to make a shout-out for the environment, keep as a souvenir, and use for all their post-run selfies to amplify the message of acting now to save the environment.

Registration Fee
5km - P850
10km - P950
HM - P1,400
FM - P1,800

Online Registration
Click here to register online (Until April 9)
https://regonline.activeglobal.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1953655

Onsite Registration (Until April 16)
Ground Floor, The Block, SM North EDSA
Upper Ground Floor, SM Aura
Level 2, South Pavillion, SM Mall of Asia

Race Kit Claiming
April 8 - 16

“Earth Day Run 2017 will be the biggest version of the race yet, with more expected participants from Manila and four other cities across Asia. We’re also excited to look back on our eight years of environmental advocacy and share and celebrate with our runners the positive change that they helped make possible through the years by joining Earth Day Run. We hope that Earth Day Run 2017 not only brings communities of running enthusiasts together for the common cause of saving the environment but also that it amplifies the important message of doing your own part today to help stop climate change and commit to sustainable solutions to save our beloved planet Earth,” said Charo Espedido, Director and Head of Content and Marketing at FOX Networks Group Philippines.

Assembly Time & Gun Start
5km - 420AM | 520AM
10km - 4AM | 5AM
21km - 230AM | 330AM
42km - 1AM | 2AM

This year’s new participants can also join in the celebrations for Earth Day Run’s eighth anniversary by visiting the 8 Years of EDR Gallery at the race village and learning about what the event has accomplished over the years, including the environmental and social initiatives it has benefited with the help of its registered runners. Visitors to the gallery will learn how their participation at Earth Day Run has made a significant impact on certain communities in the Philippines as well as how their actions as individuals can affect the environment.

Finishers Medal

Race Route


Monday, March 13, 2017

70% Discount at Markdown Madness

Your favorite brands are on sale! Check them out at this summer's Markdown Madness! The 5-day SALE STARTS ON MONDAY at the Philippine Stock Exchange Auditorium, Tektite Tower, Ortigas, Pasig City from March 13-17, 2017 from 9 AM to 8 PM to get the best deals off your favorite brands such as Skechers, Sperry, Keds, Merrell, Saucony, Pony, Polo Ralph Lauren, and No Fear.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Defying Gravity


It's time to try defying gravity.  I think I'll try defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye I'm defying gravity.  And you won't bring me down

Exactly what I felt when I tried the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. When a good friend, Jeff, gave me a rundown of the treadmill I knew that I was in for a unique experience. I did look it up and saw why such device was made in the first place. Even knowing what it is, I still had no idea what to expect. There are just some things that you got to try out to get a better understanding.

They've asked me to don a tight neoprene shorts, it actually looked like a Tutu, which zips unto the treadmill’s air chamber that envelops your entire lower body. The machine first measures your body weight. Edman (clinic supervisor) chose 50% of my body weight that I will train at. The air chamber inflates around your lower body to achieve the desired pressure. Edman then increased the pace and he stopped at 8 minutes per mile.

I will be honest. I have not run at this pace for almost a year. I was ready to scream before I run out of air. Surprisingly I was able to sustain it. I would've been able to pull a PR if I had more time on the machine. Seriously. Much of the work was handled by the treadmill. I was running on a lighter load thus my knees and ankles had little pressure on them. Still on 50% of my weight, I was given a taste of 5 minutes per mile. Seriously quick. Took me about 10 seconds, maybe less, before I called it quits.


Now here comes the million dollar question(s). Is it worth your time? The benefits are unquestionable. You will be able to train with minimal pain, exercise more with reduced stress on joints and muscles, and recover effectively. Is it economical? It will set you back $30 for a 15-minute session with the AlterG. Yep, thirty bucks for fifteen. Let's get real here for a second, I wouldn't part my hard-earned money just to have a quarter of an hour on the treadmill. If it is an hour (or more), I just might book myself up for 10 sessions.

