17 Feb Power Play Muscle Factory Gym and Equilibrium Fitness Center – A Perfect Mix of Top-notch Gym Equipment, Quality Weight Loss Training and Affordable Rates
We once learned in college Economics that to gauge the economic growth of individuals in a city you need to count the number of gyms and fitness centers in it. The more there are, the more people desperately need to stay or keep healthy because they now have enough money to burn on surplus food. Surplus food in economics means eating more than just 3 meals a day. And this is actually a good sign for any growing city because it means the economy is good for the people, though not that good on their bellies and other body parts.
So you could say, based on the above, the economy of Cagayan de Oro is fast growing because there are now a lot of gyms and fitness centers scattered around the city. Back in the 1980’s and early 1990’s there were only 2 or 3 major gyms and fitness centers in the city and those who went there were usually the elite upper class in society. Today, even the average wage earner can now afford to go to gyms and fitness centers or even have personal trainers thanks to such establishments as Power Play Muscle Factory and its subsidiary, the Equilibrium Fitness Center.
Power Play Muscle Factory is located at the 4th floor of the Egmidio Building along Corrales Avenue, while the Equilibrium Fitness Center is located at the 3rd floor of the GV Hotel Building along Corrales Extension. The former is almost in front of the Trinidad Building while the latter is beside the Capitol University.
That healthy gym and fitness experience
Both Power Play and Equilibrium tries to give that homely and “not crowded” feeling so there is plenty of room to do abs or medicine ball workouts and the like. They both have just the right layout, the latest equipment from Xtreme Gym Equipment Trading World, bumper-quiet dumbbells, and with the most affordable membership, per-session, or personal trainer prices in town but without compromising quality on training and equipment.
Trainers are always available at both gyms and always give a heads up or advice to all clients, especially for bench presses. Lockers are available for regular members and both gyms have fresh air coming in and out as opposed to air-conditioned gyms that might dry out sweat almost immediately. Both gyms have the same and latest equipment of top quality for every conceivable exercise, muscle building, and fitness training there is.
Powerplay Muscle Factory Photos
Here are some pictures taken at Powerplay Gym to give you an idea of what they have to offer.
What Does Equilibrium Have to Offer?
Have a look around Equilibrium to see their equipment and the people in-charge of the gym.
How it all started
Power Play Muscle Factory Gym was assumed by Brad in 2012 from its previous owner. Himself a health buff, decided to set up the Equilibrium Fitness Center only last January of this year as a subsidiary of the former.
Brad Calonia is also one of the top distributors for Pro Whey Health Products and supplements that can be found displayed at Powerplay Gym and Equilibrium Fitness Center. His supplements are much more affordable compared to other mall outlets.
Datu Kubisog, Professional Coach and Award-winning Body Builder
Datu hails originally from Cebu before deciding to migrate to Cagayan de Oro. In 2014, Datu decided to leave Cebu and seek better pastures in Cagayan de Oro. Having been a fitness buff and instructor since he was 16 years old, and having competed around the country and even abroad in different fitness contests, while Datu was exploring around the city, he accidentally stumbled upon the Power Play Gym and immediately liked the place because of its fresh air and equipment.
After just one week doing exercises at the gym, Datu got invited to represent Power Play in a fitness contest, of which he took second place. From then, Datu was invited to become one of the fitness and personal trainers, first for Power Play, and now for Equilibrium. Datu often represents the gym in fitness contests, the latest one being the 2015 Ironman Competition of which he took several awards.
Today, Datu considers himself a Kagay-anon even if not by birth, but at least by location, a sort of local expatriate. According to him, what he loves about CDO so much is that even within the city itself one can still see a lot of “greens” such as trees. What makes Datu Kubisog and the other trainers of Power Play and Equilibrium different is the personalized touch that they bring to their clients.
The clients don’t just come to the gym to do a preset and arranged set of exercises; the trainers make sure that all exercises are performed properly and at par and any ailments or pain felt are immediately given attention. Proper monitoring on every client is done to ensure that no one “plateaus” on their weight. Also, the exercises and training are tailor-fit to the client’s needs and even some special needs.
For instance, Datu has a program called Fitness-M, tailor-made especially for moms, whether married mothers or single mothers, with the objective of the clients getting rid of those “baby fats” while giving them back the confidence that they had before giving birth. Datu also has a special fitness program called Lawasnon Baskogon, Sakit Dili Mada-ogon (Healthy Body, No Sickness) aimed at middle aged, elderly males, and even those with special conditions like scoliosis, cancer, and asthma. Datu and the other trainers also greatly encourage and motivates their clients to always keep their objectives in mind.
Datu graduated from the University of Southern Philippines in Lahug, Cebu. He first took up accountancy before finally shifting and graduating with a degree in Social Work. After graduating he took the licensure examinations for Social Work and is a licensed social worker. However, after working for several government agencies, Datu felt that the calling for fitness and wellness was stronger than his status at that time.
The oft-overused and clichéd “health is wealth” fortunately holds true for everyone regardless of age, sex, and race. When you are healthy, everything else seems to follow. For many people who have no time to run marathons or to walk a mile because of their very busy work and family schedules, a gym and fitness center with a very involved and personalized trainer is the only answer because of the tailor-fit schedule. For this, Kagay-anons can be thankful for Power Play Muscle Factory and its subsidiary, the Equilibrium Fitness Center, whether your objective is to build up your muscles, getting rid of those bad fats and calories, or simply staying healthy.