CPR course, workshops among GGOTA plans for 2021


In keeping with its mandate to help improve the health and wellness of the nation, the Guyana Gym Owners and Trainers Association (GGOTA) has outlined some major plans for 2021.

According to a release from the body headed by Noshavyah King, offering a CPR course, workshops and training courses for persons aspiring to be personal trainers are among the ambitions of the GGOTA for the year.

Below is the full slate of the plans of the GGOTA:

  1. Offering the first course of CPR and First Aid to Trainers, Coaches and Gym Owners
  2. Basic Training course for persons aspiring to become a trainer or fitness coach
  3. Workshops for gym owners on gym etiquette in keeping with COVID Guidelines


“We have set out plans to work with the Ministry of Education school system assisting with educating teachers and students on nutrition, making healthier options available in canteens and also the importance of physical education from the primary level. Providing workout programmes online and through television for children and adults to encourage physical activity,” GGOTA said.

Birthed out of a group conversation due to the closure of gyms and the subsequent loss of revenue of trainers and gym owners owing to COVID-19 pandemic last October, the association aim is to build and represent a structured community for the betterment of the local fitness industry as a whole with focus on addressing the immediate and long-term problems.

Headed by owner of Genesis Fitness Gym, King, Guyana’s only licensed Zumba instructor, the GGOTA’s mandate is as follows.

Statement of Purpose: Gym Owners and Fitness Trainers Association is an association formed by the fitness industry for the fitness industry. Since the fitness industry is large yet unorganised and fragmented, GGOTA aims to build and represent a structured community for the betterment of the industry as a whole with focus on addressing the immediate and long-term problems.

Mission: The mission is to improve the health of the nation by encouraging people to be more active, more often. GGOTA provides services and facilitates partnerships for a broad range of organisations, all of which support our vision and have a role to play in achieving that goal.

Affiliation: A formidable body representing the entire fitness industry in Guyana, our members and partners will include local gyms and studios from across the public, private and adjacent sectors.

The Guyana Gym Owners and Trainers Association vows to selflessly work together and continue identifying problem areas in the fitness hemisphere and bring about improvements that would benefit all stakeholders across the country in a non-biased manner.

Membership: Gym Owners, Fitness Trainers, Coaches and Nutritionist.

The full slate of the GGOTA Committee is as follows: Noshavyah King (President), Vice-Presidents Yannick Grimes and Roger Callender, Secretary Jordana Ramsay-Gonsalves, Treasurer Kimberly DosSantos, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer Semonica Duke, PRO Emmerson Campbell and Neil Barry-Committee Member.

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