Friday, May 12, 2017

Robinsons Supermarket with “Learn Wellness": Be scholarly healthy and fit all year round

I have noticed recently that there have been frequent rain showers pouring in the metro and it's still May. In some part of Visayas, residents even had their first dibs of monsoon that flooded some parts of Metro Cebu. It seems that summer is about to end and rainy days are coming our way much earlier this year, even before classes start in June. But this does not mean we should rest and hibernate while waiting for the rain to stop to stay healthy and fit. Because in Fitness and Wellness, there is no such thing as “Off Season”.

On stage are the representatives of particpating brands...

In the last NatGeo Run 2017 where I ran a full marathon, my time was unexpectedly faster and I was able to recovery more quickly. I give the credit to the new cross-training regimen I started early this year, which includes Jumping Rope. According to jump rope experts I’ve come across in many articles and instructional videos, this is one of the best training exercises that can shed calories and fats in a short span of time. Imagine, one can burn as much as 1,000 calories in just 15 to 20 minutes of Jump roping, with high intensity interval callisthenic exercises.

Pre-schoolers are not exempted to start early to a healthy lifestyle...

Of course, the visible results will vary depending on your physical condition and fitness goals.  But whether one will start as overweight or lean, the sustainable results of jump rope will only work if we give a huge amount of attention on the food we eat. I’m not talking about just the quantity of calories we take in but also the quality of the food we choose.

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If the weather is not cooperating for a good run, Jumping rope is one better alternative

I am glad that the summer vacation gave the opportunity for a lot of young students to take care of their health and many did get involved with running. But I'm quite anxious to know who among these millenials will continue when they start to become busy with school work. I'm sure as soon as classes start, many of these young fitness newbies will relatively have lesser time to continue pursuing what they started as they need to devote more time to school stuff. If it’s too rainy and wet to run, jump rope is one alternative and get awesome results. It only takes 15 to 20 minutes a day to do it.

A 15 to 20 minute jumping rope can burn as 1,000 calories (under 120 rpm) with high intensity interval training exercises

Again, nutrition plays a key role in achieving fitness goals and, more often, school environment offers fast food nutrition and students have lesser options where to eat while spending more than half of the day away from their parents who can serve them better food. For the moms and dads who wish no less but optimum health and nutrition for their growing kids, preparing them with lunch bento boxes of good food, filled with all the healthy goodness that fast food rarely offers, is a better alternative.

Robinsons Supermarket's We Love Wellness Campaign involves a holistic heath and fitness... 

This month, Robinsons Supermarket celebrates the Health and Wellness season for people who consciously consume and advocate for healthier food selections. From May 1 to June 30, 2017, shoppers will get P100 off coupon for a minimum single purchase of P3,000 at Robinson’s Supermarket. Purchases must  be inclusive of P500 worth of participating products from Nestle, CDO, Splash, Wyeth, or Purefoods . Loyal shoppers can also earn additional 10 Robinsons Rewards Card Points when they buy select Nestle products during this promo.

Know the products by just simply looking at the yellow price tags...

When visiting Robinsons Supermarket just look for the yellow tag prices of selected participating brands to make sure you are buying products that support healthy living. Robinsons Supermarket’s Route to Wellness campaign affirms its commitment to strengthening the “We Love Wellness” advocacy that enables it to provide healthier food options and alternatives to Filipinos. And, as the new school year starts this June, students are encouraged not just to study hard but also set aside time to learn more about heathy living and getting fit. 
   

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

RUNRIO Launches the Premier Running Series in the Country…

The running and fitness culture in the Philippines has grown exponentially in the past seven years. I remember way back in the 80’s, only a handful of running events was being organized in Manila and most of these runs were either half marathon or full-marathon and it was very rare for race organizers to put up short distance races. Only in the last seven years, organizing races have evolved into accommodating newbies to experience running as a lifestyle. And among the pioneers of organizing fun runs in the country is RUN RIO EVENTS INC., headed by its iconic president and coach, Mr. Rio dela Cruz.

adidas race shirts for all categories...
Brought up with humble beginnings in the province of Camarines Sur, Coach Rio pursued his college education through the scholarship he got from UP Diliman as a member of the UP Varsity Track and Field team. As a young athlete, he always dreamt of competing in the Olympics but, due to the lack of resources and support for trainings, his dream fell short in becoming a reality.

Coach Rio dela Cruz came a long way to where he is now...
After competing in countless of marathon races here and abroad, his passion radiated to his community where, during his time, very few were into running and fitness. Soon after, he decided to organize fun runs in Metro Manila for beginners and intermediate runners with categories of 3k, 5k, and 10k races. Just after a few years, the few hundred of participants who crowded the starting line became tens of thousands of running enthusiasts, covering several blocks of various streets in Metro Manila.

RUNRIO Run Trilogy will start on June 25, 2017... 
Now, RUNRIO Events Inc., is one the most sought-after race organizers in the country. Over the years, the running community who started as fun runners before have become seasoned and loyal RunRio runners. Indeed, RUNRIO is one of the catalysts that made the running phenomenon in the country grow larger and larger every year. Because of this development, Coach Rio created the RunRio Trilogy where runners are offered to elevate their running prowess one notch higher every time they join a race.

The RUNRIO Events Inc. Managing partners. Mr. Andrew Neri, Coach Rio dela Cruz and Mr. Dingdong Dantes...
The concept is a series of three runs with each leg offering a graduation of difficulty that can prepare a runner for the pinnacle of his or her running and fitness lifestyle – the 42 kilometer Marathon. The RUNRIO Trilogy has been in the race calendar for six years but, this 2017, they decided to make a re-launch to feature the new brand partners of the company and to also introduce the new faces that make up the new RUNRIO Events Inc. 

