October 23, 2015

Quit the “Versus:” Fitness is Personal

I just read something that left me feeling sore. The head of a particular gym compared his fitness program with CrossFit, in the guise of clarifying certain points on what makes the two different. He might have written this with good intentions; he even peppered his article with apologetic disclaimers, but unfortunately this came off slightly patronizing instead of sincere. While the author tried to be careful with his phrasing, he did not avoid making negative implications regarding the “competing brand.” I’m not against making comparisons, but before anyone does it and posts it on an official website, I think […]
October 4, 2015

Foul Play

Let me start by saying that though I will try to be objective, I probably won’t be, and this post may be driven by my biases as a Filipino, and as an alumna of the University of the Philippines. Once a year, my school spirit intensifies, and I become an internet troll… only for the UAAP Cheer Dance Competition 😉 I think it’s because our school had never won, or even contended, in any other major sport, that I defaulted to pouring all my heart and energy into supporting the UP Pep Squad’s athletic efforts. It was during my time […]