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EDITOR’S NOTE Thank you Drew and Iya for gracing our maiden issue cover! with editor-in-chief Jeff
EDITOR’S NOTE Thank you Drew and Iya for gracing our maiden issue cover! with editor-in-chief Jeff

Thank you Drew and Iya for gracing our maiden issue cover! with editor-in-chief Jeff Lo, Publisher Emma Amores and Editorial Consultant April Datuin.

Publisher Emma Amores and Editorial Consultant April Datuin. This year marks the 3rd year that Pinoy

This year marks the 3rd year that Pinoy Fitness came into existence. Starting from a simple website, we have grown to be a site visited by more than 100,000 individuals amounting to more than 400,000 page views per month and our Facebook fanpage has grown to more than 35,000 followers. This only means that the number of people who’s starting to live a healthy and fit lifestyle is continously growing, which makes me happy to be part of it!

This issue is about Unity. As we venture into

a

magazine still aim to provide information and inspiration to everyone who are embracing a healthy lifestyle. Like our cover Drew and Iya who despite their different fitness routines (Drew is into Triathlon and Iya is into Core Kinesis), are still united with their passion to stay fit and healthy.

new platform, the website and the

I would like to take this opporunity to thank the people who supported me through the years and believed in the vison of the website. Starting with Mikey Macainag who helped me conceptualize the vision of the site. To Mars Callo, Jared Baliguat, JC De

Leon, for without their kakulitan I would still be a shadow behind the website, Cheryl Castaneda who has always been my sup- port system in building the community, my friends Bianca Desales, Yvette Buenconsejo, Lisa Nicandro, Risha Lai, Marky Fernandez, Ting Del Valle, Elizabeth Tan, Tin Aguda, Shey Jose who went beyond the call

of

of

duty to support me to build the foundations

the community and to the people who

believed in me through the years as well as becoming my source of inspiration, Coach Mherlz, Jackie Gutierrez, Peachy Tamayo, Lems So, Czhel Macogay, Nylah Bautista,

and many more! Thank you!

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TECHNOLOGY AND RUNNERS

by Jason Cruz

The Philippine running scene is a tech expo.

When one looks around the starting line, MP3 music players strapped around arms, hydration belts, high-tech GPS-enabled watches, and compression sleeves of all lengths and colors are a common sight. This is

a

clear indication of a very important happening

in

the running scene, not just in the Philippines,

but around the globe: technology is becoming more and more indispensable to runners, either when training or when competing.

Technology in running had humble beginnings in

the most basic form it could take: running wear. Early running enthusiasts wore ankle-height shoes with leather uppers, and this was a breakthrough during its time. As recently as the previous running generation (20 or so years ago), shoes were made mostly with

a lighter and tougher material: rubber. In

turn, rubber would make way to patented high-impact materials unique to manufacturers (ex. New Balance has “Revlite”; Nike has “Lunarlon”; K-Swiss has “Aosta II”). Innovations such as these would pave the way to what we see today – transition to better equipment and apparel, all in the pursuit of a better and a more comfortable running experience.

It is also nearly impossible to see runners

donning a simple tee when participating in

a Sunday road race. Many runners would

don the running event’s jersey – made of lightweight material, for the most part – while many others prefer to wear their regular

training clothes. From simple lightweight nylon shorts, technology in running apparel now has reached a level wherein even socks are custom-made to fit one foot better than the other. Running tops and shorts now have embedded reflective materials in order to help with runner safety when running during dusk and dawn. They are also made of lighter and more comfortable materials that wick sweat away from the skin and generally make the runner feel a lot more comfortable. As any runner would know from experience, a comfortable runner is a better runner!

