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Have fun, get fit

Published:Sunday | August 30, 2015 | 8:02 PMRandy Bowman

 

If you're like me, working out in the gym is the worst thing ever. No offence, but I find it dull and boring. My colleagues and relatives will tell you that I shudder at the very thought.

But of late, quite a few fitness centres have been taking a fresh approach to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Flair made a brief stop at TrainFit Club for a chat with personal trainer Stokely Rose for an update on the innovative ways they are encouraging persons like myself to work out.

Outdoor madness - weekly boot camp

For three days a week, the fitness gurus meet at Reach Academy, Millsbourogh as early as 5:15 a.m. to engage in an intense routine that targets the entire body for an hour. Though not for the faint of heart, anyone serious about a healthy lifestyle is welcome. With unconventional uses of tyres, water bottles and sand bags to do hill sprints, drills, aerobics all outdoors-on most occasions in a group, perfect for team training.

Come run before the sun - run club

A three-month programme that encourages workout enthusiasts to run as the name suggests every Friday and Tuesday, before the sun is out. And don't be fooled, it is not limited to a track, a 2k sand training is involved.

Take a hike

With three major hikes - summer excursion and treasure hunt, moonlight hike and bonfire and the Fitmas hike and treasure hunt - it is difficult to remain a fat potato. Spread throughout the year, the hikes are family events with a more relaxed vibe and the upcoming one moonlight hike and bonfire will take place in October in the form of a 5k walk followed by bon fire by the river close to the Tru- Juice orchids. Entertainment will follow while persons are encouraged to lyme and enjoy the performance of drummers, wine and other healthy food tasting under the stars.

For more information visit the TrainFit Club Facebook page for further information.randy.bowman@gleanerjm.com