On its 13th year in the Philippines, Avon, the “company for women” is inviting everyone to join their battle against breast cancer through this year’s theme “I Share the Fight Against Breast Cancer.” Jennylyn Mercado & Rocco Nacino will be this year’s ambassadors and promise to do their shares, Rocco, a registered nurse, will spend a day with cancer patients while Jennylyn will bake and sell 10,000 cupcakes for the benefit of the said foundation.


You may also do your share by joining the fun run dubbed as Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Run 2015.

Here are the race details:
Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer 2015 Race Details:
Date: October 10, 2015
Venue: SM Mall of Asia
Events: 3K (Walk) | 5K | 10K
Beneficiary: Breast Care Center of PGH

Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer 2015 Registration Details:

  • Early Bird: (July 25 to August 16)
    5K – P550
    10K – P700
  • Regular Rate: (August 17 to October 6)
    5K – P600
    10K – P750


Registration fee includes race bib and singlet and freebies after the race. You may join the 3k walk by purchasing the KGBC pink shirt available at all Avon Stores.

Registration Venues:

  • Chris Sports SM City BF
  • Chris Sports Glorietta 3
  • Chris Sports SM Mall of Asia
  • Chris Sports SM City North EDSA
  • Chris Sports SM Megamall
  • Secondwind Ortigas Home Depot
  • Secondwind UP Teacher’s Village

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Sharing the fight with Avon Philippines and the community are the Philippine Cancer Society, GMA Network, SM Mall of Asia, SM Cares, UnitedHealth Group, Ford Philippines, and Chris Sports.

For more information, you may visit: www.avoncompany.com.

Samantha Clayton, Herbalife’s Senior Director of Fitness Education and one of the world’s fittest mothers, and Chappy Callanta, Herbalife’s Fitness Coach, have shared during the recent Herbalife Asia Pacific Extravaganza 2015 Herbalife Asia Pacific Extravaganza 2015 some practical tips to overcome common issues of busy schedules and procrastination in order to kick start a healthy, active lifestyle.


Get over your fear of exercise – Many people associate exercise with many negative things like sweating, exhaustion and muscle pain. The best approach is to start slow. By following a progressive approach to getting active, most will start to associate fitness with improved body composition, body confidence and feeling great.

  • Make it fun – When you decide that you want to start leading an active lifestyle, make sure that you choose activities that you find fun. Inviting your friends or loved ones to join the activities can make working out fun and help motivate you. This will keep you coming back for more.
  • Make it a habit – The amount of exercise each person needs varies but as a general guideline, in order for you to reap the simple health benefits associated with physical activity, you should aim to be active for at least 30 minutes on five days of each week.
  • Choose the right nutrition – Nutrition also plays a critical role leading an active lifestyle. There is a true connection between the nutrition you consume, your activity level and your overall health. A good balance would be 80% nutrition and 20% exercise.
  • Find a class or program – Sometimes it’s easier to stay consistent and on track when you have a structure – this can mean joining a class or group activity. At Herbalife, we have created the active Body Fit workout program – a series of exercise videos that provide repetition, gradual progression and periods of rest. You can visit these videos anytime online at http://www.herbalife24.com/active.

Whether you have five, or ten minutes, Samantha and Chappy advocate that you can kick start a healthy active lifestyle easily, with just small and simple changes to your daily lifestyle routine. Samantha and Chappy also demonstrated the following exercises, which you can complete in five or ten minutes, to keep your muscles active and in shape with little space:


  • Plank Walk Out: Take it down to the floor with a plank walk out – hinge at the hips then bend forward and walk out into plank and simply walk back up. Get down again, holding in plank – loosen off holding one knee to the elbows. Lift to the other side and come back up.
  • Opposite Leg Lifts: Come down onto the floor on all fours and make sure your shoulders are directly over your wrists, and your knees are directly under the hips. You want a nice flat back and all you are going to do is simply lift one leg and lift one arm up.
  • Tricep Dip: Place your feet shoulder distance apart – heels on the floor, hands behind. Lift your booty up off the floor and do a simple tricep dip by pushing the arms back. You can also do tricep dips on a workout bench, but if you are out and about, this is a great one to do because you don’t need any equipment.

