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Activo Fitness unveiled

Tagum’s new fitness center unveiled- Activo Fitness

One of the most modern fitness centers in Mindanao, perhaps the first of its kind in the region and it opened in Tagum City—the Activo Fitness.


It’s a dream come true for owner Ingrid Taojo, a young woman who has been living a very active lifestyle since her teenage years. “It’s a dream that began eight years ago and now it’s finally here,” said Ingrid and added, ”A dream come not only for me but for all the Tagumeños as well.”

Ingrid Taojo (4th from left) with her guests of honor & models on grand opening night

Indeed, Activo Fitness may be what Tagum has been eagerly waiting (if notwanting) for the longest time—a modern facility offering a wide range of fitness options for everyone wanting to shift to a healthier lifestyle or dive deeper into the passion of living healthy through exercise.

Activo Fitness’ first family. The Taojos- Iñigo, Butchoy, Caroline, Ingrid & Andreas.

For the official unveiling, Ingrid invited the honorable Mayor of Tagum, Allan Rellon, fitness enthusiast, Jackie Garcia-Dizon and her mother and inspiration, Caroline Taojo to be the event’s guests of honor.

Ingrid Taojo, owner & manager of Activo Fitness with guests of honor Tagum Mayor Allan Rellon, mother Caroline Taojo & fitness enthusiast Jacki Garcia-Dizon
Honorable Mayor of Tagum Allan Rellon.

Covering almost the entire second level of the newly erected Bibu Square along the city’s main thoroughfare, the recently unveiled 800-square meter fitness center boasts of state-of-the-art equipment. Spread across the vast and well-planned space are the group fitness room, the playground (an “blank space” that can transform to accommodate various exercises), mechanized cardiovascular area, weightlifting zone, consultation area, an al fresco cafeteria, as well as spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms each equipped with a sauna.

Manned by competent and trained instructors, Activo Fitness offers Zumba, Step aerobics and yoga among its group exercises, core and strength development via weight lifting or the TRX suspension training, boxing, balance development via the Indo Board, speed and agility training via the Parkour classes, and the exercise fast gaining popularity and followers—the high intensity circuit training.

Ingrid with guest models & Activo Fitness’ trainers

“Should there be a demand for extra classes in Activo Fitness, I can teach,” said Ingrid who is adept in Indo Board, a balance training device that advances her skills as a surfer, a rower, a certified Crossfit L1 Trainer and soon-to-be a certified yoga teacher—these are among her credentials as a fitness professional…for the moment.

 Ingrid Taojo welcoming everyone to the opening of Activo Fitness.

During the grand opening, Activo Fitness featured the classes and programs the center offers. At the playground, Haidel Hamsim led the spinning class and a high intensity circuit training demo was conducted by the members of Davao’s Crossfit DMA, Victor Rivero led the Zumba class while guest instructor Maybelle Yu led the yoga class, and the guest models were given a sample strength development workout by the Activo’s instructors.

The opening day participants of the Spinning class led by Haidel Hamsim (rightmost, standing)
Yoga class led by guest instructor Maybelle Yu (center, seated)

SHowing how the High Intensity Circuit TRaining is done, guests from Davao’s CrossFit DMA

Finally, an invitation from Ingrid Taojo to Tagum to get up on their feet, “Join me and let’s fulfill our fitness dreams together at Activo Fitness. It’s time to get active!”

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Published in SunStar Davao newspaper on August 3, 2014.

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