Fitbit Introduces Alta HR, world’s slimmest fitness wristband with continuous heart rate tracking

Fitbit Alta HR is the world’s slimmest wrist-based, continuous heart rate tracking device combining the benefits of PurePulse heart rate technology, automatic exercise recognition, sleep tracking, battery life of up to seven days and smart notifications in a slim, versatile design that is easily customized to fit your style.

Fitbit, the leader in the connected health and fitness market, recently introduced Fitbit Alta HR, a device that comes with new advances in sleep tracking. The fitness tracker gives you actionable insights and guidance in the Fitbit app to make more informed decisions about your health and stay motivated to reach your wellness goals in…

Melindo wins IBF interim belt in Pinoy Pride 39

ON TARGET. Milan Milendo (right) hits Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. with a left in their 12-round fight (Photo by Albert Flores)

AFTER two failed tries and a disastrous comeback that had him woefully overweight, Milan “El Metodico” Melindo finally captured a world title after beating Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. by unanimous decision for the interim IBF world lightflyweight title at the Cebu Coliseum. Melindo, who lost to Javier Mendoza on May 30, 2015 for the IBF light…

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Argao to host dragon boat clinic, competition

PRESS CON. (From left) Primary Homes Marketing manager Michelle Cutang, Habagat Gruppo Dragon Boat Team coach Nonie Lopez, Go Active President Jerome Mil and Habagat dragon boat team manager Randy Su during the press conference to announce the event.

An inter-barangay dragon boat clinic and competition organized by PrimaryHomes, Inc. and Argao Royal Palms Serviced Villas in collaboration with the municipality of Argao will be held in the town. The 2nd Dragons in Argao: Dragon Boat Inter-barangay Clinic and Competition will take place on October 1, 2016, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at…

High school brawl nets P110,000 fine; Borromeos eye multi-billion complex in Escario; 4 police chiefs in Cebu axed–Cebu News Digest for July 14, 2016.

This is the roundup of top Cebu news stories today, July 14, 2016. Cesafi fines 2 schools P110,000 for high school brawl Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhoy meted a record P110,000 fine on 22 high school players from the University of the Visayas and Don Bosco Technological Center after they figured in a free-for-all in a…

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Donaire knocks Bedak out in 3 rounds to keep title

FIRST. A strong Nonito Donaire Jr. pounds challenger Zsolt Bedak in this exchange for the match’s first knockdown. (Photo by ALBERT FLORES)

Nonito Donaire Sr. said his son would win in six. Junior proved him wrong and took only three rounds to retain his WBO super bantamweight title at the Cebu City Sports Center tonight in front of a crowd estimated at 20,000. After a cautious first round, Donaire, known as The Filipino Flash, sent Zsolt Bedak to…

FWD shakes up Visayas, brings “Live to Move” to Cebu

WORKOUT. “Live to Move” is centered on the FWD Motion, a four-minute workout specially designed by fitness coaches Jim and Toni Saret (above) to provide Filipinos the health benefit equivalent to an hour’s worth of exercise. (Photo from FWD Philippines website)

A 30-minute run to kick start the day. Biking to and from work. Yoga classes thrice a week after work. A trek to the mountains on weekends, then an out-of-town trip to recharge after a hectic month. If any of these are part of your routine, then you’re most likely part of the growing population…

Donaire Sr. sees 6th round knockout win by son over Bedak

I CAME HERE TO BOX, that’s what challenger Zsolt Bedak (left), a technical former Olympian, said about his fight tomorrow with WBO super bantamweight title holder Nonito Donaire Jr. He said the match will go 12 rounds. However, for Nonito Donaire Sr., the trainer of the champion, the fight will end with Bedak’s knockout in the sixth round.

A visibly pumped Nonito Donaire Jr. is drawing energy from the home crowd, hoping for an explosive finish against challenger Zsolt Bedak in his first defense of the WBO super bantamweight title at the Cebu City Sports Center. “I feel like there’s a fire burning inside me. Dako kaayo akong pasalamat sa mga tawo, I…

Inspired Donaire Jr. dedicates fight to Dad, draws strength from Cebu crowd

DIFFERENT FIGHTER. Nonito Donaire Jr., the five-division world champion, said he is a different fighter now than how he was years ago, when he relied on sheer talent and admitted that at times, he wouldn't study his opponents' film.

LAHI gyud ang Cebu. An inspired and emotional Nonito Donaire Jr. said he is drawing strength from the support of the Cebuanos and is dedicating his title defense of the WBO junior featherweight title against Zsolt Bedak to his father and namesake, Nonito Donaire Sr. “Sa mga Cebuano, grabe kaayo ang inyong suporta sa mga…

Mary Joy Tabal named Cebu’s Athlete of the Year

Cebuana athlete Mary Joy Tabal made her mark in the national and global stage of running in 2015. Her accomplishments gave Cebuanos something to cheer about. Tabal shone the brightest among the top athletes of Cebu in 2015 and earned the “Athlete of the Year” award from the Sportswriters Association of Cebu (SAC) in the…

9 things you need to know about the Donaire vs. Bedak fight

Cebu City will host the biggest boxing match in the Philippines this year on April 23, with Nonito Donaire Jr. himself in the main event. The event, co-promoted by ALA Promotions and Top Rank promotions, is also expected to draw the who’s who in boxing like Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum himself. Excited? Here are…

Marco Polo gives back on its 10th year by holding Run for ERUF

Marco Polo Plaza will be kicking off its 10th anniversary celebration by giving back. This April 3, lace your running shoes as Marco Polo Plaza brings you Run for ERUF #TimelessAt10. There are three distance categories – 10K, 5K and 1K with registration fees of P550.00, P400.00 and P250, respectively. The 1K distance was made available…

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Ungo Runners in front of Sun.Star Cebu.

On Friday nights, Sun.Star Cebu executive editor Michelle So works in running shorts. At 9 p.m. managing editor for news Isolde Amante and news editor Charmaine Rodriguez go through the last few news stories and prepare to close the remaining news pages before changing to their jogging pants or running shorts. At that time, reporters…

Rening Ylaya: At 73, going 42

The names of places come out in a staccato, wheezing whisper barely heard through the disco music booming from large speakers at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) track oval. “Marawi-Iligan, Cagay-an, Davao, Cagay-an, Manila, Cebu…,” Ireneo “Rening” Ylaya recites like a mantra—in a strained asthmatic’s voice—the places where he ran marathons. He says the…