Thursday, January 24, 2008

SPORTS: Fitness center to organize cage fest for healthy living

Rico Biliran/MindaNews
Friday, 18 January 2008 00:12
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 Jan) -- Holiday Gym and Spa (HGS), among the leading fitness centers in Mindanao, is organizing a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in line with its campaign for healthy living.

Dubbed as Holiday Basketball League (HBL), the tournament will kick off Feb. 16-17 at the Holiday Gym and Spa newly-built two 3-on-3 basketball courts. Ivy Fernandez, HGS chief operations officer, said the tournament is categorized into "three age categories" that includes 16-21, 22- 27 and 28 years old and above.

"This is open to all DavaoeƱos," said Fernandez during the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum on Thursday.

She added they will send invitations to schools and companies because "we are also looking for young professionals to engage in the sport," the country’s most popular.

Mechanics of the tournament is now being finalized, according to Cocoy Malbog, gym supervisor and tournament director.

"We are now finalizing the mechanics of the tournament and definitely, we will be using the usual format of a 3-on3 competition," said Malbog, who joined Fernandez in the weekly sports forum.

HGS owns and operates a fully integrated sports, fitness and spa complex, offering quality facilities and services -- a world-class gym, boxing gym, covered jogging track, badminton courts, swimming pool, sauna and steam bath, group exercise classes, body, foot massage and now basketball court.

It encourages everybody to integrate healthy and physical activity into their every day life -- at home, at school, at work, at play.

Fernandez said HGS is planning to put up branches in the cities of Zamboanga and General Santos.

"We have already a spa in GenSan but we are looking for a much bigger place to build the fitness center," said Fernandez, adding that everything is set for the construction of the fitness center in Zamboanga City. (Rico Biliran / MindaNews)

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