SOUTHEAST Asian Games gold medal-winning cyclist Marella Salamat headlines the Philippine Sports Commission’s (PSC) Rise Up! Shape Up! episode on Saturday.

Ms. Salamat, SEA Games gold medallist in 2015, will talk about cycling not only as a sport, but also as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Interestingly, Ms. Salamat shifted to cycling in 2013 from bowling after encouragement from national cycling coach Cesar Lobramonte.

The PSC hopes to heighten interest in cycling through the webinar episode and encourage more people to pick it up as an activity to improve themselves both physically and mentally.

Saturday’s episode of the webinar also features an inspiring talk on the Cycles of Life, and how to embrace changes from book author Grace Eleazar, author of The Soul Speaks and A Gift: A Spiritual Journey on Love.

Launched in October last year, Rise Up! Shape Up! is designed to motivate women and girls to better themselves through sports and healthy activities especially during this time of the pandemic.

It, too, recognizes the important role of women in sports in leading the movement towards a better active living moving forward. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo