Category Archives: ACTIVE LIFE 2009

2 1/2 yrs ago I tried pole (at 140lbs) right pic… left pic shows me now.




Exercising and not losing weight


If you’re one of those regularly exercising: running, walking, boxing, spinning, biking, etc on a daily basis yet not losing weight- welcome to the CLUB. In the next 30 days, I will try to experiment if it’s true that over exercising leads to plateau reaction of the body resulting to NO WEIGHT loss. For the next 30 days, I will try to only do 4 times per week of either BIKRAM or Boxing. More to come…



1. Bikram Yoga Manila – first officially sanctioned  Bikram in Manila. Two studios located in Makati and Quezon City.


5/F CKB Centrre

203 Tomas Morato Ave.
Quezon City

Telephone Nos.(+63 2) 376-4632 or 415 – 8910


15/F, 88 Corporate Center
141 Valero Street corner Sedeño Streets
Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227

2.Ananda Marga – prides on teaching yoga in Manila since 1967. Offers course consisting of 8 sessions and cost Php 2,500, including a book and CD. Drop-ins are Php350. 50% discount for students.

46 Maamo St.
Sikatuna Village
Quezon City
1101 Metro Manila

Airmen’s Village,

Pulang Lupa, Las Piñas
Tel.: 02 924 6068
Mobile: 0929 541 9501

3. Yoga Manila -Dedicated to the study and practice of yoga, we offer classes (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Pre-Post Natal Yoga, Slow Flow, Vinyasa and Yoga Ed Kids), courses and workshops. Studios: Alabang, Rockwell, Makati, Greenhills.

Makati Studio
Greenbelt Mansion, Unit 506, Perea St, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Ortigas Studio
Chi Spa, EDSA Shangri-la, Manila, 01 Gardenway, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Alabang Studio
405 Bougainvilla corner Sanggumay, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City
Rockwell Studio
Joya Gym, 3rd flr , Joya North Tower, Plaza Drive, Rockwell
SMS: +63917.522.YOGA(9642)

4. Iyengar Yoga – The Iyengar Yoga Center Manila is a space dedicated to the practice and methods of our Guru, BKS    Iyengar.

21/F LKG Tower, Ayala Ave. Makati City

For further inquiries please email us at or contact us at (02)753-4495 or (0917) 535-9711.

5. Pulse Yoga – The benefits of yoga are determined by our dedication to practice and our expectations. Many people are attracted to yoga practice initially for the physical benefits, which are innumerable, but realize over time that yoga has improved their lives. For those seeking exercise or stress relief, there is nothing better than yoga.

pulse studio greenhills
23 Florida Street, Greenhills
1501 Mandaluyong City, Philippines
+632 7217900
+63917 84PULSE

pulse studio makati
2289 UPRC III Building, Pasong Tamo Ext.
1231 Makati City, Philippines
+632 4684165
+63917 83PULSE

6. Yoga Philippines -A life changing place where you will rejoice in every class, which is solemnly made to nourish the body, mind and spirit.  A space that is transformed to achieve the warm feel of a home environment, to help you uncover the gift of yoga practice. A Center which is perfect for all who are searching  for conventional and traditional learning for a very reasonable price


cellphone: +63917-500YOGA(9642)

landline: (632)2119158

Address: Lot 19 Blk 20 Greenwich St Hillsborough, Alabang Village, Muntinlupa

7.Bliss Yoga – A sophisticated and serene studio has just arrived in the heart of Makati. Located in the Penthouse (28th Floor) of the Trident Tower, Bliss Yoga offers classes to help strengthen your body, soften your heart, and clarify your mind.

(My personal favorite!) I enrolled last week for their unlimited monthly. I think if you are someone without any YOGA BACKGROUND, this is the place to be. As the teachers are open in assisting new faces, giving modified poses and the place is just like a second home. The rooms don’t look like a dance studio, it’s like a large serene room. The students too are just full of spirit, eager to get committed and offer their session to their own causes. You only need to bring yourself since they offer towels, hand towels, yoga mat and water. They even have a cafe lounge that offers vegan and fresh fruit shakes, HEALTHY!

28/F of Trident Tower Penthouse

312 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue

Makati City, Manila

Direct Line: (63 2) 753 1954

Mobile: 0926 711 7462

It’s right at the back of RCBC Plaza… The green Tower…

8. EkagratasalaNew!!!

Ekāgratā Śālā is a home based yoga space in Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa, Philippines.

