#TurksandCaicos, January 17, 2018 – Providenciales – Another successful Move-A-Thon in the Turks and Caicos Islands which offered four different distances to participants who believed the cooler temperatures were ideal and the movement is worthy to be held more than one time a year. We spoke to a lady who said the one mile, half mile and 10k were not for her… she got moving at 5 kilometers.
“I woke up early in the morning to come out to this 5k walk because I can’t handle the 10k one right, I wake up early because I need to exercise and I think this is a good way for us to get up early in the morning and get our day started. And it’s not cold, it’s cool, this is just good weather, I like this weather and even if somebody could just do this every month or something, it will be better instead of just once for the year, like every January and that’s it. We should have somebody who could do this like every month, it will be much better. I’m asking for more because walking is healthy. Every time you go to the doctor he says to walk, so I think walking is very healthy and I love walking.”
Move-A-Thon 2018 continues a fitness campaign which benefits healthy eating programs for islanders it was started by #TamekaHandfield, Nutritionist and owner of Nutrition in Demand.
“I am superexcited, #MoveAThonTCI2018 is a wrap and even though I am over the moon tired, I am also over the moon excited about the huge success that I think this event was this morning. We had a large turnout from the community, a large turnout of course from our sponsors and of course a large turnout from all of the volunteers who gave up their time so early in the morning. And so because of this we are excited, we are grateful, we are very humbled by this show of support from the community.”
A few veteran athletes joined the early morning Move-A-Thon, which also featured a health fair, fun on the beach for children and saw its first international registrants. Scores of sponsors support the event, which is the first fitness festivity on the activity calendar for the Turks and Caicos.
“I love running….it’s great for cardiovascular health, it’s great for bone strength, a lot of people say what about your knees, running doesn’t hurt your knees, it’s how you run. So if you are running efficiently, and I teach a method call T-running, which teaches you to run efficiently with less energy and injury prevention. So if you’re running properly anybody can do anything they set out to achieve, it just takes a while to get there for some people. I just encourage everybody to just get out there and run, it’s a good over all fitness, it doesn’t matter how fast or how slow you are, just get out there and exercise, it’s good for you health, and you feel amazing afterwards.”