The most striking adaptation of technology on a runner would have to be watches. In
The most striking adaptation of technology
on a runner would have to be watches. In this
day and age, it is virtually impossible to train
to use technology to keep track of distances,
and adjust their individual paces accordingly.
with any sort of effectiveness without using
Where does the running community go from
a reliable and efficient watch. From simple
digital watches that displayed time passed
and perhaps, if you were lucky, ten to twenty
laps, runners now have access to running
watches that deliver so much more. A GPS-
enabled watch is one of the most important
running gadgets a runner can ever own, and
here then? For one, technology has truly
immersed itself in the running lifestyle of the
twenty-first century and this is actually a good
thing. Runners are undeniably getting faster,
posting faster and more impressive times;
injury-prevention is more individual-centered
now as runners learn more about their bodies
is usually a serious and hefty investment.
Watches like these track distances and time
very accurately, enabling runners to train well
via advanced watches and heart-rate moni-
tors. Technology is here to stay, and it has, for
much better than worse, helped advanced
running both as a sport and as a lifestyle
anyone can practice.
both as a sport and as a lifestyle anyone can practice. (for example, hitting distance milestones

(for example, hitting distance milestones per week) and even tracking calories burned (in order to plan better pre-run and post-run nutrition). Gone are the days when runners rely solely on physical and cumbersome road markers (which in some cases are not very accurate) as they now have the capabilities

As of writing, jsncruz is a few days away from his debut marathon, the 2012 Bohol Marathon. When not running, he is a social media manager by profession, and a casual blogger, writer, and wine geek. Follow him on twitter @jsncruz.

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FITNESS FEATURE BARRE3 STRENGTHENING YOUR CORE Pilates, Yoga and Ballet Barre Imagine having the benefits of
FITNESS FEATURE BARRE3 STRENGTHENING YOUR CORE Pilates, Yoga and Ballet Barre Imagine having the benefits of
BARRE3 STRENGTHENING YOUR CORE
BARRE3 STRENGTHENING YOUR CORE

BARRE3

STRENGTHENING YOUR CORE

Pilates, Yoga and Ballet Barre

Imagine having the benefits of these three physical exercises in one revolutionary workout. Yes, all of these you can have in the class of mind and body exercise designed to lengthen and lift the whole body. It aims to transfer body awareness into our everyday activities anchored on the wisdom of yoga, strength and efficiency of pilates, and flexibility and grace of ballet barre. This fitness disci- pline focuses on establishing and maintaining good spinal alignment and provides long term postural benefits through the use of those three disciplines rolled into a unique sequence. Barre3 is highly recommended to relieve stress from work and keep a balance in mind and body. Trying out for the first time may be

a tough feat as you will have to concentrate on

the different routines. Listen to your body and

know what you can extend in each session.

It takes some patience and perseverance to

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a while. Expect your body to ache the day

after but it is only a good indication that the

routine worked on your muscles. Barre3 aims to strengthen your core. So as you progress in each session you feel your body moving with such agility and grace you probably never have imagined you are capable of.

The Barre3 studio set-up has 3 corners of the wall with ballet barres, which is essential in the work out together with yoga mats, yoga straps, dumbbells and fit balls. The cork flooring is both soft and sturdy, which protects the spine and joints during positions. There are three class types that has different fitness levels – advanced, foundations and open-level classes.

levels – advanced, foundations and open-level classes. Open-level. Open level format designed for mature and new

Open-level. Open level format designed

for mature and new students. Made up of a highly effective sequence of exercises designed to transform the body to one of equal

balance, strength and flexibility.

Barre3 class but at a faster pace with more options to increase the intensity in each consistent Barre3 practice and a strong understanding of this technique.

Barre3 foundations. Barre3 foundations

has the same highly effective sequence of

This new work out in three-fold foundation transforms students into one with the length of

exercises as Barre3 but at a slower pace and

a

dancer and the strength of an athlete. Barre3

with a different tone. Instructors emphasize

is

definitely for those men and women alike,

basic alignment, foundation, and specific muscle actions to balance the body.

who desire to build longer, leaner muscles and a strong core; develop muscle balance,

Barre3 Advanced.

The advanced class

strength and muscular endurance and improve flexibility; and even for those who are just

follows the same sequence as traditional

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Motivating group environment builds connections and community, both important in making exercise a regular part of life Connects mind, body and breath and relieves stress

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FITNESS COUCH We asked you to send in questions to be answered by individuals from different

We asked you to send in questions to be answered by individuals from different backgrounds.

We rounded up four fitness trainers and sports

enthusiasts to give us their take on your queries.

