Exercises

The days 28 and 29 of November 2015 were marked by the biggest event in Fitness in the country, thePortugal Fit, totally dedicated to physical exercise and sport. A true success, which brought thousands of people to the largest theater of the country, the Meo Arena, and that should happen again next year on a larger scale.

Exercises

The great event brought together two of the largest national competitions: the Prozis Manz Cross Games and the proof of physical culture Prozis Carlos the Grinding wheel Classic, which raised the spirit of competition, and filled them with audiences.

The #Portugalfit was open to the public with master classes of Zumba, SH BAM, Bodycombat, GRIT, and Bodyattack classes and RPM, that captivated and put to red and all the participants in the large arena. Sessions of show cooking, workshops, cycles of conferences, healthy living, shows choreographed and the biggest fair of sports of Europe completed the event.

However, it was the fitness professionals that took the best advantage, since the Convention Manzwas also held at the same location, with content exclusively dedicated to professionals of the area.

COMPETITIONS

PROZIS MANZ CROSS GAMES

And it was in Portugal Fit took place in the grand final of the competition of reference for lovers of the sport of Cross Training: the Prozis Manz Cross Games, directed by Bruno Salgueiro. This is a competition based on the methodology of Cross Training, which consists of making a sequence or routine of exercises and functional movement varied, with a level of intensity is intense.

It was a spectacle worthy to see it with the audience in full, and a lot of work and sweat on the part of all 180 athletes that have made an impression on the stage at Meo Arena. The eight WODs (challenges by time or by task) included movements from weightlifting, gymnastics, workout cardiorrespiratórios or the combination of the three, gave much work to the participants.

The best performance was Bruno Militão who took home the first prize with a great win in RX Male.One of the biggest references of Crossfit in Portugal has returned to do justice to all the hard work and dedication to the sport, defending its reputation and its box – Crossfit Alvalade. In second and third place were Mauro Damian and Telmo Santos, respectively.

In the category of RX Female was the young Lenny Nunes to get the first place of the podium and confirm the title of the great promise of the Crossfit women in Portugal. A student in the area of sport,a former practitioner of athletics, and who now makes cards in the world of Crossfit. The second place was occupied with Jane Thomas and the third by Diana Santos.

In Masters Male (over 35 years) Vitor Saraiva won the first place, leading to the Crossfit São João da Madeira the award of “gold”. Carlos Oliveira and Enrique Rincón succeeded in the second and third place respectively.

In the category of teams, the CrossFit OPO Ricardo Pereira (6th place overall) won the first two places on the podium, giving even more prominence to the evolution of Crossfit in the Port. In the third place went to CrossFit LX.

In the categories of Scaled Male, Fernando Cardoso, Ivo Canelhas and Peter Martins took the prizes for first, second and third place, respectively, and in the Scaled Women’s category, the first place belonged to Eneida Silva, the second Patrícia Barbedo, and the third Ana Lopes dos Santos.

This was the 3rd edition of the Prozis Manz Cross Games to put the proof aficionados of Cross Training, a modality that has passionate thousands of people in Portugal.

PROZIS CARLOS THE GRINDING WHEEL CLASSIC

And this being a reference event in the country, had also the competition number of a physical culture: the Prozis Carlos the Grinding wheel Classic, with evidence of Bodybuilding, Men’s Physiqueand Bikini Fitness.

CONVENTION MANZ

Was in Portugal Fit one of the speakers at the XXII International Convention of Physical Activity Manz, who once again has enriched the curriculum of all the sport professionals who participated, with sixteen master classes (ten of them of the tribe Les Mills) and more than a dozen workshops with teachers of national and international renown.
SHOW COOKING AND WORKSHOPS

RAW FOOD

It was Mafalda Pinto Leite, author of the blog Days with Mafalda the guy from the cooking show that took place on the first floor of the event, and that he explained to the entire audience present the concept of raw food ( plant foods, not processed, and cooked below 42) giving practical examples.With feature to their products out of the pantry a Pure Juice, put into practice revenue attractive and with ingredients unlikely, that were against his philosophy of cooking and life.

GREEN SMOOTHIES

A workshop very interesting with the theme of “Green Smoothies, drink can cure” also took place on the first floor of the Meo Arena, with demonstrations of Avelino Ormonde, one of the main promoters of organic farming of the Island and the archipelago of the Azores and responsible for the projectBioFontinhas.

In a relaxed atmosphere and interaction with the public, Avelino Ormonde explained the importance of varying the family of vegetables that can be part of the green smoothieand that the taste of vegetables can be disguised with a fruit of strong flavor, such as banana or apple. The reason 50/50 between fruit and vegetables is so very important for a smoothie rich and very suggestive on the palate, and that, for example, the rocket can bring a touch spicy to your shake!

Here is the recipe for the smoothie shown, nutritionally rich, and be directed to the provision of nutrients maximized, as well as the absorption of the same by the body:

– Ingredients –

  • Chard
  • Couve galega
  • Berries Goji
  • Chia seeds
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 Pear
  • 1 Banana
  • Water

– Mode of preparation –

Place all the ingredients properly washed and cut in the crusher and is already!

CYCLE OF CONFERENCES HEALTHY LIFE

The events of this dimension should always provide exhibitions of topics covered and current and, as is obvious, the us Fit has not ceased to do so. With the panels conceptualized and national benchmarks in the area of fitness, nutrition and health promotion, the mornings of the two days were dedicated to the sharing of information and discussion.

