Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Earlier this month, Sun Life's GoWell teams up with one of the country's premiere health club —Fitness First. This partnership aims to help more Filipinos get on track with their health and wellness goals through the GoWell program.

GoWell is Sun Life's health and wellness community which was launched last October 2016. It promotes holistic wellness through a fit and active lifestyle, eating healthy, and living a balanced life. Gowell's website,, offers fitness and wellness content with articles from experts; while community workouts and fitness classes are also offered to its members.

"We aim to spark the Filipinos' enthusiasm to pursue their fitness goal and they can look forward to more initiatives from this partnership. Health and wealth go hand in hand, and we're happy that collaborating with Fitness First will also give us a new venue to promote financial literacy,"Mylene Lopa, Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer 

Jaymie Pizzaro, Sun Life Philippines Health and Wellness Marketing Manager presented interesting facts on Filipino’s Health and Wellness as well as what to expect with the Sun Life and Fitness First Partnership.


1. Group classes at select Fitness First branches will be offered to GoWell Gold members for free. 
2. All participants will receive tokens for attending said GoWell classes. 
3. All Community workouts will also be organized jointly by Sun Life GoWell and Fitness First. Likewise, Fitness First events will also be supported by GoWell.
4. To encourage more people in getting fit, a series of workout videos featuring GoWell ambassador Bubbles Paraiso and Fitness First ambassador Chris Everingham will be released regularly for the rest of the year through the GoWell website and social media.

(L-R) Jill Santiago- Marketing Manager, Fitness First Philippines ; Mark Ellis- Country Manager, Fitness First Philippines ; Riza Mantaring- Sun Life Philippines,President and CEO ; Hiyasmin Mattison Sun Life Philippines, Chief Human Resources Officer

Teaming Up with Sun Life and it’s Go Well Program is a natural fit since we share the same vision to help every Filipino go further in life through health and wellness. Health is indeed wealth and we are glad to share our core expertise to as many Filipino as possible with this partnership”— Mark Ellis, Fitness First Country Manager 

During the press conference, you could already feel the excitement of Fitness First Country Manager' ~ Mark Ellis from the said partnership.

He also added, “Apart from achieving their fitness goals, this partnership with Sun Life will help secure our members and educate our employees in financial literacy, both of which are significant in attaining a well-balanced lifestyle.”

According to Sun Life's Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa, "With both Sun Life and Fitness First committed to being the Filipinos' partner in their health and wellness journey, the possibilities in the horizon definitely look exciting,"

The Press Conference was attended by digital and print media and was held at Ascott Bonifacio Global City last April 5, 2017. You can view more photos from the press conference HERE.

If you have been following this blog, you know how I have been very vocal on how I wanted to start being fit. As a witness in this partnership of Sun Life and Fitness First, I am very hopeful that its not yet too late to achieve the healthy lifestyle that I have always wanted. 

Let's join Sun Life’s GoWell community. We can access tips and articles from experts and avail of perks and rewards that come with free membership. Log on to and create an account for free!



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