Roger Lindevall: a.k.a. the “Colonel” was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He was a former “Swedish
Roger Lindevall: a.k.a.
the “Colonel” was born in Stockholm,
Sweden. He was a former “Swedish Marine”
and former “Physical Trainer” for the Manila
Police SWAT Team. He was an active
adviser and former judge to the Philippine
Body Building Association (PBBA). He was
the proud owner of the Eurozone Gym here
in the metro (circa 90’s) and has been a
hard-core gym rat for the last 25 years. He’s
currently “still kicking-ass” in the Libis area.
1. What’s your favourite cardio
workout for weight/fat loss?
High intensity power walk
2. What advice would you give to
build muscle mass?
Sets between 8 and 12 reps and not too
much weight, should be able to handle it.
3. What’s your favourite
strength workout?
Lat pull-down/ seated alternated
dumbbell curls
workout? Lat pull-down/ seated alternated dumbbell curls Anthony Macaraeg, or Tony-mac as he is fondly called

Anthony Macaraeg, or Tony-mac as he is fondly called is a former 2008 USA Amateur Bodybuilding Association (ABA) Champion (Natural Category) and has competed and placed 4th in the 2008 International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA) Championships held in San Francisco,USA. Born of Filipino-American descent, he has worked in the fitness industry for the last ten years as a Nutrition Consultant and Diabetes Educator. He specialized in managing adult and pediatric patients with Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, and Hypertension. He now currently resides in the Philippines, and acts as a Nutrition Consultant to athletes, celebrities and still trains your average fitness fanatic.

1. What’s your favourite cardio workout for weight/fat loss?

This is a bit difficult to answer with just one workout. The true answer for fat loss I would give is to adjust your eating lifestyle habits! My favorite cardio workout would really depend on how I’m feeling that day. The motivating factors would be energy levels and/or muscle/joint soreness. One workout I

usually do when I’m rushed with time and have only 20mins to spare for the gym, I do a 10 min Bar Complex Exercise. This promotes cardio strength and activates your CNS (central nervous system), to activate some muscle hypertrophy (get big muscles) and to elevate your metabolic rate so that your body can burn more calories during the day, even when you’re not working out!

2. What advice would you give to build muscle mass?

My advice is to have a combination of the right components. My equation goes as simple as this:

Healthy Diet + Resistance Training + Cardiovascular Exercise

Quality Muscle Mass

Yes, you’ve probably heard that in order to build muscle you have to eat more! Let me just give you a basic diet tip; When you hear the saying that you have to eat as much protein as your bodyweight, remember this is your LBM (lean body mass) and not your total body weight! You want to have a ratio of 1 gram (1g) of protein per 1 pound (lb.) of lean body mass (muscle). So after a good workout don’t starve yourself! Go get some lean mean protein!

3. What’s your favourite strength workout?

I would like to say my favorite of all lifts is the deadlift. This exercise will pretty much set the tone of your physique from weak to strong! This compound movement activates the legs and the whole back. I believe this is the basic movement that will give more size to your back and legs and set you apart from your average ‘chest and bicep gym goer’. I noticed my physique changed the minute I incorporated olympic lifts, especially that of the deadlift! Go Heavy or Go Home! (With proper form of course!)

Marky Banez, “Markyb” is a veteran personal trainer who’s in his early 40’s. After spending
Marky Banez, “Markyb” is a veteran
personal trainer who’s in his early 40’s. After
spending a decade in the corporate super- gym
industry he decided to call it quits. He now
specializes in functional training and athletic
conditioning on his own sweet time. Nowadays
you can see him hanging around Eastwood City
Cafes, comfortably sipping mochas and typing
away fitness articles on his laptop.
2. What advice would you give
to build muscle mass?
My favourite advice to give for muscle mass
building would be to go heavy with the
weight and eat right. Protein loading plays a
big factor in muscle mass building!
3. What’s your favourite strength
workout?
1. What’s your favourite cardio
workout for weight/fat loss?
A 30 minute brisk walk or a bike ride at sunrise
just before breakfast. An empty stomach
leaves your body no choice but to draw from
your fat reserves.
I have to go with Tony-mac on this one!
“Deadlifts Baby! Yeah!” “Go heavy! Or
Go home!” This exercise is the Bomb!
Especially when it comes to whole body
muscle activation! Just do it and reap
the benefits.

