Story by: Motsieng Mooketsi
Matlosana”Klerksdorp: In wake of a cold saturday morning. fitness enthusiasts, elders, the youth and members of the community braved the chilly weather to join the wellness day at Rio Casino.
Mpipi group’s Neo Mpipi is the brains behind this powerful initiative which seeks to encourage Klerksdorpians to keep fit and not consider joining a gym as the only method of having a healthy body.
She had to run around and organise the event despite her busy schedule in the demanding logistics industry of ABI South Africa. Ashley Segoe of A.S Projects also stepped in to assist in the preparations of the event.
The event was graced by two elderly organisations; Jouberton Day Centre and Ratanang Old Age Serves Club, the youth. and people with disabilities who were brought by the department of social development. Bulks and bulks of clothes were donated. One of the biggest donors was the Jouberton Police Station. The clothes were handed over to the department of social development to donate them to people who desperately need them.
Maklera Magazine, Mpipi group Coca Cola, Sunbake bread, Supa 7 Maize Meal, Matlosana Aerobics, Mind Your Own Body “M.Y.O.B, Kaynah Fitness, Rustenburg Aerobics Fanatics, Rio Casino and Jikanathi Projects CC were all stakeholders who partnered to ensure the event goes ahead as planned.
Pusa Serekego of Matlosana Aerobics, Mpho Molopo of Rustenburg Aerobics Fanatics, Penene of M.Y.O.B and Kaynah Fitness Club are four fitness Club Trainers who choreographed the entire event and had everyone sweating, and dancing to the music.
A suggestion by social development’s “Mmathapelo Veli” and “Constance Stuurman” was made for the event to take place again in November 2018. The participants received Coca Cola branded Squeez bottles, and Stationary was given to kids on the day.
Neo Mpipi thanked the support of all Stakeholders and urged everyone to take part in changing Klerksdorp so that “Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban should know that there is a small city called Klerksdorp which is a force to be reckon with.