About Herbalife
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people’s lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management , energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Independent Herbalife Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to addressing the global obesity epidemic by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Independent Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

To learn more visit herbalife.com

MOTOR IMAGE PILIPINAS INC., the exclusive distributor of SUBARU vehicles in the country, in partnership with RunRio launched the FIRST SUBARU MARATHON to be held in Mall of Asia Grounds on September 13, 2015.

SUBARU automobiles offer the perfect mix of power, performance, safety and versatility. Backed by the perfect partnership of a boxer engine and the Subaru all-wheel drive system, Subaru vehicles are more than capable of keeping up with the active lifestyles of its customers.  This initiative is part of Motor Image Pilipinas Inc’s efforts to support active and healthy lifestyle events.

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SUBARU Marathon 2015 Race Details
Event Date: September 13, 2015
Venue: SM MOA
Time: 2am to 9am
Race Categories: 5km/10km/21km/42km
Start & End Point: Seaside Blvd.

Race Category Assembly Time Gun Time
5km 4:30 AM 5:30 AM
10km 4:00 AM 5:00 AM
21km 3:00 AM 4:00 AM
42km 1:00 AM 2:00 AM


SUBARU Marathon 2015 Registration Details

Registration Fees:
5km PhP750

10km Php850
21km Php950
42km PhP 1,350

Race Inclusions: Singlet, Race Bib with B-tag and Raffle Stub Loot bags with sponsors freebies and drinks; 21k and 42km finishers get a finishers’ shirt and medal

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Registration Period:
ONLINE REGISTRATION July 14 to August 30 http://www.runrio.com Race Kits will be delivered Plus PhP150 delivery and processing & PhP50 web admin fee
August 10 to September 7(12nn to 8pm)

  • Selected Toby’s and Runnr stores and Subaru Showroom Runners will receive their race kit at the store/venue None (for actual runners)

In-store at the following stores is from 12:00NN to 8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting August 10 until September 7, 2015 ONLY.

  • RUNNR Store BGC
    B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City
  • Toby’s Galleria
    3F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
  • Toby’s SM North EDSA The Block
    3F SM North EDSA, The Block, North Ave., Quezon City
  • Toby’s MOA
    SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila

In-store registration at the following SUBARU SHOWROOMS is from 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Sunday starting August 10 until September 7, 2015 ONLY.

    187 EDSA Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila
    32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Lot 39, Block 2, Bradco Ave., Aseana City, Paranaque, Metro Manila
    ZaTierra Nueva, Alabang pote Road, Muntinlupa City
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 For more details, please visit http://www.runrio.com

Crossfit is a high intensity, form focused workouts where participants improve power, speed and agility. The main goal is to make your body stronger and more capable of anything that life throws at you. It is about functional fitness which means you become more efficient in your everyday functions like carrying luggages, walking faster, sitting properly, stretching your arms when reaching into something, etc. By doing functional workouts, you also become stronger, leaner and a better person in terms of functionality.

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I’ve tried many crossfit gyms before and they are all basically the same to me. All their coaches are good and certified and the work outs are almost the same. It gave me the message that all crossfit boxes were created equal. Perhaps, all boxes follow a certain crossfit standard. But when I tried Primal Ape Crossfit, I told myself that I was wrong. Not to undermine other crossfit boxes, Primal Ape Crossfit’s Box size alone changed the game for me. “At over 1200 sqm, PrimalApe Crossfit is the King Kong of boxes. That means no more filled-up classes and less risk of injury from over-crowding. With that much space – challenging all-weather, 100-meter runs and fast-climbs up 12-foot ropes become reality.” Excerpt from their website, which I totally agree.They also offer spacious locker room and aircon’d comfort rooms which i other boxes do not usually offer. You can sweat all you want during your workout and have a refreshing shower before you head to your office for work.

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Aside from their big box, Primal Ape Crossfit also offer two types of classes: the Bootcamp & the Crossfit. Crossfit classes are for more experienced athletes while the Bootcamp is for beginners to crossfit. It is basically like crossfit without weights. It’s effective for weight loss, muscle toning and full body conditioning.

