wellness by Alyssa Castillo

Find Your Own Space in Kerry Sports Manila

Your next favorite workout spot is an 8,000 square meter multi-level, 24-hour fitness complex.

We’re all guilty of scratching out our “get fit” new year’s resolution by the first few months of the year and, fine, let’s admit it: Beginning a fitness routine and actually sticking to it is a difficult feat. Sometimes, all we need is motivation in the form of a fun workout spot that’s a lot less intimidating than the usual gym or a lot less provoking like your tempting couch and a Netflix account.AGB_4241Kerry Sports Gym is just a part of the Kerry Sports Manila complex that houses top-notch facilities and services all types of wellness enthusiasts, as well as beginners and fitness newbies. Built to house multiple training zones and recreational spaces to improve your overall health and fitness, it’s almost as if the Kerry Sports Gym was made perfectly for those days when you just don’t know what exercise you’d want to do. With all the possibilities in here, you’ll want to move more, do more, and get fit in your time and pace–however you want to do it.AGB_4265kerry 1Sitting at the heart of BGC, it’s accessible enough as it’s situated in none other than Shangri-La at the Fort. Becoming a member here–or simply just a weekend guest of the hotel–allows you to take advantage of the activities they offer in their respective studios and training zones. Among these training zones are the Functional Zone that features Pavi flooring and Synrgy 360; the Boxing/MMA Zone; the Cardio Zone which features the latest  high-tech machines; the Free Weight Zone with a full selection of weights; and the Core Zone that’s equipped with Bosu Leg Raise, Ab Coaster, Ab Solo and Back Extension machines. AGB_4242There’s also the Adventure Racing Zone that beastly decks out a Concept 2 Rower, Keiser Spin Bikes, Jacob’s Ladder, and a Marpo Rope trainer. There are also the studios for classes in yoga, Pilates, dance, and spinning which are regularly offered and taught by certified teachers. Seriously, they have everything you could ever possibly want–even for needs specific to your physical health and wellness.kerry 2The list goes on and on, because besides the spaces made for training, there are also spaces built for competitions and other types of active sports, like the covered outdoor Tennis courts, glass backed squash courts, as well as a 25-meter outdoor lap pool with a hydrotherapy vitality pool. Here, members and hotel guests can also make use of The Arena, an NBA grade basketball court that basketball fans will build a frenzy over. AGB_4310AGB_4294But besides the vigorous workout sessions, you can also unwind in the Kerry Sports Spa and be engulfed in a selection of massage treatments to cap off the night. Grab a healthy meal from Kerry Sprouts for that post-workout munch, or swing by Upper Deck for a poolside drink while indulging in a well-deserved hearty meal.AGB_4325It’s not everyday you come across a fitness complex like Kerry Sports Manila, so go ahead and satisfy your urge to break a sweat or just relax during your personal downtime. Catch up on that new year’s resolution; besides, it’s only January. It’s not too late just yet.

Produced by Alyssa Castillo
Photography by Andrea Beldua
Special thanks to Benjamin Arnold

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Alyssa Castillo
Alyssa Castillo is a freelance writer and is concurrently Rogue Media's Editorial Assistant for The NBHD. She reads for fun, writes for a living, and wastes too much time entertaining the possibility of a zombie apocalypse. Find her on Instagram as @lysscstll.
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