Ekāgratā in Sanskrit means one-pointedness or concentration. And Śālā (shala) in Sanskrit means space or a place to learn in. In Filipino, Sala also means living room.

Ekāgratā Śālā offers a comfortable space for you to practice and focus on your yoga.

525 Country Club Dr. Ayala Alabang Village

Karen Sumcio []


9. Vinyasa Yoga Center *New!!!! –

Mailing Address *22nd floor Palm Garden Spa Strata 100 Bldg. Felix Ortigas Rd. Ortigas Center, Pasig City

email address

Land Line : call us @ +(63 2) 232-9189 / +(63 2) 637-9003

For more info txt or call us on this mobile numbers +63(915) 292-0989 / +63(920) 947-5915


280 Santo Domingo Subd. Mayapa Calamba City

Humana Wellness building, Santa Rosa Laguna

+639185539698/+6349 834 2446


11. Prana Yoga – Vinyasa

Estrella Cor Amapola Streets Guadalupe Viejo, Metro Manila Philippines

Contact Person:
Ms. Ina Sibug
Mobile: 0920-9019228

2nd Floor Commerce Center

Commerce Ave., Filinvest

Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila

Philippines 1780

(02) 846-5496
 13. Yoga Flow Alabang
Upper Level, Casa Susana, Alabang Commercial Center
Madrigal Avenue, Alabang
14. Yoga+
Unit 1102 Fort Legend Towers 3rd Ave. cor. 31st Street, Global City, Taguig
Tel No:             +63-2-238-2768      
Mobile No:     +63-917-808-3957       

My 3rd day Challenge – Can I bikram or not????? :-(


Well, I am crossing my fingers but it seems like my meeting is until 5 pm and would need to do tons of stuff. Counting my headcount, moving people, scheduling new classes, transferring people. If I had to choose, I would want to be sitting somewhere in palawan, drinking vodka and admiring the view….

I don’t know if I can attend bikram today which is sad. I’ve been here since 630am and I need an energy drink 🙂

I need an inspiration. Oh, a pic of my handsome bunsoy Riley:

I love Sports-Tracker


So Jules introduced me to download this application for Iphone that I installed a month ago but never cared to use. So with the onset of my 30 day challenge- I tried it.  I love it. It’s so dependable and motivating to see all the details of my run… You can also share it via twitter, other sports tracker users and facebook. It has a diary and analysis of your routines. I am actually super sore all over. I can’t raise my legs but I feel good. Like they said, if your hurt or lonely- exercise more since it gives you more ENDORPHINS- the happy stuff;-) The world is good. I probably slipped recently, but life is good and people around me are great. NAMASTE!

Flabby Abs No More….


Flabby Abs? Do the Pole Dancing Workout and Change Your Body Forever!

Author: Callie Simmons

As you read this article, you will begin to see that exercise does not have to be dull and boring. It can be fun, sexy and thrilling, believe it or not! You can turn your body into an amazing sight while bringing back those feelings on femininity.

A pole dancing workout is the fun way to tone flabby muscles for sexy, smooth, flat abs, slim sexy legs and a great looking butt. This new fitness craze delivers fast and long-lasting results other programs can not offer.

Now, it is possible for you to have the fabulous body you have envied in strippers and also become healthier and fitter than ever. Their financial life depends on having a toned, rock hard body, right?

Now, you may not have dreams of becoming a stripper yourself, but wouldn’t it be great to have the body of one?

Pole dancing lessons are becoming increasingly popular among women all over the world. From stay at home moms to professional working women, the pole dancing workout has become infamous.

The great thing about this new trend is that you can now purchase at home pole dancing poles that are portable and sturdy. You can use them in your own home and then move them before company comes over for dinner!

Another great thing about pole dancing is that it helps so many women reconnect with their sexy side. Women are born to be feminine and sexy, yet so many ladies lose this quality when they become wives and mothers.

The pole dancing work out tones your muscles resulting in fabulous curvaceous body that every woman wants to feel good about themselves.

Discover your sensual and fun side. Have fun pole dancing your way into fitness!

Just picture this for a moment: You walk into the fitting room carrying a tiny pair of sexy jeans. You will not possibly fit into them, you think. A simple pole dancing workout will not change your body THAT much. You put one foot in, then the other and you slide them slowly over your hips. They button! You can breathe! Reclaim your sexiness with a pole dancing workout. You deserve it.

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DeAnn Norton is a Life and Business Coach dedicated to assisting people all over the world live their dream life!