Under Armour Run Crew

    

Saturday’s launch of the Under Armour Run Crew drew running enthusiasts from all over the metro to experience the first of three months’ worth of workouts under the tutelage of coaches Jim and Toni Saret. As a kickoff bonus, the launch went bigtime with a huge set-up at Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater and featured Under Armour celebrity endorser Piolo Pascual.

Under Armour Run Crew Launch

UA Run Crew Manila launch
big space for the big number of participants

Aside from the planned 5K community run, they had also set up a huge circuit training area where participants could work on their core and leg strength, an integral part of good run technique.

UA Run Crew Manila launch
TRX!

UA Run Crew Manila launch
participant sign-in and baggage check

In a previous post I explained that Coach Jim and Coach Toni run the APEX running school. The UA Run Crew is a partnership between them and Under Armour to help runners improve their running the right way.

Also present was Under Armour affiliate trainer Mama Kat, while I got dragged into demonstrating Coach Toni’s 4-minute workout as a warmup alongside Piolo.

UA Run Crew Manila launch
Coach Toni emceeing while Piolo and Coach Jim look on

UA Run Crew Manila launch
Selfie with surreptitious photo-taking

UA Run Crew Manila launch
The UA Run Crew participants

UA Athlete, Piolo Pascual
leading the 4-Minute Workout

After the warm-up, participants were divided into groups of 10 to go around the stations and perform the assigned exercises. Afterwards, they could go on an easy 5-kilometer run.

Regular UA Run Crew sessions will commence this week!

Conditioning, form and speed training will be held from 7:00-8:30pm at the following days and locations.

Mondays and Wednesdays:
BGC – in front of Jamba Juice

Tuesdays and Thursdays:
QC – QC Circle, Planas Garden
MOA – SM BY THE BAY (near Vikings)

Paced long runs will be held on Saturdays from 6:00-8:00am.
BGC – in front of Jamba Juice
MOA – SM BY THE BAY (near Vikings)
QC – UP Diliman

UA Run Crew Manila launch
Incline pull-ups

UA Run Crew Manila launch
Weighted split squats

UA Run Crew Manila launch
Leg raises

UA Run Crew Manila launch
Squats

UA Run Crew Manila launch
Run drills and sprinting

If you’d still like to join in, head to Under Armour brand houses at Bonifacio High Street and UP Town Center. The fee of P3,500 includes a special Under Armour running shirt as well as hydration for all 24 sessions. For more information, log on to www.coachjimsaret.ph

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