JAMAICA, it seems, has caught fitness fever.
With a few of our own sporting superstars and corporate Jamaica hosting 5K challenges every month, fitness frenzy has gone through the roof.
And for the Jamaica Fitness Association (JAMFIT) being health conscious is especially important, and CEO Karelle Ashely-Jones, a former fitness pageant winner, is determined to spread the gospel.
This year, marks the fifth staging of JAMFIT Fitness Week and every year Jamaicans are invited to visit, join or test participating gyms from November 4 to 9 .
Some of the participating gyms this year are Spartan Health Club, Gymkhana, Firm Fitness Club, Fit Farm, Greg's Xtreme Fitness, Dynamax, Raphael's, Core Fitness, Sand West Fitness, Brijade's Fitness, Body Pro, RIPT, Shermaine's Sweat Shop, Cuthbert's Fitness Studio, The Fitness Place, George's Rehab Centre and Gym, Core Fitness, Body Trends Fitness Centre and Intense Body Dezign Fitness Club.
The excitement is building as fitness buffs, and even those who flirt, will be jumping to pilates, yoga, bosu, boot camp, kick-
boxing and self-defence classes. fitness.
The JamFit Fitness Week 2013 culminates on Saturday, November 9 with Jamaica's own Corportate Sports Day at the LIME Sports Club.
LIST OF EVENTS
Nestlé Supligen Power Warrior Challenge
This is a cross-trainers dream consisting of 2K run, 50 push-ups, 50 sit-ups, 10 chin-ups and a 100m run with self-made Supligen Chariot (must be a two-person team on their own self-made, non-motorised, two-wheel Greek-style chariot).
Aerobic Fitness Marathon
Similar to last man standing, each contestant will have three chances to be named 'The Fittest in Jamaica'. This is not for the faint of heart, but the grand prize for the winner is worth the sweat.
Corporate and Open Cheerleading Competition
Not just for the beauties but also for the beasts, this open cheerleading competition combines strength, dance
and choreography into a three-minute routine including cheers, jumps, pyramids and dance.