Release the Beat with Urbanears Active HELLAS

I recently received a package that made me giddy—

It’s the Urbanears Active Hellas wireless headphone!

The Hellas was sent to me at no cost but in exchange, will be my honest and unbiased review of the product. Look forward to the review that will be shared in this blog soon as I have used the product long enough to provide feedback. Meanwhile, below is the product’s official PR.

Cheers!

PRESS RELEASE:

RELEASE THE BEAT

Sweat it out in style with the new Urbanears Active collection. As functional as they are good-looking, these sporty headphones are designed to keep up to speed with whatever beat you choose. The Urbanears Active line features wireless headphones Hellas and ear buds Reimers, now available in the Philippines at select Urbanears retailers nationwide, and online at urbanears.com.

HELLAS

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Sweat friendly and cord-free, there’s no holding back with these wireless on-ear headphones. The meshy, washable ear cushions and headband take moisture like a champion. And a built-in swipe interface lets you cycle your playlist and pick up calls without hunting for buttons. Winding down with some tandem stretching? Use the Zoundplug for instant music sharing. Hella cool.

Features:

  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • Machine washable headband
  • 14 hours play time
  • Sweat resistant
  • Built-in touch interface
  • Reflective cord

RETAIL PRICE: PHP 5,250.00

REIMERS

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These lightweight in-ear headphones have really got it together. Keep the focus on your pulse with a fuss-free setup, including perfect fit EarClick technology and a smart double clip that keeps everything in place. A built-in mic and remote let you pick up calls on the run. And a reflective cable gives you that extra night-proof edge for after hours sweat sessions.

Features:

  • CableLoop – wrap up your cable and fasten it in place
  • Double cable-clip
  • Sweat resistant
  • Reflective cord

RETAIL PRICE: PHP 2,150.00

ABOUT URBANEARS

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Urbanears makes headphones that fit your everyday life. Supplying the perfect listening device for anyone with a pocket full of music and a wish to make the most of it, Urbanears models are designed to optimize sound and captivate self-aware customers by matching preferences in size, style, design, function and relation to music. Other companies may try to emulate the brand, but Urbanears is the original in colorful headphones.

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Under Armour Holds Women’s Day Celeb in the Philippines

Last March 12, Under Armour Philippines held an intimate activity-packed day for women influencers, bloggers, fitness enthusiasts and brand ambassadors in celebration of International Women’s Day. The event, held at the Shangri-la Edsa Plaza Hotel’s Chi Spa, engaged the participants to get armoured to a full day of fitness and wellness.

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PH Armour Day for Women

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Under Armour PH engages women to fitness and wellness as part of the celebration of the International Women’s Month. Jam-packed workout activities were held last Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the EDSA Shangri-La Chi Spa. Notable women influencers, media personalities, trainers and UA athletes and ambassadors graced the said event.

EDSA Shangri-La as our official venue with the Chi Spa made our Women of Will experience first hand the “voyage to Istanbul” a Luxury Hammam Spa, with their guest Turkish masseuse, which is exclusively offered only this March 16 to 19.

Sports and fitness experts, Olympians and national coach and new Under Armour PH ambassadors, Jim Saret and Toni Saret had their fitness talk, sharing more about their fitness events and inviting all to come and take part. Gretchen Ho shared amazing practical tips on how to get fit within a busy schedule, and we are privileged to have the actress turned into fitness trainer, and also a new Under Armour PH ambassador, Bubbles Paraiso lead our yoga session.

These notable women personalities got the chance to experience the Armour Bra and seamless sports underwear, which made them so impressed with the brand. 

The Armour Bra, which offers all levels of impact and gives superior support, comfort and still has the feminine styling. These bras will remove all limits of women on their workouts, they will not be unsupported, not be restricted and not be uncomfortable. 

