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Mzwinila commends family for gymnasium

Assistant Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Kefentse Mzwinila has commended the Baipedi family for setting up a gym called Gym X in Mogapi.

He said the gym was a welcome development and investment in the village and would go a long way in helping the community lead a healthy lifestyle. 

Mzwinila who is also Member of Parliament for Mmadinare said this when officially opening the gym recently.

He said the setting up of the gym was in line with government’s initiative of having a healthy and productive nation. He added that gyms were not only meant to be setup in urban areas as it has been the case but also in villages as people living in such places also need to exercise and lead healthy lifestyles.

Further, Mzwinila indicated that the gym was a contribution toward the promotion and development of sport and explained that sport development was one of the core initiatives of his ministry.

He said through sport development, world class athletes were produced to compete in international sport competitions.

Regarding community involvement on health issues, the assistant minister said his ministry in collaboration with the health sector lead the way towards having a healthy nation by holding national fitness day events annually to encourage civil servants and the public in general to exercise and live healthy.

He encouraged residents of Mogapi to take care of the gym and utilise it accordingly to stay fit and live healthy lives so as to avoid non-communicable diseases such high blood and low blood pressure and sugar diabetes among others.

The legislator further noted that through the gym that has been setup in Mogapi jobs have been created for locals especially the youth.

He also mentioned that because the gym facility has a physiotherapy section, he will liaise with Ministry of Health and Wellness to avail physiotherapy practitioners at the gym to assist locals especially the elderly.

For her part the director of Gym X, Miso Baipedi indicated that the setting up of the gym is a Public Private Partnership initiative aimed at contributing towards bringing developments in their village.

She said the gym was meant to encourage people of Mogapi  to exercise and stay fit. She said the gym was not only meant for young people but also for the elderly.

She explained that besides exercising equipment availed at the gym, the gym also a has a physiotherapy section which will also be utilised by residents to check on the blood pressure, suger levels.

She said the facility will be working hand in hand with the village clinic.

Councillor for Mogapi, Tuelo Metseyabeng commended the Baipedi family for deciding to set up the gym in Mogapi more so that they did that at their own costs. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : Tshepo Mongwa

Location : MOGAPI

Event : Gym Official Opening

Date : Mar 06 Tue,2018


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