Teacher’s Sports Fest: Herbalife Nutrition Backs 2nd National Convention of Physical Education, Sports Management Students

Herbalife Nutrition has partnered with the University of Sto. Tomas (UST)-Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA) for the nationwide gathering of physical education and sports management students in the country held at the Quadricentennial Pavillion last UST from October 26-28. Over 200 sports and wellness management students and educators from various higher education institutions around the country have convened to address the evolving demands of teaching sports and physical education during the three day event titled, “2nd National Convention of Pre–Service Physical Education Teachers and Sports and Wellness Management Students (PreSePET Plus 2017)”.


According to Herbalife Philippines General Manager Rosalio Valenzuela the partnership with IPEA is part of Herbalife Nutrition’s continuous effort to bring awareness about sports nutrition to academe. “We always want to be in the forefront in terms of creating products for good nutrition. We have a long list of doctors and scientists. We have experts who look into that. We continue to innovate in terms of coming up with products for sports nutrition, wellness, healthy aging, or even for the skin. We have people who show great results of the products such as our athletes,” he said.


Other activities during three-day event were conceptualized based on the following:

(1) enhancement activities;
(2) instructional materials development;
(3) research prospects; and
(4) formation of National Pre-service Physical Education teacher and Sports and Wellness Management Organization.


For his part, Prof. Jerome Porto, UST-IPEA Chairman, explained the importance of incorporating sports nutrition in the currila of students. “We need to educate our students about sports nutrition, because in the country we have a very significant figure in terms of malnutrition in the community…Kapag ang performance walang kaakibat na nutrition the performance will be affected. We believe that there should be a balance of nutrition, skills and mental training,” he added.


Last October 27, Herbalife Nutrition hosted a morning of activities starting with a healthy active lifestyle (HAL) exercises with Coach Dwan Abantao. Likewise, there will be a lecture to be conducted by Coach Omar Paredes, first Filipino finisher of one of the world’s most difficult endurance race, Iskar Norseman Race, held in Norway. Herbalife is also expected to conduct lectures on sports nutrition.

To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com. Financial information is available on ir.herbalife.com.

Teacher’s Sports Fest: Anytime Fitness launched the Biggest Health and Wellness Festival in BGC

Everyone has a place in this world. Not trying to be deep here but there’s a certain place we go in times of need. In fitness for example, there’s certain fitness gym here in the Philippines that help our fellow Filipinos to be in good shape. But the busy hours hinders us to go gym. Not to mention the expensive and inaccessibility of these gyms. That’s why Anytime Fitness came in to the picture to give us more than shady fitness place. It aims to give us a “healthier place” to start our fitness goals and keep them in our own time, own place. 


This world’s largest and fastest-growing fitness franchise recently celebrated health and wellness with an exciting obstacle course, fabulous giveaways, and plenty of Zumba at the My Healthier Place Fitness Fest at the BGC Amphitheatre,Taguig.


“People form the core of Anytime Fitness. The fitness festival celebrates our community nationwide from Baguio to Davao as part of our shared commitment to get to a healthier place,” Anytime Fitness Philippines Master Franchisee Maurice Levine explains. “Through this event, we hope to inspire more people to discover their passion for health not just for themselves, but for their loved ones as well.”

Open to Anytime Fitness club members and non-members alike, the My Healthier Place Fitness Fest brought together several attractions and activities to inspire people to improve their lifestyles while having fun. Some of today’s well-known media personalities also joined in to support the thrust for better health such as Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez.


Finding Fun in Fitness



From the Zumba class to the Fitness Boot Camp, there was something for everyone. Fashion shows also happened courtesy by New Balance and Forever 21 to make your fitness goals be a fashion statement.


Delectable and healthy recipes were served during the cooking segment of the festival featuring Sabrina’s Kitchen. Samsung also introduced its newest line of smart watch technologies to better track an individual’s fitness journey with the introduction of the Samsung GearFit 2 wearables during the Trace Your Fitness Journey segment.

Battle of the Purple Warriors 2017 Champions Anytime Fitness Shaw.

Anytime Fitness Clubs also competed against each other in the “Battle of the Purple Warriors 2017” where Anytime Fitness Shaw was crowned champions.


Raffle prizes from Uniqlo, Forever 21, New Balance, Cebu Pacific, Samsung, and Jamba Juice, as well as a six-month membership at Anytime Fitness were also given away to lucky guests.


