Eleven women have been hard at work toning and tightening their bodies in an effort to win the Island Fitness Pageant 2013.
Organiser Dave Waldron, told Barbados TODAY that registration began in January and after the requisite health checks they competed in both individual and group challenges in the lead up to the June 2 final.
“The foundation of it is a wellness programme. I believe that we’re losing our women and we do our best through this medium to show people what level of fitness they can be enjoying, what women should really look and feel like.
“Not a lot of us live our lives out… We’re out of shape, unhappy with who we are, have low self esteem, overweight and we’re basically existing. We try to do our [best] to change that by showing and unlocking that power that is deep within them and showing them what they’re capable of,” he said.
Now in its 11th year, he said there were competitions within the competition and there was a L & N workshop challenge, where the contestants had to pull a 10 tonne truck more than 20 feet; as well as a water sports challenge in which they raced in teams.
“We try to make it fun and challenging. Some of them had never been on a jet ski before, so in terms of experience it was positive. We try to make it as wholesome as possible,” Waldron said.
There is another challenge the contestants have to do before the competition climaxes, which will be held at the St. Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School Auditorium. (DS)