Elorde Boxing Gym – Everything you need to know and more


Elorde Boxing Gym is a great place to learn and to train in boxing. It’s got a real authentic feel to it and the trainers that they employ are real pro fighters so you know you’re in experienced hands. They also have a lot of branches so they’re very accessible to most people who live in the major work and residential areas of Manila.

Personally I love how “real” their gyms feel. I’m used to going to gyms that are air-conditioned, really neat, and full of people who care more about how they look than the more practical benefits of working out. So it’s very refreshing for me to be training with pro fighters in boxing gyms (I’ve trained in Katipunan, Taft, and Gilmore) that are open air and very manly (yes, machismo  in the air I know lol can’t help it).

If you’re already sure you want to train there and you just want to know what the Elorde boxing gym rates are, you can skip to  the middle of this post to find out. If you’re new to boxing though then please read on :).

Oh and pahabol, if you’re thinking of trying boxing because you want to lose weight, you might want to read my other post if you’re new to weight loss:

5 Common Weight Loss Mistakes that People Make

That post should help you get started.

Why I think Boxing wins out over regular gym workouts

elorde boxing gym

This is just my opinion but I find boxing to be a lot more fun when compared to just normal weight lifting. It’s a lot more intense and challenges my lungs more. It’s also a full body workout and regular training sessions not only build muscle but they also improve your stamina a lot.

With weight lifting on the other hand, the movements are a bit more isolated and repetitive. So you’re more focused on targeted muscle movement. Like when you you’re doing bench presses for example, you’re mainly just using your triceps and your chest muscles.

Now this can be interesting in the beginning, especially since the noticeable increase in strength and definition as you continue to train in weights can be very motivating. But after doing the same things over and over again for years, I’ve gotten a bit bored of it all and I don’t have the same enthusiasm as I once did.

Thus my current shift to and infatuation with boxing.

I’ve now made it my base workout and will be withdrawing my membership at Fitness First next month. I plan to train two or three times a week and mix in some other exercise, like running or Jiu Jitsu somewhere in there as well.

Why Elorde Boxing Gym and not the other ones?

I like Elorde Boxing Gym because they’re currently the most well known and accessible of all the boxing gyms in Manila. They’re not the only one I’ve tried and to be honest there wasn’t any substantial difference with the other gyms in terms of training, but Elorde is just easier to find and go to (from my apartment at least).

*UPDATE: Just reviewed Empire Boxing in Makati, you might be interested in reading that post as well. Here’s a link: Empire Boxing – Get free sessions when you register.


Their trainers are good and like I said earlier, they’re either Pro boxers or X-pro boxers so you know they’ve got some power and experience in them.

The trainers are pretty fun to hang out and talk to as well. Most of them are bisaya and coming from the Visayas myself, it’s easy for me to get along with them.

Another plus is their equipment. Most of their gyms have all the boxing and Muay thai training equipment you’ll need to do your drills, but they’ve also got some free weights on the side. So I can still lift weights whenever I feel like it.

The Katipunan and Gilmore branches are pretty big and well equiped. The only one that I didn’t really like was the branch in front of Lassalle, Taft. That one didn’t have any kickboxing gear and lacked a wall bag. But otherwise it was still pretty decent.

Elorde Boxing Gym Rates

The gym isn’t actually that expensive. Here are the boxing rates that they have for most of the gyms in Manila:

  • Membership Fee: 500 (1 year’s worth)
  • Boxing Training Fee: 150
  • Non-member boxing training Fee: 200
  • Muay Thai training Fee: 250
  • Non-member Muay Thai Training Fee: 300
  • 5 session prepaid boxing fee: 750 (expires after a month but you can normally get away with being a little late in using it up)
  • 10 session Prepaid boxing fee: 1,500 (same condition as above)
  • Ulimited boxing for a  month: 3,000
  • Sparring with trainer: 300 (if you’re a regular though and tip well, you can get your trainer to spar with you for free if they’re not busy)

Don’t forget to factor in your tip if you’re planning your monthly expense. Yes, of course you don’t HAVE to give your trainer a tip but it’s customary to give them at least a twenty or a fifty.

Personally I always tip my trainer a hundred bucks because I tend to overwork him lol. I normally train for 3 to sometimes 4 hours when I don’t notice the time so I tip my trainer a bit more to compensate.

Oh and sometimes your trainer will be busy so when it’s time for stretching and the massage part, he’s gonna call in some other guy to help you out. Please don’t forget to tip that person too. You can take it out of the trainer’s tip if you’re trying to stay within a budget. I normally give either 10 or 20 pesos to the person.

What do you need to start boxing?

Initially you can get away with just buying wraps because Elorde boxing gyms have a lot of extra gloves. So you can borrow those.

But if you’re going to be serious about training though, owning your own gloves is essential. Not to mention the ones that are at the gyms are sweaty and smell bad. The stink can stick to your hands/wraps since you’ll be sweating when you use them as well. Not to sound maarte and cono, but it’s kadiri so go make bili nalang your own ok ;).

Get yourself some gloves and wraps. These shouldn’t cost you more than 2K for both if you get the cheap gloves, 3K if you shoot for something with a little more quality.

Boxing shoes aren’t that essential because you can use your normal workout shoes. You can even train barefoot like I do. So no immediate concern there.

Most sports shop carry boxing gear and even Elorde sells them mas mahal lang nang konti sa kanila tho. If you’re a bit lazy like me 🙂 you can order your gloves online from Zalora Philippines. They have Everlast and Lonsdale gloves for sale on their site.

If you’ve never bought from Zalora, you can read my review of the site here:

Zalora Philippines Review – My First Purchase Experience

You don’t need a credit card to buy from them since they accept cash on delivery as a mode of payment. They also have other workout gear/clothes so be sure to check them out.

Things to bring when you train

Always bring a spare set of clothes. Just a shirt wont do, you need a complete change of clothes, extra underwear included, and at least one towel.

You’re gonna be bathing in your own sweat for the one to two hours that you’ll be training so expect your workout clothes to be drenched. Make sure that you’ve got some plastic bags to put them in.

Bring soap if you plan to take a bath at the gym after training. Most people do.

You should also bring about a litter or two of drinking water. They don’t have water fountains there so you need to either have your own water or you’ll end up buying the ones they sell.

During the first couple of times you train, you might feel the need to drink a Gatorade or some other sports drink. Up to you if you’re good with just water or not.

And of course you should have your gloves and your wraps with you.

Normal Training Routine

Boxing training is done in rounds. So you’ve got three minutes per round and a thirty second break after each round. You start when the bell rings and stop when it rings again.

Your eyes are gonna be glued to the timer once you start training, trust me.

So for beginners you’ll usually start of with some stretching, a running warm up, and some basic punching lessons.

Then you’ll be doing all of these drills:

  • Shadow boxing
  • Mitt hitting
  • speed bag
  • mitt hitting again
  • double end bag
  • punching bag
  • weaving
  • and then maybe some jump rope drills

That or some variation of it is what a normal session will look like. You do two to three rounds of each drill before you move on to the next.

You can go through this fairly quickly if you’ve got good stamina but if you’re new, chances are you’ll be taking longer breaks in between.

Once you’re done with your normal set, you can either tell the trainer that you want to do some more mitt hitting or go train by yourself at one of the bags. It’s completely up to you.

You’ll be doing your ab workouts last. You’re trainer will tell you what to do here so just follow his instructions. The best part comes after the ab workout. You get stretched and massaged a bit by your trainer.

Getting a trainer with good massage skills is a hit and miss but they’re generally not too bad.

That’s it, you’re done. YAY!

Miscellaneous but important Elorde Gym Info

  • If you don’t want to go to the mall to buy your boxing gear, Elorde sells both gloves and wraps at their gyms. The prices are a bit more expensive though so it’s up to you if you wanna buy your stuff there.
  • They also sell elorde shirts so if you want one just talk to one of the trainers or the person behind their main desk.
  • All their gyms also sell water and sports drinks. They usually carry both Activade and Gatorade along with some other drinks.
  • If you’re not aware of it, or if you’re too shy to ask, you’re actually free to use all the equipment that they have for as long as your there. And just because you paid for boxing training, you’re not limited to just the boxing bags. You can go practice your kicks if you want to.
  • There’s also no time limit per session. So even if you’re done with your normal routine already you can stay at the gym for as long as you like. They’re not gonna kick you out just coz you finished your drills early ;).
  • They’ve got weights and benches in there (at least most branches do) and you can use them for free.
  • You can ask your trainer for more drills if you want to do some more. You’re not limited to whatever they normally teach you. So if you think your training is a bit too easy then tell them you’re not getting enough and that you need something a bit more intense.
  • You can take a bath at the gym after your work out and I suggest you do. They’ve got liquid soap for your hands but you’ll have to brig your own soap and shampoo for your bath.
  • Your first trainer will usually be your usual trainer. People don’t cycle through the gym trainers. You normally have one main guy and a sub in case he’s not there.

Elorde Gym Branches

I’m not going to be able to make maps and addresses of all the branches but you should find most of the details of the more popular Elorde branches below. Use the map to find the exact locations of each Elorde gym.

Elorde Katipunan

Elorde Katipunan is located near Kopiroti, in Katipunan extension. It’s across Bite Club the burger joint in Katips extension. If you’re coming from the Ateneo area, you’ll have to make a U-turn near the gas station here so you can get to the other side of the road.

Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines

Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines


Elorde Makati

There are actually four Elorde Makati branches according to my research. You’ll find the map and details of each branch below.

Elorde Makati Map

  • H – A. Arnaiz Ave, Makati City 1229, Philippines, Tel. # 02 710 2151
  • B – Makati Sports Club, L.P. Leviste corner Gallardo Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
  • A – 3rd Floor A&W Bldg, 1 Juno Street, Makati Avenue, Makati City, Philippines, Cell # 0906 276 0447
  • I – No. 23 Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City, Metro Manila


Elorde Gilmore

The Elorde Gilmore branch is 2 blocks away from Aurora. It’s easy to get to if you’re commuting (LRT 2) which is what I do. Just keep walking along Gilmore till you see their sign. They’ll be on your right side if you’re coming from Aurora.

Edsa Corner Libertad Street, Domingo M. Guevara, Mandaluyong City. Tel. # 02 535 1002

Edsa Corner Libertad Street, Domingo M. Guevara, Mandaluyong City. Tel. # 02 535 1002


Elorde Taft

This one is right across La Salle, Taft. It’s above the Tokyo Tokyo resto. There’s a stairs on the left side that you can take to get to the gym.

4th Floor, EA Fernandez Building (across DLSU and beside DLS-CSB), 2510 Taft Avenue, Tel. # 02 522 3727

4th Floor, EA Fernandez Building (across DLSU and beside DLS-CSB), 2510 Taft Avenue, Tel. # 02 522 3727


Those are the more popular branches. You can use the maps above to check if there’s a gym near you. For more branch locations, head on over to their site at  http://www.elordeboxinggym.com/.

Also be sure to check out my other boxing posts.

That’s it.

Hope you found this post helpful and be sure to leave a comment if you’ve got any questions.

I’d be really grateful if you shared and liked this article :).



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Malds Menzon is the owner and main writer for The Fit Pinoy blog. He's a law student, blogger, internet marketer and fitness enthusiast who enjoys writing about all the gyms he's been to and fitness classes he's tried. He spends most of his time either at the gym or studying/writing at one of the Starbucks places in the Metro Manila Area. He usually looks a little too serious but he's a nice guy so don't be afraid to say hi if you run into him :). You can follow or add him on Twitter and Google+ by clicking the appropriate buttons on your left (below the picture).

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  1. Jungks 11 November, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Very informative. I’ve been contemplating going to one of their branches and you’ve convinced me. Thanks.

    • Malds 12 November, 2012 at 11:17 am

      You should def give it a go. I’m sure you’ll enjoy boxing 🙂

  2. K. 4 December, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Thank you for posting this. I didn’t know that it’s customary to give a tip to the trainer. I’ve been boxing in Elorde for 3x already! Nakakahiya. 😛

    • Malds 4 December, 2012 at 11:11 pm

      Haha medyo lang :). Well at least everyone I know gives them tips. 20-100 yung range usually. Ang alam ko kasi maliit lang talaga kita nila and most of their income comes from the tips they get. Ok lang yan kung di ka nagbigay before, bago ka lang panaman so it’s understandable. Pero sulitin mo din yung tips mo next time. Like ako I train about 3 or 4 hours minsan kasi I like to do 3 or 4 sets of 2 or 3 round mit hitting. Then in between I like to work on my puches. So I end up doing a different cycle of drills than what they normally give begginers. Pero ok lang sa trainer ko kasi matagal na ako sa kanya and he even encourages it and teaches me more advanced techniques. Minsan pa nga we do kicking drills for muay thai training kahit boxing training lang binabayaran ko hehe. And he even spars with me sometimes for free, usually I think 200 or 300 yung bayad pag gusto mo makipag spar. So may perks yung nagtitip ka and binabarkada mo yung trainer mo ;).

  3. Jmc 5 December, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Hi, meron ba silang branch within cavite? Gusto ko dn magboxing for my physical fitness and to relieve stress from work. Thanks 🙂

    • Malds 5 December, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Yeah I think they do JMC. I did a quick google search and here’s what I found https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elorde-Boxing-Gym-Imus-Cavite/295957797104406. That’s a link to their places page on FB. There are pictures and a map there. And another blog mentioned that it’s on the fourth floor of Lotus Central Mall, Nuevo Avenue. Hope that helps.

      • Lance Vince 7 July, 2013 at 3:45 pm

        May contact numbers po kayo ng elorde imus?

  4. AA 26 December, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Malinis Ba yung shower room sa Taft branch?

    • Malds 26 December, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      OK lang. I mean it’s not that different from the other CRs ng elorde, at least the ones I’ve been to. For the guys lang to though hehe syempre di ko alam kung ok yung sa girls. Basic CR lang sya, maliit, but malinis naman.

  5. Brian 29 December, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Hi Malds,

    Nawala ung hiya ko bigla, i’ve been dying to try boxing for the longest time and i’m at a point in my life that I really have to stay fit (I was hospitalized and almost died first week of the month for Bronchial Asthma) so i’m really contemplating to include this in my fitness regimen.

    Thank you sa information, you answered almost all of my questions, pati ung mga questions na nakakahiyang itanong hahaha..

    Thank You Malds

    • Malds 30 December, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Glad I was able to help brian :). Go lang, give it a try. Barkadahin mo lang trainer mo para madami syang ituro na extra stuff lol. And di ka naman nya bibiglan usually. Titingnan nila kung ano kaya mo and you’ll go from there.

      I’m glad that you got through that difficult stage in your life and it’s always a good idea to become/stay fit regardless of your current physical state. Plus we’re coming out of the holidays pa and most of us (me lol) have probably gained a good number of pounds, and there’s still new year, so lots of exercise will be good for us all hehe.