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Yasmin Baumann-Perucchetti fondly called “Yas” by the Fitness Couch crew; she is somewhat of a globetrotter, having grown up with a modelling background. At the tender age of 15, she has worked abroad with top designers such as Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Versace and the like. She has also appeared locally on billboards here such as; Rustan’s, American Express, Essenxa, and has graced the cover of magazines such as; Mega, Cosmo and Tattler, to name a few. She has always loved sports growing up in her native New Zealand, taking skiing trips at least twice a year which still remains to be her favorite sport.

Now presently residing in the Philippines, she spends most days dividing her busy schedule between life coaching and fitness training.

busy schedule between life coaching and fitness training. 1. What’s your favourite cardio workout for weight/

1. What’s your favourite cardio workout for weight/ fat loss?

I love interval jogging or

sprinting. I will jog, on a speed of 11 km/h, for two minutes then walk for one minute, and continue this cycle for 30 minutes. Or I will up the speed, to more of a sprint and sprint on 14km/h, for one minute, and rest for one minute, and

I would usually continue

that cycle for 20 minutes as it’s more intense. Interval training allows you to

increase endurance levels, while holding on to your precious muscle, which is your body’s natural calorie burner! Plus, it’s just a bonus that you can get better results for less of the time!

2. What advice would you give to build muscle mass?

To build muscle mass, I would follow a weight lifting routine, and vary this with core, body weight exercises. Its amazing how you can tone your body with some simple exercises using your own body weight, and all you need is a floor, and perhaps a mat for comfort, so you can do those at home. No excuses right!?

I would advise everyone to get into some good strength training routines, and be conscious of what you eat. Our muscles need to be fed when they are growing. To simply choose better food options such as steamed, baked or grilled and not fried, or brown rice instead of white, lean meats and poultry instead of fatty meats would go a long way in building your sexy muscles.

3. What’s your favourite strength workout?

For strength my favourite would be the “Spartacus” Workout! It is a circuit style training program which is so much fun and it really

works for me. It will give you a good cardio workout at the same time strengthening the body’s different muscle groups. But best of all it

slays my greatest gym opponen: boredom!

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CELEB RITY DEFYING GRAVITY WITH GRACE AND GRIP: CIARA SOTTO-OCONER IN POLE DANCING BY APRIL DATUIN
CELEB RITY DEFYING GRAVITY WITH GRACE AND GRIP: CIARA SOTTO-OCONER IN POLE DANCING BY APRIL DATUIN

DEFYING GRAVITY WITH GRACE AND GRIP:

CIARA SOTTO-OCONER

RITY DEFYING GRAVITY WITH GRACE AND GRIP: CIARA SOTTO-OCONER IN POLE DANCING BY APRIL DATUIN Ciara
RITY DEFYING GRAVITY WITH GRACE AND GRIP: CIARA SOTTO-OCONER IN POLE DANCING BY APRIL DATUIN Ciara
RITY DEFYING GRAVITY WITH GRACE AND GRIP: CIARA SOTTO-OCONER IN POLE DANCING BY APRIL DATUIN Ciara
RITY DEFYING GRAVITY WITH GRACE AND GRIP: CIARA SOTTO-OCONER IN POLE DANCING BY APRIL DATUIN Ciara
RITY DEFYING GRAVITY WITH GRACE AND GRIP: CIARA SOTTO-OCONER IN POLE DANCING BY APRIL DATUIN Ciara
RITY DEFYING GRAVITY WITH GRACE AND GRIP: CIARA SOTTO-OCONER IN POLE DANCING BY APRIL DATUIN Ciara
RITY DEFYING GRAVITY WITH GRACE AND GRIP: CIARA SOTTO-OCONER IN POLE DANCING BY APRIL DATUIN Ciara

IN POLE DANCING

BY APRIL DATUIN

GRIP: CIARA SOTTO-OCONER IN POLE DANCING BY APRIL DATUIN Ciara started pole dancing way back in
GRIP: CIARA SOTTO-OCONER IN POLE DANCING BY APRIL DATUIN Ciara started pole dancing way back in

Ciara started pole dancing way

back in 2006 when she was in Las Vegas for a musical production. When she came home in 2009, Ciara enrolled at Movement Dance Studio owned by Ms. Ma. Myla “Lala” Dinglasan. The she eventually decided to share her passion by teaching at the very same studio.