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I did a 5 day trial at Primal Ape Crossfit in Pasong Tamo. It was an amazing experience. I enjoyed every single Bootcamp class that I attended. It was a great way to start your morning because they offer 630am boot camp classes. I was very sure that it will help me lose weight if I continue the work out for months. The only thing that prevented me from doing so was the monthly fee of P5,500.00. It was too expensive for me. But if money is not an issue for you, I still recommend Primal Ape Crossfit.

Here are their rates:


Drop-in – Php 800 / visit

05 Class Pass – Php 3,500 (30 days)

10 Class Pass – Php 6,500 (60 days)

15 Class Pass – Php 9,000 (90 days)

Monthly – Php 5,500

Php 5,000 (6 mos. contract, 1st and 6th month deposit)

Free Foundations

Php 4,000 for students (with ID)

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Drop-in – Php 700 / visit

New Member Unli-2Weeks – Php 1,500

05 Class Pass – Php 2,800 (30 days)

10 Class Pass – Php 5,000 (60 days)

15 Class Pass – Php 7,000 (90 days)

Monthly – Php 4,500

Php 4,000 (6 mos. contract, 1st and 6th month deposit)

Php 3,000 for students (with ID)


Php 1,500

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You can find Primal Ape Crossfit at 2135 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, 1230

Tel: (02) 832-8069 • Mobile: 09178507273.

Website: http://www.primalapecf.com/

Facebook Page: Primal Ape Crossfit

Instagram: @weareprimalcf


Port Barton is a small village in San Vicente in the North Western coast of Palawan. My friends and I went there just recently and were amazed by its beauty and serenity. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful vacation away from the busy streets and city lights, this is the right place for you.


How to get there Port Barton is a 3-and-a-half to 4-hour land travel from Puerto Princesa Airport. Expect a rough road and a bumpy ride along the way. There is no bank or ATM in Port Barton so make sure to bring/withdraw cash while you’re still in Puerto Princesa. Also, electricity is only available from 6pm to 12mn. Make sure to fully charge your gadgets and bring all the power banks you have. Where to stay We booked at Ausan Beach Front Cottages during our stay. It was a nice and quiet place with coconut trees, hammocks and tree houses which will make you truly feel the tranquility of island living. Ausan Beach Front Cottages offers aircon & non aircon rooms. You can also extend the use of electricity by paying additional fees for the resort’s genset.

What to do there On our first day, we had our lunch at the resort’s restaurant. The price of their meals range from P175 – P200 but in big servings. You can actually share it for two. After our lunch we had our first island tour. Our destination was “Long Beach.” They said it was the longest beach in Philippines that measures 14.7 kilometers. Sadly, San Vicente’s “Long Beach” has nothing else to offer aside from being the longest beach. It’s not even a white beach. The water is not clean and “pristine” like what we’ve read in other websites. It was an hour long boat ride for nothing. I personally do not recommend including “Long Beach” in your itinerary when you visit San Vicente.

After the disappointing trip to “Long Beach,” our boatmen brought us to a small sandbar in the middle of the sea to watch and take photos of the sunset. They called the sandbar “Luli Island.” Luli because “lulubog, lilitaw”. Nye!


On our second day, we are scheduled for a whole day of island hopping adventure. This time we had high hopes that the islands will be way better than “Long Beach.” Kuya Lotlot, the boatman, brought us to Wide Reef and then to Twin Reef where we did snorkeling and underwater photo ops where we had so much fun. Our next stop was German Island. German Island is a small island with many trees and hammocks. A place where you can actually stay for a while to sleep, eat, and enjoy the beauty of island living. There were foreigners on the island when we came. Their boatman said they stayed there over the night. Kuya Lotlot and friends cooked fish, chicken, squid and veggies for our lunch while we were enjoying the beach, the sand and the hammocks. This surely made up for that long beach experience. german3 german2 After lunch, we went to Exotic Island. It was an island with rocky beach and crystal clear waters. Our boatman said we can see turtles there but there we did not see anything turtle like in the island. The island was also good for photo ops. We did not stay there for long because it was so hot already. We just took some photos and got back to our boat immediately. exotic exotic3 The final stop of the island tour was in Bigajo where we did a 15-minute trek to see the Bigajo falls. We dipped in the cold waters, took some photos and waited for the day to end. The whole day tour cost us only P650 (including lunch) and P250 for the half-day tour on our first day. We went back to the Ausan Resort to spend our last night in San Vicente. We headed to El Nido the next day. Stay tuned for our El Nido adventures…

Sofitel Manila Half Marathon is back for another world class fun run organized by the one and only premium race organizer Runrio, in partnership with the only 5 star luxury resort and hotel, Sofitel.  For the third consecutive year, The beneficiary of the race is Virlanie Foundation.

