Ben Hughes

FITNESS WITH A PURPOSE: From left, Ben Hughes (boxing/strength and conditioning coach), boxers Tianna Guy and Nigel Paul and fitness trainer Simone Gonzales, centre, as she launched her donation drive 2022 for the TTOC Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund.

Members of the public are being invited to test their fitness and support the country’s athletes.

Fitness instructor Simone Gonzales of the Fitness Center Ltd will deliver five specially selected workout classes via Zoom on mornings from Saturday January 29 to Saturday February 26, with the proceeds from participants signing up going to the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee’s Athlete and Welfare Fund. All classes begin at 6 a.m.

The following is a list of the classes and dates:

January 29: Tabata with Drums Live

February 5: Body Rock Concepts: 8x8x8 with Cardio.

February 12: The Recreational Runners Strength Circuit

February 19: The Stability Ball Mini Circuits.

February 26: Aerobic Dance/Conditioning and Zumba — SG and Rocky

This is the third year since this venture has been launched and Gonzales intends on keeping this annual event. Anyone wishing to participate can contact Gonzales at 774-3931 or Melanie at 320-1383 by phone or whatsapp and or email. For cost and more details, persons can email to: or


Trinidad and Tobago senior women’s hockey players are scheduled to open their Pan American Cup campaign today in Santiago, Chile. They might just about make it.

Up to yesterday, players and technical staff from both the women’s and men’s teams were still making their way to Chile for the January 19-30 tournament.

West Indies Under-19 head coach Floyd Reifer praised the character shown by his players in their seven-wicket win over Scotland on Monday and said they want to keep on improving as they get ready to face Sri Lanka in St Kitts, on Friday.

England only needed to chase down 98 to win their opening game against Bangladesh but could flex their batting muscles when inserted by Canada at Warner Park, yesterday.

Jacob Bethell (7) was bowled in the seventh over, bringing together George Thomas and captain Tom Prest who immediately took the game to the Canadian bowling attack.

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons said the batters didn’t assess the situation of the game well against Ireland and wants to see an improvement in that and other areas as the team gears up to face England.

Simmons also noted that he is not concerned about his own job but rather doing what he can to ensure the team’s success on the field.

South Africa’s youths bounced back from their opening Group B loss to India by beating Uganda by 121 runs in Group C ICC Men’s Under-19 World Cup action at the Queen’s Park Oval, yesterday.

A century from Dewald Brevis — 104 (110 balls, 11 fours, one six) — set up South Africa’s total of 231 for nine.

Five years and five long sets later, five-time Australian Open runner-up Andy Murray finally has won another match at the season-opening Grand Slam tournament.

The former No. 1-ranked Murray, playing thanks to a wild-card invitation as he continues his career comeback from hip operations and thoughts of retirement, beat 21st-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4 on Tuesday to reach the second round at Melbourne Park.