Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, freelance Strength & Conditioning Coach Paulo Agir and Coach Pio Solon of Epic Performance, saw the need to elevate the knowledge and skills of fitness and sports coaches in the country. They were on a mission to bring the training to these coaches to address the challenges of high-cost training that are often hosted in Manila or outside the country. This project began in January, with a Sports and Nutrition Workshop at Lifegiver Christian Academy in Dumaguete and the University of San Carlos in Cebu, followed by a Strength Training and Nutrition Seminar at Silliman University, Dumaguete in February–the last of the workshop series before the pandemic.
However, the pandemic did not stop Coach Paulo from wanting to serve others and be of help the best way he can. He decided to create Dagohoy Academy, an online personal development consultancy company, which started hosting free webinars every weekend since April with topics on Nutrition, Mental Health, Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, among others. It serves as a channel for local success stories from accomplished individuals in the country with the goal of promoting a growth mindset in Filipinos to enable them to reach their full potential. They had also organized two free webinar series entitled Long Term Athletic Development on the first run and CESAFI SPORTS and Coaching webinar series on the second run.
To date, the academy has hosted 100 free webinars and has grown into a community of more than 1,000 followers on our Dagohoy Academy and Dagohoy Academy Sports and Coaching Development Facebook pages combined. The ASEAN Youth Organization has also partnered with us in empowering the youth and forwarding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Now that we seem to have somewhat settled into the New Normal, Coach Paulo and Coach Pio are now resuming the original plan with a Strength & Conditioning Workshop Series featuring Coach Mark Caron. Coach Mark is a Strength & Conditioning Coach with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Science and a Master’s degree in Movement Science from UP Diliman. He is an athletic performance specialist and has been the Strength & Conditioning Coach of several athletic teams such as Creamline Cool Smashers, Zamboanga Basketball Team, and Bacolod Master Sardines Basketball Team.
The workshop series runs from November 8, 15, 22, 29 and December 6 at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. It will include topics on functional strength training, speed & agility, developing power, plyometrics, and conditioning, as well as a certificate of attendance. This workshop is sponsored by Wheyl Nutrition Co., Tanita Philippines, and Chiyeah Online Health Store.
For inquiries, please contact Paulo Agir, President and Founder of DGY Academy, at 09563054874 or email@example.com, or message DGY Academy in Facebook.