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Here Comes Nike Air Presto Ultra FlyKnit

Press Release

What started out as an innovation for running shoes, Nike has yet changed the face of fit and comfort–the Nike Air Presto.

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Originally released in 2000, the Nike Air Presto became famous for its irreverent advertising, alpha sizing, ultimate comfort and ahead-of-its-time sock-like construction.

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In the decade and a half since, the shoe has transcended performance running to become a sport-style fixture. Now, 16 years after its introduction, Nike is updating the icon with new materials and technology to create the Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit.

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The shoe’s signature adaptable upper becomes even more pronounced through the use of Flyknit, which delivers stretch in the collar, ventilation in the toe and tongue, and support in the heel and underneath the toecap.

ATT00001In another first for the Presto franchise, the Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit features a mid-cut collar, which lends a modern aesthetic. The TPU cage is reengineered to fit the Flyknit upper, while the ultra tooling with rubber in high-contact wear areas improves comfort and durability.

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The Nike Air Presto Ultra Flyknit will be available at the following stores starting May 5 at PhP 8,095 SRP:

  • Nike Park BGC
  • Nike Stadium Glorietta
  • Commonwealth
  • Sole Academy BGC
  • Sole Academy Alabang Town Center
  • Sole Academy Trinoma
  • Capital UP Town Center

Photos and PR courtesy of Nike and EON.

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Fit for Summer Sale at Circulo Verde from April 28 to May 1

Press Release

The hottest summer sale in the north of the metro is hitting Industria at Circulo Verde starting April 28 to May 1, from 11AM to 10PM.

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The Fit for Summer Sale by Light’N Up will be bringing the best sports and active lifestyle products in the country into one convenient place. Whether you’re a runner, a cyclist, or a mountaineer, this sporting goods sale will have the quality equipment and clothing for athletes of all kinds and levels.

Sports enthusiasts can expect participating brands like Dunlop, Pinarello, Blackburn Design, Wethepeople, Prodigy Sports, Carlton, Ryders Eyewear, Slazenger, 2XU, Cervelo, Zoot Sports, Karrimor, JBL, and more to take part in giving out various raffle prizes and shopping sprees. Discounts up to 60% off selected items along with other promos will also be offered during these four days.

Industria at Circulo Verde touts itself as an “anti-mall” – a hip solution for the young, edgy, and artistic market hankering for alternative places to shop, dine, and be entertained. It also functions as the neighborhood center for a growing number of residents in the Majorca, Ibiza, and Seville Residences, as well as Circulo Verde Garden Homes—all within the 10-hectare development at Bagumbayan, Quezon City.

Drop by Industria at Circulo Verde along Calle Industria to grab the best deals to help you get fit and race ready this summer!

Press materials courtesy of Greenbulb PR.

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6 Reasons Why You Would Like To Join Color Manila’s Blacklight Run

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You see the same sights, follow a steady pace, and apart from the music blaring in your earphones, you don’t really get a lot of variety—so what’s fun about a run?

How about joining Color Manila’s Blacklight Run to see for yourself?

Color Manila is encouraging everyone to sign up for a one of a kind running experience—one that combines fitness with new and exciting sights, opportunities to bond with family and friends, while still getting all the benefits of exercise.

Here are some of the reasons why you should seriously consider lacing up those running shoes—

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Colors

Running can be boring—and once in a while, it helps to add a bit of variety into the mix. For Color Manila, as the name implies, it’s all about the hues. Whether you opt for the 10K, 5K or 3K, you can be sure to enjoy a unique running event amid filled with neon colors.

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It’s At Night

Not a morning person? No problem. Since the Blacklight Run is happening at night, you don’t need to worry about waking up early or running under the heat of the sun. Color Manila makes this night run even more spectacular through the colors they’d be using – the colors would glow in the dark, thanks to the blacklight that would illuminate the entire race route.

Go At Your Own Pace

The focus here is fun. It doesn’t matter if you’re a running pro who can easily complete 10K in a blink, or a newbie just dipping your toe in the world of running, it’s the perfect event to get started. Piece of advice – just enjoy the race route.

