Rotating Header Image

sun life financial

GoWell Perks: Jab and Jam Workout with Sun Life!

Have you heard of Sun Life’s wellness community? It’s called GoWell and you can join for free by visiting GoWell.com.ph. The community is open to everyone, especially to Sun Life Fit & Well policy holders. But even if you don’t have a policy yet like me, you can sign up for a Teal Membership that’s also brimming with perks such as free group workout sessions!

Normally, group workout sessions would be expensive or is open to those who have a monthly gym membership. Thanks to GoWell, any Filipino who wants to start a healthier lifestyle can sign up to these workout sessions for FREE. Recently, I signed up for my first GoWell group workout called GoWell Jab and Jam.

How to sign up/register to FREE GoWell Group Workout Sessions

1. Join the GoWell community by registering here

2. Visit the GoWell events page and select the workout session you want to join. There are workouts for teal and gold members. If the workout you chose is for gold members, this means it is exclusive for Sun Life Fit & Well policy holders.

3. Look for the link of the Google Form where you can enter your details and complete your registration. Your name will be listed on the attendees page during the event at the registration booth

GoWell Jab and Jam Experience with Sun Life Philippines

The GoWell Jab and Jam event was held at SMX SM Aura. Upon registration, I was given a trendy GoWell drawstring backpack with lots of freebies inside. All participants are given this freebie and it includes items from the event sponsors. For the GoWell Jab and Jam, the sponsors include G Active, Raw Ritual, Fitness First, and more.

Inside the SMX hall, there were a lot of participants just chilling and waiting for the program to start. There were exciting booths and my favorite is this machine from Fitness First.

I always wanted to check my body fat percentage, metabolic age, BMI, etc. but since I don’t belong to any gym, I don’t have access to fitness technology like this. During the GoWell Jab and Jam, anyone can have their fitness body scan using this machine and for FREE!

My metabolic age is 19! Working out really does wonders :D

I was so happy, it also prints out the result that you can take home plus someone from Fitness First will explain the results to you. No pressure to sign-up whatsover.

Body Combat and Body Jam

The workout ran for an hour and was split into two type, body combat and body jam. I liked body combat most because I’m not such a good dancer. BUT everyone was so motivated and the energy was so high that it’ll pull you through challenging sets. That’s the beauty of group workouts, even if you’re all strangers you know that you’re all in it together!

The workout was suitable for any fitness levels and it really made me sweaty which is a fantastic indication that every move counts! My heart rate was also high. I like the pacing of the instructors that allows a level of rest while still moving, it’s important to slow down the heart rate when it gets too high.

After the workout, everyone’s serotonin level were also boosted. Everyone was happy and felt accomplished for breaking through an hour of exercising. Along the way, it’s easy to gain new friends and swap fitness tips, motivations, and goals. It was hard for me to comprehend that I experienced all of this for FREE, may free snacks pa! Well, Sun Life must be very serious about their advocacy to make Filipinos live a healthier life.

I already have my eyes on the next workout sessions for September. If you visit the GoWell website, you’d see there’s a workout session almost every week and in different locations. Also LIKE GoWellPH on Facebook for official updates and grab this chance to help with your fitness goals without breaking your budget. If you’re ready to invest in Sun Life products like Fit & Well that gives you more perks, check out my review of Sun Life Fit & Well.

See you in the next GoWell Community Workout!

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

The Basic Laws of Money for Moms & Kids

How do you teach a 5 year old about money? I try my best by using words like money, work, saving, affordable, and expensive when talking to my son Ashton. At 5, my son has a clear picture of why we work, what for (money), and what that earned money should be spent on (necessities like food).

When at the toy store, I explain to Ashton why I can’t afford one thing vs. a cheaper alternative. He knows that money is not free-flowing, that someone has to work hard and exchange time for it, and that there are consequences to spending and saving money.

I recently got a book called “The Richest Man in Babylon”. Ashton and I have been reading it every night, one chapter at a time.

What I like about this book is the interactivity and motivation it offers. You and your child can color pages, log the dates when you read the book, answer 1 question after each chapter, record your child’s saving habits, and finishing the book – you can award a certificate to your son for completing and learning about “The Basic Laws of Money”.

Currently we are on Chapter 4.

I wish someone taught me about money when I was younger, then I could have saved most of my allowance and made money work for me. It was only when I had Ashton that I self-studied personal finance topics like stocks, mutual funds, insurance, and different bank products.

It’s not rare to find fellow moms like me but then there are also others who are scared to learn more about investing. The common thinking is that investments are just for the rich. I am not rich, I swallowed my pride and handed P5,000 as my first investment a few years ago. Nowadays, anyone can invest just with P1,000.

The reason I self-studied personal finance is I am afraid to ask someone who will turn out to sell me products. If you want to do the same, check out Brighter Life Institute. This is a new free online resource about personal finance. It is by Sun Life Financial (where I invest) but it’s up to you where you want to put your money. The important thing is that the principles are universal.

Above is one of the modules (lesson 2) from the Brighter Life Institute that talks about budgeting and saving for the future :)

Action points:

1. Find more ways to teach your children about money to increase their financial IQ

2. Equip yourself with personal finance knowledge, start investing, or start investing more

Remember that in investing, there is always no better time to start than today.

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.