By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
SANTÉ Fitness Lab — the premier one-stop fitness center that offers holistic training programs south of the metro — has expanded its offering with the recent launch of its obstacle course race (OCR) facilities and program.
Located at the Vermosa Sports Hub in Imus, Cavite, Santé Fitness Lab said its new offering is in line with its thrust to encourage Filipinos to embrace a healthy and fit lifestyle by engaging in sports while giving them a chance to undergo the quality of training that professional athletes go through as well as allow them to enjoy the chance to experience the thrill of the emerging sport of OCR.
“We believe OCR is a good addition for us because it is a sport the involves conditioning, strength and running. And here in our facility you can train inside and outside. Through it we can also showcase our specialization with innovative recovery and sports rehabilitation programs,” said Clarize Lucindo, operations manager of Santé Fitness Lab, in an interview at the launch of their OCR facilities and program on Sept. 27.
“Apart from the basic facilities for OCR that we have, we also help design one’s program to help athletes in their development. We have a system to help you build the foundation to achieve a sustained program,” she added.
Ms. Lucindo went on to say that the OCR component now they have at Santé Fitness Lab should also enhance the center’s growth and further promote its mission and vision.
We’re almost a year here at Vermosa. We opened in December 2018 and I am happy to say that we are steadily making waves here considering the Sports Hub is still a developing feature of the Ayala estate, Vermosa. We share Ayala’s vision for Vermosa to be a world-class training facility, promoting sports tourism in the area and catering to the local community for a more active and healthier south,” the Santé Fitness Lab official said.
The OCR program of Santé Fitness Lab is available for members of the center for a founding membership fee of 18,000. But for those who just want to attend OCR classes they can do so for P700 per session. And those who just want to use the OCR facilities and do not want to attend classes they can do so for P500.
Santé Fitness Lab has been a recovery services provider for the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) and the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP).
The center is part of the Vermosa Sports Hub, touted as the country’s first premier and professionally managed sports facility situated within a 700-hectare space of Ayala Land Inc.’s mixed-use estate Vermosa in Imus, Cavite.
The Sports Hub is envisioned to be a complete destination designed specifically to provide an effective and complete training experience for the athletic lifestyle, offering a seamless integration of facilities and sports-related elements.
The facility boasts of an International Swimming Federation (FINA) standard, Olympic-size swimming pool equipped with the latest timing system by Omega and the Anti Wave Starting Blocks.
There is also nine-lane track oval built in accordance with International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) standards.