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Fit 4 Life | To Jacks Hill it was with the St Matthew’s Walkers

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team working out with the St Matthew's Walkers and residents at the Jacks Hill Community Centre in St Andrew.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team, St Matthew's Walkers, Jamaica Cancer Society team and residents of Jacks Hill, St Andrew walking the hill.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team, St Matthew's Walkers, Jamaica Cancer Society team and residents of Jacks Hill, St Andrew walking the hill.
Five brave women took on one of of the challenges during The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Jacks Hill Community Centre in St Andrew on Saturday.
The youngsters were out representing. Tyla Campbell (second left) and Kristine Edwards receive their prizes for winning a Fit 4 Life challenge from Sherida Cohen, brand manager of Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk; Rainford Wint (second right), The Gleaner's Sales Manager for print; and The Gleaner's fitness coach Marvin Gordon at the Jacks Hill Community Centre.
Sampling products from Chas E Ramson, made with Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team at the Jacks Hill Community Centre in St Andrew.
Bruce Kidner (second left), second-place winner of the men's pushup challenge collecting his prize from (from left) Yulit Gordon, executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, The Gleaner's Amashika Lorne and Fit 4 Life's fitness coach Marvin Gordon.
Taking on one of the men's Fit 4 Life weight challenges. From left: Julian Spence, Tyrese Small and Zachary Spence from the Jacks Hill community in St Andrew.
Young Tyla Campbell was in the thick of things at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life workout session at the Jacks Hill Community Centre in St Andrew
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life and St Matthew's Walkers event on Saturday at the Jacks Hill Community Centre in St Andrew.
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life and St Matthew's Walkers event on Saturday at the Jacks Hill Community Centre in St Andrew.
Carol Douglas (left), Kristine Edwards (centre) and Fiona Black taking on one of the women's Fit 4 Life weight challenges.
It was down to the wire for these women in this Fit 4 Life challenge.
Sampling products from Chas E Ramson, made with Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk.
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On Saturday, The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team journeyed to the cool hills of Jacks Hill in St Andrew to walk the steep incline with the St Matthew's Walkers and residents of the community. We were also joined by Yulit Gordon, executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society.

Yet again, it was not for the faint of heart, as the group truly worked those leg muscles, taking on the hilly terrain in the early hours of the morning.

After an hour, it was back to the Jacks Hill Community Centre for cool down and treats from sponsor Chas E. Ramson, made from their products Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk.

But the rest period wasn't for long, as Fit 4 Life's fitness coach Marvin Gordon took participants through a series demanding upper body and abs workouts, followed by stretches and cool down.

Then it was right into the exercise and fitness challenges, where the fittest of the fit won several prizes courtesy of The Gleaner and our sponsors.

Check out the highlights from Saturday's Jacks Hill event.

This Saturday, The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team will travel to the Hope Pastures Park in Hope Pastures, St Andrew, to work out with the residents of the community and guests. Come out at 7:00 a.m. for an intense exercise session to get your heart pumping. Just what you need to start your day.

Over the next 10 weeks, look out for The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team coming your way on a Saturday morning. Come join us as we journey to a fitter life.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and tag your posts with #fit4lifeja

Email: marvin.gordon@physiqueandfunction.com; yourhealth@gleanerjm.com