“I’ve been with Movement for almost three years already but I’ve been teaching for more than a year now.” Ciara added that she got certified in Movement last May. “We had to do this course for IPDFA (International Pole Dance Fitness Association) to be certified to teach.” She used to do bikram yoga but Ciara confessed that she stopped when she got addicted to pole dancing.

According to Ciara, she has this vision of pole dancing being disengaged with strip clubs, though she has nothing against them. “I want girls to try it because it is liberating and effortlessly sexy.”

”I have students who look really sexy pole dancing but I make sure it doesn’t look slutty. I don’t want it to look like that at all. I want pole dancing to be on the fitness side.” Even after being an instructor for more than a year now, Ciara still sees coaching pole dancing as a challenge. “It’s hard at first, of

course but if you keep trying, if you keep attending and you will listen attentively to your instructor, makukuha mo, eh. You will learn it.”

One of the benefits of pole dancing is that it teaches self confidence. Since it requires less clothing- only short shorts and tank top- so your skin will stick to the pole, you will soon learn to be more comfortable with your own skin as you get better. The saying “less is more” certainly applies in pole dancing.

What’s more is that you actually won’t need a dance partner because that would already be the sturdy, realiable 8 to 9 feet pole!

“I want girls to try it because it is liberating and effortlessly sexy.”

“I want girls to try it because it is liberating and effortlessly sexy.”

Ciara’s students come from different age groups; mommies, 50-year olds, 40-year olds and some are really young including a 14-year old student who lost weight.

Pole dancing is both a physical and mental workout. Presence of mind is very important to avoid any miscalculation on your next move while on the pole. A lot of people enjoy it

your next move while on the pole. A lot of people enjoy it because you can

because you can have fun learning the routines while shaping your abs for instance.

Ciara teaches pole for beginners as well as advanced lessons. A normal dance routine would be about three minutes according to Ciara. A five-minute routine would be tiring. “If the routine would be longer, it would look like a strip club, kung anu-ano na lang.”

Staying fit is a must in pole dancing. Ciara continues to train and shares that her classes serve as her workout too since she also needs to perfrom the routines as an instructor. “Sometimes we have advanced trainings with other teachers. That’s once a week for three hours”. She adds that she works out with her husband too which serves as their bonding time. Interestingly, she had a pole build right

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Pole dancing is often associated with sexy dance

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and sometimes misguidedly linked to strip clubs.

Though the dance has started in strip clubs, it did did

not stop there. Pole dancing is now being introduced

and taught in gyms and dance studios gaining high high

regard as an art combining dance and gymnastics.

It does not only strengthen one’s core and improve

ove

tics.

flexibility with grace but it also empowers and builds builds

with grace but it also empowers and builds builds one’s confidence as well. Here in the

one’s confidence as well. Here in the Philippines,

pole dancing is starting to be recognized as a

fitness discipline. Associated with pole dancing and

es,

and
and

its growing prominence in the sphere of fitness is is

singer-actress and now pole dance instructor Ciara Sotto-Oconer.

and now pole dance instructor Ciara Sotto-Oconer. in their living room so she can practice at
and now pole dance instructor Ciara Sotto-Oconer. in their living room so she can practice at

in their living room so she can practice at home. As for her diet, she shares that she does not eat pork and white rice. Other than that she eats everything including chocolates and candies.

“It’s really empowering” Ciara shared enthusiastically as she invited the PF girls to try out pole dancing. Adding that it is not just limited to women as there are also men who attend her class. PF

to try out pole dancing. Adding that it is not just limited to women as there

VICTOR TING :

