Been feeling super stressed the past couple of weeks, so when I got invited to attend the GoWell wellness retreat by Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) at the Shangri-La Boracay, I didn’t hesitate and immediately said YES!
The GoWell retreat organized by Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) was a wellness retreat attended by members of the media, bloggers, health junkies and prominent celebrities that are known for promoting health and wellness. The program was filled with loads of energy filled and educational activities that are all aimed in encouraging people to go well and live a better, healthier lifestyle.
GoWell is Sun Life’s entry to the wellness space. It is envisioned to be a wellness community offering credible and relevant health and wellness information and fitness events for Filipinos who wish to live healthier, brighter lives.
GoWell is led by The Bull Runner, Jaymie Pizarro, who is Sun Life’s Marketing Manager for Health and Wellness. “What we’re striving for is holistic wellness. We’d like to encourage the overall health and wellness of an individual’s body, mind, and soul,” she explained.
Allow me to show you the event highlights…
Each participant was given a GoWell kit which included a bag, water bottle, sun screen and healthy snacks.
We started the day with a quick GoWell Sun Rise Run around the beach with Jaymie Pizarro, The Bull Runner
After breakfast, we then had a GoWell Sweat Session led by Nikki Torres. It was so fun and intense!
By 11am, we all gathered for the GoWell EatWell Talk with Chris Everingham
After lunch, Ms. Marie Gonzales of Kitchen Revolution taught us how to prepare healthy power smoothies at the GoWell Kitchen
Around 5pm, we had a GoWell Sunset Yoga session by Bubbles Paraiso then followed by a relaxing GoWell Meditation session by Neil Salang
To join the GoWell community, one simply has to visit the website www.gowell.com.ph and register for free to become a member. The site offers fitness and wellness content with articles from experts such as 360 Fitness’ Coach Chappy Callanta, sports nutritionist Harvie de Baron, yoga instructor Monica Manzano, and The Sexy Chef’s Chef Barni and Rachel Alejandro, among others.
A GoWell membership also comes with several benefits, including discounts in partner establishments such as R.O.X., The North Face, Newton, Runnr, New Balance, Hi-Precision Diagnostics, CW-X, AQ Support, Urban Ashram, Anytime Fitness, and Garmin; and access to community workouts such as Zumba, cycling classes, and yoga.
Those who will sign up with GoWell soon will have the chance to join the first community workout dubbed “GoWell Namaste Run” happening on October 16 at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati City. To be mounted in partnership with Urban Ashram, the event will include pranayama breathing, to be followed by an easy run with The Bull Runner, Jaymie Pizarro, and will conclude with a relaxing yoga session.
Inviting everyone to join the GoWell community with us! Visit www.gowell.com.ph today!