Sat | Dec 16, 2017

Fit 4 Life | Definitely some sweet, sweet energy

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life boot camp with Sweet Energy Fitness Club at Jacaranda Homes in Inswood, St Catherine on Saturday.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Members of the Sweet Energy Fitness club and The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Gregory Brown made the hammer drill challenge look like it was nothing.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Gavin Francis (centre) does it again. For the third straight week he won the top challenge, now taking home a phone and credit courtesy of FLOW. Presenting the prize is fitness coach Marvin Gordon. At left is Lisa Findley of Jacaranda Homes in Innswood, St Catherine.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Winner in the female category Abi Matthews taking on the battle rope challenge.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Sandra Burton taking on the tyre pull challenge.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Trecia Casselle (second left) accepts her Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk basket for winning the tyre pull challenge.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Sweet Energy Fitness instructor Robert Whyte takes participants through the boot camp routine.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life boot camp with Sweet Energy Fitness Club at Jacaranda Homes in Inswood, St Catherine on Saturday.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life boot camp with Sweet Energy Fitness Club at Jacaranda Homes in Inswood, St Catherine on Saturday.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Lisa Findley (second left) and the Jacaranda residents going through the battle rope circuit.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Winner Gavin Francis taking the battle rope challenge.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Female winner in the hammer drill challenge, Otenza Larmond (second left) earns a Gleaner Fit 4 Life water bottle from marketing officer Amashika Lorne. Also pictured are members of the Sweet Energy Fitness Club.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life boot camp with Sweet Energy Fitness Club at Jacaranda Homes in Inswood, St Catherine on Saturday.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Sweet Energy Fitness dance instructor Junior Endevarous had everyone doing all the latest dance moves.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life boot camp with Sweet Energy Fitness Club at Jacaranda Homes in Inswood, St Catherine on Saturday.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life boot camp with Sweet Energy Fitness Club at Jacaranda Homes in Inswood, St Catherine on Saturday.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life boot camp with Sweet Energy Fitness Club at Jacaranda Homes in Inswood, St Catherine on Saturday.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life boot camp with Sweet Energy Fitness Club at Jacaranda Homes in Inswood, St Catherine on Saturday.
Lionel Rookwood/Photographer Participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life boot camp with Sweet Energy Fitness Club at Jacaranda Homes in Inswood, St Catherine on Saturday.
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Talk about sweet energy! Wow! The Sweet Energy Fitness Club definitely knows how to energise a workout session and keep participants high on adrenaline, with a series of full-body exercises that worked you to the core.

On Saturday at Jacaranda Homes in Innswood, St Catherine, the six-member Sweet Energy team, headed by director Anthony Kepple, was in no play play mood, as their circuit-series boot camp truly tested each participant's fitness level.

The boot camp entailed a series of workouts, from the warm-up laps, straight into the circuit that included cardio, tyre flip, multiple abs works, travel push up, jump rope, weight squats, medicine ball flip, battle rope, and more.

Fitness instructor Robert Whyte kept the hearts and adrenaline pumping.

And it still wasn't over. Dance instructor Junior Endevarous took participants through all the latest high-energy dance moves that worked every muscle.

After participants flopped to the floor from the adrenaline crash, Fit 4 Life sponsors Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk re-energised everyone with their delicious and nutritious power shakes.

Throughout the morning, everyone kept hydrated, thanks to Fit 4 Life sponsor, WATA.

 

Test-your-fitness-level challenges

 

The break wasn't for long, as three gruelling test-your-fitness-level challenges were next - the battle rope challenge, tyre pull challenge and the hammer drill challenge.

Wow! Those were some challenges! And the challengers were determined to give it their all for the many prizes up for grabs.

The fittest of the fit earned prizes such as: a phone and phone credit from FLOW, gift baskets from sponsors Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk, Fit 4 Life T-Shirts and water bottles, and Gleaner-branded merchandise.

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

Nuff respect to Lisa Findley, Kepple and the Sweet Energy Fitness team.

Check out the highlights from Saturday's event.

This Saturday, December 2, the Fit 4 Life team heads to Central Village in Spanish Town, St Catherine, to work out with the residents. Come join us at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre at 6:30 a.m., as fitness coach Marvin Gordon takes you through a series of effective, full-body exercises.

Over the next three 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

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