If you are an enthusiast of health and a fan of fitness, then the place to be this weekend is the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
The venue will play host the third GTM Health and Fitness Expo.
From 13:00hrs today the Expo will kick off with free fitness sessions conducted by some of Guyana’s leading instructors. This will be followed by a Cancer Awareness Glow Walk and the Zumba Glow Party for Cancer Awareness in the evening.
Tomorrow’s events also start from 13:00hrs with fitness demonstrations, a squat challenge and then the CrossFit-style fitness challenge followed by the highly-anticipated ‘Strong Man’ event. The pair of Guyana’s fittest male and female, Dillon Mahadeo and Semonica Duke will be the ones to watch in the mixed pairs RX division of the CrossFit-style events.
Gladiators competing in the ‘Strong Man’ challenge, the first ever in Guyana, will be tasked with pulling an excavator weighing in excess of 20,000 pounds, flipping a heavy tire, lifting boulders and other herculean feats.
On both days there will be free blood pressure testing. On hand will also be a dental bus, an optical booth, salad and shake booths along with nutritionists. During the events’ launch, Director of Sport, Christopher Jones encouraged citizens to support the event. He noted that a ‘fit and proper’ nation is of paramount importance while advising Guyanese to fully embrace a healthy lifestyle. Along with a t-shirt and glow accessories, admission for today costs $1000. Admission for tomorrow is $500. Children under 10 will be admitted free on both days.
Tickets can be bought at Fitness Express on Sheriff Street and Pollo Tropical at the Giftland Mall.
Sponsors for the fixture include: GTM Insurance, Banks DIH with Monster, PowerAde and Aqua mist water, DeSinco Trading with Lipton Tea and Degree, Macorp, Republic Bank, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Pollo Tropical, Fitness Express and Genesis Fitness Express.