PRESS RELEASE: The NIKE AIR MAX is back!

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Nike’s game-changing sneaker is back! This holiday season, it continues to reinvent itself as it raises the standard in design year after year. Nike launches the Air Max 2015, with an all-new upper made to complement the foot’s dynamic motion, paired with the iconic Max Air cushioning technology.

PRESS RELEASE:

Nike Air Max 2015: Ultra-Soft Cushioning, Dynamic Fit and Bold Design

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Nearly 30 years ago, Nike changed the sneaker game forever with the introduction of the Air Max 1, a shoe that made Nike Air a household name. The Air Max has continued to reinvent itself, pushing the design envelope year after year. This holiday season, Nike debuts the Air Max 2015 with an all-new upper engineered to complement the foot’s dynamic motion, paired with the full-length, iconic Max Air cushioning technology.

The design team focused on delivering the soft, bouncy cushioning runners love in the Air Max and creating the best performing shoe upper in an Air Max to date. The new Air Max 2015 delivers exceptional full-length cushioning, features an engineered mesh upper designed for the foot in motion, and is lighter than its predecessor at 10.8 ounces for a women’s size 8 and 12.9 ounces for a men’s size 10.

DESIGNED FOR THE FOOT IN MOTION

The shoe’s upper is designed to give runners better flexibility, fit and comfort. The 2015 edition is the first Air Max to include an entirely engineered mesh upper. The near-seamless upper offers support and flexibility in a lightweight and breathable package.

Engineered mesh allows designers to strategically place tighter or more open mesh weaves for support or breathability, depending on what the runner needs most. The engineered mesh works in concert with the Nike Flywire to wrap and secure the foot in the shoe. These two technologies work together with the motion of the foot to provide a dynamic fit.

Inside the shoe, an internal heel counter cups the heel for a snug shoe-to-foot connection, and the internal booty provides comfort and a seamless feel.

CUSHIONED TO THE MAX

The Air Max 2015 upper works harmoniously with the full-length Max Air cushioning platform, known for its ultra-plush, bouncy cushioning. The Max Air unit’s tubular construction allows for greater flexibility while still delivering full-length cushioning underfoot. Flex grooves further enhance forefoot flexibility and a smooth transition from touchdown to takeoff, and a Waffle outsole provides excellent road traction. Sculpted Cushlon positioned between the Max Air unit and the shoe upper rounds out the cushioning platform for a smooth, soft ride.

A HISTORY OF BOLD DESIGN

The Air Max 2015 is the latest in a long family of Air Max. March 26, 1987 marked the release of the original Air Max 1, which featured the first visible Nike Air. The franchise has become known for its iconic and bold design. The Air Max 2015 gives a nod to its impressive and expressive heritage with its reverse-Swoosh design detail.

The Air Max 2015 is available for customization on NIKEiD beginning Nov. 17. Six colors (three men’s and three women’s) will be available at nike.com on Nov. 28, with additional colors to follow.

SPORTSHOUSE Revisited!

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Have you been to Sportshouse lately? I did! A little over a week ago, I had the chance to revisit the Sportshouse branch in SM Megamall Bldg. A, through the invitation of the good people of Sportshouse. 

Sportshouse is a local sports retail merchandise store which sells sports equipment, gears and apparel. I have come to know this store as a “go-to” shop for one’s badminton or sports/gym needs. But with the latest visit, I was glad to know that the store’s management decided to expand their line to include products catering to runners, cyclists, swimmers and triathletes as well. 

Did you know that they carry the SKINS brand of compression wear? They do! Apart from SKINS, they developed their own brands which aim to provide Filipino athletes and sports enthusiasts a more cost-effective alternative than the imported brands. They say these products are cheaper but n still boast of the quality and performance that any person in an active lifestyle expect.

Read on the below press release for you to have an idea of what these products are or better yet, do visit any of Sportshouse’s 36 branches and see and get a feel of the products on hand!

Thank you to Sportshouse for the in-store tour!

PRESS RELEASE:

Sportshouse recently launched the hashtags – #LifeInSports & #LifeAfterSports to illustrate the connection and yet to set apart the products for these two categories. 

