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A leap from the hardcourt to vlogging: Here are some ‘athlete vlogs’ worth watching

Blogs are instruments to freshen your website and entertain your market audience. Add video to the mix, then you’ll have vlogs! Many vloggers now are changing what once the platform was into trending and entertaining content. As many celebrities have jumped to the Youtube bandwagon, content creators expanded the meaning of vlogging. In an athletic setup, athletes share their mantra through ‘athlete vlogs’—sharing positive recreational vlogs that are used to affirm the way they want to live their lives.

/ 4 October 2020

Vlogs of athletes mainly reflect the way they live their lives and how they want to share their progress. They want to share positive outputs, creative content, and trendy challenges to prove that they are more than just a traditional athlete with repetitive workout routines, training, and conditioning. And, if you are peculiar about their athletic livestraining regimens, eating habits, future competitions, humor, and all, then this is the right place for you to find the best athlete-slash-vlogger. 

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Christian Standhardinger

Filipino-German player Christian Standhardinger not only shoots baskets but also posts watch-worthy vlogs. The player showcases that he’s not just a top draft pick player but he’s a vlogger in his own right. 

In an interview with The Score, the basketball player shares the get-go of him vlogging which was inspired by her mother. He stated that her mother collected lots of videos of him and his sister. As he grew up, he got interested in those videos.

“That’s such a great thing to have those videos of those experiences in your life,” Standhardinger said. 

From then on, the San Miguel star player documents his life, his ups and downs in his new life in the Philippines. After missing a shot to play for the national team, he sets foot in the PBA for the first time which was his debut in vlogging. The PBA player then documented his professional playing careerfrom being the PBA’s draft top picked last October 2017 to representing the country in the FIBA 3×3 World Cup.

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Aby Maraño

The famous Tyang Aby Maraño shares good vibes online! What we knew of the beast-mode-star was instead a kalog sweetheart on the screen.  The swag queen is famously known for her vlog-galag and funny challenges. Vlog-galag shows her destination and competition travels. 

The multi-titled athlete just celebrated another milestone in life after receiving a Silver Play Button for her YouTube channel Abigail Maraño this August 23, 2020. 

“Thank you so much Swishiees! Thank you for appreciating Vlog-galag. Hobby ko lang magshoot ng memories namin and YouTube is the only platform na puwede ko ma-save lahat even na wala na kong copy sa gadgets ko. Ngayon, naka one-hundred thousand subscribers na!,” Maraño wrote.

The volleyball star was also grateful for her teammates, “Special thanks sa aking mga teammates na always game for vloggalag and more fun!” she added. 

The F2 Logistics stalwart promised that she’ll keep on posting vlogs for her viewers to know more about her and her volleyball friends outside the court. 

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Alyssa Valdez

Let’s not take out Valdez on the list of famous athlete-slash-vloggers. As the phenom is one of the most influential athletes in existence with over 141,000 subscribers. 

The volleyball skipper not only takes her presence in court but takes steps on Youtube vlogging. Valdez not only documents her professional career but also wants to impart a motivational impact on her viewers.

Keeping up with the trendy challenges, together with his longtime partner Kiefer Ravena, the couple shares sweet and funny moments in their vlogs. In their recent post, the couple enjoys together with a ‘who’s more likely to’ challenge plus food review. The power couple is really on-the-go in promoting small, local businesses that formed during this quarantine and is much grateful for all the good hearts who delivered those delish to themsana all Alyssa!

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Ricci Rivero

While having fame, a widespread influence and an overwhelming success is a mere dream for many, it is a reality for professional athletes like Ricci Rivero. The basketball heartthrob had started a different field of interest, not switching careers but rather, a new hobby—running a Youtube channel.

The basketball heartthrob with over 71K Youtube subscribers found a new way of imparting happiness to his fans and that is through vlogging. In a post, he said, “Thank You to everyone for sticking with me and in turn I offer you this channel to become our personal PLAYGROUND. Love, Ricci.”

The UP MBT player debuts his first “Playground” Youtube channel vlog that shows how the young player celebrated his birthday together with a quarantine treat also of a cancer-stricken fan. 

“It’s my 22nd Birthday and this is one of the most meaningful celebrations I had in my life. Speaking to Felyn and Freslee from Iloilo and seeing her smile made my birthday so special,” Ricci Rivero wrote.

Absolutely, athletes can be creative in their own way. With their influence and dedication in the hard court, they can also impart positivity through screens. With the vast amount of professional athletes who vlogs, it is imminent that these athletes will share much more motivation, happiness, and inspiration to all Filipino fans.