      And if you do try boxing, kahit humiram ka lang muna ng gear nila the first time. Medyo mabaho yung gloves unless bagong laba but the wraps na pinapahiram nila “usually” bagong laba naman. And then if you’re set na talaga to incorporate boxing into your workout regimen, that’s when you buy your gear. Just start with wraps and gloves, you don’t really need boxing shoes unless you wanna go hard core. I only know one guy who really bought boxing shoes. Most people train with their regular workout shoes or barefoot (me). I’ve seen a couple use vibram fivefingers too.

      Good luck and happy holidays :).

  6. Huey 30 December, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Wow this is really helpful. I’m just a bit confused with the rates. Does it mean that I’ll have to pay the 500 annual fee plus 150 pesos for the training fee which would total to 650 on my first session?

    • Malds 31 December, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      Hey Huey, that’s exactly right. You’re gonna have to pay the 500 peso registration fee first otherwise the per session rate is gonna go up by 50 bucks. So your computation is correct. Make sure you bring a little extra for the tip and if you wanna save, bring your own water bottle so you wont have to buy from them. Most first timers end up buying a Gatorade or a Activade though so you might as well bring around 1K just to be sure. I know it’s way more than you need for your first day but you might as well be prepared :).

      • Huey 1 January, 2013 at 6:11 pm

        Hey Malds,

        Thanks for taking time in replying to my query, much appreciated. I’ll be trying their Alabang Starmall branch tomorrow. This is the first time I’ve actually pushed myself as I was a bit shy before to try these kinds of things. Great job on the site, it’s very helpful for people like me who’s just getting into the the fit lifestyle. I’ve already bookmarked the site and will visit this from time to time. Happy New Year!

        • Malds 1 January, 2013 at 6:31 pm

          Glad you liked the site Huey. Good luck bukas, I’m sure sasakit katawan mo the day after ;).

          • Huey 1 January, 2013 at 10:13 pm

            Yeah I’m actually expecting that to happen but as they say, no pain no gain!

  7. Huey 2 January, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Finally tried boxing Mald. It was a refreshing work out. I used to jog for about an hour around my village and the sweat that I produced was nothing compared to boxing. Good thing I was able to read your advise to bring extra clothes and underwear.

    To be honest everything was fairly easy to understand and follow. I’m having problems on throwing the hook. Aside from that, I found it really hard to do the modified crunches. Except from those 2 that I mentioned everything else is easy. Oh I almost forgot, the speedball is frustrating but I’ll be working on that when I get back.

    Thanks again for all the advise. More power to your site!

    • Malds 2 January, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Awesome :).

      yeah most of the drills arent too hard as long as you pace yourself. The whole idea is to alternate between the hard and easy ones so that you can keep pushing through the drills with just the 30 second rests. The only hard ones really are the mitts and the punching bag excercises (when you’re working on combos and powershots, not just normal hitting the bag). The speed ball drill took me a while as well but it’s kinda like riding a bike. Once you learn how to time it you’ll be able to do it almost everytime.

      Also if you feel like you’re still not tired after a set (the basic set that the trainers will give you, it’s about 6 or 7 drill exercises, 3 rounds each, 2 if you’re new) just tell your trainer to add more. You can do 3 sets of 3 round mitts or even four if you’re up to it. And you can continue to work on the bags after the whole set before you do ab work and stretching till you get tired. That’s what I normally do.

      Good luck and be sure to have fun.

  8. Lessandra 4 January, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Hi Malds, glad I found your blog, do keep it up! 🙂

    I’d been vacillating between taking up Muay Thai or boxing as a secondary discipline to FMA (arnis + silat) which I started in 2012. I was looking for something that could work my core and increase my strength and endurance when I did FMA (I’m a girl and spar with predominantly male clubmates, so obviously may power disadvantage na ako). Actually last year pa ako gustong kumuha ng Muay Thai or boxing, I just couldn’t decide which. =D(My sister boxes at Elorde Makati Sports while my cousin is a Muay Thai enthusiast and both are loving what they’re doing, so nahirapan talaga ako mag-decide lol.) But after reading your posts on both sports, I’ve decided to go with boxing. In fact, I think I’ll start 2013 right by hitting the nearest Elorde tomorrow. 🙂

    Thanks for this really detailed primer on Elorde and boxing training in general. The tips were most helpful! There are other gyms closer to where I live, but Elorde seems to be the go-to place if you just want to get no-frills, no-nonsense training from dudes who know their $h*t. Plus, the rates are reasonable. So I hope this gym lives up to its illustrious name!

    The drills you outlined above seem tough enough, and I want to try them all and see how I stack up. 🙂 FMA will always be my first love — I love the feel of the sticks and practice blades in my hand, love the grace and rhythm of the movements, the whiplash strikes and counterstrikes, and the pride I feel in our Filipino cultural heritage. But there’s something about boxing that’s both challenging and exciting. Can’t wait to try it out! 🙂


    p.s. Just curious — do you ever train to Eye of the Tiger, or any song from the Rocky I-IV (and V?) soundtracks? heh heh 😀

    • Malds 5 January, 2013 at 12:23 am

      Haha glad you liked the post Lessandra and yes I have trained to Eye of the tiger. They (trainers) play it from time to time just for fun hehe. It always perks people up.

      You might find boxing a better option to start if you prefer to use your hands. You can always move to muay thai later on but most people I know, myself included, started with boxing before taking up Muay thai. You should still get pretty decent core training after the drills. Just tell your trainer you want him to focus on this part as well. Then there’s the twisting motion of course when you punch which should work your obliques pretty well.

      If you want to develop your endurance, try sticking to the 30 second breaks after each drill without any extensions (most people ask for an extra round to rest after each drill set). You’ll normally be alternating from hard drills (mitts) to easy ones (speed ball) and that should be good enough for you to recover without needing to stop moving. And if after you complete all the drills you still feel like you can keep going, just tell your trainer that you want to cycle through more drills. FYI, mitt hitting is the most stamina draining drill if you ask your trainer to speed it up and throw combos. It’s my favorite drill for exhausting all my energy.

      I actually want to try out arnis and silat at some point. Ive seen a lot of vids and docus on those on youtube and it’s peaked my interest being the only legit pinoy martial art. Maybe this summer I’ll give it a go.

      Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy boxing :).

      P.S. Be sure to pick the medyo “bibo” na trainer lol. Kasi yung iba tahimik and aren’t fun at all to train with. Masaya kasi yung hinihiritan ka at binabatukan ng trainer mo pag lumalampa-lampa ka (masohista???). If you work out at gilmore I suggest you go for P-noy. Pero since you mentioned your sister is working out at Makati, I don’t know any of the trainers there. Ask your sister nalang hehe.

      • Lessandra 3 February, 2013 at 10:12 pm

        Thanks for the extra tips, Malds. Since I started boxing in January I’ve done 3 Saturday a.m. sessions at Elorde Don Antonio. (Not Makati. My sister lives in Makati but I’m based in Q.C.) I’d go every Saturday if only my work didn’t require me to go out of town on some weekends.

        Fortunately I was assigned a really good trainer named JM, who’s this little Visayan dude. Apparently all Elorde trainers are little Visayan dudes — soft-spoken and unassuming, but very tough and wiry. A hardy folk indeed! I wouldn’t categorize JM as “bibo” per se — he doesn’t joke around or make hirit when we do drills, which actually works for me because I prefer a no-nonsense, focused approach. Besides, I find a workout most fun when it truly challenges me — when the trainer pushes me as hard as he can, and I show him that I can take whatever he throws at me. I love working JM to the bone so that he works ME to the bone. And then I tip him very well, lol. (I remembered the tipping range you gave and decided to go for the maximum.) So really, it’s win-win for us both. 😀

        Boxing is a GREAT experience and I just want to keep going, keep improving my technique, endurance and conditioning. My sessions average 2.5 hours including that glorious post-workout stretching & massage. =P Maybe as I get better I can stretch it to 3 hrs. And yeah, I keep my rests to 30 seconds. Sayang kasi yung momentum if I take too long between rounds. Basta when the bell sounds, fight mode na ulit ako. My fave drill is also the mitt hitting, bar none!!! I just love the competitive energy it generates whenever JM barks out combinations and I hit back with everything I’ve got. It also allows him to correct my footwork and punching technique in real time. I also enjoy working the double-end ball and the speed ball (even if I can’t get the right timing YET, haha. it’s tougher than it looks on TV :O). Even the heavy bag and the slam man are growing on me, even though I didn’t like them the first time because I much preferred hitting a breathing, moving target (i.e. my trainer, lol). My least favorite drill? The jumping rope. I’m terrible at it! The abs exercises are killer but totally worth it.

        All in all, boxing provides an excellent high-intensity workout, not to mention enough endorphins to last me the week, lol. Di baleng afterwards I’m usually a vegetable and my recovery time is 1-2 days. Buti nalang my FMA training is Wednesdays, so at least I get to space out my 2 grueling workouts of the week.

        Oh and they did play “Eye of the Tiger” yesterday. And what a treat that was! LOL =D

        • Malds 3 February, 2013 at 10:33 pm

          Soo happy to hear you’re enjoying boxing :). I haven’t been able to go back to training din actually for over a month now since I sprained my ankle last December (botched jump shot after a mt climbing trip). Hopefully makabalik na ako bukas or sa tuesday.

          And tama yung points mo.

          1.) the trainers are usually “little” visayan dudes na medyo mahiyaain sa simula pero solid yung boxing.
          2.) tipping a lot get’s both of you motivated to do more lol. Ikaw kasi gusto mo sulitin yung tip and sya because he’ll feel obligated to train you better and syempre he’ll want you to tip the same next time so gagalingan nya yung pag turo.
          3.) mahirap talaga sa simula yung double end and yung speed ball. It took me a long time to get the hang of those kasi weight lifting background ko and we’re notoriously slow and inflexible lol. So di ko makuha agad yung timing dati.
          4.) Nakaksira nga ng momentum yung sobrang habang breaks :). Better na you keep going even if you’re tired. You can always slow down when you’re doing the drill kung kelangan but at least you’re still moving.

          Good luck and hope you continue to enjoy training. Try mo mag Muay Thai later on if you feel na medyo solid na technique mo sa punches mo para mapasok yung legs sa training mo.

  9. nash 18 January, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    good day to you sir malds :3 nice blog you have here ey! ive been contemplating on loosing my weight for i weigh over a 100 kilos.. in your humble opinion (coz from what ive read on your blog, you do gym sessions before taking boxing) could i immediately jump on doing boxing even though Im not that into physical activity for sometime already? thank you and more power!! 🙂


    seryoso gusto ko na pumayat HAHA!! :))

    • Malds 19 January, 2013 at 3:55 am

      Hey Nash, Yup definitely pwede ka mag box agad. Di mo naman kelangan ng background in any sport or fitness activity para makapag box ka ng tama. They’ll build you from the bottom up if you continue to train. Alam ngman ng trainers na di lahat ng tao malakas yung stamina or malakas yung endurance so they’re not going to push you that hard muna. Subukan mo lang agad, I’m sure you’ll notice na madami ding nagbobox na baguhan lang din.

      You might want to suplement your training with some stamina work though like jogging. Kasi sa simula if you don’t do any physical activity regularly at all, mauubusan ka talaga ng hangin. If you start running sa free time mo, you’ll be able to train longer sa boxing and mas mabilis yung development mo.

  10. nash 23 January, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    hihi thanks alot boss 😉 ive seen what does the taft gym looks like and i like the atmosphere wherein others just dont care bout you :)) lol… i might start soon HIHI!! thank you and more power to your blogs boss malds 🙂

    • Malds 23 January, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Awesome :). True, yung mga nagbobox kasi talagang pumupunta kasi they enjoy training. So it’s not like yung mga fitness first types na nag-pe-people watch yung mga members minsan pag tinatamad magbuhat lol. Walang pakialaman sa elorde kasi intense yung training and they don’t have the time to look at what everyone else is doing.

      I trained in taft before and it’s ok. Medyo naliliitan lang ako kasi I came from katiunan and gilmore gyms which are pretty big. Ngayon I like to train at gilmore. Mas malapit place ko sa taft but since pareho sila 2 rides I go to gilmore nalang. Mas kilala ko kasi mga trainers sa gilmore dahil matagal na ako dun.

      Enjoy :).

  11. Ryan 24 January, 2013 at 12:44 am

    For the boxing sessions, can I just show up at the gym anytime or do I need to call ahead and book a time? Thank you

    • Malds 24 January, 2013 at 2:27 am

      Hey Ryan, you just show up. No reservations or anything like that are necessary. Elorde is really more of a down to earth “real” gym. None of the forms/contracts/reservation are necessary. You just show up, you pay, and you’re good to go :).

  12. nash 31 January, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    boss malds! good pm!!

    hihi! ive been to boxing for 3 sessions already and i like the feeling of it! ang sakit lang ng ab crunches coz of my belt bag XD but all in all I LOVE IT!! good thing i saw you blog! thank you sa enthusiasm it brought me! btw im training at maceda branch, and its better than taft and don antonio qc…. more sessions for me and soon lose weight!! 🙂

    • Malds 31 January, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Awesome news Nash :). Never been to the Maceda branch pero parepareho lang yan sila lahat lol basta enjoy ka sa boxing.

      Pag talagang solid na training mo later on, you might want to consider buying a punching bag para sa home practice. Yun yung ginawa ko after mga two months (ata, can’t remember exactly). Solid yun pag maulan, or for whatever reason di ka makapunta ng gym. Ok din sya pag nagiinuman kayo sa bahay tas wala magawa lol.

  13. bane 18 February, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    your blog is awesome! very informative.

    • Malds 18 February, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks bane 🙂

  14. TinaFila 20 February, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Hello Malds nice blog, very informative. 🙂
    Can I get your opinion? I work really late but I am free in the mornings.
    Is it advisable to do some boxing before going to work?
    I would like to try boxing or muay thai as my exercise kasi nakaupo lang ako lagi sa work e. hehe.. :p Also, what is the proper attire that I can just grab from my wardrobe? I don’t have much dry fit clothes…Thank you. 🙂

    • Malds 20 February, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      You can def work out in the morning. I have friends who do and it works well for them (I used to but I can’t wake up that early anymore lol). Of course if you’re new to it, the first couple of weeks are probably gonna suck. You’ll feel tired all through out the day (I’m guessing) unless you don’t get some rest before you work. Pero kaya pa din naman. Sanayan lang.

      Once you’re used to it tho you won’t feel tired anymore and you’ll actually feel a lot more energized after working out.

      So just give it a try and see what happens. Who knows, you may not have that much difficulty with morning workouts. Depends on your fitness level and whether or not you’re a morning person. It’s easier for people who are up early all the time than for people who have to force themselves to wake up just to work out lol.

      If you do end up feeling tired at work, ask your trainer to lessen the intensity of your workouts and try to get some rest before work if you can. That should help you out while you’re still adjusting.

