With the second edition of the annual GTM Health and Fitness challenge billed for this weekend at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue forty individuals will match their strength and stamina to see who is the fittest.
Organizer of the event, Jordana Ramsay- Gonsalves, in revealing the plans for the two-day long event which begins on Saturday, said: “We will kick off the event with a cancer awareness glow walk from 18:00hrs with participants assembling at the Courts Main Street branch where they would receive neon t-shirts, glow sticks and glow balloons then proceed up to Church Street, on to Vlissengen Road and then to Homestretch Avenue where the walk will finish in front of the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.”
The organizer went on to add that “immediately after the walk there will be a Zumba party featuring the Zumba Queen, Noshavyah King.” The event has received the blessings of the National Sports Commission with Director of Sport, Christopher Jones acknowledging the attraction and emphasis Guyanese have placed on fitness in recent times and commended the organizers for their contribution to the development of the well being of Guyanese across the country.
At the same time the Director of Sport made a commitment on behalf of the government of Guyana to continue to support these initiatives for the betterment of all Guyanese.
A number of sponsors have seen it fit and have endorsed the event whole-heartedly. These include no strangers to sport, Banks DIH through their Powerade Energy Drink, Rainforest Water and Vita Malt Plus brands, Courts Guyana, Fitness Express among others.
On Sunday, the activities will get underway at 14:00h with a volleyball contest between Castrol Strikers and Ball Strikers Club before moving over to a Mixed Martial Arts display and hopefully some live fighting action. Next will be a basketball match between telecommunications giant, GTT and customer service powerhouse Qualfon.
Also billed for Sunday is the highly anticipated fitness challenge which will be divided into two categories, Scaled (new comers) and RX for those who are already involved in these activities.
“The fitness challenge will include all the exciting challenges including box jumpers, dead lifting challenge and others, all under an hour.” Ramsay-Gonsalves explained.
The event will feature the likes of last year’s winners Dillon Mahadeo and Semonica Duke.
The event will attract an admission fee, Day Passes are on sale at $1,500 each while a Weekend Pass cost $2,000 and can be obtained from Fitness Express, Genesis Fitness Express, Axe Apparel, Space Gym and Top End Gym.