Toby’s Sports, the leading sports retailer in the Philippines, recently hosted the first Toby’s Sports Arnold’s Army Open Workout at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheatre, wherein fitness icon Arnold Aninion shared different group exercises and held a live free workout for a select few.
At the event, Andrea Tan, Toby’s Sports Head of Marketing and Communications, affirmed that Toby’s Sports has always advocated a healthy and active lifestyle among millions of Filipino consumers. Noting that more people have become increasingly health conscious, Tan disclosed that Toby’s Sports aims to connect with them—and other fitness enthusiasts—by holding complimentary trendy workout sessions.
The first to lead Toby Sports’ workout activities was Aninion, an eminent fitness coach who trains celebrity clients such as Anne Curtis, Isabelle Daza, Solenn Heussaff, and Georgina Wilson, among others. He is also credited for social arbiter Raymond Gutierrez’s dramatic transformation.
“The enthusiastic response we received from the public and industry influencers was overwhelming,” said a highly pleased Tan, who revealed that Toby Sports was just looking to holding a walk-in event. “But after posting about it online,” Tan said, “it generated so much interest that we had to do pre-registration a couple days before the open workout. The event likewise drew attention from local celebrities like Michael de Mesa and Eric ‘Eruption’ Tai, among others.”
Tan averred that being trained by Arnold Aninion, or becoming part of #ArnoldsArmy for a day at least, is a distinct privilege. “We hope that our participants will walk away with some workout tips from Arnold, himself—those that they can do at home or in the gym, even without a trainer,” she announced at the onset of the event.
True enough, the workout participants had an intimate exercise session with the popular trainer, who appeared thoroughly engaged as he encouraged them to work out beyond their perceived limitations.
Tan happily noted that the event’s success was due to the fact that people are more stimulated when exercising with a group—and using a variety of workout styles—because of the social atmosphere and community vibe. “With group exercise,” Tan pointed out, “you are likely to work out harder than you would if you were on your own.”
Apart from the workouts, information on fitness recovery strategies was likewise underscored. “That is something you should know when you kick-start your fitness journey,” Tan related as she acknowledged that people exercise for a variety of reasons: to lose weight, to lead a generally healthier lifestyle, to manage stress, and much more.
“Whatever their fitness motivation is, or whatever stage in their fitness journey they’re in,” Tan stated, “we want them to know that Toby Sports, as the leader in sports and fitness, will always have their backs.”
To be sure, Arnold’s Army Open Workout was just the beginning. “This wonderful workout experience merely set them on the path to a consistently active lifestyle and improved their overall health,” Tan said.
For his part, Arnold Aninion, who has acquired iconic status for his revolutionary and life-changing workouts, assured his students that they will get closer to their workout goals “when they train with me.”
ABOUT TOBY’S SPORTS
Toby’s Sports is the leading multi-brand sports retailer in the Philippines, having delivered the best in sports and fitness products to millions of Filipinos for 40 years. Established in 1978, Toby’s Sports is included in the Hall of Fame of Most Outstanding Retailers by the Philippine Retailers Association and is a DTI Bagwis awardee for consumer satisfaction. Toby’s Sports carries over 60,000 items from the world’s top sports brands, as well a diverse line-up of its own brands that offer superior value-for-money. It currently operates 55 stores across the Philippines, as well as an online store (www.tobys.com). Toby’s Sports is part of the retail arm of Quorum Group of Companies. For more information on Toby’s Sports, follow us in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.