Complete women’s line, such as the studio lux, women seamless sports undies and Armour Bra are now available at the following Under Armour brand houses, UA Bonifacio Global City, BHS, UA Megamall, UA UP Town Center, and is available at selected sports specially stores of Toby’s, Planet Sports, Runnr, Olympic Village all over Metro Manila and key cities in Cebu and Cagayan De Oro. 

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp held in Cebu

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The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continued its search for the best basketball players in the country when it held its second Regional Selection Camp at Don Bosco Technical School in Cebu City last March 5 and 6.

A total of 333 boys and girls from Iloilo, Bacolod, Leyte and Cebu have joined the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. The camp also had a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.

The 2016 All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006). It is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director.

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.

This year’s program started with the tip-off at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run until April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.

Other than Cebu there will also be Regional Selection Camps in Manila on (April 9-10).  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.

At the end of the two-day Regional Selection Camp, eight boys and two girls were selected to represent the Visayas Region. They are:

Boys:
Lowell Jhan Francis Chan – 14 years old – SHS Ateneo de Cebu
Harold Alarcon – 13 years old – Bacolod Tay Tung Highschool
Fritz Felix Valencia – 13 yrs old – Bacolod Tay Tung HS
Tracy Carl Dadang – 13 yrs old – USC
Anskie Mclouisse Espina – 13 yrs old – SHS Ateneo de Cebu
Justin Atilano – 13 yrs old- USC
Kendall Limana – 13 yrs old- Abellana NHS
Nicholas Steven Pura – 13 yrs old- SJI Bacolod

Girls:
Florence Jil Talas – 14 years old – Abellana National Highschool
Darliene Regasajo – 14 years old – Abellana National Highschool
Daphne Nardo – 14 years old – Abellana National Highschool

NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.

FatOut’s The Royal Treatment Fan’s Day with Kim Chiu

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One of the today’s brightest stars came from humble beginnings, from a teenage girl who dreamt of being a celebrity, finally blossomed into one of the brightest stars in the industry of showbiz. Kim Chiu has proven that a simple girl from Cebu can achieve superstar status. It’s almost too easy for her to captivate anyone with her style of acting and her bubbly personality and thanks for her wide support of her fans, she is now dubbed as the Chinita Princess.

It’s time to give back to the millions and millions of fans who have supported Chinita Princess, Kim Chui throughout her bright career. FatOut’s The Royal Treatment Fans Day is a day for you, by ATC Healthcare and Kim Chiu. So unroll your sleeves, loosen up and give yourself a kind of relaxation fit for a royalty. FatOut’s The Royal Treatment Fans Day will be a day filled with royal relaxation and a royal performance from, none other than, Chinita Princess herself, Kim Chiu! What else are you waiting for? Grab your tiaras and join this awaited FatOut’s The Royal Treatment Fans Day.

Have you been waiting for your Fairy God Mother? Then wait no more! FatOut is giving you the Ultimate Royal Treatment with The Chinita Princess, Kim Chiu! Get ready to be pampered and meet your Idol, FatOut’s newest endorser Kim Chiu! What are you waiting for? Go hit the nearest Drugstore and buy FatOut now! Don’t forget to keep the receipt so you can register online to make your entry and tickets valid! Register on this link: http://bit.ly/FatoutFansDay

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Launched in the Philippines

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Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Introduces the Future of Running

Featuring a revolutionary mid-height collar design and a new tooling system, the lunarepic flyknit offers a virtually vanishing fit, fluid feel and superior softness.

The conception of the LunarEpic Flyknit began over 18 months ago with the contemplation of a global football boot. Taking insight from Nike’s Magista — which allows the foot, ankle and lower leg to work together as a single unit to emphasize natural movement and a feeling of fluidity — the company’s running designers set out to create a shoe that imparted this same sensation, while still serving runner’s key needs: fit, feel and force. 

They began by constructing a lightweight, breathable one-piece Nike Flyknit upper, engineering different densities directly into the knit for precise support: a snug fit at the arch, heel and forefoot. Meanwhile, the aforementioned mid-height collar was added to facilitate lockdown, both physically and sensorially, and Nike Flywire cables were knitted in for additional strength and a close, dynamic fit.