It makes a lot of sense if you are undergoing rehabilitation or recovering from a serious injury. It is a medical device after all. You will definitely need this if you are a competitive athlete backed with sponsors, or have deep pockets, that will give you access to this piece of technology. For a regular Joe, like you and me, who loves running as a form of recreation - this is something that you would want to put in the low end of your priority list. Do not let me take away the fun of experiencing AlterG. If you got the extra dough, visit their clinic and look for Edmar.

Kinetics Advance Physiotherapy
Unit 1102, 20th Drive Corporate Center
20th Drive, Lot 14, Block 2, McKinley Business Park
Fort Bonifacio Global City
Mobile: +639154260680
Website: www.alterg.com.ph
Email: info@alterg.com.ph

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Rogin-E: Battle Gear for Success

Getting to the top requires a lot from you. Staying there demands even more. Balancing both work and your personal life, while keeping an active healthy lifestyle, can take a toll on both mind and body, even more as you age. This is why it is important to be equipped with all the right weapons.

What do you need to stay on top of your game?

Physical Endurance
Ace your work and personal life by having the capacity to give one hundred and ten percent to all your activities. Greater physical endurance enables you to stay energized when tackling multiple roles and responsibilities at work and at home. Take a multivitamin that contains Korean Panax Ginseng that enhances physical performance and improves endurance.

Mental Power
Crunch time? Prepare your mind by channeling positive energy and getting enough sleep. To optimize your mind’s maximum potential through long work hours, take a multivitamin with Deanol for improved concentration plus increased mental agility.

Vitality of spirit
When things don’t go your way, stay resilient, stay on course. Continue to work and believe in yourself. Keep the fire in you burning and sustain your success by staying positive and surrounding yourself with positive thinkers. Royal Jelly’s antioxidant properties can also give you youthful vitality so you can live life to the fullest.

Balance of work and play
To avoid burnout, be sure to make time for other interests and passions like golf, biking, or photography. Spend time with your family and loved ones to create moments that you can remember whenever life gets tough.

On February 18, Bayer Philippines held the Rogin-E ManCon 2017, at the Metro Walk Tent in Pasig—a whole-day event especially designed for men who want to stay on top of their game. Attendees were encouraged to try out activities that showcased different interests and passions. Think cars and motorbikes for those who love speed and mobility; sports activities for those who want to stretch the limits of their physical strength and power; fashion and grooming for those who have an eye for fashion; and a selection of toys and hobbies to engage a man’s mind and body.

Developed by Bayer, Rogin-E is a multivitamin especially formulated for men who want to be on top of their game, at work and at home. It contains Korean Panax Ginseng that enhances physical and mental endurance; Deanol for mental potency, improved concentration and mental agility; and Royal Jelly for youthful vitality. Rogin-E gives the extra energy that men need to do well in all his activities both at work and at play.

Bayer: Science For A Better Life
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2015, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of EUR 46.3 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.6 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.3 billion. These figures include those for the high-tech polymers business, which was floated on the stock market as an independent company named Covestro on October 6, 2015. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

7-Eleven Skyway Marathon Review

Run 2017 promises to be bigger and more exciting, featuring the same categories as last year’s race. Just like last year, Skyway and Filinvest City will be an event venue partner for the 42KM, 21KM, 10KM, 16KM, 10KM, 10KM Buddy, 5KM, 3KM and 500 Meter (Kids run)
A lazy race review of the recently concluded 7-Eleven Skyway Marathon.

Excellent points..
Registration Fee. A tad cheaper than Condura Marathon. A full marathon will set you back at $31 versus Condura's $41.
Registration Sites. Pretty convenient. Reserve a spot using their website and pay on any 7-11 branch near you.
Hydration Station. Good job in this area. Plenty of water and sports drink along the course. Pineapple juice was available as well.
Portalet. Plenty! Couldn't ask for more. If there's only one gripe, it will be the missing portalets after the 15km mark
Loot. Some would call it swag. You'd be bringing home a box full of goodies if you have the patience lining up in the finisher's village.

