Fit 4 Life | Longville Park residents took on the challenge
As The Gleaner's Fit4Life team continued on its journey with Jamaica to a fitter life, early Saturday morning we headed to the Longville Park Community Centre in Longville Park, Clarendon, to work out with the residents.
Fit4Life's fitness coach, Marvin Gordon, and co-host Amashika Lorne took the young and old, fit and not so fit through a series of exercises - from warm-up to intense to cool down - for about an hour. Each participant was determined to muscle through every exercise routine Gordon set for them, some taking time out when it got too intense, but eventually got right back into it.
When it was done, some dropped to the ground, sweat-soaked after a full-body workout session.
The power shakes provided by sponsors Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk were more than welcome to give back some energy. As were the refreshing bottles of water from sponsor Wata.
For their gallant efforts, several residents were presented with gifts, such as Kamp Kamila Fitness gift packages, Fit4Life T-shirts and Gleaner-branded merchandise. Participants also got handouts with nutrition tips, courtesy of Fit4Life.
Hats off to the Longville Park residents, Jamaica Moves team members and members of the Longville Park football team who came out.
[Check out the photos from Saturday's Longville Park event above and click on the video link for highlights http://videos.jamaica-gleaner.com/videos/video.php?id=2750]
This Saturday, The Gleaner's Fit4Life team will take you on the Body By Kurt experience, which will feature the 'Body By Kurt FitMix - Three-The-Hard-Way'. This will include dance aerobics, body sculpting, and good old '70s and '80s aerobics - not to mention the fitness tests and challenges. So join us at 23 Haining Road, New Kingston, at 6:30 am this Saturday, October 28.
Over the next eight weeks, look out for The Gleaner's Fit4Life team coming your way on a Saturday morning. Come join us as we partner together to help Jamaica become a healthier society.
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