Thu | Nov 23, 2017

Fit 4 Life | Longville Park residents took on the challenge

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Participants at The Gleaner’s Fit4Life event at Longville Park Community Centre, Longville Park in Clarendon on Saturday.
Longville Park footballers warming up at The Gleaner’s Fit4Life event at Longville Park Community Centre, Longville Park in Clarendon on Saturday.
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit4Life event at Longville Park Community Centre.
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit4Life event at Longville Park Community Centre.
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit4Life event at Longville Park Community Centre.
Kirkland Jackson, a resident of Longville Park, accepts a Fit4Life T-shirt from Marvin Gordon, fitness coach, at The Gleaner's Fit4Life event at Longville Park Community Centre in Clarendon on Saturday.
Cecelia Campbell-Livingston (left), Longville Park resident, watches as her neighbour goes through the rounds.
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit4Life event at Longville Park Community Centre.
This participant shows age is just a number when it’s time to get fit at The Gleaner’s Fit4Life event at Longville Park Community Centre, Longville Park in Clarendon on Saturday.
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit4Life event at Longville Park Community Centre.
Enjoying the treats provided by sponsors Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk at The Gleaner's Fit4Life event at the Longville Park Community Centre in Clarendon.
Cecelia Campbell-Livingston (centre), Longville Park resident, accepts goodies from The Gleaner's Fit4Life team representatives Amashika Lorne and Marvin Gordon.
Stephen Stephenson, captain of of the Longville Park football team, accepts his gift of a Gleaner-branded bag from The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life representative Amashika Lorne.
From left: Dolcie Morrison, Arissa Beckford and Elizabeth Francis receive prizes from Kamp Kamila from The Gleaner's Fit4Life fitness coach Marvin Gordon.
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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.

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

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