Friday, December 13, 2013

Top 7 Holiday Fitness Tips For Christmas

When December comes, everybody's excited for it's the much awaited Holiday of the year. During this Yuletide season, we celebrate the birth of our dear Jesus Christ thus, party invites are everywhere and which means this is the eating and drinking season! Do you know in this season, average American gains 5-12 lbs? But don't worry as Cebu Fitness Blog  offers you tips on getting sexy, fit and fab while enjoying delicious foods in the kitchen and buffet!

Check this Top Holiday Fitness Tips For Christmas.

1.  Don't Stop Working Out. Yes, keep your daily exercise routine. Eating a lot on Christmas and New Year's eve has no differences on eating more during Birthdays, Thanksgiving and some big events. Also, it's good to work out before a party on the next day, at least you know how much food or carbs you'll take - at least you know you intake limitation.

2. Eat your regular meal before party. One of the most forgotten tips, always eat your dinner before going to a party. Why? Obviously, if you skip your regular dinner, then you'll come and arrive to the party hungry and might consumed everything in the buffet table. So try to keep your stomach slightly full with fruits and yogurts or oats.

3. Choose and Eat Healthy Foods. During that party, for sure various kinds of dishes are served but hey, focus on vegetables and protein rich foods such as lean Meat from beef and chicken, vegetable salad and some desserts which is good for your health like fruits and fruit salad. You can take or indulge a little with those calories rich foods but just a little, don't forget to count your intake.

4.  Don't fill your plate. It may sound crazy but yes, this is effective. Do not fill your plate with different dishes and eat slowly. You won't notice you'll be full and next time you know, you're done with your dinner and already enjoying one's company with cocktails or fruit juice.

5. Drink and Dance. It's okay to drink beer or any alcoholic drinks but make sure to hit the dance floor and sweat it out.  Take note, one gram of alcohol contains 7 calories - let's burn this!

6. Drink Plenty of Water. Water has been very useful in everybody's diet. Keep dehydrated and drink more water, thus you might consume less food.

7.  Get some sleep. Of course, you'll be exhausted after a party but as much as your mind needs this (sleep) , your muscles needs rest too.

Now, who wants to be a hunky Santa Claus? Photo: James Ellis. Credit: David Myrick

Generally, always keep on guard and focus on eating healthy even in Holiday season. If you have some suggestion, please do contact or send us message at our Official Facebook Page.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

CFB Supports Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2013

On December 7, 2013 - Cebu's prime and the only Awarding Body for Bloggers, The Best Cebu Blogs Awards will hold it's 6th Awards Night at Avalon Building, Cebu Business Park. After a rigid scrutiny and judging from some of the experts in the field of new media like Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Awardee Nancy Cudis, Cebu Bloggers Society president Ruben Licera Jr., Cagayan de Oro Bloggers president Vic Marion Madriaga, and Mindanao Blog Awards founder Ria Jose, these BCBA Finalists will vie the name of who will be the Best Bloggers from different Niches like Travel, Technology, Personal, Food, Fashion, Photo, and Entertainment

Here are the Finalists:

Nominee #
Blog URL
Doyzkie Buenaviaje
Kristine Roa
Marco Diala
Rabsin Dela Cruz
Yves Camingue
Jean Louise Perez
Alexa Martin
Sweet Veloso
Rachael Dawn Robinstein

