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Fit 4 Life | Life Fit boot camp 'neva normal'

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Fit 4 Lifers stretching it out with personal trainer Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life fitness coach Marvin Gordon instructing participants how to properly use weights.
Fit 4 Lifer's powering through the cycle circuit.
It was a team work on the tyre flip.
Life Fit Training Centre's personal trainer Rushen Thomas taking Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants through the boot camp circuit.
Life Fit Training Centre's personal trainer Rushen Thomas taking Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants through the boot camp circuit.
Even the young wanted to get fit.
Partipants and partners gather for a group shot during The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Season 2 Tuff Enuff eighth event with Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn at Life Fit Training Centre, 15 3/4 Red Hills Road, St Andrew on Saturday, August 11.
It was first place for the Don't Quit team in the six-set obstacle course challenge. Presenting the prizes are LeVaughn Flynn (left), co-owner of Life Fit Training Centre; and Rainford Wint (right), Gleaner sales manager.
The Warriors team placed third in the six-set obstacle course challenge. Presenting the prizes are Chas E Ramson's Annalisa Norman (left); LeVaughn Flynn (centre), co-owner of Life Fit Training Centre; and Terry Wilson (right), Gleaner's assistant manager, Business Development and Marketing.
Fit 4 Life partner Shavuot International had a variety of natural teas for participants to sample.
The Linstead team finished second place in the six-set obstacle course challenge. Presenting the prizes are Jordon Harris (left), procurement manager for Shavuot International and Rainford Wint (right), Gleaner sales manager.
This young Fit 4 Lifer was quite curious about the battle rope.
Sampling goodies from GraceKennedy's Caribbean Choice.
Fit 4 Life participants getting their health and fitness handouts and complimentary newspaper from The Gleaner booth.
The Dun Dem team earned a prize for their effort in the six-set obstacle course challenge. Presenting the prizes are Jordon Harris (left), procurement manager for Shavuot International; Anthony Kepple (second right), head of Sweet Energy Fitness Club, and Terry Wilson (right), Gleaner's assistant manager, business development and marketing.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life sponsor Chas E. Ramson serving up power shakes made with Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk.
The Foska team was fourth in the six-set obstacle course challenge. Presenting the prizes are Jordon Harris (second right), procurement manager for Shavuot International; and Terry Wilson (right), Gleaner's assistant manager, business development and marketing.
Champs, the Don’t Quit team, work together on the sled push, one part of the six-set obstacle course challenge. Sweet Energy’s fitness coach Robert ‘Astro’ Whyte (left) played the role of drill sergeant.
How high can you jump? Personal trainer Robert 'Astro' Whyte wanted to find out.
Christopher Edwards on the monkey bar.
Ruth Howard made an easy task of the monkey bar.
Personal trainer Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn taking Fit 4 Lifers through cool down.
Sweet Energy's fitness coach Robert 'Astro' Whyte is a real drill sergeant.
Sweet Energy's fitness coach Robert 'Astro' Whyte counting down the battle rope challenge.
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The super intense six-set obstacle course challenge truly tested the fitness level of The Gleaner's Fit 4 Lifers on Saturday morning at Season Two's eighth event at the Life Fit Training Centre in St Andrew.

Sled push, 60 battle rope, agility ladder, 10 box jump, monkey bar and 15 burpees with push-ups were more than enough for the six two-member teams to prove if they were indeed Tuff Enuff. And drill sergeant Robert 'Astro' Whyte from the Sweet Energy Fitness Club did not ease up, as he pushed each person to their limit.

In the end, the Don't Quit team came out as the winner; Linstead team placed second; Warriors third; Foska was fourth; Jordan in fifth place and Dun Dem dropped out.

But none of the 12 challengers went home empty-handed, as everyone got a prize for taking on arguably the most intense challenge of the season.

They earned prizes such as gift bags from Shavuot International; gift baskets from sponsor Chas E. Ramson; gift baskets from GraceKennedy; one-month membership with Sweet Energy Fitness Club; one-month membership with Life Fit Training Centre; one month-membership with TrainFit Club; Fit 4 Life gift bags, T-shirts and water bottles.

Before the challenge, fitness guru Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn ran an extreme boot camp, with tyre flip, sled push, battle rope, box jump, agility ladder, sandbag twist, cycle, weights, and abs and leg workouts - a complete upper and lower body session.

Personal trainers LeVaughn Flynn, Rushen Thomas, and Marvin Gordon worked the complete circuit with Fit 4 Lifers, ensuring that everyone was performing the workouts properly.

Everyone enjoyed power shakes from sponsor Chas E. Ramson made with Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk, as well as delicious treats from partner GraceKennedy's Caribbean Choice; a variety of natural teas from Shavuot International; refreshing beverages from Grace Aloe and Catherine's Peak water.

Sponsor Medical Associates gave free medical checks to ensure everyone was fit and ready.

This Saturday, August 18, The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life team joins the Body By Kurt team at 6:30 a.m. at the Oasis on the Oxford, 11 Oxford Road, New Kingston, for the ninth event in the Season 2 Tuff Enuff Challenge.

Everyone is invited to come out to each of the Saturday morning boot camps, free of cost, as the 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 boot camp style workouts, lifestyle and fitness tips, challenges to win great prizes, free medical checks from sponsor Medical Associates; and demonstrations and samplings from sponsors and partners.

Only four weeks to go, as the Fit 4 Life team conditions and prepares 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.