The Gym Team’s 'Discorobics' held at the Failaka Hall of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Friday morning turned out to be a huge success. Eleven fitness instructors from different gyms and health clubs maneuvered the two hour class with songs from the decades of 70’s and 80’s paired with contemporary and classic aerobics routines. Nearly hundred participants attended the event.
Clad in the outfits of the decades, fitness instructors relived the music of the decades with popular tunes and colorful outfits. Melrose Antonio of Flex for women delivered the warm up with much gusto followed by Frances Plarisan of Mabroor Gym with songs 'Build me up Buttercup' and Annie Batungbakal, Donnalyn Ilagan of Steam Gym with 'Hot Stuff' and Sumayaw Sumunod, Sofie Omar of Boxhill College with 'Wake me up before you go go' and 'Holding out for a hero', Stella Munch of Mabroor Gym with 'Footloose' and 'Stayin Alive', Haloosh Rahi of Marina Hotel Gym with 'Grease' and 'Celebration', Ricky Laxa of Viking Club Radisson Blu Hotel with 'Together Forever', Ga See Marie of Stretch Gym with 'Barbie Girl' and 'Answer the phone', Jamie Red of Rush Gym with 'Material Girl' and 'Shy Guy', Mariz of Pilates and more with Rico Mambo and Body Dancer and Janice Capili of Pilates and more with 'Conga' and 'Name Game'. The workout ended with a cooldown with all the instructors on stage.
Ida Pellaud, wife of the General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel Philippe Pellaud, mentor of the The Gym Team thanked everyone who joined the discorobics and also awarded the prizes to the winners of best in outfit and four best dancers. Prizes were donated by Radisson Blu Hotel with free breakfast and a gift courtesy of Stella Munch. Bahay Kubo also provided sandwiches and packed juices with samplers of Cupcakes from Cupcakes and More. Mrs. Sana and Radisson Blu also provided the water for all the participants. Organizers announced that the money collected is intended to purchase a freezer for the Philippine Shelter located in Hateen Area.
“This is one of the best events The Gym Team has organized and with the group of certified and licensed instructors, classes are always different every Friday and you simply don’t get bored. We have been a support to this team because we believe in what they do and with what they can offer to people who want to change to a healthy lifestyle,” said Kuwaiti national Maali Al Dubeieb.
Mrs. Pellaud lauded the group for their continuous hard work and dedication to always come up with interesting classes for everyone who regularly attends the Friday class at Chai Al Dhaha of the Radisson Blu Hotel. “I am very glad to be a part of this group and support their causes. I hope that everyone acknowledge their passion and generosity as they deliver their time and effort,” said Mrs. Pellaud.
- Ricky Laxa