Who to follow: DLSU trackster-actor-coach Jerico Estregan
Barry Viloria on Sep 30, 2015 02:40 PM
Jerico Estregan is more than your average fitspo. Learn why. (Photo by Barry Viloria)
The sight of DLSU track and fielder Jerico Estregan easily sweeps any girl swooning and any guy insecure. He’s got abs, and behind natural or artificial light, the silhouette of his biceps, triceps, and thighceps combined is too glaring to pass up as below superhuman.
“I’ve been into running for 13 years already” is his concise explanation to his body-beautiful build.
Inspired by his older brother Jet who was then part of La Salle Greenhills varsity athletics team, Jerico has participated in running and track and field since fifth grade. He has competed, too, in the Palarong Pambansa. When he entered college, he went on and made the Green Team prouder. His proudest feats in the UAAP: a silver in 4x1 relay and a bronze in 4x4 100-m relay. Then, there are also the physique competitions that Jerico has joined (and won awards at) in the past, like Mr. Philippines 2013 and Slimmers World International Great Bodies 2013.
Truly has Jerico transformed into a #fitspo.
On top of all these (plus his being an actor), the Political Science graduate—who’s presently finishing his Masters in Communications, Major in Applied Mass Media also at La Salle—wears a new hat. Recently, Jerico was invited to the prestigious 2015 Nike+ Run Club Global Coaches Summit.
The event, sponsored by famed international sports apparel brand Nike, gathered various Nike coaches and runners from across the world for a seminar about the Nike running program—hoping that they’d head the programs here once they returned to their countries. Jerico, along with Coach Rio dela Cruz, flew to many places in North America including Mexico, New York, and Saltlake City for the summit. The entire event spanned around two weeks.
“Sobrang swerte ko talaga na napili ako for this,” Jerico could only muse about such honor. “I learned about the program and how it works. I myself tried the program. I was there to learn as a coach and an athlete.”
Jerico feels lucky as well to have been chosen to model for a soon-to-be-released ad campaign in line with the program. He shot with several other coaches from different nationalities at the endless salt fields of Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. It’s an experience he very much treasures.
Soon, Jerico, along with Nike, will get the Nike running program, well, running here in the country. He likes how from someone who was just “doing the usual push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups because I was conscious about my body,” he, at 23, has now transformed into a bona fide ambassador of healthy and active living.
“People think training is enough. No,” he puts. “Training is everyday, it’s in your mindset, the food you eat, the time you sleep, the time you rest, the time that you have to keep in mind all the things you need to do. That eventually makes you to give out the best of yourself.”
Be inspired by the fit and fine Jerico by checking out his Instagram!