Sports sponsors for children
An Alexandra gym has started a sports fund for youth in the community to increase their involvement in sport.
Pulse Fitness Alexandra, is launching its Pulse Fitness Sports Fund through a Corporate Tribe competition.
Owner Camille O’Connor said some of the funds raised in the event would go towards financially sponsoring children within the community to help with their involvement in sport.
‘‘The idea came about through talking with a number of teachers from different schools and during that I realised a lot of local children do not take part in sport because their parents can’t afford the registration fees, equipment involved in the sport and transport costs. So we have decided to start a fund that schools can apply to Pulse for financial assistance to help out these children.’’
Businesses interested in joining the event needed to put together teams of three members for the six-week Tribe LIFE fitness challenge, she said.
The challenge would not only help local youth, but encouraged staff teamwork, improve individual’s health and fitness and help build a sense of personal achievement.
To win the Corporate Tribe Challenge individuals would be tested at the start of the six weeks – starting June 16 – and then again at the end of the six weeks, O’Connor said.
The team that showed the greatest improvement in the fitness test, as well as results in a team corporate challenge that took place half way through the six-week programme would take the title, she said.
‘‘The fitness test will be a combination of stamina, strength and core and you will work towards improving all these aspects.’’
Youth fit: Pulse Fitness Alexandra owner Camille O’Connor is launching a sports fund for youth through a Corporate Tribe competition. What: Corporate Tribe Challenge When: June 16-July 25 Where: Pulse Fitness, Alexandra Cost: $200 per person Contact: Camille O’Connor on 448 8149 or camille@pulsefitness .co.nz to register interest