Intensity and power, that’s what #LifeInSports is, Sportshouse carry products that will help athletes and soon-to-be athletes.

Filipino-made Compression Clothing

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iTRACC is a proud Filipino made apparel and it stands for Triathlon Running Athletics Cycling Compression. Each design went to thorough studies to perfect each compression technology.  iTRACC is made of Spandex for comfort and Elastene for flexibility. Released in 2013, iTRACC® emerged in a world where compression garments are eventually popular and widely in demand. We are all about providing the finest and science-study-oriented sportswear that every athlete desires. Whether for pros, for amateurs and even for sports enthusiasts, iTRACC® provides the latest trends of sportswear. Sportshouse is very proud to say that iTRACC is a PS (Patent Secured) product certified which means every design and feature has a certification from Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL). According to Sportshouse Marketing Manager, Mr.Neil Guinto, “Definitely, we will develop more designs by 2015, to match the athlete’s changing needs. And certainly, we will be more aggressive in the market.”

SKINS – world class Compression Garments

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SKINS is an Australian brand that focuses on compression clothing. SKINS currently sell over 160 different compression products including specific ranges for golfcycling, and triathlon. Skins has different compression technology depending on the design and sometimes, it focuses on what sports you are in. For Triathlon, they have a specific technology called Elastic Interface Technology which provides maximum protection, all-way stretch elastic inserts expands and textured surface allows for optimum moisture transfer and comfort.

New Product

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Another product belongs for #LifeInSports category is Maxxed. It is product line for different breed of shoes. Maxxed will be available at Sportshouse mid-December of this year. Flight 101 is one of the first designs that will be offered for athletes, specifically for runners. Mr. Guinto of Sportshouse explains what is behind Flight 101’s tagline; “The Run Right” tagline represents Flight 101’s technology. Similar to other products, we call it equipment not a shoe or apparel because it will help athlete’s performance. Its functionalities will assist runner in proper landing and help them push forward.” Sportshouse will give great promos upon releasing.

Quality Gym Equipments

Time Sports is a US-technology inspired gym equipments that focuses on treadmills and bikes. Sportshouse offers 3 months warranty for motor, 1 year warranty for parts and a lifetime home service. Sportshouse are very proud to say that Time Sports are one of the most-bought items because of its quality and advanced specifications.

On a different light, Sportshouse understands the need for fashionable and stylish wear without compromising the quality and affordability. That is the reason why #LifeAfterSports apparels were born.

Trendy and Tasteful Garments

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Brood is a new brand emerged on today’s foot necessities. This brand is not just a typical kind of shoes; it has an essence of new technology of comfort and style that derived from French designs. Brood brings ease on your active lifestyle since this is made as a cooling fashion after your sports activity.

On the other hand, Brood Lite is a slip-on shoe and because of its Neoprene material it can be very flexible. Color combinations are Royal Blue, Grey with Yellow Green outer sole and Black with Neon Orange outer sole. Another exciting product is Bodyworks. These lifestyle shirts are made for stylish yuppies. Sportshouse knows how important style is for young professional; they want outfits that can be a statement so they created these up-to-the-minute attires. “These lifestyle garments are the in thing now, fashionable, very colorful and trendy. But, we didn’t stop there, we created it in a way that we still involved what quality we used in our sports apparel.” says Mr. Neil Guinto, Marketing Manager of Sportshouse.

Korea’s Number 1 Sandals

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Sportshouse is the exclusive distributor of Toeot, a funky and hip sandals that you can style the way you want it. The strap of each pair is adjustable so you can make endless designs.

Sportshouse has 36 branches nationwide and you can visit their website at www.sportshouse.com.ph. Like them at facebook, /sportshouse.com.ph and tweet them @sportshouse.

Non-Sports Post: YOU’RE NOT YOU Movie

Got an invite to the exclusive VIP Screening of YOU’RE NOT YOU, a 2014 film starring Hillary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel. It aims to educate people about the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

As I admittedly do not know about the ALS and since a few hours in a movie house equates to a few hours downtime for de-stressing, I tagged hubby along, went to see the movie and met some blogger friends who went to see it too.

