Thursday, February 9, 2017

Under Armour Kicks Off Promising 2017 with 'Armour @ The Fort'

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Under Armour, the most innovative sports and fitness clothing line in the world today, successfully held “Armour @ The Fort” on Saturday, January 28 at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Taguig City.
Under Armour @ The Fort had a two-part program that was filled with exciting activities for Under Amour fans and fitness enthusiasts alike.
On the first agenda of Armour Day, the affair kicked off with a morning run, which was conducted by the country’s renowned running coaches Titus Salazar and Dan Brown. It was followed by Unilab’s fitness and nutrition symposiumThe company then made an official announcement of its joint venture with Under Armour to launch Run Limited Exceed 2017 later this year.
Catering to active lifestyle aficionados, the afternoon schedule had a full swing of activities that was attended by the who’s who of the sporting community like ultra marathoner Ferdie Capiling and the UP women’s football team.

An afternoon circuit training was led by Under Armour-affiliate trainer “Mama” Kat Geronimo, a renowned celebrity fitness coach who mentors notable film and television actresses such as Marian Rivera, Danica Sotto-Pingris, Melissa Ricks, Megan Young, Bettina Carlos, Anne Curtis and Jessy Mendiola.
To cap off the event, Under Armour unveiled some of its plans for 2017, including the launching of the “Armour @” series. The fitness apparel likewise formalized its partnership with Kerry Sports Manila as the state-of-the-art facility opens its door for the Test of Will 2017 participants. 
Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter for more updates and announcements as well as Facebook at

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Run United Exceed 2017

ActiveHealth introduces the new Run United Exceed, a prestigious and exclusive 21km race co-presented by Tag Heuer.  It will be held at BGC, Taguig on Sunday, April 2, 2017. It is set to revolutionize the running landscape by introducing world marathon major inspired innovations that will push runners to exceed themselves. 

Some of the Innovations to help breed next level 21km finishers include: exclusive medal for sub 2.5 hours’ finishers, FREE UNDER ARMOUR shoes to the top 15 negative split medal finishers. To keep our runners motivated while they push themselves, the course is lined up with cheer stations in key locations, to help boost their moral. To further add to the thrill of the race is the moving cut off banner making sure runners make it in time. All participants are also entitled to discounted privileges from partner merchants and a Run United Exceed Kit inclusive of race shirt, event shirt and other items. Guaranteed slots to Angkor Wat International Full Marathon or Angkor Wat International Half Marathon await 2 lucky finishers. Like any other world marathon major, Tag Heuer is the official timekeeper of Run united Exceed.

The concept is to shatter ones perception of time - To go against your greatest enemy, yourself. This race will give birth to the next generation of high performing Half-Marathoners that have the relentless drive and determination to exceed the time they have set for themselves through proper training and sports nutrition. “We have been doing the progressive races for the past 6 years. For 2017, we believe that it is time to take it to the next level. We want to build a new generation of athletes whose objective is not to just to finish, but to EXCEED.” according to Lester Castillo, Brand Manager of ActiveHealth.

ActiveHealth has been in the forefront in providing an incomparable race experience. It is the only race in the country that offers an integrated holistic solution for progressive athletes, grounded by its 4 pillars - training, nutrition, gear and events. Run United Exceed participants are guaranteed that they are well taken care of in all areas from training, nutrition, gear to recovery. Connectivity to sports experts, running community, performance tracker are just some of the other special privileges provided to participants through the ActiveHealth Community Application.

For more information about Run United Exceed, ActiveHealth, and ActiveHealth Community App, please visit:; and stay connected through and

Announcement: Legion Run Philippines


It is with a heavy heart that we wish to inform you that Legion Run Philippines is CANCELED.  

The success of Legion Run relies heavily on the obstacles that have been civil engineered, blueprinted and built by licensed contractors. Unfortunately, these need to be shipped from Bulgaria. We have bumped into a shipping problem and determined that it would be impossible to have the container vans arrive in time for the March 4 event in Greenfield City.  

We are saddened that Legion Run won’t push through, but we hope you’ll support us when we’ve sorted things out and hopefully be able to return at a future time.   

Legion Run​ Philippines

Monday, January 16, 2017

What is your #IWILL story for 2017?

