The Gold and Silver medalists of the 2015 SEA Games Triathlon thank Unilab Active Health for its full support

Unilab Active Health (ULAH) is very proud of its brand ambassadors and Unilab Elite Team members— triathletes Maria Claire Adorna and Marion Kim Mangrobang—for bringing pride and honor not only to the brand and the team, but most especially to the country and to all Filipinos. Adorna and Mangrobang brought home the Gold and Silver medals, respectively, from the women’s triathlon competition at the ongoing 2015 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

Adorna clocked in at 2:13:08 and gave the Philippines its first gold medal at the SEA Games. Meanwhile, compatriot and teammate Mangrobang finished at 2:14:26 and scored a back-to-back win for the country.

“We are just so proud of Claire and Kim for their victory at the SEA Games. Truly very well-deserved and hard-earned. We have witnessed how hard they trained and prepared for it. We are happy to be part of their journey as champion triathletes and we will continue to support them in their future races,” said Alex Panlilio, Head of ULAH.

Elite Unilab Active Health Ambassadors, Kim Mangrobang and Claire Adorna (2nd and third from left) were warmly welcomed by the Philippine press after their SEA Games victory. Coach Ani de Leon-Brown (extreme left) and Lester Castillo (extreme right), PR and Events Executive of Unilab Active Health, joined them in the open forum.

Both Adorna and Mangrobang are thankful for the prayers and support of the entire nation, with no less than President Noynoy Aquino congratulating them. They also expressed gratitude to ULAH for its generous support to their growth as athletes and helping them reach their dreams.

“Triathlon is an expensive and is often considered as a ‘rich man’s sports’, so without the continued support of Unilab, we would not have fulfilled our dreams and could not have made it this far. We are just so thankful and we dedicate our win to them,” said the 21-year-old Adorna.

Mangrobang added, “I am lucky to be part of Team ULAH because they have been very supportive. We can focus on training and exceeding ourselves because ULAH takes care of our other concerns.”

ULAH supports its athletes’ requirements in all areas— training, nutrition, equipment and even apparel. Since its inception in 2010, ULAH has come a long way from merely organizing running and triathlon events such as Run United and Tri United. It guides and motivates athletes by embracing the Olympics values of Citius, Altius, Fortius ( latin words for faster, higher and stronger). ULAH’s mantra, “Exceed Yourself”, aims to inspire everyone to establish new personal records.

It has ventured into sports nutrition to take care of the needs of the athletes before, during and after their races. These products include Enervon Activ multivitamins, Enervon HP Recovery Drink and Active Health sports gel, which will be re-launched this year. ULAH has also developed sports apparels that are made of materials to help improve the performance and comfort of athletes.

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Road to 2020. Coach Ani de Leon-Brown spoke highly of Kim Mangrobang and Claire Adorna, whom she said are ready to take the challenge of being part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

ULAH also provided Adorna and Mangrobang with the proper equipment and sent them to trainings abroad, particularly in Portugal and Australia recently. Coach Ani De Leon-Brown, who is also a member of Unilab Elite Team, is in charge of the elite triathletes’s training regimen.

“I am so proud of these girls (Claire and Kim), their sacrifices really paid off. And the time and energy we invested are really all worth it. But it does not end here. We have a long-term plan, all the way to the way to the 2020 Olympics and even beyond,” said Brown, who has over 20 years of triathlon experience and numerous awards in her name. She cited guts, good nutrition and great training as important factors in winning.

ULAH has been leveling up along with its athletes. “Our goal has evolved over the years. Besides promoting an active and healthy lifestyle among Filipino families, we also support the growth and development of Filipino athletes and the athletic community. We are here for the long haul,” said Panlilio.

ULAH provides access to trainings via regular sports clinics as well as online tutorials or so-called ‘webisodes’ on web television where experts share tips. During races, besides the booths and stalls of sports-related products and services, it also conducts free talks and sessions with coaches. Topics vary from training tips and proper nutrition to post-race recovery and improving performance.

The SEA Games victory of Adorna and Mangrobang provided Philippine triathlon a much-needed shot in the arm. The sport has not been among the priority of the country in international competitions.

“Our triathletes have proven that we can compete and win internationally. So it is a big boost to the local triathlon community. I hope this is the beginning of many more victories for Filipino triathletes,” said Brown.

