Trainer highlights importance of being fit

The Trainer of the JP Fitness Xtreme Fitness Challenge has emphasised the importance of staying healthy and exercising as an eight-week fitness challenge was brought to a close.

Chris Etuale, a trainer of JP Fitness runs an Xtreme Fitness Challenge with Michelle Lemisio, which takes over eight weeks to help participants live a healthy lifestyle.

Participants attended a prize-giving event to mark the end of the eight-weeks "My Life Matters" fitness challenge and the programme was held at the Taumeasina Island Resort last Saturday.

Mr. Etuale told the Samoa Observer in an interview on Saturday that it is not about the money but the main thing is to help the participants stay healthy and fit.

He said Xtreme fitness is to help people lose weight and promote how they look after themselves in the long run by knowing the right food to eat, how many times and how many hours they need to rest, and how many hours they need to be in the gym to ensure balance.

Mr. Etuale said that what he sees now is that many people are training hard but not have enough rest while stressing that the local food in Samoa is also healthy.

According to trainer, the issue nowadays is that there are young people who weigh over 200 kg and the change should start from within the family.

After the challenge, Mr. Etuale said that the best thing now is that people are now looking after themselves.

From the beginning of the challenge, Mr Etuale explained that participants were not fit as a 30-second workout would be a problem for them as they would struggle and have breathing problems, but they can now do simple exercises after the challenge.

He added that once you start to lose weight, you feel active and can do more things than before while emphasising that the door is open to anyone and it would not only be eight weeks as participants continue on after that eight weeks.

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