FITNESS enthusiasts closed Oxford Street on Saturday for the Buffalo City Metro Municipality (BCMM) Ssport and Rrecreation mass aerobics challenge.
The event took place in front of the City Hall as a part of a campaign to promote a healthy lifestyle for employees.
BCMM partnered with gym owner Khaya Majeke of KM Sport’s sport and aerobics instructors.
BCMM Sport and recreation club chairman Thandy Matebese said the club consists of 14 sporting codes, a choral section and gospel choirs.
“The aim of the club is to promote healthy lifestyles and to keep employees active. We also participate as the club in the Southern Africa Inter-Municipal Sport Association (Saimsa) games which are held annually and municipalities from the SADC region compete for medals. BCMM are the reigning champions,” he said.
Matebese added that the Metro’s Aerobics Club was responsible for organising mass Aerobics events which were normally held at the Orient Theatre and were open to members of the community.
“We want the event to become one of the signature events of the Ccity. In making healthy living popular, we partnered with KM Sport which was hosting a bodybuilding competition at the City Hall on the same day.” This was to make sure that both events gain popularity and support.”
Members of the Makana Aerobics Club in Grahamstown joined the event on the day.
Find “East London Saturday Mass Aerobics” on Facebook for more information.