Continuing the

GREAT

“Ang marathon ko [sinalihan ay] from 1982 to 1982 hanggang 1990, bihira ang marathons. Minsan
“Ang marathon ko [sinalihan ay] from 1982 to
1982 hanggang 1990, bihira ang marathons.
Minsan twice a year lang nagkakaroon. Hindi
gaya ngayon, halos isang taon ang daming
marathon (My total marathon joined from 1982
time, marathon was rarely held. Sometimes they
only conduct twice a year. Unlike now, a year
comprises numerous marathons.)” he pleasantly
shared his running experiences.
Ting also tried the call of mountaineering. He
overcame the struggle of climbing the tallest
mountains in the country through the
unending support of his team mates. But his
devotion on running kept enhancing as he
accomplished more outlying distances. “Ang
lang. Noong January 29, tinakbo ko [ay] BDM
– Bataan Death March Ultra marathon (The
year, January 29 BDM – Bataan Death March
Ultra marathon.)”
Glorious fulfillment
Indeed, as running is an outrageous adventure,
meeting several younger runners is his dearest
moment treasured. Such inspiration touched his
heart and motivated him to launch two
runners clubs – La Loma Fly Ace Runner 2005
and San Lazaro Running Club 2009. These
non-profit organizations would develop
beginners and hone their skills and finally learn
the true principles of racing.
All the way through his success, criticisms
contiue to chase him. Such as why anguish
himself at his age and instead simply rest and
relax. Nevertheless, Ting takes no notice of
these hurdles and thrive on to the finish line.
“Ang takbo naman ay sa sarili mo. Parang
nilalaban mo sarili mo lang na kaya mo ibreak
yung sariling oras mo (Running is for yourself.
It’s like your challenging yourself to break your
own time.),” he splendidly stated.
organized 70 Km run starting from Laguna
down to the busy streets of Quezon City circle.
It served as a birthday gift for all the fruitful hard
work he achieved throughout his own race. For
Ting, opportunities should be grabbed once the
chance falls into your hands. “Huwag ninyong
isipin yung hirap tumakbo lalo na yung mga first
timer na sasali ng marathon o ultramarathon.
Basta isipin mo kaya mo yan, tatapusin mo yan,
huwag kang susuko. (Don’t think it’s hard to run
especially to those first timers who will join the
marathon or ultra marathon. Just bear in mind
that you can do it, you should finish it, don’t give
up.)”
In life, age is one of the things you cannot
control nor stop. While your clock is still ticking,
execute your plans right, stand up when you
strip along the rocky road and trust yourself and
especially trust God that these dreams may be
made into reality.
PF

PEOPLE

PROFILE

In celebrating birthdays year after year, people are in high spirits throwing parties and receiving
In celebrating birthdays year after year, people
are in high spirits throwing parties and
receiving gifts. Enjoying this special day with
the ones they love in every way possible thus
adding more memories that could definitely
last for a lifetime. But when the clock strikes
again, furious realizations come to mind.
“Am I this old?”
Fear of not being able to deal with the things
in our usual routine is the biggest threat age
brings about. For a man who sees this as just
tricky numbers, Victor Ting appreciates life
by going after challenges his stamina could
handle. He chose to go beyond his limits and
witnessed how he accomplished everything he
could never imagined.
From resilient phase
High school as his highest educational
attainment, Ting never hinders himself to
continue racing after his dreams. He has
managed to establish a studio covering different
special occasions. With a passion for cameras
and creatively shooting wonderful sceneries,
he proudly sent his four children to college.
But coming from a family with inherited health
complications, Ting was disturbed on how his
condition would affect him physically.
Hypertension is a chronic medical condition
in which the blood pressure in the arteries
is elevated. This requires the heart to work
harder than normal to circulate blood through
the blood vessels.
“Bale yung parents ko kasi namatay, 40+
[years old] namatay na kasi may lahi kaming
high blood. Kaya yun, naisip ko tumakbo na
lang para pinakaexercise. Pero nag-umpisa
akong tumakbo, 45 na (My parents died at the
age of 40 because our family has a strain of
LEGACY of his time By Marie Ville R. Torrijos It’s not whether one is too
LEGACY
of his time
By Marie Ville R. Torrijos
It’s not whether one is too young
or too old to race, rather it is about
strength and perseverance; and
that undying will to keep going.
high blood. That’s why I think of running as my sole exercise. But I started
high blood. That’s why I think of
running as my sole exercise. But I started
running at 45.),” he wistfully reminisced.
Sprinting dreams ahead
Testing his own capability, Ting decided to
gear up into the race track. Bought running
shoes and eventually paid a P100 registration
fee, he began his journey to witness what
marathon changes him into. He never
disregards training every morning in
preparing his endurance for the long run.
every morning in preparing his endurance for the long run. On the year 1982, Johnson &
On the year 1982, Johnson & Johnson Band Aid Marathon made him believe that he
On the year 1982, Johnson & Johnson Band Aid
Marathon made him believe that he could do
more despite his age. Reaching the end of a 42
Kilometer race boosted up his confidence. The 3
to conquer more obstacles in the arena.

