RXN FIT FEST’S Plana Forma Attack

Celebs like Gretchen Ho of GAMEDAY WEEKEND enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celebs like Gretchen Ho of GAMEDAY WEEKEND enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

Who knew Yoga could be so fun and engaging? Plana Forma Senior Instructor Celine Encarnacion looked more like a rock star on stage than a typical trainer. Hundreds of participants followed her lead as music accompanied yoga movements with a more ‘cardio’ bent. Everyone enjoyed the stretching movements of yoga at a higher more exciting pace.

PLANA FORMA Senior Instructor Celine Encarnacion; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

PLANA FORMA Senior Instructor Celine Encarnacion; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The RXN FIT FEST featured the top fitness trends along with the best instructors in the country in one amazing event last November 14, 2015 at the SMX Convention center. BODY JAM was lead by Fitness First, BARRE YOGA was lead by Plana Forma and CIRCUIT TRAINING by 360 Fitness.

The coveted RXN Fit fest kit (contained in a light and hip gym bag): clockwise from top left-Rexona gym towel, gym shirt, CORE Speed Rope, Rexona Sport 48H body spray and Water bottle. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The coveted RXN Fit fest kit (contained in a light and hip gym bag): clockwise from top left-Rexona gym towel, gym shirt, CORE Speed Rope, Rexona Sport 48H body spray and Water bottle. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

For less than a few hundred pesos you can choose one of these programs or even a day pass for all of them. The ticket includes an RXN FIT FEST Kit (contained in a light and hip gym bag): CORE Speed Rope, Rexona gym towel, Water bottle and Rexona Sport 48H body spray. Everyone also loved the now famous gym shirt in dry fit material. Exclusive to the Plana Forma program for that day, participants were given a surprise gift when they got to take home the yoga mats.

If that’s not enough, free 3 day passes to these top fitness clubs (Plana Forma, 360 Fitness & Fitness First were also raffled off to lucky participants. Everyone should take advantage of this great deal when it comes around again.

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celebs like Gretchen Ho of GAMEDAY WEEKEND enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celebs like Gretchen Ho of GAMEDAY WEEKEND enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Gretchen Ho of GAMEDAY Weekend was one of many celebrities who were there to participate, “It was a great test of my flexibility. I thoroughly enjoyed the cardio work out. I was not used to the yoga portion. But its just a matter of knowing what you enjoy, what you like doing. That’s what today is all about. We’re going to experience yoga, cardio, barre, Body jam and Circuit Training. So everyone out there its time to discover what you enjoy and exercise is all about that.”

Celebs like Fashion writer Nicole Anderson enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celebs like Fashion writer Nicole Anderson enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Plana Forma is one of the leading studious that takes advantage of combining different programs to create the ideal work out. They have branches in the Fort, QC, Makati and even Davao. Director for Training Van Manalo explains, “Plana Forma is a combination of dance, pilates and yoga. We use yoga for stretches, the pilates is for the ab part. Dance because we follow the beat of the music.”

PLANA FORMA Dir for Training Van Manalo; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

PLANA FORMA Dir for Training Van Manalo; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The official Plana Forma website describes the results or goal of their program: Defined and toned muscles a long and lean body are just the visible results you will soon discover, but the benefits of Plana FORMA go much, much deeper. You will experience an increase in lung capacity, metabolic rate and bone density. It can also decrease back pains, stress levels and sluggishness; all of which will lend you that glow of health, which -let’s face it- is the real essence of sexy.

Participants could win prizes for posting their pics with the hashtag -#RXNFITFEST. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Participants could win prizes for posting their pics with the hashtag -#RXNFITFEST. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Special RXN Program 

The program was specifically designed for the RXN Fit Fest, “We’ve had Ashtanga offering in our studio but was not as popular. So we had a compromise. Its not as pure yoga but we still have the signature heat of forma. Rexona requested for cardio yoga. So we put a lot of movement into the pose, more flow. We’re very pleased to be part of RXN Fit Fest.”

Barkadas had fun in RXN Fit Fest; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Barkadas had fun in RXN Fit Fest; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The program was also designed to cater to a wider group from beginners to advance participants, “The pure Plana Forma is super hot and super extreme burn. This one is lighter than that. The stretches in our Plana Forma class are really quick. But this one you linger. You stay there 10 or 20 seconds.”