Nominee #
Blog URL

Carla Marie Adlawan

Ken Michael Jon Taarup

Mary T. Narvasa

Zhequia Bardos

Hazel Gicole

Narciso Tapia

Jewey Torrefranca

Nominee #
Blog URL

Zhequia Bardos

Jervie David Montejar

Joyceren Miyah GenobaƱa

Justinne Lou Go

Marco Diala

Nominee #
Blog URL

Enje Godinez

Jane Jacquelie Vestil

Jose Farrugia

Herbert Kikoy

james arnold nogra

Nominee #
Blog URL

Carla Alferez

Jona Branzuela Bering

Leylan Romarate

Stephanie Rose de Jesus

Marie Angelique Villamor

Mark Gulfan Almonicar

Roxanne Tamayo

Cindy Solon

Jewey Torrefranca

Edwin Castillon

Nominee #
Blog URL

Gerrymie Tampus

Herbert Kikoy

Elroy Robin

Leylan Romarate

Stephanie Rose de Jesus

Nominee #
Blog URL

Doyzkie Buenaviaje

Kristine Roa

Rabsin Dela Cruz

Yves Camingue

Rodrick P. Guarin

Philip Andrew Mayol

BCBA is supported by  the following Sponsors and Partners.

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The BCBA is spearheaded by Deutche Atil Mark Monta (the founder) and following bloggers:

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Working Out And Sports Are Components To Be Healthy And Fit

While newbies think that going to the Gym means getting that hunky body easily, Experts have been consistent with the evidence that participating to Sports and Physical activities can do more and maybe can contribute a lot to a healthier lifestyle. But on some factors, working out at the gym has something to do with that bulky muscles and some six packs abs. According to our GYM BUFF Mr. Ronan Christian D. Alao, going to the gym for work out and joining sports should go together. "I'm proud to say I can do more than working out at the gym. With my height of 5'7 1/2 and a weight of 132lbs, I'm getting involved with physical activities such as doing my favorite sports. It is important to use your hard earned body to the test. Both working out and sports should be together like doing a "cha-cha". In other words, It takes two to tango. " Alao added.

Mr. Ronan Christian D. Alao in his buff body

In his Gradeschool years, Christian used to be an outcast due to his sickly and scrawny look. But that changed when he enjoyed himself in some sports recommended by his Doctor. He did running, swimming and soccer as his favorite of them all, then came skateboarding. "Growing up was hard! Especially when people only judge by the physical looks. After I graduated highschool, I had a deep depression. I was physically unattractive. According to people, I got the face but not the body. A lot of rejections from those girls I courted were experienced. Prior to college, I decided to change my outlook." Christian confessed.

Mr. Ronan Christian D. Alao in his boney look before he decided to go to the gym and do some exercise
Then a determination was observed with self discipline and mind-setting, Christian was able to achieve a healthy and of course fit lifestyle. But how? While doing his favorite sports (as mentioned above), he also go to the Gym to lift some metals and not just a simple lifting but a proper-execution type of lifting. He was motivated and used his momentum to slowly gain the body he wanted. "It is not the amount or quantity of plates you lift, but the execution and quality of lifting are greatly observed." Christian advised.

Mr. Ronan Christian D. Alao doing some triceps routine

Christian resting before doing some lifting

Christian in his pull-up routine

Be positive in every work out and sports you are joining. Getting fit is not an overnight job, thus, don't be disappointed but keep the determination goes on.As what Christian highlighted on, "Getting fit is a choice. You can't wait for someone to go with you at the gym if he/she is not motivated as much as you are. It is you and you alone that can benefit from it. Not only looking good physically, but also in health and mind too."

Do that Shoulder routine!!

Have some time lifting one's body, right Christian?

Here's a biceps routine.
Generally, our Gym Buff Christian suggested not to minimize your eating routine. He does not believe in a diet. "I do not have a specific diet for as long as it is real food. Eating brown rice, eggs, sweet potatoes, fruits and veggies, oats, fiber rich foods as cliche' as it gets, are good for you.If you're born skinny, be sure to eat a lot and drink a lot of water ....and I mean a LOT of food and water to replace the food you burn at the gym." Christian ended.

Do you want to share your DIET and maybe some workout routine or ideas? Click and like our Official Facebook Page, and give us a message.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Gaisano Country Mall 20th Anniversary Run

My first experience of watching movie in Cinema was in Gaisano Country Mall with my older sister every during her salary day and it was during my High School years. Wow! Time really flashes so fast! And on October 13, 2013, this coming Sunday our very own Gaisano Country Mall celebrates 20th year anniversary with a run for a cause dubbed as Gaisano Country Mall 20th Anniversary Run. This race is in cooperation with CLUB in Unity for Restoration thru Empowerment (CURE) Foundation in which proceeds will be donated and to be used for their Outreach programs.

