Xiaomi hosts its first Virtual Pop Run

Celebrating health and fitness



Encouraging its community to stay physically active, Xiaomi is hosting the Virtual Pop Run 2021. It’s a global event that’s open to all Xiaomi Smart band and Xiaomi Watch users and is happening from August 4 to 24.

Interested participants can go to to register. Upon entering the site, users can link their Xiaomi wearables enabling the tracking of their step count that will automatically be reflected in the real-time leaderboards.

Don’t own a Xiaomi wearable? Well, well don’t you worry your little head because Xiaomi will sell you one at a discount. You can get a Xiaomi Band 6 at 10 percent off along with a free runner pack which include a Xiaomi Pop Run shirt and face mask with every purchase of Redmi Note 10S at Xiaomi Auhtorized Stores.

Afraid of going out because, you know, the COVID-19 Delta variant is out there terrorizing our lives? Fret not, you can get a Xiaomi Band 5 and a free Runner Pack with every purchase of the Redmi Note 10S via their official Lazada store.

They really want you to buy the Redmi Note 10S so here’s our review to find out what you’re possibly getting into.

What are the prizes?

We compete to win, right? Here’s what’s in store for avid Virtual Pop Run runners.

For the global ranking, there will be weekly winners for participants with the most number of steps on the leaderboard across all participating countries. Here are the rewards:

  • 1-3 — Mi Smart Band 6, and a Xiaomi Pop Run customized gift package
  • 4-10 — Mi Smart Band 6 and a Xiaomi Pop Run customized gift package, including a T-shirt and a digital medal
  • 11-100 — Digital Medal

That’s the weekly stuff. When every digital mile (or kilometer if you prefer that) for the global ranking has been run, here’s what the winners will get:

  • 1-3 — Mi 11, Mi watch, Mi Smart Band 6, and a Xiaomi Pop Run customized gift package
  • 4-30 — Mi Smart Band 6, and a Xiaomi Pop Run customized gift package
  • 31-100 — Digital Medal

What about Xiaomi runners in the Philippines?

Of course Xiaomi Philippines has something special for you. The Top 10 Filipino Xiaomi fans during the run will each get PhP 1,000 vouchers for Xiaomi Products. But that’s not all.

The Top 3 Filipino Xiaomi Fans will compete for the ultimate prize in a separate run during the second stage. Here’s what’s at stake:

  • First place — PhP 7,000 worth of Xiaomi products vouchers and a gold medal
  • Second place — PhP 5,000 worth of Xiaomi products vouchers and a silver medal
  • Third place — PhP 3,000 worth of Xiaomi products vouchers and a bronze medal

If you ended up buying a Redmi Note 10S to participate, might as well document your run, right? Xiaomi encourages participants to post their progress with the hashtag #XiaomiPopRunPh2021. Happy running!


Everything new with Apple Fitness+ this January 2023

New workouts, collections, and songs



Apple Fitness+

Starting January 9, Apple Fitness+ users will enjoy more new offerings, from new workouts and trainers to new songs from Beyoncé.

Apple’s subscription-based fitness and wellness service has introduced a new total-body cardio Kickboxing workout under Fitness+.

Users can choose from 10-, 20-, or 30-minute-long variations which will be led by Jaime-Ray Hartshorne and Nez Dally.

In addition to the two new trainers, Brian Cochrane and Jenn Lau have been added to lead HIIT and Strength workouts, respectively.

Another new theme under Meditation, Sleep, has been launched, joining other themes like Calm, Gratitude, Resilience, and Creativity.

Sleep will consist of four 20-minute meditations that conclude with five minutes of relaxing music.

Everywhere else, Time to Walk gets new episodes, while two more Collections have been added to the Fitness+ roster: 6 Weeks to Restart Your Fitness and Level Up Your Core Training

Lastly, Artist Spotlight will feature new music from Beyoncé, including songs from her latest album RENAISSANCE. These will be available across Cycling, Dance, HIIT, Pilates, Strength, Treadmill, and Yoga exercises.

Succeeding Beyoncé in the next two weeks are Foo Fighters (January 16) and Bad Bunny (January 23).

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Netflix will release workout videos from Nike

Launching between December 2022 to 2023



With the new year just around the corner, a lot of people are bound to promise themselves a healthier 2023. However, a gym isn’t the most welcoming place for a newbie, especially those who don’t know what to do yet. If you’re struggling to start your 2023 right, Netflix is launching a library of fitness content from Nike before the current year ends.

Today, Netflix officially announced that Nike Training Club will release some of its videos on the streaming platform. Eventually totaling 30 hours of content, the library will teach both beginners and experienced users across a range of interests in the workout sphere.

Launching in two batches, the Nike Training Club will release its first batch on December 30. The first batch will include a total of 46 episodes spread throughout different series. These include Kickstart Fitness with the Basics, Two Weeks to a Stronger Core, Fall in Love with Vinyasa Yoga, HIT & Strength with Tara, and Feel-Good Fitness. Oh, and if you don’t have a gym or any equipment, you can still do some workouts on your own.

Currently, Netflix does not have a timeframe for the rest of the library. However, the platform promises more sometime in 2023. If you can’t wait, Nike Training Club also offers more content on its own app outside of Netflix.

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Herbalife kicks off new app, Nutrition Virtual Run 2022

More seamless tracking and interactive running challenges!



The Herbalife Nutrition Virtual Run 2022 is back!

In case you didn’t know, it’s an annual initiative to help consumers from the Asia-Pacific region adopt healthy active living habits. It aims to foster communities that support each other to achieve their health and wellness goals.

It’s a highlight event of the company’s “Get Moving with Good Nutrition” campaign.

“To inspire people in Asia Pacific to make positive lifestyle changes, we are introducing region-wide initiatives with a focus on helping them cultivate healthy nutrition and workout habits, while nurturing community support for achieving their goals. For instance, we recently held the Healthy Recipe Challenge to encourage building good eating habits. And this month, we will hold our annual Virtual Run in 13 markets across the Asia Pacific, to help people get moving with a healthy active lifestyle,” said Stephen Conchie, Regional President, Asia Pacific and China, Herbalife Nutrition.

For its third year, the Virtual Run 2022 takes place in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. It’s available through a brand-new mobile app, making the running challenge interactive with more seamless tracking.

The virtual run is held from November 1 to 31, 2022 — featuring Individual and Team categories with a wide range of distance options to register from.

For individuals, runners can choose 5KM, 20KM, 50KM, or 100KM. Those who have a team can choose 20KM, 50KM, 100KM, 200KM, and 500KM.

The Virtual Run will contribute to raising funds to support the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation by providing good nutrition to needy children in the Asia Pacific through its flagship Casa Herbalife Nutrition program.

Download the Herbalife Nutrition VirtualRun app here.

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