Global Wellness Day 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Since it's International Yoga day today, it is very timely for me to post the Global Wellness Day experience that I had few weeks ago at Makati Shangri-La, Manila! <3


Together with other Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Makati Shangri-La hotel invited guests, colleagues and communities to find their #ParadiseWithin last June 11 to celebrate the Global Wellness Day, an international celebration of health and wellness.

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The day started with a healthy, scrumptious breakfast to ready everyone for a tiring yet fulfilling day full of different fitness sessions, beauty talks and healthy cooking demonstrations by renowned people in the wellness industry. 

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Wellness Lifestyle Products and Services


Below are some of the lifestyle brands present during the day for guests to discover and experience through demos and samples. There was an amazing mix since brands from apparels, supplements to skin care products are present to promote holistic wellness.

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Dyanfitstore


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The Sexy Chef


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Klean Kanteen


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Skechers Philippines


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G Stuff



Vinyasa Yoga Sessions and Cardio Workouts


One of the sessions that I'm looking forward to is the Vinyasa Yoga session by Bliss Yoga. I've practiced yoga months ago but stopped because of work. Yoga tests my patience and how far can I push myself. 

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Photo by Makati Shangri-La Hotel
Mats were provided during the session and everyone who wants to do the yoga were free to come in the room. We did the fundamentals of Yoga which means everyone is at ease while doing the poses. Also, the session became extra awesome because the background music were pop music in yoga rhythm. Cool!

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Next right after the Vinyasa Yoga session is the Zumba workout by Instructor Shem. 



I felt that my body's already warmed up from the yoga sesh which means I'm ready for more workouts! This was my first time to Zumba and I was beyond ecstatic. The chosen music were 80's, 90's and up-to-date pop music. It's amazing because everyone in the room enjoyed grooving to these different tunes. 

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Tessa Prieto-Valdez and Patty Villegas

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Best dressed winner and Best Zumba dancer chosen by Tessa Prieto-Valdez

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Class Picture after the Zumba workout; Photo by Makati Shangri-La
The last workout I attended for the day is the Kickboxing workout. Without any background in Kickboxing, I bravely entered the room as the class is about to begin. Everyone found their own space and listened to the instructor. 



The workout was intense and I can't help but deeply catch my breath in between sequences. For those who are cardio freaks, I recommend you to try kickboxing as a regular workout. No wonder it's a great exercise for people who wants to shed some body fat.


Beauty and Wellness Talks


After the workout sessions, we were treated to a Healthy dishes Nutrition Talk by The Sexy Chef team. Participants were reminded of the proper diet plan and nutrition facts to observe. Their in-house nutritionist was very assisting with the diet inquiries of the crowd as well.

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Photo by Makati Shangri-La Hotel

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Also, enriching talks from renowned icons from the health and wellness scene such as Gina Lopez, chairman of ABS-CBN Foundation and G Stuff for Communities and Dyan Castillejo, fitness guru and sports journalist.

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Photo by Makati Shangri-La Hotel

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I truly found my #ParadiseWithin with Makati Shangri-La hotel's Global Wellness Day Celebration. It was such an eye opening event to take care of myself holistically--the earlier the better. With that, I'll be applying what I learned in life and hopefully influence others as well to jump to a healthier lifestyle. ;)

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