WHAT: Gaisano Country Mall 20th Anniversary Run 2013
WHERE: Gaisano Country Mall, Talamban Road, Banilad, Cebu City
WHEN: October 13, 2013
Race Distances/Categories: 15k, 10k, 5k

Registration Fees: Category | Price | Inclusion/Details
15K | Php 500 | inclusive of singlet, race bib, snacks, loot bag, raffle ticket and finishers medal.
10K | Php 350 | inclusive of singlet, race bib, snacks, loot bag and raffle ticket.
5K  | Php 300 | inclusive of singlet, race bib, snacks, loot bag and raffle ticket.

Registration Centers:
Gaisano Country Mall - Customer Service Counter
Runnr Ayala Cebu
ARC - Raintree Mall

DETAILS in the poster above. Now, check below for the run route.

Here's a 15k finisher's medal. Photo Credit: runningcebumarathon


Funrun has been a great leisure-sport to Cebuanos in the past years. But on November 17, 2013, you'll experience a different twist of funrun as MEPZ HRA in coordination with all the MEPZ organizations ( AMCA , MEPZTRA , PMA  &  MEZSSCI ), offers you MEZ CARES FUN RUN 2013, a running sports organized for the benefit of the adopted school of MEPZCEM, Timpolok Elementary School. True to their theme, Camaraderie Among Responsible Employees Through Sports, MEPZ HRA wishes to draw an estimated number of 3,000 runners and running enthusiasts.

WHEN: November 17, 2013
WHO: All runners
WHY: Run for a Cause (for the benefit of the adopted school of MEPZCEM, Timpolok Elementary School)
Categories: 10K and 5K
Details: See poster above


In its 8th year, MEPZ HRA's funrun event has been consistent in their mission of fostering comradeship through sports and other social related activities and affairs among member companies.  MEZ FUNRUN 2013 activities include Zumba , awarding of MEPZ sportsfest winners, raffles and awarding of runners.

MEPZ FUNRUN 2013 Route/Map/Sketch

For more details, please visit and like their official facebook page, MEPZ HRA

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

26th MILO Little Olympics kicks-off in Cebu City

Nationwide interschool league adds basketball to sports roster

Manila, Philippines, August 13, 2013 – Leading nutrition, health and wellness company Nestle Philippines, makers of MILO, today announced that the MILO Little Olympics, the country’s longest-running interschool youth sports competition, is launching its 26th season with the first of four regional legs at the Cebu City Sports Complex on August 16 to 18 and 24 to 25. After Visayas, the competition will advance to Mindanao, NCR and Luzon, before returning to the Queen City of the South for the 26th MILO Little Olympics National Finals.

The MILO Little Olympics has contributed tremendously to the discovery and progress of local talent by helping the youth gain confidence, practice teamwork and imbibe values that stay with them for life. As part of its continued commitment to finding the next generation of sports heroes, MILO will be adding a Filipino favorite, Basketball, to its roster of sporting events this year.

”Filipinos have a huge heart for basketball because of its competitive and thrilling nature,” said Robbie de Vera, MILO Sports Executive. “We at MILO recognize that many young basketeers dream of playing in big leagues like the PBA or even represent the country in international competitions like FIBA Asia. We want to help fuel the youth’s passion for basketball and for other sports as well by providing a quality competition that helps them showcase their athletic abilities, determination and drive as the first step towards achieving greatness in international competitions.”

With the invaluable support of the Department of Education, the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee, the MILO Little Olympics offers a variety of sports events, including Athletics, Badminton, Chess, Football, Gymnastics, Lawn Tennis, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae Kwon Do, Volleyball, Sipa or Sepak Takraw and Scrabble, to student-athletes from public and private schools nationwide.

