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With the hustle and bustle of city life, keeping an active lifestyle becomes more and more tricky. Manila offers a wide selection of sports and adventure activities to choose from.

Boxing or Muay Thai in Manila

If you want to integrate boxing workouts into your routine, Elorde is a great place to start. It is a household name in the boxing community, and their trainers actually do compete in professional matches. They offer Muay Thai and group classes too. There are many branches all over the city to try out. Notably, boxing is quite popular in the Philippines because the country has produced a hall-of-fame boxing champion, Manny Pacquaio.

Bowling in Manila

Bowling is quite popular in the Philippines, being heavily influenced by American culture. It also helps that the Philippines has produced a six-time world bowling champion, Paeng Nepomuceno. Bowling is so much more than just a leisure and social activity. If you’re in the mood for an energetic but low impact sport, then bowling might be just the right activity for you. Since bowling can also be a competitive sport, you can enjoy this activity with family and friends alike. It offers a perfect opportunity to have some group fun. There are many bowling centres located in Manila like Playdium Bowling and Billiards in Quezon City which offers 22 “state-of-the-art” bowling lanes. There’s also SM Bowling and Leisure Centers in Pasay, Quezon City, Mandaluyong and Las Piñas. They claim that their synthetic lanes can provide the best experience and highest scores for bowlers.

Gym and yoga studios in Manila

If you prefer fitness gyms, it will be hard not to find an Anytime Fitness branch near you. In addition to offering modern gym equipment for workouts, they also offer group classes like yoga, kickboxing, Zumba and piloxing. What makes the membership worth it is that it provides unlimited access to any Anytime Fitness gym, which are all open 24/7.

If you’re looking specifically for yoga studios, there’s Beyond Yoga with four branches in the metro including Tomas Morato, San Juan, Makati and Alabang. This is an excellent choice for experienced yogis who want to mix it up by trying different locations and instructors. There’s also Bikram Yoga in Makati which is the first yoga studio in the Philippines to offer hot yoga. It would be perfect for yogis who can take on the heat.

Game day at a sports bar in Manila

When you don’t really have the energy to move a muscle but the unmatched strength and countless screens to watch the game on still excites you, we know you’d rather head to a sports bar than stay at home. Pair this up with the cheering (or booing crowd), bar chow like burgers, pizza, wings and beers and this completes your game night. Makati would be your best bet of finding a sports bar that would fit your liking. There’s Belle & Dragon which is a British-style gastropub that highlights Western and Asian Cuisine. They serve seven varieties of tap beers, which goes well with their delectable food options. It is the place to be if you’re looking for a chill yet classy sports bar. When it comes to major sports tournaments like FIFA World Cup and Ultimate Fighting Championships, or even the niche ones like cricket or rugby, Howzat will be the perfect place to be. They host a Sunday Roast Buffet and a Friday Indian Curry Buffet which are quite popular too. On top of that, they are open 24 hours of the day, including Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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