Community gym opens on historical site

2017-02-09 06:02
PHOTO: Phumlani Mzobe The outdoor community gym built on a the heritage site in KwaXaba.

PHOTO: Phumlani Mzobe The outdoor community gym built on a the heritage site in KwaXaba.

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LIVING a healthy and fit lifestyle is being encouraged in Gamalakhe as a new outdoor community gym opened in KwaXaba.

The area was chosen because it has a historical connection to Gamalakhe because the KwaXaba area was used as a campsite for veterans during the political struggle.

Recently appointed Ward 27 Councillor Mdu Cele and Ray Nkonyeni Municipality leadership led by Municipal Manager, Max Mbili and the Department of Sports and Recreation implemented the gym and a children’s play park project.

There is even a group of “seniors” who make use of the gym during the day.

Cele said there is no specific time that people can use the gym, but a meeting has been called by the Department of Sports and Recreation and stakeholders involved in the project to discuss gym times and personnel who will be facilitating at the gym.

“We are planning to have dedicated trainers and facilitators who will assist the community with the various equipment, this is especially with old-aged people who may not know how the equipment works and for what exercise it is for.”

Cele said before a schedule has been put into place the community can enjoy the gym anytime as it is aimed at promoting health and keeping the youth from getting involved in substance abuse and crime.

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