Last year, Team Visayas failed to secure its fourth consecutive victory against rival NCR, who took home the Perpetual Trophy for the first time as the Overall Champion. Over 30,000 sports enthusiasts filled the Marikina Sports Complex to witness the 25th MILO Little Olympics grand finale. “We are expecting even more spectators and sports enthusiasts to gather and experience the thrilling youth sports games in the different regional events,” added de Vera. “We are also looking forward to seeing a heated rivalry unfold as NCR guards its throne from a former Champion.”

“Throughout the years, we have seen significant growth in the level of competition for the MILO Little Olympics. With quality athletes from across all regions and the addition of basketball to the roster of events, we expect to see a higher degree of intensity and determination among our players to reclaim the championship throne at the finale on our home soil,” MILO Little Olympics Visayas organizer Ricky Ballesteros.

De Vera further expressed that local government units, Department of Education, Philippine Sports Commission, and the Philippine Olympic Committee contribute greatly to the event’s massive success. “Throughout the years, the MILO Little Olympics has prioritized the safety and security of student-athletes across all regions with the support of the local government units and organizations. MILO demonstrates this commitment by deploying comprehensive measures and round the clock medical and security teams in each venue.”

The 26th season of the MILO Little Olympics has been set to take place in a new Luzon province, Baguio City. In place of Lingayen, Pangasinan, athletes will compete in the City of Pines to allow more budding talents of Luzon to experience the premiere sporting event, while still within proximity of Pangasinan-based participants.

After the Visayas leg on August 16 to 18, 24 to 25 at the Cebu City Sports Complex, the 26th MILO Little Olympics will shift to Mindanao (Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center) on August 23 – 25, NCR (Marikina Sports Complex) on August 30 – 31, September 1, 7 and 8, and Luzon (Baguio City Athletic Bowl) on September 6 to 8. The All winners from the eliminations legs will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Cebu for the National Finals on October 25 to 27, 2013. [PRESS RELEASE]

For more information, please visit the MILO marathon website ( or access the MILO Philippines fanpage on Facebook. Follow MILO on Twitter (@MILOPH).

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Training And Nutrition For A Sexy Body

"Nutrition" is a big word, so with "Training" but why in most circumstances, these two factors go together? Just like spoon and fork, you can definitely use spoon without fork or vice versa but when using both, you are productive and you can definitely see your output, agree? Yes! This is what gym buff, Deo Angelo Gamao shared in this featured article on how to gain a good looking body for men.

Look at this 4 months development, what a beast?!

Deo showing his biceps, triceps and shoulder. Beast he is!

" A good bodybuilding diet and nutrition are key components that will determine how successful you are in your bodybuilding program. Training without proper nutrition is like rowing against the current. At best, you would remain on the same place or even move forward a little bit, but in the end, you get nowhere. "  Deo added. " To all gym goers who want to have a flat belly, my recommendation is to eat clean foods and drink plenty of water as many as you can. Add fruits Like grapes,oranges,and pineapples and also peanuts to burn your belly fats easily."

Deo showing some abs

Determined as he always be, Deo makes sure that in every food he takes, they should be clean and true food , not junk foods. He even take carbohydrates, why? Why not? We need it during exercise. " This is my diet plan when im having meals, 1 cup of brown rice, or medium sized sweet potato, or 1 cup of oatmeal 2 banana fruits, broccoli or any other desired vegetable 6-8 ounces of chicken or lean fish." Deo shared.

Deo goes to PowerShape Fitness Gym and Spa which is owned by Filipino Bodybuilder Start Jawn Fajardo who is a Top Placer on Musclemania Miami, USA 2013. He is currently living in Mindanao specifically in the Province of Bukidnon.

Deo and his gymmates
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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines Result of Winners and Photos

Despite of the heavy rain and weather challenges Cebu was experiencing, the country's premier and voted as the 5th toughest of all Ironman 70.3 races all over the world , Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines finished successfully.

