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Fit 4 Life | It was FitMix with style with Body By Kurt

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Kurt Dunn from Body By Kurt has Fit 4 Lifers dancing up a storm in the 70s & 80s Dance Aerobics.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life ninth event with Body By Kurt at Oasis on the Oxford, 11 Oxford Road, New Kingston, on Saturday, August 18, 2018.
Winners of the Body By Kurt's Kettle Bell Kinetics Challenge - Dionne Forbes (third right) in the female category and Richard Hutchinson (third left) in the male category. Getting their prizes from Tiyba Wilson (left), marketing officer for The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life; Jordon Harris (second left), procurement manager for Shavuot International; and Lorraine and Kevear Clunie, owners of Oasis on the Oxford.
Kurt Dunn from Body By Kurt has Fit 4 Lifers dancing up a storm in the 70s & 80s Dance Aerobics.
Winners of the Kukibo Push Up Static Balance Challenge - Francine Richards (third right) in the female category and Richard Hutchinson (third left) in the male category. Getting their prizes from the teams from The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life, Body By Kurt, and Shavuot International.
Ahon Gray (left) and Richard Hutchinson going at it in the Body By Kurt's Kettle Bell Kinetics challenge.
From left: Ahon Gray, Richard Hutchinson and Ajani Domville getting ready to take the Body By Kurt's Kettle Bell Kinetics challenge.
Lorraine Clunie (left), owner of Oasis on the Oxford, selling delicious pears to Fit 4 Life participants.
Kurt Dunn from Body By Kurt has Fit 4 Lifers dancing up a storm in the 70s & 80s Dance Aerobics.
Kevear Clunie, Manager of Oasis on the Oxford, getting his vitals checked by the Medical Associates team.
Dance master Keith Cousin ran a fantastic Latin dance session.
The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life sponsor Chas E Ramson had the power shakes flowing.
Dance master Keith Cousin ran a fantastic Latin dance session.
Learning the art of kickboxing from Oshane Bryant.
The Kukibo Crab Walk Challenge definitely wasn't easy, but Richard Hutchinson held out to take the title.
Grand Master Bryan Campbell teaching Fit 4 Lifers kickboxing
Enjoying a warm morning meal courtesy of GraceKennedy's Caribbean Choice.
Winners of the Kukibo Crab Walk Challenge - Dionne Forbes (third right) in the female category and Richard Hutchinson (third left) in the male category. Getting their prizes from the teams from The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life, Oasis on the Oxford, Shavuot International and JABBFA.
Grand Master Bryan Campbell teaching Fit 4 Lifers kickboxing
Sampling the various teas on offer from Shavuot International.
Cooling down after an intense aerobics session
Fit 4 Life participants doing stick aerobics with personal trainer Donovan Ellis.
Life participants getting their health and fitness handouts and complimentary newspaper from The Gleaner booth.
Fit 4 Life's Tennesia Malcolm manning The Gleaner booth
The ladies were quite determined in the Kukibo Push Up Static Balance.
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Kurt Dunn of Body By Kurt certainly knows how to mix and unlock the ultimate you with an intense aerobics boot camp.

On Saturday at the Oasis on the Oxford on Oxford Road, New Kingston, the fitness guru gave The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants a workout with a difference.

The morning started off with Stick Aerobics with Donovan Ellis, then it was straight into a slower-pace sensual Latin dancing with dance master Keith Cousin.

Grand Master Bryan Campbell and his assistant Oshane Bryant then turned up the tempo with a self-defense kickboxing session.

Fit 4 Lifers then got a break to get their 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 also gave free medical checks to ensure that everyone was fit and ready.

The man himself, Kurt Dunn, then took participants down memory lane with '70s and '80s dance aerobics.

 

Tuff Enuff

 

Of course, what would a Fit 4 Life event be without the challenges to see who was Tuff Enuff?

The Kukibo Crab Walk, Body By Kurt's Kettle Bell Kinetics and Kukibo Push Up Static Balance definitely were no easy challenges. But Richard Hutchinson won all three challenges in the men's category, while in the female category Dionne Forbes took the title twice and Francine Richards copped it in the Kukibo Push Up Static Balance.

The winners earned prizes such gift bags from Shavuot International; gift baskets from sponsor Chas E. Ramson; gift baskets from GraceKennedy; one month membership with Body By Kurt; brunch at Oasis on the Oxford; T'Shirt from JABBFA; and Fit 4 Life gift bags, T'Shirts and water bottles.

It's the TrainFit Games this Saturday, August 25, with the TrainFit Fitness Club. Come join us at 6:30 am at Hope Gardens on Old Hope Road, St Andrew for outdoor boot camp madness, for the 10th event in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life 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.

Just three more weeks to 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.