Super fit to battle it out

2015-11-18 06:00
Dave Levey (centre) – twice named the fittest man in Africa – and Dean Shaw (right) are two contestants flying the Nelson Mandela Bay flag at next weekend’s inaugural Nutritech East Cape Championships at Baywest Mall. Photo: SUPPLIED

Dave Levey (centre) – twice named the fittest man in Africa – and Dean Shaw (right) are two contestants flying the Nelson Mandela Bay flag at next weekend’s inaugural Nutritech East Cape Championships at Baywest Mall. Photo: SUPPLIED

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MORE than 100 of South Africa’s fittest men and women will be pitted against one another next weekend when they participate in the inaugural Nutritech East Cape Championships, presented by CrossFit Algoa – the first functional fitness competition of its kind in the province.

Baywest Mall will play host to the three-day event, which will put on display the crème de la crème of South Africa’s most beach-ready bodies, many of whom have featured in top international fitness competitions and as the enviable cover models on health magazines.

Presented by CrossFit Algoa, the championships will run from November 20 to 22 in a cordoned off area of the Baywest Mall parking area [Entrance 1, ground floor]. Founder of CrossFit Algoa, Dave Levey, said the event was in response to a growing public interest in the functional fitness lifestyle.

“It’s about promoting a healthy lifestyle and will also show the public what functional fitness is all about, how fun our sport is, and also the camaraderie involved,” said Levey.

Levey is no novice to the fitness world, having twice been named the “fittest in Africa” after winning the Reebok CrossFit Open and Regionals for Africa. He was invited to the Reebok CrossFit Games in Carson California where he was placed 36 out of 46 of the World’s Fittest Men in 2012, and 32 in 2013.

Levey said super-fit participants from the region included Dean Shaw, Jaco van der Vyfer, Eva Thornton – who recently came fourth at the Reebok CrossFit Games in California in the category of ladies’ masters 45 to 49 – as well as Tasquane Hufkie. – REPORTER

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