Even though Obstacle Course Racing is a young sport, you can easily try it out in Metro Manila — here’s where!
Ever since Obstacle Course Racing was introduced in the Southeast Asian Games in 2019, the Philippines has dominated the regional scene, winning 10 gold medals thus far. In fact, two-time SEA Games medalist for the sport, Kaizen Dela Serna told The GAME herself, “In Southeast Asia, we’re the target.”
A huge part of why this may be is because Metro Manila has several opportunities for Filipinos to try out Obstacle Course Racing.
So, if you’ve been missing the playground or if you just want a new challenge or sport to test out, here are five places where you channel your energy!
Pretty Huge Obstacles – SM Aura Premier, BGC
What you can expect is in the name. Pretty Huge is one of the biggest Obstacle Course Race facilities in Metro Manila, with up to 100 obstacles, such as monkey bars and high walls, that are open to both kids and adults alike — and it’s right in BGC!
Apart from their many obstacles, Pretty Huge also features other facilities for various sports such as basketball, volleyball, futsal, and CrossFit among others, making it a great go-to place for all things fitness.
Check out everything that Pretty Huge has to offer right here.
Fitness Army – Fort Strip, BGC
Fitness Army is another all-around fitness center that offers all kinds of obstacles and equipment that an Obstacle Course Racer needs to step up their Ninja game. And because OCR is an intense sport that requires strength, speed, agility, endurance, and many other athletic traits, Fitness Army also offers all kinds of fitness classes, from indoor cycling to dance events.
Find out more about Fitness Army here.
Galleria Obstacle Zone – Robinsons Galleria
If you need a little break from shopping or if you’re looking for a good way to get hungry before your lunch in Robinsons Galleria, try out Galleria Obstacle Zone, the first and only multi-platform obstacle course facility in a mall. Even though it is located within Robinsons Galleria, do not underestimate the amount of work you can get in while using their obstacles.
Visit Robinsons Galleria to try out this new playground.
Muscle Up – Quezon City
Test out your technical Obstacle Course Racing techniques at Muscle Up Parkour Gym, which features facilities like ladders, high walls, and ropes, among many other pieces of equipment to test out your full-body strength. And if you’re into trying new sports all the time, you can also try out the other classes they offer such as Muay Thai and Boxing.
Start your OCR journey here by checking out what Muscle Up has to offer.
Bridgetown Obstacle Park – Pasig
If you’re the type of person who prefers working out outdoors, Bridgetowne Obstacle Park is the perfect place for you to test out your Ninja skills. This facility is located in Bridgetowne Central Park, Pasig features 25 obstacles including monkey bars and rings, all open to the public, ready for you to test out your fitness levels.
Challenge someone to a race at this obstacle park.
Banner image from Kaizen Dela Serna on Instagram.