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Get Social

For those who are always on the look out for something new and exciting things to do in the city, the Blacklight Run creates a perfect venue to get into shape, bond with family and friends, and of course, meet new people.

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For Fitness

While undeniably fun, you’re still bound to reap the benefits of exercise. Challenge yourself and see if you can beat your time and distance, or choose to take in the colorful sights at a pace you’re comfortable with—either way, you’ll feel better about having joined and finished it.

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It’s For A Cause

More than organizing the coolest fun runs in the country, Color Manila sees to it to give back to the community through the Color Manila Foundation (CMF). Inspired by the hues of the rainbow, CMF commits to support the following causes: Medical Missions, Arts and Creativity, Health and Fitness, Mother Nature, Education, Innovation, and Disaster Response. Clearly, Color Manila is an organization with a huge heart.

Amped up for the race yet? Be sure to visit www.colormanilarun.com to sign up and get your race kits before May 28, 2016.

More details, just click on the images below.

Photos courtesy of Color Manila and author’s own. Press materials courtesy of Greenbulb PR.

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Alaska Power Camp Continues to Build Future Athletes

Press Release

IMG_3881Alaska believes that sports play an important role in instilling the value of discipline, determination, hard work, teamwork and sportsmanship among the youth. The Press Conference will highlight the three sports of Alaska Power Camp, which are Basketball, Football and Volleyball along with its head coaches Jeffrey Cariaso, Tomas Lozano and Michelle Gumabao.

The Alaska Basketball Power Camp is perfect for all basketball enthusiasts who wish to learn the fundamentals of the sport. Alaska starts its annual basketball camp for both girls and boys of all ages with Philippine Basketball Association legend and camp director Jeff Cariaso and NCAA head coaches Topex Robinson and Rodney Santos to lead the Alaska Basketball Power Camp of coaches who will teach the most important aspects of the game of basketball.

The Alaska Football Power Camp continues to teach football enthusiasts the fundamentals of the sport and helps develop their skills with the help of the best football coaches in the country. The Camp director is a former professional Spanish football player of Real Madrid and the founder-director of Makati Football School, Tomas Lozano.

IMG_3882Also calling all girls who wish to learn the fundamentals of volleyball – Train like a champion by joining the Alaska volleyball camp for girls five to 18 years old. Learn from volleyball star Michele Gumabao, who played for the De La Salle Lady Spikers for four years (2010-2013). She will lead a team of volleyball experts in teaching aspiring young girls the most important aspects of the game.

Distinguished Philippine sports icons will lead the Alaska Power Camps. First, Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) legend and Alaska Aces assistant coach Jeffrey Cariaso will lead a team of basketball coaches.  Second, former professional football player and currently Alaska Football Power Camp Project Director and Alabang Football School, Makati Football School Director, Tomas Lozano will lead the Alaska Football Power Camp. Lastly, Philippine Super Liga volleyball player and former De La Salle University Lady Spikers star volleyball player, Michele Gumabao, will lead a team of volleyball experts in teaching aspiring young girls in the Alaska Volleyball Power Camp.

Alaska continues to encourage children to go out and play by participating in various Alaska sports programs like Alaska Power Camp. For general information about Alaska Milk Corporation visit www.alaskamilk.com, for more information about Alaska Milk Corporation Sports Program visit www.playph.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/PlayPH; Twitter: @playph; Instagram: @alaskaplayph

For more information about Alaska Power Camp, please visit the following websites:

http://alaskapowercamp.com/basketball/2014/

http://alaskapowercamp.com/football/2014/

www.alaskapowercamp.com/volleyball

For inquiries please call 840-4500 local 205 or 209 and look for CK Kanapi-Daniolco, Sports Development Group

Photos are author’s own. Content courtesy of Alaska PR.

