With the aim to inspire, motivate and unite Filipinos to move more, move better, Nike We Run MNL (Manila) returns for a third edition on December 1, 2013, as 15,000 runners are expected to take the streets of the historical Marikina City and run the 10km in celebration of the spirit of unity that is significantly Filipino.
“For this year’s race, we have incorporated the personality of the people of the Philippines to motivate and inspire them to lead a more active lifestyle. Filipinos are kindred spirits who, without hesitation, unite for a good cause and help each other. Taking this, we hope that every Filipino runner can inspire and motivate another and run the race together” says Courtney Cole-Faso, Country Marketing Manager, Nike Philippines.
In the spirit of unity, runners must sign up for the race with a “buddy”. This is to encourage runners to constantly motivate each other to achieve their goals in preparation for the 10km race. Nike will organize training sessions in November to help runners prepare for the race. The training sessions will be conducted in various locations around the city, and runners will participate in Nike Training Club, get tips from athletes and get an experience only Nike can bring.
Runners can also prepare for race day through the more than 18 million strong Nike+ community. The new Nike+ Challenges is a feature that allows runners to set a distance goal, invite Nike+ friends to join, and race to the virtual finish line. Users can determine the name of the Challenge, mileage goal, time period and participants. Additionally, a new chat feature allows friends to encourage each other and share tips throughout the Challenge. Runners can stay motivated by checking the live leader board to track progress and see where they rank amongst their friends.
Nike We Run MNL is part of Nike’s global We Run series which is aimed at celebrating, motivating and inspiring athletes from around the world. Manila will be one of 26 cities, with 350,000 runners taking over 3 billion strides during the course of the We Run race series motivated by Nike+ and Nike Running design innovations. Nike’s We Run races range in distance from 5K to a full marathon and reflect the unique enthusiasm of each city. From Sao Paulo, to Seoul, to Singapore, runners will be moved to action through a series of unique experiences. You can also follow the Nike We Run journey through an interactive map online as it passes through each city.
Online and in-store registrations will begin on October 25. Visit www.nike.com/events/register/werunmanila for registration details.
(Manila, Philippines, October 17, 2013) — The importance of an active lifestyle and proper diet to maintain strong bones is the highlight of this year’s World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), which takes place on October 20. In the Philippines, Anlene invites families to join the special celebration at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall featuring fun group activities and learning sessions.
Celebrated in over 90 countries, WOD is an annual, year-long global campaign for bone health. Started by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), the event is dedicated to raising awareness on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
Organized by Anlene, the Philippine celebration of WOD 2013 will also focus on the mother’s role in promoting bone health. IOF and Anlene believe that mothers are the backbone of families throughout the world; hence, it is important to protect them as they age. WOD 2013 encourages families to fight lazy bones by leading an active lifestyle as well as taking calcium-rich food like milk to delay weakening of bones.
During the whole-day event on October 20, Anlene will formally launch “Kilos, Pamilya”, a healthy lifestyle movement that promotes strong bones and strong bonds.
Participants will get to meet the movement’s celebrity family ambassadors—Pia Magalona and daughters Maxene and Saab. “I am raising my family to be strong and resilient. As a mom, I lead by example. As parents, we are our children’s mentors,” Pia said. “We should be self-disciplined, enough to be able to enjoy the good things in life, by living the good life. We should stay active and mentally alert by getting enough rest, exercise, and having the correct diet. These are all important to maintain good health, especially for the bones.”
A bone health expert from the Asian Hospital and Medical Center will also give a lecture on how to properly care for the bones and shed light on why it is important to get off the couch and start leading an active lifestyle.
The WOD 2013 also includes fun activities for the whole family. The event will feature bone scanning sessions, zumba and aerobics classes, yoga, tai chi, and many more. Raffle prizes also await lucky participants. The event will be held from 7 am to 7 pm. Entrance is free.
The World Osteoporosis Day 2013 is co-presented by SM Mall of Asia and Gold’s Gym and supported by Asian Hospital and Medical Center, David’s Salon, Maynilad, Ever Bilena, Viajero. Special thanks to the Philippine Rugby Football Union and Peace Blossoms Internal Arts Society. Media partners include BusinessWorld, HerWord.com and Crossover 105.1.
adidas proudly introduces its first Southeast Asia campaign for women, all in for #mygirls. The initiative is driven by a refreshed cross-category brand direction which centres on the key insight that girls in Southeast Asia rely on their peers and communities as a source of strength and play an instrumental role in inspiring each other to go all in, whatever their pursuits.