Celebs like Fashion writer Nicole Anderson enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celebs like Fashion writer Nicole Anderson enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

There’s a specific purpose to the selection of music according to Vic Manalo, “We use ambient music so people can follow a certain beat. If you choose to have music with higher BPM (beats per minute) your heart rate is a little higher. We choose songs with higher bpms to increase the heart rate from the beginning of the work out. Then slower, calming music is used to cool down in the end. You choose a song with that bpm. There’s a range it can fall into.”

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Strength and Trimming down

The difference of Plana Forma results is more on trimming down fat and increasing strength rather than just losing weight, “In Plana Forma we don’t lose weight. We lose the inches. You trim down. We have lots of ladies who are actually asking. They drop down one or two dress sizes but the weight doesn’t change. So I tell them your strength is based on muscles. If you do forma you shrink because the fat muscles shrink but you get stronger. If you want to lose weight then you have to lose protein. So that’s less strength.”

More and more guys are getting into Barre Yoga by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

More and more guys are getting into Barre Yoga by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

More men have also been joining Plana Forma as an alternative to more injury prone sports or workouts, “I’ve heard that there are injuries from other harder exercises. Maybe they want to try something else less stressful in the joints. Since its not pure yoga it may not have the requirement of being too flexible or supple right away. It’s a good compromise.”

Rexona teamed up w leading studio PLANA FORMA for a successful RXN Fit Fest. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Rexona teamed up w leading studio PLANA FORMA for a successful RXN Fit Fest. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Another reason more men have been attracted is the increased strength and toning results due to the Plana Forma program, “There’s one guy who used to go to the gym all the time. Then he tried Plana Forma for 2 months. Then he started to get the ‘V’ shape he wanted. He had the tone the definition and just enough bulk. But not the bulk you get when you power lift.’

PLANA FORMA Senior Instructor Celine Encarnacion; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

PLANA FORMA Senior Instructor Celine Encarnacion; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Trainers in Plana Forma are also one of the most qualified. Senior Trainer Celine Encarnacion has received international training in New York City for Physique 57, Pilates Academy International Method- Singapore and is Greenpath Vinyasa Yoga Certified (Clayton Horton) among others.

PLANA FORMA Instructor Phillip Pamintuan; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

PLANA FORMA Instructor Phillip Pamintuan; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Van Manalo also Trained in Physique 57, New York City, STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor in Matwork, Reformer and CCB, Certified Zumba Instructor (B1), Vinyasa Yoga Intensive Program with Jason Crandell.

PLANA FORMA Dir for Training Van Manalo; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

PLANA FORMA Dir for Training Van Manalo; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The First event of its kind RXN Fit Fest was very well attended. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The First event of its kind RXN Fit Fest was very well attended. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The RXN FIT FEST for him is heaven sent for their own brand of Barre Yoga, “We were pleasantly surprised at the huge crowd we got. We hesitated in joining initially because there are other more specialized yoga studios. Then again we are the only one able to combine yoga with pilates, cardio work outs and put them together in the best way.”

PLANA FORMA instructors foreground from left: Phillip Pamintuan, Van Manalo, Iya Lagdameo, background from left: Clark Delariva, Cristin Gapasin, and Roz Manlangit. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

PLANA FORMA instructors foreground from left: Phillip Pamintuan, Van Manalo, Iya Lagdameo, background from left: Clark Delariva, Cristin Gapasin, and Roz Manlangit. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

WordPress:

http://judebsports.wordpress.com/ , http://judebfood.wordpress.com/ , http://judebphoto.wordpress.com/ , http://judebgallery.wordpress.com/ , https://judebautista.wordpress.com/

Celeb Nicole Anderson shoots her co participants with her i-phone. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celeb Nicole Anderson shoots her co participants with her i-phone. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

fb fan page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Text-and-Photos-by-Jude-Bautista/146371575384135

