#RunWithFight! Join Under Armour’s RUN CREW!

There’s something new from Under Armour and it is not just a new gear! It’s the UA RUN CREW!

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Under Armour’s UA Run Crew is a tailor-made program for active lifestyle enthusiasts and aspiring runners as it provides a step-by-step guide towards a person’s objective in running.  

A collaboration between Under Armour and APEX Sports Training Systems, the program will be consist of community runs every Saturday that comes along with an in-depth seminar with fitness experts to flesh out every essential aspect of running, including dynamic warm-up exercises, injury prevention, race day nutrition and more.

Be part of the UA RUN CREW! Be there at the grand launch this Saturday, October 1 at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater. Under Armour Brand Ambassadors led by Piolo Pascual and coaches Jim and Toni Saret will be there!

Interested parties can check more details or register through http://www.coachjimsaret.ph. Registration is also available in UA Brand Houses in SM Megamall and UP Town Center.

 

It’s here – the Under Armour Run Crew and the new Charged Bandit 2 Shoes!

In their desire to help runners be a better version of themselves, Under Armour Philippines initially launched the UA Run Crew with its brand ambassadors, digital influencers and various members of the digital media at the posh Kerry SportsGym at Shangri-La BGC last night.

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#RunWithFight with the UA Run Crew

The event started with a challenging crossfit session led by Under Armour Test of Will Southeast Asia Champion, Zoe Pond-McPherson and followed by a wicked but fun 4-minute workout session by UA Run Crew Coach Toni Saret.

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it was a 4-min workout like no other with Coach Toni Saret!

we had a 4-min workout like no other with Coach Toni Saret!

It was a fitting preview to what is in store for runners who will choose to be members of the UA Run Crew – a tailor-made program for active lifestyle enthusiasts and aspiring runners which will provide a step-by-step guide towards a person’s objective in running.

The program will consist of community runs every Saturday that comes along with an in-depth seminar with fitness experts to flesh out every essential aspect about running, including dynamic warm-up exercises, injury prevention, race day nutrition, and many more.

Aside from the UA Run Crew, Under Armour will also be introducing the UA Record and MapMyRun digital applications that track and monitor the progress of runners.

The UA Run Crew will be headed by brand ambassador and program director Jim Saret, who is the sports and fitness-training consultant of the Philippine Olympic Committee and currently serves as the president of Scientific Sports and Fitness Council of the Philippines.

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#RunWithFight with the UA Charged Bandit 2, it comes from below

The UA Run Crew launch also coincided with the very first outing in the Philippines of the UA’s highly-acclaimed running shoe model, the UA Charged Bandit 2. UA Brand Ambassadors, actor and MMA enthusiast JC De Vera and swimmer Johan Aguilar, UA affiliate trainer Kat Geronimo-Garcia as well as the ladies from the Girls Run Breakfast squad, each shared their impressions and experience in using the Bandit 2.

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UA ambassador and actor JC De Vera at the Kerry Sports trying out his new UA Chargd Bandit 2 shoe

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the UA team, ambassadors, Girls Run for Breakfast and bloggers pose for a photo after the workouts

The UA Charged Bandit 2 is a good running partner as it sports the Molded Micro G® foot-bed that takes the shape of the foot for great cushioning as well as a rubber outsole that offers full ground contact with deep tense grooves for extra flexibility.

A grand launch is also being prepared for the Under Armour Run Crew which will be held on October 1 at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater featuring not only international trainers Coaches Jim and Toni Saret but also Under Armour Philippines top brand ambassador, actor and sports enthusiast Piolo Pascual.

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Interested applicants can now register in all Under Armour brand houses in BGC and UP Town Center. Registration can also be done online at http://www.coachjimsaret.ph.

Registered applicants will be part of the very first Under Armour Run Crew in the country. They will receive exclusive discounts, be the first to try the latest innovation gears from Under Armour and get free coaching from international trainers Coach Jim and Coach Toni Saret along with the other Under Armour PH ambassadors.

Join Under Armour’s campaign in social media by using the hashtag #RunWithFight and follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.

