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Wellness club promotes healthy living


The young and old gathered at the Dwarsloop mall's play area for aerobics sessions with the BWC facilitators

The Bushbuckridge Wellness Club, a non-profit organisation established by the vibrant youth from Acornhoek hosted an aerobics session at Dwarsloop Mall on Wednesday, the 23rd of January as part of the organisation’s vision to promote healthy living within Bushbuckridge.

It was an entertaining afternoon on which both the young and old gathered at the mall’s play area to flex their muscles and stretch their bodies, guided by the BWC facilitators. According to the founders, such activities have been agreed upon with New Africa Developments (NAD) to take place between Dwarsloop and Acornhoek malls rotationally. 

“We started the Bushbuckridge Wellness Club in April last year mainly out of passion for fitness and health wellness,” Matimba Ngwenya, one of the founders said. We’ve been doing these activities around schools, police stations and in different communities and even at malls. Our main vision behind this is to get the residents of Bushbuckridge healthy and fit because we have realised that the lifestyle is a health hazard,” he added.

Patience Mashilangoako, one of the participants told Bushbuckridge News that it is a great opportunity for herself because she gets extra gym lessons. “I’m originally from Lydenburg, so I’m only here in Bushbuckridge due to work, so I thought I should take advantage of such a great opportunity. This is very important because most of the time we focus too much on shopping and looking good while neglect our bodies, so we should be fit, appeal and be confident in public. I am very grateful for the opportunity. The wellness club founders further invited community members to take advantage of free exercise lessons every Wednesday at Acornhoek Mall from 17:00-19:00 and on Thursdays at Dwarsloop Mall at the same time.