Ruth & Gabriel Floresca- Ruth is the genius behind http://www.mommywrites.blogspot.com/ -check out her informative blog especially for parents. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Ruth & Gabriel Floresca- Ruth is the genius behind http://www.mommywrites.blogspot.com/ -check out her informative blog especially for parents. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

tumblr:

http://judebautista.tumblr.com/

The First event of its kind RXN Fit Fest was very well attended. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The First event of its kind RXN Fit Fest was very well attended. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Participants could win prizes for posting their pics with the hashtag -#RXNFITFEST. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Participants could win prizes for posting their pics with the hashtag -#RXNFITFEST. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14686025@N00/

More and more guys are getting into Barre Yoga by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

More and more guys are getting into Barre Yoga by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celebs like Gretchen Ho of GAMEDAY WEEKEND enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celebs like Gretchen Ho of GAMEDAY WEEKEND enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14686025@N00/

http://judebautista.tumblr.com/

The First event of its kind RXN Fit Fest was very well attended. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

The First event of its kind RXN Fit Fest was very well attended. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celebs like Fashion writer Nicole Anderson enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celebs like Fashion writer Nicole Anderson enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

WordPress:

http://judebsports.wordpress.com/ , http://judebfood.wordpress.com/ , http://judebphoto.wordpress.com/ , http://judebgallery.wordpress.com/ , https://judebautista.wordpress.com/

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Participants could win prizes for posting their pics with the hashtag -#RXNFITFEST. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Participants could win prizes for posting their pics with the hashtag -#RXNFITFEST. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

30

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Text-and-Photos-by-Jude-Bautista/146371575384135

More and more guys are getting into Barre Yoga by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

More and more guys are getting into Barre Yoga by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celebs like Fashion writer Nicole Anderson enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celebs like Fashion writer Nicole Anderson enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

WordPress:

http://judebsports.wordpress.com/ , http://judebfood.wordpress.com/ , http://judebphoto.wordpress.com/ , http://judebgallery.wordpress.com/ , https://judebautista.wordpress.com/

PLANA FORMA has qualified instructors to help you achieve your desired body shape. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

PLANA FORMA has qualified instructors to help you achieve your desired body shape. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

More and more guys are getting into Barre Yoga by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

More and more guys are getting into Barre Yoga by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

fb fan page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Text-and-Photos-by-Jude-Bautista/146371575384135

Participants could win prizes for posting their pics with the hashtag -#RXNFITFEST. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Participants could win prizes for posting their pics with the hashtag -#RXNFITFEST. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

tumblr:

http://judebautista.tumblr.com/

More and more guys are getting into Barre Yoga by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

More and more guys are getting into Barre Yoga by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

PLANA FORMA Senior Instructor Celine Encarnacion; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

PLANA FORMA Senior Instructor Celine Encarnacion; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14686025@N00/

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celebs like Gretchen Ho of GAMEDAY WEEKEND enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Celebs like Gretchen Ho of GAMEDAY WEEKEND enjoyed BARRE YOGA by PLANA FORMA. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14686025@N00/

http://judebautista.tumblr.com/

Participants could win prizes for posting their pics with the hashtag -#RXNFITFEST. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

Participants could win prizes for posting their pics with the hashtag -#RXNFITFEST. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

PLANA FORMA Dir for Training Van Manalo; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

PLANA FORMA Dir for Training Van Manalo; RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

WordPress:

http://judebsports.wordpress.com/ , http://judebfood.wordpress.com/ , http://judebphoto.wordpress.com/ , http://judebgallery.wordpress.com/ , https://judebautista.wordpress.com/

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

RXN FIT FEST is the most fun you’ll ever have working out. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Text-and-Photos-by-Jude-Bautista/146371575384135

PLANA FORMA instructors from left: Phillip Pamintuan, Van Manalo, Clark Delariva, Cristin Gapasin, Iya Lagdameo and Roz Manlangit. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

PLANA FORMA instructors from left: Phillip Pamintuan, Van Manalo, Clark Delariva, Cristin Gapasin, Iya Lagdameo and Roz Manlangit. RXN FIT FEST was held at the SMX Convention Center last Nov 14, 2015. Photo by Jude Bautista

WordPress:

http://judebsports.wordpress.com/ , http://judebfood.wordpress.com/ , http://judebphoto.wordpress.com/ , http://judebgallery.wordpress.com/ , https://judebautista.wordpress.com/

fb fan page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Text-and-Photos-by-Jude-Bautista/146371575384135

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s