KUWAIT CITY, Sept 3: The Gym Team launched on Friday the first Global Zumba that will be held on September 16 at 8 am at the foyer of the Al Hashemi Grand Ballroom. The event under the under the patronage of Ida Pellaud, a fitness advocate and wife of the General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel Philippe Pellaud will feature 20 fitness and Zumba trainers representing 20 different countries to the beat of different global music.
The event under the theme “It’s all about a heart that gives” aimed at raising funds for a Filipino cancer victim, who appealed for help to the group for his medical treatment whose wife is also a fitness trainer in one of the local clubs in Kuwait. The Global Zumba will showcase popular songs from the countries that each of the instructors represents and partially clad in costumes from that country.
The Gym Team that spearheads charitable advocacy in giving and sharing its resources via its instructors who voluntarily offer their services and time to raise awareness on the importance of wellness and help raise financial resources for charity. In the past, The Gym Team focused on the Philippine shelters in Kuwait that house maltreated women workers and abandoned children. This time, the group will extend its resources to individuals who have severe medical conditions and need financial assistance.
“It is very uplifting to be a part of this group, although I am not a Filipino myself but it is not all about nationality here, it is about being able to help by sharing the skills, talents and education you have,” shared Helen Rahi, a Lebanese school teacher and ZIN certified Zumba trainer.
“What makes The Gym team different is not just about fitness and workouts, it’s about being able to take part in something worth for yourself, which is being able to exercise and able to help and mentor others,” stated Ida Pellaud, mentor of The Gym Team.
More instructors are expected to volunteer in the coming week. For more details, you may log on to Facebook: The Gym Team, Instagram: thegymteamkuwait or call: 66091908.
“This is really a challenge, I have been asked to do Chinese songs, and attendees will be amazed as to how international Zumba is and that no matter what language its purpose which is to create fitness awareness among people will remain,” stated one of the instructors.
Some of the countries that will be represented are Spain, Hawaii, Middle East, Western World, Lebanon, Arab, Philippines, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Cuba, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, China, and the UK.
By Michelle Fe Santiago
Arab Times Staff