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Body Worx Spa and Fitness Club: Changing Lifestyles

When Body Worx Spa and Fitness Club (Body Worx) opened in 2002, the goal has always been simple: to provide people with the guidance and knowledge on how to achieve the most out of the few hours that you spend with them.

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When Body Worx Spa and Fitness Club (Body Worx) opened in 2002, the goal has always been simple: “Our goal is to provide you with the guidance and knowledge on how to achieve the most out of the few hours that you spend with us. We indeed know that you have a busy schedule in this bustling city, but it is also a must that you provide your body with the exercise and relaxation services we provide in order to keep you in tip top shape and ready to take on all the new challenges that you have to face in everyday life,” the company’s Web site states.

And this, says Kathy Lim-Uy, Body Worx president, remains the company’s main goal.

After injecting investments worth P60 million (“Because everything was top of the line and was based on international standard,” Lim-Uy says), “(we felt, and still) feel there is a great need of spa and fitness to help people release their stress and maintain their good health,” Lim-Uy says, adding that Body Worx is “committed to providing high quality, unique East and West Fusion fitness and overall relaxation service,” just as it is “committed to providing innovative, pro-active, consistent, superior service and value for money.”

LIFESTYLE CHANGES

The facility located along West Avenue in Quezon City is actually a multi-purpose facility – i.e. it “boasts of services and departments specialized to suit your fitness, beauty, and wellness needs.”

The venue’s fitness department offers a complete line of gym equipment with professional fitness instructors assisting with workout needs; even as the department also offers the Freddie Roach boxing camp, which is open to boxing enthusiasts, newbies and professionals who want to train, learn boxing or simply want to stay fit in a totally unique way. Body Worx also features a plastic and cosmetic surgery department for all beauty needs; just as it also has a physical therapy department. Also, the venue provides massage services and offers daily promos on various therapies and treatments.

Lim-Uy admits it had been challenging when they began. “Foreign brands (of) fitness centers have sprouted (everywhere), and this affected our business initially,” she says, adding, nonetheless, that “because of our impeccable service, we were able to gain back our members and even get a chunk of their (competitors’) members, too.”

Interestingly, the same remains the challenge – since foreign brands of fitness centers continue to surface, ditto smaller (and not necessarily foreign brands) health centers, Body Worx continues to “upgrade our services which competitors cannot provide,” so it is able to stay competitive.

OVERALL WELLNESS

“We have several services on spa and fitness which our competitors do not offer, aside from the impeccable service we are known for – (what we offer fuses) East and West, (such as) programs based on American standard; European style spa services with scrubs and wraps; massage like Shiatsu, Swedish, lymphatic, hot stone, et cetera; and the Oriental foot reflex, to name a few,” Lim-Uy says, adding, beaming: “These have made us known to this industry for being the locally owned spa and fitness center with international standard.”

Better yet, “our membership rates are very reasonable, it’s only P1,990 per month.”

GROWING PRESENCE

Most of Body Worx’s clients are “businessmen and women, professionals, housewife, politicians, known personalities, students of different universities… – thus, (even if our) business was really affected (by the global economic slowdown), but because our members are mostly from the classes A and B, they are all very conscious with their health, and it is not something they will give up because of money. They need to be healthy in order to make more money.”

Body Worx is, therefore, happy to provide a venue where “our members can be at for a serious workout (since) they feel safe and secure with the people around them. Body Worx is practically their second home,” Lim-Uy says.

There is still much to be done to fully promote health and wellness among Filipinos, says Lim-Uy, who notes that “with the help of the government, standards must be set as basis of approving licenses for spa and fitness centers. This way, we can uplift our standards and make (our facilities) havens for foreigners to spend their holidays here just to pamper themselves.”

For now, says Lim-Uy, the focus is on “helping and assisting newcomers in opening fitness centers and spas based on our fruitful experience,” she says. “Many tend to look at the industry in a bad light because they feel spa and fitness are additional expenses and considered luxury, which I think is a wrong notion, since we need to work out every day in order to stay fit – as such, we need fitness centers. (Meanwhile, spas are) greatly needed due to all the stress in work and in our daily lives – after all, life is short, so we must work hard (just as we) play hard, too.”

Visit Body Worx Spa and Fitness Club at 4/F Hollywood Square Building, 33 West Avenue, Quezon City.

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PUMA taps BLACKPINK’s Rosé as new brand ambassador

Through the partnership, Rosé will bring her vision, voice, and unique insights to PUMA’s global campaigns and storytelling.

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PUMA announces a new partnership with Rosé, a member of one of the best-selling girl groups of all time, South Korean musical quartet BLACKPINK.

Rosé has established herself as a dominant and inspiring force in the K-pop world, as well as a style icon in her own right. Through the partnership, Rosé will bring her vision, voice, and unique insights to PUMA’s global campaigns and storytelling. The Korean-New Zealand K-pop star’s ambassador role will be dedicated to amplifying PUMA’s catalog of iconic silhouettes and supporting the “Rewrite the Classics” program, which celebrates PUMA’s most timeless franchises, bringing them into a new generation.

Rosé says, “I am so excited to join the PUMA family. I cannot wait for my fans to join my next chapter with PUMA.”

