Ob­sta­cles, cy­cling and more

Grocott's Mail - - SPORT - By STEPHEN PEN­NEY

The Work­shop, sit­u­ated in Gra­ham­stown's In­dus­trial Area, will be launched in con­junc­tion with the Gra­ham­stown Games this Satur­day, 2 Septem­ber.

The Fit­ness Box to­gether with CrossFit Gra­ham­stown will host the in­au­gu­ral Gra­ham­stown Games on Satur­day 2 Septem­ber. The event will in­clude an Ob­sta­cle course, BootCamp work­out, In­door row­ing, moun­tain bik­ing and trail run­ning.

Si­mon van der Merwe, or­gan­iser of the event said all events will be tack­led as a team, “ex­cept that the moun­tain bik­ing and trail run­ning will be 2 ath­letes (1 male and 1 fe­male) each”.

The multi-dis­ci­plinary, mixed-team fit­ness chal­lenge has drawn in lo­cal fit­ness en­thu­si­asts of all dis­ci­plines as well as cor­po­rate and spon­sored teams, and both fun and se­ri­ous ath­letes alike. “This is an event for the whole fam­ily,” said Van der Merwe.

The Gra­ham­stown Games has se­cured some en­thu­si­as­tic spon­sors in­clud­ing Har­courts, Nutritech and The EyeS­tore, mak­ing for some thrilling prizes for the win­ners (in­clud­ing Adi­das sun­glasses and Nutritech ham­pers), as well as many spot prizes. Gro­cott’s Mail has come on board as the me­dia spon­sor. All ath­letes will re­ceive a good­ies bag with a T-shirt and wa­ter bot­tle.

The Work­shop cur­rently con­sists of Ber­muda Lawns and Land­scap­ing, Noom and The Fit­ness Box.

Th­ese busi­nesses com­ple­ment each other well and cre­ate a des­ti­na­tion fa­cil­ity with pur­pose. The busi­ness has been well re­ceived and sup­ported since open­ing their doors.

Although The Work­shop has al­ready been open for a pe­riod of time, a grand open­ing has been or­ga­nized for Satur­day 2 Septem­ber to for­mally in­tro­duce the space.

Var­i­ous stalls will be po­si­tioned within the park­ing area cou­pled with mul­ti­ple ac­tiv­i­ties and spe­cials run­ning on the day, cre­at­ing an in­ter­est­ing ac­tion-packed fam­ily out­ing.

The event will in­clude an Ob­sta­cle course, BootCamp work­out, In­door row­ing, moun­tain bik­ing and trail run­ning.

Photo: Khaka

Noom is a fur­ni­ture shop with a dif­fer­ence. You get to pick re­vamped sec­ond-hand or cus­tom-made fur­ni­ture, pot­tery, clothes and shoes of your choice while en­joy­ing cof­fee and eats. The kids get to en­joy the sand pit out back. Noom do­nates the pro­ceeds from pot­tery sales to the Don­key As­so­ci­a­tion and the sec­ond-hand books pro­ceeds to the SPCA.

Photo: Ayanda Msibi

The Fit­ness Box With Crossfit Gra­ham­stown is a gym that fo­cuses on ex­er­cise that can be used in ev­ery­day life. It is dif­fer­ent from typ­i­cal gyms as it fo­cuses on mul­ti­ple mus­cle groups. The fo­cus is on group train­ing, although they ac­com­mo­date peo­ple from high school age to the el­derly.

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