Created by women for women, #mygirls is about providing inspiration, support and motivation through the sharing of real stories of real women through multiple touch points, to encourage Southeast Asia girls to go all in for their sporting passions.
adidas teamed up with local ambassadors from across the region – Fay Hokulani (representing Malaysia and Singapore), Karylle (Philippines), Si Phitsinee Tanwiboon (Thailand), Maria Selena Nurcahya (Indonesia) and Nguyen Thi Kim Dung (Vietnam) – bringing them together on one social platform to connect and share their experiences, sporting passions and personal motivations to spur each other and other girls on in their individual pursuits.
#mygirls for Southeast Asia kicks off with the release of the Fall/Winter FW13 women’s training collection. The first phase is themed around the girls’ love for dance, and the campaign will be launched across the region on 1 September 2013 supported by Retail, PR, digital and online activations through adidas’ Facebook page. #mygirls for Southeast Asia is set to launch simultaneously in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam
Philippines’ maiden run of the Biggest Fitness Festival integrating togetherness, sportsmanship, awareness, and fellowship; building stamina, endurance, flexibility and overall ability and mobility for the mind, body, and soul.
Registration opens in August for the November 15-17, 2013 event; Expect 50,000 participants, attendees and guests.
F & F Events International, a premier lifestyle,endurance, health and wellness, sports management firm announced the launch of Philippines Biggest Fitness Festival 2013 in the yet to be called as the Sports Capital of theCountry, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) in Olongapo City, Central Luzon on November 15-17, 2013. Partnered together with the support of SBMA, Harbor Point Ayala Mall, Camayan Beach Resort Club and Ocean Adventure; the event will be welcoming attendees from all over the region, to be participated by 50,000 registrants for the different disciplines known in the country.
The Subic Fitness Festival 2013 marks the first-ever festival in Olongapo wherein the first Tandem Invitational triathlon will take place, a well-conceptualized non-traditional victory night run, special appeared yogi guru to be attended leading the yoga super class, health and wellness expo situating 100 exhibitors, certification programs from Pilates Core Nation, the infamous Zumba Fitness Parties and more…
A weekend filled with celebration and togetherness.
Working in partnership with known trainers, instructors and athletes – The Subic Fitness Festival 2013 inaugural event has induced components continuing to support the health, wellness, fitness and soul enrichment, encouraging more and more people to live the healthy lifestyle.
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The Transit Gym is set to open its services on 8 June 2013 for athletes and those who would want to adopt and experience the use of fitness equipment to supplement their lifestyle.
One of the highlights of the Transit Gym is the bike rack wherein triathletes may park their bikes securely in order for them to eat and freely go around Harbor Point Mall without worrying an inch about their well-invested ride.
Acquired anything from the Mall? Present the receipt and get a free pass.
Together with Chris Sports and FTX Fitness Exchange, the team of trainers and the best in the fitness equipment, Chris Sports will be operating from 10AM TO 9PM at the promenade of Harbor Point Mall.
Transit Gym will be open throughout the day for athletes, guests and curious folks who would want to try the kettle bells, rip60, sklz and incorporate a good stretch or work out after a good road training guided by the trainers to ensure safety and support.
FTX Fitness Exchange Managing Partner, Reijo Del Prado said: “We want people to realize that fitness is for everyone and get rid of the misconception that you need to train for hours to keep fit. We want people to engage the healthy lifestyle by encouraging them on short activities together with us and the triathletes are the best in inspiring and motivating any crowd.”
“For the triathletes, this is our way of extending a solution to what seemed to be missing – security for the bikes and get to eat or be with their family within Subic freely without worrying. We aim to bring people together, support and motivate,” He added.
Transit Gym will be offering exercises people may engage in. The personal trainers and attendants will conduct personal fitness programs and signature circuits for the curious crowd or those who are already into fitness.
“This is also our way of encouraging athletes and letting them know that we support Fitness. We are also arranging the biggest fitness festival, which will be held on November 15 to 17,” said Connie Fortich, FTX Fitness Exchange Manager and rip60 Fitness Trainer Ambassador.
