If there’s anything I learned in the weekend I spent moving around North Luzon for the SM Supermalls Fandom Mania, they would be A) Filipinos, women most especially, even outside the Metro were just as interested in fitness and wellness as those of us here who have easier access to gyms and studios and superfood, and B) The SM North Luzon Supermalls marketing teams are the MOST hardworking people I have ever met.
Finally, hydration perfect for highly active people sans the dreaded sugar and calories. This is water made active. Continue reading Hydration that Walks the Talk : G Active Launches in the Philippines
I got to take part in one of the biggest fitness parties held at Bonifacio High Street on April 22-23. For once, I got to enjoy a fitness event as an attendee and not the trainer up front! LOL. ( not complaining, though).
FitStreet was a collaborative effort between Lifestyle Network and Bonifacio High Street featuring activities from some of the top gyms and studios in the Metro including 360 Fitness Club, Anytime Fitness, Urban Ashram, Curves and others. Continue reading Lifestyle Network Hosts FitStreet and Gets Everyone Off Their Butts for a Weekend
Specially tailored for the Filipino market, a new fitness show geared towards encouraging and motivating people from all walks of life and at any fitness level to better their health, has launched on Youtube. I know, because I’m on it. 😉 Continue reading The Fitstop | A New Fitness Show Launches on Youtube
I was recently invited to lead an #NTSweat sesh in a wellness retreat at the beautiful Shangri-La Boracay. What I thought was an exciting project with Sun Life Canada (Philippines) turned out to be much more than what I expected.
When Jaymie Pizzarro, also known as The Bull Runner, got in touch with me and asked if we could work together, the instant answer was yes. Continue reading #GoWell Retreat by Sun Life
Kata Hill, Phuket
I’m not a traveller, but neither do I consider myself a tourist. I am fortunate to be able to get away from the city every now and then but extra fortunate when I fly out of the country for work and then get to squeeze in a short holiday.
I breathe new experiences, I hear different languages and I get to interact with various people. Continue reading Slow Travelling [Photo Diary]
The past few weeks I have been practicing or working out, I found myself not being able to play any music because I’d be in the gym where I train one of my clients or at a studio sharing the space with someone else. I’ve also been bothered by the cable on my earphones when I would go out for a run but I couldn’t let go of my music. It’s what keeps me going no matter how tough my workout gets. So I finally went on a hunt for a pair of wireless earphones that wouldn’t hurt my pocket.
Just a week ago we spent Saturday morning together once again as a community. My partner, Anna, and I were so excited to add a twist to our usual routine. Ekam attendees are always looking for the sweat in our gatherings, this time , we wanted to change things up and so we came up with Ekam Pop & Glow.
So, we were hanging out at the Treehouse Yoga Platform yesterday when Nic and I had this crazy idea of finally working on a video together.
Inspired by this whole retreat I am currently on and by my teacher, Rae Collins, who has kept me rooted and had me looking back at where I truly am in my practice at a deeper sense (way past the asanas) and why I am teaching yoga in the first place. Rae, if you are reading this, THANK YOU. <3
Huge disclaimer: Nic and I are both amateurs in doing this sort of stuff and this is really just a channel for us to kind of bring out a bit of creativity (I hope).
The song perfectly describes my relationship with yoga. My practice has saved my butt so many times and has taught me so many lessons that I don’t think I’m ever going to let go of it no matter how stiff or old my body becomes.
Where we are today is right where we need to be. So stay grounded and always be aware of what keeps you anchored. How has your practice helped you? <3
Please note that we do not claim any rights to the song “Anchor” by Sophia Black
The video was shot at the gorgeous Treehouse Yoga Platform at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa, Dauin, Dumaguete.
Video shot and edited by Nic Lim
I’ll be honest. The main reason why I haven’t been writing was because I’ve been focusing all my energy into the first Pretty Darn Fit event called Wellness Warriors’ Fair. Although I had to take charge on this one, I was so lucky to have friends and family supporting me. And when I say family, I also mean my Beyond family. And although Manila just got through a storm last Friday-Saturday, and nearly everyone was out for the long weekend, we managed to close the celebration of #OneFitYear with a warm gathering, good vibes and great company.
Also with us were several awesome booths.
Continue reading Wellness Warriors’ Fair at Beyond Yoga