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Fit 4 Life | Getting fit with Sweatfest

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:12 AM
Participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Sweatfest with aerobics instructor O.J. O'Gilvie at the Life Fit Training Centre on Saturday.
Participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Sweatfest with aerobics instructor O.J. O'Gilvie at the Life Fit Training Centre on Saturday.
Participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Sweatfest with aerobics instructor O.J. O'Gilvie at the Life Fit Training Centre on Saturday.
Gavin Francis racing against the clock in the WATA challenge, sponsor of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life.
Aerobics instructor O.J. O'Gilvie had the moves
From left: Fitness coach Marvin Gordon; Mary Dick, Gleaner HR Services assistant manager; LeVaughn Flynn, co-owner Life Fit Training Centre; Amashika Lorne, Gleaner marketing officer; and Rainford Wint, Gleaner sales manager.
Faith Browne (right) earns a one month Life Fit membership from co-owner Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, after winning the leg work challenge.
Gavin Francis (centre) proudly earns an Active fitness band courtesy of Asafa Powell, after winning the WATA challenge. Presenting the prize is fitness coach Marvin Gordon (left) and LeVaughn Flynn, co-owner Life Fit Training Centre.
Ahon Gray (right) wins a gift basket from Chas E. Ramson brand manager, Sherida Cohen. Sharing in the moment is Rainford Wint, Gleaner sales manager.
Replacing the energy with a power shake from Foska Oat and Blue Diamond Almond Milk, sponsor of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Sweatfest at the Life Fit Training Centre, 15 3/4 Red Hills Road, St Andrew, with aerobics instructor O.J. O'Gilvie on Saturday
Ajani Domville racing against the clock in the WATA challenge, sponsor of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life.
Teino Evans racing against the clock in the WATA challenge, sponsor of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life.
Latoya Thompson Hall (centre) earns a gift basket from Chas E. Ramson brand manager, Sherida Cohen. Sharing in the moment is fitness coach, Marvin Gordon.
Participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Sweatfest with aerobics instructor O.J. O'Gilvie at the Life Fit Training Centre on Saturday.
The ladies are about to take on fitness coach Marvin Gordon's leg work challenge.
Participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Sweatfest with aerobics instructor O.J. O'Gilvie at the Life Fit Training Centre on Saturday.
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Aerobics instructor O.J. O'Gilvie ensured that it was a real Sweatfest on Saturday at the Life Fit Training Centre, as he took The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team and guests through a heart-pumping routine that worked every muscle and had everyone sweating from head to toe.

In fact, participants got no mercy from O.J., fitness guru Juliet Cuthbert Flynn or fitness coach Marvin Gordon, who took turns giving everyone a well-deserved workout, from warm-up to high-impact aerobics, and straight into the challenges.

It was a race against the clock for the WATA challenge, the fittest of the fit for the legwork challenge and who could keep up in the mix-it-up body weight challenge.

In the end, the winners earned prizes such as: an Active fitness band from Asafa Powell, gift baskets from sponsors Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk, Fit 4 Life T-shirts, free health evaluation from Advantage Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Life Fit membership, and Gleaner-branded merchandise.

Throughout the morning, participants kept hydrated, thanks to Fit 4 Life sponsor WATA, and had their energy renewed with power shakes, courtesy of sponsors Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk.

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

Big up to personal trainer O.J. O'Gilvie for a real Sweatfest and Fit 4 Life partner Life Fit Training Centre, operated by the dynamic husband and wife team, LeVaughn and Juliet Cuthbert Flynn.

Check out the highlights from Saturday's event.

This Saturday, November 25, it's boot camp with Sweet Energy Fitness at Jacaranda Homes, Innswood, St Catherine. Come join The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team at 6:30 a.m.

Over the next four 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

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