Jenny Craig and FITNESS Magazine Survey Reveals 47% of Women Admit to Gaining 4-5 Pounds During the Holidays
Carlsbad, Calif., and New York, NY — (December 5, 2012) —The holidays can be a hectic time, and for many women, the stress takes a toll on their waistlines, says a new survey from FITNESS Magazine and Jenny Craig. According to results, even though the majority of women have been on at least one diet during the past two years, nearly half (47 percent) admit to gaining an average offour to five pounds during the holiday/winter months.
“The holidays can be a difficult time as there are so many delicious options at parties and dinners,” said Barbara Rolls, Professor of Nutritional Sciences and the Helen A. Guthrie Chair in Nutrition at The Pennsylvania State University and founder of the Volumetrics® Approach to eating, exclusively featured in the Jenny Craig program. “Moderation is key. You can enjoy your favorite holiday treats, but do so in smaller portions and be sure to fill up on lots of lower-density foods such a big salad. Just hold the creamy dressing.”
According to the survey data, rich comfort food and an increase in social gatherings were the primary culprits for weight gain. Nearly two-thirds of women (61 percent)noted that they could not resist the allure of tasty treats often available during the holiday season. Increased stress, limited selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, and decreased activity (due to a slump in motivation) also factored into cold-weather weight gain. Sixty-six percent cited that they are less motivated to be physically active during the winter months.
FITNESS Magazine and Jenny Craig have teamed up to offer some tips so consumers can still indulge while avoiding the bulge:
- Fill your plate with healthy fruits and veggies — Losing and maintaining a healthy weight is all about moderation, not deprivation. Barbara Rolls’ Volumetrics® Approach, which is exclusive to the Jenny Craig program, includes suggestions such as eating an apple or drinking a hot cup of chicken broth before heading to a social gathering. You will be less hungry and more prone to choose healthier options such as shrimp cocktail, crudité and fruit skewers, which you can eat in abundance.
- Eat one treat — Choose one “splurge” on the entire buffet table to eat and then choose healthier options for the remainder of your plate. This way, you still feel like you can participate in the festivities, without the consequences later. A splurge, for example, would be a small slice of cheesecake, a chocolate truffle or a glass of wine or champagne.
- Have a game plan in advance — Having a game plan before you go to a dinner or holiday party can make all the difference. Jenny Craig offers consultants who can help plan out your meals or adjust your activity levels, so that you can enjoy your celebrations and avoid having to think on your feet about what you’re going to eat.
- Sneak in a workout without even feeling it – During the holidays, it can be easy to lose motivation to stay active, especially during the winter months. Since physical activity is so important to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, stay inspired by trying a new class, taking a walk at lunch with friends or even doing some laps around the office to burn a few extra calories around the holidays. This is of course, in addition to regular, moderate exercise two to three times per week.
- Yes, you can drink alcohol and lose weight – Most traditional cocktails average more than 250 calories, so look for lower-calorie options. A wine spritzer is approximately 60 calories. Or, opt for celebratory champagne; an average flute is about 80-100 calories. Also, remember to hydrate yourself – you can still feel festive by enjoying a sparkling water with cranberry.
- Be the friend you want to have! –Before you head over to a holiday party, call the host to see if they want you to bring over a healthy option, such as a hummus and veggie platter. That way, you know you will be able to fill your plate with something tasty without loading up on the calories and will help your friends do the same.
“We hope that these survey results empower consumers to take a proactive approach when it comes to managing their weight during the holidays,” said Dana Fiser, CEO of Jenny Craig. “Jenny’s one-on-one consultations provide clients with successful strategies to create a healthy relationship with food, while encouraging moderate activity and a balanced approach to living, which can help achieve and maintain a healthy weight. In fact, Jenny clients lose three times more weight than dieting on their own.”*
As more people get tuned to the benefits of living healthy through a health and wellbeing regimen that entails exercise, they turn to a number of exercise aids, including elliptical machines to help them achieve their goals.
Elliptical machines are popular as an excellent way to manage weight and improve heart health. In fact, the primary function of an elliptical machine is to strengthen the heart’s muscles through appropriate, measured stress thereby improving proper functioning of the body’s cardiovascular system. In terms of warding off extra pounds, ellipticals help blast fat from the glutes, quads, hamstrings, flexors, and the calves. These machines are also great at helping burn calories that leads to weight shedding.
