The Jamaica Moves Programme which is the co-title sponsor of the Fit 4 Life series, endeavours to share health messages and provide exercise and health check-up activities for Jamaicans within their own communities.
Over the Heroes Day weekend, the Jamaica Moves programme hosted its Fit 4 Life session at the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport.
As co-title sponsors for the free exercise series and programme meant to reach Jamaicans with positive health messages, Jamaica Moves chose to host their session in Spanish Town in order for St Catherine residents to access the get-fit session closer to their own community.
The session was also led by GC Foster students, Brandon Granger and Houston Ho-San who started off the two part exercise with aerobic exercises and dancing, followed by a series of challenges and races.
Ho-San, who is in his final year of studying to be a fitness instructor, said his goal was to show the residents and Jamaica at large that exercise can be fun.
And indeed, Fit for Life participants old and new - including participants from the National Health Fund's 10-year anniversary challenge, The Gleaner and members of the neighbouring Spanish Town community - danced, shimmied and twisted their way through the work outs.
One St. Catherine resident, Nichola Lynch said:
“It’s so good to have the exercise closer to home. I would still go if it was held in Mandeville seeing that it was for my health but it was great to have it closer. If people had help they would be more involved in exercising and fitness.”
Another hailing from Old Harbour, Sandrea Aikman experienced her first fit 4 Life session on Saturday and chimed in:
“Today was fun. I follow Jamaica moves and when I am at home I try to walk or jog at home. But it was fun to come out and exercise with Jamaica Moves.”
The Jamaica Moves Campaign, which is the co-title sponsor of the Fit 4 Life series, endeavours to share health messages and provide exercise and health check-up activities for Jamaicans within their own communities.
In addition, the programmes encourage Jamaicans to eat healthily, exercise and to get regular check-ups.