      Re your workout clothes, you can wear any gym attire. You don’t have to go for dry fit shirts. I don’t use them actually because I don’t like the “feel”. It’s a personal thing tho. I prefer just using my old tshirts and sandos/sleeveless to workout.

      So just wear whatever’s convenient for you. If you’ve got friends/family with oversized shirts that’ll do fine. If you’re going for muay thai, you have to wear shorts and you won’t be needing shoes. If it’s boxing, either shorts or jogging pants and you have the option to wear shoes or go bare feet (I do).

      Good Luck and if you’ve got anymore questions, or if you just want to rant about your experience feel free to drop by again :).

      • TinaFila 21 February, 2013 at 9:28 am

        Heyy Malds, thanks for sharing your thoughts! That was really cool. I’m reading your other boxing/muay thai posts.. You have a really nice blog here. I hope I’ll make it through the first week and continue doing it! 🙂 God bless and warm regards.

        • Malds 21 February, 2013 at 11:06 am

          Kaya mo yan :). Just persevere for a week or two (or three) and things should start to become easier. The first couple of sessions are always the hardest pero kaya naman.

  15. Marianne 7 March, 2013 at 9:22 am

    are the fees still updated? 🙂

    • Malds 7 March, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Yup i stil box there 🙂 but i have noticed some differences In some branches. But it shouldnt be more than 50 pesos for the member and nonmember rate. The biggest diff i noticed was elorde taft charges you 1k for yearly membership and all the others ive been to only 500.

  16. ella 15 March, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Do they have female members? I want to check out their branch at pasay. Across coastal mall.

    • Malds 15 March, 2013 at 10:16 am

      Hey ella, yup madami din :). I don’t know about the Pasay branch since I’ve never worked out there but gilmore, taft, and katipunan laging meron when I work out. May times nga na mas madami ang girls sa gilmore kesa sa guys.

  17. Benj 1 April, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Hi 🙂 thanks a lot for this blog 🙂 I’m planning to enroll to boxing at Elorde Starmall/Shaw. By any chance, do you know if yung unlimited PhP 3,500 rate nila already includes the trainer fee or I still have to pay trainer fee? 🙂

    • Malds 2 April, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Hi benj kasama na yung trainer fee sa unli. Wala naman kasi talagang “trainer fee” per se. Session fees lang sya and you pick whoever na trainer gusto mo. So on top of the 3500, tip nalang kelangan mong ibigay kung sakaling willing ka magbigay (customary sya).

      Boxing at elorde isnt the same as your typical gym na you pay monthly fees for the equipment then may separate fee para sa personal trainer. Sa elorde kasama na trainer sa fee.

      • Benj 11 April, 2013 at 11:59 pm

        yay thanks! haha 😀 started last week at Elorde, great trainers! if this won’t get me to lose weight then I doubt anything will lol

        • Malds 12 April, 2013 at 12:05 am

          Good job, and yes tuloy tuloy mo lang and you’ll definitely lose weight. Pansinin mo lang kung gano ka dami pawis mo sa training nila lol.

    • Malds 2 April, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      Your best bet is to just head over to elorde or some other boxing gym and talk to them about becoming pro. All of elordes trainers are either professional boxers or ex-pros so they should be able to help.

  18. cess 1 April, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Maaaalds! How are you? We were classmates in LocGov. 🙂

    I was googling CrossFit when your blog came up. Really informative. I tried Muay Thai at Fight Factory Manila and I enjoyed the experience. Now this post made me want to try boxing as well (yey to fit and trim lifestyle!).

    • Malds 2 April, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Haha hi cess 🙂 im ok. In davao right now, just finished climbing mt apo. Gonna write about that as soon as i get back sa manila.

      Me and flakey are actualy thinking of trying bjj sa fight factory This month(yun ata yung place na nasabi nya before) so ill check that place out. If ok sya i might continue my muay thai there but kung boxing training elorde pa din talaga ako. Tagal ko na kasi dun.

      I havent been able to continue my crossfit tho after yung one month foundations classes ko kasi kulang sa pera hehe. Ang dami ko kasing ginastohan but i might finally become a regular next month. Sana lang walang surprise expenses.

      Hope you have fun boxing and thanks for dropping by :).

      And yay to a fit lifestyle din hehe.

  19. Jes 18 April, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Hi, been wanting to try boxing for a long time now to keep fit… Alot of girls there din ba ? The one in Taft open everyday? Opening/closing time? Thanks!

    • Malds 18 April, 2013 at 11:27 pm

      Yup daming girls din, and the one in taft has a lot of college peeps na babae when I last trained there. I think it opens at 6 or 7am and closes at around ten pm. Usually naman basta may tao pa they’re not gonna close the gym until matapos yung last na nag woworkout.

      And yup, it’s open everyday :). Kahit nga holidays open lagi ang mga elorde gyms.

  20. E 20 April, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Sir. Just wanted to ask saan avaialble ito – 5 session prepaid boxing fee: 750 (expires after a month but you can normally get away with being a little late in using it up)? I only know of the 1500 for 10 sessions promo kasi and am wondering if the 750 promo is available in all branches of Elorde. Thanks.

    • Malds 20 April, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      Hey E, sa gilmore ko to ginagawa. Pero I remember na sa katipunan din meron nito when I was still there I just can’t remember kung 750 din sya. San ka ba nagbobox? Kasi 1,500 for 10 sessions pareho lang naman sa 5 session for 750 yan kung i compute mo. Baka meron din sa gym mo.

      Nagiiba-iba din pala kasi prices sa different elorde branches so I’m not sure kung aling branches pa ng elorde yung may ganito.

  21. daviddavid 27 April, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Hi Malds 🙂 Just want to ask, do they have lockers in Gilmore branch? San puwede ilagay ung dalang extra na clothes? Thanks a lot in advance 🙂

    • Malds 27 April, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      Hey david, nope they don’t :(. Tinatambak lang namin stuff namin sa benchess or sa gilid ng ring. pero I’ve never lost anything sa elorde gym naman pero if you want to be extra safe, magdala ka nalang ng lock para sa bag mo.

      Oh and kung medyo praning ka, you can always leave your stuff sa counter.

      • daviddavid 17 August, 2013 at 10:38 am

        hello malds..sa wakas na try ko din mag boxing sa elorde gilmore. Thanks for this article, very informative. Nahirapan ako sa speed ball, timing lang daw sabi ni trainer, pero whewwww hirap!! Yung gamit ko, tinambak ko na lang sa bench.

        Ended tired but happy, next time ulit. 🙂

        • Malds 17 August, 2013 at 11:47 pm

          Hey david, ayos yan hehe. The speed ball takes some time to get used to pero once you’re able to do it, kayang kaya na yan. Parang bike lang yan, pag marunong ka na, kahit mag break ka ng matagal magagawa mo pa din.

          Good to hear you liked the experience. Tuloy tuloy lang training. Ako ang sakit ng katawan ko ngayon kasi 3 araw ako na sunod sunod lol. Pero masaya naman so babalik ulit sa monday haha.

  22. Alex Reyes 1 May, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Hellooo! I’m planning to take up boxing to lose weight since I hate the repetitive type of workouts.. How’s the training for a first-timer who doesn’t exercise? Is it tolerable, or so you need to do a few cardio exercises such as jogging/jump rope to build up stamina first before trying out boxing? My stamina and strength is not very good, so I just want to be prepared so that I don’t give up right away kung di ko kaya. Oh, and how much do you usually spend a month for this? (minus membership fee)

    Thank youu!! Your blog was really informative, and this was exactly the kind of review I was looking for!!

    • Malds 1 May, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      Hey Alex thanks for the dropping by :).

      And no you don’t need to do cardio before you box but it’ll help you and your training if you start jogging anyway once you do. Mabagal naman start nila for new people, depende actually sa trainer mo pero kung feeling nila di mo kaya di ka naman pipilitin. Start mo will mostly just teaching you the proper forms and letting you experience the drills. They won’t push you yet unless they feel na talagang gusto mo mag papagod hehe.

      So I suggest that you just enroll agad and worry about getting in better shape for boxing once you’re already training. At least malalaman mo after your first day kung gaano mo ka-kailangan mag jogging if you want to get better at boxing lol.

      And in a month,it really depends on how often you want to train, kasi per session sya. If once a week ka lang, mga 750-1000 gastos mo, kasama na tip sa trainer. Pag twice a week ka naman double. Sa simula this’ll be good enough because you probably won’t be able to do more than 2 or 3 times a week (muscle ache and recovery plus yung work/school mo).

      Some branches have thw 5 sessions for 750 and 10 sessions for 1,500 packaged rates so you can start getting those to cut cost. They also have a 3K for unlimited sessions in a month pero mahirap sya sulitin lol.

      for boxing gloves and wraps you’ll prolly spend around 1.5-2K sa simula din.

  23. Rics 2 May, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Hi bro ok b ung Muay Thai Training nila sa Elorde. . . Muay Thai Makati Chapter kc aku dati pero masyado nang expensive ung private training sessions nila kya nagdecide aku na lumipat na 😀

    • Malds 2 May, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Okay Muay nila Rics. 300 ata per session, and baka 250 pa ng apag yung mga packaged sessions yung kunin mo. Solid training nila in my opinion. Try mo lang, pwede ka naman mag walk in lang and try mo one or two times to see how you like it.

  24. Jan 2 May, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Great review! I’m thinking of giving boxing a shot. Are you assigned a trainer on your first session or do you choose one? If you have to choose one, how do you know which trainer to choose? Thank you!!!!

    • Malds 2 May, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      You can choose your own trainer, but if you don’t know anyone then they can assign you one.

      How do you choose a trainer? well you can’t really know who’s good/fun to train with unless you know someone who’s already training in the branch you plan to go to. So chamba chamba lang haha. But they’re all pretty good at giving you a decent workout haha there are just some trainers who are a bit more fun than others.

      Most if not all the trainers are pro or ex-pro boxers so they know their stuff :).

      Oh, one thing you could do is visit the gym on a busy day and just hang around. Just tell the desk person that you’re observing because you’re thinking of trying boxing. They should let you watch other people train. Then just pick who ever you think is best at training.

      Usually kasi they’ll ask you to pick one of the trainers who’s free when you get there unless you already have a name of a trainer that you want. Referral talaga yung best way.

      Which branch are you thinking of training in? If it’s katipunan or gilmore then I might be able to suggest some good trainers.

      • Jan 2 May, 2013 at 7:04 pm

        I’m thinking of the one in Taft since it’s close to my place!

        • Malds 2 May, 2013 at 7:41 pm

          ohhh sorry, I trained there pero saglit lang. It’s a nice place and the trainers were pretty good. But I dont remember their names anymore haha. You can always walk in naman and tell them that you want to cycle through the trainers till you find someone you like. For example in my case I always have one main trainer and 2 backups in case my main one isn’t there when I visit.

          You’re technically not really stuck to only one trainer and you can replace your trainer anytime you want. It’s more of a courtesy lang that most people stick to the trainer that they start with.

          Oh and if I remember correctly, the yearly membership fee at taft is 1K. Some branches ask only 500 pesos others charge 1K. But the per session rate is the same with the other branches I think.

          • Jan 3 May, 2013 at 11:32 am

            Will keep that in mind 🙂 Thank you!

  25. TheMarco 4 May, 2013 at 12:47 am

    nice read…
    I train in Elorde Sucat.

    do you think a 50 peso tip is di na nakakahiya?
    hehe, i really dont know how to go about tipping them; sometimes baka mainsulto pa that it’s better none at all

    • Malds 4 May, 2013 at 5:56 am

      lol ok na yun :). Better than nothing hehe.

  26. AudiTour 22 May, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Hi Malds,

    Good readings. Bought my black Everlast Protex2 Gloves and a pair of 18′ hand wraps last month. I’m planning to start this week at Elorde Makati Avenue. I weigh average 85 kilos and I really wanna lost some extra bellies and tone my upper body.

    I haven’t asked too much about membership fees when i went to Makati Avenue Branch. Is the annual membership fee honored only by the same branch where you register? will I be honored also as a member by other Elorde Branches or not?..do I need to pay a separate annual membership fee for every branch that I wanted to train at?

    Thank you malds.

    • Malds 23 May, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Hey there :). To be honest I’m not really sure about the membership thing that they have. I usually train only at one gym at a time and I never actually asked about the membership thing. I’ll check with elorde gilmore and get back to you maybe tomorrow.

      I know for a fact that some gyms charge a lot more than others. For example the taft branch membership is 1K and last I checked Gilmore was only 500. The makati one is also a bit more expensive than the other branches. So the membership fee “might” be specific to just the one branch where you paid considering the rate difference. But again, let me check with them first and get back to you.

      • AudiTour 24 May, 2013 at 5:22 pm

        Thanks Malds

        • Malds 24 May, 2013 at 5:52 pm

          Hello again auditour, the front desk guy at gilmore said that if you pay the membership at any one of the branches, you qualify for the member rate in all branches. Just present your receipt :).

  27. Paolo 4 June, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Hi po,

    gusto ko sana mgboxing for weight loss.
    ilang oras usually inaabot ung 1 session?

    pwede din ba mgask ng opinon about dito?

    BTW, very nice article.


    • Malds 4 June, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      hey paolo, usually isang session will be over an hour. It can extend to 2 or 3 hours tho depende sa frequency and length ng breaks mo and sa number of rounds per drill na gusto mo. and re the gloves, sorry bro pero I’ve never heard of the brand :(. I can’t really say if it’s good or not. It’s extremely cheap tho and from my experience, mukhang (again i cant be 100% sure) pangit quality nito. Well made gloves, even if you remove yung patong sa branding (twins, everlast, etc…) shouldn’t be that cheap still.

  28. Shane 4 June, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Hi, Malds! Your blog is si helpful! I read your post about Fitness First, Gold’s Gym and this. 🙂 I was planning to renew my membership in FF -I was a member last 2011 and I just stayed there for 3 months because of schedule. Anyway, I just wanna share this:

    I was just 16 then and I was really shy, but my mom insisted -so, okay. When I decided not to continue my membership, I went AWOL. Hahaha! But then, I was “nakonsensya” so we ended my contract and paid the fees. I thought everything was settled. Yesterday, I went to FF and inquire about the renewing and the cost. It was only yesterday when I learned that I still have a balance of 2,900 php! I don’t know where did it come out ’cause I was really sure that we paid all the existing fees, but the agent told me that she will be working on it. She explained the breakdown of the total cost and it amounted to 6,500 php for initial payment and I have to pay 2,940 per month. I told her that I will think about it.

    Good thing my boyfriend researched about FF and found your blog. We learned that there are cheaper options than FF! We will inquire about Gold’s Gym Glorietta’s rates later and we will try Elorde also. 🙂

    Thank you so much, Malds! You’ve been a big help to many!

