Galleria Obstacle Zone is the country’s first and only multi-platform in-mall obstacle facility
For health buffs, athletes, and even for those just starting to get into fitness, there’s always that need to look for a new workout routine that’s fun and exciting. If you’re one of these, you might want to check out Robinsons Galleria’s newest offering, the Galleria Obstacle Zone— the country’s first and only multi-platform in-mall obstacle facility.
In partnership with Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF), the mall is launching this new space as part of its sustainability programs for customers seeking to have a healthier lifestyle. POSF—recognized by the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission—is affiliated with the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO) or World Obstacle as well as the Obstacle Sports Federation Asia Pacific.
As part of its initiative of offering obstacle sports for all and its Ninja Revolution program in the country, POSF will set up an obstacle zone/facility at the Veranda Area of Robinsons Galleria that will be free of charge for mall-goers from Sept. 24 until Dec. 31, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
The Galleria Obstacle Zone is a much-needed recreational, wellness, and fitness activity center for many of us who are searching for a safe and convenient place to stay physically active. It gives everyone a chance to run, climb, swing, sweat, and aspire to be modern-day ninjas and become parkour athletes for a day or two.
Before any of the first-time entrants or newbies gets intimidated by the experts, the competitors, and the serious obstacle-course aficionados, bear in mind that this is an amazingly liberating activity where so much fun is to be had—no matter the skill set. The key is to know yourself, physically and mentally: what you can endure and what you can overcome.
“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,” shares Robinsons Malls’ senior vice president and general manager Arlene Magtibay.
Everyone is encouraged to participate—from ninja and obstacle course race (OCR) athletes and parkour enthusiasts to kids seven years old and up, teenagers, adults, seniors, and even athletes with disabilities. Entrance is free. But for obstacle enthusiasts who want to train under a coach, they may approach FISO- and International Parkour Federation-certified coaches for paid sessions.
The Obstacle Zone consists of the Ninja Box (with monkey bars, rings, slip wall, and hurdles), the OCR Course (with multi-rig bars, vault boxes, rolling bars) and the Parkour Zone (with parkour vault boxes and wall obstacles).
The opening day on Sept. 24 features several activities: part one of the First Young Ninja Revolution competition from 8 to 11:30 a.m.; the official opening of the obstacle zone itself from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon; a demo by the POSF National Ninja and Parkour Teams from 12 noon to 2 p.m.; and part two of the First Young Ninja Revolution competition from 2 to 5 p.m.