First lady Diann Torres is encouraging everyone of all ages to join a free physical fitness program at the Garapan Central Park.
Dubbed FitBeat, the program would like to promote healthy living on Saipan and Tinian.
“We are working so hard to get this program going on Rota as well, we do have obstacles in finding a venue but our coach is willing to go there,” said Torres.
Joel Vallega who is the fitness instructor, leads the aero-dance and cardio kickboxing. In addition, the first lady also said the FitBeat program has added core intense training led by Rotarian Irene Holl.
The program celebrated its first year annniverasy last July. FitBeat is held at the Garapan Central Park, from Monday to Friday, 6:30pm-7:30pm, and Saturday, 6pm-7pm.
Vince Cabrera, a participant of the program, said, “It hit me when my doctor said I have diabetes and high blood pressure, so I joined Zumba. It takes a real man to do Zumba.”
“It is a challenge, and also I challenge others in this journey. The compliments keep me going, the transformation we are going through is a good feeling you can’t comprehend unless you experience it for yourself. This is not about me, it is FitBeat. The people around me who carried me and stood beside me,” he added.
Cabrera thanks coach Joel Vallega, first lady Diann Torres, his wife and kids. “These are my superheroes, they are saving my life. And they are saving other people’s lives as well.
The FitBeat program is open to all ages who want to stay healthy, and it is free. (Chevy Alipio)