CariFin Burnout

Sagicor’s own Adona Joseph takes CariFin Aerobics female title whiles RBL Stephan Thomas walks away with the men’s title.

Joseph defeated a field of approximately 135 of the best practitioners that the financial services sector has to offer for some 58 grueling minutes to come out on top as the last person standing to be crowned the CariFin aerobics champion for 2015. Among the men it wasn’t an easy task for 1st timer to this competition Stephan Thomas who had to battle a knee injury and withstand consistent onslaught from the male competitors to eventually win.

Port of Spain, Tuesday May 11, 2015.  The 4th event of an 8-event card – CariFin Games 2015, the Aerobics Burnout took place at the Queen’s Park Savannah opposite TGI. At 5.15 pm members of the financial services sector replace their office wear for the more comfortable aerobic gear to see who will win the title of the CariFin aerobics burnout. Even during the mandatory 10 minutes warm-up it was action all the way with people walking off within the 10 minutes warm up time. Steadily people was given warnings for constant display of poor form, mistiming or burning out. The runners, (the officials) who was giving the warnings had a busy evening counting out errant performers. There was 3 instructors Thorne Fernandez, Gerard Alfonzo and Ayoka Carter Marshall, which is some of the best the industry has to offer, yet they had the participants busy as they interchange from instructor to instructor after 3 to 5 minutes intervals.

Adona_Joseph“I am so ecstatic about winning the aerobic burnout. Winning was also a fulfilling experience especially coming into the competition knowing that I was coming up against Falomi Marcano of First Citizens who won the title for a number of years consecutively. It was somewhat intimidating at first but I am happy that my determination overpowered my fears. I am happy to represent my company Sagicor and even more so to have Sagicor go down in CariFin history.” This is how Adona felt after taking the title. The competition came down to the last 3 participants 2 women and 1 man (Stephan Thomas, Falomi Marcano and Adona Joseph). Stephan Thomas went at 52.58 with intense pain in his knee leaving the 2 women to settle the deal.

It was a hard two way battle between the former triple title winner Falomi_MarcanoFalomi Marcano and Adona Joseph with the 3 aerobic instructors rotating positions on faster sequence to test their endurance, stamina, flexibility and strength. Finally, Marcano was presented with her final warning at 57.00 and the Sagicor camp erupted along with Joseph as they celebrated Sagicor 1st victory at CariFin Games Aerobics Burnout. In 3rd place was Cindy Manson from Guardian Group in 51.39.

Stephan_FieldsThe top 3 in the men was a keen competition between Sheldon Fields of UTC who defaulted out at 49.40 this left former champion Keiron Hart of First citizens the 2013 champion and 1st timer Stephan Thomas of RBL Bank to see who would wear the crown. Luckily for Thomas, Hart got his 3rd warning at 51.39 as Thomas aching knee could take the pressure and abuse no more from the grueling competition and was glad to give up actually soon after that in a time about 52.00 minutes.

Next event is on Saturday May 16, 2015 will be the CariFin All FoursKeiron_Hart Tournament at Guardian Building, 1 Guardian Drive, Westmoorings from 2.00 pm

We would like to thank the following sponsors who have supported us so far. Bluewaters the official water of the games. Subway, Brixel Design Studio, Unicom, Lezama Electrical, TATEC Limited and Topmark Limited.

The CariFin Games main objective is the promotion of health and fitness among the staff of the Financial Services sector, creating closer networking, friendship and camaraderie and that competitive spirit in sports.

The nine teams participating in CariFin Games this year are:
First Citizens
Grace Kennedy
Guardian Group
IBL Bank
Republic Bank
RBC
Sagicor
Scotiabank
Unit Trust Corporation

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The Burnout Regulars: The evening’s competition went well; this was the best and most exciting Aerobic Burnout we ever saw.

mumfal The large crowd at the Central Bank Plaza got more than they bargained for at the CariFin Games Aerobics Burnout on Wednesday May 15, 2013. After nearly an hour of competition it came down to the present two-time reigning champion squaring off with former multi-time champion Mumtaz Amarali to decide who would wear the crown for the fittest person in the CariFin universe. Falomi Marcano got the better of Amarali in an exciting and tense duel that settled the issue.

