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Gym Team marks birthday of mentor, spends power-packed routines

Kicks and punches of full body workout 

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 3: The Gym Team had a day of fun and powerpacked routines as they celebrated the birthday of one of its mentors, Ida Pelaud, wife of the General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel who is a known fitness enthusiast.

The group had a one and a half hour of tough but exciting workout at the Chai al Dhaha Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Hotel with the five instructors in tow. The morning kicked off with a floor cardio warm up led by its team leader Ricky, followed by a power packed basic kickboxing workout by Stella Munch of Al Mabroor Gym.

Munch a veteran instructor who exudes verve and enthusiasm to share her knowledge and expertise led a half hour of kicks and punches of full body workout. On the other hand, ZIN Nymfa Gasser of Champions Health Club marked her class with another half hour of high energy Zumba routines. The crowd was in high spirits every after routine.

Two guest instructors were requested to perform a routine each namely ZIN Janice Capili, a noted choreographer, dancer and certified group and personal trainer led the group to an extended version of a popular Zumba song while the crowd asked for more as Lebanese fitness trainer and Zumba instructor ZIN Helen Rahi took the reins. Rahi led the crowd to another remarkable routine. The class concluded with a cool down led by Ricky as everyone sang the popular Filipino song “Hawak Kamay.”

“Today’s class was tough and participants were undeniably with full of energy as they followed through the routines. The enthusiasm and passion are just remarkable. As an instructor, it inspires us to mentor better and encourages us to deliver our classes the way they will always remember. Redundancy of instructors on stage and routines not only limit the participants’ appreciation of the workout but does not allow them to grow and experience other fields of fitness,” disclosed Blanche Bravo, a member of the board of The Gym Team.

The event culminated with a birthday song for the celebrant Mrs Pelaud. In response, she thanked everyone for the warm greetings. The Gym Team also collaborates with The Fitness Professionals and Body Builders Committee on its upcoming “Hiphop” Masterclass at the Failaka Hall of The Radisson Blu Hotel on October 16. For details of the event, you may check the group’s Facebook page. The Gym Team instructors also lead classes at the Indonesian Embassy every Friday and have been requested to open the Malaysian Embassy Sports Day on the October 10.

By Michelle Fe Santiago Arab Times Staff

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