Kikay Reviews: Zonal Strength Tights

Nike Zonal Strength Tights

Nike launched their new Zonal Strength Tights two weeks ago, and a few of us from the media were given the opportunity to test them out during the weekly Nike+ Run Club Home Run event held at Bonifacio High Street.

Last year around this time Nike launched their Power Speed running tights, so I couldn’t wait to experience the difference between that innovation and this new one.Β  Continue reading “Kikay Reviews: Zonal Strength Tights”

Kikay Reviews: Strip Ministry of Waxing

It’s already February this week so it’s way past time to open Christmas presents. I “opened” my last Christmas present last week.

Strip Mulled Wine Wax
a gift pack from Strip Ministry of Waxing

With an on-the-go lifestyle, I’ve always resorted to shaving for hair removal. But regrowth is quick and itchy. I’ve always had better, longer-lasting results through tweezing and waxing, but there’s a pain factor involved especially when there’s a lot to remove.

Enter: Strip Ministry of Waxing. I’ve walked by this place plenty of times before, but never had the guts to enter and give it a try. Continue reading “Kikay Reviews: Strip Ministry of Waxing”

Kikay Reviews: Zenith Smart Scale

Today was the moment of truth: have I gained weight from the holiday season? The answer is YES. And now I know it down to the fraction of a pound, and then some.

Truth be told, back in December when Digital Frontier the official distributor of the Zenith Smart Scale offered to send me a unit to test and review, I had my reservations. Who really wants to confirm the damage done during the feasting? But everyone knows that knowing is half the battle. So I bit the bullet and told them to send it over.
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Kikay Reviews: Lemongrass House

As much as I love training and being outdoors, I also balance this out by relaxing and resting at home in a sanctuary I make for myself. I discovered Lemongrass House last year during one of my many trips to Phuket and have not gone a day without using one of its products since!

Lemongrass House recently opened its second branch here in the Philippines, which means I no longer have to fly to Phuket to get the essential oils, sprays, and creams I use to pamper and take care of myself. All of its spa products are handcrafted in small batches with natural plant-based ingredients, ensuring freshness and sustainability for the environment — at pocket-friendly prices. <3 Continue reading “Kikay Reviews: Lemongrass House”

Kikay Reviews: Flyweight Boutique Boxing Studio

A few months ago, someone approached me about becoming an instructor at their upcoming boxing studio. I’ve retired from teaching group exercise, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy attending group classes now and again. For many people, group classes at a gym or studio are an easily accessible way of getting a guided workout in a fun setting. So I told them to let me know when they were opening, and I’d come along and attend a class.

That day has come. Flyweight at Eight Forbestown Road in Bonifacio Global City is the premier boutique boxing studio in Asia, with a revolutionary program that reinvents traditional boxing workouts. With the grand opening a few months away, a few of us fitness and running bloggers were treated to a trial class so we could see what Flyweight is all about.

Flyweight Boutique Boxing
I’ve booked my bag

The Boutique Boxing Program is a 45-minute group boxing workout that combines shadowboxing and heavy bag work, as well as body weight, core, and footwork exercises to develop technique, power, endurance, and speed. The hashtag #jabcrosshookburpee addresses exactly what makes Flyweight workouts unique. Continue reading “Kikay Reviews: Flyweight Boutique Boxing Studio”

Kikay Reviews: Fitbit Charge 2

Ever since I received the Fitbit Charge HR early this year, life hasn’t been the same. I’ve been able to:

  • determine how much I actually move around and sit still throughout an entire day (on rest days I’m a sloth!)
  • accumulate enough daily steps to have walked the entire length of Italy (that’s 1,184 kilometers since I started using a Fitbit)
  • see that I’m not recovering fast enough from a lengthy illness (which led me to decrease end-of-season racing plans)

My Fitbit has enabled me to “quantify my life” and you know what the numbers nerds say: what can be measured can be controlled.Β 
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