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Fit 4 Life | Sweet movements from the energy kings

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Season 2 Tuff Enuff fourth event with Sweet Energy Fitness Club on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Jessie Ripoll Primary School, 26 South Camp Road, St Andrew.
The Fire Side team, winner of the battle rope challenge, accepting their prizes from fitness coach Marvin Gordon (left) and marketing officer Tiyba Wilson from The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life.
The Raging Kings won the shuttle run. Presenting them with their prizes are fitness coach Marvin Gordon (left), Suwannee Caine, head of marketing and sponsorship (second right) and marketing officer Tiyba Wilson from The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life.
The Whip It team won the tyre flip challenge. Making the presentation are fitness coach Marvin Gordon (left) and marketing officer Tiyba Wilson from The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life.
Sweet Energy's Robert 'Astro' Whyte running the boot camp.
Fit 4 Lifers going through the circuit boot camp.
Working it with the tyre lift.
Fit 4 Life participants getting their nutrition and exercise handouts from The Gleaner booth.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life sponsor, Chas E Ramson, had the powershakes ready for participants.
Sweet Energy fitness coach Robert 'Astro' Whyte was drill sergeant on the sit up fitness enthusiasts.
Fit 4 Life participants cooling down with Sweet Energy.
The Fire Side team beating the battle rope.
Fit 4 Lifer George Thorpe doing the ammo squat.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants
The Raging Kings raced against the clock in the shuttle run challenge.
The Whip It team powering through the tyre flip challenge.
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It neva normal Saturday morning, as the Sweet Energy Fitness Club worked The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants to a frazzle. Wow! Just wow!

Fitness coaches Robert 'Astro' Whyte and #livewire MC Sheena-Kay and the Sweet Energy team had an intense boot camp lined up for the scores of fitness enthusiasts who came out to the Jessie Ripoll Primary School in St Andrew.

High energy warm-up led straight into the boot camp circuit - water bottle squat, shuttle between cones, burpees, reverse jumping jacks, sit ups, mountain climb, stick jumping jacks, ammo squats and tyre lift.

Everyone was sweating buckets just halfway into the circuits.

And at the end of it, there was still more.

The challenges.

Four teams - Fire Side, Raging King, Whip It, and Sue Dem - put on their game face for the three challenges - battle rope, tyre flip and shuttle run.

Raging King won the shuttle run, Fire Side won the battle rope, and Whip It took home the prize in the tyre flip.

Team members earned prizes such as World Cup Football Finals Breakfast for two at Oasis on the Oxford; gift baskets from sponsor Chas E. Ramson; gift baskets from GraceKennedy; one month membership with the TrainFit Club; Fit 4 Life gift bags, T-shirts, and water bottles.

Everyone enjoyed power shakes made with Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk.

This was the fourth event in Season 2 of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Tuff Enuff Challenge.

Week Five takes place on Saturday, July 21, with the TrainFit Club at the In Motion Gym at Shortwood Teachers College, 77 Shortwood Road, St Andrew.

With eight events to go, everyone is invited to come out to each of the Saturday-morning bootcamps, free of cost, as The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team journeys with Jamaica to a healthy, fitter life.

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and The Gleaner's website to see where we will be next - #fit4lifeja

Each week - starting at 6:30 a.m. - will feature bootcamp-style workouts, lifestyle and fitness tips, challenges to win great prizes, free medical checks from sponsor Medical Associates, and demonstrations and samplings from other sponsors and partners.

For 12 weeks, the Fit 4 Life team will condition and prepare participants to take the ultimate Tuff Enuff Challenge - 10 intense obstacle courses arranged in three supersets - on Saturday, September 8.

The question is: are you Tuff Enuff? Let's find out.

For more details or to enter the challenge, email: yourhealth@gleanerjm.com.