    • Malds 4 June, 2013 at 7:53 pm

      It’s awesome that you found my blog useful shane :). And yeah, medyo nakakabadtrip nga lang talaga minsan yung mga hidden policies ng mg gyms lol. But it’s all in the contract usually, we just never bother to read it coz its so long and they never really explain it clearly to us in the beginning hehe. So yun, we have to live with it nalang kasi it’s usually legal.

      Good luck sa golds and definitely give elorde a try. Whether you go for boxing or muay thai it’ll be fun for sure.

  29. marlon 5 June, 2013 at 3:03 am

    hi sir..

    salamat sa blog mo sir at marami akong nalaman…ngplaplano po kc akong mgstart mgboxing next week dun po sa gilmore..how much pu ba dapat kong dalang money for the first session??aside po dun sa gusto kong unli boxing na 3ooo per month?

    • Malds 5 June, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      Hey Marlon, prep ka lang ng 500 pesos na registration fee (yearly to), and kung may gloves ka na and wraps, mag dala ka nalang ng extra 50 or 100 pa para sa tip. Depende kung magkano gusto mo itip. Yun lang :).

      Suggestion ko tho is you get the 10 sessions lang muna, 1,500 ata yun. Kasi di mo pa sigurado kung masusulit mo yung 3k. Medyo kelangan at least 3 or 4 sessions per week ka ata para masulit mo yun. Testing momuna yung 10 sessions baka di mo kasi magawa yung ganun ka dalas. Pero syempre kung kaya mo syang araw arawin then go lang.

      Also you might wanna bring extra money pala for water or activade/gatorade/etc… Or better yet, mag baon ka na before you go to the gym so that you wont have to buy them na.

      Good luck 🙂

  30. jill 6 June, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Hello Malds. Glad I found this. its very informative 🙂 Hm. Im planning to try boxing for the first time here at Don Antonio. Pero I plan to do it once a week lang kasi hindi kaya sa schedule ko eh. So mag walk in session lang sana ako since hindi ko din masusulit yung 10 sessions or yung mga package na. I learned na its 250 for the walk in non member fee and I was just wondering if I still have to pay the membership fee pa din ba or do I still have to pay for anything pa ba. Hehe. And also, do you know if there are a lot of women who train at that branch din ba? 🙂

    • Malds 6 June, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      Awesome that you want to start boxing Jill :). Re sa membership thing,massulit sya in the long run if you pay the membership fee na 500 or even 1K sa ibang branches, kasi kumakaltas ng 50 pesos per session pag member ka. So papatak sya na 200 per session once you become a member. If you train once a week, that’s basically 200 pesos per month na savings. In one year, it’s 2,400 easily. So suggestion ko tiisin mo na yung yearly membership fee. Total magagamit mo naman sya sa lahat ng elorde branches.

      Once you pay the membership fee and the regular per session training rate, usually wala ka nang babayaran. Pero it’s customary to give a tip na mga 50-100 pesos. Pero di na naman requires, most people just give tips kasi.

      And sa last question, I’m sorry but I’ve never trainer at the don antonio branch so I dunno if madamin babae dun or not. But most branches I’ve been to, palagi namang meron. Mas madami guys pa din most times, pero pag patak ng 6pm onwards (after work) dumadami din nagtratrain na babae.

      • jill 6 June, 2013 at 6:20 pm

        thank you for the info 🙂 hm napaisip ako dun ah. hehe. last one na lang, haha. so if I pay the membership fee, do I still have to pay that every month or one time lang? 🙂 sorry for my questions ah haha. I have no idea kasi eh. hehe.

        • Malds 6 June, 2013 at 6:26 pm

          Yung membership fee yearly sya, you dont have to pay every month. All it does is make everything cheaper.

          And feel free to ask me questions kung meron ka. Im always happy help out if i can :). Balik ka lang later on and comment if you have further questions once you start training or kung gusto mo lang mag share or mag rant ng iyong experience 😉

          • jill 6 June, 2013 at 7:29 pm

            Oh okay 🙂 I’m really looking forward to train already. haha. Thank you 🙂

    • jungks 7 June, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      Madaming nagttrain na girls sa don antonio branch especially in the afternoon.

      • Malds 7 June, 2013 at 3:06 pm

        Awesome, thanks for the heads up junks. I’m sure Jill will be happy to know this :).

        • jill 8 June, 2013 at 10:50 am

          Thank you guys 🙂

          • Lessandra 24 June, 2013 at 4:58 pm

            Hi Jill,

            I’m a girl and I train weekly at Elorde Don Antonio, usually Saturdays (unless I have fieldwork on weekends). I see people of every shape, size, age and gender (hehe) going there, so no worries–I’m sure you’ll fit just right in.

            I also paid the annual membership fee back in January and now pay 200 per session (plus tips for my trainer and the junior trainer who stretches/massages me). Pretty good deal for a glorious 2-hour workout, eh? 😀

            Hope to see you around sometime! 😉


            p.s. Hey Malds~~
            I didn’t know trainers at Elorde had such a short shelf life!!! :/ My first trainer, JM, left last month to box in Thailand. Then his replacement, Joemel, left last week to do the same thing–so last Saturday I got assigned my third one, George. (Of all the three it was JM who I had the best rapport with. I miss him na!!! :-$) Is this a normal occurrence, or may balat lang ba talaga ako kaya walang nagtatagal sa akin na trainer? LOL.

          • Malds 24 June, 2013 at 7:43 pm

            awwwwww iniwan ka ng trainers mo :(, ikaw ata yung parang sa good luck chuck for boxing trainers, pag madaanan ka na nila they just have to go off and search for greener pastures lol, joke lang :).

            Pero no, di naman sila normally ganyan. Yung trainers ko sa katipunan and gilmore mag 3 or 4 na taon na nandun pa din sila. Special ka lang talaga ata haha.

            Thanks for answering Jill’s question and I’m glad you’re liking boxing. I just went back last week sa gilmore actually. Medyo matagal tagal na din akong di nakakabox kasi I’m trying some other stuff now. Pero hopefully makaka weekly ulit ako para lang di mawala yung feel :).

  31. Jonel 8 June, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Tnx po kuya, malaking tulong itong nabasa ko, gusto ko kase magbox, ang pnkamalapit na box gym samin ay elorde starmall alabang, para kaseng lumang luma na ung mga tao dun, ang gaganda na ng katawan ng mga tao dun, parang d na sila tumatanggap ng students , haha ewan ko kung nahihiya lang ako o ano, aalagaan kba nila hanggang maging pro? or sila magdedecide kung pde ka lumaban sa mga amateur fights hanggang maging pro ka? gusto ko lang po malaman,

    • Malds 8 June, 2013 at 1:29 pm

      Hey Jonel. Wag ka mahiya, enroll ka lang hehe. And ang alam ko about amatuer fights, pag feeling nila ok ka na, hihiritan ka nila minsan. Kasi yun yung ginagawa sakin before. Pag nag oorganize sila ng fights among students or gyms, tatanongin nila ako kung gusto ko sumali. And ikaw na bahala from there if i-pursue mo sya or hanggang training ka lang.

      Ewan ko lang tho kung ano yung SOP nila para sa mga students nila na gusto mag pro, I think it’s best you ask them nalang about it :).

      • jonel 20 July, 2013 at 1:52 pm

        salamat tlga dito, mag 2 months na ako duon sa elorde starmall alabang, then hindi ako nag titip, ang gngwa ko tinetext ko ung coach ko kung kumain nba sya then magdadala ako ng pagkain, mostly ulam, pag wala naman ako sa bhay, binibili ko lang sya ng tinapay, haha student kase ako kea hapit na hapit ako sa oras, tnx kuya malds

        • Malds 20 July, 2013 at 2:07 pm

          Haha kanya kanya lang na style yan :). I’m sure naapreciate din naman nila yung pagkain.

          Good luck sa boxing, train lang tayo ng train hehe.

  32. KT 8 June, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Hey Malds,
    I googled Elorde and I got ur article on top 5 list in SERP. Very nice! I just want to share an article that is related to boxing: http://ktlifestyle.blogspot.com/2013/06/benefits-of-boxing.html I thought u might want to take a look at it. Thanks!


    • Malds 8 June, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks for the share KT 🙂

  33. john almanza 16 June, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    i’ve enjoyed reading your post. ’twas very interesting. I just have a bit of a question. I’m kinda fat and is in serious consideration of loosing weight and gaining muscles. What do you think would help me more: a gym membership or enrolling at elorde? And also, can you feature fitness centers that are more affordable than the ones you did. The one at moro is enticing, however, having your gym near your school seems so stressful. If you know what i mean, studies + that. ughh. or may be you could help me change my mind. hehe. Thank you and more powers to you and your blog. 🙂

    • Malds 22 June, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      Hey john sorry late reply but I think you should try to build muscle while losing weight so I advise weight lifting muna and then just add some cardio with it like running maybe. Or you can actually do both gym and elorde if you want, it’ll be a bit more expensive tho.

      And mag moro ko nalang hehe. It’s a good gym, has everything you need and there’s a running track above that’s free to use for members so you can do cardio before and/or after your workout. That’s what I used to do. There’s also nothing wrong with school being so close to your gym, it was an advantage for me actually that I could walk to my gym back in college. I used to stay in Cervini hall back in college so I lived, studied and worked out in Ateneo lol.

      You can go after, before or in between your classes. I liked working out after class and running at night. I preferred running around ateneo to running at the track or running on a treadmill so I usually did 20 to 30 mins after a workout. Then I’d just walk back to the dorm.

      When I was still I started studying law I lived in Prince David Katipunan and still worked out in Moro. What I used to do was workout after classes and before I started studying for my next class. Or I’d sometimes study first and pag medyo sabog na utak ko, I’d workout at moro and come back refreshed. It’s up to you really.

      Just develop a routine you can work with. It’ll be difficult to start coz you’ll feel like you get too tired after working out, or you feel sleepy, etc… but after a week or two you should start to notice some improvement. With me now for example I shifted from working out at night to working out at 730 or 8 in the morning. I used to feel really sleepy and sluggish during the day but now the workout wakes me up and I can still do everything I need to do during the day. I sometimes even still train at night when I’m feeling really good.

  34. Gwenn 17 July, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Magkano ang babayaran ko pag ittry ko lang? 🙂 Sa boxing. Kailangan talaga magbayad ng 500? or 200 lang? 🙂 nalilito ako eh 🙁

    • Malds 17 July, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      Pag itry-try mo lang plus 50 lang sya sa normal rate, which apparently can change depending on which branch you go to. So either 250 or 300 yan for one session. The membership fee na 500 is cheaper in the long run but if it’s just one session just pay the undiscounted rate.

  35. cybervincey 24 July, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Hmmm… this is very interesting considering katipunan branch is just a stone throw away from my place, i’ve been thinking of going there coz my ab- isa lang na kasi – has been disrespecting me the past few months so i need to get it in check saka baka iwanan nako ni misis pag lumaki pa to. In anycase i hope this would be the final solution for me as i know this is the last resort, nagsawa na ako sa mga Gold’s gym na yan so impersonal perhaps this one will better.

    Siguro dun na rin ako mag buy ng wraps and gloves – though you mention it cost a bit more, any rough estimate how much it is really?

    Thanks, nice blog btw.

    • Malds 24 July, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      Hey cybervincey, lol yeah us guys need to always watch out for the one pack ab lol. Solid yung boxing if you’re looking to lose weight. Unless you’re doing some extreme stuff like crossfit type or heavy crosstraining exercises sa gym, boxing will prolly lose you more calories if you do a per session comparison.

      Sa gloves tho I suggest that you just drop by tobys or some other sports store when you’re at the mall kasi parang nasa range ng a couple of hundreds ata (not a 100% sure anymore kasi it’s been years since I really checked lol) yung patong ng gear sa elorde sa normal retail nila in malls or at other sprots shops. But if you’re cool with the extra expense, up to you. a pair of gloves will set you back around 1.5K if you just get the regular training ones. There are some nicer ones tho na lalampas ng 2K. Mine was 2.1 or 2.2K ata but I’ve had it for almost 2 years na ata and it still looks and feels good.

      I originally owned some really cheap training gloves, the ones na less than 1k yung worth. I wore those out really quickly (couple of months), leather started cracking and the inside foam started to tear up. So it’s always a good idea to buy something decent. Something in the range of 1.5k will probably be good na but if you can spare the extra 500 pesos go for something better nalang. Get either twins or everlast (nasa 2k range sila), usually better quality sila than the others, makikita mo naman sa make ng gloves kung alin yung mukhang mas “solid” gamitin. You’ll always find these brands kahit saang sports store ka pumunta so they’re not hard to spot. Mine are twins by the way.

      Wraps, around 200-400 yung cost nya depending on where you buy it and sa brand. Brand for wraps isn’t really that big a deal, they’re all the same to me. Just try not to get the white bandage ones na ginagamit nila sa laban kasi those are really long. Ito yung sobrang nipis na mukha talagang gauze bandage na mahaba. Get the ones na may strap sa dulo so it’s easier to put on. If you don’t mind spending extra cash, there are gell wraps din that cost anywhere from 900-1k. Para silang MMA gloves na merong wrist support/wrap. They’re easier to put on kasi you dont really have to learn to how to wear handwraps with them lol. Slip on lang sila, so parang may glove ka inside your glove lol. But if you’re going to train in elorde your trainer will roll and put your wraps on your hands for you anyway so ok lang if you get the normal ones, less expensive pa.

      So total sa gear, around 2k I guess, or a little over if you get better gloves.

      Good luck and hope you enjoy boxing 🙂

      • cybervincey 30 July, 2013 at 5:26 pm

        Hey, thansk bro for the reply. Got my wraps already and i was waiting for your reply to buy the gloves, i saw some training gloves and yeah look solid and decent enough – found it in toby’s. The price range you mention is just right both for the gloves and wraps.

        This coming sunday i’ll start my first session and be a member also. i’m giving it 3 to 6 mos training there should be progress, manganak yung ab ko and bumalik mga barkada niya. in anycase, i’m eyeing wed fri sunday schedule.

        Appreciate this blog of yours those people who have commented here.

        LET’s GET IT ON!

        • Malds 30 July, 2013 at 6:32 pm

          Good luck :).

          I’m sure you’ll enjoy boxing. Try to look for “bibo” trainers hehe, it’s always a lot more fun to train with them. Yung iba kasi medyo tahimik masyado haha. They’re still good trainers though, but it’s always been more fun for me pag medyo madaldal yung trainer hehe. Mas magaling sila mas magaling sila mag motivate usually pag sumusuko ka na haha.

          If you know anyone who’s already training in the Elorde gym you plan to go to, tanongin mo no nalang kung sino ok na trainer.

          • cybervincey 16 September, 2013 at 2:20 pm

            Rommel was the trainer i got… pretty much ok in the first encounter, was patient enough with me. Well so far so good.
            i just don’t get it… ang sarap kumain pero ang sakit alis ng leftovers na taba sa katawan!!!

