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Thalassotherapy -- an anti-aging and detox medical treatment utilizing sea water and sea minerals -- will be featured in the fitness retreat. -- AEGLE WELLNESS CENTER

RECOGNIZING the growing health and wellness scene in the country, sports apparel brand Under Armour and Aegle Wellness Center have banded together to stage a fitness retreat designed to give a fresh perspective on how one should go about in their fitness journey.

Happening from Jan. 26 to 28 on Balesin Island in Quezon Province, the retreat, which is open to the public and not just members of The City Club, is highlighted by a day-long fitness and wellness session on the second day led by Under Armour brand ambassadors as well as experts on the field of nutrition and sports medicine.

It is hoped that through the retreat participants get to be inspired more to further their health and wellness journey, guided by the latest approach to it.

“A lot of people here really want to go into sports and wellness and they just don’t know where to start. So what we did at Aegle was to hold monthly workshops that tackle various topics like nutrition, general nutrition, wellness and even specific illnesses like cancer prevention. For this month we have decided to have something all-encompassing that could reach a lot of people so we decided to have this retreat in partnership with Under Armour,” said Dr. Benedict Valdecanas, Aegle medical director, in a talk with sportswriters early this week.

One of the highlights of the event will be the Fitness Workout of an Olympian shared by Under Armour ambassador and Olympic silver medalist in weightlifting Hidilyn Diaz where the latter will share the basics of weightlifting as well as her training program.

Fellow athlete and Under Armour ambassador Gretchen Ho will be present as well at the retreat.

Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz will share her knowledge and experience in one of the sessions in the Fitness Retreat by Under Armour and Aegle Wellness Center on Balesin Island on Jan. 27. — UNDER ARMOUR

Participants, who will be given Under Armour exclusives during the retreat, will also learn how to achieve a healthy lifestyle from Dr. Valdecañas as well as enjoy a healthy and delicious gourmet lunch at Ambrosia.

Those who will join the retreat get to experience, too, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, IV Therapy or Thalassotherapy — an anti-aging and detox medical treatment utilizing sea water and sea minerals, exclusively offered in the Philippines at Aegle — Balesin.

“I’m very excited to share my knowledge in weightlifting and my program to the participants and learn as well from the experts,” Ms. Diaz said.

“I’m having goosebumps just talking about it. I really feel that this fitness retreat can help participants in their fitness journey. It’s very flexible and they can use it in many ways,” said Dr. Valdecañas even as he underscored that more events like this can be expected from Aegle, which has branches in Balesin and at The City Club at Alphaland Makati, moving forward.

The fitness retreat in Balesin is done in partnership as well with Sanctband.

For inquiries and information on the retreat, contact Aegle Wellness Center at (02) 737-0077, 0917-821-9795, 0949-889-6237 or

Under Armour, Aegle Wellness Center

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by Michael Angelo S. Murillo, Business World | January 18, 2018

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