After finishing an Ironman race last month in Cebu, Matteo Guidicelli admitted he has been enjoying some downtime from triathlon training. “I’m off season so I can do whatever I want now. Basically I have a concert on November 30 at the Kia theater called Hey Matteo so we’re focusing on that and just cross-training and doing whatever to keep active. So I’ve been doing the regular thing. I’ve been running, swimming, and I started doing CrossFit a month ago. I just started. It’s fun and it’s different. It’s very nice. I’m still a beginner,” he shared during the Century Tuna Red launch event held last September 28 in Taguig city.
With triathlon training taking a backseat, Matteo said this has allowed him to spend more quality time with the people he holds dear. “I guess so (laughs). More time with Sarah (Geronimo, his girlfriend) and with the family. But exercise there’s no off-season basically. It’s always part of my lifestyle but when I say on season that’s really like focused on triathlon training. Now it’s off-season. I’m still training but doing other kinds of training,” he said. When asked what they enjoy doing together the most, Matteo said they have been attending a class together at a gym. “Our favorite activity? Yoga I guess. One of the most active activities we do is yoga. Both of us do it,” he added.
Although many of his fans are hoping to see him with a date this year at the Star Magic Ball, Matteo admitted it will take a while before Sarah Geronimo will make an appearance at the prestigious ABS-CBN annual event. “I am going solo. Wala she has prior commitments and maybe in the future we’ll see. Maybe next, next, next ball (laughs). But I’m wearing something very interesting. It’s an eco suit. It’s very environment-friendly. The suit I’m wearing is made of Filipino fabric kumbaga it’s from a tribe in Ilocos if I’m not mistaken and it’s very interesting because it’s an eco suit kumbaga. It’s made by Joseph Aloysius, he’s my buddy and I know it was his advocacy. Sabi ko, ‘Bro, let’s put something together para different’ and he told me about his advocacy. It’s very interesting. He uses tribes from around the Philippines to make his fabrics. It’s not a barong ha. You’ll see this Saturday,” he shared.