The Gym Team, a non-profit and mentoring group that comprises different fitness instructors with different qualifications and specializations re-launched its group on Friday morning at the Dana Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Hotel. The event was attended by fitness instructors, Zumba enthusiasts and guests and four highly competent presenters facilitated the class.
The class kicked-off with an introduction from its organizing chairperson and head of the board of The Gym Team. Guest included attendees from different gyms, hotels and Filipino groups in the country. ZIN Sam Malit, a personal trainer led the class to a ten minute warm-up followed immediately by Aby Dado, youngest ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network) certified instructor in Kuwait with an impressive 2 sets of dances. ZIN Janice Capili, from Pilates and More, Kuwait’s only fitness center for women that boasts on specialized training in Pilates and other types of fitness regimen, led the half hour of pure cardio and heart stomping Zumba routines. The other half hour of the class was led by ZIN Blanche Bravo of Holiday Inn Salmiyah with the latest Zumba moves. The classes ended with a great cooldown with Genie Apolinario of Ms. Flex.
The event was also attended by other foreign embassy staff and Ida Pelaud, the wife of the General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, who herself is a mentor of healthy living and fitness enthusiast. Among the highlights of the day was the celebration of the Chairperson’s birthday and announcement of the coming week’s class. “The space is limited but we are so glad we managed to fit fifty two participants. We hope that the following class, we will be able to find a bigger venue or ballroom to fit us all. I am sure more participants will join us the in the next class,” said Nelia Derodar, a personal trainer and mentor of The Gym team. One of the newest member said, “The Gym Team surely chose the right venue to hold such classes, it is safe, secured and in accordance with Kuwait law.”
The next Friday class will feature ZIN Sam Malit with High Intensity Interval Workout, Latin grooves and moves by Jam Red, Zin Aby Dado and will feature Ms. Ga-See Marie of Rush Gym and fitness enthusiast Albert Pinos. The Gym team will also be collaborating with the incoming projects of The Fitness Professionals of Kuwait and Body Builders Committee.
By Ricky Laxa