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Rappler's latest stories on FIT


Inside the Industry: The future of fitness with The Coaches' Lab

May 25, 2020 - 5:41 PM

In this episode, we explore another public space that will be fundamentally altered by the COVID-19 pandemic – the gym

[PODCAST] I've Got An Opinion: Fat is not a bad word

May 20, 2020 - 8:00 PM

For many, to be fat means to be unattractive, undesirable, unhealthy, and lazy. But some people want to turn that around.

WATCH: Yes you can! A week’s worth of workouts at home

Apr 13, 2020 - 11:05 AM

We know, a home workout is not the gym – but for those of us staying at home, it can have a massive effect on our wellbeing

Fitness challenges to do with friends under quarantine

Apr 01, 2020 - 9:58 PM

Make working out more exciting with these fitness challenges you can do with your friends

Need equipment? These fitness studios offer free alternatives to their classes

Mar 19, 2020 - 5:20 PM

Continue feeling the burn with minimal to no equipment with online workouts from these Manila fitness studios

Yes you can! Fitness tips from outside the comfort zone

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Here are a few things that have helped this recovering couch potato get started on a healthy lifestyle

10 of the most loved fitness gyms in Metro Manila

Jan 27, 2020 - 2:14 PM

It's getting fit in here

Photo from Booky

Tracking your heart rate? 5 questions answered about what that number really means

Jan 11, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Make your fitness routine more efficient by understanding your heart rate

APPLE WATCH. Apple's smartwatch is one of the many devices today that can monitor heart rate. Screenshot from Apple.

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Work out like Rizal

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Jose Rizal wasn't just an intellectual – he was also a fitness buff

A brief history (and a look into the future) of fitness technology

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:39 PM

The health and fitness technologies of the future may become even more personalized in assessing our bodies and daily habits

How fitness trackers help motivate us to keep in shape

Jul 15, 2019 - 2:34 PM

Activity tracking devices can be really helpful motivational tools that may eventually lead to long-term lifestyle changes

Shutterstock photo

Gym membership: How to get the most out of it, according to a sports scientist

Jan 05, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Here are few tried and tested (yet easy) exercises which, when combined with a broadly healthy lifestyle, are likely to improve fitness levels, maybe shed a little excess weight – and will make you feel at home in the gym

WORKOUT. Are you getting your money's worth? Image from Shutterstock

Puma rereleases the 'OG Smart Running Shoe,' a 1986 shoe with fitness tracking

Dec 14, 2018 - 11:50 AM

It records time spent running, the distance covered, and calories burned, just like fitness trackers today

Exercise, recipe videos coming to a Grab ride near you

Oct 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

(UPDATED) Soon, Grab riders will be able to watch people in motion and yummy dishes while enduring the traffic

Photo from IDOOH and Active8me

Why you should try Physique 57

Aug 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Looking for a new workout to try? Know more about Physique 57!

FitCon MNL kicks off on May 18

May 08, 2018 - 9:00 PM

The fitness and health convention features over 60 workshops in 3 days

GETTING FIT. Participants can learn about the latest in nutrition, sports science, and workout programs.

'Game of Thrones' actor Hafthor Bjornsson is World's Strongest Man 2018

May 07, 2018 - 3:04 PM

'The Mountain' is this year's world's strongest man

An expert explains why intermittent fasting might not be good for you

Apr 22, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Thinking about trying intermittent fasting? Maybe you should think again.

Fitbit launches Versa in the Philippines for P13,890

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Fitbit's stylish fitness tracker is finally released worldwide following its release in the US back in March

FITBITS. The Fitbit Versa comes in a multitude of band designs and materials. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners of the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 12:19 AM

Meet the 4 winners of this year's competition

Century Tuna Superbods Awarding on April 12, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongca/Rappler

U.S. approves artificial-intelligence device for diabetic eye problems

Apr 12, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The device, called IDx-DR, can diagnose a condition called diabetic retinopathy, the most common cause of vision loss among the more than 30 million Americans living with diabetes

Foxconn subsidiary to buy Belkin International for $866 million

Mar 27, 2018 - 2:22 PM

FIT Hon Teng says its merger with Belkin will give it access to the company's sales networks, technology, and production capabilities, along with more than 700 patents.

BELKIN. FIT Hon Teng will acquire Belkin for $866 million through a merger. Photo from Shutterstock.

Meet some of the contestants of the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018

Mar 20, 2018 - 8:07 PM

This year's batch of finalists includes beauty queens like Queenie Rehman and Joanna Tolledo

Work that beach body with these activewear pieces for men and women

Mar 13, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Summer is the best time to refresh your workout wardrobe

6 tips for achieving summer-ready skin

Mar 12, 2018 - 12:24 PM

Get healthy, glowing skin before heading out for adventures under the sun

5 quick and easy ways to jumpstart your healthy lifestyle

Feb 22, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Ina Raymundo, Paulo Avelino, Sunshine Cruz, and Alice Dixson give us advice on how to live at our healthiest

5 self-care practices that keep Gretchen Ho fresh

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Waking up at 3 am everyday? It's no problem for Gretchen Ho, who keeps a positive outlook with these tips

Sunshine Cruz, Ina Raymundo on raising healthy children

Feb 17, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The two stars share how they inspire their children to have active lifestyles

LOOK: Richard Yap shows toned physique in viral video

Feb 12, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Fitness knows no age!