1. EXERCISE AND HEALTH PROMOTION

The first large block of the cycle of conferences began with the theme of the exercise with a view to the promotion of health, had not been for the Portugal Fit an event related with the sport. This featured three outstanding speakers and three topics very relevant.

Hugo Pereira began with the theme “Exercise to manage weight”, where the importance of the practice of regular physical exercise was reinforced as a way to lose and maintain weight over the long term. Cesar Chaves spoke of the delicate topic of what the role of the teacher in the gym and António Palmeira launched the introduction of new technologies in the promotion of exercise and health, in particular apps that have been making part of the day-to-day of those who practice physical exercise.

Here are the 4 best apps to train and 5 fitness accessories to maximize your workout.

2. STRESS/WELL-BEING

In a world of formatted to do more and better, the stress generated in response to personal or professional cause that more and more people become refugiem in the food. And, so, Marlene Silva unraveled some secrets to not feed the stress.

Then, Susana Veloso introduced the concept of Mindfulness, a mental state characterized by the self-regulation of attention to the present, and that implies an open attitude, broad and tolerant, as a way to accept, understand and know how to deal with all types of sensations, and day to day problems.

Learn here what to do when stress makes you fat!

3. NUTRITION

One of the blocks most expected, with contentious issues and very interesting they put the nutrition of the noise. Starting with the Nutritionist Rui Jorge who released it to the arena, the theme of the milk: “Can you drink milk: yes or no?”.

After checking many arguments duly validated scientifically, namely osteoporosis, cancer, weight management, cardiovascular disease, and pregnancy, it was simple to realize that the milk can and should be a food insert on a food plan that is balanced and varied, unless there is some contraindication (allergy to milk protein, for example).

With a vision different from what is expected in a panel of nutrition, Avelino Ormonde surprised with The power of vegetables” in the promotion of health, giving tips of how to maximize its effect on the body. In a perspective of botany, the booster BioFontinhas spoke of the importance of the intake of different families of vegetables (roots, tubers, flowers and leaves), and the rotation of different vegetables with a view to the best advantage of its beneficial effects.

And because the children were not forgotten, Ana the little Houses and reinforced the importance of healthy snacks for the children to take to school that should exclude processed products and the typical cakes and soft drinks, should be replaced by fruit, vegetables, bread/cereals and proteins of high biological value such as milk, yogurt or egg.

4. RUNNING

Is in fashion and, therefore, could not be spoken by Pedro Almeida, Cláudia Minderico and Rita Marques. The first speaker with the topic “Prepare for the evidence” he used three adjectives key to characterise all the people who want to prepare for a trial of running: resilient, committed and disciplined.

Cláudia Minderico spoke of the importance of nutrition before, during, and after the evidence, giving special attention to the hydration constant and the timings of the intake of simple carbohydrates and complex. Rita Marques finished with the “suitable Equipment for the race – what there is and what to choose”, with several options on the market.

Here’s what the best running shoes running the time.

THE LARGEST TRADE FAIR FOR FITNESS EUROPE

It was remarkable the number of stands at the event with an exhibition of the most varied products. Over the two floors were arranged the various equipments to training sites such as gyms and boxes of crossfit, as well as brands of vesturário sports as Susana Gateira, Botton, Reciff, Reebok, Sport Zone, Patuá, among many others.

We found several well-known faces such as Raquel Henriques with the brand Bumbumfit and Marco Costa with the brand Giant Gym Wear, two public figures dedicated to the cult of the body and who have already participated in various competitions of physical culture.

Stands of major brands of supplementation were not lacking, as the Brand, which had a red carpet where you marked the presence of big names as César Araújo, athlete power lifting, and dedicated to bodybuilding, which surprised those present with a moment of lifting the weight with a series of 3×300 kg, then ventured over 320 lbs!!!

Some brands present they gave wings to the imagination with regards to the activities provided. It was the example of the Fruut who has released a contest to bust the balloon in which the Active Life he participated in; the Jazzy that in addition to its “wheel of fortune” made demos of dance and Pole Dance; Susana Gateira that promoted different contests with the participants, and animation of the dance; and Therefore that with a machine of games fun and gave prizes to those who participated.

It could not be, the technology in the area of fitness was highlighted with the presentation of the most varied applications and software to aid sports performance, both for use of the sportsman as to the use of their own personal trainers and gyms.

Healthy food choices also were not lacking. It was the example of Love in Green, a brand of machines, smoothies, milks, and juices vegetables, which is highlighted by tasty and appealing final product that offer, and Here there is a Granola that has released multiple products that can be part of a healthy diet, taking as a basis the granola.

The Solinca, Fitness Hut, Jazzy and Vivafit were some of the gyms that also attended the event.

A SUCCESSFUL EVENT

In general, the us Fit has exceeded the expectations. Organized and with a lot of action to the mix, was the ideal place to spend a weekend different, healthy and active. The location of the event was that the movement became easy and intuitive, which helped a lot to the adherence of the same.

The energy and delivery of all the participants and teachers of the master classes were contagious, and this is reflected in full the spirit and the essence that an event of such importance should have.

The variety of products and brands present allowed the audience to get the best out of the best deals and have access to new information is the level of product, service, or technology. A junction of materials and means for better sports performance and that motivate any practitioner of the sport, from start to professional.

As less points strong have highlighted the shortage of hooks (free, but insufficient, taking into account the large number of users) and the lack of space in the room where the competitions took place in bodybuilding. The interest for this sport has attracted each time more out of curiosity and because it’s a final, the venue should have been bigger, to avoid closed doors to the public.

Waiting with much anticipation for a return to the large, already scheduled for 2016 and 2017.

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