Pia Wurtzbach is the new #QueenoftheCentury

The Queen of the Universe is now also the Queen of the Century, Century Tuna that is, the country’s number one tuna!  Pia Wurtzbach – ever gorgeous TV host, model, and Miss Universe 2015 no less – joins Century Tuna’s outstanding roster of endorsers, as she appears in an all-new TVC that’s oozing with sexiness and elegance!

 

“We’re thrilled to have Pia Wurtzbach in the Century Tuna family,” beams Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Foods, Inc. General Manager. “Pia is indeed ‘The Queen of the Century,’ the epitome of a mutli-faceted woman who excels in a variety of fields while staying fit and sexy.”

Pia first got bitten by the acting bug at the tender age of four, which later led her to join the Star Circle Batch 11, appearing in a string of television shows and movies. But her real break came when, in her third attempt, she entered the Binibining Pilipinas Pageant in 2015, the stepping stone to her most glorious achievement thus far: bagging the highly coveted Miss Universe 2015 crown – following in the heels of Gloria Diaz in 1969 and Margie Moran in 1973 – in what was a most contentious competition.

Together with, of course, her ravishing looks—her poise, style, and grace—her talents and intelligence, it is Pia’s commitment to self-discipline and physical fitness — just look at her lean and Ultimate Superbody! — that brought her into the Century Tuna fold.

In fact, with a help of a personal trainer, Pia heads to the gym regularly, where she engages in a combination of planking (the best exercise for a flat, toned stomach), tricep pull-downs (for well-defined arms as well as shapely biceps and triceps), as well as squats and lunges (for firm and strong looking legs).

Naturally, a healthy, balanced, yet satisfying diet comes hand in hand with her exercise routine. And for this, there’s nothing else but Century Tuna — the 100% winner in tuna — of which Pia has been a long time fan. “I have a busy schedule and always on the go so when I do have the time to grocery shop or prepare a meal, I make it a priority,” relates Pia, who, unbeknownst to many, studied culinary arts. “I like to enjoy food that keeps my energy levels stable, like Century Tuna.”

Because of Century Tuna’s versatility, where it can be used in a myriad of yummy and nutritious dishes, Pia need not deprive herself while becoming the ultimate superbod. After all, Century Tuna is made of 100% real tuna, rich in Omega 3 DHA, which helps you achieve a healthy and 100% winner superbody, just like hers!

“I’ve always been a Century Tuna girl! And this body you see is made possible by Century,” Pia continues.

No doubt, Pia Wurtzbach has become an inspiration to many and a true role model, the perfect embodiment of Century Tuna’s winning ways and her role as the new Queen of the Century! Hail to the Queen!

 

 

Running pairs enjoy fitness race with 10th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run 2017

Running, especially when done with a friend or loved one, is truly a fun and exciting way to achieve a fitness goal or to get back on track to a healthy and active lifestyle.

 

This showed in the bright faces of hundreds of running pairs who took part in Robinsons Supermarket’s 10th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run at the Parade Grounds of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.
In line with Robinsons Supermarket’s wellness campaign to continuously encourage more people to choose and live healthier lifestyles, the Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run gave everyone an opportunity to partner with friends and family, and run together towards the finish line.

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“Through the years, the Fit & Fun Buddy Run has been a much-anticipated event for a lot of people.  It’s our kick-off as we celebrate with the nation, Wellness and Nutrition month. It provides a fun gateway activity for fitness newbies who are just about to start their wellness journey and loyal runners,” said general manager of Robinsons Supermarket, Mr. Jody Gadia.

 

Hosted by volleyball superstar and TV personality, Gretchen Ho, the event also featured exciting booths with lots of freebies from Nestle Philippines, Johnson & Johnson, Fonterra, Unilab and Wyeth Nutrition, Unilever, International Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (IPI), Procter & Gamble, Abbott Nutrition, Getz Bros, Ecossential, Del Monte, Foodsphere Inc., and Philusa.

 

Coaches Jim and Toni Saret prepped-up the runners with a short work-out and invited them to register on-site for the Fit Filipino 1 Million Pounds National Weight Loss Challenge, the biggest on-ground and online wellness program in the country which aims to encourage everyone to pledge and lose weight.