Endurance Weekend 2016 – October 8 to 9

Filinvest City’s annual Endurance Weekend event is back for its fourth outing and will be held from October 8 to 9. The event which is expected to draw about 500 participants, is an endurance mountain biking race which will feature new trails and routes for its three categories – 24 hours, 12 hours and six hours.

The event is part of Filinvest City’s program to encourage people into the active lifestyle to make Filinvest City one of their go-to training hubs. The area is also known for their bike and run routes and the weekly car-less Sundays where portions of Filinvest City are closed to vehicles from 5AM to 10AM every Sunday to give people a venue to engage in various outdoor activities.

Read below for more details about the Endurance Weekend 2016 race.

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ENDURANCE WEEKEND 2016
OCTOBER 8 TO 9, 2016
PACIFIC RIM, FILINVEST CITY, ALABANG
24-HOUR/12-HOUR/6-HOUR

RACE CATEGORIES:

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Teams:
24-Hour – All Male and Mixed (teams of 3)
12-Hour – All Male and Mixed (teams of 2)

REGISTRATION PERIOD: on-going until October 2, 2016

REGISTRATION VENUES:

  • Epic Cycles
    Unit 114 Commercenter Bldg., Filinvest Ave., Filinvest City, Alabang,
  • The Brick Multisport Store
    Woodridge Apartments, Mckinley Hill, Taguig, 1634, Metro Manila
  • Cycling Zone
    Shell Gas Station, Alabang Zapote Road, Muntinlupa
  • Paulina’s Cycle Center
    Blue Bay Walk, Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Ave., Pasay City
  • South Cycle
    Suite 104, Greenworld Plaza, President Ave., BF Homes, Paranaque
  • Storck Store Manila
    United St., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
  • John Wilkie Bike Shop
    JP Rizal St., Barangay Concepcion I, Marikina City, Metro Manila
  • Velocipede Bike Shop
    Building B Royal Place Mall, Beirut Street, Don Antonio, Quezon City, 1100
  • Multisport Hub Nuvali
    Solenad 3, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

REGISTRATION FEES:

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BIKE JERSEY:

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MEDALS:

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GUN START:

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START AND FINISH/EXPO AREA:

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RACE COURSE MAP:

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RACE COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course is a loop course of up to 6.2KM consisting of single-track and asphalt roads. It will be marked by the use of a mixture of arrows, buntings, and traffic cones.

There will be sections throughout the course where there are no markings.

There will be no decision points either – just keep riding. At the end of each lap the course passes through Transition Zone.

RACE GUIDELINES:

Control Point. There will be at least one control point out on the course. It will be manned for the full 24 hours and race numbers will be checked. To assist, please call out your race number to the control point team. Additional spot checkpoints may be positioned at random locations. The control point will have radio contact with the Race HQ

Race Numbers. Each rider is given an individual race number. This must be attached to the seatpost of the bike. In order for your lap to be timed and counted you must ensure that your race number is visible. Do not deface, or trim the race number.

The Transition Zone (TZ) is the only area where you can exit the race course. This is also where teams swap riders and hand over the band. Spectators are not permitted in the TZ. As you come through the TZ, here are a few simple rules to make life easier for everyone –

  • WALK, WALK,WALK (there is no riding in the TZ)
  • Call out your number to the timing crew to assist in recording your lap
  • Help your teammate with the transition
  • After you have completed the transition, VERY promptly clear the area and move outside the TZ to catch your breath, have a chat or warm down

Finishers. All teams or individuals must complete the minimum number of laps to be counted as a finisher.

Minimum Number of Laps:
SOLO:

  • 24 Hour: 24 laps
  • 12 Hour: 12 laps
  • 6 Hour: 6 laps

TEAM:

  • 24 Hour Teams of 3: 8 laps per member
  • 12 Hour Teams of 2: 6 laps per member

PRIZES:

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For more information, visit Filinvest City website (www.filinvestcity.com) or Filinvest City’s Official Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/FilinvestCityOFFICIAL). You may also email racemechanics@gmail.com for inquiries.

