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"Whether it is walking into a store
and being told right away they don t
have what you are looking for in your
size, without even giving you a fitting,
or you are told you have to pay for the
next seat when you re travelling, these
are the kinds of issues people like me
face everyday," he said. "I am hoping
that through this challenge people can
see we are very much normal people
like everyone else and we can do it all
once we put our minds to it," said Arthur.
Since taking on the Hardcore chal-
lenge this year, Arthur has lost a sig-
nificant amount of weight. He is also
on a special diet with his meals prepared
by Jody White, director of fitness solu-
tions company, Slim Down 360. White
is also the team s trainer and one of its
sponsors. The GML team is also spon-
sored by Carib Light and CNC3.
When the T&T Guardian spoke with
White he said Arthur s commitment to
his goal is proving itself in the changes
his body has already begun to make and
the determination he exhibits in his
"Sherwin is a fella who rises to the
occasion all the time. I have seen Sher-
win injure his knee on a run that we
did, but he found a stick and limped
out the rest of his challenge, and that
tells me he has sheer determination and
the ability to do anything he sets his
mind to," said White.
"My mantra is to go hard or go home!"
White the tough trainer
White is not a lenient trainer. Three
things matter to him---obedience, team
work and results.
Some of the team often think he
pushes them too hard and they say this
on the series. But the hands-on White,
insists excellent results require excellent
The 27-year-old personal fitness train-
er and nutrition coach walks the team
carefully through their required diet. He
ensures members get a full range of
workouts during their three days of
training. From indoor to outdoor exer-
cises, White also exposed Team GML
to practice sessions with Central FC
football club and the Special Olympics
athletes as part of their training. They
are also going to do a few sessions with
the Tribe Aquaholics Dragon Boat racing
team on July 27.
He added, the members have also
been taught to eat several small meals
throughout the day; every three to four
hours. This is to ensure they have enough
energy to go through an entire workout
and the recovery period. He also advised
that alcohol consumption should be
minimal or not at all.
"If they fail to follow these guidelines
it will hamper their overall performance.
You simply won t get the best out of
White said, however, he was happy
to say that the majority of the team was
doing extremely well, even some of the
new members who were inexperienced
have managed to impress him.
"I was really worried when we started
training three months ago that some of
the team members from last year might
not have been keeping up their fitness
levels, but I was really impressed that
they actually were, because they fell
right back into the training quite easily.
We even had a few members who
dropped out last year, returned this time
and have gone all the way. So overall I
would say we have a pretty good team."
According to their Web site, Hardcore
Caribbean is the region s "biggest and
baddest adventure challenge."
It started in 2012, and the Trinidad
leg is featured on the ESPN sports net-
Participants face over 20 water and
land-based military-style obstacles over
a course that s five miles long.
This year the event s organisers have
decided to keep the challenge open,
making it more of a personal challenge
than a competition.
There is a Jamaica leg which takes
place on October 4 in Jamaica.
For more information, visit the site
Trainer: We have a
pretty good team
GML HARDCORE TEAM
Disrupted by injury in 2013, Sherwin
Arthur is determined to complete the
Hardcore challenge in 2014.
PHOTO COURTESY CNC3
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