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Up The Ante – Join CONQUER PHILIPPINES 2013: The Urban Adventure

Conquer Philippines 2013 - The Urban Adventure

Are you looking to up the ante in your racing challenges? Here’s the good news! The obstacle race comes to the city as Optimum Nutrition, Inc. (ON) partners with Without Limits and ProActive to bring CONQUER PHILIPPINES 2013: The Urban Adventure. This will be another awesome race from Without Limits and ProActive. The partnership has been presenting “themed” races which proved to be exciting, challenging and all out fun. The obstacles in the CONQUER PHILIPPINES 2013: The Urban Adventure will definitely test everyone’s endurance and will to win. But aside from these obstacles, CONQUER PHILIPPINES 2013 also has a special category for those running in pair, namely TANDEM or COUPLE race category. Racers under this category will be provided with a specific singlet color – RED! So if one is wearing a Red singlet during the race, that means he/she is racing with a partner. Wouldn’t it be nice to ...

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Winner of GNC Burn 60 Challenge overcomes weight issues

GNC Burn 60 Challenge winner Cush Evangelista (left) keeps fit and healthy with the help of GNC and trainer Archie Luna

With a lot of weight loss pills sold in the market choosing the best can be a challenge for those who want to shed off extra pounds.GNC, one of the world’s leading retailer of health solutions and weight management products has been helping Filipinos lose weight the safe and healthy way. One of the dietary supplement the store carries is Burn 60, an effective product for all-around weight loss. Burn 60 is specifically targeted to burn calories by up to 60% more as well as boost energy and metabolism. Cush Evangelista can attest to this claim, having won the GNC Burn 60 Challenge. The month-long weight loss challenge was participated by five individuals who went through rigorous exercise activities at Gold’s Gym, supervised by Archie Luna, a qualified fitness trainer. The GNC Burn 60 Challenge winner lost 12 pounds in four weeks. Having struggled with weight issues for a long ...

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GRIPS Hair Styling Products and Fiona Colognes by Skintec

A little over a week ago, I received a pack of products for review – Grips Hair Styling Products and Fiona Colognes by Skintec. To be quite honest, I stopped using gels and other hair styling products because of the hassles that I have to go through putting it on, washing it off, etc. Plus I’m also not the kind who’d fuss over my hair for extended period of time. So I was quite hesitant using GRIPS Hair Styling Products. I actually asked my cousin to use it, so I can get feedback from his experience and write about it. Unfortunately, he has yet to drop by my place to pick them up. What I have are GRIPS Hair Clay FX, GRIPS Hair Wax and GRIPS Hair Gel. I decided to check out the first two, being that I have yet to really use these kinds of styling products. I ...

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Join “Takbo Para sa Marino 5k Fun Run” on February 17

PMMA Takbo Para sa Marino 5k Fun Run

I noticed fun runs have been on going every week this month of January. That’s a good way to encourage runners and those who want to maintain a fit body keep up with their healthy goals. Running is really a good way to be fit and if that’s part of your new year’s resolution, you won’t miss out on these running event as there are a lot of these being held. If you haven’t started yet, why not join “Takbo Para sa Marino 5k Fun Run” on February 17? Yep, the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association, Inc. is cordially inviting all running enthusiasts and families to join the first PMMA Alumni First Host Classes which will be held  at the Venice Piazza McKinley Hill, Taguig City. Registration fee is only Php700 which includes a singlet (running shirt), race bib and a finisher’s medal. Students registering gets a Php250 discount; ...

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Casmara Stem Cell Facial Treatment by Diana Stalder

Yayo Aguila - Diana Stalder Stem Cell Facial Endorser

I have been hearing about celebrities going for stem cell treatment overseas. There are several kinds of treatment, but the most prominent is for skin care treatment. It seems that there’s a growing demand for such a service, prompting skin care centers in the Philippines to offer the same. Now you can have your Casmara Stem Cell Facial Treatment by Diana Stalder. Diana Stalder, one of the established facial and skin care centers in the country, now offers stem cell treatment using the Casmara Stem Cell Facial. it is the one and only kind of treatment developed and manufactured by Casmara Cosmetics – a globally recognized company based in Spain. Casmara is a highly-regarded dermo-cosmetic labroatory whose products can be found in the best beauty salons, medical clinics and spas.Discover this amazing anti-aging secret with Casmara Stem Cell Facial by Diana Stalder. The human skin’s stem cells is capable of ...

