Sarap Diva this Saturday morning featuring the Pinoy Songwriters Jim Paredes and Rey Valera.
Aside from their get together and "chickahan" with Regine Velazquez-Alcasid, they will feature some Homemade Fruit Jam.
Watch out for this and more on Sarap Diva at 9:40AM only on GMA Network!
Follow their Facebook account: @SarapDivaGMA
Friday, December 6, 2013
Adidas introduces the miCoach SMART RUN, the most advanced and intuitive wrist based running device on the market. For the first time, runners will be able to track their runs using GPS mapping, monitor their heart rate off their wrist, listen to their favorite music and get real-time coaching in a single, simple, color touch screen running watch.
“By combining the latest innovations, such as the Mio Wrist Based Continuous Heart Rate Technology, design and ease of use navigation, we consciously defied the rules that define other running watches,” said Simon Drabble, director of miCoach at adidas.
As SMART RUN uses optical technology to track your heart rate from your wrist, there are no cables, straps and additional sensors with this unique all-in-one device. A built-in accelerometer counts every step so you can monitor your stride rate. GPS tracks your speed, distance and logs your route and an MP3 player with Bluetooth® wireless audio delivers music and audible coaching guidance, eliminating the need for head phone cables and music players.
“But it’s not just that which sets us apart from the competition. As part of the miCoach training system, it truly unlocks the runner’s full potential by making smart training easy and accessible. Whether you’re starting a new running program, training for a 10k or competing in another marathon, miCoach SMART RUN will make your training more efficient so you get the results you want,” continued Drabble.
Interval (or zone) training is the best way to improve strength, speed and endurance. The miCoach system is founded on this concept with four colored zones – blue, green, yellow and red. SMART RUN uses these zones to coach you throughout your workout. Guidance comes in various forms including vibration, through the 1.45” color touch screen display and, if you are using a Bluetooth headset, the coach will tell you to speed up or slow down.
Drabble continued, “Many runners fail to get the most out of their current running watches. Building training plans, transferring workouts and personalizing display information is cumbersome with these devices. With SMART RUN we change this. It is fully integrated with our web platform so training plans, completed workouts and settings are synced seamlessly over WLAN.”
“The completeness and simplicity of Smart Run is astounding.” Terrence Mahon, Lead Endurance Coach, UK Athletics Federation said. “The visual and audible guidance for interval training is a leap forward from any other watch available. Another aspect that is often overlooked by runners is how important strength and flexibility workouts are in realizing performance gain and reducing injuries. To have this guidance on the watch too is truly groundbreaking.”
Unrivaled in innovation and feature-set, the miCoach SMART RUN is completed with premium design language and fine styling, including athletic lines, stainless steel trim, high performance guerrilla glass and magnesium.
The miCoach SMART RUN is available for purchase exclusively at the adidas eShop (shop.adidas.com.ph) at a retail price of PHP 19,995 from 1st December 2013.
=============================About adidas miCoach
miCoach is an interactive training service for anyone who wants to train for his or her favorite sport, general fitness or just for fun. Bringing the knowledge and experience of adidas’ elite coaching partners to the masses, miCoach provides users with real-time coaching and all the tools they need to track performance and monitor progress to get the results they want. The breadth of the offer includes a free to access web platform and training community with hundreds of free training plans, free mobile apps on iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 as well as a comprehensive range of devices for tracking all aspects of performance, both in game and in training. Visit www.micoach.com.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers are excited about their upcoming trip to Manila for the NBA Global Games Philippines 2013 on October 10.
“There has been a lot of talk about the Filipino passion for basketball from those who have visited and played the game over there. We can’t wait to experience it first-hand,” says Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale.
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“We’re just excited to come over to play the game and give Filipinos a great show. I’m excited and happy to be back in Manila and see familiar faces. Fan base is amazing over in the Philippines. The crowd is unbelievable,” says James Harden, the Houston Rockets shooting guard who was last here for NBA 3X in July.
No active Indiana Pacers player has ever come to the Philippines before, but former Pacers Sam Perkins who arrived in Manila for the 100 Days Countdown of the NBA Global Games in early July was just as ecstatic about Filipino cage fans’ NBA IQ and enthusiasm.
The Rockets-Pacers game continues the interesting private rivalry between Houston and Indiana. Although the Indiana Pacers have enjoyed recent success against the Rockets – including winning seven of the last nine games in the series – Houston still leads the all-time series, 48-33. The Pacers, however, swept the season series against Houtson in 2012-13, running their winning streak against the Rockets to four straight.
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Perhaps no Pacers player has been as instrumental as Roy Hibbert to Indiana’s current success against the Rockets. Hibbert averaged 20.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks last season against Houston, while playing only 30.5 mpg. Since the Pacers acquired Hibbert in a Draft Day trade in 2008, he has faced the Rockets eight times, averaging 15.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks; the Pacers are 6-2 in those contests. With Hibbert anchoring Indiana’s defense last season, the Pacers held Houston, which ranked second overall in scoring (106.0 ppg) to 93.0 ppg.
In the teams’ first meeting last season, on Jan. 18, Hibbert scored 12 points on an efficient 6-of-12 from the field, to go along with nine rebounds and three blocks, in a 105-95 victory, as the Pacers won at home for the 11th straight time. All-Star Paul George provided most of the offense by scoring a game-high 31 points. Again, however, it was Indiana’s air-tight defense that proved the difference. With George on the perimeter and Hibbert protecting the rim, the Pacers limited All-Star James Harden to 17 points on 5-of-19 shooting. Harden had entered the game riding a career-best streak of 22 straight games with at least 20 points.
But this is a new season, and a whole different ball game.
