Wed | Dec 11, 2019

Fit 4 Life | Beach fitness with TrainFit

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:28 AM
The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life Season 3’s ‘Fit in 5’ tenth event with TrainFit Wellness Club at Little Copa Beach, Bull Bay, St Andrew on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life Season 3’s ‘Fit in 5’ tenth event with TrainFit Wellness Club at Little Copa Beach, Bull Bay, St Andrew on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life Season 3’s ‘Fit in 5’ tenth event with TrainFit Wellness Club at Little Copa Beach, Bull Bay, St Andrew on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life Season 3’s ‘Fit in 5’ tenth event with TrainFit Wellness Club at Little Copa Beach, Bull Bay, St Andrew on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Ahon Gray does it again in the PowerAde hammer pan run.
Kemau Williams (second left) won the reptile crawl, sponsored by Fit 4 Life brand ambassador Dr Alfred Dawes
George ‘Mr Fit 4 Life’ Thorpe won the Fit 4 Life Rope Pull.
The resistance band run
The resistance band run
Tackling those jump squats
Leading the charge are Fit 4 Life brand ambassadors Neville Graham and Dr Alfred Dawes
Rope training
Dance aerobics
Working the core
Daniel Wheeler taking on the sprints
Leading the charge were Fit 4 Life brand ambassadors Neville Graham and Dr Alfred Dawes
Who will win the frog jumps challenge?
Working those legs
The resistance band run was no match for the young and fit
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Fit 4 Lifers had a whale of a time on Saturday at the very first beach event of The Gleaner’s health and fitness initiative.

Stokely Rose and the TrainFit Wellness Club executed a fun and exciting but intense boot camp at the Little Copa Beach in Bull Bay, St Andrew. And even with every muscle aching, Fit 4 Lifers said they would gladly do it all over again.

The beach circuit featured rope and boxing training with fitness instructors Collel Hogg and Hugh Lewis, sand drills with trainers Lacrisha Smalling and Tateeq Blackwood, dance aerobics with Oliver Chaplin and Andro Henry, and core and upper-body training with Jo-Hanna Taylor and Carol McPherson.

After enjoying goodies and treats from sponsors Jamaica Moves, WATA, PowerAde, Foska Oats, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Milk, Elle & Vire, Caribbean Choice, Gustazos, Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa, JP St Mary’s, Medical Associates Hospital & Medical Centre, and GraceKennedy Money Services, contestants took to the sand for the challenges.

Ahon Gray did it again in the PowerAde hammer pan run; Ruth Howard was on top of her game in the PowerAde frog jumps; Andrea Clarke took the top prize in the PowerAde backward jump squats; Kemau Williams won the reptile crawl courtesy of Fit 4 Life brand ambassador Dr Alfred Dawes; and George ‘Mr Fit 4 Life’ Thorpe won the Fit 4 Life rope pull.

Collette Dunn, Andrea Blair, and Ruth Howard won spot prizes courtesy of Fit 4 Life sponsor Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa.

THE PENULTIMATE EVENT

It’s yoga once again for Fit 4 Life Season 3’s penultimate event. Join us on Saturday, November 30, for Yoga Wellness with Jo-Hanna Taylor at Eden Gardens, 39 Lady Musgrave Road, St Andrew.

The event starts at 6:30 a.m., and admission is free. Just bring a mat and towel.

Follow Fit 4 Life on The Gleaner’s social-media platforms – Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and The Gleaner’s website using the hashtag #fit4lifeja to see where we will be next and to see highlights of all the events.

Get ready for Fit 4 Life Season 3’s grand finale – The Sweatfest Breakfast Party – on Saturday, December 7, at The Gleaner, 7 North Street, Kingston.

The Gleaner’s health and fitness initiative, this year themed ‘Fit in 5’, joins fitness enthusiasts at different locations across Jamaica, starting at 6:30 a.m., for free boot camp-style workouts, lifestyle and fitness tips, challenges to win great prizes, demonstrations and samplings from sponsors and partners, and health checks, among a host of other exciting things.

Everyone is invited to come out each week, free of charge, as The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life team journeys with Jamaica to a healthier, fitter life.

Check out the Health & Fitness section every Wednesday in The Gleaner and at www.jamaica-gleaner.com for all you need to know to be Fit 4 Life.

For more details, email yourhealth@gleanerjm.com.