Free Crossfit Bootcamp in Capitol Commons

For those who are into crossfit or would like to try, here’s your chance – Ortigas & Co., in partnership with Crossfit Manila, is offering Free Crossfit Bootcamp in Capitol Commons every Fridays of September!

Check out the official press release below for the details.

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Take #FitnessFriday to the next level
with 
Bootcamp in the Park at Capitol Commons

If those night jogs, gym sessions, and dance classes aren’t enough to get fit, then head on to Capitol Commons and get on the Crossfit craze everyFriday of September, 7PM, with Bootcamp in the Park.

In partnership with Crossfit MNL, Capitol Commons brings this alternative, holistic fitness program that combines various physical movements, workout routines, and sports activities into a timed workout to help participants get leaner, stronger. By focusing on bodyweight movement, Crossfit is proves to be both a fun and challenging workout.

Tag your fitness buddies and sign up for free Bootcamp in the Park classes at Capitol Commons. Visit this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/ca99Nr5kgQqUvdms2.

For kicks, Capitol Commons’ partner CFMNL is throwing in a cool prize for Bootcamp in the Park participants. One lucky fitness enthusiast who attends the most number of Bootcamp sessions can also get a chance to win a one month unlimited bootcamp package. For more details, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/963758657085887/.

Capitol Commons is Ortigas & Co.’s latest mixed-use urban hub which caters to the dynamic, fast-paced lifestyle of young city-dwellers who wish to have a more well-balanced lifestyle. Sign up in Bootcamp in the Park now and get pumped up for a healthier, stronger you.

 

The adidas Women Fit Squad and the new PureBOOST X for Women’s colorways

Last month, right after getting back from a week-long out of town work, I gave in to an adidas Women FitSquad session invite – that was after battling with my psyche which was telling me to “no! stay home, rest and catch some sleep!”.

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It was a brilliant decision after all because the event, which was held at the Kerry Sports in Shangri-La BGC, so far was the most fun I had doing fitness activities with a lot of women! We did HIIT, Modified Calisthenics and my favorite that night – the AcroYoga. It was an evening filled with positive energy that was meant to boost our power, mobility, and speed! Cheers to adidas and the adidas girls who led the workout sessions – Kayleen Ortiz, Marj Marcelo, and Lexi Gangayco.

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adidas women fitsquad radiates positive energy at Kerry Sports

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that’s me and Redg (onereyna.wordpress.com) trying out AcroYoga! It was fun and I loved doing it!

The adidas Women FitSquad session was made more fun with exciting challenges which rewarded achievers with cool adidas products as prizes and best of all, we got to participate in the session with a new pair of the adidas PureBOOST X for Women in its new colorway a surprise treat from adidas! As the new pair is my second PureBOOST X, I can really say that FitHappiness = having two pairs of your favorite shoe, both in eye candy colors!

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adidas PureBOOST X is form meets function and it has always been a winner for me!

PureBOOST X is the unique running shoe created solely for women, by women. Based on years of testing and research with women around the world, adidas created a sleek, form fitting running shoe built to meet the relentless energy of their active lifestyle. While most running shoes are adaptations of male shoes PureBOOST X was designed with only the female athlete in mind, resulting in a high performance meets high fashion running shoe for women.

This new Ray Red colorway of the PureBOOST X colourway is now available in stores and will be featured on the feet of some of the world’s greatest athletes this season.

This new Ray Red colorway of the PureBOOST X colourway is now available in stores and will be featured on the feet of some of the world’s greatest athletes this season.

PureBOOST X’s distinctive floating arch and adjustable lacing system hug the contours of the female foot to deliver a personalised, supportive fit and completely fresh look and feel. An adaptive stretch mesh upper wraps and flatters the foot while providing ventilation to keep runs cool and comfortable. PureBOOST X also features a full length BOOST midsole, made of thousands of tiny capsules, designed to unleash energy with every stride. A Stretch Web outsole allows for flex at any point enabling the foot to maintain its natural motion during a run.

From lacing up through cooling down or making a statement with style, PureBOOST X feels exhilarating and looks amazing the moment you put it on.