 

The Fun Run is just one of the programs this July. Robinsons Supermarket is also giving away Healthy You snack platters for a minimum purchase of Php 3,000 inclusive of Php 500 worth of participating items of the Wellness Festival.
Robinsons Supermarket’s commitment to wellness campaign extends to providing Filipinos with delicious and healthy food options and alternatives. Check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial or website www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph to see what’s good for you.

 

 

FWD Life Philippines Champions FitFil National Weight Loss Challenge

FWD Life Philippines, the country’s most exciting insurance brand, proudly supports the fit Filipino (FitFil) Movement’s National Weight Loss Challenge. The Challenge, spearheaded by fitness coaches Jim and Toni Saret, aims to get the country moving in the name of health and wellness, with the goal of collectively losing One Million pounds during the campaign period of June 6 to December 5, 2017.

As an insurance industry pioneer in the space of health and wellness, FWD Life Philippines is delighted to partner with the FitPilipino Movement and coaches Jim and Toni to inspire Filipino in leading healthier lives with a series of fitness-centered events, said FWD Life Philippines Head of Marketing Rochelle Vandenberghe. Through out live to move fitness parties in collaboration with FitFil and the challenge’s partners, we hope to inspire a newwave of awareness for the health benefits of keeping fit. For us at FWD, living life to the fullest starts with being healthy.

Top celebrity fitness coach and FitFilipino movement founder Jim Saret said, We have been working with FWD for over two years and their #GetReadyToLive brand attitude serves as one of the strong pillars of the National Weight Loss Challenge. We are excited to bring to life the country’s biggest health and wellness campaign as we challenge Filipinos to collectively lose one million pounds.

Through this advocacy and movement, our goal is to spread the message that being fir and well starts with a simple commitment, encouraging everyone to take ownership of their health and join us in getting fir, said Jim Saret.

Robinsons Supermarket’s Wellness Festival celebrates healthy lifestyle choices

July is National Wellness month and Robinsons Supermarket celebrates this with their month-long celebration called Wellness Festival. This annual event is also the third leg of its year-long Route to Wellness journey with Filipinos.

Hosted by TV host, Robi Domingo, the kick-off of the festival was held from June 23 to 25 at Eastwood Central Plaza- Citywalk. The park was transformed into a mini city where guests can try the Bicycle Tour or Pedestrian Rush where participants need to accomplish certain actions when crossing the street. Customers also got a chance to try the course set up by the Ninja Academy. Admission to the activity is free and guests were treated to other fun activities by Robinsons Supermarket’s wellness partners.

Celebrity fitness coaches Jim and Toni Saret led guests and shoppers in a series of four-minute workouts, or Metabeats, in an effort to show that it only takes a few minutes to get started on one’s wellness journey. The event also presented an opportunity for Robinsons Supermarket to pledge pounds to the Fit Filipino 1 Million Pounds National Weight Loss Challenge. As one of the official partners of the movements, Robinsons Supermarket identified select branches as the challenge’s weigh-in centers every Saturday.

Robinsons Supermarket will also hold its annual and much-anticipated 10th Fit & Fun Buddy Run on July 2 at Camp Aguinaldo. Customers will also get a chance to experience some of the activities as a special wellness caravan will also be held in Robinsons Supermarket Tagaytay from July 14 to 16, and at Robinsons Supermarket Antipolo City from July 28 to 30.

Besides these activities, shoppers can get a Healthy You Snack Platter for a minimum single-receipt purchase of PHP3,000 inclusive of P500 worth of participating products from Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Unilab, Fonterra, Wyeth Nutrition, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, IPI, Abbott Nutrition, Getz Bros., Ecossential, Foodsphere, and Philusa. Customers will also get an extra 15 Robinsons Rewards Card points for every P500 purchase of Healthy You products. Promo runs from July 1 to 31, 2017.

Healthy You is Robinsons Supermarket’s exclusive healthy brand of nuts, juices, oats, brown rice, coffee and many more that have been evaluated as healthy by the Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute.