We wanted to reinforce setting the stage for #IWILL stories and test of will in 2017. What is your #IWILL story for 2017? Here’s how to join:

1. Think of a PLEDGE/GOAL/CHALLENGE that you would like to work on in 2017.
2. Show us how you plan to work on that PLEDGE/GOAL/CHALLENGE, in photo or video of yourself.
3. Post and tag us @UnderArmourPH on Instagram, include the hashtags: #IWILL2017 and #UnderArmourPH (“ENSURE YOUR ACCOUNT IS SET TO PUBLIC”)

Note: The TOP 3 most creative entries from the Philippines will stand to win a full set of Under Armour gear (top,bottom,shoes) contest period is until January 27 (23:59 PHT)
This is an Instagram exclusive contest. Please refer to show-your-iwill-2017 for full T&Cs.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Filipino Educators Host the First International Sport Pedagogy Conference in the Philippines

Need for Retooling of Physical Education and School Sports Addressed

Pasay City, Philippines, November, 2016 - The University of the Philippines’ College of Human Kinetics (UP-CHK), in partnership with Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil), led a  press conference November 10 to officially announce the upcoming first ever 3-day international academic sports event in the Philippines, the 2016 International Conference on Sport Pedagogy, Health, and Wellness (ICSPHW 2016).

ICSPHW 2016, with a theme, entitled “P.E. Plus: Retooling Physical Education and School Sports for Inclusion, Development and Competition,” November 18 to 20, 2016, at the Celebrity Sports Plaza and the UP Diliman campus, in Quezon City.

Equipped with meaningful and substantial lectures and training from distinguished sports scholars from all over the world, including the Philippines, the conference aims to highlight the importance of games, play, and physical activity for the development of students. It is looking to attract P.E. teachers, coaches, instructors, trainers, managers, students, athletes and sports advocates.

“This year’s conference promises to equip attendees with the latest pedagogy and valuable workshops as well as opportunities to showcase their research papers and posters,” UP-CHK Dean Ronualdo Dizer announced to members of the media, and distinguished sports figures and advocates during the press launch held at the critically acclaimed international steakhouse, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Resorts World Manila, emphasizing the importance of the event in improving sports education in the country.

Presented by beverage brand MILO Philippines, the conference has a bevy of 20+ foreign and local speakers, an expected attendance of 850+ participants, and has been endorsed by the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), and the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS), among other institutions.

“We at MILO believe that active students are active learners; and that physical activity can help improve performance in the classroom. For years, MILO’s grassroots sports programs have contributed to giving Filipino youth a fit and healthy lifestyle,” said Robbie De Vera, MILO Sports Executive.  “MILO’s support for ICSPHW 2016 solidifies our commitment to empower sports and P.E. instructors who play a significant role in youth development.”

ICSPHW 2016 is presented by MILO Philippines, co-presented by PACE Magazine x freyo, with Mama Sita’s as official sponsor, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Manila, Cebuana Lhuillier, GoldToe and Delos Santos Medical Center as assisting sponsors, ABS-CBN as chief media partner, and the Philippine Star  and as official media partners. Notable speakers include: ACESS co-founder Prof. Dr. Ming- Kai Chin, German Olympic Sports Confederation’s Prof. Dr. Gudrun Doll-Tepper, and Prof. G L Khanna of India.

For more information, visit,, or call +63977 831 8749.


About MILO
The MILO brand is the world’s leading chocolate malt beverage that can be prepared with hot or cold milk or water. Given its popularity it is a “must have” product for food service operators particularly in Asia, Africa and Oceania.
MILO also promotes participation in sports through its Summer Sports Clinics, MILO-B.E.S.T. Center Training Program, MILO Marathon, and MILO Little Olympics. The leading beverage brand believes that these contribute to the holistic development of Filipino champions in sports and in life. 2014 marks MILO’s 50th year in the country.

About Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Manila
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Manila gives you a perfect dining experience with its pride in serving USDA Prime dry-aged beef. It’s located at Resorts World Manila, Pasay. For reservations, call (02) 511 7009.

About UP College of Human Kinetics (UP-CHK)
The UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics (CHK) is one of the leading academic institutions in the  Philippines which offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Physical Education, Sports and Human  Movement Sciences. It has produced graduates who are now leaders and key administrators shaping the physical education, sports and exercise programs in various institutions nationwide. Currently it is composed of 33 full-time faculty members who specialize in sports coaching/officiating and instruction, strength and conditioning, dance and fitness instruction, outdoor recreation and management, and sports and exercise psychology.

About Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil)
SportPhil is an organization that assists and promotes excellence in sport management, science and  business – combining foreign and local expertise. Founded by Ms. Geraldine Bernardo, a one-time executive director of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and former national athlete herself, SportPhil is a recognized member of the Asian Association of Sport Management (AASM) and an affiliate of the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS). To learn more visit, or call +63977 831 8749.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Revolutionizing Active Living in Vermosa

Get ready for a rush of adrenaline as Vermosa presents the Vermosa Active Revolution, happening on December 3 and 4.  The event is headlined by Drop and Roll, an international BMX exhibition group led by world-renowned rider Danny MacAskill (third from left), as well as a motocross race, sports & lifestyle expo, fun outdoor activities, music, and more.
Ayala Land furthers its thrust of promoting a healthy and active lifestyle by rallying a new breed of athletes as it unveiled another exciting spectacle—the Vermosa Active Revolution—to be held on December 3 and 4 inside the 700-hectare master-planned, mixed-use estate development in Cavite.

At the Vermosa Active Revolution press launch, guests were treated to a head start of what to expect during the two-day event, as well as a sneak peek of the special line-up of performers headlined by Drop and Roll, led by world-renowned street trials rider Danny MacAskill and his crew, to highlight their first visit to the Philippines and the Asian region as part of their world tour. 

Get ready to #JoinTheActiveRevolution and be a part of the Vermosa Active Revolution. Encouraging everyone to step out, step up, and jumpstart an active lifestyle are (from left) Ayala Land Senior Division Manager and Vermosa Estate Head Jay Teodoro, Ayala Land SLMG Associate Marketing Manager Michelle Hernandez-Suarez, Vermosa Bike Skills Park Operator Parabanne Mendoza, and Hunt & Gather Director TJ Sulit.
Gear up for an active lifestyle revolution
As the most accessible premier sports destination in the country, Ayala Land’s Vermosa Estate, located along Daang-Hari Road, will play host to a high-octane extravaganza that’s set to thrill everyone’s senses through the Vermosa Active Revolution’s Kinetic, Inspire, and Refresh activity zones.

At the Kinetic Zone, Danny MacAskill’s jaw-dropping Drop and Roll exhibition performance is expected to rouse local riders and enthusiasts alike. With Drop and Roll show schedules on December 3 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and on December 4 at 4:00 p.m., participants will also get the chance to grab exciting freebies and personally meet and greet the stunt bike superstar and his team composed of Duncan Shaw, Fabio Wibmer, and Ali C.

Biking legend Danny MacAskill is visiting the Philippines for the very first time, showing off his skills with the Drop and Roll Crew at the Vermosa Active Revolution on December 3 and 4.  
Various cycling clinics and bike rentals for the two-day event will also be available at the Vermosa Bike Skills Park, while the motocross track will host an activity for riders. The Ninja Academy will also mount a parkour obstacle course for festival goers to try out together with other surprises, while a poi LED exhibition performance by Planet Zips will cap-off a night of fun-filled activities.

The Inspire Zone will host one of the South’s biggest sports and lifestyle expos, where attendees can jumpstart their active living through great deals and finds from the country’s hottest retail brands such as JB Sports, KTM Bikes, Fox Gear, Columbia, Top Bike Shops, and many more. 

The Refresh Zone will provide good eats and sound beats to revitalize one’s mind, body, and soul. And with acoustic artists and DJs to keep the celebration alive, as well as food truck concessionaires rolling in at Cavite’s first Gastro Food Truck Park to energize the festival goers, the Vermosa Active Revolution will truly be a one-of-a-kind, pre-Christmas present for everyone.

Indeed, Ayala Land’s Vermosa Estate is the only master-planned, mixed-use town core that promotes healthy and active living in a venue that provides holistic training for the new breed of sports enthusiasts. And as the premier destination for new-age sports, the Vermosa Active Revolution promises an event like no other, bringing in international acts in a local setting that’s accessible to every Filipino.

#JoinTheActiveRevolution and fuel your passion for a healthy and active lifestyle! For more updates and information on Vermosa's exciting events, activities, and offerings, visit the official Facebook page, @Vermosaph or

About Vermosa Estate:

Ayala Land’s signature development and fourth largest estate, Vermosa is a 700-hectare future city that is master planned to offer mixed-use components such as horizontal residential options, sports-themed retail establishments, healthy dining selections, a central business district, hotel, educational institutions, and entertainment complexes that are seamlessly integrated with generous green open spaces. Vermosa Estate is a 55-minute drive from Makati, primarily accessible thru Daang Hari Road via MCX (Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway) and the soon-to-open CALAX (Cavite-Laguna Expressway).

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