LA Sessions: An Afternoon of Fitness with Christi McGarry, Eduardo Lara, and Garmin’s Venu 2 Series Smartwatch - The Scene

The online event got physical with Garmin’s Venu 2 Series smartwatch. 

Yesterday, Lifestyle Asia hosted an afternoon of health and fitness with Garmin. The online LA Sessions event had guests get an afternoon workout instructed by celebrity fitness couple Christi McGarry and Eduardo Lara

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The hour-long HIIT workout was attended by our fitness enthusiasts friends Javi martinez, Charmaine Palermo, Cat Arambulo-Antonio, Marco Yulo, Javi Martinez, and Jam Manasque. 

Before the warm-up began, the instructors asked participants to choose a word to set an intention. For McGarry, it was “discipline,” while Lara said ” gratitude.” It’s a practice they do before each workout for mental preparation, which can help you power through when tiredness starts kicking in.

Besides getting a high-intensity sweat session in, the event featured the new GPS fitness smartwatch, the Garmin Venu 2 Series. 

Health tracking

For McGarry, one of its standout features is the ability to track your daily water intake and sleep—two things some of us might neglect in our busy lives. The beauty queen and host also add that it’s a great way to limit your phone screen time. 

The smartwatch’s ability to download workouts from the Garmin app can offer fewer distractions, making you more “present without distractions,” according to McGarry. It can be helpful for those who get sidetracked with text messages and calls.

In fact, it’s a feature Garmin user Martinez says helped him “fall in love with running.” 

Movement is wellness

In addition, Lara appreciates the feature that shows you the correct form for specific exercises as a fitness coach. “Even for me as a coach, there are some exercises I’m not sure about the position of my knees or back. [And with the watch], you can clearly see,” the Brazil native shares. 

At the end of the energizing workout and short meditation, event host Sara Siguion-Reyna says she realized the importance of working out in the middle of the day. 

Lifestyle Asia’s associate editor adds that movement is important for not just physical but mental health amid stressful days.

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