Saturday, March 23, 2013

Body Jam + Zumba in The Workplace / WORLD PREMIERE: That Pinoy Pride Tee

What took me sooo long to world premiere The Belated Bloomer's Pinoy pride tee from the swap meet in January, you ask? Well, I was supposed to wear this perfectly loose tee on my next CrossFit class in February but...things happened. Unavoidable things like monthly period, additional workload as well as stupid things like slight intimidation and other excuses I do not wish to elaborate. 

When I heard the impressive line-up of events and talks for the Kapamilya Health and Wellness Fair (my first!), I was quick to sign up for the FREE zumba class. Luckily, my teammates were equally interested. And we all made it to the limited slots! Hurrah!

World premiering The Belated Bloomer's tee
And we made it to the news!

I've mentioned this in prior posts, but I really prefer the yoga mat, swimming pool or dance floor over the gym. I admit CrossFit is the ultimate challenge for long-time desk jockeys like me. But me and my weak knees could use a slow transition before we reach for that summit. And we shall face the Latin music for now. Zumba today, CrossFit tomorrow! 

Theena Mondonedo from 360 Fitness Club was a fun instructor. We spent the half hour doing body jam and the next doing zumba. It was more challenging than I imagined! I could see myself smile in my reflection in the mirror, but I felt every muscle stretch out, every joints creak and my heart pump like crazy. Not that I'm complaining. It was a delightful pain!

Dancing our way to fitness
Photos from Ryan Ramos (Corp Communications)

Looking back, I pray this will be a permanent employee perk. We'll definitely find time if there are FREE classes in the same building. *crosses fingers*

Outfit of the Day
Pinoy pride tee
Mum's leggings


  1. Well sis, you know what they say, no pain no gain. :P

    Following you now via GFC, hope you follow back as well.

    1. So true! Pero wag na extreme pain, ayoko na ng injuries. :)

      Love your blogs! I miss Baguio tuloy. :(

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    1. Wow, thank you! I sent you a PM on Facebook pala. :)

  3. I've also been doing Zumba 2 nights a week and I can def agree with this'd. My body just doesn't move like theirs, but I'm not giving up. Good or bad, pretty or ugly I'm going to keep it up. It's a wonderful workout and it's so much fun!

    1. Wow, I'm envious! 2 nights a week! Go, go, go!

      Thanks for the visit. :)

  4. Hi mars,
    I've been doing Zumba now for 3 weeks methinks. It has helped me stay alert throughout the day. ;) I'm not really in a hurry to lose weight, I want to be fit to be healthy.