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.

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 symposium. The company then made an official announcement of its joint venture with Under Armour to launch Run United Exceed 2017 later this year.

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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.

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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 www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.


Under Armour SHOW YOUR #IWILL 2017 Instagram Exclusive Contest


Want to win a complete set of Under Armour workout gear?

Under Armour is spreading positivity for the year 2017 by inspiring you and help you to set your fitness goal for this year.  UA wanted to reinforce setting the stage for #IWILL stories and test of will in 2017 with you… yes you… your #IWILL story for 2017 on it.

Here’s how to join:

  1. Follow them on INSTAGRAM:
  1. Think of a PLEDGE / GOAL / CHALLENGE that you would like to work on in 2017.
  1. Show how you plan to work on that pledge / goal / challenge, in a PHOTO or VIDEO of yourself.
  1. Post the PHOTO or VIDEO and tag them on Instagram including the respective hastags based on your location.
  • i.e. If you’re based in Philippines, tag them @UnderArmourPH, with #IWILL2017 AND #UnderArmourPH
  1. The TOP 3 MOST CREATIVE entries from each country will stand to win a full set of Under Armour gear (Top, Bottom, Shoes)!


  • This is an Instagram exclusive contest. Only entries on Instagram will be considered.
  • Your Instagram PROFILE MUST BE SET TO “PUBLIC”, for the entry to be considered.
  • Your Instagram post can be in the form of a PHOTO or VIDEO.
  • There are no limits to the number of entries per participant.
  • The Instagram post needs to tag your respective country’s Instagram account, with these hashtags:
    • #IWILL2017   AND
    • #UnderArmourSG OR
    • #UnderArmourMY OR
    • #UnderArmourPH OR
    • #UnderArmourTH OR
    • #UnderArmourID


  • Contest period: 16 Dec 2016 – 27 Jan 2017
  • The three winners from each country (SG, MY, PH, TH, ID) will be announced over Instagram throughout the week of 30 Jan 2017. Winners will be contacted via Instagram Direct Message.
  • Upon being selected, the participant has to provide the desired size of his/her top, bottom and shoes. Prizes have to be collected IN-PERSON in the respective countries.
  • By entering, you are allowing UA Sports (S.E.A.) Pte. Ltd. and/or its affiliates to contact you via Instagram and Email.
  • UA Sports (S.E.A.) Pte. Ltd. reserves the right to amend or vary any terms and conditions at its sole discretion, at any time.


So what are you waiting for…

Set your 2017 goal…

Strike a pose and show your #IWILL 2017!


For full details, visit https://www.tripleready.com/event-details/show-your-iwill-2017

Under Armour Women’s Campaign culminates at Maximus.


MANILA, Philippines – In an effort to strengthen women empowerment in our society through fitness and healthy lifestyle, Under Armour formed a partnership with Belle De Jour Power Planner and held an exclusive on-ground campaign dubbed as “Women in Armour” last Saturday, November 19 at Maximus Café in Pasig City.

The objective of Under Armour and Belle De Jour’s passion series was to encourage ladies to engage into a healthy and active lifestyle as many women are having difficulties in pinpointing the right exercise or continuing their daily workout routine due to busy work schedules.

As living a healthy lifestyle is a fundamental component to achieving an optimal mental and physical well-being, the event catered an intense circuit training and self-defense seminar.

The express 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.

On the other hand, Filipina fighter Geli Bulaong supervised the mixed martial arts (MMA) self-defense seminar with 50 women attendees.

Bulaong, who made history last November 6 as she became the first-ever URCC women’s flyweight champion by defeating Yan Qui Han via first-round technical knockout, conducted basic MMA drills and several self-defense techniques.

Known as an advocate of women empowerment, Bulaong also shared that she donated her entire fight purse to the Philippine Cancer Society to signify her support in increasing awareness and reducing stigma of breast cancer.

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Participants of the afternoon affair were in for a special treat as they were given an opportunity to interact and talk to the country’s high-profile fitness connoisseurs.

“The Fittest Woman in Philippine Crossfit” Zoe Pond-McPherson hosted a fitness dialogue to flesh out every essential piece on embodying health and wellness.

Meanwhile, Beast House’s Gia Gapay discussed about the amatory art of pole dancing as a beneficial form of exercise for women.

One Of A Kind Marketing chief Tin Majadillas spearheaded the commercial aspect of the event as she tackled about women entrepreneurship, while fitness trainer Andy Leuterio also shared his expertise on making recreational sports and hobby as a business.

