Shopping and dining is always fun but at these malls in Manila, there’s more to do and more to enjoy!
Malls in Manila: Exciting Activities to Try
Jogging in the morning at Greenhills
Whether you’re a fitness buff or starting from the couch, running is the easiest way to keep fit. You lace up your running shoes, pick up your water bottle, and just go for it. With little investment, you get a lot of benefits: better sleep, reduced stress, improved mood, and a boost of self-confidence.
When it comes to jogging spots in Manila, Greenhills has long been a favorite and with good reason. The entire block of the Greenhills shopping center is opened way before the malls open and the shoppers arrive. Joggers frequent the spot early in the morning before all the cars arrive. You can even opt to join the free aerobics class at the open parking if you want a change of pace.
Bonus: the block has a couple of coffee shops where you can pick up your morning coffee and maybe a light breakfast. There are also fast food options, if you feel like you’ve really earned it!
Get your gym on at Estancia
When you think of Estancia, you think of a luxurious, pampering experience– but getting down and sweaty? You may be surprised to know that Estancia in Capitol Commons houses two fitness centers where you can get a good workout: Anytime Fitness and Ultra Lagree.
Anytime Fitness is your friendly neighborhood 24-hour gym that promises to help you make healthy happen. Yes, you read that right: a gym that’s open 24 hours from Monday to Sunday. So if you’re a night owl or just looking to sneak in a late-night workout, this is the place for you. Aside from the convenience and the excellent facilities, Anytime Fitness prides itself on being a community. The trainers and staff are trained to help you get to a healthier place, whether you’re a newbie or a long-time gym rat.
Anytime Fitness is located at the 2nd Floor, North Wing.
When you have a full daily schedule, how can you find space for your fitness goals? The folks at Ultra Lagree understand the challenge of staying fit when you’re busy, which is why they brought together Lagree Fitness’ compact 45-minute workout to help you start and keep working on your fitness goals. Ultra Lagree in Estancia among the over 300 studios all over the world and the only 4 in Asia. With the help of their certified coaches, you get the same high-intensity, low-impact workout that is uniquely Lagree Fitness.
Ultra Lagree is located at the 2nd Floor, South Wing.
Enjoy live musical acts at Tiendesitas
Tiendesitas may be primarily known for showcasing great local goods but it’s also a great venue for live gigs. Cap off your weeknights by delighting in live music performed by renowned, as well as up-and-coming local talent.
Themed Nights at Tiendesitas has something for everyone: Acoustic Mondays, Alternative Tuesdays, Hiphop Wednesdays, Old Skool Thursdays, Reggae Fridays, Electronic and Dance Saturdays, and Chill Sundays. That’s right, everyone gets to enjoy great live music every night! Drop by on the next themed night at 2/F Food Village from 8PM to 10PM. Admission is free.
Biking at Circulo Verde, Industria
Finding a nice spot to ride your bike in the metro can be challenging, what with careless drivers and pollution. At the Bike Playground, you can leave those worries behind and ibike to your heart’s content.
It is the Philippines’ first signature pump park designed by Claudio Caluori, an international designer and mountain bike celebrity. Bike Playground features an indoor, asphalt-made pump park designed by Velosolutions, a Swiss company that specializes in pump track and trail building. It also has a professionally-designed outdoor trail for the more adventurous bunch. The little ones can also get in on the action at the Kids Track where they can be coached and supervised if needed
Tip: enjoy healthy, guilt-free post-Zumba meals at these healthy dining spots at Industria!
Ortigas & Company is one of the pioneers in the Philippine real estate landscape. To learn more about the unique culture that malls in Manila are known for, free to read more at the Ortigas Malls website.