It’s important to know however that not all elliptical machines are created equal, and when it comes to top quality and functionality, Nordictrack has a range of top-class machines to suit the varying needs of individuals. For those wishing to obtain an elliptical machine, a view of options on Nordictrack.com can provide information and insight toward making the best choice possible. Ellipticals from Nordictrack.com present the health seeker with options to fit a wide range of needs and a broad scope of budgets.
While all ellipticals from Nordictrack.com are excellent at helping the health conscious achieve their exercise goals, each has been designed with machine-specific features that target the different and unique needs of various users. Here is some insight on some of the rock star ellipticals that are available at Nordictrack.com.
-The FreeStrider 35 Si with iFit elliptical machine features iFit technology that offers users customizable workout options that include virtual locations powered by Google Maps. The wireless technology built into this powerful machine also features training by popular workout professional, Jillian Michaels and Performance Workouts by several other expert trainers.
This great machine also offers users the power to zone in on up to 15 trouble spot areas of the body. Users just select the target muscle group and the machine adjusts resistance accordingly.
Defining upper body areas such as the chest, arms and shoulders with the Dual-Action Upper-Body Arms system, and set the machine to a range of stable and comfortable positions with ergonomically designed oversized pedals.
The music port that is iPod compatible, real time stride monitoring console, a cooling workout fan, heart rate monitor, and the Graffix brand LCD display that makes reading console information clear and easy, are some of the other features of the machine. The FreeStrider 35 Si with iFit elliptical machine is available on Nordictrack.com for $2,499.
-Nordictrack.com invites viewers to “get unbeatable results for an unbeatable price” with the E 9.0 Elliptical for just $849, sale price.
This machine is iFit compatible, and has thirty body-workout options through special built-in apps. These versatile apps customize exercises to target both upper and lower body areas. Two convenient hand grip sensors and continuous display of heart rate on the console makes exercising easier and more efficient.
The E 9.0 Elliptical allows users to change resistance and ramp settings without a break in stride with the hands “Quick Touch In-Handle Controls”. Other great features of this machine include “Soft touch upper body grips”, a port that allows for the use of an iPod, and easy-slide built-in wheels to move the machine seamlessly from one place to another.
About the Author:
Joyce G. is a professional health blogger and writer. She currently partners with Nordictrack.com in raising awareness about the importance of health and fitness. NordicTrack has come to symbolize the means for serious athletes and fitness-buffs alike to “get ready for adventure,” whatever that may be. For more information on these two ellipticals and others from among the superior range of ellipticals from Nordictrack.com
Brought to you by the Dana Point Turkey Trot and CLIF Bar
Back when I was in the US, Clif Bars has been a staple during my exploration around the cities and when I run especially when you’re trying to conquer the butte.
To some, running is the ultimate high. The paced one foot in front of the other feels like home. To others, running reigns synonymous with the weight of the world. Whether you’re a seasoned jogging long-distance specialist or a newly initiated slow-paced courier, special TLC to your body’s health is a must. In preparation for the 35th annual Dana Point Turkey Trot, race-day sponsor CLIF Bar polled its team athletes and nutritionists to put together the top five runner nutrition tips.
1. Caffeine. Typically given a bad rap, caffeine, taken in moderation, will actually help improve your performance on a run. Caffeine gives you the extra boost, keeps you clear of that “batteries are draining” feeling and helps you enjoy the activity. Moderation for most runners sits between two to three cups of drip coffee per day, but keep in mind that every body is different. Take the time to know your body – ask yourself, where do you feel best and what did you just put in your mouth that made you feel that way? Team CLIF Bar recommendation: CLIF Shot Energy Gel for an extra caffeine kick to maintain energy between breaths.
2. Stay Hydrated. Hydration is the trickiest part of fueling running as every cell in your body thrives on fluid. Your hydration mantra: drink fluids early and often. Water is important, but a mistake is assuming you can get by on just H20, especially when your runtime totals more than an hour. This is where electrolyte drinks come into play. When making your hydration selection, make sure your sports drink has sodium as the main mineral player – this will keep your body and emotional state at full efficiency. Team CLIF Bar recommendation: CLIF Shot Electrolyte Drink to counteract both electrolyte and fluid loss to help prevent a race day meltdown.
