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Fit 4 Life | Getting fit with yoga wellness

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Holding the Warrior 3 pose
Yoga Wellness was a big hit with Raynes ‘Muscle Man Becky’ Beckford
Jo-Hanna Taylor teaching the proper way to do yoga
Roal Nicholas won the Low to High Boat challenge
Yoga Wellness with Fit 4 Life
Yoga Wellness with The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life
Yoga Wellness with The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life
Yoga Wellness with The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life
Left: Kiddies yoga was part of Saturday’s Fit 4 Life.
Yoga Wellness with The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life
The females competing in the Warrior 3 challenge
Jevaneish Jonas topped the Tree Pose challenge.
Yoga Wellness with The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life
Head of Yoga Wellness, Jo-Hanna Taylor, showing Fit 4 Life participants a yoga pose.

“This was my first time doing yoga and I will definitely do it again. It’s a good addition to Fit 4 Life. I would really want it to be a permanent part of the programme,” noted Raynes ‘Muscle Man Becky’ Beckford, who has been a Fit 4 Lifer since Season 1.

Early Saturday morning, scores of eager participants poured into the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa on Lady Musgrave Road for the yoga experience, a new element of Fit 4 Life – The Gleaner’s health and fitness initiative now in its third year.

And it was a big hit.

Jo-Hanna Taylor and her Yoga Wellness team ran an amazing session, hosted in three areas – the Savannah and Emerald rooms, as well as a children’s yoga area on the pool deck.

For participant Sandra Henderson, it was over too soon.

“Wow, it’s over already? I could do this all morning,” she shared when the approximately one and half hour session came to an end, allowing participants to enjoy treats from sponsors Jamaica Moves, WATA, PowerAde, Foska Oats, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Milk, Elle & Vire, Caribbean Choice, Gustazos, Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa, JP St Mary’s, Medical Associates Hospital & Medical Centre, and GraceKennedy Money Services.

Of course, everyone was raring to go for the challenges to win great prizes.

In the end, Roal Nicholas won both the men’s Warrior 3 and Low to High Boat challenges; Arlette Robinson topped the female’s Warrior 3 and goddess sequence challenges; Jevaneish Jonas won the Tree Pose challenge; and the duo of Kelcia Christie and Nathaniel Wallace won the kiddies obstacle race challenge.


It’s track and field for week seven of Fit 4 Life with the TrainFit Wellness Club. Join us at 6:30 a.m .at Calabar High School on Red Hills Road, St Andrew, this Saturday, November 2.

Admission is free.

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

Until the grand finale on Saturday, December 7, 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, a full body massage, health checks, among a host of other exciting things.

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

Check out the Health section every Wednesday in The Gleaner and at for all you need to know to be Fit 4 Life.

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