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NITTER

PIKKER

With numerous dining options in the metropolis, our very own Pinoy Fitness team took time to check-out some of the famous go-to places and giveNITTER PIKKER you a GREEN LIGHT on some of the delectable and HEALTHY selections on the

you a GREEN LIGHT on some of the delectable and HEALTHY selections on the menutime to check-out some of the famous go-to places and give by Wilson Cariaga Guilt Free time to check-out some of the famous go-to places and give by Wilson Cariaga Guilt Free

by Wilson Cariaga

Guilt Free The Yellow Halo Guilt-free kitchen you’ll feel like a saint when you dine
Guilt Free
The Yellow Halo Guilt-free kitchen
you’ll feel like a saint when you dine
here, all meals are less than 500 calories! The dishes are carefully crafted by
the kitchen team to meet your dietary needs, not just by counting the calories
but also giving you a full tasty meal without being sinful! The Tuna Whole
Wheat Pasta is superb, plus you get the fiber and protein you need, or if you
feel like you need to cut off some fat, then the Low-fat Meatloaf would be the
meal for you, served with Spanish coleslaw, brown rice and cut fruits. A must
visit for the diet-conscious!
Yellow Halo Guilt
Free Kitchen
22/F Wellness Alliance
Strata 100
Ortigas Center
Meatloaf with
Tuna whole
spanish coleslaw
wheat pasta
Grilled Vegetable
Sandwich
In

What’s inside your sandwich? A perfect snack on meetings or after a workout is what Bistro 98 can offer. Protein packed tasty Reuben Sandwich with homemade corned beef on bread or if you want a lighter alternative, Grilled Vegetable Sandwich with Balsamic Glaze. This quiet bistro has a lot to offer and it’s an intimate setting for small meetings or just hanging out!

Bistro 98 98 Scout Lozano, Quezon City

Reuben

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EVENTS

EVENTS RUN FOR A CAUSE: MANILA BAY CLEAN UP RUN Land Bank’s Manila Bay Clean-Up Program,

RUN FOR A CAUSE:

MANILA BAY CLEAN UP RUN

RUN FOR A CAUSE: MANILA BAY CLEAN UP RUN Land Bank’s Manila Bay Clean-Up Program, aiming

Land Bank’s Manila Bay Clean-Up Program,

aiming to help implement a sustainable approach to cleaning and protecting marine and coastal

resources.

Clean-Up Run was held on July 15. The event, open to all runners, features 3K, 5K, 10K, and 15K races for men and women. Trophies and cash prizes will be given to the top three winners in each race division. A special award was given for the biggest delegation or

This year’s edition of the Manila Bay

JULY 15

group that submits a minimum of 25 paying entries.

JULY 28

OUTBREAK MANILA

IN BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY (BGC)

OUTBREAK MANILA IN BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY (BGC) On its second installment, this time at Bonifacio Global

On its second installment, this time at Bonifacio Global City and at night, Outbreak Manila 2 unleashed more scary zombies and even more fun. A great gimmick used in Outbreak Manila 2 was the presence of obstacles. From elastic band ‘forests’ to a dark and creepy maze house, the run certainly lived up to its ‘scary’ and high-tension hype. The zombies were very well made-up and – provided one did not get them to break the fourth wall – really allowed a runner to be immersed in a ‘zombie apocalypse’ setting. Some runners were in ridiculous and outrageous costumes, all in the

name of having a good time.

JULY 29

36TH

MILO MARATHON

36TH MILO MARATHON More Shoes. MoreDreams. More Champions. On July 29, 2012 MILO held its biggest

More Shoes. MoreDreams. More Champions.