“As a growing number of individuals and families lead busy and challenging lives, Robinsons Supermarket and its partners continue to uphold our commitment to lead them to the path of wellness by bringing them closer to more choices and opportunities to get fit and healthy,” said Jody Gadia, Robinsons Supermarket general manager.

Find out more about RSC’s year-long Route to Wellness series of promos and activities. Like it on Facebook www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial or visit its official website at www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph to stay updated on the activities that it has in store, and learn more about the #ILoveWellness campaign.

Experience the Athelete massage at Blue Water Days Spa

Athlete’s Massage

Pamper your body after strenuous physical activity with this deluxe therapeutic massage especially designed for athletes or active people.

Benefits of Athlete’s Massage:

  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Help athletes monitor muscle tone
  • Promote relaxation
  • Increase range of motion
  • Decrease muscle stiffness and soreness after exercise
  • Enhance athletic performance
  • Help prevent injuries when massage is received regularly

 

You may not realize it, but massage affects the cardiovascular system.  It dilates blood vessels, which helps them work more efficiently to promote circulation.  The manual assistance of encouraging venous blood flow back to the heart enhances blood flow, which delivers fresh oxygen and nutrients to the tissue and promotes the removal of waste products and toxins.  Thanks to the relaxed state you’re in during and after the massage, your heart rate lowers.

More known and expected are the benefits of massage to the muscular system.  One of them directly ties to the cardiovascular benefits.  The increased and enhanced blood circulation helps to relieve muscle tension, reduce soreness and make for a faster recovery.  Then, the relaxed muscles can experience “an increase in range of motion and flexibility,”

These benefits include reducing stress and tension and anxiety while promoting relaxation by activating your parasympathetic nervous system.  So you get an increase in dopamine and serotonin levels and a reduction in cortisol levels, which are directly linked to stress.

That relaxed, lowered-tension state encourages focus, a good thing to have before going into any sport, group exercise class or competition.

You’ll benefit more from a deep tissue or sports massage than you will a spa soft-and-gentle-and-smelling-good massage.  However, these types of massage may not always be comfortable.

Athlete’s massage often involves a fast-paced massage, stretching and other approaches, depending upon the sport in which you participate.  It can be tailored to be used as a pre-workout stretch and opportunity to warm up the muscles or used as a post-workout massage designed to reduce soreness and increase flexibility.

The deep tissue massage often is suggested by massage therapists because it works on particular issues you may have, applying heavier pressure on layers of muscles and other deep tissues.  Don’t expect to be comfortable throughout this massage. It’s designed to get into knots and tension the muscles may be holding.  But be prepared.  With their attention to soft tissue aches and pains, either type of massage can leave you feeling sore.

Athlete’s massage is a type of massage that can alleviate pain occurring in certain parts of the body, which can be caused by too much physical activity. This type of massage was originally developed to serve athletes as a way to prevent and relieve injuries, but both athletes and non-athletes can gain physiological and psychological benefits from receiving sports massage therapy.

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness Prevention

Athlete’s massage therapy can prevent or relieve delayed onset muscle soreness. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, delayed soreness typically begins to develop 12 to 24 hours after the exercise has been performed. DOMS may produce the greatest pain between 24 and 72 hours after the exercise has been performed. Sports massage therapy prevents delayed onset muscle soreness by encouraging blood and lymph flow throughout the body, preventing muscle fatigue.

Fit Filipino Movement challenges the Philippines to lose 1 million lbs.

Premier wellness and lifestyle coaches, Jim and Toni Saret, challenge the nation to fight the battle of the bulge this 2017 in the Fit Filipino (FitFil) 1 Million Lbs. National Weight Loss Challenge.

FitFil is slated to be the biggest on-ground and online fitness campaign in the country. The program will run for six months and aims to encourage everyone to pledge and lose the pounds. Even before its official launch, medical associations, and public and private sectors have already answered the call and made their pledges. Individual, squads, corporations, and even cities are encouraged to join the cause toward a healthier and fitter lifestyle.

This national challenge is the first step to the Fit Filipino Movement’s vision of one million fit Filipinos by 2020. According to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) Director Mario V. Capanzana, “Three in 10 Filipinos are overweight or obese. Of these three, one overweight adult can be found in the National Capital Region.”