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A Badminton Affair – the RSL Diamond X7 Series Launch

RSL Diamond X7 Launch | Images courtesy of Toby's Sports

I recently got invited to a sports event, a badminton affair for that matter, as Toby’s Sports presents one of the latest products they carry – the RSL Diamond X7 Series. I’m no badminton player, at least not yet. But I did play the game when I was still a kid as part of my playtime. I also remembered joining my former colleagues ones, but that was back in 2005. As I shared with a blogger friend, I’m not really into such sport where I have to run after and hit a ball, in this case, a shuttlecock. But it would be interesting to know the latest from this sport which has been a craze in the Philippines, especially for those adhering to a healthy lifestyle. We were a handful of bloggers billeted to Powerplay Badminton Center in Quezon City one rainy October evening. We arrived to a bunch of ...

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A Peek at Alden Richards’ Fitness Routine for the Cosmo Bachelor Bash

Alden Richards at Gold's Gym

GMA Artist Center talent Alden Richards is considered one of the hottest young actor of his generation. Proof to this was his latest stint as one of the male celebrities who joined 68 others in the recently concluded Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash. I had the chance to be one of the bloggers who attended an intimate gathering where he shared his fitness routine in preparation for this particular stint. He shared that though it was an honor to be invited, he felt he was not yet ready for it. But with the support of the Kapuso family, he accepted the offer but not without preparing for it. The guy has good looks, there’s no doubt about that. But being part of the Cosmo gig requires him to go beyond his pretty face. His fitness training was entrusted to Gold’s Gym fitness instructor James de Leon. Mr. de Leon pointed out that ...

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WWF Reverse Run Set on September 9

WWF Reverse the Bad

Take a step back then move forward for the environment by joining the WWF Reverse Run! Originally slated for July 22 at the SM Mall of Asia, the run organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) was postponed due to Typhoon Ferdie. “We apologize for any inconvenience the postponement may have caused. Your safety is our top priority. The weather conditions compelled us to reschedule the fun run to another date and venue,” said Mayj Tolentino, WWF-Philippines’ Individual Donor Program Manager. The wait is over. WWF-Philippines is pleased to announce that the Reverse Run will take place at 5:00 AM on 9 September 2012 at the Venice Piazza Grounds, McKinley Hill, Taguig City! Race distances are 3K, 6K and 12K. The fun run is unique because runners will backpedal through the course for a few meters before running their respective race distances. Running in reverse symbolizes each ...

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Do the Kangoo Jumps at FTX Urban Rebound

FTX Urban Rebound Kangoo Jumps

Several years back, I’ve been hearing about this fitness craze sweeping across the globe, but its nowhere to be found in the Philippines. Kangoo Jumps made waves and even up to now, it is said to be an effective way to lose weight and keep fit. A fatso like me is always on the look out for something like that primarily because going to the gym never did work for me. It is now in the Philippines, at FTX Urban Rebound. Located at the Unit 202, Three Salcedo Place along Tordesillas Street in Makati City, FTX is not your ordinary gym as it offers a wide range of fitness programs including boxing, core fitness, yoga and now, Kangoo Jumps. Watch the video after the jump to get a better perspective of this fitness routine: I was excited to try it out. In my usual gym attire, I attended a session. I put ...

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Stripped and Liberated by Strip: Ministry of Waxing’s Boyzilian

The City Roamer - Strip Ministry of Waxing- Boyzilian

There’s a sense of liberation when I take my clothes off, especially during these hot summer season. Unfortunately, i can’t go running around naked or simply strip off wherever I am just so I could feel the sense of freedom that I enjoy. Doing that would be scandalous; plus I don’t have the courage to flaunt my fatness, making it more scandalous. Ugh! Good thing there’s Strip: Ministry of Waxing where I experienced the liberty I wanted wherever I go. Strip: Ministry of Waxing is a salon offering waxing services. Just the name tells me waxing is the only thing they do, which means they are experts on this field. Founded in Singapore, the company has been in the business since 2002. It flourished and now has branches in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London, New York, Shanghai and of course, Manila! Waxing conjures images of plasters, pain and ...

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