By Franklin Wilson
They were aiming to surprise the audience and to bring another level to female competition on the body building stage, but that plan did not quite work out as the 2013 edition of Flex Night International organised by Flex Night Incorporated was put back to March 2, 2014.
Director of Flex Night Inc. Donald Sinclair had disclosed that the decision to put back the show was due to a number of challenges and in the interest of pulling off an event that is second to none, the Directors decided on a new date.
Guyanese based Canadian professional bodybuilder and personal trainer, Eustace Abraham who has been doing his bit to enhance the development of the sport in his homeland, was continuing in this vein for the Flex Night Int. Show which was set for this month.
Abraham, who was responsible for bringing the Guest Poser for the Guyana Amateur Body Building and Fitness Federation 2012 seniors; Canada’s National female Masters Heavyweight Champion, Tananarive McGowan says he is committed to motivating more Guyanese females to get involved competitively and is prepared to work with them also.
To this end, Abraham brought to these shores, Cassandra Linton and Farrah Rahaman who were eager to show off their bodies and set tongues wagging while at the same time motivating their fellow women folk.
Speaking with Kaieteur Sport, Abraham disclosed that Rahaman is a success story and a wonderful example of what the sport can do for women pointing out that proper diet makes a major difference in one’s life. He also noted that diet is not only a science but also an art.
Rahaman, who is Canadian born and daughter of Race Ace Ray Rahaman, was at one time 200lbs overweight to the extent that she felt that there was no hope of ever sporting an attractive body.
Rahaman was advised by her doctor to go on a diet and that’s when Abraham came into the picture and set about working with Rahaman to change her thinking of no hope and to bring about positive change which has resulted in a different individual altogether; a young lady that is now confident enough to compete.
Rahaman, an aspiring fitness and figure competitor said that she wants to be a role model to other female bodybuilders to let them know that the sky is the limit and nothing is impossible.
Like Farrah, Cassandra Linton, a Canadian citizen whose father is Guyanese (Leroy Linton) and mother Jamaican (Pauline), is also a fitness and figure competitor. Linton says she just loves the sport and is also capable of competing in hard core bodybuilding.
Both athletes stated that they are very happy to be in Guyana and while the show is not taking place this month anymore they will try their best to motivate and boost the confidence of as many women as possible while here.
Along with their trainer Abraham, both Rahaman and Linton have promised to be back for the Show on March 2, 2014 and are looking forward to see many Guyanese women coming on stage to compete also.
The trio also took the opportunity to pay a courtesy call on Director of Flex Night Inc. Donald Sinclair and held fruitful discussions on the sport.
Abraham said that he was pleased to have met with Sinclair along with the two young ladies and will be back next year.
Sinclair also commented: “The Directors of Flex Night Incorporated deeply appreciates the surprise gesture of Mr. Eustace Abraham in bringing Ms. Rahaman and Ms. Linton to participate in the now postponed Flex Night event. Both ladies are in very fine shape and their participation would certainly raise the level of the game on the local scene. We do intend to follow their progress very closely (as we do with all local bodybuilders) and would be more than happy to welcome them to the March 2 event.”
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