A decade of working out

2018-04-03 06:00
Almost a decade after starting an exercise group, with one member, the Kommetjie Summer Squad is still going strong.

Almost a decade after starting an exercise group, with one member, the Kommetjie Summer Squad is still going strong.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Almost a decade after starting an exercise group, with one member, the Kommetjie Summer Squad is still going strong.

Co-founder Maggie Joubert says her partner approached her with the idea of starting an outdoor fitness group, which has since grown to be a regular session for locals to connect.

“Nearly 10 years ago my Summer Squad partner, Andrea, approached me with an idea to start an outdoor fitness group in Kommetjie. We started with one member. By the end of the summer, we had a handful and decided to go throughout the winter ... and as they say, the rest is history,” she says.

The exercise group, with charges a R400 membership fee for 10 classes, does cardio, toning, strength training, interval training, as well as core, abdominal, leg and arm exercises – in a social group with “lots of laughs and a great atmosphere,” says Joubert.

As well as keeping members healthy, the group has become a way to reconnect with nature and community, Joubert says.

“Kommetjie Summer Squad has made me fit, strong and toned. It keeps me motivated and energised. I appreciate our beautiful environment and I love getting a fantastic workout in a group which is inclusive and social. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and each person puts in what they feel they can realistically do. Exercise should be fun and a celebration of what the body can do and not a punishment,” she says.

“I know for many of the (mostly) women who come to class, Kommetjie Summer Squad has become part of their weekly routine. We connect with friends, get a workout and spend time outdoors, regardless of the weather. Summer Squad is a great way to relieve stress and improve overall fitness, health and wellbeing­.” V Call Maggie Joubert on 072 425 5990.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.