The #IChoose2BActive Women in Fitness Webinar hosted by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture in celebration of women’s month was hosted at Riviera Hotel in Vereeniging on 31st of August.

80 Women came under one roof at Riviera Hotel in Vereeniging for an all-day workshop and dialogue, which was aimed at empowering women in how-to resources in understanding and embracing a physically active lifestyle.

“The Department of Sports, Arts and Culture said, this was a program through which we are sending a message that we want to have a healthy nation. We are promoting the idea that people must move and through that movement you get the desire to get into sports,” said Deputy Director General – Corporate Services of Department of Sports, Arts and Culture – Mandisa Tshikwatamba.

Plus-size activist Connie Mofokeng shared how she keeps fit and urged people to stop body shaming themselves.

“On this day we learned more about how to take care of our bodies.  Exercise by taking walks, skipping and drinking lot of fluids, said one attendee.

Part of the programme included Breakaway sessions, which saw the women dissecting topics of: GBVF in the Fitness Space, Monetizing Fitness Passion, Obesity and Culture as well as Obesity and Mental Health. The sessions were led by different panellists including: Dr Bridgette Goieieman, Mpumi Manyisi, Dikeledi Seleka and Dr Thabang Molefe.

 There were different types of women from all walks of life, so we got different perspectives from different women based on their experiences and they were open and willing to share their own experiences,” said Dr Bridgette Goieieman.

Submitted by: Cornelius D. Mofokeng.