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“Over 4,500 joined us last year. The event aims to bring us at level with similar international runs such as the Singapore Marathon. More importantly, the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon is an event with heart as the collaboration with RunRio and our featured partners are to support and uplift the lives of the street children,” said General Manager Adam Laker.

Runners can choose from 5k, 10k and 21k categories. 21k finishers will get a medal and a shirt. “We hope to create a bigger platform and be among the world’s most popular running events attracting both amateur and professional runners. This marathon is dedicated to the children of Virlanie Foundation as we strive to make a difference in the lives of the children of Manila,” de la Cruz said.

Sofitel Manila Half Marathon Race Details:

EVENT: Sofitel Manila Half Marathon 2015
VENUE: Seaside Blvd., MOA Grounds
DATE: August 16, 2015, Sunday
TIME: 2:00 AM – 10:00 AM
BENEFICIARY: Virlanie Foundation Inc.

Sofitel Manila Half Marathon Registration Details:

  • ONLINE (via http://www.runrio.com)
    June 23 – August 2
    Start of online delivery
    July 23
    July 20 – August 9


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Sofitel Half Marathon 2015Sofitel Manila Half Marathon Registration Venues:

  • Toby’s Mall of Asia Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm
  • Toby’s Trinoma Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm
  • Toby’s Robinsons Galeria Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm
  • RUNNR Store BHS Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm
  • * Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Sofitel Manila Half Marathon Race Inclusions:

  • 5km PHP 750 Singlet, Race bib with timing device Loot Bag
  • 10km PHP 850 Singlet, Race bib with timing device Loot Bag
  • 21km PHP 950 Singlet, Race bib with timing device Finishers Medal, Finishers Shirt and Loot Bag


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Category Assembly Time Gunstart
21km 3:00am 4:00am
10km 4:30am 5:30am
5km 4:45am 5:45am


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For more information, you may visit: http://www.runrio.com

For most people, the half-year point is the time to reassess the achievements of the last six months. But for the swim-bike-run community, it’s a time to brace themselves for the most grueling and most cutthroat triathlon race in the country. The 1.9K swim, 90K bike, and 21K run is back this July 30 to August 2 in its three-time location, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

The 2015 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines is set to test once more how far the mind, body, and spirit can take the world’s top athletes and sports enthusiasts to the finish line. To further ignite the fueling power to win, Cobra Energy Drink, Ironman’s 70.3 Philippines’ biggest partner for 6 years, holds its second year of the Send-Off Expo for the race’s vying triathletes.


After the successful turnout last 2014, this year’s Cobra Ironman 70.3 Send-Off Expo, led by Sunrise Events Inc., will ensure triathlete contenders are equipped with the physical and psychological tools to perform at their peak on race day. From July 3 to 5 at the SMX Hall 2 of SM Aura, the three-day expo will be filled with race-preparation seminars focused on nutrition, optimization of performance, and specific topics centered on swim, bike, and run from esteemed triathlon trainers and speakers such as Mathieu O’Halloran, Chris Allison, Ige Lopez, Glenn Colendrino, Ani De Leon-Brown, and Dr. Martin Camara, DC.

Moreover, Cobra Energy Drink salutes all triathletes living the ‘Gusto Ko Pa’ lifestyle by having Prateek Juneja, Senior Market Development Manager from DSM Nutritional Products Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd, Cobra’s supplier of pharma-grade vitamins, as guest speaker to talk about “Raising The Bar with Performance Hydration.” The complete program of the expo can be viewed at Cobra-Ironman Philippines Facebook page.

All Cobra Ironman 70.3 contenders and budding triathletes are welcome to join the expo and the race-preparation seminars. There will also be exhibit booths from Garmin, Asics, Newton, Rudy Project, Timex, Yurbuds, Vision, and other more brands.