Share fitness club is a club that was formed by a group of friends together with their partners to share their experiences of hiking.  They don’t only do hiking but other outdoor activities such as camping which gives them the opportunity to share their experiences and challenges. Their latest hiking trail was this past Saturday at Uitkyk hiking trail.

Speaking to the organisers Rodney and Thina who both love hiking, they emphasized that share fitness is not limited to hiking. “We do hiking and other outdoor activities such as camping, for instance this coming month we are doing a weekend hike and we will have a lot of outdoor activities including hiking”. “In a month we try to alternate the activities, one week hiking and the others cycling and running, we want to try to get everyone in because there is no way that all these people cannot do two of the three activities”.

Each participant pays an entrance fee of R170 for the hiking which also covers lunch. The fitness club has so far trailed Hennops, Phaladingwe, Kliprivier, Kranskloof and Uitkyk. Their next trail which will be on the first weekend of June will be confirmed on Wednesday the 10th of May 2017.

With the hope of growing the club and attracting more participants, they organisers are working on having a big event which will be once every quarter. “For us it’s growing but the biggest thing is that people need to share their experiences, knowledge and share time together”.

One of their main objectives is to share with the less privileged. “One of the things that we have learnt is that people are suffering, moving forward what we are trying to do is charge R200 for entrance fee and food instead of the R170 we have been charging and take the R30, raise it and donate it to charity” .

One of the organisers, Rodney together with a group of men and women embarked on a 325km walk from Hammanskraal to Mahikeng from 28 March to 1 April. The aim of the walk was to raise 20 000 sanitary towels, 50 bicycles, school shoes and boots, balls, rain coats, wheelchairs and walking sticks for the needy. The walk was organised by walk for hope.

 

BY: Keseabetsoe Mogashoa

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