Free outdoor gym in Soweto

Z Luyenge

In response to the President`s call in his State of the Nation debate where he encouraged South Africans to live healthier lives to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, we welcome the first free outdoor gym in Soweto. The free gym in Petro Molefe Park is equipped with world class gym equipment and is made of strong, durable and weatherproof material which enables it to withstand harsh weather conditions. In addition, there will be security present at all times, not only to protect the residents but also the equipment. Fitness instructors and personal trainers will also be on hand to help residents work towards healthier bodies.

Exercising and maintaining fitness and good health is now brought closer to the people of Soweto and especially for those who cannot afford to join the commercial gyms. By improving their fitness, people become more productive and healthier. The residents are urged to take advantage of this service and to also take care of the Park so that they may enjoy its benefits for many years to come.