RICHARD YAP. The actor proves that one can be fit at any age. Screenshot from

Sharon Cuneta opens up about weight-loss journey

Feb 12, 2018 - 11:29 AM

If you feel like you’re losing steam, this post may just keep you going

SHARON CUNETA. The actress gets real about her journey to health. Screenshot from

Exercise tracking map highlights locations of deployed troops

Jan 29, 2018 - 8:58 AM

While some US bases are well known to groups that want to attack them, the map also shows what appear to be routes taken by forces moving outside of bases – information that could be used in planning bombings or ambushes

BASE ACTIVITY. A US soldier walks past a A-10 Thunderbolt II at Kandahar Air base in Afghanistan on January 23, 2018. Shah Marai/AFP

LOOK: Adidas’ 3D printed running shoes are a thing of alien beauty

Jan 15, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The sports company is releasing their tech-forward Futurecraft 4D sneaker this week

FUTURECRAFT 4D. Adidas is set to release the futuristic shoe on January 18. Photo from

[Gameplan] Beginners try suspension training

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Strengthen your core with suspension training!

3 Nike tights to get you through any kind of workout

Nov 07, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Let these tights inspire you to reach your #fitnessgoals

NIKE PANTS STUDIO. The workout brand has released new gear tailor-made for specific activities. Photo courtesy of Nike

Fitness hacks for your fast-paced life

Oct 16, 2017 - 12:49 PM

Squeeze in a workout in your desk. Check out these easy and convenient routines you can do in 10 to 30 minutes

Kehilangan kaki kiri tak membuat atlet balap motor Fadli patah arang

Aug 25, 2017 - 4:38 PM

M Fadli merupakan mantan pembalap motor yang beralih menjadi pembalap sepeda setelah kehilangan kaki kirinya

M. Fadli saat berlatih di Fitness First jelang kompetisi balap sepeda. Foto oleh Dzikra Fanada/Rappler

Is Pia Wurtzbach ready for MMFF film with Vice, Daniel Padilla?

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:59 PM

Pia talks about her preparations for the movie

MOVIE PREPARATIONS. Pia Wurtzbach says she is doing acting workshops to prepare herself for the MMFF movie. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

How you can move with purpose

May 10, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Stay healthy and productive while pursuing your passions

Raymond vs Raymond: No more excuses

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

I just hated the way I looked I felt I could do so much more he says Watch his story here

5 fitness myths to let go of

Mar 30, 2017 - 2:51 PM

Say goodbye to these misconceptions and start seeing progress in your fitness journey

How to stop 'Mañana habit' from taking over your life

Mar 27, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Stop procrastinating and making excuses when it comes to your health

'Bagaimana saya turun berat badan 65kg dalam 1,5 tahun'

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:33 AM

Farah Sungkar telah mencoba berbagai macam diet tapi hasilnya malah masuk rumah sakit Bagaimana ia bisa menurunkan berat badan sebanyak itu dalam waktu singkat?

Farah Sungkar (23 tahun) berhasil menurunkan berat badan dari 135 kg menjadi 70 kg dalam 1,5 tahun. Foto dari dokumentasi Farah Sungkar

Fitness First dan Celebrity Fitness merger

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Celebrity Fitness dan Fitness First Asia mengumumkan merger yang akan menciptakan salah satu jaringan klub fitness terbesar di Asia

Ilustrasi member Fitness First berlatih di salah satu pusat kebugaran mereka. Foto dari Fitness First

12 Things I did to lose 90 pounds in 6 months

Jan 07, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Here are 12 tips to kick off your 2017 on a healthy note

Photos provided by Abby Sta Ines-Jogno

Weighting in vain

Dec 30, 2016 - 2:38 PM

To you who read this my mesage is simple: Don t weight in vain Love yourself first

WEIGHT LOSS. Jerland Casilan, a registered nurse, says he lost much weight in the span of a year. Photos courtesy of Jerland Casilan

Be fit, don't quit: 5 tips on how to keep exercising

Dec 12, 2016 - 1:06 PM

Unfortunately it is common for people to fall off the physical activity wagon Here s some advice on how to keep going

Fitbit Charge 2 review: A sleek wearable with thoughtful features

Nov 24, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Read Rappler s hands on review with the follow up to Fitbit s best selling tracker the Charge HR

HIV/AIDS bukan halangan saya untuk menjadi fit dalam 12 minggu

Nov 18, 2016 - 3:35 PM

Orang dengan HIV AIDS ODHA juga bisa kok hidup sehat

Berlatih sepeda untuk tingkatkan ‘endurance, strength, speed’

Oct 21, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Berlatih sepeda selama 5 minggu untuk memiliki performa bersepeda yang baik serta siap mengikuti berbagai perlombaan

Criterium adalah perlombaan sepeda dengan jalur berputar (looping) dengan jarak sekitar 1-2 km. Foto dari Instagram/@FitnessFirst_id

Budi Gunawan diprediksi jalani uji kepatutan dan kelayakan di DPR dengan mulus

Sep 07, 2016 - 8:11 AM

Sebagian pihak menilai fit and proper test yang dijalani di DPR hari ini hanya sekedar formalitas

CALON KEPALA BIN. Wakapolri, Komjen Budi Gunawan menjadi calon tunggal yang ditunjuk oleh Presiden Joko "Jokowi" Widodo pada Jumat, 2 September. Foto oleh M. Agung Rajasa/ANTARA