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Fitness first

The fittest of them all, Virgene Maynard.

The fittest of them all, Virgene Maynard.

Director of the Island Fitness competition, Dave Waldron, has no doubt that this programme continues to make a serious impression on Barbados’ health and fitness landscape.

Last night at the St. Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School auditorium in Richmond Gap, St. Michael during the 12th staging of the competition, Virgene Maynard, wowed the audience and judges to be crowned the 2013 Powerade Island Fitness winner, while last year’s winner, Asha Chase, had to settle for second place and Antoinette Downey third.

In the second half of the show, the inaugural Premix and Pre-cast Concrete Men’s Fitness Competition was won by Corey Greenidge, while Dwayne Boucher and Joe Mario Goddard were second and third, respectively.

Speaking with Barbados TODAY this afternoon at Orange Mall in Warrens, St. Michael, Waldron said he was pleased with the showing of the contestants, stating they performed way above expectations.

They competed in three categories – fitness routine, swimsuit/physique and the question-and-answer segment. Waldron, who is also a personal trainer, said when he started the contest he believed the organisation had the ability to produce athletes who could compete on world stage and give Barbados exposure as a fitness centre.

“Most of them come to us unable to do a single push up, then to go on stage drop and do four or five one arms

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