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WORK IT, WEAR IT: Think Pink at Ayala Center Cebu

This Pink October, increase health and fitness awareness and take the first steps to wellness with Ayala Center Cebu’s Think Pink campaign. Together with its beneficiary, ICanServe Foundation, Ayala has laid out a series of events and activities to promote health consciousness.



Kicking off the month-long celebration was the Pink Fitness Party happened last October 1 at The Terraces. Participants enjoyed a fabulous workout with the liveliest beats from Cebu Zumba Instructors Network.

Join the daily fitness caravan set for the month of October:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 5 P.M.: Start the week by strengthening your core during the one-hour Pink Yoga session at the Zen Garden
  • Mondays, 6:30 P.M.: Learn the Brazilian martial arts that combine the elements of dance and music with Capoiera at The Terraces.
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 P.M.: Dance your way to a healthier body with Pink Zumba Fitness Party at The Terraces.
  • Wednesdays, 6:00 P.M.: Sweat it out with an energetic mixed-martial arts workout brought to you by Gold’s Gym.
  • Fridays, 7:30 A.M.: A perfect activity for the last day of the workweek, Tai Chi reduces stress through gentle movements of the ancient Chinese Tradition. Energize your Fridays with a morning session at the Zen Garden.

Register onsite for only P50 and contribute to ICanServe’s mission to help hundreds of breast cancer patients nationwide.

Saturday, October 17, 6 p.m. at The Terraces
Join another Zumba Craze as Italianni’s and Tonkatsu restaurants brings dance icon Regine Tolentino to lead the dynamic fitness session.

Sunday, October 19, 5:30 a.m. at The Terraces
The annual Pink October Run will kick off at The Terraces at 5:30 a.m. Organized by the Philippine College of Surgeons – Cebu Eastern Visayas Chapter (PCS-CEV) and the Philippine Society of General Surgeons – Cebu Eastern Visayas Chapter (PGS-CEV), the fun run will feature 3k, 6k and 12k distances. Be in your pinkest outfit to win special prizes. Sign up now at the Pink October Run booth located at the Active Zone. Registration fee is P350 for all categories.


Think Pink at Ayala Center Cebu 2015



Saturday, October 3, 2:00 p.m. at Rustan’s Department Store
Rustan’s celebrates beauty inside and out with Look Good, Feel Good, a beauty workshop and makeover session for cancer survivors. Drop by Rustan’s Department Store at 2 p.m. and spend a delightful afternoon celebrating life and wellness.

October 7-11, Level 1 Rotunda
The Department of Trade and Industry brings together local SMEs in a bazaar for the benefit of the ICanServe Foundation. Shop at the Pink Expo and fill your bag with great finds at low prices.

October 16-18, mallwide
Enjoy up to 30 percent off on all fashion, beauty, health and wellness must-haves at the mallwide Pink Sale. Kicking off the sale is the Pink Concert on Friday, 7 p.m. at The Terraces featuring a surprise celebrity guest artist.


Join the Pink October movement at the region’s premier destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. For inquiries, please contact Ayala Center Cebu Concierge at (032) 231-5342 local 324. For the latest updates, like Ayala Center Cebu on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram. Share your Pink October experience online by using #ThinkPinkAyala



Cycling has been a growing sport and hobby for many years but it’s popularity has erupted since the Covid pandemic.  People biking to work and for recreation is an everyday sight in Cebu.  More and more are joining the ride.  Many are quite serious about cycling.  I know three ladies who are among those who’ve gone long distances across Cebu.

How did you get into serious cycling?  What was your motivation?

Blinky de Leon.  Event Host, Product Endorser & Influencer

“ I’ve been into cycling since I was a kid. A little backstory, I was around 10 years old when my dad surprised me with my first custom-made mountain bike. I still keep it until now, in fact I had it refurbished. It’s the most sentimental thing I ever received since it was his way/gesture to catch up with me after not seeing each other for almost 6 yrs. My dad is based in Germany and he also loves cycling and makes his own bamboo bike.”