          • Malds 17 September, 2013 at 10:44 am

            pareho tayo, ako rin sobrang gusto ko kumain. Bawi nalang tayo sa workout, no choice tayo dun if ayaw mo igive up yung kain haha.

  36. Luciano Tabora 28 July, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Hi 🙂 i’m a student and i just want to know if mag ta try lang muna ako do i need to provide my own gloves and wraps???

    • Malds 28 July, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      Nope you can borrow theirs :). Be prepared for the wraps and gloves to be smelly though kung sakaling di bagong laba hehe

  37. Cj claflin 29 July, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Good day! Thank god nabasa ko to,. I really wanted to do muay thai kso nag aalangan ako kc girl ako,. Ung feeling ng nsa gym and puro boys lng,. Im from imus and luckily my mlpit n elorde d2,. Madami din bang nagttrain n girl s muay thai? Nhhya po kc ako ehh, pero i badly wanted to try it tlga,.

    • Malds 29 July, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Go lang :), don’t let your gender hinder your desire to learn or to become fit. Usually Muay Thai yung pinipili ng girls actually since mas may leg training sya. So sa mga branches na napuntahan ko madami namang girls na nag Muay Thai

  38. RedHeart 30 July, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Hi Malds Good Day!

    Very Informative, i just want to ask if my bayad ung paghiram ng gloves saknila my nbsa kc aq sa other blog n nagbyad dw xa..im trying sana to enrol at elorde taft branch since eto malapit skin eh thanks =)

    • Malds 30 July, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      Hey Redheart, ang alam ko wala. Sa katipunan at least nung nag simula ako parang wala akong naalala na binayaran, kaso that was maybe 4 years ago haha so I can’t be 100% sure anymore. It could be different per branch pero ang alam ko pag beginner naman nagpapahiram sila ng gloves tas wraps. They’ll just tell you na bumili ka na ng sarili mo next time pero dapat pag first time mo papahiramin ka nila. Medyo kadiri lang minsan pag madami na gumamit before you haha kasi pawis pawis na sya.

  39. RedHeart 31 July, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Hahahaha.. Ganun ba i Have a HAnd wraps n, so gs2 q lng itry sna kea ayuq muna bumili, is it effective b n pumayat? or bka lumaki braso q hihihihi im a girl kc n mataba as in ='(

    • Malds 31 July, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      haha di ka lalaki sa boxing and yup it’s really good for weight loss, much better than just normal (no strict program, crosstraining, crossfit, etc…) gym work in my opinion. Try mo Red, I’m sure magugustuhan mo. Mas nakakapagod sya and it’s nice kasi it’s mostly cardio dahil sa training style nila but it also develops your strength without the use of weights which might help alleviate some of your fears about developing bigger arms.

      And I know malaking issue sa girls yung “lalaki” sila if mag workout sila which is just not true for most people. Unless you’re genetically blessed, you’re taking something, or sobrang intense athelete level yung training mo (and minsan kulang pa to) you’re not gonna get big just because you workout :). It’s not that easy to bulk up kaya even for us men lol. Sumusuplement suplement pa kami tas kumakain ng madami para lang mag bulk up. Masyadong exaggerated lang yang belief na yan.

      Try mo lang Redheart :), enjoy sya and madami namang babae din na nagbobox.

  40. RedHeart 1 August, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Hi Malds, Kakatpos q lang mag box knina morning wak-in lng muna aq just to observe n din, aun nga my rental un gloves nila worth 50pesos and un membership dw nila is 1000.. nklimutan q iask if my membership ID b cla once n mgpamember ka? pra mgmit q din s ibng branch. and wat if mag pa member n aq pupunta nlng b aq dun? itratrain pdin kea aq nun naghandle skin? or iba n nmn mag train?

    • Malds 2 August, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Hey Red, I asked about that before din. Meron namang resibo, you can use that when you go to the other branches. So once member ka na ng isang branch, makakaikot ka :). I don’t think may member ID sila, at least I never got one lol.

      Once maging member ka, you’ll pay the regular fees nalang and usually yung first trainer mo will be the one na magiging regular trainer mo. Of course medyo custom lang naman to, if you want to change trainers pwede din naman. Ako I have one main trainer and another one na parang back up ko kung sakaling wala yung main trainer ko.

  41. RedHEart 5 August, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Hi Malds nun sat pmnta ulit aq, aun msrap tlga mpgpwisan.. kso minsan naiilang aq pmnta eh hahaha.. iniicp q bka ndi na nila aq iassist hehe.. tngin mu mga ilang months kea un mkikita n my imporvement na i mean naglolose weight n? thanks

    • Malds 5 August, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      haha wag ka mailang, obligated naman sila mag assist sayo if you’re paying them ;).

      And re weight loss, hmmmm… depende kung gano ka ka regular mag workout. I can’t really say how soon you’ll see improvement unless I know your regular eating habits and how often you exercise. Assuming tho that you’re watching your weight and boxing at least two times a week, ideally 3 sana, but 2 is ok, you should start losing weight in a couple of weeks.

      Yung ideal kasi nyan 1 or 2 pounds a week dapat na lolose mo from both exercise and dieting. But even if you don’t really weight yourself all the time, mararamdaman mo naman na medyo pumapayat ka na after 3 weeks to a month cguro if you’re able to keep it up regularly.

      • RedHeart 6 August, 2013 at 2:10 pm

        gnun ba! malds sorry ah mukhang na oover use n kita sa dme ng questions q… hahah hihirit p sna aq! Bka my alam kang food to eat n ndi mhal pero gud for weight loss..very obsess n tla akong pumayat lalo n x’mas is near huhuhuhu HELP ME!!! ahahahah

        • Malds 6 August, 2013 at 3:23 pm

          Hehe ok lang dont worry, tanong ka lang if you have questions, i dont mind :).

          And re food, oatmeal seems to work for most people. Yung oatmeal breakfast nalang sila and the like. Mabilis kasi sya makabusog.

          You can also try cutting out rice which is what used to work for me till i stopped doing it. Ako kasi sobrang dami kong kinakain pag may rice haha so basta palitan ko lang sya ng pasta or bread, laking bawas na sa consumption ko agad. I like bread and pasta pero they dont wet my appetite as much as rice does kasi. I dont do it anymore ngayon since i need the energy and medyo mahal pag papasta pasta at pa breadbread haha. Ako lang kasi sa household yung naggaganun so hindi sya practical.

          Hmmmm what else…. Also try drinking lots of water before you eat and during. That way feeling mo busog ka and wont eat as much.

          Yun lang yung kaya ko i advise haha sorry, ako kasi binabawi ko talaga sa workout yung kain ko so i dont really hold back that much sa kain. As long as lean and healthy food and may veggies ako ok na kahit nakakarami ako ng kanin. Nutrition and energy kasi habol ko sa food, i dont like to look at it as the enemy haha.

          I love to eat kasi so id rather offset my calorie intake with working out everyday or every other day para pumayat kesa pilitin sarili ko mag diet haha.

  42. RedHeart 6 August, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Hahaha.. ang galing nmn! Thank you for answering ha! well, ntry q un oatmeal un quaker oats with banana.. kea lng ang epekto is busog lng aq pero feeling q tumtba aq dun eh kea dq n 2loy alm anu p pde q kainin pra lng pumayat kea neun ngtrtry aq mgbox pero sympre mas mbilis db kpg sbyan ng dyeta din kaso ang hirap ='( un feeling n wlang improvement.. hehhehe

    • Malds 6 August, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Haha nakaka busok kasi talaga yung oatmeal so feeling mo bloated ka pero in actuality you’re not really eating that much calories kung ikokompara mo yun sa normal meal. It’s normal na ma feel mo yun and that’s what makes it so good as something na iincorporate mo sa diet mo. Kasi nga yung feeling of satiety is there but the meal you ate is healthy.

      Medyo hindi nga lang kasi talaga ganun kabilis yung change unless intense ka mag diet/workout so medyo na didisappoint yung mga tao pag nagpapayat sila. But that’s normal. You gotta give it some time and still consistently exercise and diet. Persevere lang and makakakita ka din ng progress :).

      Tuloy tuloy mo lang boxing mo for a month na at least twice a week and bantayan mo lang kinakain mo and see if may improvement. I’m sure meron yan.

      • RedHeart 6 August, 2013 at 10:41 pm

        Hay sna nga meron aman mangyaring result hahaha un positive.. thank you very much malds for answering my queries ang giving me some points to fitness…. 🙂 more power and godbless

        • Malds 7 August, 2013 at 7:00 am

          Anytime :). Goodluck and comment ka lang whenever you feel like asking a question or kung gusto mo lang mag rant about weigthloss haha

  43. Deng 8 August, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Salamat sa blog na to Sir Malds! I inquired already at their Arnaiz branch.. 1k ang annual membership nila don.. i really wanted to try out boxing before pa and this is it! I’m just looking to buy gloves and i’m good to go next week! 🙂

    • Malds 8 August, 2013 at 9:34 am

      Gudjob!!! Try to get decent gloves like twins cguro if you can, they last longer kasi :).

      • Deng 8 August, 2013 at 10:59 am

        how about everlast? mas mahal kasi yung twins.. 🙁

        • Malds 8 August, 2013 at 11:42 am

          Ok din naman ang everlast, silang dalawa (twins being the other brand) actually yung medyo ok dito sa pinas in my opinion. Yung akin lang kasi twins and yung coach ko sa yaw yan mas gusto din nya twins kaya may bias ako haha.

          • Deng 14 August, 2013 at 9:19 am

            hey malds! nagstart na ako kahapon! naka 2 hours ako at tama ka, di mo nga mamalayan oras lol!

            everlast ung binili kong gloves.. dapat sinunod nalang kita! lol.. medyo masakit kasi.. dapat nagtwins nalang ako.. 500 difference.. pinahiram kasi ako ng trainor ko, mas kumportable sya though in the end, nasasaktan padin ako.. di pa daw kasi ako sanay kaya ganon..

            iniisip ko tuloy kung bibili ako ng twins.. kaso sayang naman! isang beses ko palang nagagamit ung gloves ko.. titiisin ko ba yung sakit dahil normal lang un? o ung gloves ko ung problema?

          • Malds 14 August, 2013 at 1:46 pm

            Yayyyy Congrats!!!!! 🙂

            Tiisin mo na muna gloves mo. Matigas naman talaga sya sa simula normally so baka yun yung nagiging issue. Or baka lang kelangan magpasanay yung mga kamay mo kaya ganun. Or baka naman sobrang hard puncher ka pala at di kinakaya ng padding lol.

            Pero yun, give it a couple of uses muna and it should get better. Pero kung feeling mo kulang talaga yung padding (I’m assuming that’s what’s making it hurt) you might want to try getting gel wraps. 900 something pesos sya, I have one. Parang normal wraps lang sya pero slip on, so di mo kelangan mag roll and unroll ng todo. Although may part pa din na kelangan mo i roll, yung sa wrist area. Pero maikli nalang. Pero gel paded sya so it provides extra protection sa hands mo if you feel like the gloves or your normal wraps aren’t enough.

            Pero like I said, mag ilang sessions ka muna. Baka naman kasi di lang sanay yung sensitve hands naten ;).

          • Deng 15 August, 2013 at 7:47 am

            ah okay cge thanks! tiis tiis muna ako.. lol.. masasanay din cguro ako.. gusto ko try yan..san ako makakabili ng gel wraps? parang wala akong nakitang ganun nung naglilibot libot ako at naghahanap ng gloves

          • Malds 15 August, 2013 at 8:38 am

            Sa tobys ko binili yung akin 🙂

          • Deng 17 September, 2013 at 1:35 pm

            hi malds! 1 month na ako nagttraining.. nakaubos na ako ng isang 10 session package.. :)) pero.. ang weight ko same padin.. 🙁 weekend lang naman ako nagrrice.. at pag dinner konti lang tlga.. bread or fruits lang.. pero napansin ko kahit ndi ako naglolose ng weight, feeling ko numinipis ako.. saka nung unang session ko, ndi ako makapag sit up.. ngayon, kaya ko na buong abs na routine.. saka nakakapagstraight 5-6 rounds na ako sa mitts.. okay lang ba un? 🙁 habol ko kasi tlga pumayat sana e..expected ko by 1 month may effect na kahit papano..

          • Malds 18 September, 2013 at 1:07 pm

            Hey Deng, if you’re feeling fitter but you’re not losing weight, I can think of three things that might be causing that.

            1.) baka water weight sya, malakas ka siguro mag tubig so nasasama sya sa pag weigh mo
            2.) baka iba ibang time of day ka nag weweigh ng sarili mo and it’s possible na nagiiba iba yung bigat mo depending on when you’re weighing yourself. For example your pre breakfast weight and post lunch weight will prolly be different dahil sa food and water intake.
            3.) chances are you’re gaining muscle while losing fat kaya na o-offset sya sa weighing scale. Pero if you measure body fat percentage malamang makakapansin ka na you’re losing fat, di lang sya nag rereflect sa weighing scale.

            Prolly a combination of all three pero I’m leaning more towards the 3rd reason given what you say about food intake and yung fitness improvement mo. Muscle kasi is heavier than fat so that might be it.

            Tuloy tuloy mo lang :), you might want to switch to body fat measurement tho if you want something more accurate. Yung mga mercury stores na iba alam ko may machine for that. Yung mag huhulog ka lang ng 5 pesos. Kung wala, meron namang caliper method sa mga gyms or you can do it yourself, bili ka lang ng calipers and learn how to do it online.

          • Deng 19 September, 2013 at 1:28 pm

            Thanks sa input malds! siguro its’ both 1 and 3 ako.. nagtry na ako magweigh iba iba oras pero almost same same lang..

            sige, salamat sa motivation.. itutuloy ko lang ito.. at hopefully maachieve ko ang goal ko.. 🙂

          • Malds 20 September, 2013 at 11:22 am

            Hehe go lang, it’s never easy pero once you finally see results that you can personally verify sobrang sarap ng feeling nyan. So tuloy tuloy lang :).

      • Deng 17 October, 2013 at 10:19 am

        i already lost 6lbs within 2 and a half weeks.. Boxing alone can’t do the trick so I decided to do the GM Diet together with it.. So far, okay naman.. I can see results na, so nakakaadik! 🙂 I just dropped by to say thanks.. I wouldn’t have done it if I haven’t came across your blog 🙂

        • Malds 17 October, 2013 at 4:04 pm

          Yay!!!!!!!! nice one Deng. Good luck sa wieght loss efforts, and patuloy lang natin hehe malapit na xmas and I have no plans on dieting during the holidays so kelangan pumondo ;).

  44. RedHeart 8 August, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Hi Malds, Ask q lang sna. tlga bang tututukan ka ng trainor mu once n nagmember ka? i mean every session un? or pag alam mu n un routine bhala kna sa buhay mu..heheh curious lng!

