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Fit 4 Life | T'was a high intensity aerobics boot camp with Body By Kurt

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM
A great time was had by all participants in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life event with Body By Kurt at Oasis on the Oxford, St Andrew last Saturday.
David Henry (right) and Ajani Domville go at it in the Happy Feet Challenge
Mary Dick, The Gleaner's HR Services assistant manager, encourages winner Nerine Boothe in the Power Knees challenge.
Ian Allen/Photographer Winners of the Burpee challenge, George Thorpe (centre) and Lisa Boland (second right), accept their gifts from Kevear Clunie (left), manager at Oasis on the Oxford; Tiyba Wilson, marketing officer at The Gleaner; and Fit 4 Life fitness trainer, Marvin Gordon.
Operators of Oasis on the Oxford, Lorraine Clunie (left) and son, Kevear (back) present the winners of the Beep endurance test, George Thorpe (second left) and Yoko Yamada, with two vouchers for 'World Cup Finals Breakfast' on Sunday, July 15 at their restaurant. Joining in the presentation is The Gleaner's sales manager, Rainford Wint.
Participants giving it all they've got during the Beep endurance test.
Fit 4 Lifers participate in the Beep endurance test.
High energy was the order of the day when Fit 4 Life Season Two made its third stop with Body By Kurt at Oasis on the Oxford last Saturday
Winners of the Happy Feet Burnout challenge, Sharon Bartlett (centre) and David Henry ( second right), accept their prizes of Fit 4 Life merchandise from Kevear Clunie (left), manager at Oasis on the Oxford; Marvin Gordon, Fit 4 Life fitness coach; and Tiyba Wilson, marketing officer at The Gleaner.
Alpha male, George Thorpe, leads the pack of fierce females who who show what they're made of during the Fit 4 Life event at Oasis on the Oxford last Saturday
'Lift your leg up' and show you're Tuff Enuff for the Fit 4 Life Season Two challenge.
Participants taking the Beep endurance test at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Season 2 Tuff Enuff third event with Body By Kurt at Oasis on the Oxford, St Andrew on Saturday.
Participants line up for Foska and Almond Breeze goodness last Saturday.
Sweet Energy dance instructor seems to be testing how limber these fitness junkies are.
Fitness was fun for these participants who tried to keep up with the instructions issued by the Body By Kurt instructors last Saturday at Oasis on the Oxford, St Andrew.
A representative from Foska Oats keeps the Fit 4 Lifers energised with their special blend.
Participants lift their legs in unison at The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Season 2 Tuff Enuff third event with Body By Kurt at Oasis on the Oxford, St Andrew on Saturday.
George Thorpe (centre) and Nerine Boothe (second right) are presented with gifts for being the best at the Power Knees challenge. Tiyba Wilson (second left), marketing officer at The Gleaner; Giselle Grant from Foska Oats and Fit 4 Life fitness coach, Marvin Gordon (right) make the presentations, while Kevear Clunie, manager at Oasis on the Oxford, shares in the moment.
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Fitness guru Kurt Dunn and his Body By Kurt team had The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants drenched in sweat during the aerobics boot camp on Saturday morning.

It was the third staging in Fit 4 Life's 12-week Season 2 series, held at Oasis on the Oxford on Oxford Road, St Andrew, and everyone got a full body workout, which focused on lungs, heart and body sculpting.

Starting off with the 21-level beep endurance test, not many of the full house managed to make it to the end, but everyone gave it a go.

After a short water break, it was straight into Three-The-Hard-Way Boot Camp with fitness coaches from Sweet Energy taking participants through high-intensity dancehall aerobics, boot camp aerobics and Afrobeat aerobics.

Kurt then ended the morning session with body sculpting, using body weight.

Of course, the challenges were up next - happy feet burn out, burpee and power knee.

Fitness enthusiast George Thorpe was the top contender, taking home the prize in the burpee and power knee challenges, as well as completing the beep endurance test.

Winners earned prizes such as World Cup Football Finals Breakfast for two on Sunday at 10 a.m. at Oasis on the Oxford; gift baskets from sponsor Chas E. Ramson; Fit 4 Life gift bags, T-shirts and water bottles.

Power shake made with Foska Oats and Blue Diamond Almond Milk was just what everyone needed to refuel.

Week four of Fit 4 Life's Season 2 Tuff Enuff Challenge takes place on Saturday, July 14, with Sweet Energy Fitness Club at Jessie Ripoll Primary School, 26 South Camp Road, Kingston.

Everyone is invited to come out to each of the 12-week boot camps, 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.

Each week - starting at 6:30 a.m. - will feature boot camp-style workouts, lifestyle and fitness tips, challenges to win great prizes, and demonstrations and samplings from 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