Opportunities.
Race Route. It was supposedly a carbon copy of Condura's but changed at the last minute without prior notice.
Banana Station. I would've wanted more of this. Running on empty for several hours isn't a good sign. Bananas are cheap! Get more!
Last 2KM Mark. The person who placed that marker should be killed by the firing squad. It was FOUR kiometers away from the finish line.
Finishers Medal. Cheap material. Rather small. I guess you get what you pay for. Love love love Condura's medal.
Finisher's Shirt. So many things going on. Less is more. Just say "XXkm Finisher" at the back should suffice
Finish Line Experience. I was expecting a medal will be handed over at the finish line. Neville should know better.
Photographers. Very few of them. As of this writing, no picture of me was found.
Race Results. Can be found here. In a digital world that we live in, not even a partial list is available after 2 days.

My thoughts.
The full marathon crowd was rather thin. Unusually thin. Considering it is a rare opportunity for any athlete to be able to run the stretch of the skyway. I was expecting around two thousand participants. Never happened. Dunno why. Perhaps some folks forgot that the other (skyway) marathon ain't happening this year. Nonetheless, it is not a mediocre event. Unlike what PatCon insinuated in his facebook post. The Concepcion's had at least 8(?) years organizing their event. Comparing it with 7-Eleven would be unfair. Besides, they got RunRio. Believe me when I say I know what a mediocre race looks like. I have been with so many that I lost count. Bottom line, I will run it again next year.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Run United Exceed 2017

ActiveHealth introduces the new Run United Exceed, a prestigious and exclusive 21km race co-presented by Tag Heuer will be held in BGC, Taguig on Sunday, April 2, 2017. It is set to revolutionize the running landscape by introducing world marathon major inspired innovations that will push runners to exceed themselves.

Some of the Innovations to help breed next level 21km finishers include: exclusive medal for sub 2.5 hours’ finishers, FREE UNDER ARMOUR shoes to the first 15 negative split medal finishers - And to keep our runners motivated while they push themselves, the course is lined up with cheer stations in key locations, to help boost their moral. To further add to the thrill of the race is the moving cut off banner making sure runners make it in time. All participants are also entitled to discounted privileges from partner merchants and a Run United Exceed Kit inclusive of race shirt, event shirt and other items. Guaranteed slots to Angkor Wat International Full Marathon or Angkor Wat International Half Marathon await 2 lucky finishers. Like any other world marathon major, Tag Heuer is the official timekeeper of Run united Exceed.


The concept is to shatter ones perception of time - To go against your greatest enemy, yourself. This race will give birth to the next generation of high performing Half-Marathoners that have the relentless drive and determination to exceed the time they have set for themselves through proper training and sports nutrition. “We have been doing the progressive races for the past 6 years. For 2017, we believe that it is time to take it to the next level. We want to build a new generation of athletes whose objective is not to just to finish, but to EXCEED.” according to Lester Castillo, Brand Manager of ActiveHealth.


ActiveHealth has been in the forefront in providing an incomparable race experience. It is the only race in the country that offers an integrated holistic solution for progressive athletes, grounded by its 4 pillars - training, nutrition, gear and events. Run United Exceed participants are guaranteed that they are well taken care of in all areas from training, nutrition, gear to recovery. Connectivity to sports experts, running community, performance tracker are just some of the other special privileges provided to participants through the ActiveHealth Community Application.

For more information about Run United Exceed, ActiveHealth and ActiveHealth Community App, please visit www.activehealth.ph and stay connected through facebook.com/UnilabActiveHealth and twitter.com/ulactivehealth.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Rogin-E ManCon 2017

Accomplished. Successful. Driven. Oozing with charisma. A man of substance. These are the traits of a Rogin-E Man. He leads an active lifestyle. He has a successful career. He is driven to excel in everything. He indulges in recreational activities. On top of all these, he finds time for his family.

On February 18, Rogin-E will hold the first-ever ManCon at the Metro Walk Tent in Pasig—a whole-day event especially geared for men who want to stay on top of their game. The Rogin-E ManCon 2017 will showcase activities that speak to men with varied interests and passions. Think cars and motorbikes for men who love speed and mobility; sports activities for those who want to stretch the limits of their physical strength and power; fashion and grooming for those who know that appearance counts; and a selection of toys and hobbies to engage a man’s mind and body.