    • Malds 8 August, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      Haha palagi ka nilang tututukan. Pero later on pag medyo maruning ka na, may mga parts na papabayaan ka na nila. Like yung speed ball and yung double end bag, pag mapansin nila na kayang kaya mo na, hihintayin ka nalang nila matapos. Then minsan naman masyado lang silang busy so di ka nila mababantayan sa lahat ng drills (pag 3 or 4 yung students nila na nagsasabay sabay). Pero they’ll always be there para sa mitts part kasi syempre kelangan nandun sila.

      Ako personally ayaw kong binabantayan ako the whole time haha so yung trainer ko pumapasok lang pag mitts na tas pag may napapansin sya na mali or pag may gusto syang ituro. Medyo memorize ko na kasi yung sequence so pagkatapos nya maglagay ng wraps sa akin, magisa na akong nagtratrain and papasok nalang sya pag mitts na.

      • Aina 8 August, 2013 at 10:06 pm

        Hi just wanna ask? Ano mas effective i want to lose weight go for crossfit or elorde gym? Thanks! –

        • Malds 8 August, 2013 at 10:33 pm

          Hey Aina, hmmm medyo mahirap sya icompare kasi they’re both good. Pero in my opinion crossfit might be better in terms of weight loss and fitness kung beginner ka, although admitedly mahihirapan ka talga dun sa simula.

          Yung boxing kasi is dependent on how well you’ll be able to motivate yourself and how intense you’re going to do the drills. May trainer ka nga pero di kasi lahat ng trainers i pupush ka. Minsan sasabayan lang nila kung anong intensity yung trip mo. If kaya mo na talagang mag workout sa elorde na high level, then kung weight loss lang boxing might be better kasi mas matagal workout mo dito and high intensity sya (assuming nga you’re able to go at it for that long).

          Pero sa crossfit kasi you work out with a a group and magaling magmotivate yung coaches so mas madali ipush yung sarili mo. Shorter yung workout time mo pero high intensity talaga, plus may strength traing pa sya. So in my humble opinion, mas ok yung crossfit for most people. It’s a lot more expensive though.

          • Aina 8 August, 2013 at 10:41 pm

            Nag try nko mag ff and gold gym pag wlang trainor na bobored tlga ako. Kaya ko naman magpunta s gym 3x a week. Iniisip ko bka pag nag crossfit ako di ako maksabay s class ang laki ko na kz.. Nadedepress nako. Gsto ko sana itry elorde tandang sora pero wla ako mahanap na reviews lose weight lng tlga gsto ko regarding s food intake kaya ko naman mag diet gsto ko lng ng fast progress kaya gsto ko sbayan ng exercise..

          • Malds 8 August, 2013 at 10:46 pm

            hmmm try mo pa din crossfit, may levels naman workout nya. So kung di mo kaya yung normal, may 1 or 2 levels lower na pwede mo gawin. Solid sya actually kung kaya mo masabayan. Kung maka 3 times a week ka dun I’m pretty sure you’ll see results. What I really liked about it is the community to be honest. Sa Elorde kasi sa simula it’s only the trainer na kilala mo, wala ka masyadong community so although intense din naman yung workout, nkakatamad sya minsan.

            Sa Crossfit kasi you’ll always be in a group so you’re forced to socialize, make friends, etc… Kaya nagiging accountable ka sa ibang tao for your weight loss efforts. So mas nakakamotivate sya kasi hihiritan ka ng mga kasama mo pag di ka na nila nakikita haha.

            Pero ikaw lang, ako I found the same type of community sa yaw yan gym ko and intense din naman workouts dun so ok na ako sa kanya. Depende lang talaga sa kung ano mas trip mo and sa circumstances mo. Both of them will let you lose weight.

          • Malds 8 August, 2013 at 10:48 pm

            I think baka mas ok sayo yung crosfit kung nadedepress ka. It’s hard kasi to lose weight and to keep your spirits up when you’re doing it solo. It’s not impossible kasi madami akong kilala na nagawa nila, but it’s still hard lol.

          • Aina 8 August, 2013 at 10:53 pm

            Thankyou so much for the advise.. One last think how many hrs and how many days per week if i will go for crossfit? 🙂

          • Malds 9 August, 2013 at 7:51 am

            Sa simula kasi may foundations classes muna kayo. That’s twice a week for about a month. Pwede mo din naman bilisan kung gusto mo na parang individual consultation yung gawin mo sa foundations class, di mo kelangna sumabay sa group. Then pag regular classes na, as often as you want to go. Ideally after a month makaka 3 times a week ka na dapat.

            Yung class nila is about an hour per session.

  45. RedHeart 12 August, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Eow MAlds,

    pde bang sbhin s trainer n puro mitts nlng? kc prang challenging un gnun eh.. hahaha

    • Malds 13 August, 2013 at 9:51 am

      Haha pwede mo sabihin na damihan yung mits pero hindi kasi advisable sa growth mo sa sport na mits ka lang lahat. The other drills kasi are there to train some other aspect din. Like speed ball para sa timing, sa double end bag and punching bag you can work on your combinations and your footwork. Pag moits kasi its the closest thing you can get to sparring while you’re new and nakakapagod nga sya, pero if you’re not developing the other stuff, it’ll tire you out sure pero magiging mabagal improvement mo.

      Plus isipin mo kung isa o dalawang orans puro mitts lang ginagawa mo lol, sa tingin mo ba kaya mo? Kaya ka din pinapagawa ng ibang stuff para makapag pahinga ka para sa next mitts session.

      Sabihin mo nalang mag 2 or tatlong sets ka ng mitts na tag 2 or 3 rounds. Para makatotal ka ng 6-9 roounds ng mitts sa isang sesion. Usually tatlong sets ako ng mitts before so 9 rounds total ko.

      Syempre since gusto mo mag lose weight the more things you do the better.So instead of the mentality na “papalitan ko yung ibang drills ng mitts nalang kasi mas nakakapagod yun”. Why don’t you add more mitts to what you’re already doing lol para mas nakakapagod. You won’t be sacrificing yung growth mo on the other stuff and you’ll still be able to do as much mitt hitting as you want :).

  46. RedHeart 13 August, 2013 at 10:11 am

    gnun? sbgay, pero parang ayaw nmn ng trainer eh, kea inicip q nlng n tlgang my required or limit lng tlga dpt mung gwin, kc minsan 1 hr lng nacconsume q knowing n dq masulit syang nmn un bnbyad q kea nga q pmnta pra magpapawis nkakafrustrate gs2 q 2loy maghanap ng iba =(

    • Malds 13 August, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      Haha sabihin mo sa trainer mo na gusto mo pa. Kung ayaw nya eh di humanap ka ng ibang trainer na papayag lol. Kung di mo naman trip trainer mo pwede mo palitan, pero out of courtesy lang siguraduhin mo muna na ayaw nya talaga. Baka kasi feeling nya lang di mo kaya or na baka masyadong ma overtrain katawan mo if pahirapan nya. Pero kung tatamad tamad lang sya palitan mo lol.

      Parang unlimited kasi yan dapat altho oo may basic set sila na sinusunod. Pero kung gusto mo mag train ng limang oras sa gym pwede haha. Pero yun nga lang, kung aabot ka ng dalawang oras sa trainer mo tipan mo nalang para macompensate din naman sya sa oras nya. Kasi ako umaabot ako dati ng tatlo lol. Peroyung ginagawa ko, after ng drills ko nag sasarili nalang ako sa wall bag tapos sa punching bag. So kahit walang trainer nandun lang ako nag prapractice ng power punches ko tas footwork. You can do that if you want. Mag training ka mag isa mo kung nawawala na yung trainer.

      Pero yung nga, just be vocal about your desire to continue training. Baka kasi pag sinasabi nya “ok na yun” susumod ka lang agad tas tatanggalin mo na wraps mo. Ako i always told them na gusto ko pa mag training and kung busy sila with other students, nagtratraining ako mag isa hanggang mapagod na ako.

  47. RedHeart 13 August, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Hi malds, nagtitip din nmn aq eh,on the first day n ngpunta aq dun pra nmn mamotivate xa,every morning aq nandun since im working in the colcenter industry eh kso pgktpos ng drills wla n khit gs2 q pa kea nga iniicp q panu aq papayat nito hahaha.. tska pra nmng bastos kpg papalitan trainer hihihihi… nanghihinayang tuloy aq bt aq ngpamember sna nagobserve observe muna pla q kung san my mgandang branch=(

    • Malds 13 August, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      try mo lang kausapin yung trainer, baka naman mamotivate mo sya na itrain ka pa ng extra lol. Or kung ayaw nya eh di mag solo training ka nalang haha pwede din naman. Or if gusto mo lumipat ng branch, pag member ka naman ng isang elorde member ka na din sa lahat :). Dalhin mo lang resibo mo.

  48. RedHeart 15 August, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Hi Malds,

    Kakaririn q nlng cguro mgsolo training, hahaha pero pansin q prang ndi nmn aq naglolose ng weight ahuhuhuh bkit kea? nkakadagdag tuloy sa frustration q eh ndi n nga q nagririce,junkfood and softdrink eh =( ndi q n tuloy alam if my mali b s gngwa q eh,

    • Malds 15 August, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Ano bahhhhh lol, masyado pang maaga para ma depress haha. Diba nakaka two weeks ka palang? Ilang beses ka ba nag box in that two weeks? lol.

      Chill ka lang Red :). Wag ka muna ma frustrate, it’s too early.

      Tuloy tuloy mo lang. Pag naka isa o dalawang buwan ka na nag diet, intense na exercise, na frequent (3 times a week kung kaya, better kung more) at wala pa ding nangyayari, dun ka mag panic haha. baka kelanganin mo na mag cohen’s kung wala pa ding progress lol.

      And mag solo training ka nalang after kung di mo talaga ma kulit yung trainer mo. Mahihiya nalang yun at lalapit sayo at some point para iassist ka pag makita nya na tuloy tuloy ka lang nag train kasi hehe.

  49. Tristan 16 August, 2013 at 8:28 am

    very informative and very helpful!!! 5 stars for you sir!!!

    i used to train karate when i was in batangas but have been out of shape when i moved here in manila to work. specially when my son came to our lives, i forgot to keep fit. and just recently that i realized that i HAVE to be fit and strong physically and mentally for my family since they are relying on me. i also want to show my son how important it is to be physically fit, and ive always dreamed of teaching my son either martial arts or boxing. i think its a great way to teach your child discipline and bond at the same time.

    been always a fan of boxing kaya lang i really dont know where to start searching for a gym and was a bit scared of the rates and what to expect inside the gym. if it also helps you, i think i saw a newly opened Elorde Gym by MIA Rd, right next to KFC by coastal rd. i’ll inquire there later since it’ll be the easiest one for me to access.

    again, thank you SO MUCH for the information. Cheers!

    • Malds 16 August, 2013 at 11:16 am

      Cool :).

      I don’t have a kid but I know that when I do have one (or two… probably three tho lol), I want to be able to teach him/her all kinds of sporty stuff din haha. Maging babae man o lalaki for sure I’m gonna introduce him/her/them to martial arts, surfing, hiking, etc…

      You’re right, it’s gonna be a great way to bond and living a healthy life by example is the best way to get your kids into that kind of lifestyle.

      Good luck sa training Tristan!!!

  50. RedHeart 16 August, 2013 at 9:38 am

    nyahahaha uu nga effective pla un gnun n prang dinededma q xa aun lumalapit xa ahaha gling! .. 3 tyms a wik aq eh, ndi b msma pag gnwang everyday yup nkaka 2 wiks plang aq, bukod sa muscle pain wla nq iba nr2mdaman ahahah.. obsess n tlga akong pumyat hihihih

    • Malds 16 August, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Yup training everyday can be bad pero if kaya naman ng katawan mo and you don’t over do it naman pwede. Of course try to put in one or two rest days naman kung sakaling talagang cacareerin mo ng ganun. I’m actually trying to train 4 or 5 time sa week right now and kahit medy intense, kaya naman basta spaced out yung rest days ko and nag fofocus lang ako on something different everyday (alternating lower body drills with upper body stuff on consecutive days, and mixing in a cardio day). So depende din lang.

      And ok lang maging obsessed, basta you direct it towards the right things ;). Ako din nag papapayat ngayon haha, I wanna try joining amatuer matches kasi sa mma and maybe yung pang whitebelt na Jiu Jitsu tournys so I need to drop my weight muna para hindi mga 6 footer yung i mamatch up sakin lol.

      Tuloy tuloy lang natin, abot din tayo sa goals natin :).

  51. RedHeart 16 August, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Thanks tlga malds ah, d best k tlga heheheh.. sna nga eh mg drop n ng pounds pra good health =) kinakatkot q lng kc bka dmting un tym na 2 months n e wla pdin epek un pinaggagawa q ehehehe ndi nmn cguro.

    • Malds 17 August, 2013 at 12:22 am

      yihiii, natuwa naman ako lol.

      And di yan, papayat ka nyan, grabe na yan kung wala pa rin after 2 months. Of course that’s assuming you can maintain diet and exercise. So do EVERYTHING you can think of that will motivate yourself. And of course, if you need to rant about anything balik ka lang dito haha ;).

  52. Aina 17 August, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Sir naghahanap nko ng boxing gloves plano ko na mag start s mon. Wala akong mkitang twin s tobys, chris ang sport house meron lng longdale, everlast, windy, bulls. Saan po b meron? Or ano po mganda?


    • Malds 17 August, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      Hey Aina, try mo sa tobys ng ibang mall. Baka out of stock lang dun sa pinuntahan mo. Pag wala talaga, go for everlast nalang :).

      • Aina 18 August, 2013 at 8:20 am


        Sabi ni tobys di daw sila nag ke carry ng twins na brand. Nag search ako s net s k1 malapit s greenhills meron 2500 daw. S lazada 2900 naman..

        • Malds 18 August, 2013 at 9:30 am

          Talaga? I got mine mga 2 or 3 years ago so maybe they carried it then. K1 nalang siguro if you really want twins. That’s the one na nasa may gilmore diba?

  53. Fidel 2 September, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Hi Malds! Can you pls compare CrossFit and Elorde training in terms of intensity please? Thanks!

    • Malds 5 September, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      Hmmmm medyo mahirap. Elorde kasi is more stamina based, cardio. Although it does also develop muscle, that’s not really the focus. So if you want to build more stamina I’d go with elorde.

      If you’re looking for strength and body development (aesthetic) tho, crossfit will be good for you. It’s intense resistance training most of the time so you build more muscle. Crossfit is more a mix of everything tho, so you still get cardio development on top of muscle endurance and muscle gain with CF.

      So intensity wise, I’d say crossfit probably wins. If you have some background in weight lifting, crossfit will probably be more familiar to you.

  54. ares 6 September, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Hi malds! Thank you so much for these info. I really wanted to train, my only concern is, I think medyo payat ako for boxing. Do they limit people how physically fit they are to train? Thanks in advance!

    • Malds 8 September, 2013 at 9:05 am

      Nope they don’t :).

