FITNESS CRAZE TAKES ST. LUCIA BY STORM
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!