The Rogin-E ManCon 2017 recognizes that men have distinct needs to stay ahead – physical and mental endurance, focus and mental agility, and the energy to attend to his diverse interests.

Rogin-E is a multivitamin especially formulated for men who want to be on top of their game, at work and at home. It contains Korean Panax Ginseng that enhances physical and mental endurance against weakness and exhaustion; Deanol for potency, improved concentration and mental agility; and Royal Jelly for youthful vitality. Rogin-E gives the extra energy that men need to do well in all his activities both at work and at play.

Multivitamins + Minerals + Deanol + Royal Jelly + Korean Panax Ginseng is the generic name of Rogin-E.

Bayer: Science For A Better Life
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2015, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of EUR 46.3 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.6 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.3 billion. These figures include those for the high-tech polymers business, which was floated on the stock market as an independent company named Covestro on October 6, 2015. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Announcement: Legion Run Philippines

Hi!

It is with a heavy heart that we wish to inform you that Legion Run Philippines is CANCELED.

The success of Legion Run relies heavily on the obstacles that have been civil engineered, blueprinted and built by licensed contractors. Unfortunately, these need to be shipped from Bulgaria. We have bumped into a shipping problem and determined that it would be impossible to have the container vans arrive in time for the March 4 event in Greenfield City.

We are saddened that Legion Run won’t push through, but we hope you’ll support us when we’ve sorted things out and hopefully be able to return at a future time.


Legion Run​ Philippines

Saturday, January 14, 2017

What is your #IWILL story for 2017?

We wanted to reinforce setting the stage for #IWILL stories and test of will in 2017. What is your #IWILL story for 2017? Here’s how to join:

1. Think of a PLEDGE/GOAL/CHALLENGE that you would like to work on in 2017.
2. Show us how you plan to work on that PLEDGE/GOAL/CHALLENGE, in photo or video of yourself.
3. Post and tag us @UnderArmourPH on instagram, include the hashtags: #IWILL2017 and #UnderArmourPH (“ENSURE YOUR ACCOUNT IS SET TO PUBLIC”)

Note: The TOP 3 most creative entries from the philippines will stand to win a full set of Under Armour gear (top,bottom,shoes) contest period till January 27 (23:59 PHT)
This is an Instagram exclusive contest. Please refer to show-your-iwill-2017 for full T&Cs.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Twenty six miles in seven weeks

What did I get myself into this time? Proving that 2017 will be my comeback year, I volunteered myself as a pacer for a full marathon event. It was a decision I made roughly 10 weeks ago. I was thinking back then that I had plenty of time to safely rake in the mileage that I needed. I had 15 weeks! More than sufficient. Half of that went by with minimal training, now I have to accomplish something really, really difficult. (Kids, don't try this at home) My mission is to increase my mileage exponentially and be able to get my speed back without hurting myself doing the process.

At the time I am writing this entry, I know that it is an impossible feat however I still want to pursue this goal with the time that I have. Heck I wouldn't know if I don't try, right? The key element here is understanding my limits and if it is no longer fun then I know that I should call it quits. I know my running buddy will be disappointed if I'd back out especially that the event is just around the corner and knowing that it will be his first doing a full marathon. His spirit won't be crushed, I know that much, but it will be a huge letdown. I have a 21-mile run scheduled 3 weeks from now. That race will serve as a barometer if I am still up for the task.

Since it a race against time, I already started the year with a 6-mile run. After the run, I could already feel it in my left hip. I will be needing help and improve my biomechanics. Keeping my finger crossed that it will not burn a hole in my pocket. I have been ignoring my weak gluteal muscles and tight hamstrings, and the timing couldn't be better. Our bodies take a lot of beating during long distance running. Correcting my gait will definitely help me log more miles and improve my overall health. See you all on the road!
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