Panlilio is optimistic about the future prospects of the young generations of triathletes, especially the members of Unilab Elite Team: Adorna, Brown, Mangrobang, August Benedicto, Benjamin Rana, John Chicano, Jonard Saim, Mark Hosana and Dan Brown.

Adorna is only 21 years old and has only been in the triathlon circuit for two years. She started as a swimmer of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Varsity Swimming Team.  Mangrobang, at 23 years old, is considered a familiar face in triathlon as she has been part of the national team for eight years or since she was only 15 years old.

“Claire (Adorna) and Kim (Mangrobang) represent the future of Philippine triathlon. We are just happy and honored to help Filipino athletes exceed themselves and bring honor to the country,” said Panlilio.

On June 27, 2015, witness how the road of Filinvest City, Alabang beams up as 3,000 runners dash their way to help the children of Bantay Bata 163.

A runner’s every 3k loop will be monitored through radio frequency identification (RFID). Kilometer markers in the race route will also be available to serve as the runners’ references. Moreover, a manually operated Energizer battery meter will light up every time a runner finishes a three-kilometer run. This battery meter will compile all the three-kilometer runs every runner makes until it reaches a one million benchmark. This will be put on view through an LED display onstage, and in the start and finish arc.

The Energizer Night Race 2015 is the first open run which challenges the participants to run as many three-kilometer loop as they can in 120 minutes. Every three-kilometer run will equate to P100, 000 and will be donated to Bantay Bata as part of its operation and medical treatment funds.

Men’s Health Philippines celebrated the Father’s Day weekend with fit fathers and sons at Sports Barbers, SM Mall of Asia last Saturday, June 20. The event was called Men’s Health You Improved Project which aims to give all men, fathers and sons, to have an exclusive experience that will make them eath better, train better, feel better and be better.

I lost my dad when I was 6, so I have nobody to celebrate this annual event. But thanks to Men’s Health Philippines, I was one of the lucky sons to be invited and experience the “You Improved Project”. :)

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I went at Sports Barbers at 1pm. I chose to have a haircut and style. The barber, who I forgot the name, told me he’ll cut my hair shorter. He seem to know what he’s doing so I just let him do it his way. I also got a manircure for the very first time. Lol

After the haircut, shampoo and nail cleaning, they gave us a loot bag which contains a shampoo, body wash, shave, shaving gel, towel, MH bottle, GCs from Sports Barbers (yehey!) and a jumping rope. I was so happy with the jump rope because I can now practice at home. We always use jump ropes during crossfit and I am not very good at it. Lol

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Men’s Health also launched their website. Attendees were given the exclusive first look of the new official website: MensHealth.ph.

The event was presented by Gillette, Safeguard and Head & Shoulders. For more details you may follow MH on facebook, twitter and instagram: @MensHealthPH.

Energizer Night Race Manila 2015
Date: June 27, 2015
Assembly Time: 5:30 PM
Gun Time: 7:00 PM
Registration Fee: Php 700
RaceKit Inclusion: Race singlet, Race bib with RFID, Energizer headlight, Energizer cap, free Schick Xtreme 3 razor
Organizer: Pep Squad Events and Marketing Corp

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“It’s time to give that spark of hope to the children assisted by Bantay Bata,” said Claire Guevarra, senior brand manager of Energizer. “Ever since our first Energizer Night Race, it’s always about giving back, running for a cause and sharing the positive energy”, added Guevarra

On June 27, 2015, witness how the road of Filinvest City, Alabang beams up as 3,000 runners dash their way to help the children of Bantay Bata 163.

The Energizer Night Race 2015 is the first open run which challenges the participants to run as many three-kilometer loop as they can in 120 minutes. Every three-kilometer run will equate to P100, 000 and will be donated to Bantay Bata as part of its operation and medical treatment funds.


A runner’s every 3k loop will be monitored through radio frequency identification (RFID). Kilometer markers in the race route will also be available to serve as the runners’ references. Moreover, a manually operated Energizer battery meter will light up every time a runner finishes a three-kilometer run. This battery meter will compile all the three-kilometer runs every runner makes until it reaches a one million benchmark. This will be put on view through an LED display onstage, and in the start and finish arc.

“With the race kit priced at 700 pesos, which includes race singlet, race bib, Energizer headlight, Energizer cap, Schick razor and access to pre and post race activities, we are inviting everyone to come and join us in this event. This is a good venue to bond with families and friends through a healthy activity like running, at the same time helping a common cause which is to raise P 1,000,000.00 for the children of Bantay Bata 163” added Tiquia.

