Recipe | A Holiday Green Bowl So Easy to Make and Customize

I’m no whiz in the kitchen but since I learned the value and importance of food preparation, I learned to make at least the simplest of dishes.

And when you have no one to feed but yourself (well, in my case, Nic, who does not complain most of the time), you dare to make bold moves and experiment just a little bit. After all, you’re eating whatever you end up making! So I totally get it when you find a recipe you really like but have trouble putting all the ingredients together. Some things are either really hard to find or so expensive, they’re just impractical to purchase.  Continue reading Recipe | A Holiday Green Bowl So Easy to Make and Customize

NT Sweat x Cosmopolitan Philippines – Vol. 2

Christmas is in a few days and by now you’re probably either naughty to be skipping your workouts or nice to be sticking to ’em. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. If you have a gym or studio membership, you might even notice the amount of people coming to work out drop significantly. It happens every year.

Look, I know how busy this time of the year can get. And with everyone out on the streets (with their cars!), traffic could not get any worse. To save you time, I’ve put together the latest set of workouts I filmed for Cosmpolitan Philippines. We’ve added a bit of variety this time so you get to choose how you want to break a sweat.

Perfect for when you can’t run to the gym or studio. Continue reading NT Sweat x Cosmopolitan Philippines – Vol. 2

Holiday Hacks | 6 Ways to Stay Healthy this Season

It’s that time of the year again. The season for endless celebrations, parties and socializing. With all the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, it’s not unlikely to find it hard to stay on-track when it comes to wellness. Late nights socializing and attending parties may be a given within the next few weeks but this doesn’t mean we  should completely succumb to everyone else’s mindset of the Holidays being an excuse to just forget about staying healthy.

Here, I write 6 simple hacks to staying healthy this season. The most common, and I mean common, question I get is how not to put on the weight during Christmas and New Year’s, knowing how much we all like to bond over food and drinks. After all, who needs another resolution in 2017 when you have no trouble keeping at it now? Continue reading Holiday Hacks | 6 Ways to Stay Healthy this Season

Women Who Dare Movement | Inez Galvez of Revel Wear

We’re starting a new revolution here at Pretty Darn Fit. A movement for the strong, bold and beautiful women who’ve got their own. Women who’ve got their priorities straight and their goals locked down. Those who do not need anyone to rise above the challenges but have no problem lifting others up with them. Welcome to the WWDMvmnt.

Inez Galvez, a Filipina designer and artist based in NYC started Revel Wear and has since brought her eclectic style to the booming athletic fashion space. Continue reading Women Who Dare Movement | Inez Galvez of Revel Wear

Sweat to Street to Swim: An Activewear Brand That Gives You More Bang for Your Buck

Impressed by the quality and style of local activewear brand MillennX, I took key pieces from their latest collection and put them to the ultimate test: surviving the life of an active girl who’s always on the run. Continue reading Sweat to Street to Swim: An Activewear Brand That Gives You More Bang for Your Buck

This New Boutique Studio Lets You Throw More Punches in Less Time

Seems that these days we all go for short, yet intense workouts. And yes, the more intense, the better. I got to visit the newest boutique boxing studio, Flyweight, and let’s just say their signature 45-minute class felt like a good 12-round fight. I was knocked out after, and I mean that in a good way (why do we like torturing ourselves?!) Continue reading This New Boutique Studio Lets You Throw More Punches in Less Time

The First Vegan Festival in the Philippines is Happening This November

November is World Vegan month and many countries around the globe have begun celebrating it through vegan festivals. Finally, the Philippines’ time has come and we too, get to come together for two weekends of movement workshops, talks and vegan food.

This year’s theme is all about Climate Change, a battle we have been losing for nearly half a century now. If you listened to Leonardo DiCaprio’s speech when he won the Oscar for Best Actor, you probably caught “Climate Change is REAL…” For the longest time, we have been dismissing the idea because this phenomenon never posted immediate harm…until now.

Continue reading The First Vegan Festival in the Philippines is Happening This November

#GoWell Retreat by Sun Life

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

This is Why I am So Hooked on Essential Oils

With more and more consumers making the shift to a naturally healthier lifestyle, there’s no denying the fact that we are starting to go back to our roots. Nature is so abundant and we don’t really have to look far and wide to find the best wellness experiences.

If you haven’t heard of them, Essential Oils are derived from certain parts of plants such as seeds, stems or barks, giving the characteristic, aroma or fragrance of its source. Of course, with the essences come the health benefits each plant has to offer. Continue reading This is Why I am So Hooked on Essential Oils

The X-Factor in the Samsung Gear IconX

Technology: you either love it, OR love it now and hate it later. Many of us, including myself, sometimes end up sticking our noses on our phone screens before, during, and immediately after our workout. Thanks to all sorts of distractions our gadgets often offer. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, finding the right workout app, choosing the right workout to do from that app, finding the perfect playlist and finally choosing the perfect song to start your warm-up with. Can you imagine how many Burpees you can fit in the time you spend using your phone? Continue reading The X-Factor in the Samsung Gear IconX

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