ComVal holds summer weight loss camp

NABUNTURAN, Compostela Valley — A more disciplined yet exciting weight loss activity awaits fitness enthusiasts this summer as the provincial government of Compostela Valley partners with the 10thInfantry Division of the Philippine Army for a five-day Military-style Fitness Training Camp at Camp General Manuel T. Yan, Sr. in Mawab town.

Dubbed as Major, Major Weight Loss Camp, the training will be conducted into two batches, April 10-14 and May 15-19.

Compostela Valley provincial tourism officer Christin Dompor stressed that the military camp has always been opened for experiential activity like that of a team building but for this year, they want the participants to experience the camp with a purpose. 

“During our product development research, we identified a fitness training as a distinctive offering of the military camp in Mawab for this year,” she said.  

Dompor also emphasized that they want to change the notion that the camp as a war zone into a peace tourism camp. 

Since the camp is only good for five days, they only target utmost 1.5-kilogram loss to every participant, she said.

“But they can still continue with their weight loss challenge after the camp, since they already have the fitness program and the diet that they can follow,” she said. 

To cover meals and snacks, accommodation, and military training clothes, each participant will pay PhP3,700, she said.                           

The fitness activity will include physical conditioning, army dozen exercises, military basic drills and ceremony, pekiti tersia kali (arnis), knot-tying, obstacle courses, rappelling, militaristics: assembling of weapons, and battle drills.

The participants will also experience military diet in field mess. 

At the end of each session, winners for the biggest loser and best performer in military drills will be awarded. 

Dompor also revealed that they will extend the fitness camp even after summer, specifically on June 12-16 due to the demand. (PIA XI DabaweNEWS, Michael Uy)

Photo Caption:  Members of the Communication for Development Network (C4D Net) put on the military combat uniform during a team building activity on 2017 at Camp General Manuel T. Yan, Sr. in Mawab. (Throwback Photo  courtesy of 10ID)