Meet the Newest Digital Ambassador

The My Healthier Place contest, which began running last July, culminated during the festival with doctor of internal medicine Cecille Francisco being named Anytime Fitness Digital Ambassador for 2018. Not only does she gain the coveted title plus other freebies but also a free trip to Thailand. Teacher Gia Geronimo came in first runner-up and UP Diliman student Hinson Or came in at second.  

From left to right: Rovilson Fernandez, Anytime Fitness Philippines Director Johannes Raadsma, Anytime Fitness Digital Ambassador for 2018 Cecille Francisco, Anytime Fitness Asia CEO Maurice Levine and Marc Nelson. 

For more details, visit www.anytimefitness.ph and follow Anytime Fitness Philippines online at https://www.facebook.com/AnytimeFitnessPhilippines/.



Teacher’s Sports Fest: Warriors of ONE Championship Eduard Folayang and Martin Nguyen Face-Off in Manila

Warriors MODE are now officially ON as ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang and newly-crowned ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen are scheduled to do battle at the center of the ONE Championship cage in a main event bout at ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD, set for 10 November at the iconic Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. Before the fight, here are the highlights about the recent ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD City Skyline Face-Off. This was made possible with the largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE) and  in conjunction with ​Caltex Havoline™


Lennard Kwek, Asia Pacific Marketing Manager, Chevron, stated: “We are excited at the possibilities and the opportunities for growth in both companies. The values of ONE and the strength of the athletes, resonate deeply to the core of Havoline on genuine strength. Caltex Havoline believes that, just like the bouts in the ONE Championship cage, our vehicles often face difficult conditions on the road. But with a proven warrior against friction, wear and sludge deposits, you can be sure that you will have a smooth and worry-free ride.”


Eduard Folayang, ONE Lightweight World Champion, stated: “Martin [Nguyen] is a great martial artist and an amazing competitor. He has earned the highest degree of my respect. There is absolutely no chance that I am coming into this bout underestimating him. I am prepared for the best Martin Nguyen possible, one that has no weaknesses. This bout will be talked about long after it is finished, as two champions face-off inside the cage. I live for these challenges, and I am motivated for victory, for the pride and honor of the Philippines.”

Martin Nguyen, ONE Featherweight World Champion, stated: “I like Eduard [Folayang]. I said to myself I did not want to compete against someone I like and take away their glory, but opportunities like this do not come around too often. And, if I refused to do this, someone else was going to compete against him and take his glory. So it is strictly business. I am in a super bout for the first time ever in ONE Championship history to become a two-division champion. This match is not going to go the distance.”

Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the legendary Team Lakay in Baguio City is one of the Philippines’ most experienced martial artists. After nearly a decade of competing in various promotions, Folayang has amassed an impressive 18-5 professional record. The 33-year-old veteran is currently riding a four-bout winning streak against high-profile opponents, including an emphatic technical knockout victory over Japanese legend Shinya Aoki to capture the ONE Lightweight World Championship in 2016.


Showcasing a highly-improved wrestling and grappling arsenal, Folayang thoroughly defeated top challenger Ev Ting in his first title defense last April. Now set to return to the ONE Championship cage in Manila, Folayang will face ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin Nguyen in a cross-divisional showdown.

28-year-old Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Sydney, Australia, is a highly-skilled finisher and one of the most talented featherweights in martial arts. In his most recent bout, Nguyen stepped into the ONE Championship cage last August, scoring the biggest victory of his career when he stopped former undefeated featherweight champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov in Kuala Lumpur to capture the ONE Featherweight World Championship. Sporting a 9-1 professional record, Nguyen’s all-around skill set allows him to compete at the highest level of competition. In a much-anticipated battle between division champions, Nguyen is set to face the Philippines’ Eduard Folayang in Manila for the Filipino’s coveted ONE Lightweight World Championship.

Pics from Roselle Cee Tee.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONECh ampionship

Run Teacher Run: Marriott Associates Joined the Asia Pacific-wide Run for A Cause

The family that runs together, finishes well together! Over 280 associates of Marriott Manila joined the Asia-Pacific wide wellness campaign called “Run To Give” last September 10. This is line with their brand’s global TakeCare program that promotes their core value of putting people first, starting from the employees that extends to the community.

