Fitness First marketingmanager Jill Santiago, Fitness First country manager Mark Ellis, Sun Life president and CEO RizaMantaring and Sun Life Chief human resources officer Yahmin Mattison

Fitness First advertising and marketing supervisor Jill Santiago, Fitness First nation supervisor Mark Ellis, Sun Life president and CEO Riza Mantaring and Sun Life Chief human assets officer Yahmin Mattison

More than 60 p.c of Filipinos do not work out in any respect, in keeping with the Sun Life Asia Health Index, a examine spearheaded by Sun Life Financial.

To assist Filipinos jumpstart wholesome modifications of their lives, Sun Life Financial has partnered with a prime well being membership, Fitness First, in a program known as GoWell.

GoWell promotes holistic wellness by way of a match and lively way of life, wholesome consuming, and residing a balanced life. Its web site,, provides health and wellness content material from consultants. There are additionally group exercises and health courses supplied to its members.

Membership is free and open to the general public. Community exercises are for everybody. Simply log in and examine the schedules.

On May 17 is a GoWell Zumba class for the household with Tessa Prieto-Valdes at Kerry Sports in Shangri-La on the Fort. Book a free slot on its web site. First 80 mothers get a GoWell pedometer.

There are additionally GoWell movies with Piolo Pascual, Bubbles Paraiso, Jaymie Pizarro, Rovilson Fernandez and Valdes. There are recipes, eating regimen ideas, exercise ideas, and even an Ask Jaymie web page the place you possibly can hearth away your health and wellness questions and get solutions from the knowledgeable herself, The Bullrunner’s Jaymie Pizarro.

“Filipinos are among the ‘Generation O’—overworked, overweight and overwhelmed,” Pizarro stated. “While the study showed we are the highest among Asian countries in terms of health satisfaction, we see a disconnect as we are also among the top three countries where people lack exercise.”

Filipinos both lack time for train because of work, weak private motivation, or are too distracted with devices, the examine stated. But regardless of these, a whopping 83 p.c have a robust need to get wholesome.

“With Sun Life and Fitness First committed to being the Filipinos’ partner in their health and wellness journey, the possibilities in the horizon definitely look exciting,” stated Mylene Lopa, Sun Life chief advertising and marketing officer. “We aim to spark Filipinos’ enthusiasm to pursue their fitness goals and they can look forward to more initiatives from this partnership.”

In the partnership, group courses at choose Fitness First branches will probably be free for GoWell Gold members. Gold members are those that have bought the Sun Life Financial’s Sun Fit and Well coverage.

A sequence of exercise movies of Paraiso and Fitness First ambassador Chris Everingham will even be launched frequently within the GoWell web site and social media to encourage extra individuals to get match. These movies are educational exercises on, say, how one can strengthen the higher physique or how one can tone legs.

The Fitness First app additionally has extra than 800 differing types of workouts obtainable on-line, stated Fitness First Phils. nation supervisor Mark Ellis. The well being membership has extra than 30,000 members nationwide and provides extra than 6,000 group health courses.

“But we need to reach out and educate more people about wellness,” Ellis stated. “Everybody wants a quick fix, instant results. Exercise isn’t something you can get in a day. It’s an investment. It takes time. It’s a lifestyle change.”


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