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Regain Fitness at Crossfit MNL | MNLFIT NORTH

August 28, 2017

Early this year I decided to try a different program with my workout and I got exposed to weightlifting. At first, I was just focused on one lift and I wasn’t able to train for other big lifts and some complex lift. I was so focused on strength and power and with that I was able to hit a new PR from 135kg to 185kg. It was a 50kg jump from my previous record and with the results I got, I fell in love with it and decided to learn more lifts and focus on weightlifting.

MNLFitNorth1Last June, I joined Crossfit MNL – Commonwealth which is now MNLFit – North Commonwealth so I can train for weightlifting and powerlifting. They currently offer 3 types of programs that are suited for your fitness level.

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  • WOD Gymnastics, kettlebell, running, weightlifting, and plyometrics all rolled into one class. The best thing you could do to look good naked.
  • BOOT CAMP Super Cardio workout minus the weights. Highly recommended for beginners or for regulars who want to focus on conditioning.
  • FOUNDATIONS The Foundations class is there to make sure that your form and technique are correct. You will be taught the basics and proper forms of movements like deadlifts, front squats, cleans, and presses.

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I started out with Boot Camp classes to kickstart my CFMNL experience. It was so much fun and it’s really tiring. If you think that the Boot Camp classes are easy, you better think twice. This class also brings out the beast in you, from different bodyweight exercises, to kettlebells and more. The Boot Camp class is something that you shouldn’t under estimate. After a month of doing Boot Camp classes, they finally had a schedule for the Foundations class. The Foundations class is very importatnt if you really wanna try out Crossfit. In this class, they teach you step by step techniques on how you perfect your form as you lift, they also explained the different types of lifts you’ll perform for the WOD classes and how it should be done. It is really a pre-requisite course before you hit your WOD classes because without it, you might not do the lifts properly and just injure yourself.

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Now, let’s talk about the WOD classes. Okay let’s start with the things I like. First, I like that it’s very challenging and it will really push you to your limits. It’s something that I really enjoyed because as you all know I’m a very competitive person. I really like beating my previous records and making new ones as well. WOD or Workout Of The Day is the core of Crossfit MNL. In this class you’ll get exposed to different exercises from powerlifting, weightlifting, gymnastics, and many more. With that, you’ll get to practice the skills that you learned from the foundations class, acquire new lifts, continuosly progress and hit a new PR. What do I hate about crossfit? NOTHING! Well I kind of hate myself when I miss some sessions and perform poorly during class.Like what I’ve mentioned earlier, it really pushes me to set new records and be the best version of myself.

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I know that I still have a long way to go in my Crossfit journey and there’s no one stopping me. TO be honest, I got really hooked with it and I just keep coming back for more. Recently I’ve be doing back to back classes and MNLFit North and I’m enjoying very bit of it. If you’re interested to try out MNLFit North – Commonwealth’s WOD and Boot Camp classes, you may call them at 0927 728 9814 or send them a message on their Facebook account.

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MNLFit North – Commonwealth is located at ADL Building, Holy Spirit Drive cor. Faustino Street Quezon City, Philippines. Book your trial class today and #RegainFitness with CFMNL.

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Let’s Spread More Happy | ENERVON

August 18, 2017

As a certified millennial, I love to do so many things at the same time. I juggle so many hats to further enhance my skills, widen my network, and have fun. I’m the type of person who’s very adventurous and would want to try out tons of things. But balancing all of it requires more energy to keep you going. Good thing I’m equipped with my favorite multivitamin, Enervon!

Enervon1Recently, I joined the #14DaysWithEnervon challenge and tested out my energy and happiness level while I juggle work, workout, and good times. Having an active lifestyle really requires you to have additional energy to keep you going all throughout the day. In the duration of the #LetsSpreadMoreHappy challenge I was able to accomplish so many things, from lifting weights, managing my niece’s homework, meetings, and un moments with my family and friends. 
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I’m really happy that I have Enervon with me. The added energy it gave me made me more productive, more healthy, and more happy. I’m glad that I did this challenge, and now I want to spread more happiness to everyone.

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Join the #14DaysWithEnervon challenge and let’s all beat our personal records, be healthier, be more productive, and #LetsSpreadMoreHappy.

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GUIDE TO LOSING WEIGHT WHILE TRAVELING | Formoline L112

August 1, 2017

During the summer season, I’ve leveled up my eating game and tried out the famous Ketogenic Diet. I did this to shock my body and let my body experience more changes aesthetically. It was very challenging at first but I managed to get through the tough parts which is the first two weeks. I thought I was done with fighting with my cravings but I also realized that I have planned out of the country trips this year. With that I decided to go on a #KetoBreak. I did this in order for me to enjoy mg vacation and fully experience the country that I’m visiting.

Formoline04As you all know, I recently came from a trip in Bangkok, Thailand. It was a fun filled trip with all the shopping and dining experiences. On this trip, I decided to go on a #KetoBreak and I ate whatever I want, whenever I want. It was such a glorious moment when I got some toast and jam during the breakfast buffet. I ate so much carbs and sweets during the entire trip. I had a feast and devoured all the foods that I can’t eat. To be honest I got a bit scared because I might gain weight quickly as my body is not under the state of ketosis anymore. And can you guess what happened when I weighed myself when I got back? I DIDN’T GAIN WEIGHT. I got really happy that I didn’t gain weight and I managed to stay on my current state. Wanna know some tips on how I did it?