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All proceeds from the registration fee directly went to their partner foundations: Epcalm Adult Leukemia Ministry, funding their projects of reaching out to cancer patients, and Philippine School for the Deaf, sustaining their educational programs. More fitness activities are lined up like a Zumba class to give more opportunity for their employees to enjoy and give. This is also in partnership with Resorts World Manila’s Run With Me event, as the hotel’s way of showing to support and making a bigger impact on this charity run.

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Marriott associates also tagged their families along to race through a 5km route around McKinley Hill. Leading the “white team” was their General Manager Bruce Winton with his family. “This seems to above and beyond of our work, but that’s what world-class hospitality is for us – serving the world in and out of the corners of our hotel. I am proud of my enthuasiatic team,” adds Winton.

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To know more on Marriott’s spirit to serve activity visit www.manilamarriott.com. Join ongoing conversations at Facebook.com/MarriottHotelManila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.

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Teacher’s Sports Fest: Enjoy the best of both sports with new “SunPiology” Bike-Run Event

The highly-anticipated annual fun run organized by Sun Life Financial Philippines, will soon cater to both running and cycling enthusiasts, as it evolves into a two-fold event dubbed Sunpiology Duo.

Sun Life Cycle PH @BGC and Sun Life Resolution Run.


Sun Life Cycle PH
November 18, 2017
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Organizers: Sunrise Events, Inc.

Sun Life will be mounting the event in partnership with  which is known for its flagship projects that focus on race organization and sports tourism. The contract signing between the two companies was held recently in Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu, with Sun Life CEO and Country Head Riza Mantaring, Sun Life brand ambassador Piolo Pascual, Sunrise Founder Wilfred Uytengsu, and Sunrise General Manager Princess Galura in attendance.


“We recognize cycling’s growing popularity in the Philippines, and this is our share in helping encourage more people to get into the sport,” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said. “Just as it is in our fun run, Sun Life Cycle PH will cater to different ages and will offer different categories.”

Sun Life Cycle PH seven categories:

  • Tricycle Ride (100 meters for 2-3 year olds),
  • Kids’ Ride (500 meters for 4-5 year olds),
  • Family Ride (30 minutes for 6-15 year olds with adult companion)
  • Solo Ride (30 minutes for 6-15 years old)
  • Short Distance Ride (20km for 10 years old and above.
  • Long Distance Ride (40km for 10 years old and above).

A charity category called Bid2Bike lets the fans of Piolo Pascual, Matteo Guidicelli, Inigo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, and other Star Magic celebrities, bid for a chance to bike alongside their idols, an exclusive photo souvenir, and have their jersey signed. For cycling enthusiasts, they can bid to ride with legend Robbie McEwen

The Sun Life Resolution Run
January 20, 2018
3k, 5k, and 10k categories
Organizers: RunRio Race Organizers


It features an obstacle course that illustrates the steps to prevent diabetes, like watching what you eat and why exercise is important. More details will be revealed in the coming months, which includes an expanded payment facility like PayPal and DragonPay.

Interested to do both Sunpiology Duo events? Sign up for Sun Life CyclePH @BGC and get P100 off Sun Life Resolution Run registration fees. Registration for both races is now open at www.sunpiology.com.


Promoting physical fitness, supporting worthwhile causes Sunpiology Duo will likewise retain its charitable components, where it will continue to raise funds for the different causes it has been supporting for the past seven years. These include the education of scholars from Hebreo 12:1 Foundation and Star Magic’s chosen charities.

Moreover, Sunpiology Duo will continue to be a star-studded happening, with Star Magic celebrities, as well as ambassadors of Sun Life’s wellness community GoWell, expected to participate.

The Sunpiology list of sponsors are also growing every year, staring with the following partners for Sun Life Cycleph @BGC: F2P, Powerade, Rudy Project, Cignal, Philippine Star, 2Go, Alcopllus, and Garmin.

“With Sunpiology Duo, we can now cater to even more Filipinos who are eager to get a boost in their fitness journey and contribute to worthwhile causes while at it,” Lopa said. “It’s surely going to be an exciting event. We look forward to seeing our Sunpiology regulars, and we’re also eager to welcome those who will be joining us for the first time.”

For updates on Sunpiology Duo, follow @sunlifeph on Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter. Visit www.sunpiology.com for registration details.