      Doesn’t matter how thin or how big you are. You can start working towards your ideal body once you’re there. The important thing is always that you decide to start.

      • ares 10 September, 2013 at 2:19 pm

        Thanks man!

  55. SherlockBox 9 September, 2013 at 5:25 pm


    We’re planning to go to Elorde Imus… Do you have any updated contact no. and prices on Imus branch. Plano sana nmin to go as a couple para mag ka roon kami ng weekly activity. Individual trainer po ba sa elorde? wala kasi kaming idea sa boxing gym eh… Pleas help…. Thanks!

    • SherlockBox 9 September, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Also, what gym equipment do they usually have? Thanks a lot!

    • Malds 10 September, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Hey sherlock, sorry wala akong updated info bout imus. It’s prolly not that different from what they have on their main site tho http://www.elordeboxinggym.com/.

      Usual gym equipment in all the branches I’ve visited are boxing bags, dual end bags, speed bags, mitts, kick bags, and free weights on the side.

      And individual trainer sya, so each of you will get one trainer each. Pero you might also be grouped nalang so one trainer for the both of you if you plan on going together. The trainers are used to cycling through multiple students naman so they can handle 3 or 4 students at the same time.

  56. Felice Capicoy 15 October, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I’m not sure if it has been asked, but does it matter what boxing gloves I buy? I am checking Amazon and found so many different kinds. I hope you can help! Thanks!

    • Malds 17 October, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Most gloves will work fine but the more expensive ones are better made (will last longer) and will be more comfy. The budget ones will start tearing pretty quickly. So yes, I it does matter what gloves you get in that sense.

      there may be many different models of boxing gloves, they’re pretty much all the same. Some will probably just be made with a different kind of leather or something. A boxing glove is still just a boxing glove tho. So It’s really up to you how picky you want to be with the material used and the brand.

      Oh and make sure you’re looking at boxing gloves and not MMA ones, unless that’s what you intend to do.

  57. Aly 15 October, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    This is one of the articles that helped me know more about boxing and I decided to push for it as well. Thank you Malds for the very informative blog!

    So now my weekly routine consist of two days at Elorde Taft (I need to work on my stamina and strength) then one session with ABAP for me to develop my boxing fundamentals. They don’t teach you things needed inside the ring and I noticed not a lot of Elorde’s customers spar inside. I’ve only seen a handful sparing matches and two of them are foreigners who want to try and defeat their trainers in the ring. Totally unfair matchup.

    • Malds 17 October, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      Nice. And yeah not many people spar in Elorde. Most people are really there for the fitness side of it all so they just like doing the drills. I used to bring in a friend whenever I wanted to spar or I’d do it with my trainer.

      Good to hear you’re liking boxing. I stopped training yaw yan for almost a month now so I need to get my stamina back in training too hehe.

  58. Aiman 24 November, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Hi i’m currently weighing 320lbs. I’m planning to enroll in a boxing gym. Do you think its the right thing to do? And ung mga trainer po ba dun nagbibigay din ng diet plan kung anu ung dapat kainin?.. i’m trying to lose weight and im still confuse kung sa boxing gym ba ako pupunta or sa regular gym po.. hope you can help me decide.

    • Malds 24 November, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      Hi Aiman, boxing is really good cardio if you do it right. The thing you have to keep in mind with boxing is that in order for you to make the most out of the drills, you need to be doing them in proper form. So if you choose to box, you need to train seriously. Hindi yung petiks lang basta matapos mo lang yung round. You need to be aware of your form and you need to make sure na you are giving it your all sa bawat drill. Kasi kung i-petiks mo sya, petiks din results mo.

      So sure, if boxing yung gusto mong route, pwede naman. It’ll help you lose weight for sure, you just need to do it right. Make sure to remind your trainer regularly na seryoso ka sa boxing and na i-correct ka nya everytime mali yung form mo or pag nag slack off ka na. Yung ibang trainers kasi pumepetiks din kasi nafefeel nila sa student na di naman din ganoon ka motivated so sila, di nila binibigay yung 100% na training sayo kasi it’s less tiring for them.

      Re diet plan naman. Nope, yung boxers trainers won’t give you one. Yung mga yan kasi bro malakas kumain kasi isipin mo naman buong araw nagtratrain lang sila ng students. Kelangan nila ng energy for that. Yung alam lang na diet ng mga yan yung boxers diet pag may laban which I think probably wouldn’t be the best thing for you.

      And I would love to help you out with dieting, pero di din talaga ako diet person haha. I mean I have my usuals like no rice diet, I plan to start doing this until Christmas actually lol. pero i can’t say I’m an expert on that. With me kasi I LOVE to eat, and kung lumaki man ako, babawiin ko nalang sa workout.

      Share ko nalang cguro yung reason why I like going on a no rice diet. Ako kasi pag maykanin sobrang lakas ko kumain. kukulangin ang 5 or 6 cups of rice sakin pag masarap ang ulam. Lalo na sa gabi, dinner person ako so my appetite is at it’s highest pag dinner.

      I like removing rice sa diet ko pag nagpapayat ako kasi for me that’s the main appetite stimulant that causes me to eat a lot. On the same night for example na I could eat 6 cups of rice and whatever ulam, if you give me like 4 slices of bread and a healthy palaman, solb na ako dun. Mabilis mag dissipate appetite ko kasi pag hindi kanin. Kung kanin kasi kinakain ko parang sobrang bilis maubos ng isang cup sakin lol, di ko namamalayan ang dami ko na pala nakain.

      That’s what works best for me, dunno what will work for you tho. Subukan mo if you want :). Kung heavy rice eater ka, cutting it out for a while might help.

      Other than that, the usual cutting down on what you eat would be the simplest advice that I can give you. And yung basic stuff like avoid fried and fatty foods, or the ones na may too much carbs like sweets and desserts. Just stick to healthy food, medyo mapapamahal ka ngalang sa ganito unless you have the time to buy and cook your own meals.

  59. von07 26 November, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Gsto ko ring magboxing 🙂 Meron bang malapit sa Arnaiz ave.?

      • Lorain 1 December, 2013 at 6:01 pm

        Do I need to pay for the gloves? Coz of my first session the trainer told me that I need to pay for the wraps so the next session me and my wife bought wraps, then on my fourth session they told us we have to pay for the gloves that the gym provides. We are enrolled in elorde sucat. And I find it absurd to be paying for a boxing session without the gym providing necessary equipments. Just like yoga sessions without the mat?

        • Malds 1 December, 2013 at 6:28 pm

          Depends on the branch and the trainer I guess. I think the first couple of times you borrow the gloves they wont mind if you’re a begginer because it’s understandable that you won’t have your own. but if you plan to work out for more than just 2 or 3 sessions, it’s just a lot more convenient and hygienic to get your own wraps and gloves. It only costs 1-2K and you can use it for years.

          I get your logic re paying for gym equipment, but gloves and wraps are a bit different in my opinion. You’re suppose to get your own if you’re really serious about training. The gym provides all the necessary equipment already, and I’m pretty sure they’re not gonna stop you from training if you insist on training without gloves. You just won’t get to do all the drills that require them. So it’s still your loss if you don’t get your own or rent one (I’m of the opinion that the reason why they ask you to rent the gloves is to motivate you to just buy your own).

          So my advice is just go buy your own. To be honest I personally wouldn’t want to be renting gloves every time I train. They’re sweaty and the smell sticks to your hands sometimes. You can tolerate that kind of thing when you’re new or whenever you forget to bring your gloves, but everyday or every other day (depende sa training sched mo)… I don’t think I can.

          But that’s just me :).

  60. drdufus 1 January, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Hi Malds! I really love your boxing and your post on boxing and its comments section were very helpful.

    Im actually going to start training in Elorde Katipunan Ext., I was wondering who your best recommended trainers are. I want the fun type who will really look into your training and fitness. I want to use boxing as my springboard for weight lifting kasi.


    • Malds 4 January, 2014 at 2:22 am

      Hi sorry ngayon lang, my trainer there was wendel and although ok sya, medyo tahimik. You migth wanna try Rommy. He was my friends trainer and he’s pretty good and solid daw training nya.

      • drdufus 4 January, 2014 at 1:41 pm

        Hi Malds!

        Thanks for the reply. 🙂 Ill look for them when I visit there this monday. I wanna start an MWF sked for boxing to build my stamina then lifting na after a few weeks siguro.


        • Malds 4 January, 2014 at 4:07 pm

          oks :), pero go for romy kung kaya hehe. Si wendel medyo tahimik kasi talaga haha. Took him a while to open up to me (couple of months ata). If wala si romy, try mong mag observe muna sa mga trainers kung sino yung mukhang ok while nagbibihis ka or something. Or sabihin mo mag observe ka muna before ka magsign up para makapili ka ng trainer na mukhang bibo.

          Good luck :).

  61. Pamie dela Paz 9 January, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Thank you so much for this! ♥

  62. Nor Ann 15 January, 2014 at 5:38 am

    I want to try this on weekend… This is very helpful one! Thanks!

  63. mgracesy17 13 February, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Hi, I really find this blog post helpful. I’m planning to train kasi sa Elorde marcos highway. Ask ko lang, does P150/250 covers the trainer’s fee?

    • Malds 13 February, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      yung per session is 250 lang talaga, trainer + gym use na dapat yun. That’s all you need pero most people just tip the trainer kasi 50 to 100 pesos so you normally end up spending 300 to 350 per session.

  64. Jo 17 March, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    binasa ko tong blog, then nakita ko yung owner. ikaw pala to malds haha. -fellow cervinian

    • Malds 17 March, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      buti nahanap mo bai hehe.

  65. Cam 26 April, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Hi 🙂 ask ko lang po, if you avail po ba for the membership, maaavail pa din po ba yun membership rate sa kahit saang branch?:)

    • Malds 28 April, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      Hi Pam, yup. That’s what they told me when I asked them the same question. So pagtanongin ka nila just tell them na you’re already a member :).

  66. Anna 3 May, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Hi! Can you compare Circuit training versus Boxing? Weight loss kasi talaga target ko but I’m not losing weight anymore with Circuit so I was thinking of changing my workout. I’ve always been curious about boxing kaso iniisip ko kung maachieve ko ba tlaga yung weight loss na hanap ko with that 🙁

    • Malds 3 May, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      pareho lang actually :), kasi the training style ng boxing is essentially circuit training naman (you don’t cycle between cardio and resistance training but you normally alternate the hard drills and the easy ones so it’s a little similar to a generic circuit… or is it more interval than circuit… I get confused between the two lol so forgive me if my use of the terms are inaccurate). You just don’t use weights much. There’s usually a weights area in most elorde gyms pero they’re not really part of the regular regimen that they ask students to do. They’re just there in case you wanna lift after your boxing drills.

      Suggestion ko is try mo lang ang boxing. Mahirap kasi magcompare since I don’t know what kind of circuit training you do. Do you go hard but quick like crossfit resistance WODS or do you do a lot of consecutive bodyweight drills? I don’t know how many exercises you do in a circuit, for how long or how many reps you do your drills, and how heavy you lift kung sakaling you incorporate weights into your drills.

      So I honestly can’t say if your current workout is better than a regualr boxing workout. I listed down in this article naman kung ano ang typical workout sa elorde so compare mo nalang sa ginagawa mo na ngayon kung ano mas mahirap :).

      Pero better talaga if you just do one session. You don’t have to enroll as a member yet on your first time, just pay the walk in rate. 50 pesos lang naman ang difference sa member rate. Hiram ka lang muna ng gloves and wraps nila. Then see for yourself if your current workout is better/harder than boxing and decide which one you like best.

      And re weightloss goal mo, I’m sure boxing can help you achieve that. If you do the drills correctly and try to only take the alloted 30 second breaks in between exercises, mafefeel mo naman na solid ang workout ng boxing. It’ll keep your heart rate up and mararamdaman mo naman agad yung cardiovascular intensity especially sa mitts. If you you’re lax tho and take breaks during the 3 minute rounds or take extended breaks after the drills, well…… Just like any kind of workout, the results really are up to how dedicated and focused you are.

      But from my experience weight loss is more in the realm of dieting rather than exercise, although of course exercise helps a lot din. I like to think that I workout pretty hard but I’m not the type of person who likes to diet so my weight doesn’t move much. The only times that I notice the pounds shed off is when I take dieting seriously (which I’m doing now lol).

  67. dan 7 May, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Hello po! Gusto q lng po sana magtanong kng ano po ba ang mas magandang training n gawin para mag develop ng magandang katawan… ayos n po b ang boxing training? Indi nman po aq mataba pero indi din po aq payat… pero indi din po kc aq active and spory type n tao…. salamat po…

    • Malds 7 May, 2014 at 10:20 am

      Hi Dan before I answer your question may mga sasabihin lang muna ako :),

      kahit naman kasi anong exercise pwede mo gawin para maging mas ok build mo. Kahit bodyweight exercises lang like the ones you’ll find in this link http://thefitpinoy.com/category/infographics/

      Basta gaawin mo consistently makakapansin ka ng development. Pero kung yung gusto mo ay yung mga pang action star na katawan lol, fastest way would be to lift weights. I suggest you go to a gym or join crossfit box if that’s what you want.

      You can do that sa elorde din of course :). Meron din sila weights area, pero syempre mas completo sa gyms talaga. Sa elorde naman boxing talaga focus nila. The training, if done properly tho is great for building endurance, stamina, a bit of muscle and for toning. Tingnan mo nalang kasi ang boxers at martial artists, yung katawan ba nila yung gusto mo? Or gusto mo ba ng katawan ng body builders? I can’t really say which one you consider as “magandang katawan” since subjective sya.

      I suggest you think of an idol and look up what he/she does to get the type of body na meron sya. Ako I used to do weights a lot kasi that’s what initially got me into fitness stuff. But now I prefer martial arts training kasi ayaw ko na masyadong lumaki 🙂 and I find their style of training a lot less boring now. So kanya kanya lang.

      Pero par alang klaro, and to answer your first question, yes nakakaganda ng katawan ang boxing :).

    • paulisteu 27 May, 2014 at 6:19 pm

      I seriously can’t find the comment box, lol. (Don’t mind my photo here, I’m a female! Haha)

      Hi, Malds! I’m planning to start boxing in Elorde for weight loss. Can you recommend some trainers in Gilmore? I’m not that much of a chatty person but of course, training with someone who’s friendly or you’re comfortable with will always be better. 😀

      I did Taekwondo for two years (Stopped though because of school) and I don’t think I lost some pounds tbvh. XD I’m also planning to do the every other day training once I start because I do that with TKD and I train for 5 hours each session before (not that hardcore, but we do a lot of sparring). I’m 18 btw, so do you think it would be okay? I wanna start asap and get used to it because school will be starting soon and I want to balance it with my schedule.

      I was having doubts whether to join Gold’s Gym OR try boxing and this article has been very helpful. Thank you! 🙂

      Still kinda shy in joining though because I’m awkward with people, HAHA.