RUPM

Run United Philippine Marathon Race Details:
Date: October 4, 2015
Venue: SM Mall of Asia
Events: 5K/10K/21K/42K
Organizer: RunRio

Run United Philippine Marathon Race Details:

Registration Fees:
5K – Php 750
10K – Php 850
21K – Php 950
42K – Php 1350

Inclusions: Singlet, Carbgel Holder, Racebib, D-tag and ventilation bag (For 21K and 42K – Finisher Shirt and Medal)

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Registration Schedule:
Priority Online Registration – June 12 – 18, 2015
Online Registration – June 19 – September 13, 2015
In-Store Prepaid Card – June 19 – September 18, 2015

In-store Registration SItes:
1. RUNNR Store BHS
2. RUNNR Trinoma
3. Toby’s Robinson’s Galleria
4. Toby’s SM Mall of Asia
5. Toby’s Robinsons Metro East
6. Toby’s Arena Glorietta 2

Race kit claiming:
Date: October 1-3, 2015 (October 1 & 2 – 10am to 8pm, October 3 – 10am to 5pm)
Venue: One Esplanade, Mall of Asia

Press Release:

RUPM 2015: Rousing the ferocity of the Filipino progressive athletes beyond his known limits

As the year crosses its halfway mark, Unilab Active Health (ULAH) is blazing the trail anew towards empowering progressive athletes to exceed their limits and perform better as preparations for the Run United Philippine Marathon (RUPM)—the third leg of this year’s Run United Series—get underway.

Aiming to bring the pursuit sports excellence of every progressive Filipino runner to the next level, ULAH has developed a holistic, system integrated approach to help the progressive athletes go beyond their limits, taking inspiration from four (4) key pillars: events, training, nutrition, and gear.

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For RUPM 2015, ULAH will be hosting a three-day race kit claiming expo at One Esplanade in Mall of Asia from October 1 to 3, three days before the actual race day. During the event, RUPM racers will enjoy a host of exclusive perks, freebies, and discounts from participating exhibitors, as well as racing tips and advices from coaches and sports science experts.

It has been a known practice for ULAH to enhance the runners’ race experience in every Run United series since dominating the running scene four years ago. From having an exclusive lane in 2012, a tunnel finish in 2013, and a red carpet finish last year, this year’s RUPM leg will feature a start and finish area at One Esplanade, where finishers of the 42-kilometer category can savor their victory by concluding their race on a red carpet lane.

Adding to the excitement for the upcoming test of skill and endurance will be the RUPM Mentorship Kit, a level up of what ULAH gave RU2 participants. This specialized training kit will include a customized Exceed Yourself Training Plan, a comprehensive training plan created by Coach Ani de Leon-Brown—the fastest Filipina Ironman, and member and coach of Team Unilab Active Health—now integrated with a nutrition that’s designed to help runners achieve target finish more efficiently.

“This guide is a step-by-step, day-to-day progressive activity plan that will guarantee the progressive athletes a stronger finish time, provided that they religiously follow every aspect of the entire module,” says Alex Panlilio, ULAH Head and Operating Vice President. “Using the concepts from this training plan, you’ll know when to push harder, take a long run, work on cross-training, or load on a power run, as well as understand the significance of relaxation and proper recovery techniques.”

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Aside from this, RUPM participants will also have the chance to don their own personalized race bib during the race, a treat that serves as a runner’s swag during the race and a valuable badge of honor post-race. Also included together with the bib in the RUPM mentorship kit meant to be taken daily: a pack of three capsules of Enervon Activ to help build stamina and keep them training and performing at an optimal level, a pack of the new Active Health Carbgel for energy that lasts during workout, and an individual sachet of Enervon HP Recovery Drink for use after a training session for faster recovery, helping athletes bounce back before laspag attacks. This is ULAH’s complete sports nutrition system that can help the progressive athlete achieve his personal best.

“At the end of the day, our goal is to help our participants become a better version of themselves, all while having fun. This personalized badge will be something to remind them of their feat of exceeding their limits and breaking boundaries,” notes Panlilio.

An evolution of mentoring
Another prominent innovation to the upcoming RUPM will be the addition of pacers during the race day to ensure that every progressive athlete’s quest to exceed their limits will be challenging yet enjoyable.

