DUT EMPHASISES HEALTH AND FITNESS
By: Bliss Ndapasowa
“Perseverance and tenacity”.
These aspects were the main source of motivation for DUT’s four teams who battled to display their physical strength at the third Inter-residents fitness tournament on Friday.
Held at the Greyville Racecourse, the competition is an initiative that seeks to encourage physical fitness across the DUT residence community.
The event featured female teams from Sterling House residence, Walsingham residence, Campbell Residence and Durban Christian Centre’s Youth Coordinating Team (YCT).
The ladies’ level of agility was tested by various activities that included a series of box jumps, racing and other fitness measuring techniques.
With American born and bred fitness trainer Adwin Perry as the instructor, the perseverance-testing event did not disappoint.
Sterling House Residence however emerged as the winner, walking away with prizes that comprised a glamorous trophy, a boat cruise at the harbour and a dinner with the coaches. DCC’s YCT girls became the runner up with Campbell Residence third and last but not least Walsingham Residence.
Upon presentation of prizes, DCC’s Meshack Khumalo took it upon himself to inspire the participants. He emphasised the importance of applying the same discipline of physical fitness in all aspects of their lives.
“There is more to life than physical fitness. You need balance- the spiritual and academic sides are also important. ”
He encouraged the ladies that they should stand firm and not be swept up by the winds of temptation. He also touched on various fundamental factors including alcohol and drug abuse.
The hand behind the event was Sibongiseni Khoza’s, owner of Happy Cleaning Carwash Company based in Greyville. He considers this activity as his way of giving back to the institution, as he was a former student himself.