  1. KEEP WALKING – It’s really fun and it saves you a lot of money. Instead of taking taxis or riding the tuktuk, walking will expose you to a lot of things. Street foods are pretty good in Thailand and for sure you’ll be able to see tons off carts as you walk in the streets. Another great benefit of walking? It burns calories🔥🔥🔥.
  1. SHARE YOUR FOOD – Aside from shopping, Bangkok is also known for the wide variety of street foods. With their generous servings, it’s quite impossible to have a taste of every food that catches your attention. It will be best to share your food with your travel buddy so you can really try more food and save some moolah as well.

Formoline033.  TAKE FORMOLINE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPLEMENTS – Yes! I do take this weight management supplement so I can stick to my fitness goals. FORMOLINE L112 can offer you different results based on your goals. If  you’re into weight loss, you may take two tables twice daily. Also, the main component of Formoline L112 is the dietary fibre Polyglucosamine (specification L112), which has a very high fat-binding capacity. L112 is a natural indigestible fibre made from crustaceans. Formoline L112 can also be taken long term to stabilise weight. Especially during the first weeks of slimming, Formoline L112 helps with a change in nutrition and increases motivation due to its simple application and the slimming success.

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Formoline L112 also has this cute travel pill case to keep you on track even while you’re in transit or travelling in another country. Another thing that I liked with this weight loss supplement is that it binds part of the dietary fat within the gastrointestinal tract, so it cannot be absorbed by the body anymore. Formoline L112 is sold in pharmacies only. It helps to further reduce the daily calorie intake below the actual demand and thus supports faster slimming.

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Formoline L112 is available in Mercury Drug, Watsons, and Lazada. To know more about this amazing weight managament supplement, you may check out their facebook page Formoline L112.

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FITFIL NATIONAL WEIGHTLOSS CHALLENGE

July 7, 2017

A lot of people have been asking me about my weight loss journey. To be honest I really want to write about it but I feel like I need to assess myself more and really look back on what happened. There might be a tendency for me to write a long blog post about it if someone won’t structure all my thoughts for that post since I’m really invested to it. Speaking of weight loss, I’m really happy that a lot of Filipinos now are becoming health buffs and are being more conscious about their lifestyle.

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FWD2Another reason to motivate you is FitFil or the Fit Filipino National Weight Loss Challenge spearheaded by the power duo in the fitness industry Coach Jim and Coach Toni Saret. The FitFitl challenge aims to accumulate 1,000,000 lbs lost to fellow Filipinos who accepted the challenge and pledge a number of pounds to lose.

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FWD5With that, FitFil will be throwing several fitness parties and activities all over the Philippines together with FWD Life Philippines to assure that we’ll all able start moving and to commit to the challenge. They’ve also partnered with different government organizations and other associations in order to entice more people and show the force that the Philippines is ready for some good change.

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FWD7Those who wish to take part in the FitFil National Weight Loss Challenge and donate weight loss pledges are invited to log on to the campaign’s official website, www.fitfil.ph.

 

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LET’S TALK ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS

July 7, 2017

Let’s talk about supplements. In this post I’ll be sharing with you my current stash from Muscle Shack. As you know, Nikki and I are part of #TeamMuscleShack and they allow us to review different workout supplements that we can share with all of you. In this episode of The Fit Stop we talked about the supplements we take and how each supplement work.

In this part of the post I’ll be sharing the current supplements that I’m taking and the purpose of each supplement. Just a disclaimer, I ain’t no expert and everything that I write on this blog are based on my personal experience. If you think these products worked for you please let me know in the comment section below.

MuscleShack2BPI SPORTS BEST PROTEIN | 5LBS Php 2,990

Protein shakes are very famous in the fitness industry and a lot of people I know drinks protein shake. Protein is a must when you’re building muscle, different type of people have different protein requirements depending on their goal. This brand gives you 24g of protein per serving. It’s also a great treat for those who’s on a strict diet.

MuscleShack3NUTRABIO L-LYSINE | 500g Php 650

Lysine is an essential component of all proteins and works with other essential amino acids to maintain growth, lean body mass, and the body’s store of nitrogen.

MuscleShack4NUTRABIO THERMOFUEL V.9 | 60s Php 1,650

Fat burners are my go-to supplement. For the longest time I’ve been on a hunt for good quality fat burners and good think Nutra Bio and Muscle Shack carry them. I’m not really new to taking fat burners but some of them really don’t work. What I like this one is that it has 9 fat burning ingredients that will really help you achieve your ideal body.

So far I’m still in the process of taking these supplements. I’ll give you a quick update from time to time and let’s see if they really work.

If you’re interested in buying workout supplements, please check out Muscle Shack .

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Sunlife’s #GoWellSweatSquad || The Fit Stop

June 18, 2017

GoWellSweatSquad1Last Thursday, I got reunited with my fitness beshies for another round of sweat sesh with The Fit Stop’s very own Nikki Torres. It was a fit and fun filled night with Jeff, Ate Jackie, Nikki, and the Go Well team. With over 150 attendees, we all moved as one as we dance to the latest beats including hits from popstar Britney spears. See more of the event our latest video.

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Thank you Sunlife and Go Well for having us!