150 women get fit in fun way

2016-11-01 06:00
The women line up for a line dancing session with Matthew Bennet.  PHOTO: Samantha Lee

The women line up for a line dancing session with Matthew Bennet. PHOTO: Samantha Lee

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Fitness and fun were on the cards when more than 150 women came together for a mass fitness day.

Hosted by the Searidge Park Fitness Club, the event saw 10 clubs gather for the mass workout at the Nelson Mandela Family and Youth Centre in Tafelsig last Tuesday.

From 08:30 to 14:00 the women participated in Tae Bo, line dancing, fitness tests, aerobics and listened to a general nutrition talk by personal trainer Reemay Damons.

Damons said: “This is about giving back and reaching out in fitness. Fitness and health go hand in hand and it is very important.”

Damons did an aerobic demonstration with the women and also gave away one of his workout DVDs.

“It is not always about the money. It is important never to forget where we came from, no matter how many radio or TV interviews you have. Giving back is important and that is why I am here.”

Searidge Park Fitness Club secretary Ceceline Seale says the mass fitness day had been months in the making.

“Planning for the event started in March and in the last few weeks we were able to pull it all together,” she says.

She says the clubs often interact but never on this level.

“We would always go and visit other clubs and then they would visit us, but we never had an event like this where we all came together to work out together,” says Seale.

The participants are aged between 30 and 70 and regularly work out together in their various clubs.

The clubs who joined in on the event were Harmony Seniors, Searidge Fitness Club, Wolfgat Fitness and Seniors Club, Strandfontein Fitness Club, Eastridge Fitness Club, Beacon Valley Fitness Club, Extreme Fitness Club, Samaritan Fun School of Dance and the Rocklands Fitness Club.

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