Wed | Dec 11, 2019

Fit 4 Life | It was track and field circuit training with TrainFit

Published:Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:23 AM
Faith Browne (right) won the Blue Diamond Almond Milk basket in the weighted burpees challenge.
Faith Browne (right) won the Blue Diamond Almond Milk basket in the weighted burpees challenge.
The Hola Flip Ball challenge was won by Trudy-Ann Johnson, who took home the Foska Oats gift basket
The Hola Flip Ball challenge
The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life Season 3’s ‘Fit in 5’ seventh event with TrainFit Wellness Club at Calabar High School, Red Hills Road, St Andrew on Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Foska Oats and Elle & Vire energising Fit 4 Lifers
Sponsors Caribbean Choice and JP’s St Mary’s treating Fit 4 Lifers
Fit 4 Lifers getting a full body workout
Fit 4 Lifers getting a full body workout
Fit 4 Lifers getting a full-body workout
Fit 4 Lifers take on cone drills
Hurdles and sprint for Fit 4 Lifers
Hurdles and sprint for Fit 4 Lifers
The hurdles drills had Fit 4 Lifers sweating
Hurdles and sprint for Fit 4 Lifers
It was cardio and dance aerobics time.
Cool down and stretching after an intense bootcamp
Cooldown and stretching after an intense boot camp
Oneil Wallace won the Fit 4 Life Hurdle Drills challenge
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Stokely Rose and his TrainFit Wellness team took Fit 4 Lifers through an intense five-circuit boot camp on Saturday, on the tracks of Calabar High School on Red Hills Road, St Andrew.

Cardio/dance aerobics, full-body training, hurdles and sprints, middle- and long-distance drills, and a boxing/back-to-basics circuit were part of the extreme early morning session for The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life’s seventh event of Season 3’s Fit in 5.

Trainers Rose, Craig Sewell, Terron Brown, Errol Messiah, Ian Darby, Collel Hogg, Tarique Blackwood, Lacrisha Smalling, Shavar McFarlane, and Andrew Henry showed the over 300 fitness enthusiasts no mercy, leaving everyone drenched in sweat with muscles aching at the end of the two-hour session.

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 were on hand to replenish everyone’s energy.

Of course, what’s a Fit 4 Life boot camp without challenges for the winners to take home great prizes?

In the Hoola flip ball challenge, Trudy-Ann Johnson took home the Foska Oats gift basket; Simone Spaulding won the GK Money gift basket in the punch ball challenge; Ronai Clarke won the Eden Gardens gift certificate for the shuttle cone challenge; Oneil Wallace won the Fit 4 Life hurdle drills challenge; and Faith Browne won the Blue Diamond Almond Milk basket in the weighted burpees challenge.

SWEET ENERGY AT JESSIE

This Saturday, November 9, the Fit 4 Life team heads to Jessie Ripoll Primary School with the Sweet Energy Fitness Club for a gruelling bootcamp, starting at 6:30 am.

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 am, featuring free boot camp-style workouts, lifestyle and fitness tips, challenges to win great prizes, demonstrations and samplings from sponsors and partners, and 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 jamaica-gleaner.com for all you need to know to be Fit 4 Life.

For more details email: yourhealth@gleanerjm.com.