We could not have scripted it better! In all our planning and projections for the 7th Kellogg’s Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge at the Southern Suburbs Recreation Centre in Rosettenville, we could not have known that the likes of Nothende and G-Core would carry our message home as they did. With the first half of the 50-Hour Sports Challenge having surpassed our expectations – the last 25 truly proved that sometimes you just never know!
Gravity Core (G-Core to their friends), professional core trainers, were on hand to give a demonstration of what can be achieved with exercise, correct eating and spoonfuls of discipline. To the delight of many of the learners, and a few of us too, they lifted and carried their own weight on goalposts and kettlebells with ease, shrieks and gasps from the audience propelling them higher and higher. Despite their heroics, they simply stated, “it starts with how you stand.”
The fitness fanatics that Letshego Moshoeu and Gugu Zulu – our Kellogg’s Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge ambassadors – are…even they were in awe of the fearless antics of the G-Core trio, with Letshego saying she wished her core was that strong!
Musician Nothende continued the message about the simple things as she rounded up the second half of the 50-Hour Sports Challenge. She had gems about going for regular runs, eating the correct food and being positive. An avid sportswoman in her school years, she told of how, as a teenager, she had loved keeping her body active, emphasising that a healthy body is one of the keys to a healthy mind. A great cardio workout followed as she sang and danced with the children.
With the Johannesburg leg of the 7th Kellogg’s Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge drawing to a close, thousands of learners, their teachers and community coordinators have heard the message!
Thanks to Kellogg’s Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge ambassadors Gugu Zulu and Letshego Moshoeu, musician Nothende Madumo, professional core trainers Gravity Core SA, and the SA fm 60m sprint duo of Busi Phakathi and Nickolas Bauer (you didn’t think we’d forget that?), for their involvement in the second half of the 7th Kellogg’s Health of the Nation 50-Hour Sports Challenge – truly taking it home to the kids.
Thanks too to Kellogg’s, Kia Motors, Virgin Active, City of Joburg, SA fm, Good Hope fm, and Supersport Let’s Play for their continued support as we take the message of healthy living to the nation’s children.