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Jump In with Streamline Sports Instruction

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The summer heat in the metro can get unbearable sometimes and all you want to do is jump into the closest pool to just cool down. So why not make it a regular thing? You’ll be amazed at the benefits you get from taking that plunge. But don’t let the heat be the only reason for you to start those regular laps in your pool. Here’s a few more to really give you that extra motivation to get into swimming.

Do it for your health

As a swimmer, you gain muscle strength throughout the entire body since you utilize more muscle groups as you move through the water and helps with overall flexibility.

It’s not just for your physical health

The health benefits of swimming don’t just end with the physical benefits. A research by Mindlab International reported that taking a regular dip at your local pool could make you feel happier. More studies suggest it also helps with stress relief and self-esteem.

It could make you smarter

According to a Journal of Physiology study, blood flow to the brain increased by up to 14% when men submerged themselves in water up to their heart. Though this could mean more brain activity for you, don’t get your hopes too high. The real magic is with the kids! In an Australian research, it showed that kids who took swimming lessons were able to master language development, fine motor skills, confidence, and physical development sooner than those who didn’t. Don’t you just wish you took swimming lessons as a kid?

Live longer

Yes, all forms of exercise can produce greater health and longevity, several studies point to swimming as the winner. A study done by the University of South Carolina in a span of 32 years involving 40,547 men, aged 20 to 90, showed that swimmers had a 50% lower death rate than runners, walkers, or men who didn’t exercise.

Philippine summer

While there is a ton of other ways you can stay fit this summer, you might want to stay cool while doing so. Swimming, my dear friends, is the answer. Also, wouldn’t summers by our beautiful beaches be more enjoyable if you could swim as much as you wanted?

Anyone can do it

Whether you’re an athlete, a pregnant mom, or just someone who wants to start a regular exercise, swimming is a great workout as it helps enhance your cardiovascular fitness with very minimal risk of injury.

To get started this summer, why not enroll in a swimming school? Like all exercises, it’s always more effective when we approach learning under the supervision of professionals who use a technically sound and enjoyable form of instruction. With a combined local and international teaching experience of over 40 years, swimming with Streamline Sports Instruction will definitely be an experience you and your kids will enjoy.

“Swimming is for everyone. You can learn at any age and still be good at it, with the right teaching approach,” shares Noy Basa, Co-Founder and Head Coach of Streamline Sports Instruction. “We believe in the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle through sports and learning how to swim is a step towards that direction,” ends Basa.

Go on, grab your goggles, and take a lap with us!

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About Streamline Sports Instruction

Who We Are

NONOY BASA

Noy was a competitive swimmer at the age of 10, up to his sophomore year at the Ateneo de Manila University, and has competed in various international age-group swim events. He then pursued a career in sales and operations, but later on followed his passion to teach children and adults of all ages and skill levels.  He has since coached hundreds of triathletes to overcome their fear of the water, and to become stronger swimmers and accomplish their performance goals.  Noy has facilitated a number of Total Immersion adult swim workshops both here and in Hong Kong.  He is currently a competitive endurance athlete racing with Revv Triathlon Team, with numerous podium finishes in aquathlons, open water swims, and triathlons under his belt. Most recently he was the fastest Filipino finisher in the 2015 Ironman in Melbourne, Australia.

ALVIN ANG

After briefly working as a securities trader, Alvin went on to pursue his love of coaching sports for children’s swimming, football and ultimate frisbee. For the past 17 years he has been teaching swimming to infants and adults, ranging from 8 months to 70 years old and has attended various seminars for Total Immersion, Austswim, Red Cross (life saving) and World Aquatics Babies Convention (WABC).  He also worked with Total Immersion Philippines teaching in Manila and Hong Kong.  Alvin is a passionate sportsman, and has competed across swimming, archery and football up to collegiate level. As an adult he has competed in Ultimate Frisbee at international level and became the first president of the Philippine Ultimate Association (PUA). He has taught the sport in various schools and cities and founded, managed, and coached the “Discdevils”, one of the first Ultimate Frisbee teams of the sport in the country.

