MANILA -- In a world of constant pressure, hectic schedules, and never-ending deadlines, it's easy to relegate health to the bottom of our priorities and just give up.
In times like these, maybe all you need is an inspiration. Having someone you can look up to helps a lot to keep you motivated whether he or she is an athlete, fitness expert or someone who possesses your #fitgoals.
1. Rovilson Fernandez
"The discipline that I get through CrossFit transcends to my life. It's the most amazing 30-40 minutes of my life. It's probably the best thing I do all day."
Apart from being an in-demand host and model, Rovilson Fernandez is also a certified health buff.
He discovered CrossFit, a fitness program created by Greg Glassman, online and instantly fell in love with it when he finally got to try it. Although the regimen was quite tough, he was up for the challenge.
2. The Bull Runner Jaymie Pizarro
"There’s a saying that goes, ‘It's not entirely about fitness, it's about how fitness can change your life.’ That’s how it is for me. It’s not my life, but it enhances my life and makes it a whole lot better.”
A doting mom, a marketing manager, and a topnotch blogger – these are just a few of the many feathers on Jaymie Pizarro's hat.
On top all these, she is a marathoner. Jaymie became the first Filipino to finish the World Marathon Majors in New York, Chicago, Berlin, London, Tokyo and Boston. She started running to lose weight, but she soon realized that the sport was becoming a bigger part of her life. Now, she does it out of pure passion.
3. Piolo Pascual
"I love riding. I can ride all day, as much as I can run or walk all day. With biking, I get to check out all the scenery, commune with nature, and of course, I get to have my quiet time."
For heartthrob Piolo Pascual, there is always no gain without pain.
As a showbiz personality, he always wants to be in best shape. He does different workout routines and exercises, but riding remains a top favorite. In fact, it’s also his favorite bonding activity with his 19-year old son, Iñigo.
4. Tessa Prieto-Valdes
"People think that if you're already past your 50s, you just sit down and watch TV, like it's the end already. In fact, it's not. Every day is an opportunity to live better, to feel better and make other people feel more wonderful."
The woman known for her colorful clothes and flamboyant hats may be in her 50s, but she continues to rock. Thanks to Zumba, socialite and philanthropist Tessa Prieto-Valdes continues to feel young and inspired to spread joy to more people.
5. Bubbles Paraiso
"Yoga is not just about the headstands. It's such a personal and spiritual practice."
A frustrated teacher, model Bubbles Paraiso wanted to learn yoga so she can teach kids. But soon, the practice became a passion. She became a yogi herself, immersing herself in yoga communities, discovering new stories, and finding joy in them.
6. Inigo Pascual
"You have to make sure that you feel good and that you look good at the same time. Never be discouraged. It's never too early to start."
Being physically active has always been Inigo Pascual’s way of utilizing his youthful energy.
As a kid, he enjoyed doing different kinds of sports. Then just like his father Piolo, he fell in love with biking. At 19, he acknowledges the importance of keeping his body in good shape and staying healthy at the same time.
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