Husband and wife athletes Kerwin and Hazel met each other as part of a Dragon Boat racing team, and besides training together as part of the team, they would have “dating jogs” when they were boyfriend and girlfriend.
“Now that we are married, nothing much has changed,” shares Hazel. “We still do our normal routine—we jog, swim, and go to the gym together. It has become our lifestyle."
It's no surprise that the two always make sure to exercise every day. Adds Kerwin. “I’ve noticed that other people think that just because they’ve gotten married that they no longer have to think about their body or the way they look. They have to realize that exercise is not only for their looks—it gives a positive outlook in life.” This perspective has helped the couple when it comes to facing married life.
“During difficult times—times when we needed to make a difficult decision—we always tell ourselves ‘laban lang.’ Just like in our races, we always keep in mind to finish strong. Quitting isn't an option,” acknowledges Hazel.