It was a great movie, an eye-opener to people about ALS as a disease and how it affects not only the person inflicted with it but also her/his loved-ones. Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Now I understand why one has to douse an iced water to one’s self to show support for ALS. As it is, a person inflicted with one feels like a bucket of iced water has been doused on him/her. I just really wished more information about ALS was made known to the public for more people to appreciate the said cause.

Anyway, here is a movie, a touching somewhat entertaining way to educate yourself about ALS. Watch it, be touched, be learned and appreciate. It opens to regular showing on November 26 (Friday). Below is a sypnosis as provided to us by the organizers.

Thanks Marcie (Love and Light Productions) for the invite! It was truly time well-spent!

You’re Not You
2014 Film

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Kate is a suave, successful classical pianist just diagnosed with ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Bec is a brash college student and would-be rock singer who can barely keep her wildly chaotic affairs, romantic and otherwise, together. Yet, when Bec takes a job assisting Kate, Kate sees something special in the way Bec takes care of her. Kate and Bec find each other’s strength through their weaknesses. You’re Not You explores how two strangers can bring out the best in each other even in the midst of trials and tribulations. This movie also gives face to the much talked about ALS and will definitely make people more compassionate with victim of the said disease.

Initial release: October 10, 2014 (USA)
Director: George C. Wolfe
Running time: 103 minutes`
Producer: Hilary Swank
Genre: Drama
Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel

2014 McHAPPY DAY STRIPES RUN Free Kit Give-Away WINNERS

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Congratulations to the following winners of the McDonald’s 2014 McHAPPY DAY STRIPES RUN free race kit give-away on the blog:

1. Luzel Franco

“Aside from our usual dinner night out during special occasions (birthday celebrations, weddings etc). We seldom go out together as a family due to conflicting work, school and running schedules. To Catch up with the lost times we are bonded by travelling together, visiting places that all of us will enjoy from the young ones to the young at heart. Learning the local culture and experience some adventures during these trips makes it more memorable and fun for
the entire family.”

2. Eugene Cajegas Lim

“My LOLA (grandmother, 73 years old) always stays inside the house watching her favorite telenovelas, sleep, and doing her daily chores. But every weekend, we always go to church and there is one thing that needs to be done after that.

It is a protocol that we should take LOLA with our kids to McDonalds. Yes “THIS IS REALLY TRUE! and Im not lying. My LOLA was deprived with sweets because of her condition. But we still want her to taste a slice of heaven through McDonald’s Sundae Ice Cream or MCFlurry at least once a week so we can still see her big smiles even she is toothless. Despite her age she is still a kid at heart when we go to McDonalds.

That is how our family spends a fun day outside the house! :)”

3. Marc Buan

“Since weekdays are busy because of work and stuff, we make it a point to release some stress during the weekend. Usually, my wife and I, together with several kins, wake up early every Sunday morning for our weekend run around the neighborhood, visit my father-in-law’s tomb at the local cemetery, and enjoy a cup or two of taho. Sometimes, instead of running, we play ball games or make camping and eat breakfast there. After that, we’ll just fix ourselves and serve the church. Then, we’ll eat whatever my mother-in-law has prepared for us for lunch. Our fun days are relatively simple, but quality time and just being together make our family bond so much stronger.”

Please expect to receive communication from McDonald’s regarding details on how to claim your race kit. Cheers!

2014 McHAPPY DAY STRIPES RUN – December 6, 2014 + FREE RACE KIT Give-Away

I always have fond memories of my childhood. Mommy and Daddy will usually take us to church and at the absence of malls at that time, bring us to eat in a Manila-based restaurant and go to the Rizal Park or the nearby park’s playground or at the Manila Zoo afterwards. It is to be our usual weekend family bonding activity.

Nowadays, families go to the mall and eat most of the time at the kids’ favorite happy place, McDonald’s. There are also play or kid activity centers at the malls where the family will usually go to before or after they eat. Downside to these kiddie play centers is that most facilities /or activities are only for the kids to enjoy while the parents and older siblings just either watch the kids or go someplace else to do their own thing/interest.

