Sat | Dec 16, 2017

Fit 4 Life | High intensity, high energy in Central Village

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 9:53 PM
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre, Central Village, St Catherine on Saturday
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre, Central Village, St Catherine on Saturday
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre, Central Village, St Catherine on Saturday
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre, Central Village, St Catherine on Saturday
Enjoying refreshing WATA at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre, Central Village, St Catherine on Saturday
Dwight Peccoo (right) and participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre, Central Village, St Catherine on Saturday
Doreen Samuels easily won the WATA challenge in 45 seconds.
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre, Central Village, St Catherine on Saturday
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre, Central Village, St Catherine on Saturday
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre, Central Village, St Catherine on Saturday
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre, Central Village, St Catherine on Saturday
From right: Nicholas Thomas, Garcia Ferguson and Ahon Gray taking the Static Hold challenge.
Donna Lowe, Fit 4 Life, longstanding supporter wins the circuit aerobics challenge with ease.
Dwight Peccoo (centre), president of the Central Village Benevolent Society and secretary Simone Richards (third right) showing off their Fit 4 Life gifts. Sharing in the moment are from left: Rainford Wint, Gleaner sales manager; and the Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk team: brand managers Ashleigh Gardner and Sherida Cohen, and Abygayle Stephens.
Dance instructor Joe Harris cooling down participants with a routine of all the latest dance moves.
Dance instructor Joe Harris cooling down participants with a routine of all the latest dance moves.
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre, Central Village, St Catherine on Saturday
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre, Central Village, St Catherine on Saturday
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre, Central Village, St Catherine on Saturday
Nicholas Thomas (centre) accepts his Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk basket for winning the Static Hold challenge. Sharing in the moment are from left: Rainford Wint, Gleaner sales manager; and the Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk team: brand managers Ashleigh Gardner and Sherida Cohen, and Abygayle Stephens; and Fit 4 Life fitness coach Marvin Gordon.
Donna Lowe (centre) accepts her Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk basket for winning the circuit aerobics challenge. Sharing in the moment are from left: Rainford Wint, Gleaner sales manager; and the Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk team: brand managers Ashleigh Gardner and Sherida Cohen, and Abygayle Stephens.
Abi Matthews taking the WATA challenge.
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The residents of Central Village in St Catherine came out early Saturday morning to join The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life team and guests for a workout session that was high intensity and high energy.

Fitness coach Marvin Gordon took the gathering at the Central Village Multi-Purpose Centre through a boot camp circuit that had participants stopping to catch their breath and digging deep for the stamina to power through.

Legs, abs, core, arms, cardio...the boot camp circuit worked every muscle in the body and truly tested your fitness level.

At the end of it, dance instructor Joe Harris took everyone through a routine of all the latest moves to cool down, which really reenergised.

During the break, power shakes from sponsor Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk were quite welcoming.

Of course, WATA, another sponsor, kept everyone hydrated throughout the morning with cases of water.

Yet, it still wasn’t over, as Gordon had three hard challenges lined up for participants to win some great prizes – WATA, Static Hold and the circuit Aerobics challenges.

Winners 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.

Big up to Dwight Peccoo, president of the Central Village Benevolent Society and secretary Simone Richards, as well as the residents of Central Village.

Check out the highlights from Saturday’s event.

This Saturday, December 9, the Fit 4 Life team will join the staff at FLOW. Starting at 6:30 am, instructors Kurt, Kevin and Marvin will take participants through a series of workouts that will include aerobics, obstacle courses, weights and abs circuits, and challenges.

Over the next two 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.

By the way, we are two weeks away from the end of Fit 4 Life’s season one. You don’t want to miss the ‘Grand Finale: Extreme Boot Camp’ on Saturday, December 16 at the Life Fit Training Centre, 15 3/4 Red Hills Road, St Andrew. Be there for the surprises we have planned, and find out who is the winner of the 12-Week Lifestyle Fitness Challenge.

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

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