The ULAH website (www.unilabactivehealth.com) has also transformed from being an events-based information platform to becoming a tool that progressive athletes can use to become better, more competitive athletes. “We are dedicated to understanding the needs of the progressive athlete and together, we strive to act as mentors in helping them become better versions of themselves,” Panlilio explains.

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“We are very excited to be a part of Run United Philippine Marathon says Jan Catherine Sy, Director of Business Development for One Esplanade. With new innovations, this year is sure to bring out the best in the athletes, inspiring each to reach their goal.”

Online registration for RUPM 2015, slated on October 4, 2015, will be opening at a much earlier date to ensure that participants get their preferred singlet and finisher’s shirt sizes (register before August 15, 2015 to get a guaranteed singlet and finishers’ shirt size). Priority online registration will start by June 12 for registered 21km finishers from both RU1 and RU2 and will then be open to the public, both online and in-store (selected Toby’s and Runnr outlets), beginning June 19.

New Active Health apparel collection will also be available during the three-day race expo, happening from October 1-3 also at One Esplanade.

When we work five times a week and away from home, one of the things we spend less time with is preparing our daily meals. We usually resort to eating at fast food chains because it is the most convenient way to address our hunger. Because of that, we tend to become negligent of our diet.

The good thing though is that healthy package meals are now available in the metro. They offer calorie counted and healthy yet delicious meals from breakfast, lunch, snacks up to dinner.

fg2I have tried Fitness Gourmet PH, one of the pioneers in the diet delivery food in the country. Fitness Gourmet PH provides delicious meals for people who want to lose weight. They offer 1200 calorie meal, HCG 500 Calorie Meal and High Protein Meals for only P1,800.00 per week, plus delivery fee. They do delivery to any area of Metro Manila.

The meals are prepared by Chef Bob Labayne and Nutritionist Jerica Suarez, thus, there is a guarantee that the daily diet meals are healthy and delectable. I can personally attest to this; I actually don’t feel like eating a diet meal, the food is very delicious compared to other diet meals that I’ve tried before, which are sometimes bland and tasteless.

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I’m on my second week with Fitness Gourmet PH; they assure that I can lose 2-3 pounds a week. I started with 181 lbs, let’s see how I would fair after a month. :)

I personally recommend Fitness Gourmet PH based on the taste alone, I can honestly say that the meals are really delicious. I’ll make another post for my weight loss results. I’m very positive that I will be achieving my target weight with Fitness Gourmet PH.

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Last Saturday, I attended the Men’s Health Training Combine event at Sparta, located in Pioneer, Mandaluyong City. Men’s Health Training Combine is a fitness boot camp where participants will be tested by professionals according to the four pillars of fitness: speed, agility, power, and endurance. After the test, participants can choose the workout that they will perform: an urban obstacle course that tests both nerve and dexterity, a high-intensity landmine workout that challenges your explosive strength, and a grueling circuit that hones your mobility and endurance.

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I went to the event with my friends Thirdy, Drew, Allan, Franc, Mark & Bards. We were all so excited because it was all our first tine and we did not know what to expect. This is, by the way, the second installment of Men’s Health Training Combine, the first event was held at The Circuit, Makati City last February 6.

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We were there as early as 6am, together with almost 100 fitness enthusiasts, we were given the the training kit which includes training shirt, string bag, a score card, a pack of enervon multivitamins and a can of century tuna. :)

We all decided to do the test as a group. Before going to the actual workout, all participants must get their body fat percentage and perform the warp up drills with the help of fitness professionals. After that we proceed and performed various tests such as Vertical Jump, Jump Throw, Broad Jump, 40-Yard Dash, 5-10-5 Agility, and 3-Cone Agility.

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After the fitness tests, we choose the endurance work out, which is a circuit that includes mountain climbers, bear crawl, kettle bell swimgs and a sprint.

This is my score card and I would like to believe that I did pretty well. Haha.

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Men’s Health Training Combine is brought to you by major sponsors Century Tuna, Enervon Activ and Chris Sports, in partnership with Ninja Academy, Functional Fitness, and HIIT Philippines. Also, Men’s Health June issue is now available on newsstands and in bookstores, convenience stores, and supermarkets nationwide. A digital edition of Men’s Health is also available for download on your mobile device through Apple Newsstand, Buqo, and Zinio.

For more details, visit www.summitnewsstand.com.ph/mens-health, follow Men’s Health on Facebook:   facebook.com/menshealthphilippines, on Twitter and Instagram @MenhealthPH.