“Just a year ago though, my friend Gazini randomly, out of nowhere, picked me up from home to bike with her to the South of Cebu. I felt really excited and motivated to get back on track because it’s very nostalgic and brings back so many great memories. And since then, the rest was history. We’ve been joining different groups, tried different routes and conquered different heights. I’ve met so many cyclists with very inspiring stories in the bike community who kept me feeling motivated too. I also look forward to the sights and the adventure that comes along with it.”


Yumz Mariot. Branding & Marketing Consultant

“I used to bike along with rock and wall climbing. I am lousy with ballgames which is why. Our usual route were Talamban and Mactan but one time, managed to ship gears all the way to Dumaguete for a quick ride to Valencia, the next town located at a higher elevation. Those were days when I did it for fun and what bike I was using did not matter.”

“Fast forward to 2021, a year after the pandemic lockdown began, I realized I have been lazy to do any fitness routine. Too caught up on juggling between house chores and Work from Home deliverables (I work as a Branding and Marketing Consultant), I started to feel my body needs to move as much as my brain does. A hysical fitness routine is as important as what I eat, or what I read or watch. So I decided to invest on a decent MTB, just very recently and got myself a much necessary restart. What motivates me even more is the area where I currently reside at. It is vast, fresh, green and safe for solo bikers like me.”


Prime Sarino. Digital Media Creative

“I started biking as a young teenager and I got the idea to start it as an adult hobby 3 years ago. I was already into running and I thought it would be great to venture into another outdoor activity to keep me occupied after work hours and weekends. I was set to travel for a year so I had to put aside the idea first but came pandemic. We were all forced to stay put and everything was put on hold. Cycling became my diversion. My cyclists friends invited me to quick and short rides. I enjoyed my first 50km ride and the sceneries and routes most of all. It also helped channel a positive mindset during the hard hit season of the pandemic. Not to mention it’s also another way to stay fit when we were forced into inactivity during the quarantine.”

Next in Part 2, we ask the ladies about their cycling experiences and memorable moments…

by: Zen

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Netflix Original Releases We’re Excited for This August 2021. Part 3

Our selection of Netflix Originals for August Part 3.

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

Coming to Netflix: August 23


Netflix’s The Witcher series gets an anime prequel film focusing on the origin story of Geralt’s mentor and fellow witcher Vesemir. While we’re still waiting for the second season of the series, we’re sure this film will be more than enough to tide us over.


He’s All That

Coming to Netflix: August 27


From the director of Mean Girls comes another teen comedy starring TikTok star Addison Rae. He’s All That is a remake of the 1999 film She’s All That, proving Taylor Swift right in her theory of the 90’s coming back stronger than ever.


Sparking Joy

Coming to Netflix: August 31


We all remember when Marie Kondo helped us declutter our houses and better our lives with her hit show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. This August, she’s back with another show called Sparking Joy which follows her helping people struggling to balance work and home life.



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Netflix Original Releases We’re Excited for This August 2021. Part 2

Exciting Netflix Original Releases for this August 2021
Here’s the upcoming Netflix Originals we like for mid-August.  Great fun, exciting, and binge-worthy Netflix original releases.

Sweet Girl

Coming to Netflix: August 20

This is another Netflix action thriller film we’re excited for. This film stars Jason Momoa as a devastated husband determined to avenge his wife’s death while protecting his daughter and is sure to put us on the edges of our seats the whole way through.


The Chair

Coming to Netflix: August 20

Sandra Oh stars in this upcoming comedy-drama miniseries as the new chair of the English department at a major university, struggling to meet the demands and expectations of her new position. We’re sure this is another great binge-watch from Netflix.


The Loud House Movie

Coming to Netflix: August 20

The popular Nickelodeon animated series gets a film which features the characters of the series on a holiday trip to Scotland. This film is perfect if you’re a fan of the series or you’ve got kids who are.


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