The event culminated by unveiling the Under Armour corner at Maximus Athlete’s Shop Café, which is located along Pioneer Street in Pasig City.

With women playing a huge role in our society, be part of spreading the female empowerment and join Under Armour’s campaign on social media by using #womenofwill #strengthenwomeninarmour and #fiercelyunstoppable.

Also make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook at www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.


Under Armour spearheads UA Women: Empowering Other Women campaign in support of breast cancer awareness


Last October 29, 2016, Under Armour Philippines held an event at Edsa Shangri-La Health Club dubbed as UA Women: Empowering Other Women campaign.  An Under Armour’s effort to raise awareness towards breast cancer by proper education and healthy lifestyle.

The event highlighted an intense circuit training as well as a health fitness symposium, conducted by Under Armour-affiliate trainer Kat Geronimo, a renowned celebrity fitness mentor in the country.

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As a special treat, Mendiola was inattendance to participate in Geronimo’s session and extend her utmost support to Under Armour’s UA Women: Empowering Other Women campaign.

There are also some other activities held before the circuit training such as spinning class, yoga class and also some make-up tutorials.

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I sweat a lot and drank tons of water but I had a blast participating on those activities with my sports/runner-blogger friends.  Thank you Under Armour Philippines for this fun event.

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Aside from the activities, the event likewise featured the sports apparel’s highly-regarded Armour Crossback Bra, which is tailor-made for females with a dynamic everyday routine.

The Armour Crossback Bra has the super-smooth, double-layer HeatGear® fabric that delivers superior next-to-skin feel as well as the Signature Moisture Transport System that wicks sweat to keep the user dry and light.

With women playing a huge role in our society, be part of spreading the female empowerment and join Under Armour’s campaign on social media by using #FindStrengthInSupport and #UnderArmourPH


Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook at www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.

Photo Credit to:  Art Mendoza, Vim Mendoza, and Under Armour Ph

Philippines will host for the first time the 2016 Asian Dragon Boat Championship in Puerto Princesa, Palawan


For the first time in dragon boating history, the Philippines will be hosting The Asian Dragon Boat Championship that will be held at Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on November 11 – 13, 2016.  The said event will be having two categories – the Asian Championships for national teams that will be held on November 11-12 and the National Club Crew Championship on November 12-13.

The Asian Championship led by our very own Philippine Canoe Kayak and Dragon Boat Federation will also be welcoming team delegates from other countries like Thailand, Singapore, Guam, USA and so many others.  This is the first time that team delegates from Guam will be joining the Asian Championship and will also be hosting another Dragon Boat competition a week after this event.  You can read details here.

The event comprises of the following categories:


On the afternoon of November 12 is the start of the International Club Crew Championship which is composed of team delegates from different parts of the Philippines with the following categories:


Aside from featuring the Philippine Dragon Boat industry and creating camaraderie among paddlers around the world, this event also aim to promote the beauty of Puerto Princesa, Palawan as one of the best tourist destination here in the Philippines.

During the PressCon

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For details and updates, visit their FB page here.



2016 Guam Thanksgiving Dragon Boat Festival


Mindset Events and Production, a Philippine Organization, in partnership with the  Guam ACES (Athletes, Communities, Educators, Students) Incorporated, a Non-Profit Organization based in Tamuning, Guam, with the prime purpose of instituting programs for the development of Athletes, Communities, Educators and Students in Guam and other neighboring countries, in organizing the “2016 Guam Thanksgiving Day Dragon Boat Festival”on November 18-20, 2016 at Matapang Beach in Tumon, Guam.

It’s the first International Dragon Boat Race that Guam will host thru Guam ACES, Inc. The goal and concept of the event is designed to enhance relationships through friendly competition among the local and international club crews. We believe that this event will allow the exchange of cultural experiences among different Dragon Boat Clubs from other countries and putting Guam as one of the Dragon Boat venues in the world.  Participating countries are Philippines, Hongkong, Taiwan and the Local Crews from Guam.
Dragon Boating, the second fastest growing sport in the world is on its way to becoming firmly established as a recreational and competitive team sport in Guam.  For the past years, Guam held races for the locals and Guam have participated in International Events but never hosted one.  Races like Commemorative 9/11 Dragon Boat Race brings Dragon Boat clubs from Guam as a form of recreation and get together of enthusiast.