Ironman 70.3 Philippines Official Poster

Ironman 70.3 Philippines Medals are designed by Cebu Pride and multi-awarded furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue.
Medals Photo Credit from Laureen Jean, [L-R] Kenneth Cobonpue with Cebu Fitness Blog Author, Mark Monta

And without further ado, here is the list of winners in different categories.

Cobra Ironman 70.3 Mens Top 5 Pro Results

1st Courtney Atkinson 3:58:07
2nd Pete jacobs 3:59:09
3rd David Dellow 4:04:22
4th Chris McCormack 4:03:15
5th Brent McMahon 4:04:05

Cobra Ironman 70.3 Womens Top 5 Pro Results

1st Caroline Steffen 4:16:12
2nd Bree wee 4:27:29
3rd Belinda Granger 4:33:50
4th Jacqui Slack 4:39:31
5th Monica Torres 4:52:08

Cobra Ironman 70.3 Mens Filipino Elite Results

1st Banjo Norte 4:26:44
2nd August Benedicto 4:32:38
3rd John Philip Duenas 4:33:18
4th Arland MacAsieb 4:37:03
5th Franklin Penalosa 4:43:08

Now, here are some photos taken by various social and mainstream media.

Timex Team and Celebrity Piolo Pascual is #3055 in Bike Leg!
Photo Credit:

Courtney Atkinson, first out of the swim, first out of the bike and first to finish the 21km run to take the 2013 ‪#‎cobraironman703‬ championship. Photo Credit: cobraironman703

David Dellow is this year's Third Placer!  Photo Credit:

Last year's Champion is this year's Second Placer, Pete Jacobs, Congratulations! Photo Credit:

Matteo Guidicelli earlier on the bike leg.

Iron Man 2013 champion Courtney Atkinson passes the Marcelo Fernan Bridge.
Nice shot from Tonee Despojo of Cebu Daily News

What do you think of this result? Ayway, Congratulations CEBU, Congratulations to Lapu-Lapu City Government, Organizers and Crew!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cobra Ironman 70.3 2013 Confirmed Competitors

This weekend, Cebu will surely trend in all social media sites on this much awaited triathlon event, Cobra Energy Drink IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines 2013! This is not just an ordinary physical contest but the best of the best are joining this year. Three time defending Championing Pete Jacobs is back to the beautiful island of Lapu-Lapu to try his luck and his fourth straight victory but will he make it this year or will Cameron Brown, last year's Second place emerge as winner this year?

So who are you rooting this year? For sure these toughest triathletes on Earth will do their very best to be on top! Now, check this  Confirmed Individual Competitors for Cobra Energy Drink IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines 2013.

Important Reminders

1. Please bring at least 1 Government Issued ID (with picture and signature). Race kit will not be released without presenting proper identification card. We also recommend that you bring additional ID cards just in case there is a need for further identification.

2. Race kit will only be released to the actual participants. Authorization letters will not be honored.

3. Race kits must be used by the registered participant only. Passing your registration without proper notification to the organizing committee will mean 5 Years BAN to ALL Sunrise Events, inc. races.

4. Registration is going to be at The Marquee with the following schedule. Please take note that the cut-off time will strictly be implemented. THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSION OF REGISTRATION TIME.

August 1 (Thursday) 2pm to 5:30pm
August 2 (Friday) 9:00am to 12:00noon and 2:00pm to 5:30pm
August 3 (Saturday) 9:00am to 3:00pm

5. For Relay Teams, all team members must be present during the registration. Race kits will not be released unless everyone is present to sign the waiver as a group.

6. For your additional convenience, please visit our website’s Athlete Information Page at to get your race number. This is the first question that you will be asked upon entering the registration area.

7. Participants must register first before availing of the carbo load dinner. Bands will be checked at the entrance of the buffet area.

8. Bike Check out 12:10 pm and only participants may get their bikes.

9. For the Awarding Luncheon:

Individual Participants must present the food stub attached to the run bib
Relay Participants will be given food stub at the registration.


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