That is why the emergence of family-friendly running events which cater to all members of the family have been very much welcome additions to the usual options for a weekend family bonding activity.

For a number of years now, McDonald’s provides a perfect family bonding activity via the McHappy Day Fun Run. This year, the event is dubbed as the 2014 McHappy Day Stripes Run. With this event, McDonald’s believes that kids can stay active and have fun at the same time with their parents being their own play mates. 

Read on the full details below and see how you can win a complimentary 3k McDonald’s Family Dash race kit (for four) from McDonald’s through this blog. Cheers!
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MCHAPPY DAY STRIPES RUN 2014
December 6, 2014 (Saturday)
Bonifacio Global City
http://www.mchappyday.com.ph

BENEFICIARY:
Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit - a flagship program of Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines (RMHC), which builds day care centers for kids in low-income areas

RACE CATEGORIES:

  • 1K Kids Catch Hamburglar – for aged 8 and under
  • 3K Kids Race Grimace – for aged 15 and under
  • 3K Adults Run Grimace Run – for aged 16 and up
  • 5K Adults Early Birdie – for aged 16 and up
  • 10K Ronald McDonald Challenge – for aged 16 and up
  • 3K McDonald’s Family Dash – for groups of 4, composed of 2 kids (aged 15 and under) and 2 adults (aged 16 and up)

REGISTRATION AND GUN START DETAILS:

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REGISTRATION SITES:

  • McDonald’s 32nd and 5th, Bonifacio Global City
  • McDonald’s Forbestown, Bonifacio Global City
  • McDonald’s BGC Forum, Bonifacio Global City
  • McDonald’s Bench, Bonifacio Global City
  • McDonald’s Adriatico, Manila
  • McDonald’s Alabang
  • McDonald’s Blue Bay
  • McDonald’s Eastwood3
  • McDonald’s Eton Centris, Quezon City
  • McDonald’s Greenbelt
  • McDonald’s Greenhills
  • McDonald’s Jose Abad, Manila
  • McDonald’s Katipunan
  • McDonald’s People Support, Makati
  • McDonald’s Pioneer Reliance
  • McDonald’s Pontevia
  • McDonald’s Quezon Avenue
  • McDonald’s Shell Emerald, Ortigas
  • McDonald’s Sucat Caritas
  • McDonald’s Southwoods
  • McDonald’s Marcos Highway
  • RUNNR, Bonifacio Global City

*NOTE: Registration is until November 30, 2014 only.

RACE KIT INCLUSIONS:

  • race bib
  • McHappy Day Stripes Run shirt
  • free breakfast meal
  • baggage claim stub
  • McHappy Day Money (to use in the different Family Fair activities)
  • a pair of Ronald McDonald striped socks

*NOTE: Participants are encouraged to wear Ronald McDonald striped socks on race day to support this year’s beneficiary, the Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit

WIN A COMPLIMENTARY 3K McDONALD’S DAY FAMILY DASH RACE KIT!

I will be giving away one (1) 3km McDonald’s Family Dash race kit (good for four members of the family) each to three (3) of my lucky blog readers. Here’s how you can be one of the lucky winners:

  1. Post as a comment to this post, your answer to the question: “How does your family spends a fun day outside the house?”.
  2. Include your full name and email address to the comment.
  3. ONE PERSON = ONE ENTRY.
  4. The TOP 3 BEST ANSWERS will each get one complimentary 3k McDonald’s Day Family Dash Race Kit courtesy of McDonald’s.
  5. This giveaway is open to Metro Manila readers only.
  6. Posting of entry is valid from today, November 15 until November 17, 9PM only.
  7. Participants for the 3K McDonald’s Family Dash should be composed of four members: two adults (16 years old and up) and two kids (15 years old and below)
  8. Winners shall be announced via this blog on Wednesday, November 19.

Good luck!