Finishers Medals for 21k, 32k, and 42k categories...
After a series of transformations in almost a decade of organizing races, the company decided to raise its bar of excellence by bringing in two new managing partners namely, Mr. Andrew Neri  (formerly of Milo Marathon) and fitness celebrity heartthrob Mr. Dingdong Dantes. The new RUNRIO Events Inc., made their debut race last month where they staged the annual running event of National Geographic Channel, the NatGeo Earth Day Run 2017, that hauled in more than 13,000 runners.

 The new RUNRIO Events Inc.
As they officially rolled out the new RUNRIO, the Trilogy is the one that they are more excited about because of the series will also feature new sponsors that were not part of the trilogy before. For the longest time, the trilogy series was also closely associated with RUN United series. Recently though, the Run United Active Health owned by UNILAB decided on a new direction, which made them no longer part of the whole trilogy but just a portion of it. However, new brands were dove-tailed into the series namely, adidas, Gatorade, Summit Water, and Garmin Philippines. 

Just among the improvements for a more quality service...
The first leg of the series will feature a half marathon 21k distance. This leg is for the 10k runners who wish to level up but it will also offer the shorter distances like 5k and 10k categories. It will happen on June 25, 2017 covering the whole stretch of Roxas Blvd. The second leg on August 13, 2017 will feature the signature distance concept of Coach Rio himself, the Afro-distance 32k kilometer run. This leg will also use the same route, only longer. The Afro-distance is more of a "self-assessment"  category if a finisher can already run a full-marathon. And finally, leg three will be the Milo marathon.


"We are excited to launch the RUNRIO Trilogy race series because there are many running enthusiasts out there who are looking forward to this event. This year marks the 7th year of RUNRIO Trilogy, whose main objective is to educate runners to train and race progressively," said award winning actor Dingdong Dantes. "Part of the proceeds of this year’s race series will go to the YesPinoy Foundation to support the organization’s philanthropic works," Dantes is the founding chairman of YesPinoy Foundation. 

The support of RUNRIO Trilogy Series will go to youth’s development for young aspiring athletes who also wish to dream to compete in the Olympics. In a special way, I believe it also revives the dream of Coach Rio, but this time in the life of another young Filipino athlete.  


Thursday, May 4, 2017

HOOQ Celebrates 2nd year anniversary with brand new TVOD shows…

The Subscription Video-On-Demand (SVOD) has certainly revolutionized TV entertainment on another level of viewing pleasure. A few decades ago where internet was just a figment of everyone’s imagination, home video entertainment on VHS tapes were a big hit, creating a huge business in movie rentals. At least for a few decades, it held up high until the advent of the World Wide Web that radically changed every aspect of our lives. And the world bids goodbye to the analog VHS tapes.

Happy 2nd Year Anniversary, HOOQ!! From: Trails Unlimited and Write Breath Live...

Today, with the increasing demand on blockbuster movies and Hollywood award winning TV series, loyal audiences relentlessly find ways to get hold of quality copies of the latest shows, thus the movie pirating business in the black market sites was born. But despite illegal implications on such practices, many are still doing it and it’s more like an “open-secret” practice. 

Tarzan and Jane Cosplayer. Promoting the newest movie TARZAN, exclusively from HOOQ

With the increasing market, business opportunities were spotted immediately over the horizon. Later on, the creation of innovative way of enjoying movies and TV shows is readily available anywhere you want it, when you need it. 

HOOQ Philippines Executives...

Soon after, several SVOD digital apps immediately offered their services, partnering with various movie production outfits, TV networks to bring movies and TV shows on a subscription basis. But among the competing TVOD brands available online, one app has withstood the tight competition and has exceeded clients expectations in bringing not just the latest but also the some of the hottest award-winning TV series and movies. 

Mr. Peter Bithos, HOOQ CEO...


HOOQ, with just over two years of bringing quality SVOD in the market, is constantly pushing the boundaries to evolve and stay committed to deliver the best entertainment to its customers. Celebrating its 2nd year anniversary, HOOQ is bolstering its line-up Hollywood studio partnerships such as Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Disney, Dreamworks, Lionsgate, Miramax, Starz and over a hundred Asian studios. 

The host of the night, Mr. Tim Yap...

Recently, HOOQ launches another innovation of the SVOD for non-subscribers but wish to try out new movies, three months from their theatrical release.  Furthermore, existing HOOQ subscribers can enjoy one movie a month form the TVOD library with no additional cost.  And as it continues to innovate and delivers quality entertainment, HOOQ will bring more ways to give the best shows that hit both TV and silver screens.    

"six pack - Dave" with media friends and bloggers


How to get HOOQ’d…

It’s easy to get OOQ’d. Customers can simply download the HOOQ app from Apple Store or Google Play, sign up or Log in, to access HOOQ’s library of top Hollywood and Asian Hits anytime, anywhere and on any device including computers , smartphones, tablets, set-up boxes, smart TVs via Google Chromecast and Apple devices. 

Wishing HOOQ for more exciting shows in the coming years!!! 

Globe At Home customers can get up to six months access to HOOQ with plans P1,299 and up, while globe mobile customers can also get up to six months trial selected prepaid and postpaid plans. You may also visit www.hooq.tv to sign up for seven-day free trial.

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