"To be the best, you just have to train more" - Manny Pacquiao
It is this relentless attitude that makes our "pambansang kamao" a perfect fit for Rexona and their "Do More" philosophy.
From his humble beginnings to where he is now, Manny truly lives an inspiring life and if we want to emulate this, we need to train harder.
And train harder we did at yesterday's launch for the Rexona and Manny Pacquiao Training Camp:
For one night, we got to experience the way Manny Pacquaio trains:
Pre and post workout fuel was provided by Juju Eats, (one of my favorite healthy restos in Manila: see review here) which consisted of cold-pressed juices, pudding with chia seeds, fresh fruit, oat and muesli bars, salads and wraps. Yum!
The open workout was supervised by some of the country's biggest names in fitness:
- Erwin Tagle of Ultimate Fitness
- Coach Rio of RunRio
- Paolo Cabalfin of Focus Athletics
- Dexter Pulid of 360 Fitness
And it consisted of a 21-minute routine covering 4 stations specializing in Strength, Mobility, Endurance and (I forgot the other one :P haha) but we were able to do a bit of MMA (which I enjoyed the most), resistance training and lots of cardio at high intensity with only a 30 second break in between sessions.
It was pretty challenging but that's the way I like it, pushing limits and having Rexona's Do More ambassadors there like Phil and James Younghusband along with Manny Pacquaio really helped me dig deep for a strong finish.
It made me super proud to represent my CrossFit Greenhills Box and show them how my regular training has taken me to the next level of fitness. I was especially happy when Erwin approached me after the session and told me that I was the strongest participant there. (yay)
As reward for our hardwork, we got to meet Manny Pacquiao after our session!
Some of us were able to take a photo with him but the line was so long and I was hungry so I decided to just sit, enjoy my dinner and be satisfied as a spectator. A decision I am beginning to regret now. A photo would've been awesome. Maybe next time...
The reason behind the Rexona Training Camp is to cultivate a new generation of Doers by offering FREE training sessions for men and women at some of our country's best MMA and Boxing gyms!
To avail of a free session, all you have to do is visit Rexona's Faecbook Page HERE, click on the Training Camp tab and register! That's it.
No more reason not to workout.
It's time to #DoMore (but don't forget to spray on some Rexona Deo before breaking a sweat so your gym mates can do more too :P)