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Prizes offered for early registration in the 2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend

TREASURE CAY, Bahamas -- Anyone registering online for the 2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend before February 18th, 2013 will be automatically entered to win a stay at the Treasure Cay Beach, Marina, and Golf Resort, a round-trip ticket to Abaco, or a case of Sands beer.
"This is our second year for the event, and the support from the community has been wonderful.  We have a lot of prizes to give out and this year we have started early on promotion.  To date we are far ahead of where we were last year in terms of registrations numbers, and we still have about 7 weeks left till the event," said Lee McCoy, managing director.  
"We have been advertising locally and abroad and the response has been positive, with registrations already in from Abaco, Nassau, Freeport, Florida, South Carolina, Illinois, Virginia and California to name a few.  So far it looks like the women's sprint triathlon will be a hotly contested event, and I'm excited to see the level of competition and comradery that will take place throughout the weekend."
The 2nd annual event, which takes place March 22-24th in Treasure Cay, Abaco, includes a 1-mile open water swim, Sprint and Olympic triathlons (in both individual and relay events), a kids' 1-mile run and a 5k/10k fun run/walk. 
The scenic destination of Treasure Cay, Abaco, encourages both tourists and locals alike to attend.  The courses are flat, the beaches and waters are gorgeous, and the roads are smooth, making for an ideal location for the races.
Everyone who registers online before February 18th, 2013, will be entered into a drawing to win one of three prizes.  The first drawing is for a complimentary night at the Treasure Cay Resort, the second is for a round-trip ticket to Abaco, and the third is a case of Sands Beer.  Registration details can be found on the event website, www.GAFFW.com  The winners will be announced via email and the newsletter, on the website, and on the Facebook page by February 20th.

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2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend Results and Summary

Abaco, Bahamas - The 2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend
was a great success, and in the second year managed to more than double
the participation from the inaugural year. This year 185 persons
participated in the athletic events - including a 1-mile open water
swim, a Sprint triathlon, an Olympic triathlon, a kid's 1-mile run, and a
5k/10k fun run/walk.

The weekend opened on Friday afternoon with
a 1-mile open water swim, sponsored by BTC, in which 25 participants
entered the water at the beautiful Treasure Cay beach in Abaco. The out
and back course attracted athletes as young as 8 and old as 76, and all
skill levels from competitive swimmers to recreational snorkelers. The
gorgeous Abaco weather allowed for a fast course, with Peter Wagner
being the first swimmer to finish, defending his 2012 title with a time
of 25:32. The first female was Abaco local Christina Pyfrom, just
thirteen years old, in a time of 28:01.

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Mystical Fitness Sponsors Student-Athletes

Owners of the Mystical Fitness Gym and Nutrition Center Avis and Derreck Bullard are hoping that the recently launched student-athlete program will encourage coaches to include weightlifting in their daily training regimen for their athletes.

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Family Fitness Weekend sets tone for success of future editions

By RENALDO DORSETT

Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

IN its inaugural year, the Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend, with a full slate of events for athletes and their families, set the tone for the success of future editions of the event.

The three-day series of events featured over 70 competitors throughout the Bahamas and across the globe.

Greg Lowe finished first overall in the Olympic triathlon, Dale Hill of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, took the sprint triathlon while Peter Wagner won the open water swim.

Teenage competitors dominated the running events with 19-year-old Abaconian Adrian Whylly taking first place in the 10k run.

In the relay events, Adam Isaac, Rob Rothwell and P ...

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Family Fitness Weekend sets tone for success of future editions

By RENALDO DORSETT

Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

In its inaugural year, the Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend, with a full slate of events for athletes and their families, set the tone for the success of future editions of the event.

The three-day series of events featured over 70 competitors throughout the Bahamas and across the globe.

Greg Lowe finished first overall in the Olympic triathlon, Dale Hill of Marsh Harbour, Abaco, took the sprint triathlon while Peter Wagner won the open water swim.

Teenage competitors dominated the running events with 19-year-old Abaconian Adrian Whylly taking first place in the 10k run.

In the relay events, Adam Isaac, Rob Rothwell and P ...

