FIT­NESS CRAZE TAKES ST. LU­CIA BY STORM

The Star (St. Lucia) - Life Begins 2 Nite - - CONTENTS -

It is a known fact that St. Lu­cians love to have fun, and what bet­ter way to do so while si­mul­ta­ne­ously reap­ing health ben­e­fits, than the lat­est fit­ness craze ‘So­caFit’. The dance-ex­er­cise art form was clev­erly de­vel­oped and crafted as a now pop­u­lar fit­ness reg­i­men, which is en­gag­ing, stim­u­lat­ing and fun. No other lo­cal in­struc­tor is more knowl­edge­able about the ben­e­fits and adrenalin rush de­rived through this amaz­ingly en­er­getic rou­tine, than Clin­ton ‘Cha­cho’ Di­dier. Di­dier has been a pioneer within the fit­ness world for some time now, im­merg­ing from a rich back­ground as a prom­i­nent St. Lu­cian male model. Through his skil­ful di­ver­sity within the art form, he is one of those who has pro­pelled public ac­cep­tance of male model­ing as an in­dus­try and crowd favourite, and has be­come val­ued as a fit­ness guru, hav­ing gained the right­ful re­spect of his pro­tégées. Clin­ton is both a pro­fes­sional dancer and cer­ti­fied fit­ness in­struc­tor and cur­rently em­ployed at The Body Hol­i­day as the Ac­tiv­i­ties Su­per­vi­sor, which is his full time oc­cu­pa­tion. Out­side the ho­tel how­ever, he never stops mov­ing, nor is the mu­sic ever put on pause.

Branded as the ul­ti­mate fit­ness party, Sweat Fete is his brain­child and was con­cep­tu­al­ized to ig­nite not only an un­re­strain­able adrenalin rush in pa­trons, but also to trig­ger health con­scious­ness among lovers of the rou­tine. The pre­miere out­door fit­ness cel­e­bra­tion of its kind on Satur­day April 23rd, 2016 set the John­son’s Cen­tre Car Park ablaze with rhyth­mic and in­vig­o­rat­ing dance moves, ac­com­pa­nied by live disk jock­eys. The Soca Fit­ness Party was hosted un­der the theme ‘No Dry Clothes Al­lowed’.

Ac­cord­ing to its or­ga­nizer, Soca Fit is a dance fit­ness class in­fused with the rhythms of Soca, African and Dance­hall mu­sic, com­bined with aer­o­bic-type move­ments with whin­ing at its core. The class has been strate­gi­cally de­signed for fat burn­ing, body ton­ing, and con­di­tion­ing of the en­tire physique. Di­dier told 2Nite, “My Dream has been to de­velop a house­hold brand which ev­ery­one can call their own, with proven re­sults and pro­fes­sion­al­ism, an es­tab­lish­ment op­er­at­ing with solely Caribbean in­flu­ence, mu­sic and flair.”

He pro­ceeded to share, “I be­lieve that St. Lu­cia and by ex­ten­sion the Caribbean is gifted with our mu­sic, but it is un­der­uti­lized, al­though it is the soul of the peo­ple.” He con­tin­ued, “What bet­ter way to lose weight and have fun in the process, while lis­ten­ing to Soca mu­sic?” The So­caFit class has from its in­cep­tion blos­somed and evolved into cur­rently be­ing the ul­ti­mate pre­ferred method of ex­er­cise within the city and the north­ern re­gion of the is­land, be­cause it makes ex­er­cise more ex­cit­ing.

While the move­ment ap­peals mostly to fe­males, it is en­joyed by both gen­ders who ap­pre­ci­ate hip-gy­rat­ing rhythms and are keen on main­tain­ing phys­i­cal fit­ness and over­all good health, the per­fect bal­ance. Once again, ‘So­caFit Sweat Fete 2 Car­ni­val penned ‘The Lu­cian Way to Ex­er­cise’, is at it again, with a sec­ond ses­sion set to fan the flames on July 9th, 2016. The event is again ex­pected to bring peo­ple to­gether from all di­men­sions, while be­ing en­ter­tained with great mu­sic and at the same time treat­ing their bod­ies to some­thing good. With this new and amaz­ing mod­ern dance-fit­ness craze, work­out ses­sions in St. Lu­cia will never again be the same!

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