From lacing up through cooling down or making a statement with style, PureBOOST X feels exhilarating and looks amazing the moment you put it on.

The August session of the adidas Women Fit Squad has passed but whenever I and my friends who were there meet-up, we still can’t get over recalling the fun and exhilarating moments of that night at Kerry Sports. It was truly one fit girl bonding session that has boosted our fit squad goals!

my awesome FitSquad loot!

my awesome FitSquad loot!

Thank you very much adidas Philippines! Looking forward to the next sesh this month!

*The adidas PureBOOST X is now availablein several new colorways including the newly released Ray Red colorway. Get a pair in stores or online at http://shop.adidas.com.ph/running/pure-boost-x.html for P5,795.

 

Young Filipino baller Gian Mamuyac bags a spot in the 2017 Stephen Curry Camp

Great news! 17 year old basketball aficionado Gian Mamuyac, who is a former Blue Eaglet and plays with Philippines U-18 National Team, got a spot for next year’s SC Camp – Stephen Curry’s famous annual basketball camp.
 
Mamuyac just recently just completed the 2016 Under Armour Asia Camp held September 6 in Taiwan where he was seen to have blocked a three-point attempt by back-to-back MVP Steph Curry and was subsequently awarded as the camp’s MVP.
 
To know more about the young baller’s experience and conquests from the said camp, read on the PR below.
 
PRESS RELEASE:

BREAKING NEWS, MAMUYAC FILIPINO YOUNG BALLER BLOCK STEPH CURRY
The Unanimous Back-to-Back MVP was blocked by young basketball aficionado

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Manila, Philippines (Sept. 7, 2016) – Mamuyac bagged first spot among the 10 young athletes from all over Asia at SC’s Under Armour Asia Camp in Taiwan yesterday.

Gian Mamuyac, a player for the Philippines’ U-18 National Team, stayed close in front of Curry and blocked the Back-to-Back MVP’s three-point attempt. Highlighting the camp, the young pinoy was awarded the MVP of the Under Armour Asia Camp in Taiwan yesterday, September 6.

The Philippines never missed out this tour as basketball is the country’s top sport and being able to play on court with Stephen Curry is one of the Filipino youth’s most awaited basketball experience.

Gian represented the country together with Juan Gomez De Liano of UP Maroons team.

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The Back-to-Back MVP embarked on his second annual summer tour with Under Armour which began September 2. Unique experiences rolled out across four cities in five days for fans to feel the fervor and excitement for basketball that only Stephen and Under Armour can provide.

Some of Asia’s best young basketball players and fans experienced Stephen’s relentless dedication to the game of basketball up close and personal during tour stops in Shenyang, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei.

“I’m thrilled to get the chance to visit some of the best basketball fans in the world this summer,” said Curry. “Being able to share my passion for the game with this next generation of players in Asia—while immersing myself in their incredible culture and witnessing first-hand the infatuation for the game—is humbling, and personally it’s a tremendous re-energizer for the upcoming season. I can’t wait to meet some of the phenomenal fans and players who are committed to driving the game forward on a global scale.”

Check out the tour experience @UnderArmour and @UnderArmourPH.

Apple and Nike partners to give runners the perfect training partner

“Apple Watch is the ultimate device for a healthy life and we wanted to push it further to create the best smartwatch in the world for runners and athletes,” -Jeff Williams, Apple COO

Two great brands in one awesome device. Launched last 7 Sept, the Apple Watch Nike+ is the ultimate tool for anyone who loves running, pairing exclusive Nike Sport Bands with Apple Watch Series 2, which features GPS, a two-times-brighter display, water resistance 50 meters,* a powerful dual-core processor and watchOS® 3.

It’s not yet currently available in Southeast Asia though and we can only hope both Nike and Apple bring it here soon! Read on the below press release for more information.

PRESS RELEASE:

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Apple & Nike launch the Perfect Running Partner, Apple Watch Nike+

Today, Apple® and Nike introduced Apple Watch® Nike+, the latest result of a long-standing partnership.

