New Movement In Town

The Bikini ripped abs and chest, tan lines and flip flops; when the weather starts to prick your skin and makes you wear a stronger sun screen, you’d know the summer season is about to get in. What is a better way to welcome summer? Prepare for it and have that body ready to show off some skin!

Being In and Out of the Gym often times becomes boring. One day you’re excited to be working out, detoxify and secrete some sweat then by the following week you might not want to be entertaining the same old routine everyday. Why not get out of your comfort zone and try other ways to get fit.

A lot of exercise activities abroad have already reached Manila. Would you want to try it out? Here are 5 New 30-55 minutes Ways to Guaranteed weight loss, toning, ripping and fun!


A combination of high insanity and constant varied exercises; a workout which resembles to circuit training only finished in less than 30 minutes. From couch potatoes to seasoned athletes, the workout programs are scalable, participants whether you’re a newbie or elite, the workouts are performed by everyone and equally challenging. Imagine minutes of Cardio, Track & Field, Plyometrics, Rowing, Gymnastics, Kettlebell and Weightlifting – variation not routine. CrossFit workout promises “phenomenal fitness in and out of themselves or as a compliment to your sport-specific training regime.”

Magnitude Realty Estate (near Eastwood)
186 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Quezon City
+63 917 5331787

Plana Forma
Sculpt those muffin tops; activate your thigh burning fighters. Plana Forma combines yoga, Pilates and dance in an intense 55-minute session and guarantees for every woman to lose those inches – Fast.
Based on the key principles and techniques of Physique 57 in New York City. The focused workout promise “to define those thighs, lifts seats, tones arms, and strengthen your abdominals to create a lean and sculpted physique that is strong and efficiently mobile.”

If you’re the type who has problems on your lung capacity, metabolic rate, back muscles, posture and stress management. Plana Forma is perfect for you.

6th Floor Jecoprime Building 20th drive
Mckinley Business Park Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
+63 917 8094392

TRX Suspension Training
More than just the most versatile piece of exercise equipment available; TRX Suspension Training is a complete training system which ensures your success by activating your entire body in every movement – No weight lifting, you work together with your own body weight and fitness level. With hundreds of exercises you can do virtually everywhere, each movement will help you build power, core strength, flexibility, balance and endurance, helping you conquer your fitness goals.
All you need is a door, an A-frame or anywhere you may hang the suspension trainer or the door anchor – then you’re set to move. It’s your entire gym in a mesh bag; A handy dandy tool for the traveler or the one who’s always on the go.

You will never miss a workout again.

Most TRX sessions are held within the comfort of your own home and schedule. If you live down south, you may call or message Kassy Pajarillo or Drop by Reema Chanco’s studio if you’re from the heart of the metro but if you’re from up north, you may enquire for other TRX Fitness Anywhere Certified Trainers through accredited popular fitness studios.

Kassy Pajarillo
+63 917 5540014

Reema Chanco

Kettle bells
Urban Fitness Philippine Kettlebell Club has just brought kettle bell training in the Metro; A traditional Russian Fitness tool that essentially looks like a cannon or bowling ball with an attached handle.
If you were the type who aims to enhance, strengthen and condition your fitness performance, this exercise would help you develop a strong foundation to movement. A functional movement that promises eliminating muscle imbalances and general fitness.

Swing, lift, Press and Pull the Kettlebell. A sure fire way to tone, firm, improve your metabolism and promote movement efficiency by building strength, power, endurance, agility, and mental toughness.
Be cautious though, before you buy your own Kettlebell, be sure you’re with a certified trainer, as you wouldn’t want to hurt that spine and backbone.

Nico D’Haenen
+63 926 6747598


Ditch the workout. Join the party!
An exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that blends red-hot international music which are downright addictive. It’s been a while but Zumba has finally arrived manila. Although often it has been mistaken as a woman’s class, Zumba was originated, conceptualized and programmed by a man.

The “Fitness-Party” sets a goal to let the music move you instead of counting repetitions over the music. Classes are available in certain areas in the metro. Don’t be fooled by non-certified Zumba Instructors.
Rowena Aquino Jose
+63 916 2990214

Vegetarian Kassy Pajarillo is a Certified TRX Fitness Anywhere Trainer,Occasional Surfer and Marathoner who runs for a cause

Touchdown Manila: ZUMBA

I have been looking for ZUMBA in Metro Manila (for 2 years now), thought of asking friends and tried to seek for certified teachers but there was no one who can officially have it launched. To tell you frankly, I never lost hope and kept on inquiring at Curves since its the only center who has great mileage and one of the pioneers of this exercise program in the United States. When CURVES finally arrived, I knew ZUMBA is a step closer.