3. Carb Up. Carbohydrates should make up about 2/3 of each meal. Carbs are the most important source of fuel for your muscles and your brain. Pick and choose carbohydrates that are high in fiber, such as wheat bread, pasta, bran cereals, oatmeal, CLIF Bars, potatoes and popcorn. Team CLIF Bar recommendation: The original CLIF Bar in Oatmeal Raisin Walnut.
4. Powerful Protein. Protein is necessary to repair and rebuild muscle. Approximately 1/3 of each meal should contain this powerful prop. To help counter the wear and tear of training and racing, rebuild with foods like grass fed beef, antibiotic-and-hormone-free chicken, low mercury fish, lentils, cheese and soy. Team CLIF Bar recommendation: CLIF Builder’s bar packed with 20g of compete protein.
5. Meal Planning. Eat frequently and eat a variety of foods. Make sure you eat three meals each day and two or three healthy snacks in between. This will help prevent energy highs and lows throughout the day and make you more energized for training runs. Team CLIF Bar recommendation: Try a CLIF CRUNCH granola bar for a snack break – a favorite; Chocolate Peanut Butter.
Performance Boosting, Heart-Pumping Soundtrack for Perfect Run
Brought to you by the Dana Point Turkey Trot and Dick’s Sporting Goods
Did you know that Listening to music while running can boost performance by up to 15 percent while functioning as a motivator to keep up your pace?
Let me introduce to you The Dana Point Turkey Trot and Dick’s Sporting Goods, contribution for runners in preparation for the 35th annual Thanksgiving Day run – the sixth largest turkey trot in the nation, have pulled together a heart-pumping, perfect-tempo playlist designed just for runners.
Whether you’re jogging down a dirt trail, sprinting across a field or pacing yourself through a four-mile route, the perfect playlist is a must. The tunes pumping through your headphones set the tone for your run while releasing proven performance-boosting effects. In preparation for the 35th annual Dana Point Turkey Trot, race-day sponsor Dick’s Sporting Goods with Brooks Sports pulled together a 15-track Run Happy Playlist. All you need to do is press play.
“Music is a legal drug for athletes,” claims Dr. Costas Karageorghis, London’s Brunel University expert on the ties between music on exercise, in his latest book Inside Sport Psychology. He claims that listening to music while running can boost performance by up to 15 percent. Functioning as a motivator and distraction from the undesirables of running like fatigue, no wonder seeking the perfect music tracks seems to bump elbows with stretching and hydrating pre-race.
So what should top your running track list? Dr. Karageorghis, found the power lies in the song’s tempo. The beat sweet spot: between 120 and 140 beats-per-minute, a tempo that corresponds to the heart rate of the average exerciser. The songs listed below are hand-picked to pump you up, at the correct BPM, with pop-melodies designed to add an extra pep to your step.
Track 1: Katy Perry – Firework
Track 2: Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
Track 3: Ram Jam – Black Betty
Track 4: 3 Doors Down – Kryptonite
Track 5: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – 40 Day Dream
Track 6: The Black Keys – Thickfreakness
Track 7: Foster The People – Helena Beat
Track 8: Avicii – Levels
Track 9: Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
Track 10: LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
Track 11: Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Track 12: Richard Vission featuring Luciana – I Like That
Track 13: Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Track 14: Flo Rida featuring Sia – Wild Ones
Track 15: M83 – Midnight City
For more information about the 35th annual Dana Point Turkey Trot, visit http://www.turkeytrot.com and follow the event on Twitter at http://twitter.com/turkeytrot and Facebook at http://facebook.com/danapointturkeytrot. For more information about Dick’s Sporting Goods and Brooks Sports visit http://www.dickssportinggoods.com or http://www.brooksrunning.com/.
About the 35th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot:
Produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Run Racing, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is the nation’s sixth largest turkey trot in the country. Named one of America’s best Thanksgiving Day runs by Fitness Magazine, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 16,000 participants, including friends and family, in its 5K, 10K, Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and two-day health and fitness expo. Featuring scenic routes through picturesque Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach, the Turkey Trot offers something for every member of the family. The Dana Point Turkey Trot is a USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned and certified event and a 2012 USATF Southern California Championship 10K Race. For more information, to register for a race, or to become a sponsor, visit http://www.turkeytrot.com.