STUDY Schools in the Philippines
Stationary bikes aren’t exactly new. Throw in music, a huge group, and instructors to push you to your limit, and an indoor cycling class (or spinning) tips it towards something you can enjoy. Where can you go to experience this fitness trend? Good thing there’s Saddle Row in Serendra, Bonifacio Global City. SADDLE UP OR CAST OFF? At Saddle Row, you can get an intense workout either by spinning or rowing. Saddle Row opened back in November 2015 with the idea of bringing indoor cycling and rowing to the local fitness scene. Indoor cycling and rowing are recognized globally for giving an intense cardio and full body workout, but it’s […]
Family Partners Learning Center (FPLC) is a school which caters to kindergarten children. Located at the Union Church of Manila, the school is being handled by the church but there is no requirement for students to be involved in a particular kind of religion. The school takes pride of their various cultural exchange events that respect the culture of the children enrolled coming from different countries. The learning center provides different activities that help kids to develop skills needed for their growth. Also, the school works closely with the students’ families to be able to help in the progress of the child. The center conducts field trips, and programs for […]
Cambridge Child Development Center (CCDC) was established in Singapore in 1993 but only started operating in the Philippines in 2001. The international preschool believes that every child has the potential to be the best they can be. Their teaching methods and policies are all centered around the belief.
For its 5th branch in the Philippines, Anytime Fitness Club opens their flagship gym at the Paseo Center in Makati. Anytime Fitness is a popular global brand that started in Minnesota, USA in 2002. It is considered the largest fitness chain in the world and commended as #1 global franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine. As its name suggests, Anytime Fitness boasts of their 24-hour accessibility which allows people to work out and live a healthy lifestyle with no time schedule excuses. Each member can enjoy full access to other branches in Manila and international locations using a single access key. Access to the club is protected by the state-of-the-art security system […]
M&S students range from elementary school children to business executives. It offers a summer camp for Japanese between July and September where they can learn English while engaging in some knowledge and cultural exchange with other students and teachers. Currently, it teaches around 70 students from elementary to adults. The academy boasts of its well-equipped instructors with polished teaching methods. Since the Japanese have some strengths and weaknesses in the English language, M&S helps expand the students’ English proficiency in a way that addresses these. Here, you can learn basic pronunciation of words and practice repeatedly until you learn the proper way to say a particular English word. You can […]
UNMEI started in 2009, and although it’s a Japanese language school for Filipinos, it also offers English courses for Japanese. Its courses include Basic 1, Basic 2, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Advanced 1, Advanced 2, Functional Japanese, Nihongo for Kids and Efficient English for Japanese. All courses have a range of 70-180 hours class duration. For the basic course, students are taught to read and write sentences in Hiragana, Katakana, and Basic 60 Kanji characters. For the intermediate course, students are taught additional 150 new Kanji characters and vocabularies. UNMEI has branches in Ortigas Center, Paranaque City, and San Pablo City. The next batch of classes will start on Dec. […]
Steps Dance Studio’s is one of the Philippines’ premier ballet schools producing top-caliber dancers of highest international standards. Founded in 1994 by Sofia Zobel Elizalde, who also serves as Steps’ Managing Director, Steps Dance Studio is among the Philippines’ most comprehensive dance schools. Its Classical Ballet training is based on the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, which began in England. The Royal Academy of Dance is an international teacher training and examining organization for classical ballet whose aim is to develop the highest possible standards of teaching.
