June 8, 2016


All of us would like to be healthier, to look better, and to live well both physically   and   spiritually.   Living   well   is   almost   the   entire   world’s   shared dream.  As everything that is precious to us has been honored with a special day, why is it that we don’t have a special global day dedicated to the only thing which is really valuable to all of us, that is, living well?

Come and join the worldwide celebration of GLOBAL WELLNESS DAY on June 11, 2016, from 7am to 11am at 2nd Floor of FTX Fitness Exchange., 123 Tordesillas St., Makati City (in front of Salcedo Park).

We can now answer this   question   by   saying   “it   now   exists”.  This   special   day   is   called   Global Wellness Day.  First celebrated in 2012, Global Wellness Day was established in Turkey as the “first” day dedicated to living well, and has now been accepted world-wide.  It is officially celebrated on the second Saturday of June every year in 7   continents,   and   this   year   2016,   it   will   be   in 83   countries   with   86 ambassadors thus reflecting its success. GWD   is   an   entirely   not-for-profit   day,   a   social   project   created   by volunteers dedicated to living well. The purpose of Global Wellness Day is to ask the question, even if for just one day, "How can I live a healthier and better life?", to direct the thoughts of both individuals and society towards “living well” and to raise awareness.  

The main aims of the day are:

1.  To recognize the value of our lives
2.  To pause and think, even if for just one day of the year
3. To be free from the stress of everyday city life and bad habits
4. To make peace with ourselves
5. To raise awareness about living well and increase motivation, not justfor today, but for the remaining 364 days of the year.

To  get   one   step   closer   towards   living   well,   let   our   manifesto   be   yourstarting point.   In order to make Wellness a lifestyle, Global Wellness Dayaims to adopt the following seven simple steps. What is important is not to implement all of the steps all at once, but to incorporate at least just a few ofthem into your daily life on a regular basis.

1- Walk for an hour. 
2- Drink more water. 
3- Don’t use plastic bottles. 
4- Eat organic foods. 
5- Do a good deed. 
6- Have a family dinner. 
7- Sleep at 10:00 PM

To  honor  Global Wellness  Day  activities are  FREE  of  charge  and  open  to the public.   Celebrations will be at the FTX Fitness Exchange at Three SalcedoPlace   in   Salcedo   Village   (right   across   Jaime   Velasquez   Park   which   is   alsohome   to   the   Saturday   organic   market).

For   the   whole   morning, complimentary consultations are available on weight loss/gain, skin analysis, muscle imbalance, fitness assessment and health provider. Healthway will also be hosting free Postural Alignment analysis.  

7:00 am “A Good Deed Daily Keeps You Healthy’ (Group Fitness Studio) anopening invocation by Christian Church pastor Manu Reyes a.k.a.the “Fitness Pastor”, fitness brand ambassador and consultant forcorporate fitness solutions. 

7:20 Global   Wellness   Day   Manifesto   (Group   Fitness   Studio)   by   GWDPhilippines  Ambassadress,  Vikki Aquino, a  spa  &  wellness expert,and the Director  of Spa at Tiger Resort, Leisure & EntertainmentInc., the largest integrated resort development (44 hectares) in thecountry.  She will talk about getting us a step closer towards livingwell, using the GWD manifesto as the starting point.  

7:30  INTERACTIVE CLASS: Yoga (Functional Fitness Area)

8:20  “Painless   Everyday”   (Group   Fitness   Studio)   by   Orthopedic   andTraumatology surgeon, and marathoner Dr.Jun Puti.   Learn how toheal back, shoulder, carpal and other joint pains; how to preventthem from worsening and limiting you from enjoying life.

8:40   “Change  is Good and Change is  Here” (Group Fitness  Studio) bysocial   activist   and   director/actress   Mae   Paner   a.k.a.   “JuanaChange”.     An   inspiring   journey   about   her   life   attitude   towards never-ending   struggles   and   amazing   successes   with   weight   loss,weight gain and weight loss again.  

9:00  INTERACTIVE   CLASS:   High  Intensity  Interval  Training  (FunctionalFitness Area) 

9:20   “Wellness in the Workplace” (Group Fitness Studio) Learn initiativesthat   maintain   a   happy   and   healthy   work   force   by   PeopleManagement Association of the Philippines (PMAP)  a professional,non-stock,   not-for-profit   organization   of   over   1,800   membercompanies   and   individual   management   executives   engaged   orinterested  in  Human  Resource Management  (HRM)  and  IndustrialRelations (IR) work. 

9:40  “Get In-Shape without Really Trying Hard” (Group Fitness Studio)by Mr.  Philippines 1998 Joseph Velasco, and,  Mr  Philippines 2008and Mr. Physique 2014 Reijo del Prado, who is also the founder ofthe Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness Association of the Philippines.

10:00  Presentation  of  100  seedlings  by  GWD  Philippines Ambassadress,Vikki Aquino to Ride Guardians of Mother Earth Head Ranger, MelvaBenavidez.    RGME is  a volunteer group of motorcycle  riders whopay back to the environment what nature offers them. 

10:10 INTERACTIVE CLASS: Zumba Dance Party (Functional Fitness Area)

VENUES: Global Wellness Day  will also be recognized at  Nurture Wellness Village  at   the   holiday   destination   city   of   Tagaytay.    The   overnight program will host media personalities and bloggers (by invitation).  Itis packed with activities, and  June 11  greets the day with a cultural dance show, followed by a farm tour with demonstrations on medicinal plant   preparation,   coffee   roasting and   juicing.   There   is   also   Salad Making,   Partner   Massage,   Towel   Origami   and   the   evening   will   be culminated with a bonfire and socials.  

The following day, June 12, will start   with   Taichi   Gong   and   Happy   Dance   followed   by   a   healthy breakfast and sharing,  then Head  and  Shoulder  Massage  and finally closing with a leisurely lunch. 

GWD Philippines is also involved in the annual National Wellness Day festivities of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) on June 30 at the Mall of Asia, where member companies will exhibit and showcase their corporate wellness efforts.  They will also have various wellness speakers, health tests, and fitness classes for the general public to enjoy. 


  1. Hi Joy,

    This is one wholesome free event that I cannot miss. Thanks for sharing it on your blog. See you there.

  2. This seems to be a perfect date for me and husband. See you then there. For the first two, been doing that already plus the do good deed:) need to practice the sleep by 10pm and organic food.

  3. Di ba tayo kasama sa Nurture Wellness Village?


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