MediCard enjoins the public to live a healthier and active lifestyle. The Philippine health and maintenance organization has launched its first obstacle challenge, a one-of-a-kind activity that will gather both beginners and fitness enthusiasts who want to start their way to a healthier and fitter lifestyle.
Called the MediCard Supremo Obstacle Challenge, it will kick-off with a conditioning program for the first two weeks from March 16, 2020 to May 31, 2020 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The activity is open to all individuals who want to start living a healthier and fitter lifestyle by conquering a series of obstacle course challenges.
Before participants can join the culminating event, they must first pass a two-week conditioning program. It will be held from March 16-27, 2020 at Eton Centris in Quezon City, Metro Manila from April 20, 2020 to May 1, 2020, at Filinvest in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila and from May 5-15, 2020 at Ayala Triangle in Makati City.
The conditioning program will run Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants who complete the two-week conditioning program will qualify for the Supremo Obstacle Challenge culminating event on May 31, 2020.
The top three male and top three female participants from both the beginners and advanced categories will compete in the culminating event. Only 36 participants will be selected for this.
“We are excited to launch the first-ever MediCard Supremo Obstacle Challenge. This is part of our advocacy to enjoin Filipinos to live a healthier and fitter lifestyle,” MediCard president Dr. Nicky Montoya said. “This activity brings together as well, coaches from Affiliate Alliance. Their expertise will ensure that those who participate will push themselves to be the best that they could physically be.”
Unlike other aerobic and exercise activities, Supremo Obstacle Challenge combines several workout routines. These are meant to test the agility, flexibility, balance, cardiology, dexterity and endurance of each participant through a combination of cardio, running and rope exercises, Crossfit workouts through the use of dumbbells, and short but high-intensity exercises.
Moreover, professional coaches closely monitor and supervise the progress of the participants and make an evaluation of their readiness before they are profiles either as a beginner or an advanced athlete. The coaches also develop workout programs that are suited to the participants of both categories.
Coach Jason Monteverde is the head coach of the Affiliate Alliance, a network of CrossFit-affiliated boxes all over the Philippines. Established in 2015, it aims to promote CrossFit and overall fitness.
Aside from Coach Monteverde, the group counts in its ranks several of the country’s recognized fitness experts. Among them are former Spartan Race Philippines head coach Andrea Arcega; Mark Lamson, one of the elite athletes in the Philippines; four-year Complete Fitness coach and Asian Development Bank’s corporate coach Cilyn Abella; physical therapist, CrossFit coach and former Planet Infinity Gym trainer Nolan Collado; Raymond Manual, a CrossFit trainer with a background in calisthenics and gymnastics; and CrossFit trainer and weightlifter Vlad Salum.
“We would like to enjoin the public start living a healthier, more active and fitter lifestyle by signing up for the MediCard Supremo Obstacle Challenge,” Montoya said. “We owe it to ourselves and our loved ones.”
MediCard is the first health and maintenance organization founded and managed by doctors. Over the years, it has provided the most comprehensive and innovative health care programs and fitness activities that help people achieve a healthier life.
For more information on how to join, please visit www.medicardlifestyle.com.