Dealing With Fitness

All of us had some sort of awakening to realize that we need to focus in to something. A lot of times, we only pay attention and give priority when things go out of hand already. Whether be it in our finances, our relationship - worst our health. As for Sarah Doloiras, she knew that she must take her health in the forefronts of her priority.

'I started working out with regular gyms, and just like everybody else all I want is to lose weight.' Sarah, a Java Developer of a company here in Makati, was not really in to fitness with a corporate job that puts her behind a desk sitting for long periods of time, and her leisure of water color painting, which also doesn't really put her in to a lot of physical activity.  


'I need something that can get me pumped up, and where I can really start losing weight.' In search for a place to start working out, she landed in various fitness facilities but most of them doesn't satisfy her needs nor complimented her schedule. She was intimidated by machines, and with no trainers involved in most packages sold, nor fitness community to support, it never worked for her.

"Deal Grocer brought me here. The community made me stay.' Getting in to CrossFit for the first time and doing it with Primal Ape, Sarah knows that it was the place she needs to deal with her fitness.  Along the way she made real friends and was so happy to be involved in a fitness community. "This is the only gym where there's 'Hi' and 'Goodbye' to everyone. I mean, everyone is so warm and supportive to everyone's fitness goals.'

Speaking of fitness goals, Sarah said that before, she thinks that rope climbs are only left for the few. "Now my personal goal is Rope Climbs and Pull Ups. I can't believe myself now, that I am now aiming for those." Her parents and friends disapprove of her being involved in CrossFit "But as they see me right now, I think they are happy for me and for the dedication I put in to fitness." Now, Sarah was just promoted to do CrossFit. And now personally picked by Coach Trever Love as Primal Ape's featured Member of the Month this September 2017. She was very happy and excited for what lies ahead for her fitness. 

Asked if she had any fitness people she looks up to, "I am amazed by Coach Joanne and Coach Rachelle. Looks like a babe, Lifts like a beast!'

To beast in every workout is what Sarah tries to do. "I think that, Strong people get stronger because they try. Weak people stay weak because they stop." That's why when asked for an advice for people who would like to do CrossFit for the first time, first thing she advised was for the people to try. "Go try it.The hardest part of workting out is actually going out and trying it for the very first time. And I assure you, you'd never regret the day you decided not to be weak anymore - once you are in it, you will enjoy the process and the progress."



Weekend of Wins!

It's a whirlwind of events and weekend of wins for Primal Ape CrossFit as members of the community excel in their fields of sports and fitness.

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Coach Anton Sietereales, Chris Hernandez and Trever Love, with the nation's affiliate coaches battled it all out in the recently concluded Coaches Throwdown 2017, held September 2 and 3. Celebrating community and passion for CrossFit, coaches rounded up once again for this yearly summit besting out their colleagues in the sport they all love.

Coach Anton, head coach of Avant Garde CrossFit, landed 3rd place against dozens of athletes in the Masters division.

Ending also on a podium finish, Coach Trever Love aced in the five events of the competition, bagging 2nd place of the same division.

The long weekend was also monumental for Bruins: Racers of the High Seas after bagging awards in the 7th Korea Open Busan International Dragon Boat Festival. The paddling apes, headed by its team captain Heber Fabregar, competed against 25 teams coming from different countries eyeing to win in the various categories of the competition


Bruins bagged the following awards:

2nd Place, Premier MIXED DB22 200 meters

2nd Place, Premier MIXED DB12 200 meters

2nd Place, Premier MIXED DB22 500 meters

3rd Place, Premier OPEN DB12 500 meters

3rd Place, Premier MIXED DB22 1000 meters

'The two day event is tiring, with our athletes decked for the next event right after another. But the CrossFit workout has prepared us to not just perform in a single heat race, but on multiple races with the same intensity in performance.' Heber takes pride in the land training and CrossFit workout the team underwent to prepare for their first international competition.

It was an eye opener for the team for it took their competency to the international level 'Marami pang bigas na sasaingin at kainin. I envision the team to train more and learn more. We (Bruins) all need to have a learner's attitude no matter what we achieve, and I think being involved in the CrossFit classes taught our paddlers this valuable character.' Heber added.

CrossFit inspires its athletes to learn and play new sport. And with the community excelling in different tilts, the fitness they earned inside the box is the ace they hold in any sport they join.

Congratulations to our king kong community! You guys make us proud

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How does weight loss affect metabolism

There's no quick and easy fix when it comes to losing weight. No single road map. No short cuts. No detours. No absolute formula.  Even if you do manage to lose weight faster than most people, there's still a chance that there would be a setback - something that will negatively affect your metabolism.

Newest studies and evidences say that the speed of your weight loss can be a factor in the result of your basal metabolic rate (the calorie burn at rest). When people lose weight quickly through intense calorie restriction or working out too much, the metabolism slows down. It is because our body fights back by holding on to energy by reducing the number of calories you burn.

And when this damage to the metabolism occurs, it would now be harder to keep the pounds off later.

So, what now? Until these studies are more definitive, Dr. Roshini Rajapaksa, medical editor of health. com and an assistant professor of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, suggests the following:

1. Slim down slowly – Slow and steady weight-loss plan is a more sustainable lifestyle change than a crash diet. Worst cases, crash diets can also induce unwanted hypoglycemia!

2. Consult with a dietician for a tailored nutrition plan – Experts recommend losing at a rate of one pound per week, by creating a calorie deficit of roughly 500 calories a day.

3. Make time for strength training - Increasing your muscle mass will help you burn more calories at rest. Resistance training plus metabolic conditioning (Cardio)had always been the best way to lose weight appropriately.

Whichever expert opinion you take, remember though that that metabolism is partly genetic, which means even if two people lose same amount of weight, the effect and the response of their bodies could be different.

Words: CJ Lampad

Rashapaksa, R., MD. (2017, July 4). Can Losing Weight Really Slow Down Your Metabolism? Retrieved August 7, 2017, from

Reference: Rashapaksa, R., MD. (2017, July 4). Can Losing Weight Really Slow Down Your Metabolism? Retrieved August 7, 2017, from

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