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Kikay Runner’s Fitness Tips, Part 2 of 2

This is part 2 of the fitness tips video series I did with Xpert.PH last year.

Xpert.PH Fitness Questions Answered

This video is more about general health and fitness, so even if you don’t run, you can apply these fitness tips to any exercise, sport, or other physical activity you choose to help you get healthy and fit!

  • How do I know if I’m healthy?
  • 5 quick tips to stay fit and healthy: treat exercise like an important appointment, fuel properly, sleep, find a fitness buddy, focus on feeling good vs. looking good
  • What age should I start going to the gym?
  • I have a hectic schedule. What can I do with a few spare minutes each day?

Watch here:

Let me know if you have any other health and fitness questions (write a comment below). I’ll answer them in my next podcast!

Blog Race Info

Color Manila Run Comes Home to BGC

After staging editions in other cities across the country, Color Manila Run is coming home to where it all began — to Bonifacio Global City!

Color Manila Run returns to BGC

This is Color Manila Run’s 3rd anniversary and it happens on January 4, 2015. Yes, it’s yet again the first run on the calendar. I am so happy so many people are discovering (or rediscovering) the joys of a fun run at one of their events!

There are 3K, 5K, and 10K distance categories — but again since this is a non-timed event, feel free to take as little or as much time as you want on that color-covered course! Every kit includes a race bib, a Color Manila shirt, and foldable limited edition Color Manila sunglasses.

Color Manila Run shirtColor Manila Run sunnies

On event day, you’ll receive a finisher’s medal and a color packet so you can participate in the Color Festival.

This was last January’s color festival:

For further details, visit the official Color Manila website:

Race: Color Manila Run
Date: January 4, 2015
Venue: Bonifacio Global City
Reg Fee: P850 (3K/5K/10K)
Registration Site: online registration via credit card and prepaid card
Prepaid Card Purchase Sites: RUNNR (Bonifacio High Street, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center); Toby’s (Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, Megamall, Glorietta); SM Tickets @ any SM Cinema
More Info:

Blog FYI

Atty. Ariel’s Marathon for Child Patients

What I love about the endurance community (running, ultra, triathlon) is that you meet so many inspirational people from all walks of life. Makes me believe there is a seed of greatness in all of us — we just have to be open to the opportunity to make a difference.

I’ve known Attorney Ariel Arriola for some time now, but we started out as Twitter buddies just sharing our common love for running and triathlon.

Atty. Ariel's Marathon for PGH Pedia Patients
Ariel at Challenge Philippines

I also see him in my regular training grounds at Nuvali. Usually he’s on his bike, but for the past few weeks I’ve seen him on foot doing long runs. I was wondering what he was training for until last week, when I found out he was training for the New York City Marathon!

He’s not running the marathon on a whim. He is raising funds for the benefit of more than 600 indigent children under the care of the Department of Pediatrics of the Philippine General Hospital. Read more »

Blog FYI Video & Podcasts

Kikay Runner’s Fitness Tips, Part 1 of 2

Last year I worked with a start-up company called Xpert.PH and produced a few videos designed to answer questions from people who want to get into fitness. Even though I only worked with them for a short time, our videos are on Youtube and I know viewers can still benefit from what we came up with!

Xpert.PH Fitness Questions Answered

In this Part 1 of our two-part fitness tips series, I answer the following questions:

  • What’s a quick way to lose the holiday weight?
  • I want to run a marathon. How do I get started?
  • How do I stay fit without going to the gym?
  • Where can I buy good gym clothes here in the Philippines?
  • Can you lose weight without exercise, and just diet?
  • What should I eat before I workout?

Got any more fitness questions? Ask them in the comments section below! :)

Blog FYI

Get Runtastic Pro with Globe’s Direct Carrier Billing

Recently I’ve taken to doing some runs with my Samsung Galaxy S5 so I can listen to Spotify while doing them. I normally run without music but these days I could use some extra motivation. So while my phone is in my pocket running Spotify, I’m trying to run some other apps alongside it as well. Like I’ve written before, the MaccaX App I have because of my membership on MaccaX has some great run sessions with real-time audio coaching.

I’ve also recently downloaded Runtastic PRO, which is one of the top paid apps on Google Play.


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Online Triathlon Coaching - MaccaX
Online Triathlon Coaching - MaccaX

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