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2012 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend, March 23-25

The 2012 Great Abaco
Family Fitness Weekend is set to take place starting Friday, March 23rd
and ending on Sunday, March 25th.  The beautiful Treasure Cay Resort and
Marina will play host to the event, with athletes confirmed from
Nassau, Freeport, Abaco, and Florida.  Many more are expected to
register this week as the price increases on March 12th.  

The
first event in the series is a 1-mile open water swim.  This event will
take place in the crystal clear blue waters of the Treasure Cay beach,
rated one of the Top 10 beaches in a reader poll by Caribbean Travel
& Life.  This takes place on Friday afternoon at 5pm, and is
followed by an awards presentation and welcome reception at the Coco
Beach Bar with refreshments provided by Sands Beer.  A pasta buffet will
follow for participants, their families, supporters, volunteers, and
staff...

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Results of the New Providence Bahamas Body Building and Fitness Novice Championships 2011

Nassau, Bahamas - The 2011 body building and fitness season got off to a great start with it's annual Novice championships this past Saturday at the National Theater. It also saw the introduction of 2 new division by the New
Providence Body Building Association, women's bikini and men's physique.

 

After all of the dieting, weight lifting, tanning, and oiling up was done some 12 new comers to the sport took to the stage to flex, and model their physique for their screaming supporters.

 

Here are the winners...

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Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend a grand success with more than double the participants

TREASURE CAY, Abaco -- The 2013 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend was a great success, and in the second year managed to more than double the participation from the inaugural year.  This year 185 persons participated in the athletic events - including a 1-mile open water swim, a Sprint triathlon, an Olympic triathlon, a kid's 1-mile run, and a 5k/10k fun run/walk.  
The weekend opened on Friday afternoon with a 1-mile open water swim, sponsored by BTC, in which 25 participants entered the water at the beautiful Treasure Cay beach in Abaco.  The out and back course attracted athletes as young as 8 and old as 76, and all skill levels from competitive swimmers to recreational snorkelers.  The gorgeous Abaco weather allowed for a fast course, with Peter Wagner being the first swimmer to finish, defending his 2012 title with a time of 25:32.  The first female was Abaco local Christina Pyfrom, just thirteen years old, in a time of 28:01.  A young competitor, Ryan Knowles, managed to complete the swim in full clothing after forgetting her swimsuit, proving that determination and effort can overcome adversity.
The opening ceremonies and swim awards were held immediately following the swim.  The Member of Parliament for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, was present along with Ministry of Tourism representative Wynsome Ferguson.  The notable growth of the event was evident, as the Coco Beach Club was packed with participants, volunteers, spectators, and sponsors.  Sands Beer and Cocozona provided refreshments while Treasure Cay provided appetizers for the event.
Saturday morning brought overcast weather, a blessing for the athletes preparing to enter the challenging Sprint and Olympic triathlons presented by Carlo Milano.  The Sprint triathlon consisted of a 500m swim, a 20km (12.4 mile) bike ride, and a 5k (3.1 mile) run.  The Olympic triathlon was approximately double the distance, with a 1500m swim, a 40km (24.8 mile) bike ride, and a 10k (6.2 mile) run.  With 60 athletes entered into the events, including individuals and relays, the excitement and camaraderie could be felt well before the sun came up.  Entrants included 5 Olympic individuals, 34 Sprint individuals, and 7 Sprint relays consisting of 21 athletes.

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2012 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend, March 23-25

The 2012 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend is set to take place starting Friday, March 23rd and ending on Sunday, March 25th.  The beautiful Treasure Cay Resort and Marina will play host to the event, with athletes confirmed from Nassau, Freeport, Abaco, and Florida.  Many more are expected to
register this week as the price increases on March 12th.  

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Treasure Cay to host fitness weekend

THE Treasure Cay Beach, Marina & Golf Resort will host The 2012 Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend starting Friday. The three-day event has something for everyone and has already attracted participants from Nassau, Freeport, Abaco, and Florida.

The first event in the series is a 1-mile open water swim. This event will take place in the crystal clear waters of the Treasure Cay beach, rated one of the Top 10 beaches in the world in a reader poll by Caribbean Travel & Life. This takes place on Friday afternoon at 5pm, and is followed by an awards presentation and welcome reception at the Coco Beach Bar with refreshments provided by Sands Beer.

An energy-boosting pasta buffet will follo ...

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