DUT HOSTS A SUCCESSFUL SAFIT COMPETITION
Written by: Ndumiso Nxumalo
People came in numbers to participate in the Sbu’s Academy of Fitness 8th Annual Fitness Competition that was held at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) Sports Centre on Saturday.
Participants from all provinces and also from outside the country including Swaziland and Botswana filled the venue with high energy.
Sbu’s Academy of Fitness (SAFit) Annual Fitness Competition was founded in 2007 by Sibusiso Bhengu, one of, if not, the most popular fitness instructor – group training/ aerobics in Kwazulu-Natal.
Speaking to the big crowd, the event founder Bhengu, said that he is very happy with the event and it was a great success.
“For me doing this was not for profit, I did it out of love of aerobics. I want to thank you all for all these years for supporting me and also for being part of this programme,” said Bhengu.
Bhengu also applauded the sponsor’s participation. “I want to thank my sponsors as well for coming on board and support this initiative,” concluded Bhengu.
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo complimented Sbu’s Academy of Fitness as he said it brings all nations together.
“This is one of the best initiatives that bring people of all races together. I urge everyone that participated here today to go out and teach the importance of healthy living,” said Dr Dlomo.
The competition included individuals and team challenges competing in Box, Steps, Box-Steps, Zumba, Hi-Lo and Functional exercises.
Sanelisiwe Tsotsetsi from Pretoria in Gauteng, said that she has been taking part in the competition for the past years.
“It’s been a great experience and it’s sad now that it’s a final episode but I did enjoy myself. I would like to thank SAFit for the great experience and also thank Bhengu because now my shelves are full of trophies because of this competition,” said the delighted Tsotsetsi.
People walked away with great prices and awards during later in the day.
*Caption: Ftness instructor demonstrating on the stage