Since he started modeling when he was a teenager, actor Zanjoe Marudo has not stopped doing workouts and it is for a good reason.
“Kaya rin hindi ako nag-stop mag-work out since noong teenager ako, noong model palang ako kasi iyon ‘yung way para mag-gain ako ng weight. Iyon ‘yung way para magkalaman ako, magkaroon ako ng muscle kasi kapag nag-stop akong mag-exercise ay talagang nauubos ‘yung katawan ko, pumapayat ako. Bumabagsak siya kaya hindi ako tumitigil mag-exercise,” he said during the opening of Surge Fitness + Lifestyle (SFL) in Glorietta 3, Makati, last May 24.
(The reason I did not stop doing workout since I was a teenager, when I was a model, is because it is a way for me to gain weight. That is my way to beef up, to have more muscle because if I stop doing exercises, my body really is consumed, I get thin. My body falls flat, that’s why I don’s stop exercising.)
Marudo, along with Bae-by Baste, Sunshine Cruz and her three daughters Angelina, Sam and Chesca, attended the event as fitness ambassador.
Marudo said that as actors, it is important to really work out. “Requirement na talagang physically and mentally (stable). Madalas akong mag-work out kahit nasa bahay ako kasi may Surge online na kahit wala kayo sa gym, busy kayo ay puwede kayong mag-work out sa bahay,” he said. (It is a requirement that we are physically and mentally (stable). I do workout even when I’m at home because there’s Surge online that even when you’re not in the gym, you can do workout at home.)
Marudo enjoys most the Play Zone at Surge. “After workout, perfect siya para mag-hang out, mag-cool down ka. May gaming tables, may gaming consoles. Ang sarap ng feeling na doon ka mag-relax,” he said. (After workout, it’s a perfect place to hang out, to cool down. There are gaming tables, gaming consoles. You get a cool feeling when you relax there.)
Now that he’s nearing his forties, Marudo is particular about his food intake.
“Bawas na ako sa mga sweet, oily food kasi siyempre doon na lumalabas ang mga sakit kapag mali-mali na ang kinakain mo kasi hindi na rin tayo bumabata,” he said. (I now avoid sweet, oily food because, of course, different diseases afflict you when you eat the wrong food because we’re not getting any younger.)
SFL currently operates two lifestyle centers in Quezon City: MPlace in South Triangle and Holy Spirit Drive in Commonwealth; two lifestyle centers in Makati: Jupiter and Glorietta; another two that will open soon in Alabang; a flagship center in Festival Mall; and a boutique in Westgate Center. /ra