Sat | Nov 18, 2017

Fit 4 Life | It was indeed Outdoor Madness with TrainFit

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton shows how serious he is.
Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton dukes it out with this youngster.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants at the Trainfit Club's Outdoor Madness, boxing fitness with Sakima Mullings, and self-defence with Master Arthur Barrows on Saturday, November 11, at In Motion Gym, Shortwood Teachers' College, St Andrew.
Master Arthur Barrows, president of the Jamaica Taekwon-Do Association, taking The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants through a series of self-defence lessons.
Master Arthur Barrows, president of the Jamaica Taekwon-Do Association, taking The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants through a series of self-defence lessons.
Master Arthur Barrows, president of the Jamaica Taekwon-Do Association, taking The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants through a series of self-defence lessons.
Master Arthur Barrows, president of the Jamaica Taekwon-Do Association, taking The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants through a series of self-defence lessons.
Enjoying hot, delicious bowls of sponsor Foska Oats’ new line of instance porridge, available in various flavours, as well as packets of Blue Diamond Almond, another sponsor.
Enjoying hot, delicious bowls of sponsor Foska Oats’ new line of instance porridge, available in various flavours, as well as packets of Blue Diamond Almond, another sponsor.
Enjoying hot, delicious bowls of sponsor Foska Oats’ new line of instance porridge, available in various flavours, as well as packets of Blue Diamond Almond, another sponsor. Refreshing bottles of WATA also kept everyone going.
Ryon Jones gave it all he got in the obstacle boot camp challenge.
Contender champion Sakima Mullings and The Gleaner's fitness coach Marvin Gordon went at it.
Contender champion Sakima Mullings giving boxing lessons.
Contender champion Sakima Mullings giving this youngster boxing lessons.
This participant is taking the obstacle boot camp challenge.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Faith Browne made a breeze of the boxing challenge.
Winners of the tyre challenge Bruce Williams (second left) and Gavin Francis (second right) getting their prizes from Stokely Rose (left) from TrainFit Club; Sherida Cohen (centre), brand manager of Chas E. Ramson – Foska Oats & Blue Diamond Almond Milk and The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life fitness coach, Marvin Gordon.
Winner of the cardio challenge, Ishcah Browne (centre), getting her Active fitness band, courtesy of Asafa Powell, from TrainFit's Stokely Rose (right) and Marvin Gordon from The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life.
Winner of the legs, thighs and core challenge, Rajae Morgan (right), getting his prizes from Marvin Gordon from The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life.
Faith Browne made a breeze of the boxing challenge.
From left: The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life fitness coach, Marvin Gordon; TrainFit Club's Stokely Rose; Chas E. Ramson brand manager, Sherida Cohen; Contender champion Sakima Mullings; and Gleaner sales manager, Rainford Wint.
Winner of the boxing challenge, Faith Browne (centre), is all smiles with her FLOW phone and The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life T-shirt. Also pictured are boxing champion Sakima Mullings (third left); Sherida Cohen (second right), brand manager of Chas E. Ramson; Amashika Lorne (third right), Gleaner's marketing officer and Marvin Gordon (second left), The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life fitness coach. Members of Sakima's boxing team join in for the presentation.
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If you missed Saturday morning's Outdoor Madness with The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team and the TrainFit Club, then you definitely missed one of the best workouts of your life.

Fitness guru Stokely Rose and the TrainFit crew weren't kidding when they promised that it was going to be the workout of all workouts to truly test your fitness level.

And that they did.

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton led the charge of the full-house crew, including teams from Jamaica Moves, Body By Kurt, UCT Steppas, and countless others at the In Motion Gym at Shortwood Teachers' College, St Andrew.

Following the warm-up session, it was straight into the 'Outdoor Madness' - a four-series boot camp circuit, which featured: leg, chest and core with fitness trainer Chilly Peart from In Motion Gym; boxing fitness with Contender champion Sakima Mullings and team; intense cardio with fitness trainer Morgan Howell from TrainFit Club; and an obstacle boot camp with the man himself, Stokely Rose.

Master Arthur Barrows, president of the Jamaica Taekwon-Do Association, then took the full turnout of participants through a series of self-defence lessons.

And yet it still wasn't over.

Four intense challenges from each of the circuits in the Outdoor Madness were up next, with some great prizes up for grabs.

Challenge winners earned prizes such as Active fitness band from Asafa Powell, a phone and phone credits from FLOW, gift baskets from sponsors Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk, Fit 4 Life T-shirts, Jamaica Moves T-shirts, free health evaluation from Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, TrainFit membership, and Gleaner-branded merchandise.

Indeed, the Gleaner's Fit 4 Life fitness coach Marvin Gordon had promised that at the end of the morning session everyone would have to crawl to their car, and he and the TrainFit team and special guests really kept that promise.

Throughout the morning, participants guzzled endless bottles of water, courtesy of Fit 4 Life sponsor, WATA.

And the hot, delicious bowls of sponsor Foska Oats' new line of instant porridge, available in various flavours, were more than welcome, as were the packets of Blue Diamond Almond, another sponsor.

Participants also got handouts with nutrition and exercise tips, courtesy of Fit 4 Life.

The TrainFit Club certainly knows how to work every inch of your body. Double thumbs up to Stokely and crew.

This Saturday, November 18, The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team heads back to the Life Fit Training Centre at 15 3/4 Red Hills Road, St Andrew, for 'SweatFest' aerobics with Olympian Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn and team. Join us at 6:30 a.m.

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