Fitness First's #PushYourLimits Outdoor Challenge

Sunday, March 08, 2015

     Eat clean, go to the gym and look mean! I always want to live by this mantra, live a healthy lifestyle and exercise at least thrice a week for the rest of my life. But TIME is the number one excuse, always an excuse why I can't commit to this kind of lifestyle. In this day and age, having a fit and fabulous body is hard to maintain, let alone achieve. Busy schedules and fast-paced lifestyles make it difficult for people to eat healthy and find time to exercise. 

     My mother is a member of Fitness First Club Philippines and I have seen what one of their fitness club looks like. It's been ages since I visited their SM Fairview branch and methinks now is the right time to rekindle my love for fitness :) I exercise at home but it's not enough because I want something new, something that will challenge my muscles in multiple directions. So yesterday, I've pushed my limits and gave in to Fitness First's outdoor challenges. Click CONTINUE READING to see what happened at Fitness First's #PushYourLimits event!
Fitness First's #PushYourLimits Outdoor Challenge
     Workout and push your limits even if you're not wearing your gym outfit, this scenario happened yesterday and that's what Fitness First wanted us to experience. Fitness First stands by the fact that exercise is essential to one’s health and that having a hectic lifestyle is no excuse not to get fit. That is why Fitness First created freestyle areas in their clubs which allow you to exercise and move with purpose. They focus on dynamic movement training, movements that will challenge one's muscles in multiple directions, combining as many muscle groups as possible to challenge you and get you moving in the way nature intended.

     The event happened at the Bonifacio High Street Activity Center in Global City Taguig yesterday with the objective of showing how exercise can be incorporated in everyday tasks and without the need for exercise machines. 

     There are four different fitness areas to test one’s strength, endurance, flexibility, and speed in a very fun and engaging way. Bloggers and invited guests together with Fitness First ambassadors and celebrities got the chance to see how they measured up against what an average person could accomplish. What’s more, the challenges could be completed without the need to be in workout clothes. We took the outdoor challenges wearing these outfits!
Fitness First's #PushYourLimits Outdoor Challenge
With Michelle, Rochelle, Jen, Sheree- Fitness First brand ambassador, Kaye and Moi :)
     To test their speed, participants were engaged in drills using the agility ladder. This is the most effective tool for training speed and improving footwork. 

     For endurance, Kaye and I was asked to lift shopping bags progressively being filled with Gatorade bottles after every round. This type of weight training workout improves your ability to do everyday chores such as carrying a bag of groceries or lifting your young child. From 3 Gatorade bottles up to 16 bottles (8 each bag) I survived the challenge but barely felt my arms after though. Hahaha!

     Participants also tested how strong they were by the number of times they could flip large tires. The entire body needs to be engaged when you flip the tire, which is perfect for improving over-all strength and conditioning. 
Fitness First's #PushYourLimits Outdoor Challenge
Flexibility Challenge area
     Lastly, Carlo, Rochelle and I tried a series of progressive Vinyasa poses. Vinyasa has both mental and physical benefits, synchronized breathing relaxes the mind and the movements significantly improve flexibility. The 3 of us passed the test and it's soo hard since it's my first time to try these Yoga poses. I literally felt the stretch and muscle burning after each poses.
Fitness First's #PushYourLimits Outdoor Challenge
We're rocking the tree pose here :)
Fitness First's #PushYourLimits Outdoor Challenge
The extremely hard Crane Pose for beginners like me!!!
     All these challenges were performed under the expert guidance of Fitness First Fitness Instructors. For every fitness challenge completed, each participant received a raffle entry for a chance to win free 3-month memberships. What’s more, free health checks were made available to all guests. 

     But more than just participating in the challenges, Fitness First encouraged the participants to push their limits, to try and exceed what their bodies could normally endure. After the challenges I realized the importance of including exercise as part of my everyday routine and that exercise can be fun and can be done anytime without the need for exercise machines. Mommies like me can benefit a lot from simple exercises that can be done at home and at Fitness First Club Philippines!

You may visit any Fitness First branch to learn more about Freestyle or go to their website at

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