      • Malds 29 May, 2014 at 1:38 pm

        I’m guessing you’re ria ;). Or I just happened to coincidentally find 2 people with very similar backgrounds commenting on my post on the same day less than half and hour from each other lol.

        And no need to be shy, you’ll quickly get used to the atmosphere :). Most people are either too tired or too focused on what they’re doing to care too much about other students. It’s not like golds or fitness na madaming nakatambay lang inside people watching.

        • Ria 29 May, 2014 at 8:48 pm

          LOL yes, this is me too. I was using my pc when I posted this but the pc died so I was not sure whether it got through or not.

          Lol. Thank you so much, Malds! You’ve been a great help. Planning to start this coming saturday. 🙂

          • Malds 30 May, 2014 at 5:17 pm

            Good luck :), I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

  68. Ria 27 May, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Hi, Malds! I’m planning to start boxing in Elorde. Can you recommend some trainers in Gilmore? I admit that I’m not the chatty type, but nothing’s better that training with someone easy to talk to or the one you’re comfortable with. 🙂

    I did Taekwondo for two years but I had to stop because of school. During those times, I had trainings every other day, 5 hours per session and it’s not as hardcore as boxing but we did sparrings (lol of course). So, do you think that it would be fine if I’ll do the same here, the every other day training? I can pretty much do above the average training since I tend to push myself to my limits when I was training so it’ll be easier for me to do the rest/tasks. XD Another reason is that since school is starting, I need to balance it with my schedule so it’ll be better if I can get used to it asap. I’m 18, btw.

    And with those things above, do you think that the 5/10 sessions package is better or just the per session rate? Thank you! Your blog is very helpful. 🙂

    • Malds 29 May, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Hi Ria, try Roger :). Yung old trainer ko na ok din wala na kasi. But Roger is pretty good and hindi sya quiet, mahiyain type lol. And with your background you can def do every other day. Ako nga im slowly getting back to training after months of stopping so im still building my stamina up again. Kaw, kayang kaya mo yan.

      First couple of times they’ll prolly just teach you basic stuff, and you might end pretty early. If you feel like you’re not satisfied yet with the training just let them know para mag mitts ka ulit till you get tired. Or you can always stay afterwards doing self training on whatever drill you want. I normally stay an hour extra to do more punching form drills and do a little bit of kicking.

      Re sessions, much cheaper ang 10 session na 1.5k. They took out the 5 session package already so it’s not there anymore :(. With the package rate kasi you essentially just pay 150 per session. And if you tip say 50 pesos (safe for someone new), you’re basically spending only 200 per session which is the normal rate anyway if you didn’t get the package.

      Good luck :).

  69. Kristoffer Albert Paras 30 May, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Hi Malds, can you recommended a good trainer in Elorde taft. Im getting fatter each day. lol. need to loose weight and stay fit.

    • Malds 30 May, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      Hey kristoffer sorry, i only had one trainer sa taft and I didn’t like him much lol. Masyadong tahimik. I only trained there for a couple of weeks so I don’t know who’s good :(. Try dropping in nalang and telling them na magobserve ka lang kasi you’re interested to join. Then check out who among the trainers you like and ask for him when you actually do sign up :).

  70. Adrianne Sumulong 31 May, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Very informative post. Thanks!

  71. marianshe 1 June, 2014 at 11:05 am

    hi po sir, thank you sa blog nyo. very informative po at nasagot mga tanong ko. ang concern ko lang po is nahihiya ako bago lang kasi and female pa. hehe.. ano po pwde nyo tip sa baguhan kagay ko? thank you po!

    • Malds 2 June, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      pasok ka lang tas magworkout haha. Walang hiya hiya :). Madami namang girls din dun na nagwoworkout especially pag oras na ng labasan sa work. I suggest kung gusto mo may nakikita kang ibang girls magworkout ka ng mga 5 or 6 pm onwards. Kung gusto mo naman ng mas konti ang tao, workout ka before 4pm. After mo mag workout ng 2 or 3 times masasanay ka din sa elorde.

      The only way talaga to get over the “hiya” thing is to just your best to ignore it and workout anyway. Once working out becomes a normal thing for you, mawawala na yan. You just need to get used to it as soon as possible. So kelangan mo lang talaga pilitin sarili mo the first couple of times :).

      • marianshe 3 June, 2014 at 9:57 am

        thanks sir! galing po ako kagabi sa Elorde Sucat. mag obsrve pa lng sana kaso 9pm sarado na hehe.. try ko po ulit mmya. thank u po!

        • Malds 3 June, 2014 at 1:42 pm

          haha sayang di mo naabutan :). Pero usually nageextend naman yan sila till late basta may student pa na nagtrain. Naalala ko dati umaabot ako minsan ng 10 pero mga 2 or 3 nalang cguro kami nun hehe.

          • marianshe 3 June, 2014 at 10:06 pm

            galing ako kanina sir 5pm. dami po girls dun. 400php ang membership nila, babait po ng mga trainors..sabi lang ni kuya buy na ako ng boxing gloves and hand wraps. by thursday start na ako,hehe. sabi ni kuya sakin 2months lang papayat ka na. hehe. 60kilos kasi ako. ano po maganda na gloves sir?saka ung weight?thanks supeerrr!

          • Malds 3 June, 2014 at 10:24 pm

            That’s good to hear :). Yung gloves na ginagamit ko Twins, ok din ang everlast. Medyo pricy nga lang sila pareho, nasa 2k range ata. Pero I think you can find some na 1k plus lang. Re wraps, kahit ano lang ok na.

            Re weight ng gloves, look for 14s cguro. Ako 16s gamit ko. Pwede ka din naman mag 16 pero medyo malaki na sila, pero kaw lang.

  72. joan 18 June, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    hi sir ask k lang s gilmore branch they have this 10 sessions for 2000 (1month) alam nyo po ba kng kasama n yung “sparring fee nd session fee”.balak q po kcing mag try for a month for weight loss..do you what 2000p include off? thank…

    • joan 18 June, 2014 at 12:31 pm

      also do i need to pay 500 annual fee if i already paid for 2000?

      • Malds 19 June, 2014 at 6:40 pm

        Hi Joan, check mo with them kung kasama na membership sa 2k. Kasi dapat 1,500 lang ang 10 sessions sa last na pagbili ko which was 2 or 3 months ago. So I’m guessing yung 2000 is the 10 sessions plus the 500 peso membership fee.

        Basically with the 10 session package you wont have to pay anything anymore pag nagtratrain ka for 10 times, you should still tip the trainer in my opinion of course. So wala ng “session fee” pero sparring fee is different. If you wanna spar parang you still have to pay a different fee. Pero kung close na kayo ng trainer nyo later on, usually they wont charge you na. Like my trainer when he feels like I should spar he just calls me up to the ring and I don’t really pay extra.

        You won’t have to worry about sparring the first 10 sessions tho, you’re prolly not even gonna have enough “air” in your lungs to last a round or two anyway hehe. Just the usually drills will be plenty.

        Good luck.

  73. lolomo 22 June, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Hi Malds,
    I’m about to begin my boxing training next week and i want to build or tone my body. But i have an ectomorph body type. i sweat a lot and i tend to lose weight a bit fast. i want this year to change that. I want to gain a little bit of weight or muscle at the same time train boxing. i eat 6-7 times a day( small meals). Do you think after boxing, i lift some heavy weights? or you have a suggestion that will change my itsura? thanks =)

    • Malds 22 June, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Hey bro, glad to hear you’re taking up boxing. I suggest you add a weights to your regimen. Boxing will help you get lean and build a bit of muscle but from what you’re saying, you seem to want to gain a bit more so medyo kulang if you just box.

      You might want to cycle through lifting days maybe 2 or three times a week. So let’s say you box 4 times a week, maybe on two of those you might wanna focus on heavy lifting and treat the boxing drills more as a warm up to that. Then for the other two, focus on boxing then just do ligth lifting afterwards. Up to you how you wanna do it really.

      Be sure to read up on proper lifting tho because the people at elorde or at most boxing gyms aren’t always that experienced when it comes to weight gain and lifting. Not saying they don’t know anything, it’s just not really in their line of work to be interested/experienced in muscle gain.

      Diet wise you’re prolly ok with the number of meals, that’s what I did when i was gaining before but be sure you have more than enough protein in each meal. Or better yet, you might wanna use protein powders/drinks. Try to down one in the morning, post workout and before you sleep. I used to down 4 or 5 a day because I was following the principle of oversaturation (the idea that overconsuming is better than not getting enough).

      Muscle gain happens when you’re resting and if you’re dieting correctly (protein intake is very important here) so make sure you don’t neglect these. Most people seem to think that it’s all about the workouts. That’s important of course but it’s not everything.

      I used to frequent this site back when I was knowledge hungry for information on anything lifting/muscle gain related, http://bodybuilding.com, you might find it useful as well.

      Good Luck.

  74. Leandro Tupaz 27 June, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    hi sir i just want to ask panu po pag gusto mag training at lumaban po ?’ i mean pag gusto maging pro boxer.. how much will i pay for the training?’

    • Malds 27 June, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Bro sorry i dunno how you can do that. You could try visiting elorde gym and asking. May stable sila, sa las pinas ata, mg regular pro boxers. Yung trainers nila pro din naman or ex pro. Baka gusto mo magtraining muna sa elorde and sumali sa mga intergym tournaments muna. And pag feeling mo ok ka na, kausapin mo trainer mo kung pano maging pro boxer.

  75. Max 12 July, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Hi Sir Malds! Planning to do boxing but I don’t really have any idea how it works. I’m glad I came across your blog and it really did imparted a lot of information about boxing. I’m just here to ask about the boxing gloves? What does oz mean and how it is different from 12, 16, and 18 (the one’s I usually see online)? And lastly sir, I’d like to ask what would be the best pair of gloves to use and the oz. I’m 18, weigh 60 kilos and a student. Thank you sir!

    • Malds 12 July, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      Hi Max 🙂 glad you liked my post.”oz” is an abbreviation for ounce. It pertains to the weight of the gloves (and level of cushioning usually) which is commonly used as a measure of size now as well. the “12, 16, and 18” refer to how many ounces a glove weighs.

      Re gloves, most guys I know go for 14s. Bigger people, like myself prefer to use 16 oz because it’s better when training to use heavy gloves. Similar idea to why people lift heavier weights.

      Size 14s might be a good starting point for you when you go around and shop for yours. Consider getting 16s tho, if you feel that they’re not too heavy. Like I said earlier, the heavier gloves are always better for training, they give you extra cushioning and the added weight taxes your arm more.

      • Max 12 July, 2014 at 9:22 pm

        Might start at 14. What glove brand you usually recommend? Considering budget constraints. Thanks sir!

  76. Sam 11 October, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Hi! I’m planning on trying boxing for the first time and the nearest branch sa akin ay sa Don Antonio. Kaso I can’t find it on google maps. Do you have an idea ng mga landmarks near the gym? THANK YOU!!!

  77. Verlou Galang Artuyo (@ReddyFOURever) 22 October, 2014 at 9:39 am

    hello mr. author, i just want to ask.. since im very noob with gym.. if i registered with a branch, does that mean i can also use other branch under the same company? thank you, in advance. God bless. – See more at: http://thefitpinoy.com/common-weight-loss-mistakes-that-people-make/#comment-3139

    • Malds 22 October, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      Hi Verlou, yup that’s how I understand it. You should be able to workout at any elorde gym and pay the member rates basta member ka sa isang branch. I asked them before about this and they said you can as long as you bring your receipt with you.

  78. alvin 11 November, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Hi Malds, Thanks for the info. Did you mean 30 seconds break rather than 30 minutes break after each round? Im just a little confused.

    • Malds 11 November, 2014 at 11:54 pm

      Hi Alvin, 30 seconds bro. Haha sorry I didn’t notice na minutes pala na type ko. Will edit it, thanks for pointing that out :).

      • alvin 12 November, 2014 at 2:43 pm

        No problem bro. looks like boxing is more fun than regular gym. been planning to do this and mukhang matutuloy na. thanks for sharing this info.

  79. Neil 19 November, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Hi, thank you so much for putting this up for everyone. I just want to ask the quality of the gel wrap that you are using. Do you recommend it for someone who works out 3x weekly? And is it really better than just the plain hand wraps that is usually being used nowadays? How about the quality? TIA!

    • Malds 19 November, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Hey Neil, quality is good naman. And it’s convenient kasi you can put it on much faster than the normal wrap and you don’t have to roll it all the time. Pero there’s not much difference in my opinion with the gel wrap and a normal wrap pag nakasuot na pareho.

      • Neil 20 November, 2014 at 11:11 pm

        Thank you so much! I will try to get one nakakatamad na kasi kailangan i-wash at i-dry ung wraps every after work out, plus yun nga, mejo time consuming then yung normal wrap. Thanks again!

  80. Choy 20 May, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Sir Malds,

    Thank you very much on putting so much information in this blog, this was really a great help for beginners (like me! hahah), actually I’m just planning to try boxing and I want to know if I can gain weight with this sport. Alm ko mostly ng mga nag.boboxing they want to lose weight pero aq kabaligtaran hahaha . I just want to know kung possible ito and would you have any suggestions on how to do it or do you have any program for this . heheh

    Maraming salamat po.

  81. Jess 9 August, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Thank you so much for the info. And I also enjoy reading your articles besides being so informative. I’ve been thinking of going back to fitness boxing again coz I trained about 6 years ago pa at Elorde Gilmore for less than a year lang. (Btw, what you said about E. Gilmore is so true). I really enjoyed it and you made me want to go back thank you so much to you! But before going back I like to practice first at home so I recently bought a heavy bag and I really need some advice on where I can buy speed bag platform. Please help. Thank you so much in advance Malds.

  82. Karla 24 February, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Hi Malds,

    I am very interested in boxing especially i want to lose weight I want boxing to be part of my journey. In any case what’s your advice to me or to the beginner who are willing to be part of elorde’s boxing?

    • Malds 26 February, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Hey Karla, just go there and try it out haha. It seems intimidating but once you start boxing it’s really not that big of a deal. You’re apprehensive in the beginning because it’s new, you’ve never tried it, and it has an image of being such an athletic sport, but you get used to it really quickly. Try it out and see if you like it.

      You can just walk into the closest elorde from your place and tell them you wanna try boxing. They have all the gear you’ll need there. You can by your own later on when you decide that boxing is what you wanna do.

      Boxing is great for weight loss as long as you can stick to a proper schedule (2 maybe 3 times a week if you have the time). And if you decide to really do boxing long term, just make sure to really go through the program properly. There are a lot of people who take one or two rounds of break every exercise. That’s why they take so long when they work out. You’re supposed to run through the drills in less than an hour, so if you can, try to take as few breaks as possible and just keep pushing through.

      That’s about it actually. Everything else I know about elorde I’ve already written in this post :).

  83. Karla 29 February, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Hi Malds,
    Thanks for this information. I’ll keep it in my mind.


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