After winning three Carifin Burnout titles in a row the champion, Falomi Marcano, said “I love aerobics, just say aerobics and I am there, the support today from friends and family was great, they all said they were rooting for me.”

“It was great, this was one thing I really wanted…I really love aerobics; to finish on top for me is a good accomplishment” keironHsaid Keiron Hart of First Citizens – winner of the male category. “It felt good to have the support of the men as well as the women in this competition.

The improved quality of the competition this year was not just with former champ Mumtaz Amarali returning and giving Marcano a run for her money. Both the third and fourth place finishers Adona Joseph of Sagicor and Janeal James of GHL both have a background in dancing. This added some extra flair and elegance to the competition, which seemed to give them that little edge over the remaining field. Janeal James was ecstatic when she said, “I do everything from folk, jazz, modern contemporary, ballet, hip hop, tap, you just name it, I do it. Everything was just fun.”

Adona Joseph who also has a dance background said, “The energy that you need to put on a performance is the same or even more.”

CariFin Games shifts gears. Our next events are the All Fours, Cricket and Football to take place at Republic Bank sports facilities in Barataria on Saturday May 18, 2013 from 9.00 am.

Male Aerobics Winners

1

52:34

Kieron Hart

First Citizens

2

42:28 

Stephen Hart

CBTT

3

40:39 

Daniel James

CBTT 

4

38.03

Elton Scott

CBTT

 

 

 

Overall Aerobics Winners

1

57:03

Falomi Marcano

First Citizens

2

56:58

Mumtaz Amarali            

Republic Bank

3

54:30

Adona Joseph

Sagicor        

4

 

Janeal James

GHL

5

 

Keiron Hart

First Citizens

6

 

Krystle Gomez

CBTT

7

 

Narissa Lezama

CBTT

8

 

Gillian lynch

First Citizens

9

 

Melissa Saldenah

CBTT

10

 

Joanna Del Peno

Scotiabank

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Many observers feel: It is no easy task, as the pack would be gunning for her; three might be a bit much!

 falomi-MarcanoCariFin Games participants are eager for the Aerobics Burnout which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday May 15, 2013 at Central Bank Plaza from 5.00 pm. Many of the participants will be putting out their best performance to see if they can stop the winning streak of First Citizens’ two time event winner Falomi Marcano from taking it to a three-peat . All the participants had a whole year to work on their game and it would be interesting to see if they could withhold the flair, style and versatility of the winner – Marcano.
According to Lenwyn Headley overall judge of the CariFin Aerobics Burnout. ”I am very enthusiastic about the level of excitement in Wednesday’s burnout and feel Marcano could very well retain the title.”

Janeal James

According to last year’s 2nd place finisher Kereem Hislop of First Citizens, “Yes I am feeling the excitement but I am not in the same fit condition as last year but I will be putting my best foot forward.” as he shared his feelings about this year’s competition.

The level of competition looks higher and stiffer as first timer in the competition, Adona Joseph of Sagicor says, “I am a bit nervous… but I have always liked aerobics and I came out of a folk dancing background, aerobics is the only avenue right now I have to express my passion for dance. What makes it easy for me I do aerobics after work at Sagicor when I am not attending classes.

Enter a Ms. CariFin contestant – Janeal James of GHL and she is as confident as ever, “I have a background as a dancer and aerobics is all about coordination and having fun, I am hoping to be the last person standing.”

So get your choice position on the Plaza for a full view of the action as these and other top contenders from 10 competing institution vie for the fittest person title in the Carifin universe.

Agricultural Development Bank, Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, CITI, First Citizens Bank Limited, Guardian Holdings Limited, Intercommercial Bank Limited, RBC Bank Limited, RBL, Sagicor Financial Inc and ScotiaBank.

 Next for Carifin Games is Cricket, Football and All Fours at Republic Bank sports facilities in Barataria starting from 10.00 am on Saturday May 18, 2013.

 

 

 

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