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Sweat it Out – Outdoor Fitness is In

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Words & Photos by Bea Faicol

For those looking to live a fit life, finding motivation in Manila is no sweat. These days, there are countless events that get you off your couch and out of your house. Last Sunday, BGC-based yoga studio L!FE hosted Life At The Park, an outdoor yoga session.

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Besides scenic views, a healthy dose of Vitamin D, and freedom from the confines of four walls, outdoor fitness activities like L!FE’s build a sense of community. People don’t just go in and out of a studio once their session is up; you’re more inclined to stick around for a chat, maybe even grab a cup of coffee with a new acquaintance. And why not? You’re already out.

THE START put together a list of outdoorsy offerings from top fitness studios around Manila. Now mark your calendars and get out for a sociable way to sweat.

Align & Refine Immersion with Marc Macadaeg – November 28 to 29, 2015

Consider this the ultimate yoga getaway—and we’re talking out of the city. Urban Ashram Yoga will hold an Align & Refine Immersion with Marc Macadaeg at Sinagtala Resort, Orani Bataan. Participants will be encouraged to practice at their own pace and cultivate discernment.

IGNITE Asia Tour Manila 2015 – November 28, 2015

Fire away at calories with Ignite, an outdoor Zumba party at the Globe Circuit Events Ground, Circuit Makati. This will be happening alongside Circuit Makati’s biggest outdoor bazaar, pay the entrance fee and you can join in on the Zumba party for free! Registration is at 4:00PM, the Zumba Party starts at 6:00PM.

Plana Forma’s #iamplanaFORMA Fitness Party – November 30, 2015

Get festively fit with Plana Forma’s year-ender fitness party at the Palace Pool Club, BGC from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. At least when a grueling Plana session is done, a cooldown is just a dive away.

Ashtanga Week with Greg Tebb – February 12 to 16 and February 15 to 19, 2016

Yoga Philippines dedicates a weekend workshop to Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, and Vedic chanting instructed by Greg Tebb. A glorious retreat away from home so you can embrace the om.


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