“We want Filipinos to see that getting fit and healthy can be easy and fun when you have the whole nation rallying together for this cause,” said Coach Jim Saret.

This was seconded by Coach Toni Saret. “Wellness starts with the little changes in our lifestyle choices. We can start with better eating habits or a simple 4-minute workout daily,” she added.

Among the first organizations that pledged support is the Philippine Heart Association (PHA). “Prevention is still the best step to be in tip-top shape. Following PHA’s 52100 Health Lifestyle (which stands for five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, two hours of screen time, one hour of exercise daily, zero sugary sweets, and 0 smoking) is one way of supporting the Fit Filipino Challenge,” said PHA President Dr. Raul Lapitan.

The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) is also taking on the challenge. “Obesity needs to be addressed. Proper nutrition and fitness can reverse that. We encourage everyone to join the Fit Filipino Movement,” said PMA President Dr. Irineo Bernardo III.

Registration is free, and will start on June 5 until December 5, 2017, at www.fitfil.ph.

Interested participants can also visit select Robinsons Supermarket every Saturday to register and submit their official weight. After their final weigh-in, participants can avail of a reward if they achieve their wellness goal.

Be part of the biggest national weight loss challenge in the country and join the FitFil 1 Million Lbs. National Weight Loss Challenge! For more information, visit www.fitfil.ph or inquire at select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.

Robinsons Supermarket’s Route to Wellness Campaign

In time for the back-to-school season, families, especially students, can continue their journey towards healthy living as they discover nutritious and rewarding food choices in “Learn Wellness”, the second promo event in the “Route to Wellness” campaign of Robinsons Supermarket.

Robinsons Supermarket welcomed families to the “Magical World of Wellness” recently at Eastwood Central Plaza. The enchanting set-up was composed of fun wizarding activities from a VTR game, potion-making and a finders-keepers game. Select moms also got a chance to learn and make their own bento-boxes. All games and activities help educate kids and kids-at-heart on the importance of proper nutrition and regular exercise.

From May 1 to June 30, 2017, shoppers will get a PHP 100 OFF coupon for a minimum single receipt purchase of PHP 3,000 at Robinsons Supermarket. Purchases must be inclusive of PHP 500 worth of participating products from Nestle, CDO, Splash, Wyeth, or Purefoods. Loyal shoppers can also earn additional 10 Robinsons Rewards Card points when they buy select Nestle products during this promo.

Robinsons Supermarket’s Route to Wellness campaign banners its commitment to strengthening its “We Love Wellness” advocacy that enables it to provide healthier food options and alternatives to Filipinos.

To stay updated on Robinsons Supermarket’svarious activities and learn more about its “Route to Wellness” campaign, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial or visit www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph.

Robinsons Supermarket invites everyone to “Explore Wellness” to reach a healthy lifestyle destination

Those who want to make healthy living their goal this year are in for an adventure as Robinsons Supermarket takes them on an exciting journey, with health and wellness as the ultimate destination.

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The country’s largest healthy retail supermarket chain has launched this year’s “Route to Wellness” campaign by inviting everyone to fasten their seatbelts for a fun-filled wellness journey with “Explore Wellness”, the first of five promo events to look forward to.

At the Eastwood Mall Open Park, media and customers were invited to the “Explore Wellness” event where they sampled products and tried different activities from Unilever, Kojie-San, Selecta, and CDO Premium; and availed of discounted products and freebies from P&G, Coca-Cola, and Belo.

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Customers can get a 3-style bag for free for a minimum single receipt of Php3,000, inclusive of PHP 500.00 worth of participating products from Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Kojie-San, Belo, Nestle, Selecta, CDO Foodsphere, Splash Corporation, Unilab and Cosmetique Asia. The 3-style bag can be used as shoulder bag, backpack and cross bag. It is also available in 5 colors: pink, gray, purple, army green and dark gray. Promo period is from March 1 to April 30, 2017.