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Al received his Teacher’s Certificate from Total Immersion USA after being mentored by its founder, Terry Laughlin. He subsequently took part in coaching workshops and triathlon camps in the United States as well as in the Asia-Pacific. He also trained under fellow Total Immersion coach Shinji Takeuchi in 2013. His coaching practice is both technical and psychological focusing on how a solid connection between mind and body in the water leads to a better stroke. Al began his journey as an athlete in 2000, when he joined the University of the Philippines Triathlon Club.  As an active member of the group, he took part in several events and was the youngest participant in the First Philippine Long-Distance Triathlon (First full Iron distance race in the Philippines – 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike, 42 km run) held in Batangas in 2002. He then went on to compete in races under the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP), the International Triathlon Union (ITU), and USA Triathlon, garnering medals in his age group, which inspired him towards a coaching career as a swim instructor. He now races with REVV Triathlon Team.

MIKE ADVINCULA

Mike started swimming competitively at the De La Salle University. Under the guidance of Olympian and DLSU Green Tankers Coach Guy Concepcion, he made it to the varsity team and eventually became team captain. He then led the swim team to 2 UAAP Championships Team, and won medals both locally and abroad. He continues to participate in various swim events around the country. Recently he completed the Caramoan (Bicol) Open Sea/Island Hopping Swim Challenge last July 2015 involving a 7- kilometer stretch where he finished second for his age group.   He is currently a Registered Financial Consultant, art hobbyist and swim coach training students of all ages.

Our Swim Programs

First Swim: Infants and Toddlers (ages 1 to 4 years)

We use a learning-through play, non-traumatic approach where we sing songs, play games, and use toys for the children to have fun and for them to have an enjoyable experience. The 30 minute classes aim to teach the following water safety and familiarization skills:

Buoyancy or threading
dipping their head in the water and holding their breath when submerged
going in and out of the pool safely
diving and floating on their backs

The Aquanauts: Learn to Swim/Advanced Kids

Breath control, buoyancy and propulsion are what the kids will learn first. Once these safety and familiarization skills are covered, learning the four strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly) comes much more easily. The Aquanauts Program consists of the following levels:

Starfish: Water Safety Skills
relaxed breathing
proper posture in the water
dipping head in the water
floating on the back

Beaver: Propulsion in the Water
flutter kicks
floating on back while kicking
rotation, gliding, and propulsion

Guppy: Intro to the Long Axis Strokes (basic freestyle and backstroke)
catch-up straight-arm freestyle drills with flutter kicks for freestyle
rotation on the back with arm drills for backstroke

Shark: Long Axis Stroke Refinement
advanced freestyle drills, with high elbow, proper arm timing and rotation
advanced back stroke drills, with proper arm timing and rotation

Dolphin: Intro to the Short Axis Strokes (breast stroke and butterfly)
undulation drills (body dolphins) for breaststroke and butterfly
froggy kicks and pull drills for breaststroke
arm drills with undulation for butterfly

Race Ready: Swim Squad

It’s all about speed and power through the water without compromising form and efficiency.  Your kids will gain the confidence to perform in a competitive aquatic environment. We’ll get them race ready and be the best swimmers they can possibly be!

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Our Triathlon Programs

Swim-Bike-Run 101: Triathlon Workshop for Beginners

Basic information on what it takes to finish your first triathlon

Training principles for swimming, biking and running, and how to integrate this with your day-to-day responsibilities

  • The importance of having an efficient swim technique to cover longer distances
  • Key info on cycling gear and maintenance, safety, and ideal bike routes for training
  • Having an efficient running form to finish strong
  • Training and race nutrition

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Personalized training programs and workouts based on the athlete’s skill and fitness levels, and the race(s) he is training for.  Periodic assessments will be done to track progress. Since the swim is the most challenging and technical discipline among the three, at least 2 weekly sessions are recommended.  The program includes:

Guidelines on training progression, training on tired days, rest days, and missed sessions

  • Descriptions of varying workout intensity levels
  • Race tips and tactics

For more information, you can check out the Streamline Sports Instruction Facebook page.

Photos are author’s own. Press materials courtesy of GreenBulb PR.