Ballet Manila is one of the country’s major ballet companies founded and mentored by the ballerina of the people, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde. It is the only ballet school in the Philippines with direct links to the Russian Ballet Academy of St. Peterburg, Russia. The company’s ballerinas and danseurs are trained in the highest standards of classical ballet, based on the rigorous Russian Vaganova method. The official Ballet Manila School opened its doors to 70 students during its summer workshop held in 1998. It is now permanently based in the Ballet Manila compound on Donada St., Pasay City. It aims to introduce ballet to the Filipino masses and incorporate this form of art […]
The Ballet Philippines (BP) is known to be the foundation of Filipino identity. BP performed “Giselle”, a famous romantic ballet that tackles loss, forgiveness and love beyond death. Originally called the CCP Dance School, the BP Dance School is the official school of Ballet Philippines. The school has a long history of existence, dating back to 1970 when the BP founders started the CCP Summer Dance Workshop. Ballet Philippines Dance School also opened a branch at SM Aura in 2014. It offers numerous courses that caters different age brackets starting from 4 years old and up. Aside from the regular classes, they offer fitness programs, and hip-hop and flamingo classes. […]
Whether you’re a yogi or a first-timer, you are invited to join Urban Yoga, a fun and meaningful yoga activity on November 8, from 8am to 12nn at the Ayala Triangle Gardens Makati. Let the bright Sunday morning calm and inspire your mind, body, and spirit as you contribute to a good cause. There will be three different classes: Pranayama with Lasse Holopainen Urban Yoga with David Kim Community Yoga with Nica Hechanova and Ron Habla Learn from these yoga experts and help benefit ethnic communities’ livelihood as the event’s proceeds will go directly to the Iraya – Mangyan Foundation. Tickets are sold at Php300 pesos. First 100 paid signups […]
The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines was opened in July 2011, in recognition of the Filipinos’ support of the Korean wave that hit the country starting in mid-2000s. The local KCC is the 20th Korean cultural center in the world. KCC offers various programs to promote the Korean culture to more residents in the Philippines. These include Korean culture classes like Traditional Dance, Samulnori (traditional percussions), Gayageum (traditional string instruments), Taekwondo, and KPop Dance, and Korean language classes for beginners and advanced learners. Class intake is every January, May, and September. Every May and October, KCC also administers the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) for language learners […]
It’s time to discover the Philippines’ deep-sea beauty! The Philippines has one of the world’s richest marine ecosystem that’s waiting for you to discover. Explore this world by diving into the depths and seeing the awesome wonders of the sea, beneath the surface. Don’t fret if you have never tried diving before as there are a lot of legitimate diving institutions in the country offering PADI courses where you can learn leisure and technical diving lessons. Photo grabbed from remotelands.com Here are some of the diving education centers you can check out: 1. Anilao Diving and Resorts Website: http://www.anilaodiving.com Address: Unit 4 Marimar Building, Pulong Niogan, Mabini, Batangas, Philippines Tel.: […]
The urban pace and a stressful lifestyle weighing you down? Discover and live out the aikido philosophy, or the way of the harmonious spirit as it lets you imbibe serenity and focus while promoting fitness and wellness. Learn this Japanese martial art at the Makati Aikido Club (MAC), a globally-recognized dojo right in the heart of the city. The institution is located in Salcedo Village Makati and offers high quality instruction and amenities. Its students come from all age brackets with the youngsters and adults classes strictly segregated. Headed by Dan Amaranto (5th dan Aikikai), the Chief Instructor and Dojo-cho of the MAC, The Makati Aikido Club (founded and in […]
Put the rhythm back to your life by learning some Latin dance. Those graceful hip swaying and arms swinging that you see professionals do on the ballroom dance floor? You can let your body learn them! Whether you’re a beginner or aspiring to be a professional performer, you can breathe life into your dream by enrolling in dance classes. The Philippine culture is known to have a close affinity to Latin culture as the country, like most Latin American countries, used to be a Spanish colony. And so love for dancing is very much a part of the local culture, from social gatherings, to school fairs, fiestas and the like. […]
Exhilarate your busy lifestyle with Elorde Elite, a sports and fitness gym strategically located in Legaspi Village, within the Makati business district. Elorde Elite’s 10-meter high ceiling provides you with the kind of space that inspires punchy and intense movements, making you feel that you can reach the top of the world with every sweat. The well-equipped Elorde Elite only employs the best coaches in the metro ensuring clients that they get their money’s worth and an experience of a lifetime. Elorde Elite also has its own equipment shop for clients who are not sure where to get the right equipment for the right price. Clients can even get expert […]