Lost no hope. a few months ago, I called and went to CURVES to inquire if they’ve considered having  ZUMBA; on a good note, I was told – off the record — they found a certified trainer who can teach and she’ll be starting classes soon. You can’t imagine the glee I wore since the day they told me BUT I  was told not to disclose it to anyone just yet.

Awaiting for the announcement before I spread it to the world, a few weeks after, I may now. Hello, ZUMBA!!

Millions have lost weight and shaped up with Curves, the leader in women’s fitness, and Zumba®, the dance-fitness experts. Now, the two have created the only 30-minute class that mixes the moves of Zumba® with the proven strength training of Curves for one wildly effective workout. It’s definitely NOT your Mother’s workout—BUT even your Mother can do it!

Some have called it the perfect workout, but Curves of Bonifacio Global City is willing to let you try it free to find out for yourself.

Curves® Circuit with Zumba® Fitness is an amazing workout that will really help people stick to their program,” said Leizel Gilbero, Curves of Bonifacio Global City Sr. Circuit Coach and Nutritionist. “It combines Curves’ proven strength-training program—where you can burn up to 500 calories in just 30 minutes—with the Latin and international inspired music and exhilarating, simple dance moves that have made Zumba® so popular. We want you to experience it for yourself to see what an incredible workout it is, so we’re inviting the ladies to try it free.”

The Benefits

The benefits of Curves® Circuit with Zumba® classes are numerous, according to Curves Director of Exercise and Research, Katie Mitchell. “This is definitely a boredom-busting workout,” said Mitchell. “There’s a lot going on to keep your attention and keep you motivated. You’re listening to high-energy music that just makes you want to move, watching to make sure you’re meeting your goals on the strength machines, and training your body and your brain by learning new dance moves. And research shows that the dynamics of group exercise like the Curves® Circuit with Zumba® Fitness classes promotes attendance and lowers drop-out rates, so people are more likely to stick with it.”

Who can try Zumba?

All ages, fitness levels and dance abilities can participate in and benefit from Curves® Circuit with Zumba® Fitnessclasses. During the 30-minute class, participants work out on each Curves strength machine for one minute, alternating upper, lower and core muscles. After one minute, the music cues the participant to change stations on the circuit, and she moves to an area between machines to do Zumba® moves, which tone and sculpt the body while burning fat. A licensed Zumba® instructor from the Zumba® Instructor Network (ZIN), Rowena Jose, teaches simple, modified Zumba® moves from the center of the circuit.

How is it like?

At the end of 30 minutes, participants have completed one trip around the entire circuit, worked every major muscle group, and achieved a fun, energetic cardio workout ending with a group stretch led by the Zumba® instructor.


For more information about Curves of Bonifacio Global City and Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness class schedules, please call (02) 8280208.

About Curves

Curves works every major muscle group with a complete 30-minute workout that combines strength training and sustained cardiovascular activity through safe and effective hydraulic resistance. Curves also works to help women lose weight, gain muscle strength and aerobic capacity, and raise metabolism with its groundbreaking, scientifically proven method that ends the need for perpetual dieting. Founders Gary and Diane Heavin are considered the innovators of the express fitness phenomenon that has made exercise available to millions of women globally, many of whom are in the gym for the first time. With thousands of locations worldwide, Curves is the world’s largest fitness franchise. For more information, please visit:

About Zumba®

The Zumba® program is a fitness-party™ with a contagious blend of Latin and international rhythms that provides a fun and effective workout to a global community, either at home or in the gym. Through exhilarating, high calorie-burning fitness classes, Zumba Fitness has helped melt the pounds and inches off more than 10 million Zumba-enthusiasts in 110 countries. Using easy-to-follow moves and exotic, high-energy music, Zumba routines successfully tone and sculpt the body while burning fat. Zumba classes are available at 90,000 locations worldwide and feature specialty options including Zumba Gold® classes for active older adults and deconditioned participants, Zumba®Toning, Zumbatomic® for kids and Aqua Zumba®, the “pool party” workout.  For a home-based workout, The Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System is available in a four-disc DVD collection featuring Beto, the creator of the Zumba® program and international Zumba celebrities Gina Grant and Tanya Beardsley. Other offerings include Zumbawear™ apparel and accessories, the Zumba Fitness video game as well as music soundtracks. For more information, to find a class, or to purchase Zumba Fitness merchandise, please visit and find us onFacebook and Twitter.

Curves® Circuit with Zumba® Fitness is here! Don’t forget to tell them you got the word from Runaholic Kassy 🙂