For more information about the NBA Global Games, visit NBA.com, www.mallofasia-arena.com, Facebook.com/philsnba and Twitter @NBA_Philippines.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Manila, September 15th, 2013: adidas has launched its first Southeast Asia campaign for women, all in for #mygirls. The first phase themed around the girls’ love for dance highlighted the shared passion of dance between girls in Southeast Asia who rely on their peers and communities as a source of strength and play an instrumental role in inspiring each other to go all in.
Decked out in bold and playful colours, the behind- the-scenes photo shoot presented the upbeat, unique and energetic nature of the women. The stylish yet comfortable Techfit, CIimalite and Yoga apparel, coupled with the sporty adiPURE and Climacool footwear brought out the sassy and exuberant dancer in the girls.
#mygirls for Southeast Asia was launched simultaneously on 1 September 2013 in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam with regional ambassadors - Karylle (Philippines), Fay Hokulani (representing Malaysia and Singapore), Si Phitsinee Tanwiboon (Thailand), Maria Selena (Indonesia) and Nguyen Thi Kim Dung (Vietnam). This campaign was supported by Retail, PR, digital and online activations through adidas’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/adidas).
Customers will also be able to get their hands on the Women’s Collection at shop.adidas.com.ph, serving as an online storefront for a wide range of adidas products including exclusive specialty items.
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adidas is a global designer, developer and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the leading sports brand in the world. Brand adidas is part of the adidas Group, a corporation that includes brands such as Reebok, TaylorMade and Rockport.
About the Adidas Group
The adidas Group is one of the global leaders within the sporting goods industry, offering a broad range of products around the core brands adidas, Reebok, TaylorMade, Rockport and Reebok-CCM Hockey. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the Group has more than 46,000 employees and generated sales of € 13.3 billion in 2011.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Wall climbing is an uber popular indoor sport that is attracting fitness buffs and thrill seekers. Its ability to boost metabolism, strengthen the core, tone muscles and provide a certified high makes it an irresistible attraction.
The sport isn’t all that new – the first wall was created in the UK in 1964 – but wall climbing is a modern hit – in parks, schools, fairs and amusement parks.
Exactly what benefits does wall climbing deliver?
1. Wall climbing burns a lot of calories. Even moderate wall climbing can make you lose 400 to 600 calories in just an hour. This is because the sport maximizes the use of muscles in your legs, arms, chest, back and core. Think of how many more calories you can burn when you go extreme!
2. It promotes cardiovascular health. The wall climbing work out gets your heart pumping -- not only because you get an adrenaline rush when you go up the rocks. The amount of strength you use to pull your body weight up lets your heart and organs deliver blood vigorously and deepen your breathing. The cardio vascular benefits from climbing improves metabolism, reduces the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis. It also gives you more energy and lets you sleep better.
3. It tones muscles and improves flexibility. As you climb and defy gravity, the leg muscles – particularly the hamstring and quadriceps -- harden to support body weight and maintain their flexibility to reach the next foothold. Climbing requires ab/core involvement which tones the tummy, one of the most stubborn areas where fat builds up.
4. It exercises your mind. Climbing involves problem solving, focus and strategy as you plan your route upwards. It requires a high level of mind and body coordination to respond to the task at hand. The basic challenge of wall climbing is to concentrate on finishing while conquering numerous difficulties. Wall climbing can make you sharp.
5. It gives you a sense of accomplishment. Whether you’re overcoming your fear of heights, working your muscles or navigating your way along the footholds, reaching the top of the wall always provides a sense of fulfillment. That exhilarating thrill of pushing yourself beyond your limits and winning over your limitations provides a sense of triumph that makes you feel victorious.
There is an opportunity to try indoor wall climbing at the R.O.X.in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig on September 13-15, September 20-22 and September 27-29.
When you climb, just make sure you wear the proper gear and protection that will keep you safe from injury.3M Futuro®, one of the participating brands in the weekend activities, has products specially suited for the prevention and care of sports injuries such as Futuro® Sport Moisture Control Knee support, Futuro® Sport Adjustable Wrist Support, and Futuro® Sport Adjustable Ankle Support. These products are designed for improved durability, flexibility, and support for athletic activities such as wall climbing.
For more information about Futuro® products, visit www.futuro.com/ph.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Certified foodies are all set again to rejoice as Rockwell’s 3rd Ultimate Taste Test (UTT) event takes place on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Rockwell Tent, in partnership with the famous lifestyle blog Our Awesome Planet and in cooperation with San Miguel Lifestyle Brews. Enjoy a fun and delicious chance to become food critics for a day.
Have the ultimate food tasting adventure from Rockwell’s restaurants, home-based food businesses and other up-and-coming food concessionaires. Lookout for curious-but-cool Choco Ampalaya Delight Cake by Amy’s Fruit and Vegetable Cakes, Truffled Tuna Crudo from BITE by Chef Jam Melchor, Premium Duck Burgers from Goldenduck’s Premium Meat Products, and Jalapeno Alfredo from Flavors on Fire Catering. Dessert and drinks like the Oatie Granolie treats by 2407 Weekend Bakery and Café, Black and White Cupcakes by Everyday Mom, plus a Green Cayenne Reboot by the Juice Barista are also up for grabs.
AUTT ticket entitles foodies to a wristband and a passport to enjoy a one-time sampling from all the participating concessionaires. In line with this, foodies get to critic and rate the product on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the highest. The Top 10 highest rating participants will be featured in Our Awesome Planet and will get other exciting prizes from Power Plant Mall.
Buy your ticket to Rockwell’s 3rdUltimate Taste Test at the North Court Concierge Desk, R1 Level of Power Plant Mall. Tickets are sold at Php585, and each ticket comes with a free San Miguel Lifestyle Brews beer. The Rockwell Tent will be open from 11AM-9PM.For more information/inquiries, please visit www.facebook.com/PowerPlantMall or call 898-1702.