Athletes and fitness enthusiasts have leveled up their exercises from the usual running-swimming-biking combo. A lot of people are now also into climbing walls, crawling under barbed wires, and crossing monkey bars over puddles of mud—all for the thrill of obstacle course racing. This competitive sport gained even more popularity when international competitions, such as Spartan Race Philippines and even the Southeast Asian Games, featured obstacle course racing, better known as OCR. If you're looking to get into this thrilling sport, you can now practice your skills for free at the Galleria Obstacle Zone at Robinsons Galleria's Veranda Area in Quezon City.
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In partnership with Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation, Robinsons Galleria launched the "first and only multi-platform in-mall obstacle facility in the Philippines" on September 24, Saturday. Use of the obstacle course is free from September 24 to December 31, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
“Robinsons Malls is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all our customers. With the opening of Galleria Obstacle Zone, we hope to encourage more people to pursue active and healthy lifestyles and take their malling experiences to the next level,” shared Robinsons Malls’ Senior Vice President and General Manager Arlene Magtibay in a statement.
Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation, which is recognized by the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission, is affiliated with the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO) as well as the Obstacle Sports Federation Asia Pacific. This puts the whole facility at par with international standards.
But that doesn't mean that you have to be a world-class athlete to try it out. The Obstacle Zone has three parts: Ninja Box (with monkey bars, rings, slip wall, and hurdles), the OCR Course (with multi-rig bars, vault boxes, and rolling bars), and the Parkour Zone (with parkour vault boxes and wall obstacles). Each part is accessible to OCR athletes and newbies from seven years old and up. You may even want to take your training more seriously by signing up with certified coaches for paid sessions.
Galleria Obstacle Zone is at the Veranda Area, Robinsons Galleria, Quezon City. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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