PMAP Holds HR Best Practices From Global Players Summit

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the premier organization of people managers and HR practitoners, will hold the “HR Best Practices from Global Players Summit” at Ace Hotel and Suites in Pasig City on May 26, 2017 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

This momentous event will feature seasoned regional HR managers from the country and across the globe to share their knowledge and expertise on how they built organizations that inspire and develop employees to thrive in the opportunities and challenges in the past and the years to come.

The line-up of remarkable speakers includes Mr. Sheel Majumdar, HR Director of Microsoft Philippines, who will about “Building a Future-ready Organization Culture”; Ms. Emma Valeros Cruz, Regional HR Director of Dole-Asia Company Ltd., who will discuss her experience in “Managing Regional HR Functions”; and Mr. Colin Blackwell, Chairman of the HR Committee of Vietnam Business Forum, who will enlighten participants in his talk “Cultural Diversity: Asset or Liability?”

Other timely and relevant topics to be presented during this one-day learning journey are the following:

Emerging Trends on Employee Engagement – Many organizations has achieved competitive advantage through engaging people. What are the latest innovations in employee engagement that drive people to be passionate with work and committed to their organization?

Growing Your Organization Through High Impact Leadership Development – Achieving success in organizations requires consistency of quality of work of their people and the impact their leaders bring to the table. How do companies develop leaders from within and navigate high-performing teams?

Managing Digital HR – The future of people management is digital HR. How can organizations integrate the latest HR technologies and services in creating a unified employee experience and transformed business processes?

The summit is open to the public and guarantees an interesting and relevant day of learning about HR best practices from leading practitioners in the human resource management from both local and international speakers Investment fee is Php4,500.00 for PMAP members and Php6,000 for non-members.

For more information, please contact Ms. Eshe Lalongisip or Ms. Clara Delfin at tel. no. 726-1532 loc. 304 or email /

Home Gym Reimagined: Matrix Announces Retail Launch of Cardio Line

Have you imagine of a new collection that brings an uncompromising club workout home?

Johnson Health Tech announced recently the retail launch of its Matrix line of cardio fitness equipment at Acacia Hotel, Alabang. Before, it is available only in a gym or club setting, users can now experience the dynamic performance and uncompromising design of Matrix products from the comfort of their own home.

Bloggers were challenged to use the  Treadmills, Ellipticals, Ascent Trainers and Bikes. I opt to use the U50 Upright Bike that feature Matrix’s Dual Form Frame, which provides superior stability and easy step-through access, as well as an ergonomic Comfort Are Seat to maximize support, and the Exact Force Induction Brake (select models), which makes it easy to quickly and smoothly change resistance. Exercise regularly for a healthy lifestyle.

Optimized for the home environment, the Matrix retail line offers the same durability, performance and industry-leading technology that fitness enthusiasts love about Matrix’s club-quality equipment. With a compact design, the machines fit comfortably in the home workout space, and the superior styling of the industrial design sets a new standard for how home fitness equipment should look. Three different intuitive consoles give users choices, whether they’re looking for an advanced experience that includes access to their favorite apps, social media, premium entertainment, stunning virtual journeys and much more, or a simple display with accurate, easy-to-read feedback that tracks heart rate , distance, watts and other workout metrics.

The Matrix retail line includes:

Treadmills – Offering the industry’s most advanced frame and deck combination, Matrix treadmills strike the perfect balance between engineering and aesthetics. The welded steel frame provides superior stability and the front wheel transport makes moving the treadmill easy. The Ultimate Deck System combines a heavy-duty frame, extra-thick deck and industrial-grade cushions for miles of durable performance. Also available in a folding design, the deck can be lifted to a near-90 degree angle and rolled away to save space. Additional performance options include the exclusive Johnsons Drive System providing unmatched consistency and smoothness, available on the TF50.

Ellipticals – The most compact, most comfortable and smoothest ellipticals in the industry, Matrix ellipticals feature wheel- and track-free Suspension Elliptical Technology, which reduces noise and friction, while providing a smooth, consistent feel. Available on the E50 model, the exclusive Exact Force Induction Brake offers smooth, easy  and precise resistance changes at the touch of a button.

Ascent Trainers – Matrix Ascent Trainers deliver an exceptionally smooth, ultra-comfortable exercise experience. The unique suspension design with Perfect Stride leveraged extensive research to combine an ideal stride motion, ergonomically correct foot positioning, correct posture and a variable stride length that adjusts as incline changes for a more natural-feeling workout. Similar to Matrix ellipticals, the Ascent Trainers feature wheel-and track-free Suspension elliptical Technology.

Bikes – Matrix exercise bikes are designed for users of all shapes and sizes and are available in upright and recumbent bike designs. The upright and recumbent bikes feature Matrix’s Dual Form Frame, which provides superior stability and easy step-through access, as well as an ergonomic Comfort Are Seat to maximize support, and the Exact Force Induction Brake (select models), which makes it easy to quickly and smoothly change resistance. The Matrix ES Indoor Cycle offers a true-to-life riding experience with a smooth change resistance. The Matrix ES Indoor Cycle offers a true-to-life riding experience with a smooth, heavy flywheel and easy adjustments to give every user an ideal riding position.

The Matrix retail line will begin rolling out in May at Johnson Fitness and Wellness concept store in Commercenter Alabang, Muntinlupa Cit; Pioneer Center Kapitolyo, Pasig City; and SM City Clark, Pampanga. For more information about Matrix products, visit