ARTEST, COACH ERIK VISIT MANILA

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra will visit his come country, the Philippines again in mid-August. This is his third time in the Philippines, his second visit July last year was a rousing success which included a coaching clinic at the Ynares Sports Center. Here’s the entire tour as quoted:

NBA FIT Clinics – Fans can participate in free fitness and basketball activities such as cardio and kickboxing classes, bollywood dance classes, urban fitness training, and two time-based basketball and fitness competitions: the NBA FIT Challenge and Dribble Dish & Swish.  Fans can also learn valuable tips on nutrition, hydration and healthy choices from renowned experts or receive health and BMI checks and nutritional counseling on-site.  NBA FIT Clinics will be held at the SM North EDSA Annex on Aug. 7 and 8, at Far Eastern University (FEU) and De La Salle University (DLSU) on Aug. 10, and at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on Aug. 15. Registration is free at event venues. Registration is on-site and all events and activities are free of charge.
NBA FIT Development Camp Coach Erik Spoelstra will host a one-day NBA-style training camp for some of the country’s top men’s and women’s basketball players on Aug. 11. The top 80 prospects, selected by the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) will learn the latest NBA techniques and fitness training and will take part in advanced hydration “sweat tests” and tailored nutrition seminars.  Local basketball coaches, athletic trainers and members of the media will be invited to observe the camp.
NBA FIT Fun RunAn NBA FIT Fun Run, co-organized by RunRio, will take place on Aug. 14 with 3K, 5K and 10K distances.  It is open to participants of all ages and a total of 2,000 spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Registration will be held at RUNNR, Bonifacio High Street at The Fort, and at Fitness First, SM Mall of Asia branch.
Spoelstra and his staff will also bring the NBA FIT message to the youth through basketball and fitness clinics in San Pablo, Laguna and in Metro Manila

And also, Ron Artest will visit Manila in August 9 for a week-long visit to visit his relatives (according tom my reliable source, an aunt) and promote his athletic sponsor: Peak, an upstart company in China which endorses several players such as Jason Kidd, Jason Richardson, and Shane Battier.


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  1. Thanks for the Updated, I did read an article before regarding then visiting Philippines.

    • clotille
    • May 1st, 2011

    I heard he is coming back in August 2011 to do some clinics together with PACMAN. Please keep us posted on that too. Thanks.

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