Moving to the midsole, the designers employed a new dual-injection technology. Using heat, instead of glue, they fused two foams into one piece that still features traditional Lunarlon construction, with an IU foam carrier and soft IP core. Laser siping on the side of the midsole facilitates cushioning and targeted flexibility. 

Next, a rubber-free outsole with laser-siped geometric pistons inspired by pressure maps of the foot was added. Constructed of Lunarlon foam, each piston moves individually, enabling pointed compression that results in an exceptional ride. Maximizing both cushioning and traction, it provides unrivaled heel-to-toe transitions and propelling energy return.

When combined, these few potent components form an unprecedented shoe with a virtually vanishing fit that adapts to the body in motion for a fluid feel and superior softness. Incredibly versatile, it is ideal for runners tackling a distance workout, progression run or recovery run.

The LunarEpic Flyknit is available starting March 3 at Nike.com and retail locations. An exclusive colorway of the LunarEpic Flyknit will be available at NikeLab retail locations and nikelab.com.

2016 Alaska IronKids in Subic launches year of fun and excitement

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The 2016 Alaska IronKids Philippines, the country’s biggest and most exciting triathlon race for boys and girls, six (6) to fourteen (14) years old, kicks-off another year-long calendar of fun and excitement with a triathlon in Subic Bay on March 5.

The triathlon commences with swim at the Olympic size, 50-meter WOW Pool behind Remy Field, and continues with the bike ride and run along the safe roads of the former US Naval base in Subic which have been closed to vehicular traffic by competent race organizers.

The Alaska IronKids Triathlon in Subic will have three categories: (1) Race Category with four age groups ; (2)Play Category with short and long distances intended to promote outdoor play for non-competitive participants; and the (3) Relay Category with two mixed age groups.

More than just a race, it is a venue for families to bond in a shared activity, giving the parents a chance to show their children that being physically fit and healthy is more fun. It also fosters the importance of starting the day right with a combination of exercise and proper nutrition.

Alaska IronKids promotes “outdoor play” through our ALASKA NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION . Program. We remain committed to provide proper nutrition and instill an active lifestyle in order to shape and prepare Filipino children to be winners in life. Our program is also a response to the growing obesity rates in the Philippines, especially in the more urbanized areas.

The Alaska IronKids is another program of Alaska Milk in response to the latest national study conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) of the prevalence of obesity and malnutrition. Two out of 10 children are overweight while three out of 10 are undernourished. Alaska Milk performs its share in nation-building by organizing and promoting such events.

The Alaska IronKids does not only bring excitement and fun, it also instills the values of determination, discipline, hard work and teamwork among the children, as they aspire to realize dreams to become athletes.

Alaska IronKids will hold an Aquathlon at the Village Sports Club in Paranaque on May 1, Sunday; a second Aquathlon at Subic Bay with a swim at the WOW Pool behind Remy Field on June 4, Saturday; and finally, the biggest triathlon event in the country for young boys and girls at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort & Spa on Aug. 6, Saturday.

For general information about the Alaska IronKids please visit http://ironkidsphil.com/ and http://www.alaskamilk.com.   For live updates log on to http://www.playph.com follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @AlaskaPlayPh

Jr. NBA/WNBA Presented by Alaska’s 2nd Regional Selection Camp goes to Davao

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The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its second Regional Selection Camp at the Ateneo de Davao University (Grade School, High School at Matina Campus) on Feb. 27 and 28.

Boys and girls may join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.

The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006). Interested parties may register at the venue in Ateneo de Davao University or online through http://www.jrnba.asia/Philippines.    

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director.

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.

This year’s program started with the tip-off at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run until April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.

Other than Davao there will also be Regional Selection Camps in Cebu (March 5-6) and Metro Manila (April 9-10). The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.

NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.

For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball. For live updates log on to www.playph.com follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.

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