Apple Watch Nike+ is the ultimate tool for anyone who runs, pairing exclusive Nike Sport Bands with Apple Watch Series 2, which features GPS, a two-times-brighter display, water resistance 50 meters,* a powerful dual-core processor and watchOS® 3.

Apple Watch Nike+ also includes exclusive Siri® commands and iconic Nike watch faces along with deep integration with the new Nike+ Run Club app for unrivaled motivation to go for a run, coaching plans that adapt to your unique schedule and progress, and guidance from the world’s best coaches and athletes. Apple Watch Nike+ is the ultimate companion for those with a passion for running, whether they’re emerging runners or marathon veterans.

“Apple Watch is the ultimate device for a healthy life and we wanted to push it further to create the best smartwatch in the world for runners and athletes,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “Apple Watch Nike+ takes performance tracking to a whole new level and we can’t wait to bring it to the world’s largest community of runners.”
“We know runners – and we know many are looking for a device that gives them an easy, fun way to start running,” said Trevor Edwards, president of the Nike Brand. “The market is full of complex, hard-to-read devices that focus on your data. This focuses on your life. It’s a powerful device with a simple solution – your perfect running partner.”

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Features

Apple Watch Nike+, like all Apple Watch Series 2 models, features built-in GPS to track pace, distance and route, so users can run without an iPhone®. With the brightest display Apple has ever made, metrics are easy to read, no matter the sun’s glare, and if users decide to take a post-run dip in the pool, Apple Watch Nike+ is water resistant 50 meters, for swimming.

The Nike Sport band is crafted from the same strong, flexible fluoroelastomer as the original Apple Watch Sport™ Band, but now it’s perforated for even better ventilation and sweat management. The lightweight band is available in four vibrant, two-tone color combinations that are unique to the collection. Apple Watch Nike+ features two exclusive watch faces inspired by Nike’s iconic style that can be easily personalized with useful apps like Activity Rings, Heart Rate, Stopwatch and Weather, helping runners stay informed at a glance.
Nike+ Run Club

Apple Watch Nike+ takes advantage of the unique capabilities of Apple Watch Series 2 and the Nike+ Run Club app to be the perfect running partner on your wrist. The app experience is seamlessly built into Apple Watch Nike+ and easily accessed right from the watch face, so users can get going with a quick tap. The Nike+ Run Club app offers daily motivation through smart run reminders, challenges from friends and even alerts informing when the weather is right to get outside. Training data, including pace, distance and heart rate are available at a glance, and through shared run summaries, the app promotes friendly competition, even allowing users to send fist bumps to each other right from the wrist.

Pricing & Availability

  • Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in two different aluminum case sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm and pairs with four exclusive Nike Sport Band color combinations including Black/Volt, Black/Cool Gray, Flat Silver/White and Flat Silver/Volt.
  • Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in 38 mm at $369 (US) and in 42mm at $399 (US) from Apple.com, Nike.com, Apple Stores, select Nike retail stores, select Apple Authorized Resellers and select specialty stores and department stores.
  • Apple Watch Nike+ is available to order on Apple.com since September 9, with availability in late October, in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK and the US.
  • Apple Watch Nike+ will be available to order on Apple.com beginning Friday, September 23, with availability in late October, in Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Macau, Poland, Qatar, Russia and Saudi Arabia.
  • Nike Sport Bands are available exclusively with Apple Watch Nike+ models and not sold separately.
  • Apple Watch Series 2 requires iPhone 5 or later running iOS 10 or later. watchOS 3 and iOS 10 will be available beginning Tuesday, September 13 as a free software update. Some features are not available in all regions or all languages.
  • Every customer who buys Apple Watch Nike+ from Apple will be offered free Personal Setup, in-store or online,** to help set up and personalize their new Apple Watch with calendars, notifications, apps and more.
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about Apple Watch Nike+ or watchOS 3 can register for the free workshops offered at every Apple Store®.

*Apple Watch Series 2 has a water resistance rating of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that it may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, Apple Watch Series 2 should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth. Stainless steel and leather bands are not water resistant.

**In most countries.