Ms. CariFin

The Aerobics Burnout … It’s one of our most emotional and exciting (Urban Event) because it is a closed capture event has a lot of emotional impact and excitement …. (sports is all about emotions)
It usually goes a little over an hour.
It brings out a lot of emotions and energy for the teams that win and place as well as the individuals
Don’t miss the “R U Fan Enough!” competition where the actual fans bring points to the table for their teams…. (come out and support!)
Also, Ms CariFin would be on show….. a first glimpse of what Miss CariFin participants would do in competition on the Family Day.
Be part of this most important event and get an insight as to how probably the most sought after the event on the family day would pan out…. Calling all true FANS to come out and support your team and Miss CariFin representative.

This event is Tomorrow (04/04/2018) at 5.00 p.m.

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Miss CariFin

ABOUT MISS CARIFIN

In 2004, the CariFin Games proudly introduced a segment to its overall competition – highlighting the most athletic females within Trinidad and Tobago’s financial sector, entitled ‘Miss CariFin’.

The Miss CariFin title has been awarded thus far, to fourteen of the most outstanding women throughout the years, who demonstrated significant levels of physical and mental fitness, both prior to and during the club’s main event, CariFin’s Family Day.

This year – 2018, the Miss CariFin contestants are not only required to undergo mental and physical challenges, but will be introduced to a new category which engages their sense of style.

Additionally, apart from the winner being a CariFin’s ‘poster child’ for Health and Wellness – encouraging her colleagues to adopt a more active lifestyle, while she continues to embrace and share the club’s values of FUN, FITNESS AND FRIENDSHIP – she can also become a brand ambassador for a leading sport-gear company.

The Miss CariFin competition has, to date, blossomed into the most highly-anticipated event throughout the Games

 Miss CariFin contestants are kindly asked to note the following categories. Each category is broken down into subsections and carries no between 15 to 25 points.   

1) PARTICIPATION POINTS – PP  –10points

Each contestant is encouraged to take part in as many of the events leading up to the main event — the Family Day — as points will be awarded for her participation. There are 10 events, and Miss CariFin’s participation also gains points towards her team’s overall score.

1B) JUDGES GREETING5points

On the day of the Family Day, each team’s tent will be visited and scored by the judges who will observe each Miss Carifin. Points are awarded for how she receives/greets them, introduces herself and tent, and describes her team and tent.

2) FASHION [Athleisure wear) -20points

The ‘Glitz and Glam’ category has been added to the competition. What is Miss Universe without her evening gown? In the same vein: What is Miss CariFin without her athleisure wear? This category gives each representative a chance to display her athleisure wear; its practicality and relevance to her team’s theme; and an opportunity to become a brand ambassador for any sporting-wear company by way of encouraging sponsorship, use of their wear and using the event as a marketing and sales venue.

3) AEROBICS -20 points -20points

This 15-minute routine gives competitors the opportunity to display agility, endurance, coordination and flexibility. It also creates a level of self-awareness of one’s ability and form.

4) DANCE ROUTINE   -25points

During the Family Day, each representative must lead a group of 3-10 team members in a three-minute routine. Points will be awarded for synchronization, choreography and creativity. Facial expressions and enthusiasm are also key.

5) QUESTION-AND-ANSWER [Q&A]- 20points

During the Family Day, each participant will be judged on poise and intellectual ability when called upon to provide an answer to specially-prepared question. Each answer should be no longer than ONE MINUTE.

 

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She comes from a family of six children and she lives in the humble community of Belmont. Although she has a hectic career as Teller Supervisor at First Citizens Bank West Court Branch, Ms. Falomi Marcano loves her profession and apart from that she still makes time for her family, friends and to do what makes her happy. Marcano enjoys reading, music, exercising and travelling. She also has a keen interest for aerobics as she puts it “I absolutely love aerobics and the high I get after an intense workout.”  Due to her hectic career, she trains at least three times a week in the areas of spin to aerobics, running, swimming, aerobics, volleyball, aerobics, aerobics…….aerobics. Perhaps it is her warm spirit, determination and passion for exercising and aerobics that bought her to victory when she was crowned as Miss CariFin 2017 at the CariFin Family and Fun Day which was held on Sunday May 28, 2017at the Sevilla Golf Course.

Falomi understands that success comes with a price- hard work. Her strong spirituality and belief in the Almighty exalts the biblical scripture “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Phillipians 4:13. Although very dedicated to her career she believes there should be a balance so always make time for yourself to do what you love to do. Work hard, play hard. In addition she loves what she does so her daily duties and routines never seem tedious. “I tend to try to get my workouts done early if I know my day would be long. I love working out so it never becomes a chore. Each workout is an opportunity to challenge myself and push my body a little more than before.”

As a participant in the CariFin Games for more than five years, she is no stranger to the fun, fitness and friendship.  She enters the Urban Challenge, Cross Country and Aerobics competition every year and she won the Aerobics Burnout Competition at least three times. This was Marcano’s second time entering Miss CariFin and she was able to gain the crown. To her it was a great accomplishment and feeling of elation. Her anxieties and doubts were all put on hold by the encouragement that she got from her friends, work colleagues and family. Falomi is very thankful for the tremendous support given to her throughout the competition by her First Citizens supporters. She was overwhelmed by the amount of supporters that she had by her side that day, shouting, dancing and waving the pantone colours.

Falomi mentally and physically prepared for the Miss CariFin competition in her words…

“The competition challenged me and really brought out a different side of me. I actually told myself to go hard in spite of my own personal fears, and all the last minute hiccups and hurdles that arose that week. On the day of the competition I remember actually trying to keep my focus, I did this by mentally running through my routine and I deliberately did not look at any of the other competitors’ performances until I had actually completed mine. I said a final prayer and then performed”.

The overall experience was an enjoyable and rewarding one for her and she would do it again without hesitation.

Her closing words of advice to all members in the financial services sector were in close keeping to the motto of CariFin- ‘Fun, Fitness, Friendship’.  “Make time for you and have fun doing it. Challenge yourself and it’s always the time that you think you cannot do it is when you can, so never quit.”

Submitted by: Keisha Saunders

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