Whether you’re a budding writer or an organization in need of communication consulting, Writer’s Block Philippines can help you with an array of services that they offer. Writer’s Block Philippines (WBP) was founded in 2010 to extend help to writers, with the first run of Jumpstart Your Freelance Writing Career seminar. “Writing workshops were sporadically offered back then, and if there were any, these were directed more towards creative writers. We wanted to help out fellow freelance writers who want to get their bylines published,” according to founders Ana P. Santos and Nikka Sarthou-Lainez. Hundreds of writers, communicators and creative entrepreneurs have taken part in WBP programs. At least 5 […]
A journey to nourishing one’s body, mind and soul Fitness and yoga studios are a dime-a-dozen in fitness-conscious Manila, but in the fray comes another young player in the market, with a unique and refreshing take to the science and art of wellness. L!FE Yoga Center, a haven for those who wish to embark on a journey to wellness for their body, mind and soul recently opened at the new ForbesTown mall located within the Burgos Circle’s burgeoning enclave in Bonifacio Global City. – Noelle Rodriguez, president of L!FE Yoga Center shares that L!FE celebrates everything that’s whole, healthy, wholesome and fun. – More than just a yoga center, L!FE […]
Tired of your gym routine? Or maybe you’d like to try something new? Perhaps you’d like to meet new people? Whatever your reason, come on down to Primal Ape CrossFit and discover your next favorite workout! – – Primal Ape CrossFit, located at 2135 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City is currently the largest and best-equipped CrossFit facility in the Philippines. With a CrossFit box that’s over 1200 sqmwide and equipment from Rogue Fitness, the official equipment supplier of CrossFit equipment, you’ll have a hard time to find a place better than this forCrossFit beginners or regulars. – – Primal Ape has several programs that you can choose from. For […]
There is no doubt that pole dancing has become popular in the Philippines. It is known for its novel approach on fitness and its delivery when it comes to weight loss, as attested by several pole dance enthusiasts across the metro. Can you believe that a student can lose 10 pounds with regular training in just a few weeks? Can you believe that age does not matter when it comes to this art? Yes, even a 60-year old can do this with proper training! So if you want to try this workout, Polecats Manila can help you out! – – Polecats Manila offers various classes on aerial arts including, but […]
Wake the shutterbug in you! – (Photo credit: sirnicolay.blogspot.com) – Have you ever looked at someone else’s photos and wished that you can also take photos as good as that? Have you ever wondered what ISO, aperture and shutter speed meant and why hobbyists and professionals keep uttering these words? Or maybe you simply want to take good pictures of your family and friends, the places you’ve been to or the scrumptious food you just ate. In Sir Nicolay’s Photography 101, all of your questions about photography can be answered. The classes are conducted by Sir James Nicolay, a professional teacher who came from a family of photographers. He is […]
If you’d like to be productive and have fun at the same time, why not start a new hobby? Ink Scribbler gives you the complete starter package—from the supplies you’ll need to a beginner’s workshop! – – You might think that it’s easy to get into calligraphy—you can just buy the supplies you need and watch tutorials on YouTube! Sure, you’ll be able to save money this way… at first. But Alexis Ventura, the brains behind Ink Scribbler, admits that she probably would’ve saved a lot of time if she’d attended a workshop first. – Alexis Ventura at one of the Scribble Workshops – “My first drafts weren’t very good […]
Enroll in this center for personal and professional growth. . Personality or character development is often overlooked nowadays as much priority is given to traditional schooling. While grades are of course important, knowing one’s self is also key in a child or even teenager’s development. One need not look further now for TOTAL Personality Development. Having opened just last March, the La Vie Institute or “The Life” Institute is a personality development school that teaches you just about everything a person needs to know in order to succeed in life. . With customized programs for each batch of students, you can be guaranteed that no two workshops are alike. Each […]
Bikram Yoga Manila is located on the 15th Floor of 88 Corporate Center Bldg. in Salcedo, Makati. Unlike other yoga centers, Bikram solely focuses on the practice of Bikram movements, which focuses on one’s breathing and positions. A Bikram Yoga is practiced in a heated room for the purpose of complete detoxification and better physical results. Since yoga stretches the muscles, the warm room gives the body a better level of blood flow which helps prevent cramps and extreme pain post-yoga.