May 24, 2015 Sports
While celebrities are a dime a dozen in North America and Europe they are less consistent in the Caribbean. And even as other sister Caricom States boast of celebrities the likes of Usain Bolt (Jamaica), Brian Lara (Trinidad) and Debbie Ferguson (Bahamas), Guyana has barely a handful of stars that could truly fall into the celebrity realm.
And so it is that it is natural to gush over our celebrities that come from the ‘Land of Many Waters,’ one such being the renowned bodybuilder, Laura Crevalle, a Guyanese who has etched her name into the annuls of local history while placing Guyana on a world pedestal.
Born in Guyana, in the relatively small village of North East LaPenitence, Crevalle, who migrated to Canada as a youth, is back in Guyana as a guest of Maximum Sports and paid a courtesy call at Kaieteur Sports. “It’s been more than 15 years since I’ve touched down in Guyana and it surely feels good to be back,” she pronounced. She said that her involvement in the sport spans over two decades but at first she engaged in much running as a form of fitness. “As a youth I ran for miles on a daily basis but from the time I touched the weights I knew that I had found my destiny,” she said in answer to a question of her beginnings in the sport in which she eventually excelled.
During her short stay in Guyana Ms Crevalle will be the guest of producer of ‘Maximum Sport, Combat and Strength,’ Max Massiah and to share her knowledge and experiences in the noble sport of bodybuilding. Consequently, the organizers have planned a seminar for Wednesday June 3 at the National Cultural Centre where Ms Crevalle will not only share her vast wealth of knowledge and expertise but also interact physically with the audience on various forms of beneficial exercise and diet for athletes and competitors and the general public. This session commences at 18:30hrs and interested persons and clubs may contact Mr. Massiah on telephone #s 609-8132 or 672-8569 for further details. Registration fee is $2000.
Ms Creavalle will also interact physically with the audience on various forms of beneficial exercise and diet for athletes and competitors and the general public. She gave a hint of the material she will be sharing with participants; “I’ll touch on proper diet and the benefits of eating wisely,” she said. The experienced bodybuilder likened the body unto a furnace that is fed firewood little by little instead of in large amounts. “It’s a gradual process that allows the body to maximize on the nutrients,” she posited.
She said that the impending seminar will address the intricacies of training and diet with an aim of heightening the awareness level of participants. “Nutrition is extremely important and differs from person to person,” she explained.
She also said that her desire is to motivate the next generation into good living habits as a means of clean living and the prevention of diseases. “But you must be consistent in exercise to attain full benefits,” she advised.
The organizer has promised much while disclosing that the sessions will be extremely beneficial to administrators and athletes alike. “The sessions will also entail karate & self defense demonstrations, a male and female curling competition and other forms of inspiring entertainment, to compliment activities,” he informed
Several businesses have contributed to the success of the initiative including Fitness Express, Jermin’s Enterprise, Terminex Pest Control, West Indian Sports Complex, Guyana Karate College, Ganesh Parts & General Store, Evil Eyes Electronics & General Merchandise, Demerara Bank Ltd, Sterling Products Ltd, Mines Services Ltd and A. Ally & Sons.
The Guyana Olympic Association has also pitched in with adequate support as has Fly Jamaica Airline and the Pegasus Hotel which have donated a free airline ticket and hotel accommodation respectively. Consequently, the producer is appealing to the public to support the sponsors of the programme.
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