Lots of ground covered as foursome hit fitness class

2015-06-02 11:12
Ground Cover staff Nobuhle Dlomo, Florence Kubheka, Happy Zondi and Gugu Mqondo are trained by Berg Security guard Enoch Hlomuka in keep-fit classes every day.

Ground Cover staff Nobuhle Dlomo, Florence Kubheka, Happy Zondi and Gugu Mqondo are trained by Berg Security guard Enoch Hlomuka in keep-fit classes every day. (Ian Carbutt)

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A BERG Security guard has formed a fitness class at the Ground Cover factory shop in the Midlands and has made it his mission to whip his students into shape.

Fitness fanatic Enoch Hlomuka has worked as a security guard patrolling the Curry’s Post area for over 15 years and became interested in fitness 13 years ago.

In February this year, four women from Ground Cover approached Hlomuka to impart his fitness expertise to them and asked him to train them, to which he readily agreed.

Fitness classes began almost immediately and for three months Hlomuka has trained the women every day at 1 pm on the dot.

Armed with dumbbells and other gym equipment, Hlomuka makes sure the women do their exercise properly for 45 minutes of the day.

“I was very happy and excited when they asked me to train them,” said Hlomuka. “Training every day will keep us strong and I am proud of how well these women have done.”

Ground Cover staffer Nobuhle Dlomo said she had lost six kilograms since she started training with Hlomuka.

“He is quite hard on us but we enjoy the exercise. I have already lost six kilograms and I feel good,” she said.

Dlomo said the group all motivated each other and were trying to convince more staff at Ground Cover to join.

Another trainee and staff member at Ground Cover, Florence Kubheka, said she was feeling better about life, thanks to Hlomuka and his rigorous training regime.

“I am healthy and happy and feel better about life,” she said.

The group said they had been training extra hard lately as they had challenged their boss, Ground Cover owner Amanda McCarthy, to beat them in this year’s Nelson Mandela Marathon.

The group, who have run the 10 km race a number of times before, said they are ready for the 20 km race and to beat McCarthy this year.

McCarthy said she was proud of her staff and that the initiative Hlomuka had taken was “phenomenal”

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