Guyana Olympic Association to host ‘Virtual Fitness’ event as part of Olympic Day activities

In the continuation of their Olympic Day 2020 activities, the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) will be hosting a ‘Virtual Fitness’ event, the first of its kind on Thursday (July 9) at 6:30pm.

Although Olympic Day was on June 23, the GOA has a number of virtual activities planned; however this event which has never been tried before in the sports fraternity takes precedence and all athletes and sports associations are invited.

Dr. Karen Pilgrim who is the Caribbean Director of the Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (RADO) and Vice President of the GOA told The 592 Dugout; “Although we have had several virtual meetings, this will be our first attempt at a public event so we’re hoping it works”.

Dr. Karen Pilgrim

She explained; “The intention is to have a half-hour of Jazzercise; If you’re not familiar with that, It’s basically a fun aerobic and strength training programme.  This will be followed by about 15 minutes of strength training and no equipment is needed for either section”.

Quizzed about the move behind the event, Dr Pilgrim revealed that the GOA Executive discussed several ideas and agreed on a few events which will be carried out by the Olympic body.

Jazzercise is a dance fitness franchise company founded by Judi Sheppard Missett in 1969 and headquartered in Carlsbad, California, United States. The company currently has over 8,300 franchisees worldwide in 32 countries.

It combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, pilates, yoga, and kickboxing.

The ‘Virtual Fitness’ event which starts at 6:30pm via Zoom will be facilitated by trainers from ‘Guyana Jazzercise’ and ‘Spartan Fitness’.

The Login information is as follows:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5082882516…

Meeting ID: 508 288 2516

Password: 1GPxZh

Persons are encouraged to sign in at 6:15pm and all are invited.

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Michelangelo Jacobus

Sports Editor and Founder of 'The 592 Dugout'.

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