RUDY PROJECT HOLIDAY SALE PROMO – Nov. 16-21

Are you ready for some holiday shopping? I bet you are! Here are some details on the exciting year-end sale schedule of Rudy Project. Read on the below press release from Rudy Project. See you at the Tektite Tower starting on Sunday, the 16th of November!

Holiday Sale Promos

PRESS RELEASE:

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Holiday Treats from Rudy Project

Rudy Project brings you its much anticipated Annual Holiday Sale! Right in time for your Christmas Shopping run, get your hands on the latest in Technically Cool gear with ridiculously low prices and jaw dropping deals!

Mark your calendars for this huge sports blow out happening on November 16 to 21 at the Tektite Tower, Ortigas Center.

A few Holiday Treats you can look forward to are: Free Special Edition items; Additional 5% off for BDO Credit Card holders; Free Gift Wrapping; Buy 1 Take 1 deals on Rudy Project Rydon Eye Wear; Free Donuts from November 17 to 21; 40% off on all ORCA items; Special Promos on Rudy Projects Helmets and Bags; Buy 2 Get 1 offers on EFX bracelets; and a 20/20 Promo on Rudy Project Eyewear! 

Enjoy Huge Discounts and get Big Savings in the best Holiday Sale in sports gear from a brand trusted by both athletes and sports enthusiasts. It’ll be a very Merry Christmas, indeed!

Rudy Project Technically Cool, for more information check out their website www.rudyproject.com.ph

RUN UNITED HP RECOVERY RUN 2014, December 14, 2014

When all the while you thought you’ve had your last Run United race for the year via the recently concluded Run United Philippine Marathon 2014, here comes the release of the news about a fourth leg in the series, the RUN UNITED HP RECOVERY RUN 2014! 

The race which is OPEN ONLY TO FINISHERS OF ANY OR ALL 2014 RUN UNITED 1, 2, OR RUPM RACES will be “a non-competitive run designed to help progressive runners embrace the value of recovery and how its proper application can help them establish future personal records”, according to race owner Unilab Active Health and Enervon HP.

ONLINE Registration to this event with 5km & 10km Recovery Runs & 21km Easy Long Run categories, opens today, November 10 at http://www.runrio.com

Read more details below.
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RUN UNITED HP RECOVERY RUN 2014
December 14, 2014
34th St., Bonifacio Global City
http://www.unilabactivehealth.com

RACE CATEGORIES:

  • Recovery Run Categories:5km/10km
  • Long Run Category: 21km

OTHER EVENT FEATURE:
All finishers will learn more about the proper application of various recovery regimens at the Enervon HP Recovery Village. Each activity has been developed in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sports Science and Physical Therapy Departments

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:

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PREPAID CARD SELLING VENUES:
In-store purchase of the prepaid cards will be available at the following stores, from 12:00NN to 8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting November 17, 2014.

  • RUNNR Store BGC
    • B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City
  • Toby’s Galleria
    • 3F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
  • Toby’s SM North
    • SM North – The Block G/F, North Ave. cor. EDSA Quezon City
  • Toby’s MOA
    • SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila

REGISTRATION FEES:

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ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:

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REMINDERS:

  • Exclusive to 2014 Run United finishers.
  • Limited slots only. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis, and may end earlier than the announced deadline. Race slots may run out before November 30, 2014.
  • Participants are encouraged to wear any of their 2014 RU singlet/finisher shirt, no singlet will be provided.
  • Runner participants who register at the stores will receive their race bib with D-tag upon purchase. A Valid ID must be presented upon registration.
  • Those who will be registering for their friends must buy a prepaid card. The race bib with d-tag will be delivered on or before December 7, 2014.
  • Finishers’ shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
  • All finishers will receive a limited edition HP Recovery Tech Shirt.
  • D-Tag will be provided to every participant to get the runner’s accurate time result and must be surrendered to claim the finisher’s item after the race.
  • No BIB, No D-TAG, NO RACE.

RACE RESULTS:
Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race at http://www.unilabactivehealth.com website.

CONTACT DETAILS:
For online and in-store registration inquiries:
Landline (+632) 703 1736 or (+632) 463 4814
Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm only, except holidays.

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