Apicha CHC is committed to promoting the health of the API community. We want folks to move, whatever that may be. Join our workshops or check out the videos hosted in the menus below to learn more.
Why is movement so important?
At Apicha CHC, we approach an individual's wellness in a holistic manner. This means we care about a person's overall health: physically, mentally, and emotionally. While going to the doctor's is an important part of achieving that goal, we recognize it's more than that. That's why we created our API fitness series. Read on to learn about what sessions we're offering, and why it's so beneficial to your health.
Connecting with the API community
In the wake of the recent anti-API hate and violence, Apicha CHC wanted to find an impactful and meaningful way to promote and encourage API health. The CDC considers racism a public health issue, and so do we. In order to encourage API folks to engage in movement that feels safe, comfortable, and relevant to them, Apicha CHC partnered with several API instructors and organizations to make this possible. We'll be offering the following sessions:
HIIT and Body Weight Circuits
Traditional Filipino Dance
Get moving with Apicha CHC
Get Moving with Apicha CHC
Each of our workshops will be held on Facebook Live on Apicha CHC's Facebook Page, and are free of charge. If you miss the live event, you can also view the recorded sessions on this page. Below are the following dates for each workshop. Read on below to learn about each workshop series and the amazing instructors leading them.
1. Traditional Filipino Dance with Kinding Sindaw (will be the only sessions on Zoom)
Friday, May 7 at 1pm
Friday, May 14 at 1pm
Friday, May 21 at 1pm
2. HIIT and Body Weight Circuits with Tim Landicho, CSCS, CES (Facebook Live)
Saturday, May 15 at 11am (HIIT Workout)
Sunday, May 23 at 4pm (Body Weight Workout)
3. Self-Defense and Qigong with Mo Yvonne, NSCA-CPT, USAW, PN1 (Facebook Live)
Saturday, May 22 at 3pm (Self-Defense)
Sunday, May 30 at 4pm (Qigong)
Meet Your Instructors
Mo Yvonne, NSCA-CPT, USAQ, PN1
MoYvonne is a martial artist and strength coach who bridges fitness and fighting using both eastern and western disciplines. She holds a black belt in Shotokan Karate, is a disciple and 4th generation of the Ip Man Ving Tsun lineage, and an instructor of Chen and Yang Tai chi.
Her passion of being a lifelong learner of martial arts began at age 12 when she was first introduced to a life of martial arts tournament competitions and western gym weightlifting. Since then she has been promoting and teaching her knowledge of martial arts training to her fellow Asian Americans and LGBTQIA+ community in hopes of promoting safety, skill, and self-confidence.
Tim Landicho, CSCS, CES
Tim Landicho is a personal trainer and nutrition coach (as well as an online coach) in NYC, who is of the conviction that training, nutrition, and mindest are all simply vehicles for living a more fulfilled life--one that constantly nourishes us and allows us to give back to others. His love languages are words of affirmation, new music recommendations, and copious amounts of Ben and Jerry's. You can find him on Instagram @timlandicho, where he's often offering tips on exercise technique, nutrition, mindset, and how to incorporate fitness into a busy life.
Kinding Sindaw is an NYC-based nonprofit dance theater company composed of indigenous tradition-bearers, Filipino American artists, and educators from all backgrounds founded in 1992. Kinding Sindaw exists to assert, preserve, reclaim, and re-create the traditions of dance, music, martial arts, storytelling, and orature of the indigenous peoples of Mindanao, Southern Philippines. (Photo Credit: Corky Lee)