We’ve been welcomed to the Under Armour Run Crew fold via several challenging workouts handled by Under Armour Test of Will Regional Champion Coach Zoe Pond-McPherson and UA Run Crew Coach Toni Saret. Aside from the strenuous workouts, we also got to witness the launch of the Under Armour Charged Bandit 2 at Kerry Sports in Shangri-la Fort.
Under Armour Run Crew
Under Armour is officially entering the running scene with the Under Armour Charged Bandit 2 and the UA Run Crew. The UA Run Crew is headed by Under Armour brand ambassador and program director Jim Saret, who is the sports and fitness-training consultant of the Philippine Olympic Committee and currently serves as the president of Scientific Sports and Fitness Council of the Philippines. Having been to some launches and camps with Coach Jim before, I can say that the UA Run Crew will develop runners who are stronger, fitter and faster. They’ll be better equipped as runners with the broad background of Coach Jim.
Under Armour’s UA Run Crew is a tailor-made program for active lifestyle enthusiasts and aspiring runners as it provides a step-by-step guide towards a person’s objective in running. UA Run Crew is consisted of community runs every Saturday that comes along with an in-depth seminar with fitness experts to flesh out every essential aspect about running, including dynamic warm-up exercises, injury prevention, race day nutrition, and many more.
In addition, first 20 male and female participants will have the opportunity to try the highly acclaimed UA Charged Bandit 2 as part of UA Run Crew’s monthly shoe trials. The UA Charged Bandit 2 is a good running partner as it sports the Molded Micro G® foot-bed that takes the shape of the foot for great cushioning as well as a rubber outsole that offers full ground contact with deep tense grooves for extra flexibility. I’ve tried the Charged Bandit 2 before when I did the Kerry Sports Vertical Race and I can say that it’s a really cushioned shoes that meant to give you ample support even for the longer distance runs.
Interested applicants can now register in all Under Armour brand houses in BGC, UP Town. While you may register online at http://www.coachjimsaret.ph Registered applicants will be part of the very first Under Armour Run Crew in the country. They will receive exclusive discounts, be the first to try the latest innovation gears from Under Armour and get free coaching from our international trainers Coach Jim and Coach Toni Saret along with the other Under Armour PH ambassadors.
The fun part of the launch was getting the taste of the workouts too. We started with some warm up exercise and a step ladder work out from Coach Zoe. Coach Zoe is a really good mentor plus she’s a fitness icon as well, having won several competitions including Under Armour’s very own Test of Will a few months ago. We had some drills for warm up.
The main course of the workout where we had to do progressive squats, burpees and full sit-ups for 10 minutes straight. We started with one for the first set then it increases by one repetition after each set. Coach Zoe would do her rounds on the workouts and would give pointers on proper form and posture. The best part of it was surviving the work out and getting a well deserve high five from Coach Zoe.
Up next was Coach Toni’s turn to give us our workout. Yes, that’s how we got welcomed with a barrage of work out sets. It was a good thing Coach Toni prepared a fun and upbeat work out sets that combined some exercise and dance steps. It was a quick work out and just enough after Coach Zoe’s workout. I’m gonna be sore for sure the next day but it was indeed fun.
After the workouts, we got introduced to the different ambassadors of Under Armour and were given our very own Charged Bandit 2. I’ll give a more in depth review of the Charged Bandit 2 soon. Aside from the UA Run Crew and the Charged Bandit, Under Armour will also be introducing the UA Record and MapMyRun digital applications that track and monitor the progress of runners.
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