The Route to Wellness year-long campaign is a testament to Robinsons Supermarket’s continuous commitment to strengthening its “We Love Wellness” advocacy that enables it to provide healthier food options and alternatives to Filipino families.

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Get ready to live a healthy lifestyle. Avail of a Wellness passport today and take-off on an ultimate journey to health and wellness by taking part in Robinsons Supermarket’s exciting and rewarding promos.

Stay updated on the various activities that Robinsons Supermarket has in store and learn more about its “Route to Wellness” campaign by liking it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial or visiting its official website at www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph.

 

Grand launching of Fe Del Mundo Hospital

Fe Del Mundo Medical Center (FDMMC), a pioneer in child health care in the Philippines, launched its newly renovated buildings and facilities to become a fully-upgraded private-general hospital catering to communities in Quezon City.

The launch held last February 17, 2017, marked the hospital’s full leap from being known as a child and maternal hospital to a holistic medical center offering medical services to patients of all ages, from pre-work to post-care.

Under the new management of Mount Grace Hospitals, FDMMC has upgraded facilities in allergology-immunology, hemodialysis, physical rehabilitation, endoscopy, hematology-oncology, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, with various subspecialties in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, anesthesia and pain management, and comprehensive diagnostic services.

“We are continuously improving and expanding our services to achieve our goal of giving our patients quality and affordable medical services. Fe Del Mundo Medical Center has now grown into a bigger and better hospital capable of catering to the growing needs of our patients,” Marivic T. Lualhati, FDMMC General Manager, said.

The hospital was founded by Dr. Fe Del Mundo, a distinguished Filipino scientist and pediatrician who received various awards including the Elizabeth Blackwell Award as a “Woman Doctor of World Renown” and the 15th International Congress of Pediatrics Award as the “Most Outstanding Pediatrician and Humanitarian” in 1977.

Dr. Fe Del Mundo established FDMMC in 1957, first as a Children’s Memorial Hospital which had a 107-bed capacity and a wide-array of services mainly for pediatric patients. It later became known as Fe Del Mundo Medical Center in honor of Dr. Fe Del Mundo’s works and achievements.

Since the late 2013, when Fe Del Mundo Medical Center became a member of Mount Grace Hospitals, a dynamic and growing healthcare management group, FDMMC has transformed into a bigger and better general hospital continuously upholding its legacy of excellence in providing its patients with a warm caring experience.

Fe Del Mundo Medical Center is located at 11 Banawe Street, Q.C. You may contact (02) 712 0845 to 50 or check the website www.fedelmundo.com.ph for more information.

Nuvali Dirt Bike Weekend 2016

It’s the 8th year of Nuvali’s “Dirt Weekend” is considered as one of the country’s premium mountain bike race events.

Dirt Weekend is also a pioneer in bringing world-class formats in the Philippines. It’s been hosted the first Enduro Race in the country in 2012, which is a highly technical downhill event that drew hundreds for pros and enthusiats. In 2013, Dirt Weekend presented the first UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) Philippine MTB National Championship and the first Philippine MTB Marathon National Championship. The two events alone drew almost 2,000 riders to Nuvali in total.

Nuvali announced that the 40 finishers of the Cross Country Marathon World Series qualifying race will be eligible to join next year’s world championship race in Germany. The event was held at Nuvali’s Dirt Weekend bike festival, the eight installment of this prestigious cycling event which gathered more than 1,500 cyclists representing different provinces and countries around the world, including Japan and Portugal.

female winners

In the Women’s division Aiana Dormitoia of Philippines, finishing the 90 kilometer course in 5 hours 12 minutes 12 seconds. In second place was Melissa Jaroda of Philippines with a time of 5 hours 16 minutes 45 seconds and in third place Avegail Rombaon of Philippines with a time of 5 hours 19 minutes 45 seconds.

male winners

And for the Men’s Division Motoshi Kadota of Japan led the race, finishing the 90 kilometer course in 4 hours 6 minutes 17.87 seconds. In second place was Alvin Benosa of the Philippines with a finish time of 4 hours 9 minutes 13.92 seconds. And for the third place was Eusebio Quiniones of the Philippines with a finish time of 4 hours 11 minutes 5.79 seconds.