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Girl Power: Mary and Trish #GearUpwithAkma

As #GearUpwithAkma comes to an end, we wanted to share with you stories from our weekend 4 coaches–Mary Avila and Trish Buhat. Read on to learn more about these two strong women! MARY AVILA Mary is wearing the Koko Tank Top in Ash Gray and Nani Shorts in black.  As a Track and Field athlete, Mary Avila is no stranger to the podium. Among her many achievements are Most Outstanding Athlete at the 2013 Milo Little Olympics, and gold medals from her days competing in Palarong Pambansa in high school. She was even awarded the “Fall and Rise Athlete” in her final year at Palarong Pambansa.  Palarong Pambansa is one of the most prestigious sport events in the country for...

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Quarantine Discoveries: Raissa and Abby #GearUpwithAkma

We just finished the penultimate leg to our #GearUpwithAkma workout series, so we wanted to share the stories of our featured coaches–Raissa Teaño and Abby Jose. Just like the previous coaches, Raissa and Abby have been active ever since they were young. Read on to see the fitness discoveries they made during the quarantine! RAISSA TEAÑO Raissa was introduced to the world of sports through grassroots programs in swimming and football. She stuck with swimming and represented DLSU for six years in the UAAP. After her collegiate career, she pursued marathon running and open water swimming.  During the quarantine, Raissa had the chance to share her passion for sports and holistic health, and fitness with others through coaching and teaching....

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Grace Through Strength: Ali and Sheena #GearUpwithAkma

In the second leg of the #GearUpwithAkma weekend workout series, we are featuring former professional Ballet Dancer and founder of Bedroom Ballet, Ali Black; and certified crossfit, strength and conditioning, and gymnastics Trainer, Sheena Mabilangan.  Ballet and Gymnastics are both a mix of athletics and art. When we see ballet dancers and gymnasts twirl and tumble we often forget the strength that all the grace entails. Read on to see how these two go-getters manage to create art through their athleticism. ALI BLACK   Ali is wearing the Ari Mesh Bra in lilac and Miley Leggings in dusty lavender. BACKGROUND Ali’s love for ballet started when she watched the movie, Barbie Swan Lake. After watching, she recounts how she begged...

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Finding Their "Why": Ia and Karla #GearUpwithAkma

#GearUpWithAkma's first workout weekend is finally happening, and we wanted to share more about our featured coaches - Ia Hernandez and Karla Yu. Ia and Karla may have quite different sports backgrounds, but one thing they have in common is their love for fitness and health. There is no doubt that these two passionate women have found their purpose through fitness. Read on to learn more about our go-getter coaches! IA HERNANDEZ Ia is wearing the Ari Hooked Mesh Bra.   BACKGROUND Ia Hernandez has always lived an active lifestyle; she was a member of the varsity taekwondo team from high school to college. She discovered yoga back in 2013 when her fitness club offered classes. She decided to take them...

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#GearUpWithAkma With These 8 Amazing Coaches!

As we approach the month September (and the start of the Filipino holiday season!), we wanted to give a gift to our Akma go-getters. After almost six months in quarantine, we are sure that you are all missing the gym and your go-to workout studios. As our early holiday gift to you, we are introducing #GearUpwithAkma–a zoom workout series that will be held during all weekends of September.   #GearUpwithAkma will feature eight coaches and experienced athletes from different backgrounds to bring various workouts to you. Here is a rundown of our eight amazing go-getters and what you can expect from their workout sessions! 1. Ia Hernandez (September 5, 4PM) If you are looking for a way to unwind and relax,...

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