Wed | Oct 23, 2019

Fit 4 Life | An electrifying Season 3 launch for Fit 4 Life

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:25 AM
Close to 300 persons turned out for the launch of Season 3 of The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life health and fitness programme at the media house’s 7 North Street, Kingston, headquarters.
Close to 300 persons turned out for the launch of Season 3 of The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life health and fitness programme at the media house’s 7 North Street, Kingston, headquarters.
Launch of Season 3 of The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life – ‘Fit in 5’, at The Gleaner, 7 North Street, Kingston on Saturday, September 21, 2019
A good cardio session
Dr Alfred Dawes (stooping), Fit 4 Life brand ambassador, and the Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life fitness team (from left) Robert ‘Astro’ Whyte, Sweet Energy Fitness Club; Kurt Dunn, head of Body By Kurt; Stokely Rose, head of TrainFit Wellness Club; Swaggy Fit from Sweet Energy Fitness Club; and Joanna Taylor, Yoga Wellness.
The Blue Diamond Burpees challenge
Dionne Sicard (left) won the WATA sit-up challenge
Jennifer Hart Creary and her team of masseuses made sure Fit 4 Life participants went home quite relaxed.
Raynes ‘Muscle Man Becky’ Beckford gets Fit in 5.
Macka Diamond performing her top hits
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It was pure, sweet energy at Saturday’s Season 3 launch of The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life health and fitness initiative. The 300-strong fitness enthusiasts who turned out in the early morning at the media house’s 7 North Street, Kingston, head office to get ‘Fit in 5’ were certainly not disappointed, as Sweet Energy Fitness Club, led by boss Robert ‘Astro’ Whyte, took them through a military-style boot camp.

Along with fellow Fit 4 Life fitness partners TrainFit Wellness Club, Body By Kurt, and Yoga Wellness, the fitness trainers ensured that the season kicked off with a bang, which means the 12-week annual programme ‘tun up’.

When Fit 4 Life’s Brand Ambassador, the athletic Dr Alfred Dawes, could finally catch his breath after the hour-long boot camp, he gave the initiative the thumbs up, stating, “The Fit 4 Life programme is a most welcome opportunity to get Jamaicans from all walks of life physically active.”

Dancehall artiste Macka Diamond, looking quite fit, also gave it a ringing endorsement, able to find enough energy after the workout to deliver an impromptu performance of some of her top hits.

Thanks to sponsors Jamaica Moves, WATA, PowerAde, Foska Oats, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Milk, Elle & Vire, Caribbean Choice, Gustazos, Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa, JP St Mary’s, Medical Associates Hospital and Medical Centre, and GraceKennedy Money Services, everyone was well taken care of with the many samplings on offer.

What would Fit 4 Life events be without the fitness challenges to win great prizes? O’Keno Walters won the GraceKennedy push-up challenge, Damion Henry topped the Blue Diamond burpees challenge; Dionne Sicard was the winner in the WATA sit-up challenge; and long-time Fit 4 Lifer Faith Browne won both the Jamaica Moves jumping jacks and Fit 4 Life squat challenges.

At the end of a very gruelling session, Jennifer Hart Creary and her team of masseuses made sure that participants went home quite relaxed.

WEEK TWO

Week Two of Fit 4 Life’s Season 3, Fit in 5, takes place this Saturday, September 28, at the NWC Sports Complex, Mona Road, St Andrew.

Hosted by Body By Kurt, it will feature Grandmaster Byran, Mad Andru, Chelsha, and Kevin.

Follow Fit 4 Life on The Gleaner’s social-media platforms Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and on The Gleaner’s website using the hashtag #fit4lifeja to see where we will be next.

For 12 weeks, Season 3 of The Gleaner’s health and fitness initiative, themed ‘Fit in 5’, will roll out at different locations across Jamaica, starting at 6:30 a.m., featuring free boot camp-style workouts, lifestyle and fitness tips, challenges to win great prizes, demonstrations and samplings from sponsors and partners, full-body massages, health checks, and a host of other exciting things.

Everyone is invited to come out each week, free of charge, as The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life team journeys with Jamaica to a healthier, fitter life.

Check out the Health and Fitness section every Wednesday in The Gleaner and at www.jamaica-gleaner.com for all you need to know to be Fit 4 Life.

For more details, email yourhealth@gleanerjm.com.