On July 29, 2012 MILO held its biggest advocacy ten thousand running shoes for underprivileged children donated through different public schools selected by the Department of Education. All these efforts are in line with the commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in school, but also in life.

commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in

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commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in

JULY

commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
commitment of MILO to build a nation of champions. Not just in sports, not just in
AUGUST DANCE 4 LIFE Similar to other fun runs, participants received their own event shirts

AUGUST

AUGUST DANCE 4 LIFE Similar to other fun runs, participants received their own event shirts and
AUGUST DANCE 4 LIFE Similar to other fun runs, participants received their own event shirts and
DANCE 4 LIFE Similar to other fun runs, participants received their own event shirts and
DANCE 4 LIFE
Similar to other fun runs, participants
received their own event shirts and marathon
bibs but had to follow different dance steps
from the 70’s and 80’s. First of its kind and
open to teens adults, and seniors who can live
up to a 3-hour dance marathon challenge to
support the Lifeline Foundation Support Team,
Inc., dedicated to the relief of the oppressed
and the empowering of the victim-minded.
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and the empowering of the victim-minded. AUGUST 12 AUGUST 19 PINOY FITNESS COMMUNITY LSD AT BGC
and the empowering of the victim-minded. AUGUST 12 AUGUST 19 PINOY FITNESS COMMUNITY LSD AT BGC
and the empowering of the victim-minded. AUGUST 12 AUGUST 19 PINOY FITNESS COMMUNITY LSD AT BGC

AUGUST 19

PINOY FITNESS COMMUNITY

LSD AT BGC

PINOY FITNESS COMMUNITY LSD AT BGC The Pinoy Fitness Family normally have a quarterly LSD (Long

The Pinoy Fitness Family normally have a quarterly LSD (Long Slow Distance) RUN. A time where people from the online community, meet, greet and run together, normally attended by more than 100 runners from the community, it’s surely one event to watch out for!

run together, normally attended by more than 100 runners from the community, it’s surely one event
run together, normally attended by more than 100 runners from the community, it’s surely one event
run together, normally attended by more than 100 runners from the community, it’s surely one event
run together, normally attended by more than 100 runners from the community, it’s surely one event
run together, normally attended by more than 100 runners from the community, it’s surely one event
run together, normally attended by more than 100 runners from the community, it’s surely one event
run together, normally attended by more than 100 runners from the community, it’s surely one event
SEPTEMBER UNILAB RUN UNITED 3 2012 RunRio Trilogy series this year was held completed RUN

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER UNILAB RUN UNITED 3 2012 RunRio Trilogy series this year was held completed RUN UNITED
SEPTEMBER UNILAB RUN UNITED 3 2012 RunRio Trilogy series this year was held completed RUN UNITED
UNILAB RUN UNITED 3 2012 RunRio Trilogy series this year was held completed RUN UNITED
UNILAB RUN UNITED 3
2012
RunRio Trilogy series this year was held
completed RUN UNITED MEDAL which
is a testament to their commitment in pro-
gressing with an active and healthy lifestyle.
Congratulations to all the finishers!
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SEPTEMBER 30

ADIDAS KING OF THE ROAD 2012

ADIDAS KING OF THE ROAD 2012 The Philippines is All In for the Adidas King of

The Philippines is All In for the Adidas King of the Road 2012

MANILA, September 30 – Thousands of par- ticipants fought to the finish as they vied for the ‘Adidas King of the Road Philippines 2012’ crown at the Bonifacio City Global grounds. Demonstrating the brand’s exceptional commitment to the running sport, the Adidas

KOTR annually gathers runners from all over the world – with special participation of run- ners from Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia, to compete in a bid to be crowned as the Adidas SouthEast Asia ‘King of the Road’.

Philippines, and Malaysia, to compete in a bid to be crowned as the Adidas SouthEast Asia
Philippines, and Malaysia, to compete in a bid to be crowned as the Adidas SouthEast Asia
Philippines, and Malaysia, to compete in a bid to be crowned as the Adidas SouthEast Asia
Philippines, and Malaysia, to compete in a bid to be crowned as the Adidas SouthEast Asia
Philippines, and Malaysia, to compete in a bid to be crowned as the Adidas SouthEast Asia
Philippines, and Malaysia, to compete in a bid to be crowned as the Adidas SouthEast Asia
Philippines, and Malaysia, to compete in a bid to be crowned as the Adidas SouthEast Asia
Philippines, and Malaysia, to compete in a bid to be crowned as the Adidas SouthEast Asia
Philippines, and Malaysia, to compete in a bid to be crowned as the Adidas SouthEast Asia
Philippines, and Malaysia, to compete in a bid to be crowned as the Adidas SouthEast Asia
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