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Fit 4 Life | Flexing with FLOW

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Instructor Kevin Stuppart cheers on Mary Dick during the obstacle course.
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at FLOW Flex Gym, FLOW headquarters, St Andrew, on Saturday.
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at FLOW Flex Gym, FLOW headquarters, St Andrew, on Saturday.
Team Gleaner Goodie Goodie was quite determined in the obstacle course challenge.
Team Awesome Trailblazers were not giving up in the obstacle course challenge.
Alteman Pryce gave it his all in the WATA challenge.
Joan Thompson was quite determined to complete the obstacle course.
Ruth Howard showed her fitness on the obstacle course.
Candace Lorne was all grit in the tyre flip challenge.
Alteman Pryce gave it his all in the WATA challenge.
Once again, Gavin Francis won the WATA challenge.
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at FLOW Flex Gym, FLOW headquarters, St Andrew, on Saturday.
Ahon Gray made light of the obstacle course.
Trecia McGowan taking on the WATA challenge.
Team Tech Ops on the go the obstacle course challenge.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at FLOW Flex Gym, FLOW headquarters, St Andrew, on Saturday.
Dance instructor Joe Harris taking it from old school into the latest dance moves.
Ruth Howard and Sade (centre) accepts her winning prizes from the WATA, Fit 4 Life and Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk teams.
Team Steppas powering through the obstacle course challenge.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at FLOW Flex Gym, FLOW headquarters, St Andrew, on Saturday.
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at FLOW Flex Gym, FLOW headquarters, St Andrew, on Saturday.
Team Blue accepting their gift baskets from Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk for winning the obstacle course challenge.
Participants at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event at FLOW Flex Gym, FLOW headquarters, St Andrew, on Saturday.
Team Blue accepting their gift baskets from WATA for winning the obstacle course challenge.
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The rain could not stop the fitness enthusiasts from turning out Saturday morning for The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life stop at the FLOW Flex Gym, as we joined the staff of the telecommunications company for a rigorous workout session.

Fitness instructors Kurt Dunn, Kevin Stuppart, and Marvin Gordon energised the participants, as they took them through warm up, aerobics, and straight into the obstacle course, before dance instructor Joe Harris amped up the energy level with a routine from old school into the latest dance moves.

The team obstacle challenge was up next as Team Blue, Gleaner Goodie Goodie, Steppas, G Stars, Tech Ops, and Awesome Trailblazers raced against the clock to see who could complete the series of obstacles in the quickest time.

In the end, Team Blue dominated the seven-obstacle course in a time of 1:10.36 seconds, with Steppas in second place with a time of 1:25.83.

And it still wasn't over.

Energy levels were still running high, as there were several takers for the WATA and tyre flip challenges.

In the WATA challenge, Ruth Howard and Sade tied to win the female category in 52 seconds, while Fit 4 Life long-time supporter and serial winner, Gavin Francis, won in the men's category in 37 seconds.

In the tyre flip challenge, Narine Thomas won in the female category, and Ahon Gray was the champion man.

Winners earned prizes such as: a phone and phone credit from FLOW, gift baskets from sponsors Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk and WATA, membership to Life Fit Training Centre, Fit 4 Life water bottles, and Gleaner-branded merchandise.

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

Participants enjoyed power shakes from Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk, and kept hydrated, thanks to WATA.

Big up to Flow Managing Director Stephen Price, and fitness instructors Kevin and Kurt.

Check out the highlights from Saturday's event.

This Saturday, December 16, is Fit 4 Life's Season One Grand Finale. It will be Extreme Boot Camp at the Life Fit Training Centre, 153/4 Red Hills Road, St Andrew.

Fitness instructors Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn and Marvin Gordon have planned the ultimate circuit boot camp that will include tyre flip, box jump, battle rope, sled push, running with resistance band, weights routine, dance cool down with Joe Harris, and, of course, fitness challenges.

So, are you up to the challenge?

Be there for the surprises we have planned, and find out who is the winner of Fit 4 Life's 12-Week Lifestyle Fitness Challenge.

Come join us as we journey with Jamaica to a fitter life.

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

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