On November 19 – 20, Guam ACES Inc. will be hosting an International Dragon Boat Festival that would bring teams from the Philippines, Hongkong and Taiwan.  This would bring World Class Dragon Boat Race in the island of Guam and hopefully pave the way of hosting more International Competitions in the Island.

The Philippine National Team – Philippine Canoe Kayak and Dragon Boat Federation will also be joining the event.  A week before this event, the Philippines will also be hosting the Asian Dragon Boat Championship for the first time that will be held at Puerto Princesa, Palawan; delegates from other countries including Guam will be participating.  You can read the details here.

Divisions, Racing & Competition Classes and Distances

Participating Clubs must provide a minimum of 4 entries for each competition class.






Competition Regulations and Racing Rules

The 1st Thanksgiving Day Dragon Boat Festival will comply with IDBF Competition Regulations and will be under the IDBF Rules of Racing and is sanctioned by the Guam Dragon Boat Federation.  Guam Dragon Boat Federation will provide technical support and will be inviting the local teams.  You may contact Mr. Gordon T.C. Chu, Honorary Life President of the Guam Dragon Boat Federation at + 1 671 6464410 and e-mail at Gordon_Chu@udcguam.com for any clarifications.

During the PressCon

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Sponsorship Program

We are delighted to present “2016 Guam Thanksgiving Day Dragon Boat Festival” sponsorship package and media mileage to be held at the Matapang Beach, Tumon, Guam on November 18-20, 2016.

Why Sponsor the 1st Guam Thanksgiving Day Dragon Boat Festival?

The 1st Guam Thanksgiving Day Dragon Boat Festival will be the first International Dragon Boat Competitions to be held in the Island of Guam.  This is also the first International Competition to be held in Micronesia.  This is one of the premier community outreach opportunities of Guam ACES Inc. for the benefit of Guam Dragon Boat Federation who are in need of additional equipment, such as boat, buoy and markers, to promote   the sport in the Island. While supporting the Guam Dragon Boat Federation through the Guam ACES Inc., you have the opportunity for tremendous recognition for your organization.


Race Magazine will served as the official souvenir program during the event in Guam and it will also feature other sponsors and teams from participating countries.

Mindset Events and Production the official Philippine partner of Guam ACES, Inc. would like to seek for support from your company/organization for the event and representing teams.   We believe with your support/partnership, the first Guam International Dragon Boat Race will be a success.

Should you require further assistance or for sponsorship/partnership, please feel to contact Sheila Leyva at +63 916 3366855 / sdleyva@mindset.ph or the undersigned Girlie Malaran at +63 9178110307 / girliemalaran@gmail.com



Ladies of Adidas FitSquad PH nailed the Triple Threat Training at Step Dance Studio


Another invigorating workout presented by Adidas Philippines, who has been supporting women in fitness, along with the Adidas Women FitSquad of the Philippines was held at Step Dance Studio in Makati City last September 28, 2016.  The workout was dubbed as “Triple-Threat Training” led by Irish Planes.

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The session is all about Barre3 workout.  It is a combination of the graceful movements of ballet, meditative mind and body exercises of yoga, plus the core strengthening and stability training of pilates.

This is how we roll

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The session was divided into 2 classes and after each session they conducted video contest in which a group of three will have to make a video doing a synchronized Barre 3 move.

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participants doing their Barre 3 move

I was hesitant at first as I was not really into joining contest or competition but my friend Bards and Kara insisted to join them as Divine was too shy to do so.  And so I obliged submitting our entry at the last minute and viola!.. we won!.. hahaha… Thank you AdidasPh!



Our winning piece

This is my first time to try it and I am really not into that kind of workout but the one thing I’ve learned with Barre3 is that with small and simple movements bring lots of benefits:

  • It targets every core muscle group that was neglected in some conventional strength training program which is helpful to activities and sports that requires endurance and greater range of motion.
  • Unlike other workout, it is only hard on muscles but not on joints. With small controlled movements it has less pressure on our joints, spine, ligament and tendons.
  • Doing it regularly will improve our posture and core strength which very important to a runner like me.
  • The tiny movements and several repetitions fatigue our muscles and forcing it to tone without lifting heavy weights.
  • With improved range of motion, it will also increase our flexibility.
  • Everyone can do it. No age restrictions.  No experience required. And you can do it with your friends.

Enjoying the session with my friends

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And I had a blast doing it with my #AdidasFitSquadPh sisters! We nailed it guys!  Thank you #AdidasPh for a fun and invigorating workout session.  Until next workout!