Joining PUMA Sportstyle ambassadors who have had a transformative impact including Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Dua Lipa, and Skepta, Rosé kicks off her partnership wearing the PUMA Palermo, styling the iconic low-top in her very own way. Over the course of the partnership, the K-pop idol will support additional classic franchises in PUMA’s Sportstyle category.

“Rosé’s remarkable influence on music, fashion, and culture globally are such an inspiration. We are thrilled to embark on this journey with her, where she will play a diverse role, leveraging her knowledge and vision to help us redefine our classic space. Her unique perspective will be instrumental in amplifying PUMA’s “Rewrite the Classics” program highlighting franchises like Palermo, Speedcat, amongst others. We are delighted to welcome her to our PUMA family, and we eagerly anticipate the accomplishments we will achieve together,” said Maria Valdes, Chief Product Officer for PUMA.

Loved around the world for her rock star persona, Rosé discovered her interest in music at a young age. Learning to play the piano, and later the guitar, brought out a deep passion for singing, and songwriting. Rosé’s debut album ‘R’ arrived in 2021 with a lead single “On the Ground,” which broke the record for the most-viewed music video in the first 24 hours on YouTube by a solo K-pop artist. Rosé is also the winner of a Hanteo Music Award, and a Mnet Asian Music Award, and boasts the honor of being the first artist to top the Billboard Global 200 as a soloist and as part of a group.

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Save up to 50 percent on PUMA sneakers, apparel at PUMA end-of-season sale

Now’s your chance to avail of big discounts up to 50% off on a wide assortment of PUMA items. Whether you’re looking for comfortable and stylish apparel for your next workout, or a fresh pair of sneakers to complete your fit, PUMA definitely has something just for you.

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Calling all sports buffs and style aficionados! With the summer coming to a close, PUMA is holding a special end-of-season sale at select branches across Metro Manila and Cebu.

Now’s your chance to avail of big discounts up to 50% off on a wide assortment of PUMA items. Whether you’re looking for comfortable and stylish apparel for your next workout, or a fresh pair of sneakers to complete your fit, PUMA definitely has something just for you.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to snag incredible deals at PUMA!

During the PUMA End of Season Sale, a wide range of items will be on sale at up to a 50% discount at the following branches:

  • Glorietta, Unit LLB 210 – 211, 2nd Floor, Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, 1224 Makati City
  • Eastwood Mall, Unit A101a & A101b, Ground Floor, Eastwood Mall, Eastwood City, Brgy. Bagumbayan, Quezon City
  • Shangri-La Plaza, Unit 260 Level 2 Main Wing Shangri-La Plaza Edsa cor Shaw Blvd. Mandaluyong City
  • Venice Grand Canal, Unit A168 GF, Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill
  • Ayala Center Cebu, Level 1 Stall 125C, Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 10am – 9pm | Fri-Sat 10am – 10pm
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UNIQLO Mall of Asia store reopens on May 17

The branch first opened in 2012 as the global brand’s very first store in the Philippines, introducing Filipinos to UNIQLO’s stylish and functional everyday clothing.

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UNIQLO’s original MOA store is set to open its doors once more after major updates. The newly revamped store comes with a bigger space and larger offerings.

The branch opened in 2012 as the global brand’s very first store in the Philippines, introducing Filipinos to UNIQLO’s stylish and functional everyday clothing. With its sprawling 1,550 square meters at that time, the store served thousands of customers in the largest mall in the country and remained as one of the go-to hubs for LifeWear.

On May 17, the all-new UNIQLO MOA store promises to be even bigger with a doubled-up floor space of over 3,000 square meters spread across two floors. Loyal and new customers alike will surely enjoy the store’s new layout and latest presentations, as the space evolves with the new lifestyles of Filipinos.

Redefined experiences

Aside from featuring a vast selection of LifeWear pieces, the all-new UNIQLO MOA store will also redefine the retail experience where in-store and online shopping comes hand-in-hand. Store-driven efforts such as same-day Click & Collect are set to give customers an integrated shopping experience with UNIQLO.

The all-new UNIQLO MOA store will also be the second store in the country to have UNIQLO Coffee and UTMe! Originally only available at UNIQLO Manila Global Flagship Store in Glorietta 5, UNIQLO Coffee and UTme! is coming to the MOA store to delight coffee lovers and art lovers, respectively.

UNIQLO Coffee in the Philippines presents locally sourced, high-quality coffee beans from Mt. Apo, and features goods and pastries that mix Filipino and Japanese flavors.

Meanwhile, the UTme! service lets customers customize shirts and tote bags with various designs from its library or their own creations and images. To celebrate the new opening, UNIQLO is expanding its UTme! line-up with new designs in collaboration with partners from the local community.

Redefined lifestyles

The UNIQLO MOA store offers the brand’s complete LifeWear collection for men’s, women’s, kids, and babies. The all-new store spotlights essentials that are made for all, such as, the UNIQLO Core T and UNIQLO BraTop collection. Collaboration pieces with world renowned designers and pop culture brands will also be available.

Mark your calendars on May 17 and join the eventful re-opening of the UNIQLO MOA store at Level 2 to 3 of MOA’s North main mall, sure to be filled with exciting surprises with a redefined shopping experience like no other.

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