Community urged to become active

2017-02-22 06:00
Aerobic sessions were offered during the wellness day event.Photos: Supplied

Aerobic sessions were offered during the wellness day event.Photos: Supplied

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Late last year, more than 50 people participated in a fitness day held at the Boichoko Community Hall in the Tsantsabane area.

It was aimed at supporting members of the community on a journey to fitness through activities, including a fun run or walk, aerobic exercises and other health and fitness training sessions.

This initiative was supported by Kumba Iron Ore’s Kolomela Mine, a business unit of Anglo American.

“We strive to make a difference in the lives of our stakeholders, by supporting ongoing sport initiatives to improve the health of our community,” said George Benjamin, manager of public affairs at the Kolomela Mine, at the event.

Gordon Rensburg, the fitness guru involved in the local health community programme, said a strong community was built through such activities.

“The choices we make every day help us live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives, both at work and at home,” Rensburg said.

He said the purpose of the day was to assist members of the community who required help to improve their health and fitness.

“They were introduced to healthy eating habits and how to improve cardiovascular health and muscular strength.

“The day was also part of an effort to bring our community together to become a stronger, healthier town,” added Rensburg.

He encouraged the community to contact him regarding health and fitness programmes on 072-372-6741.

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